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Tai Chi Resume

Studies in Tai Chi Chu’an
  • 1980-2015 classes with Judith A. Chambliss, Cloud Hands Northwest, Portland, OR

  • 1989 and ongoing with Bradford Bennett, PhD, Univ of Virginia & San Fran State, San Francisco, CA

  • 1981 to January 1995 with Hubert H. Lui (deceased), Cloud Hands West, San Francisco, California

  • 1991 to 1999 special instruction in Elders courses with Shizu Lofton (deceased), Cloud Hands, Chicago, Il

  • Ph.D.   1992.  Poetics.  New York University, New York, New York. 

  • M.A.  1979.  Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.  Major Eng Lit; Minor French Lit. 

  • B.A.  1972.  State Univ. of New York at Stony Brook.  Major Eng Lit; Minor French Lit.

Summary of Teaching Experience
  • 2024, April & May.  Pier 57, Park Level, Manhattan, NYC, volunteer classes twice a week.

  • 2011-2019: fall 2022, spring & fall 2023, Greenbrook Sanctuary, NJ Parks, Tenafly, NJ

  • 2009-2016: classes, Pilates-on-Fifth, 501 Fifth Ave, NYC.  Kathrine & Kimberly Corp, Directors.

  • 2014: Columbia University, NYC.  Dodge Fitness Center. 6 week session (winter).

  • 1999-2010: Stuyvesant Town Recreation Department/Tishman Speyer. Recreation Office, 5 Stuyvesant Oval, New York, NY 10009. Paul Latimer, Fitness Director.

  • January 1999 to April 2006: Sol Goldman Y at 14th Street.  Michael Meehan, General Manager.

  • April 1998 to June 2001: Three weekly private classes in annual 10-week outdoor sessions, Cloud Hands Manhattan:  Beginning (Part I) Chi Kung, and Continuing (Part II). 

  • October 1993 to April 1998: Started first program of Tai Chi classes for all levels & for Elders and Disabled at The 92nd St Y,1395 Lexington Ave, NYC 10128. David Schmeltzer, Fitness Director  (retired).

  • September 1990 to June 1992: Asser Levy Community Center, NYC Parks Bureau at East 23rd Street & Asser Levy Place, NYC.

  • Spring 1992: Carmine Street Recreation Center, NYC Parks Bureau. Carmine & 7th Ave, NYC.

Workshops, Conferences & Demonstrations 
  • Annual Tai Chi National Reunions Bay Area, students of H. H. Lui, full week Tai Chi workshops, and instruction each June, 1989-2013; ongoing annual participation as instructor since 1991 except for June 2020; scheduled to teach at Westerbeke in Sonoma, CA, June 16-20, 2024. 

  • Greenbrook Sanctuary, NJ Parks Dept.  Seasonal outdoor workshops Sept 2011-Oct 2019 (program discontinued due to Covid-19). 

  • Cresskill Public Library, Cresskill, NJ.  Workshop for beginning and continuing students, Jan 19- Oct 18, 2018.  Rita Browning (now retired), Library Director.

  • Annual Tai Chi Regional Bay Area February Retreats, students of H. H. Lui, workshops and instruction, Asilomar & Westerbeke, 1991-92; as instructor 1996-1997, 1999-2006, 2009-2016. 

  • Annual Tai Chi Retreat Cloud Hands Northwest (Tai Chi and Chi Kung) with Judith A. Chambliss in Gearhart, Oregon:  October 1996, 1998-2001, 2005-2007, 2009-2017. 

  • Special work on Tai Chi Elders form (Parts I-III) with Shizu Lofton at Tai Chi Reunions June 1992-1999; on Seated Panda Form Parts I&II, June 1998; workshop on teaching, June 2000. 

  • Ba Gua Meditations and Healing Techniques with Dr.  Peique Xie, Chinese medical doctor from Beijing, China, through the Association for Traditional Studies: 

    1. June 27, 1996 in San Francisco, California at Fort Mason, and 

    2. September 5-7, 1997 at Lightworks, Glen Cove, NY, through the Association of Traditional Studies, Boulder, Colorado. 

  • Cloud Hands Manhattan, hosted Tai Chi & Chi Kung March 15 & 16, 1997; instructors Judith Chambliss & Allan Zee at the 92nd Street Y. 

  • Weekend Tai Chi workshop w/Chungliang Wong, Central Michigan Univ., March 1996. 

  • Demonstration & lecture, Parkinson’s Foundation at invitation of Dr. Lucien Coté, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, 1993 & 1994. 

  • Special work on Tai Chi Elders form (Parts I through III) with Shizu Lofton and Robbie Geist, White Crane Wellness Center, Chicago (3 days), 1991.

Additional Skills & Experience 


  • Readings, performances & collaborations with composers, musicians and painters

  • Publications in journals in U.S., Canada and U.K.  

  • Books published by Kearns, Howard & Walker (The Roses and The Chairs) with artist, Gloria Matuszewski (2022 & 2024, respectively)

  • Member Poetry Society of America; Poets House


  • 40 years as Amnesty International Volunteer in Portland, Oregon and New York City 

  • Experienced events coordinator 

  • Former Amnesty International Death Penalty Abolition Coordinator for New York Metro Area · Current member of NYC Local Groups 9&280 


  • Translation experience: French, Spanish, German (as English speaker)

  • Experience in computer arts, including Microsoft Office, Outlook, Power Point & Excel 

  • High-speed typist 

  • 35+ years in corporate legal administration 

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