Tai chi, an ancient Chinese martial art, is practiced to achieve therapeutic benefits such as reduced pain and to promote balance and overall strength.
Michael Leacher, MA, has practiced Tai Chi and Qigong for over thirty years, with an interest in both the health and spiritual aspects of these practices. He received his Qigong Associate Instructor certification from Dr. Ming Wu. He is also an advanced Tai Chi student of Dr. Wu, and has studied Tui Na Therapy with Dr. Wu. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Nutritional Counseling and Related Healing Arts from Lesley University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Michigan. He is also a Certified Instructor of Integral Yoga Hatha, and has studied Yoga, Buddhism, and Taoism, as well as studying and practicing various methods of meditation, throughout his adult life.