Lijuan(Emily) Feng Miller
Brookings, SD
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Lijuan(Emily) Feng Miller

Lijuan(Emily) Feng M.

Brookings, SD
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I've been teaching Taichi and Qigong for 10 years and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of Taichi and Qigong. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to practice 8 forms of Taichi and Ba Duan Jin (8 Brocade Qi Gong) and as time goes on you'll be able to complete 24 forms and more. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Lijuan(Emily) Feng M.

Emily is a certified Tai chi instructor, and she has been teaching Tai chi for more than 10 years. Initially trained in the Chen style of Tai chi by a disciple of master Feng Zhiqiang for a couple of years, then turned her attention to the Yang style of Tai chi which she continues to teach today.

Emily taught Tai chi classes at South Dakota State University Wellness Center from 2013 to 2016 and for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Emily now voluntarily leads a group of local people in a city park setting on a regular basis when weather permits and online in a Zoom class setting with inclement weather.
Emily is also a certified Chinese Traditional Massage Therapist, knowledgeable, and patient in explaining Tai chi theory, and easy to follow.

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Amy B.
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Emily was wonderful, she answered all my questions and made me feel like I could learn Tai Chi.

Posted Sep 14, 2021
Anita
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Great! She was friendly and extremely knowledgeable. I'm definitely going to take another class.

Posted Sep 10, 2021
Kathleen Danker
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Emily (Lijuan) Feng is an excellent practitioner and teacher of tai chi. I am an older woman who had been unable to make any progress with a previous tai chi instructor, I was able to begin learning the 8 form from my first lesson with Emily. Even when teaching a large class, she provides individual instruction to help students improve their form and to catch up with the others if they are just beginning. She knows a seemingly unlimited number of exercises and techniques to help her students, and they can learn correct form, as well, just from watching her own masterful modeling of tai chi. Having now learned the 8 and the 24 forms of tai chi from Emily, I have incorporated them into my exercise routines, and find that practicing them regularly improves my balance and flexibility.

Posted Sep 6, 2021
Ann
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I am one of the “group of local people” that Emily has been volunteering with. As a 72-year-old retiree with no athletic/dance background and fading memory, I was concerned that I would not be able to master the 8 Form, much less the 24 Form. However, I joined the local group in the summer of 2020 in person and continued on Zoom through the worst of the pandemic. And now I can do BOTH the 8 and the 24 Forms!!! Emily is a knowledgeable, patient, and practical teacher, who watches each of us closely and identifies precisely the movement that needs work, which she then conveys clearly and graphically. She knows to present not too much at any one time so that it’s not overwhelming. She also explains the underlying or historical basis of movements, which makes them more understandable and more memorable. We have been so fortunate to have someone with Emily’s extensive expertise to guide us in this learning process. Thank you, Emily!!!

Posted Aug 6, 2021
Sandy
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Emily has opened up a new fulfilling experience for me through her tai chi lessons. She is a master at this art. I look forward to each class and appreciate her expert techniques. She has concise instructions and great analogies to make sure we understand the movements. She also makes it fun for everyone and is very encouraging. I am so happy to have her as my instructor. Aw heck, I'll give her 10 big stars!

Posted Aug 5, 2021
Kathy
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Emily is a wonderful instructor—helpful, patient and really good at Tai Chi.

Posted Aug 5, 2021
Kathryn A. Miller
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Having the opportunity for both online and in-person group instruction with Emily as the teacher, I can say that she is very good at explaining and showing little details that a student might not pick up on their own. Emily is very knowledgeable about human body systems and how they are effected by tai chi, as well as being cognizant of physical limitations of specific individuals and how those can be improved with tai chi or with doable modifications. She is extremely observant, positive and encouraging as class members work to improve their form.

Posted Aug 4, 2021
Juan Manuel Zerquera
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El taichi como arte marcial y terapeutico es muy importante para la salu del cuepo y lamente

Posted Apr 13, 2021
Jack
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I learned 8 forms from Emily in two weeks last year. It was not too difficult. She explained every movement clearly and pointed out where I did wrong. She is a good Tai Chi instructor with many years of teaching experience, and I learned a lot from her. If you are a beginner, I highly recommend her class.

Posted Jan 26, 2021
Claire
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I have taken many Tai Chi classes from Emily and highly recommend her classes. She demonstrates a high level of understanding of Tai Chi practice and class participants are easily able to follow along in practice each week. Emily is dedicated to her practice and society will benefit greatly from her continued education and instruction in the art of Qigong Tai Chi. I highly recommend trying her Tai Chi class.

Posted Jan 17, 2021
Wendy
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I practiced Taichi with Emily during my school years from 2013 to 2015 in SDSU.

Her class was very attractive and interesting, she was super nice, helpful and patient with students. My immunity and balance improved a lot after training. I also find Taichi works for relieving stress and anxiety from studying, especially when before exams.

I am grateful to meet her and took her class, I encourage everyone who read this to give it a try.

Posted Jan 7, 2021
Helen Yue
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I have been following Emily to learn Tai chi since 2016,after two months of twice-weekly tai chi classes,I experienced significant improvements in quality of sleep and I really enjoy all the background music in her courses.
I am a data analyst who deals with work stress sometimes. I found One of the main benefits of tai chi is its ability to reduce stress and anxiety but, it may be a good option if you are otherwise healthy and experiencing stress-related anxiety.
Emily is a very patient instructor with many years teaching experience, all her classes help improve my mood if I am depressed or anxious,I highly recommend her class for you.

Posted Jan 2, 2021

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Experience

Tai Chi Instructor
Jun 2013 - May 2016

OLLI

Some of the more common ones include the Opening of Tai Chi, Grasp Bird’s Tale, Brush Knee, Step Up, Parting Wild Horse’s Mane, Fair Lady Works Shuttles, Cross Hands, and more.

Tai Chi Instructor
May 2013 - May 2016

SDSU

Basic Tai chi 24 forms with warm-up and Tai chi sword. My class covered the history of the course topic and gives tips on how to move and breathe through the sequence.

Education

Bachelor's degree. Economics, Business Statistics
Sep 1990 - Jul 1994

Anhui University of Finance and Economics

Languages

English

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

AMERICAN SPORTS & FITNESS ASSOCIATION_TAI CHI FITNESS
Feb 2021

AMERICAN SPORTS & FITNESS ASSOCIATION

Certified Tai Chi Instructor – Level II
Feb 2021

American Tai Chi and Qigong Association

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