Mindful Arts And Fitness
4th Degree Black Belt in Hapkdo and TaeKwondo. Self defense classes taught to all ages. Tai Chi and Qiqong practitioner for over 25 years. Meditation instructor for children and adults. Hired as a contractor for the City of Bellevue Parks and Rec. Professional instructor since 1991. Focus on health off the whole person, development of body and mind.
I like to connect with people and help them to feel more energized and focused. I like to offer my skill set so others may benefit from a healthier body, a stronger mind, and a better appreciation of self. Regards self defense I want others to feel safer and more empowered.. to discover the strength within.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Email and/or phone contact. Discuss what their needs are. Then pick a place that is suited for them: an existing class I offer, or I go to their location.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Study of Mediation and Tai Chi / Chi Kung soince the early 1990's (no degrees are offered with this kind of study.) 4th degree black belts earned in Hapkido And TaeKwondo. 1st degree in Aikido. Study of Judo and Jujitsu. Many years of training and competitions.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
For existing classes, there is a fee paid for the class session. (Currently to the city of Bellevue Parks and Rec.) For private group or individual lessons there is a per hour or rate, depending on number of emplyess needed and space provided. Average of $75 per hour.
How did you get started teaching?
After training beginning in my teen years, I began instructing at my own studio in my early 20'sand contracted with the city of Bellevue and the city of Redmond in the 1990's.
What types of students have you worked with?
Adults, families, school age children. Currently teach Meditation to Middle schoolers. Teach Tai Chi and Chi Kung (Mindful Movement Class) to adults including seniors.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
Leading Middle schools student though a self defense course, watching their confidence grow as they became comfortable and confident with the techniques.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Be wary of contracts for long terms. You should be able to talk with the instructor that will be leading your class. You should like that person, and how they treat the other students. You should be allowed to watch a class first (if a group session.)
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Any past training? Likes or dislikes from that? Any injuries or issues with the body? What are your goals? Fitness, relaxation, mind body connection, etc...Will this class fill those boxes?