Our Teachers

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Bonnie Baker

Bonnie Baker

Owner & Fitness Instructor

Bonnie Baker is an admitted exercise addict. She is grateful to Mark Cain for introducing her to Ashtanga Yoga, Brittany Alllison for introducing her to her exercise method, and Jesus Christ for helping keep everything in perspective. She brings more than thirty years of personal and competetive aerobic exercise and medical practice to the mat. She has studied with Mark Cain, Alicia Jones, Louise Ellis, Kino McGreggor, Tim Feldman, David Swenson, and many others. Her goal is to make Yoga and Fitness accessable to all ages and all shapes in Northwest Arkansas.

Dennis Nelms

Dennis Nelms

Tai Chi Instructor

Dennis Nelms started taking T’ai Chi in 1997 in Portland, Oregon. He was going to massage school and felt that it would help him with his massage practice. Little did he know how much T’ai Chi would change his life. T’ai Chi has become one of the primary forces in Dennis’ pursuit for a healthy mind and body. It continues to give him strength, power, stamina, vitality, and calmness. About 4 years ago Sifu Fong told him that “in order to understand and unlock the full potential of this practice you must start to teach others.” Dennis’ primary teacher was SIFU GREGORY FONG from 1997 in Portland, OR, until his passing in June, 2014. Dennis started teaching T’ai Chi classes in Fayetteville, Arkansas, in early 2015.

For more information on Dennis’ Arkansas T’ai Chi classes go to:
www.arkansastaichi.com
or
HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ARKANSASTAICHI/
or call him at (479) 957-8216.

Max Wright

Max Wright

Tai Chi Instructor

Max Wright began studying martial arts and meditation four decades ago, specializing in T’ai Chi since 1985. He qualified as a meditation instructor in 1979 and opened his first school of T’ai Chi in Iowa in 1992. Teachers have included Master Edward Jardine (South Africa), Master Tseng Yun-Xiang (USA), and Grandmasters Duan Yu-Chang (Taiwan), Xiong Wei (Taiwan) and Zhao Zeng-Fu (China). In 2007, he published “Looking Through the Eyes of Nature: a T’ai Chi Player’s Guide to the Way Things Are” – an examination of T’ai Chi in the light of consciousness. Max is an ATCQA- certified instructor.

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