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!
Steve is not only an excellent teacher but an avid student. One never knows what “new” nugget he will bring to class.
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 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!
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.
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.
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!
In attending Steve’s classes, I have always experienced a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Steve is well knowledged in his practice, and he has a great sense of humor that he brings to his teachings.
The bone breathing technique is really beneficial. I can already feel benefits. Thank you for this opportunity to continue healing.