Hometown: Bloomington, MN, USA
Colin is a pacifist at heart with a deep-seated interest in the defensive strategies and wellness aspects of traditional Chinese martial arts. He first practiced Qigong and Yang style tai chi with Fred Ho and Marilyn Allysum through the Tilopa Tai Chi school in Minneapolis, MN. Periodically, Colin attended the YMAA Retreat Center summer seminars and training semesters before joining as a full-time student in 2016.
Colin greatly values his time studying with Dr. Yang and the opportunity to truly focus on all aspects of his practice – physical, spiritual and mental – that the Center affords. As a senior student, Colin spends part of his time instructing the newer students.
Introspective and analytical, Colin is more likely to listen or to coax conversation from others than to speak himself. He hopes to always be able to teach and train in some capacity, and to share what he has learned with others.