Instructors at the Tai Chi and Qi Gong with Fang Association focus on the Yang style named after its creator Yang Chen-fu. All instructors have practiced with Master Fang Chih Lee for a minimum of two years, and completed required class time and internships with Master Lee.
A renowned teacher and authority on recreational management, Fang brings the benefits of Tai Chi and Qi Gong to her many students, including children and seniors. With the release of her two DVDs in 2010 and 2011, her growing number of classes in the greater Plymouth area, and her training of new instructors, Fang continues to demonstrate how the ancient Chinese arts she has mastered promote good health and long life.
Call Fang for more class information: 781.588.5421
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Jeanette Gould-Schmidt is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who practiced for almost twenty years, servicing children and adults with a wide range of diagnoses. Prior to her graduate studies Jeanette earned a bachelor’s degree in dance from the Boston Conservatory of Music, which launched her five-year career performing both on and off Broadway. After her retirement from her physical therapy practice, Jeanette began studying Tai Chi with Master Fang-Chih Lee. A year and a half later Jeanette traveled to Taipei to compete in the 2014 Tai Chi World Cup Tournament, along with Fang and nine other students. She received an international silver medal for her performance of the 13-Form. In 2015 Jeanette became a certified Tai Chi instructor. She now teaches Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes at rehabilitation centers and nursing homes in Plymouth, the Sandwich Council on Aging, and the Yoga Center in Marston Mills on Cape Cod. Most recently Jeanette has started a sitting and standing Tai Chi and Qi Gong class at the Spire Center for the Performing Arts in Plymouth. She focuses on a combination of eastern and western medicine to improve students’ overall wellbeing.
A veteran teacher, Peter is a four-time New England Gin Bel Sy gold medalist, and won an International gold medal at the 2014 Tai Chi World Cup in Taipei, Taiwan. He is especially adept at reassuring inexperienced students. Peter is also the co-writer of Fang-Chih Lee’s instructional videos and publications. His deep understanding of Tai Chi and Qi Gong’s philosophical foundations complements his skillful and affable approach to students’ learning.
Call Peter for more class information: 339.832.0163
Natalie's interest in Tai Chi began in the late 1980s, when she saw a man in Boston's Fens at his daily practice. The opportunity to learn came years later, and she jumped at the chance. After nearly a decade of practice with Master Fang-Chih, Natalie has become an international competitor and medalist in Tai Chi hand sets and weapons, and won an International silver medal at the 2014 Tai Chi World Cup in Taipei, Taiwan. She has been a participant and judge for New England Tai Chi Chuan, as well as the International Chinese Martial Arts Championship. Instructor certification deepened her knowledge of Tai Chi principles, history and guidance. She values the lessons she learns from her students as much as what she teaches them.
A graduate of the National Taiwan College of Physical Education, Ya-Li is a certified physical education teacher in Taiwan and is a certified instructor of Tai Chi and Qi Gong here in the United States. She is highly skilled at demonstrating and explaining the postures and movements of Tai Chi and Qi Gong traditions. In addition, Ya-Li's sensitivity allows her to adapt her instruction to her students' needs and capabilities.
Call Ya-Li for more class information: 781.364.0879
Lauren Powers has a life-long love of physical movement and healing. With her background in the arts, holistic health, and special education, she began studying Tai Chi and Qi Gong under Fang-Chih Lee six years ago and remains dedicated to learning more. A popular instructor, Lauren strives to create an inclusive, non-competitive atmosphere. She is easy to follow, explains things clearly, and is able to adapt movements to meet the needs of all types of students. "Tai Chi and Qi Gong have changed my life,” Lauren explains. “I'm stronger, my mind is clearer, I feel calmer, more flexible, and my overall health has improved. This has inspired me to share these wonderful benefits with others, because I love to see people grow and heal."