Anne Plyler, physical therapist, is passionate about spreading the benefits of Tai Chi for older adults. She is inspired by the patient, persistent presence of this supportive Tai Chi Community and their stories of healing and courage. Through listening and connecting to others, she believes we find our own strength. Anne is excited about expanding the Tai Chi Community in Western North Carolina and is proud of the many former novice participants who have become certified instructors through patient, persistent practice and programs offered or supported by WNC Tai Chi Arthritis.
As an APTA Certified and Advanced Clinical Instructor, Anne, brings 46 years of clinical and teaching excellence to Tai Chi practice. In the 1990’s she was instrumental in bringing Tai Chi workshops to the Western Carolina University campus, to MAHEC and to Mission Hospital. She has been awarded the title of “Outstanding Clinical Instructor” from South College.
Anne is a premier member of the Tai Chi for Health Institute and a member of the Tai Chi for Health Community. She is certified as a Level I, Level II Tai Chi Arthritis & Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor, Tai Chi for Falls Prevention, Tai Chi for Beginners and Tai Chi for Energy by The Tai Chi for Health Institute. Additionally, she is a member of the American Tai Chi and Qigong Association.
Anne has studied with several instructors over the years, and is grateful to each of them for a variety of learning experiences including:
Dr. Paul Lam
Tai Chi for Health Institute
Tingsen Xu, PhD and T’ai Chi Grandmaster of Emory’s NIH FICIT trials
Jay Dunbar, PhD “T’ai Chi & Geriatrics”, “Five Animal Frolics”
Kathye E. Light PT & Paul Campbell, Eds, “Eight Ways of Tai Chi”
Robert Levine School of T’ai Chi Chun Psycho-Physical Balance Levels I & II
Caroline Demoise, Master Trainer & student of Dr. Paul Lam
Brent Neely, student of Ben Lo, Student of Chen Man-ch’ing
Neely School of T’ai Chi – Asheville, NC
Master Trainer Bill Picket and Senior Trainer Linda Pickett