Master Tai Chi and Qigong Instructor
Mr Tai Chi
Shifu Warren Pretlow, CMT, OBT, TS
Shifu, a special title that is earned in the martial arts community, is a Chinese word that means Master Teacher. Mr Tai Chi is a master of Taoist Internal Arts. He has been a practitioner of Taiji Quan, Qigong meditation, and various mind, body, and spirit healing modalities for over 30 years. In 1985, after six years of dedicated study, Mr Tai Chi was certified to teach Taiji Quan and Qigong by his Taoist mentor Lao Ma, Almanzo Lamaroux.
Mr Tai Chi learned the principles and methods of Qigong healing from various Taoist Masters and Taoist priests of the Yellow Dragon Temple Elixier School of Taoism. He also studied Tuina Acupressure under the tutelage of the Taoist priests of the Yellow Dragon Temple Elixir School of Taoism under Master Sher K. Lew.
In addition to Taoist studies, he dedicated another six years studying Traditional Oriental Medicine. He is certified in Tuina Acupressure, Chinese Health and Exercise, and earned a diploma in Massage Therapy through the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California in 1990.
Mr Tai Chi is the visionary behind three prominent Anchorage businesses; The Oriental Healing Arts Center, Massage Now!, and The Alaska Institute of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, & Massage Therapy.
A connoisseur of the Art of Tai Chi, he combines movement and dance with psycho-spiritual cultivation, creating a complete healing experience. He has taught hundreds of spiritual seekers, and he is the creator of the new MindBody system and the Learn to Heal through Tai Chi program.
World Renowned Teacher
Mr Tai Chi is a world renowned teacher of the Internal Martial Arts including Tai Chi, Qigong, Xing Yi and BaGua. He has trained doctors, psychologists, therapists, business people, and lay people in these ancient Taoist Healing Arts.
Mr Tai Chi aspires to world harmonization and a lifting of the human spirit to the highest spiritual levels possible. He is a devoted father of four children inspiring them to achieve their life’s dreams, purpose and destiny.
Mr Tai Chi is a gifted teacher and healer working here in Anchorage to offer clients like you a path to health and wellness.