I am an optometrist who decided to try Tai Chi for myself years ago, with Paul Wallace as my instructor. Then I soon found myself without any classes available that were compatible with my work schedule. After moving to Alabama in 2015, I restarted my search for an instructor and classes I could attend regularly. I finally found the right instructors, Rachel and Joe Hickman, who were teaching Tai Chi for Arthritis Parts 1 &2. I attended their classes for over 2 years before I decided to prepare to get certified by the Tai Chi for Health Institute. I received my certifications in Tai Chi for Arthritis Parts 1 & 2, Falls Prevention and Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis. My own health has benefited from regular Tai Chi practice, and I look forward to helping others learn as I continue my own learning.