John C. Platt
John C. Platt has been learning and teaching various martial and energy arts since 1966. In 1991 he began his study of Tai Chi Chuan under various teachers, including Shifu Jiang Jian-Ye, and soon thereafter studied Qigong from Masters Lee Holden and Dr. Yang Jwing Ming.John has taught numerous Qigong programsthroughout the country, including the Kripalu Institute in Massachusetts and the Weight Watchers Organization. He teaches Qigong classes via telecommunication that reachstudents and teachers in America, Canada, England and Australia. He is the author of two books, The Five Element Orchard: Qigong Practices for Harvesting Energy from Trees and A Toolbox of Energy: 81 Qigong Exercises for Health, Vitality, and Emotional Balance,as well as numerous manuals on Qigong practice. John currently teaches Qigong and Tai Chi with his wife, Mary, throughout the Hudson Valley, NY.