The instructors at the Peaceful Dragon School are professionally trained and certified by Master Young. We teach using many learning methods; for example: visual, lecture, demonstration, hands-on, supervised practices, and most importantly, humor. Class sizes are limited and range from 4 to 12 in-person students. This allows for more individualized attention and inspired learning. We also provide instructional videos, books, and other learning materials, as well as a Facebook presence to enhance your learning experience at the Peaceful Dragon School and abroad.

Wasentha Young

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A practitioner since 1968, Master Young lectures and educates in Ann Arbor, MI and nationally on Tai Chi, Qigong, Meditation, and self-care practices as it relates to the human emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being. She is a founding board member of the Association of Women Martial Arts Instructors and has taught at such places as: Omega Institute, Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, CA., National Qigong Association, National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine, University of Michigan, UAW, Kaiser Wellness Foundation, CA., and the National Women’s Martial Artists Federation.

Master Young’s Lineage (video)
Grandmaster William CC Chen was Master Young’s first Tai Chi instructor from whom she learned the body mechanics and practical application. As well as continuing to attend seminars taught by Grandmaster Chen, she has been privileged to also study under the tutelage of some of Professor Cheng man-Ching’s prominent disciples. Master Young received formal training in Buddhist and Taoist meditation respectfully from Trungpa Rinpoche and Gia-Fu Feng in addition to achieving a masters degree in Transpersonal Studies.

Sharing her in-depth knowledge of practices that nurture the human spirit, promote health, and foster respect for the balance between nature and human life helps to move students into a place of strength, harmony and well-being.


Junko Powell

Junko Powell has been a practitioner under Master Youngs tutelage for over 12 years. She teaches Tai Chi and Qigong Beginners. In addition her language skills has added deeper understanding as to the meaning of the characters which describe the movements and concepts.

Nigel Kerr

Nigel Kerr

Nigel Kerr has been a student at PDS since 2015. He has a passion for wanting to share Tai Chi with others and is especially interested in teens benefiting from the relaxation, coordination, meditation in motion, and playfulness of Tai Chi. He teaches Tai Chi Beginners and Teens.


Peg, Judy, and Vivian