Instructor: Peter Hodes
Join USN alumnus PETER HODES of Tai Chi River and learn Tai Chi for health, relaxation and mindfulness.
Peter began practicing Tai Chi Chuan in 1990 on a beach of Thailand, sold his software company in 2017 and began teaching full time.
Tai Chi is an easy-to-learn routine that improves health, balance, and relaxation. It is low impact, easy to learn, and can be done by everyone including seniors, people with illnesses and injuries, and even small children. This course is appropriate for beginners and for people with past Tai Chi experience. Students will learn about body alignment, gravity, motion, deep breathing, and strategies for relaxing and reducing anxiety.
Class Fee: $30.00
Age 21 and up.
Since childhood, Peter has always been interested in martial arts and in Asian culture. After University School, Peter attended the University of Florida receiving an Asian Studies degree with high honors, and studying abroad in Japan. Peter began practicing Tai Chi Chuan in 1990 on a beach of Thailand. Beginning with a two-day workshop, he stayed for three additional weeks training daily and learning the traditional Yang-Style Tai Chi of Professor Cheng Man-Ching.After graduate school with an MBA and a Master of International Management (MIM), Peter was the founder and CEO of a software company in the emergency management sector. For 20 years, he was constantly in front of large groups of people training, educating, presenting and public speaking across the country. During this period, Tai Chi was always important, and many teachers were found, workshops attended, and hours practiced.In 2017, Peter sold his company and, on a whim, began teaching Tai Chi classes in Nashville. The classes were an unexpected success and have continued to grow and expand since then. Now, Peter is a full-time Tai Chi teacher and a strong advocate for this amazing, healthful, and relaxing activity.Peter is ‘old school’ Nashville having attended H.G. Hill Elementary School and graduating from University School of Nashville in 1985
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