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Mary Christianson has practiced Taoist Internal Arts for 35+ years.

• First person certified to teach the Wu Style Tai Chi Long Form by Lineage Master Bruce Frantzis who learned from Taoist Sage Liu Hung Chieh in Beijing

• Teaching assistant of Master Frantzis, 1989-94, has studied Tai Chi, Qigong, Bagua Zhang, and Meditation with him since the mid-1980’s

• Studied with Master B.P. Chan in NYC for 10 years

More

• Taught Tai Chi, Qigong, and meditation in New York City, Berkeley, at the Center for International Medicine and the Aikido Institute both in Oakland, California, and at Brookline Tai Chi in Brookline, Massachusetts

• Teaches people of all ages and abilities from beginning to advanced

• Developed meditation and Qigong programs for young people on the Autism Spectrum and those with ADHD and other neurological differences

Other education

• B.A. in visual arts from Bennington College

• Teaching certification from Dominican College, San Rafael, California

• Studied Chinese language at Hunter College, NYC and Taiwan National Normal University


Mary Christianson with Master Bruce Frantzis. Still image from Wu Style Tai Chi Short Form instructional video, 1989.

Mary Christianson with Master Bruce Frantzis. Still image from Wu Style Tai Chi Short Form instructional video, 1989.

Mary Christianson demonstrates Wu Style Tai Chi Part the Wild Horse’s Mane.

Mary Christianson demonstrates Wu Style Tai Chi Part the Wild Horse’s Mane.

 
Mary Christianson demonstrates Wu Style Tai Chi Single Whip. Minnesota Tai Chi.

Mary Christianson demonstrates Wu Style Tai Chi Single Whip. Minnesota Tai Chi.

Mary Christianson and Master B.P. Chan demonstrate Bagua applications at the Tai Chi Farm in Warwick, NY, mid-1980’s.

Mary Christianson and Master B.P. Chan demonstrate Bagua applications at the Tai Chi Farm in Warwick, NY, mid-1980’s.

Mary Christianson and Master B.P Chan demonstrate Bagua applications at the Tai Chi Farm, mid-1980’s.

Mary Christianson and Master B.P Chan demonstrate Bagua applications at the Tai Chi Farm, mid-1980’s.

Mary Christianson (seated) with students of Women’s Self-Defense class at Brookline Tai Chi, 2003.

Mary Christianson (seated) with students of Women’s Self-Defense class at Brookline Tai Chi, 2003.

Bagua Zhang practice at the beach. Mary Christianson, 1985.

Bagua Zhang practice at the beach. Mary Christianson, 1985.

Masters Bruce Frantzis and B.P. Chan at the Tai Chi Farm, early 1990’s..

Masters Bruce Frantzis and B.P. Chan at the Tai Chi Farm, early 1990’s..

Mary Christianson and Susan Rabinowitz, founder of the Taoist Arts Center in NYC, celebrate Chinese New Year in Li Shan, Taiwan, 1985.

Mary Christianson and Susan Rabinowitz, founder of the Taoist Arts Center in NYC, celebrate Chinese New Year in Li Shan, Taiwan, 1985.