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:
  • 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:  $10 drop-in or 11 for $99

  • 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.

  • SENIORS Meditation
  • Qigong Meditation is an easy and effective way to increase strength at an older age. Since movements can be done standing or seated, it's ideal for those who want to regain an active lifestyle. Overall, Qigong Meditation enhances the healing process. By elevating oxygen levels in the blood, practitioners often experience clear thinking, less worry, and more desire to participate in life.

    Make self-care part of your healthy lifestyle!


    Senior Rates: $10 drop-in or 11 for $99

  • TaiChi at the Triangle (by donation)
  • Jade Lady offers basic Meditation and TaiChi instruction every Saturday morning throughout the year. Come join this fun outdoor exercise.

    Jun-Aug we meet outside at 2nd & E (The Triangle). Sept-May we meet at Jade Lady Studio (also Summer rain location). You may park along 2nd Ave and E St, or down the hill across from Alaska Geographic.

  • 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.

  • TaiChi Teacher Intensives
  • TaiChi Intensives offer a mix of lecture, book studies, videos, practice, line drills, leading and corrections for those working on TaiChi Teacher Certification. Occasional guest teachers will share special topics.
    COMPLETE TAICHI TEACHER PROGRAM includes the following list (with transfer of previous Jade Lady hours available).
    INTENSIVE SERIES may be purchased separately. Click any 'Sign Up' below.