Tai chi Therapeutics (5 CEUs Pending)
The course provides an overview of the history of tai chi as a mind-body practice, and its relationship to Chinese medicine and Chinese concepts such as yin/yang, 5-element theory, and meridians or channels. Students will learn breathing methods, individual postures, and the Yang family tai chi short form as a therapeutic model for clinical use, and as the basis for their own health and well-being.
Robert Hoffman received his master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Yo San University, and his doctorate from Five Branches University. In addition, he is currently a Phd candidate at Zhejiang Chinese Medicine University in Hangzhou, China, where he travels several times a year for additional study and clinical rotations. Rob began studying Chinese martial arts in Los Angeles working with many great teachers such as Sifu Buck Sam Kong, Master Nzazi Malonga, Zhang Hong Mei, and Master Su Zifang. He has studied the Yang 108 long form with Sifu James Wing Woo, Yangjia michuan with Oso Tayari Casel, and qigong with Michael Winn, Ken Cohen, and several teachers in the Ni Family lineage. He continues his studies of xingyi and bagua with Shifu Jonathan Wang, and regularly travels to Nanjing, China to study Chen style taiji with Shifu's Gao Xiu Bao and Gao Xiu Ming.