Bett Lujan Martinez, M.Ed.,
is an educator, consultant and medical researcher who teaches Qigong and
wellness practices for community organizations in the SF Bay Area. She is
the founder of Women Pause and WELL-BEING and Executive Director of The
Possible Society of California. She provides health promotion seminars,
corporate training and professional development workshops and classes in a
range of environments, including Easter Seals, American Association on
Aging, Chevron, San Francisco General Hospital and Contra Costa College.
Ilana Trumbull, L.Ac., is a licensed acupuncturist with a special
interest in promoting community based self-care and patient empowerment. She
assists Bett in teaching Qigong with emphasis in adapting the practice to
benefit those with major "health projects", including the many challenges
that can be part of the aging process. She has a private practice in Alameda
and Berkeley, California.
Judith Nychay, has been an Occupational Therapist for 21 years,
specializing in conditions of chronic pain and disability. Her expertise is
modifying the movements specifically for persons with varying levels of
Peggy Dey, CMT, is a Qigong Instructor with 30+ years' experience in
a multitude of bodywork therapies. She has studies wherever her desire to
know more of the "wisdom of the body" takes her, including India and
Rachel Johnson is a practitoner and teacher of Shiatsu & Thai massage in San Francisco. She is also trained in Watsu - aquatic shiatsu. Her interests in movement and tai chi led her to Aqua Chi class, and opened a new dimension of healing therapy. She currently teaches Aqua Chi for the Brainstorms group - adults with acquired brain injuries.
Barbara Hauser has been in the field of physical therapy for nearly twenty years. She is a classical violinist, massage therapist and a fitness trainer. As a physical therapist assistant, she has worked with sports injuries (with the Warriors team in Oakland), pain management, work conditioning, aquatic classes, hospital and nursing home work, and hand therapy. She has a consulting business in prevention for ages 60 and up through LIFE Eldercare in in Fremont. She has been teaching Aqua Chi at the Berkeley High warm pool for several years. Her mottos are: “The World is a Gym” and “Fitness Has No Age Limit”!