Studying Tai Chi for more than 14 years, Marsha is focusing her practice on students of all ages with arthritis, balance, stress, flexibility and range of motion issues. She is registered with the Arthritis Foundation – Northern & Southern New England Chapter, and is a member of the Tai Chi for Health Community. Her experience includes working with active seniors at several recreation and senior living communities as well as in medical settings.
She has studied advanced taiji applications and other martial arts including xingyiquan, bagua, and some weapons forms under Paul Mahoney of Great Bay Tai Chi. She has attended seminars with Ramel Rones, Mind-Body Consultant for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Tufts Medical School and Ken Cohen, well known Qigong scholar. She is currently studying a Medical Qigong — Restoration program with Zen Wellness Master Michael Leone of Arizona.
Marsha is certified to teach Sun Style Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Diabetes, and Tai Chi for Back Pain programs developed by Dr. Paul Lam, MD and supported but the Arthritis Foundation of USA. Dr. Paul Lam, a family physician in Sydney, Australia, is a world leader in the field of Tai Chi for health improvement and researcher in tai chi applications for arthritis.
Marsha also teaches Chair Tai Chi and Tai Chi on the Ball and is interested in working with seniors and those who find standing for long periods uncomfortable.
For more advanced students Marsha teaches the Traditional Yang Long Form (108 Form) and Yang 24 Simplified Form and several healing Qigong sets. She is available for private lessons and demonstrations.