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Jeanbaptiste and the Pouncing Tiger

On my last day of vacation, while on a cruise celebrating my mother’s 90th birthday, I had the great fortune of meeting a young man, Jeanbaptiste, age 11, who immediately understood the deep connections between practicing the Tai Chi Animal … Continue reading

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Mini-residency at Midvale Elementary School in Madison

In late December, 2011, teachers at Midvale Elementary requested that I come to their school and help the second graders relax, refresh, and refocus which was getting very difficult to do as the holidays approached. I was hired by the … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Health and Physical Education (WHPE) Conference 2011

On October 27, 2011 I taught a Tai  Chi Animal Frolics workshop to a group of highly motivated physical education  majors, teachers, and health educators at their annual conference, held this year at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells. … Continue reading

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My Successful Tai Chi/Qigong Program in a Public School

“Tai Chi Animal Frolics: Introducing Tai Chi and Qigong in Public School Settings”appeared as a featured article in the online journal, Into Mountains, Over Streams in their September issue. It explains the history behind the development of the Tai Chi … Continue reading

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Cranes of the World Festival 2011

It was a beautiful, crisp fall day at the Cranes of the World Festival on September 24th. Located at the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin, the yearly festival celebrates the environmental importance of cranes and their habitats throughout the … Continue reading

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A Week of Mindfulness with Thich Nhat Hanh

In August, I spent a deeply memorable week at a retreat with the venerable Buddhist teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh. The retreat, called “Body and Mind are One” was  held at the YMCA of the Rockies, a place of great beauty … Continue reading

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Tai Chi Animal Frolics in Nepal

Susan Webster, Tai Chi friend and U.W. Social Work professor, got a quick lesson from me in the Tai Chi Animal Frolics form before leaving on a journey to Nepal with a group of her Social Work students. She and … Continue reading

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A respite from the relentless stress of daily life.

On these pages you will find information about the Tai Chi Animal Frolics, a peaceful, soothing method to bring balance to your life and the lives of others, whether at home, school or work. About The foundation of this program … Continue reading

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Tai Chi Animal Frolics DVD

You may purchase this 90+ minute instructional DVD for 39.95 plus 6.00 shipping/handling. Allow two weeks for delivery.

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UW-Whitewater Early Childhood Conference 4/9/11

This year’s Tai Chi Animal Frolics workshops at the annual Whitewater conference were lively and engaging as usual. Teachers and daycare providers learned a simple and useful technique to relax, refresh, and refocus with the peaceful pattern of the Tai … Continue reading

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