Writer/Presenter: Pat Akers, Tai Chi Teacher
Pat teaches traditional Yang Tai Chi Ch’uan that is rooted in the Tung family heritage. Pat primarily studied with Sifu Lana Spraker, a student of Grand Master Tung Kai Ying, and she continues to be inspired by the Tung family masters. She teaches at the Emeritus College program of Santa Monica College as well as private classes and workshops around Los Angeles, CA. Her joyful approach to Tai Chi encourages students to relax and have fun with this moving meditation that conditions the body while it quiets the mind.
Producer/Director: Andrew Burke
Andrew is the owner of A.C. Burke & Company, a firm specializing in production and distribution of instructional video programs. His five-part video series on home landscaping won 12 national awards, including three Telly Awards. He is currently developing a documentary about Japanese gardens for public television. Previous experience includes serving as writer or editor on various film and TV projects. He holds an M.F.A. in Film/TV from UCLA and an M.A. in Communications Management from USC’s Annenberg School for Communications.