About Instructor Linda Schlensker



Instructor Linda Schlensker

What does a dance teacher do when it is time to retire? Find something else to do. For me that was Tai Chi. And I was being selfish about it. I wanted to retire. This was for me. I wanted to make new friends and still move to music. I got hooked fast. Tai Chi was different enough from Competitive Ballroom Dance to provide new challenges. Like any art form there are limitless depths to explore. I dove in. And I’m still learning. And then something awful happened. I wanted to share what I learned with others. I saw how my dance friends could benefit from Tai Chi. I saw how it helped people improve their balance and their health. I knew that all the background I had in adult education and teaching dance could be put to good use. So I began to study how to be a good teacher of Tai Chi by learning how to teach it from the best teachers I could find. I liked Master Wu, Wen-Ching because he smiled when he did Tai Chi. So many people smile before and after but not while doing Tai Chi. I liked the system developed by Dr. Lam for its health results, insistence on ethics and safety and teaching techniques. I suspect I will spend the rest of my coherent life learning more about Tai Chi, learning more about how to teach it and sharing what I know with others. So here I am with WNC Tai Chi for Arthritis. I’m looking forward to meeting you!

“Blessed are we who can laugh at ourselves for we will never cease to be amused.”-(unknown)

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his
own.”-Benjamin Disraeli