Tai chi has been called the grand ultimate with so many different elements combined into the same exercise. Being able to use visualizations and separate the different aspects of tai chi out like breathing can help with being able to integrate these different elements together. Using classical tai chi footwork is more natural and creates good habits about moving the feet first. Many people ask about modified tai chi. Feel empowered by the modifications that you make that are in line with your abilities and understanding now. It is good for your mind to be challenged as well as being confident.
Teaching different styles of tai chi creates the opportunity to understand the advantages of each style
Years of Experience
Focus on basics
Rose fell in love with Tai chi's grace and flow over 35 years ago. Working in a hospital setting, at a young age she was interested in who aged well and was impressed by tai chi being an "elixar of youth"
Over the years Rose has studied many tai chi forms and varieties of qigong. Her style is eclectic and fits with the group that she is teaching. She has studied simple versions to the classic styles and extracts what works for improving the way we move every day and the way we use our hearts and brains to connect to ourselves and others. The classic styles are what can give a more comprehensive understanding of the way that we move but can also take more time to learn.
Rose has always sort the best of teachers and is appreciative of the depth of experience that they all have. These teachers have brought many things from how to convey tai chi in the simplist ways to how to move through life. Her other interests include systema which is a Russian soft martial art looking at the essentials of self defence in a relaxed and efficient way.
Rose has an M.A. in psychology and enjoys the stress reduction aspects of tai chi as well as some of the beautiful imagery. Rose has represented New Zealand in taichi and pushhands as well as appearing in books on classic tai chi (Traditional Yang Style Tai Qi Quan: A detailed explanation in Chinese and English by Tang Yu-Shiun).
Rose's interest in health and wellbeing extends beyond Tai Chi. She does individual energy healing sessions, works with nutrition to offer individualised nutrition plans and highlights other resources that might work for you. She has studied nutrition through T Colin Campbell Centre at Cornell University. Rose's interest in health and wellbeing has been pragmatic having elderly parents to look after, a child with health issues and having experienced chronic fatigue. Tai chi has been excellent for her because of the efficiencies for energy and controlling the mind.
Rose began teaching Tai Chi over 25 years ago. She has taught full time and was one of the first teachers employed by the ACC falls prevention program. Rose has seen some fabulous results over ther years, people moving out of wheelcchairs to significantly improving their arthritis, improving backs, feeling calmer to name a few. Rose has taught tai chi teachers, in work environments, children, one to one, in retirement villagers at hospital level and with dementia patients. Rose is dedicated to passing on the benefits of this ancient art.