Meet the Tai Chi Instructors
Candice Pong Eno
I am a certified teacher of Tai Chi for Arthritis, developed by Paul Lam. I have also studied with Grandmaster William C. C. Chen (Yang style) at his New York City studio and through regional workshops. I am a club member of The New School Tai Chi Chuan, headed by Master Charles Pearce, a professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Indiana University. The club meets twice a week to practice the sword form, the tai chi form, and push hands.
Kathleen first became interested in tai chi and chi kung in 2002 for health. She has been studying and practicing both ever since. In 2005, she earned a certificate in chi kung through the Tai Chi Wellness certification program run by Jody Curley. From 2006-2010, she taught tai chi-chi kung at the Monroe County YMCA, and in 2017 returned to teach chi kung for balance. Kathleen continues her study of Grandmaster William C.C. Chen’s 60-Movements tai chi form, and practices with Master Charles Pearce at New School Tai Chi Ch’uan in Bloomington. In spring and fall, she volunteers at an adult day center where she leads a class in chi kung exercise for people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
Madeleine started her T'ai Chi Ch'uan training at Indiana University in 1997. She was drawn to Tai Chi for its stress relief, and other health benefits. She enjoys practicing the body mechanics that are emphasized in Grandmaster William C.C. Chen's form, and sharing these in her balance and form classes. Madeleine enjoys the challenge of finding new ways to teach these intricate and graceful movements. Tai Chi has helped her improve her balance, lower her stress levels, and maintain overall health. Learn more about the many benefits of Tai Chi here: https://nccih.nih.gov/health/taichi
Madeleine was certified in T'ai Chi Ch'uan in 2002 through New School T'ai Chi Ch'uan (Bloomington, IN) and in 2004 through Grandmaster William C.C. Chen (New York). She received her Diploma from Grandmaster Chen in 2014. Madeleine earned her Ph.D. in Human Performance (Motor Learning) from I.U. Madeleine works at IU as an Instructional Technology Consultant.
Madeleine welcomes all to come and try out her classes. She has taught Tai Chi to all ages (6-90 year olds) and enjoys adapting the movements to her students’ needs and interests. Join her Sunday 5-6pm Tai Chi for Relaxation class to reap the many benefits that Tai Chi has to offer. No special equipment is needed, and the exercises are all done from a standing position.