I began studying Tai Chi and Qigong with Nam Hoa Temple Internal Arts Master Jim Scott-Behrends in 2000 in my hometown of Scotts Valley, Ca. I fell in love with this style of Tai Chi/Qi Gong because it integrated movement and mindfulness into one practice. I directly experienced improved strength, balance and a sense of well being because of my tai chi practice. I am certified to teach Nam Hoa Longevity Tree Qigong Form and Nam Hoa Yang Application Form.
In November of 2011 I had the opportunity to study with Dr. Paul Lam who developed the internationally recognized Tai Chi for Health Programs. I have studied with Master Trainers Robin Malby, Marty Kidder, Hei Takarabe, Bill Pickett, Becky Rahe and Hong Yang. I am a certified Tai Chi for Health Instructor in the Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention Form Part 1 and Part 2. I have taken the master class for Yang 24 Forms and Sun 73 Forms with Dr. Lam.
I have studied Tai Chi Philosophy, Peng Zu Qigong and in depth study of the Yang 24 Forms with Hong Yang.
I am currently studying 24 Postures Therapeutic Qigong with Bill and Linda Pickett. I was also introduced to Shibashi Qigong with Bill Pickett and received more instruction from Becky Rahe.
I have been a Tai Chi/Qigong instructor at Dominican Hospital’s Personal Enrichment Program since July 2011. I taught Tai Chi and Qi Gong at Mid-County Senior Center from September 2007-December 2016.
I live in Santa Cruz County, California. I am grateful to my husband, Tom Bush and our two grown sons David and Matt for their enduring love and support. I am retired from my job as a pediatric occupational therapist after working at Dominican Hospital for 18 years and Stanford University Hospital prior to that. As an OT I worked with adults in rehabilitation and acute care in my early career and later specialized in NICU OT. My hobbies are studying and practicing Tai Chi and Qi Gong, mindfulness practice, reading, bird watching, and photography.
I am available for consultation for corporate wellness events.
To contact me by phone call 831-227-7073, or email me at email@example.com