Stuart is a qualified fitness instructor and personal trainer as well as chief Tai Chi instructor with Tai Chi Your Way. He began his in Tai Chi journey at the age of 19 under the guidance of Master Charles Thackaberry. He worked his way through the forms to advanced long form, weapons forms and martial application training .
He has trained in the birthplace of Tai Chi - Chenziagou, China with Grand Master Chen Xiao Wang and Master Chen Zichang. His path has also led him to India where he has been initiated into Kriya Yoga by his Indian Gurudeva Swami Sadhadananda Giri.
Stuart likes soft jazz (except when preparing for a philosophy workshop when Guns n Roses work better). His favourite move is Forrest Gump and he can be found reading Gilead by Marilynne Robinson or Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz. He enjoys Indian & Italian food and his favourite places are India & China for personal development and Rome for happy memories.
Fav quote "Life isn't about how hard you can hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward." Rocky Balboa
Stuart teaches regular daytime and evening Tai Chi classes in the Dublin 12 area including Kimmage , Walkinstown and Perrystown as well as teaching in many special needs and drug rehabilitation programmes.
He is also available for individual instruction in Tai chi Chuan or Qi Gong.
Foundation, intermediate, advanced and teacher levels
Mini, short and long hand forms
Sword, staff, fan and ball forms
Partner practice - push hand - all levels and fighting sets
Chi Kung - all aspects
Meditation - all aspects
QCT (Stuart, along with Master Charles Thackaberry and Jane Bailey, founded and created Quantum Coherence Therapy (quantumcoherencetherapy.com), a unique method of energy healing that focuses on self care).
Medical Qi Gong
Hopi Ear Candeling
Tuesdays & Thursdays 7.30pm - 9.30pm The Wellness Centre, 33 Ravensdale Park, Kimmage, Dublin 12. Cost: €15 per class or €25 for the two classes in same week.
Wednesdays 10am to 12 noon at Greenhills Community Centre, Greenhills, Dublin 12.
Fridays 10am to 12 noon at Perrystown/Manor Estate Community Centre, Limekiln Lane, Dublin 12.
Private classes/individual sessions available by arrangement.