Lisa has been a student of Tai Chi Chuan since 1994. Lisa began studying the Yang Style Short Form from her husband, Robert Thompson. Since that time, Lisa has studied the Yang Style Long Form, Tai Chi Fan Form, and Tai Chi Sword Form. In addition, she has studied various Qigong forms and meditation. Lisa has been teaching Tai Chi since 2002.
Along with teaching the Yang Style Short Form, Long Form, and weapons forms, Lisa also teaches various Qigong forms, including Eight Pieces of Brocade. Each class includes stretching and joint opening exercises, as well as fundamentals of balance and motion. Lisa teaches beginners and advanced classes.
In addition to her Tai Chi and Qigong practice, Lisa also teaches Belly Dancing. She has studied both Cabaret and American Tribal Styles since 2001. Lisa teaches at various locations in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. To find out more about Lisa’s Belly Dance classes, visit her website at Native Moon Belly Dance.
Ben began his Tai Chi Chuan training in 1998. He has studied the Yang Style Long Form, Yang 49 Posture Demo Form, Tai Chi Fan Form, Tai Chi Sword Form and Tai Chi Cane Partner Form. Ben has studied various Qigong forms, including Eight Pieces of Brocade, Six Healing Sounds, Tai Chi Ball Qigong, and Wild Goose Qigong.
Ben has studied various forms of martial arts for over 30 years. He enjoys teaching and maintains a fun atmosphere in class. He guides the student in the foundations of Tai Chi Chuan, focusing on the Yang Family Style. Ben also teaches Qigong principles, focusing on health and wellness. Though self defense is not taught, the classes do include the martial art principles of Tai Chi Chuan. In addition, he has developed specialized programs for seniors to improve balance, strength, and wellness. Ben has created stress management programs based on Qigong and Meditation for several support groups. He has taught workshops and performed demonstrations at Kutztown University, Princeton University, Grand View Hospital and St Luke’s Hospital.
Ben received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College and is President of Microwave Power Labs, LLC in Telford. Besides his martial arts interests, Ben enjoys cycling, hiking and camping, and tinkering with cars. He resides in Doylestown with his wife, Ellen.