T’ai Chi Chih Teachers

An outdoor practice at St. Catherine’s Renewal Centre in Grand Falls-Windsor where we held our 2009 Teacher Accreditation Training

Several former T’ai Chi Chih students from my classes have continued on to become Accredited T’ai Chi Chih Teachers over the past several years.

It is wonderful to see our T’ai Chi Chih teaching community grow as well as our Newfoundland T’ai Chi Chih community overall!

Of those initially accredited in 2009, (pictured here) including two students who had joined us from New York and New Jersey for our Accreditation, three of our own teachers  quickly began teaching here in Newfoundland, Allan MacNeil (on left) from the Stephenville area, Karen Dingwell-MacCarthy (3rd from left) and Nelson Higdon (2nd from right) both in the Gander area.

Congratulations to all!_opt

Nelson later moved out of the province and is now back home and living in New Harbour, Trinity Bay. He is currently exploring teaching possibilities once again, in person, including one-on-one or in groups, on-line  or in-person.


Another student, Carolyn O’Donnell, was accredited in May 2013 and has been involved in teaching  several classes since then. She has put her classes on hold the past two years. Carolyn and I are pictured here at a Wellness Day at Seal Cove CONA Campus in 2014.

Sharon Hayden, who lives in Witless Bay, was accredited in December 2020 and has since  started offering classes in Witless Bay.

Sharon is pictured here with her Accreditation group and trainer/host on Zoom …(Top 3rd  from left)

NL Teacher Contact Info:

  • Allan can be reached at 709-649-1224 or synergyqi@yahoo.com
  • Karen can be reached at 709-256-8486 or  kdingwellmccarthy@nf.sympatico.ca
  • Carolyn can be reached at 709-685-7863  or  carolynodonnell@bellaliant.net
  • Nelson can be reached at 902-657-3047 or nelson3802@gmail.com
    Nelson also teaches basic Meditation.
  • Sharon can be reached at 709-699-2251 or sharon.haydentcc@gmail.com


Looking for a teacher in some other part of the world?
You can click here for a directory listing for T’ai Chi Chih teachers world-wide who choose to be included in  the Directory. You can also go to our official T’ai Chi Chih web site and search under Teachers .