Instructor Jamie Erickson
Accredited in Tai Chi Chih
Certified in Therapeutic Qigong
Certified in Tai Chi Kung
Black Belt in Karate-Do
Master in Oriental Medicine
My mission is to share movements and moments of healing.
I started martial arts training at Shepard AFB, Wichita Falls,TX in 1980 where I participated in a Korean martial art called Tang Soo Doo while studying as a clinical laboratory technician for the USAF. Through the years I dabbled in a number of martial art styles.
In 1990, I attended my first massage course in Swedish/American massage, reflexology, acupressure, and energy work at Southern California School of Massage in Anaheim, CA. In 1995 I received my first black belt in an ‘ecletic’ style of karate at Koski's Karate in Duluth, MN and then I taught karate at a local community center for a few years until my military service called me to duty again.
In 2007, while serving with the Air Force National Guard, as an active duty medical administrator, I continued training in bodywork at the Healing Arts Center in Menomonie, WI and completed an AMMA® course, a Korean bodywork. This course included Reiki I, and Tai Chi Kung, a form of moving meditation which I received a black sash and became certified to teach.
I retired from military service in 2009 and dedicated myself to full-time study of acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN. During my studies I achieved Reiki level II and participated in Spring Forest Qigong courses attaining level II. In 2012 I graduated summa cum lauda with a Master's degree in acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
After graduation I worked with Steffen Chiropractic Clinic in Shoreview, MN, as an acupuncturist and specialized in Tui Na, Chinese massage. I continued studies in alternative health. Some courses were Orthopedic acupuncture, CST (Cranial Sacral Therapy), Zero Balancing, Yang Style 24 Short form, and Tai Chi Chih, a moving meditation. In 2017 I was accredited to teach Tai Chi Chih.
Through my life studies I found my passion through healing and meditative movements. Today I specialize in teaching Therapeutic Qigong, which combines exercises, stretching, breathing and self-massage; T’ai Chi Chih®, a moving meditation of 19 movements and one pose; and "Adaptive Tai Chi", a "follow along" set of movements where each individual is encouraged to follow, breathe and flow.