“I am still amazed at how much I have benefited from her class… I am now able to walk up and down stairs with much less pain and feel much more limber in all of my activities.”
Blending the special healing powers of Qigong and Taichi to promote improved wellbeing
Wendy Smith is a highly experienced student and instructor of Qigong and Taichi with many years of experience teaching the forms and techniques to a variety of audiences, ranging from 8 to 93 years of age.
Her unique style is a blend of different approaches resulting from study with four different Masters, emphasizing the special needs of her clientele, the seasonal needs of our bodies and the combination of both active and passive Qigong.
Wendy has special expertise in teaching people in the second half of life. Primarily teaching Sun style Taichi, she also teaches Yang style. She prefers Sun style, since it is particularly adapted to beginners and to those with arthritis as well as other physical challenges. Wendy likes to use humor and variety to engage students. Then once they are engaged, she challenges them gently to go beyond their expectations.
Besides her personal experiences with Qigong, she has completed extensive
training in the field, including studies at the Qigong Institute of Rochester and
workshops with world-renowned Qigong Masters Yang Yang, Roger Jahnke and
Ken Cohen, author of the well-known book, The Way of Qigong, the Art and
Science of Chinese Energy Healing, as well as Pragata, trained in Buddhist Qigong
from the Shaolin Monastery. She is certified in Tai Chi for Arthritis through Dr.
Paul Lam’s Tai Chi Productions and certified in Qigong by Master Yang Yang
through the Center for Taiji Studies. A long-time student of meditation, she
practices with the Blooming Lilac Sangha, following the teachings of Zen Master
Thich Nhat Hanh.
Due to popular student demand, she produced a DVD entitled Qigong with
Wendy, now available as a video download, entitled, Qigong with Walking Animal
frolics, focusing on movements for health and vitality. For more information
about her multiple video downloads (AM Qigong, PM Qigong, Seated Qigong and
meditation, etc.), classes, background, techniques, and testimonials, please visit
her website at www.agelessqigong.com