Sara & Michael Stenson's
study of Yang style T'ai Chi Form, Animal Forms, Eight Ways,
Sword, Push Hands and Ta Lu began over forty two years ago. They have studied with Grand Master
Cheng Man-ch'ing's senior students and have taught T'ai Chi at Rocky Mountain T'ai Chi Ch'uan
at Fort Collins, Boulder & Golden Colorado, Naropa Institute, Puget Sound T'ai Chi Ch'uan in
Seattle and at the 1997 Dalai Lama's Conference on Education. They have also taught the
Eight Ways Fall Prevention program to seniors in the Northwest and Rocky Mountain regions.
Michael's abiding interests in horses and eastern philosophy have led him to characterize himself
as a Taoboy. He loves to ride his appaloosa, Sage and attends horsemanship clinics whenever
possible. Michael has taught interpersonal communication, organization development and other
adult education classes since the late 60s and is working on a book currently titled
Chi Gung - Eight Ways To Graceful Aging and Ox Herding In America
Sara grew up riding fence and herding cattle on a ranch in eastern Wyoming. She
studies horsemanship and dressage on her mustang, Eliseo.
With over thirty years of experience as a Shiatsu massage therapist for riders and
horses, Sara brings to this work an understanding of anatomy, body mechanics, physiology
and principles of movement that enable her to put the body/mind connection into concrete
and practical terms.