1st Set, 2nd Set &
Pai Da Gong
From the time I was a little girl, I always knew that I wanted to be a teacher. My interests led me to becoming a Physical Education Teacher with special training as an Adapted Physical Education Specialist. For 35 years I have worked with people with mobility problems. I taught for 25 years in the West Contra Costa Unified School District, and am currently teaching at Solano Community College in Fairfield working with adults who have had strokes, multiple sclerosis, back injuries, or traumatic brain injuries, as well as a myriad of other conditions. Through this experience, I have developed my own style of working with individuals – encouraging personal improvement by setting realistic goals and expectations. I have a BA degree in Physical Education and an MS degree in Holistic Health Education. I also teach classes in Brain Gym and Touch for Health as well as developing classes in Mind-Body Awareness. Many of my personal movement choices are a reflection of my almost 20 years of practicing qigong, first with Larry Wong of San Francisco and then with Master Hui Liu of the Wen Wu School of Martial Arts in El Cerrito. I am one of the four teachers who have been teaching Dayan Qigong at the Wen Wu School for the past ten years. I also teach Wild Goose Qigong at the West Contra Costa Adult School and at Solano Community College. I was fortunate to travel to China twice with Master Liu to meet Grandmaster Yang Mei Jung, the venerable 27th Grandmaster of the Kunlun Mountain School of Dayan Qigong. It was exciting to meet such a leader who was responsible for sharing this formerly secret healthcare practice with the public, in China and …. ultimately through her students… to the world. The power of her presence was huge even though her stature was small. She died at the age of 108 after almost 95 years of practice. What a testimony she was to the benefits of life long qigong practice. At the core of my own teaching practice is the belief that everyone, regardless of his or her current physical condition, can participate in Dayan Qigong and derive some personal benefit. Movements and visualizations can even be done from a sitting position if necessary. Please contact me if you would like to discuss your needs.
I have been a WWS certified 1st Set DYQG teacher since 1999, and became a certified 2nd Set DYQG instructor in the fall of 2009. In addition to DYQG, I teach meditation, stress management, employee wellness and other health related classes, including two Parkinson’s and the Art of Moving classes (developed by John Argue) at Kaiser Permanente, in Hayward, California.