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.
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
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.