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Alee

Alee’s journey with Tung Family T’ai Chi began in 2001 in Missoula, MT. Over the past 16 years she has practiced alone and with other Tung family students and schools across the western U.S. The practice of T’ai Chi is one that requires dedication with unparalleled benefits for the mind and body. T’ai Chi has become a lifelong path of learning, discovery, and relaxation. Alee’s training has included several weekend camps and weeklong seminars with Master Tung Kai Ying and Master Tung Chen Wei to further her knowledge and understanding of the various T’ai Chi forms. Alee teaches with a relaxed and curious style that encourages exploration and manipulation of energy through continuous movements. She moved to Anchorage in 2009 after finishing her master’s degree in the intermountain west. She continues to travel yearly to attend classes offered by the Tung family. In her free time she loves to ski or garden, depending on the season. She also loves baking homemade bread year-round. 


Alee instructs the following:
  • T'ai Chi
  • What is Tiger Mountain T'ai Chi Qigong?

    Tiger Mountain T'ai Chi Qigong takes movements from the Yang Form and puts them in a different order with different transitions. This "Yang Form" is a style of T'ai Chi that involves an 89-movement form that is practiced slowly. It can take as little as 30 minutes and as long as 80 minutes. Yang style is one of the most popular t’ai chi forms across China and the U.S. This introductory class offers beginning students the opportunity to learn the basics in terms of stepping, balancing, and sitting to access Tan T’ien and facilitate movement of energy during Qigong. Tiger Mountain Qigong was conceived and named after Master Tung Hu Ling. This class is ALL LEVELS.

    What can a beginner expect from this class?

    If practiced regularly, one will learn the entire sequence of Tiger Mountain Tai Chi Qigong. With daily practice, students should find a new confidence in their movements, a growing stillness in mind and body, and a new curiosity into the movements they have been learning.

    What are the benefits of T'ai Chi?

    Calming the mind, focused concentration, increased confidence, and increased physical stability and body conditioning are achieved when one practices each day. T'ai Chi is an internal art that utilizes intention and thought and is not based on physical strength. The strength, agility, and increased stability that is achieved occurs simultaneously as the mind calms to movement.

    Why Alee practices:

    It's a practice that consistently provides me with a guidance in learning my body's weaknesses and strengths without overexertion. I am regularly in a state of self cultivation or continued learning as the principles of the art become clearer and yet, there is always more to learn. I am internally motivated to understand the principles that are shaping the calm mind, inner joy, and soft but strong body that is following me through my youth and into my middle adult aged years.