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Tricia Yu M.A. Tricia Yu, M.A former director (1974-2005) of Tai Chi Center in Madison, Wisconsin, one of the oldest and largest schools in the US (now the Tai Chi Center of Madison); owner: Tai Chi Health. She has taught tai chi and qigong since 1972; pioneer in integrating tai chi into medical model exercise therapy.

Teaching tai chi, qigong and meditation has been Tricia's primary occupation since 1972. She has taught thousands of studentsthrough weekly classes at her center, public presentations and professional training seminars. Her teaching emphasizes health of body, mind and spirit and connection to the  earth, larger universe  and circle of all life.

She is a pioneer in developiing programs that make tai chi accessible to people with a wide range of abilities and is the first to integrate tai chi into medical model exercise therapy. She co-created the ROM Dance Range of Motion Exercise and Relaxation Program in 1981, created the Tai Chi Fundamentals Program in 1996. and has collaborated with health care professionals inin developing professional training materials, national seminars and certification testing for both programs. 

Shd has coauthored, articles for American College of Sports Medicine's Health and Fitness Journal, Journal of Rehab Management, American Physical Therapy Association’s Gerinotes, and Massage and Bodywork.Her book,Tai Chi Mind and Body (DK Publishing, London, 2003) features her Tai Chi Fundamentals Program, is available in twelve languages The ROM Dance Program book has been translated into Korean.

As creative director of Uncharted Country Publishing, Tricia has produced a body of   informative, practical and beautiful instructional materials. Leaders in tai chi and health care recommend her instructional DVDs, books and music CDs. Reviewers in Booklist and Video Librarian give them highest rating and Harvard Women's Health Watch has endorsed her Cheng Man Ch'ing Yang Style lineage DVD

Her programs have been featured on Reuters, Medline Plus and dozens of other health sites internationally, in an Associated Press release that appeared in over 25 newspapers nationally, and in a number of professional publications including Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association and Journal of the Occupational Therapy Association, as well as Health Magazine, Prevention Magazine, Fitness Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Weight Watchers Magazine, and Journal of Asian Martial Arts.

Leaders in tai chi and health care recommend her Instructional DVDs, books and CDs. Reviewers in Booklist and Video Librarian give them highest ratings and they are Harvard Women's Health Watch’s recommended resources.

She has lectured at the University of Wisconsin Medical School, conducted seminars for thousands of health care professionals and the public. National conference presentations: American Physical Therapy Association’s Annual Meeting 2001, 2004 and 2005, American College of Sports Medicine's Annual Summit Meeting 2001, Arthritis Foundation’s Annual Scientific Meeting1981, National Wellness Conference Annual meeting 2002International Tai Chi Research Symposium, 2009, US Army Force Health Protection Conference 2009, 2010, American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting, 2011.

Tricia received her BA degree in psychology from DePauw University, and her MA in education from Claremont Graduate University. She began her study of tai chi and taoist meditation in the Republic of China in 1970 with Master Liu Pei Ch'ung and now studies with tai chi Master Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo, Maggie Newman and Grandmaster William C.C. Chen, all students of Grandmaster Cheng Man Ch'ing . She is certified by Masters Lo and Chen.


Meditation, Yang & Chen Style tai chi: Taoist Master Liu Pei Ch’ung  (in Taiwan) 1970-1972

Cheng Man Ch’ing Lineage Yang Style Tai Chi Masters:

Master Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo: 1979-present

Grand Master William C.C. Chen: 1987-present

Master Teacher Maggie Newman: 1981-84, 2000Other Cheng Man Ch'ing Lineage teachers: 1974-present

Tam Gibbs, Robert Smith, Abraham Liu, Ed Young, Kim Kanzelberger, Laura Stone

Qigong: Wei Mo Zhu, Li Jun Feng, Paul Gallagher


 Certified to teach by both Masters Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo and William C.C. Chen.



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