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 20 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.

WasenthaWasentha Young

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.

JimJim Carey

Sifu Jim Carey began his study of T’ai Chi in 1991. His Principle Instructor, Master Wasentha Young granted him the Title of Sifu in 1997. Since that time he has taught classes in Yang Style T’ai Chi Ch’uan (short form), specializing in Teaching Beginning T’ai Chi to seniors. In addition to teaching at the Peaceful Dragon School, he currently teaches at The Turner Senior Resource Center, The Cedars of Dexter and works with students on a private basis.