TRACE TURVILLE KONERKO
My work is to bring Taijiquan (T'ai Chi Ch'uan) and Qigong to all arenas of life; from teens and adults searching for balance and strength in a modern world, to corporate mindfulness, to those living with chronic conditions, illness or injury. I have worked with patients at the Othmer Cancer Center, taught Taijiquan to undergraduate and graduate students at California Institute of the Arts, Loyola Marymount University, and Occidental College, and more recently I have had the joy of working with elementary age children to cultivate patience and awareness through the lens of these ancient traditions.
My weekly Taiji classes are rooted in the Yang Style Long Form (108) and Wudang Taiji 18. My Qigong classes draw from many forms such as Bu Zheng Qigong, The Nine Phases of Qi Cultivation, The Eight Brocades, The Five Elements, Wudang Qigong, Animal Frolics and more. I strive to bring these practices together in a way that create physical health, inner awareness, and healing.
I began my practice of The Yang Style Long Form of Taijiquan over twenty-five years ago under the guidance of Sherry Tschernisch in Los Angeles, California. My training and inspiration has continued throughout the years with such renowned teachers as Dr. Roger Jahnke OMD of the Institute for Integral Qigong and T’ai Chi, Daoist Scholar Solala Towler and Master Zhou Ju Bu in China.