Steve is not only an excellent teacher but an avid student. One never knows what “new” nugget he will bring to class.
Every class leaves me with a WOW because I learn something important for my health and well being. For example, I notice my singing in a choir is much better from the breathing and microcosmic exercises.
I was always a fast walker. But after I had my stroke, that all changed. I stopped walking with my kids because I was so slow I couldn’t keep up with them.
Now, after learning how to walk with my Dan Tian, I realized I can keep up with my children again!
The bone breathing technique is really beneficial. I can already feel benefits. Thank you for this opportunity to continue healing.
While traveling around the Pacific Northwest and schlepping my bags, I found that I was getting tired out. When we got off the ferry in Seattle and had to go up several steep slopes to our hostel, I finally remembered Steve’s story about the guy doing mountain climbing and throwing out his dantian to help him move up the mountain. I figured that I’d give it a try up the hills of Seattle.
So I tried it and noticed an amazing facility walking up the street. What did I find at the top of the First Street? Elliott Street… I gave a nod to Steve in thanksgiving for a very cool thing to do. I used that technique multiple times on the rest of the trip.
Thank you for the energy and expertise you bring to our community. You really are a favorite among our Elders.
Excellent Tai Chi Instructor. Steve is a kind, caring, patient instructor with years of wisdom and an infectious passion for Tai Chi. Highly recommended!
I can’t think of that many positives during the COVID-19 pandemic, but my Zoom introduction to Tai Chi through Steve Elliott at Blue Heron Tai Chi definitely was a positive! Yes, it was different from an in-person class, but Steve managed to make it fun even for a klutz like me. Of course, the grace of Tai Chi was front and center; however, Steve’s extensive knowledge of the health benefits and the martial arts aspects of this ancient discipline also were included, but not in a heavy-handed way. His unending patience and humor made classes a pleasure. If you are curious about Tai Chi, I highly recommend Steve Elliott!
Thanks for all you do! I remember when I first started going to Tai Chi with you I was pretty stiff and awkward and you helped me learn to relax and listen to my body. I think that has helped me perform better at work, which then allowed me to get this great new job and obtain my dream of moving back to HI!