… the instructors

Chunmei Yang:

Before I moved to Australia I was a qualified High School Teacher in China. Once in  Australia, I obtained a double degree in Business and Accountancy from Griffith University and worked in the financial industry for more than 6 years. I have always been grateful that I was brought to Australia to learn these things, but the more I did them, I realised they weren’t my passion.

Even though Tai Chi is officially a national sport of China, I didn’t learn it until I moved to Australia. My first teacher was an amazing man who taught Tai Chi in New Farm park until he died at the age of 97! As I practiced more and learned the many health benefits of Tai Chi, I wanted to share this with as many people as possible and make the world a better place. Some people find it hard to learn traditional Tai Chi sets, and I found this frustrating, but then I discovered Dr Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health Institute and the easy to learn modified programs created so that people of all abilities can experience the benefits of Tai Chi.

Through Dr Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health Institute, I am a Certified Tai Chi Instructor and Leader of both the Tai Chi for Arthritis and Tai Chi for Diabetes programs. I am also a Certified Personal Trainer, helping many people improve the quality of their health for many years; a Massage Therapist; qualified Nutrition Consultant; and have a black belt in  Taekwondo.

I love teaching fitness and particularly enjoy when students give great feedback about how they feel after training, and when parents respond about their children’s improvement physically, mentally and emotionally.

Greg Hooper:

I started Tai Chi with Chunmei a couple of years ago and have enjoyed and benefited enormously from  her teaching. To the small extent I can, I would like to share that enjoyment and the health benefits with others now that I am a Certified Tai Chi Instructor and Leader of the Tai Chi for Arthritis program through Dr Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health Institute.

Before retiring I was an academic (PhD Psychiatry – though not a clinician) and I have an interest in understanding the experience of Tai Chi within a scientific context.

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention programs through Dr Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health Institute, of which I am also a Senior Trainer.