I was first introduced to Yang Style Tai Chi while living in Fairbanks Alaska. I was looking for relief from a low back injury and found the stretching movements of the slow set very therapeutic. I studied with the Taoist Tai Chi group for eight years and taught beginner classes for two years. After moving back to Colorado I continued to practice the slow set but really missed working out with a good instructor and a group. I met David Koos and he led me to Roger Skiles who was teaching Dong Family style and frequently attending workshops led by Alex. I began attending the West Water camp and have been a regular there since 2001. Alex's teaching reinforced by Roger has opened an ever expanding world of Tai Chi for me. I am pursuing several forms including Slow Set , Family Set, Hao, and Sword. I currently teach a Slow Set class one night a week.
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado
Roger hosts an annual training camp each April for Alex and his students at Westwater, Utah. This unique camp, located in an unpopulated area of the famed Colorado River Canyon Country, has excellent energy for training and has become a favorite to students around the world.