Living a conscious,
deliberate life...





Lessons in life have taught me how to negotiate the business world but not to dwell there, to incorporate efficiency without giving up the joy of discovering a new way, and to be fiscally conservative without being stingy.
I now make choices that support my best interests as well as the interests of my community. My pleasures are designing interesting and functional clothing, creating flavorful organic foods and, of course, teaching TaiChi and Qigong. 

DaoShima instructs the following:
  • Long Form TaiChi
  • Prerequisite: Proficiency in 24-Movement TaiChi.
    Expect: Intense warm-ups, strengthening postures, new movements, breath work, some push hands. 
    Wear: Loose fitting, layered clothing.

  • 8 Brocades for Health Qigong
  • All abilities welcome! This form is typically done standing, but can be done in a chair and performed in varying degrees of challenge. Whether you are recovering from an injury or have a wide range of movement, this form will lessen overall anxiety and increase your ability to relax.

  • TaiChi Sword
  • Prerequisite: Proficiency in 24-Movement Tai Chi. EXPECT: Faster movement for warm-ups, work with wooden sword, hand postures, wrist articulation, faster pace than Tai Chi. WEAR: Loose fitting, layered clothing.

  • TaiChi Basics
  • This class is designed for beginners. We will connect philosophy and breath as we develop balance and control.
    Already studying TaiChi? Come to fine-tune your postures, deepen internal emptiness and feed your form with breath, control and intent.

  • SENIORS TaiChi
  • TaiChi is an easy and effective way to develop stability and flexibility at an older age. It is also useful for recovery from illness, injury and stress. Overall, TaiChi improves posture alignment, strength and mobility.
    Make self-care part of your healthy lifestyle!
    Senior Rates: 11 for $99

  • Our Qigong Teacher Certification Program includes 20 hours of teacher instruction plus 16 hours of Qigong classes with DaoShima. Saturday & Sunday, 2:30-4:30, Sept 22-Oct 28
    NO CLASS Oct 6 & 7

      > Download Registration and fill out Enrollment Form (page 3)
      > Email Enrollment Form to (or mail)
      > Enroll BELOW or through the link above
      > Payments available (call: 907-562-2863)

  • Community TaiChi (by donation)
  • Enjoy learning basic Qigong movements and the building blocks of TaiChi. We meet every Saturday morning throughout the year.
    June-August this class meets outside at the Triangle, 2nd & E Street.

  • IMMERSION: TaiChi Principles
  • If you really want to learn TaiChi, begin with the principles and take your time learning good posture. Approached in this manner, TaiChi will give you years of pleasure and peace-of-mind.


    This 90-minute session will give you plenty of time to practice one or more movements using good posture techniques. Questions are encouraged.


    Drop-in/Single: $35
    12-Pack: $300 ($25 each)

    SATURDAY PARKING: FREE 2-hour street parking