Each time my school hosts Kathy, we love her teaching—the content, her pedagogy, and her qualities as a human being. It is a rare chance to be able to learn from someone who is so knowledgeable, approachable, and human.
What I appreciate in Kathy's teaching is how she is honest, earnest, and wholly committed. She gives all her attention to you from the beginning to the end, and always makes sure her instructions are very clear and specific. Moreover, once she knows your goals, she will not hesitate to show you the right path to achieve it.
Kathy Yang is a first class teacher of Tai Chi and Medical Qigong. On top of her personal mastery, Kathy is patient and personable, and she includes insight into the medical benefits and martial arts applications of each step. In group classes, all participants receive value, regardless of skill level. I am privileged to be her student!
Littleton, MA, USA
When I began taking Taijiquan classes with Kathy Yang I knew her to be a high level martial artist and experienced instructor. As I continue learning from her I discover that she is communicating the true essence of the art while also presenting fundamental concepts that benefit a beginner immediately. I am so honored to be studying with a teacher whose deep understanding of Taijiquan goes back through her lineage and moves the art forward into the future!
Syracuse, NY, USA
I attended a Qigong and Tai Chi Push Hands workshop led by Kathy Yang this past summer and was very impressed how knowledgeable and how well she taught these topics. She has managed to step out of the enormous shadow of her father, Master Yang Jwing-Ming, and has come into her own as a skilled martial artist, teacher and doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Mount Arlington, NJ, USA
Every contact with Kathy nourishes my spirit. Today is the first day since my accident that I am not in pain. I finally feel my health shining through again and am eternally grateful to Kathy. The Lower Back Pain Qigong demo is helping me a lot ('Arc the chest and tuck in the tailbone!'). Kathy's web page offerings are almost irresistible, and I love the way she has organized the free content. Her sword 'matching', and also, long wood staff performances, with brother Nicholas are entertaining and inspiring. I wish her continuing great success, which I firmly believe is her future.
Manhattan, NY, USA
Kathy brings such a loving, beautiful demeanor to her teaching, and it is lovely to feel that energy long after the class. We think it's her magic ingredient! As many were expressing today after class, the world needs more LOVE in their daily lives, and to see more LOVE in martial arts training is a treat indeed. So, it was a pleasure to experience a teacher with a more loving mindset, yet still deliver effective martial principles. Thank you, Kathy, for all you do, and the energy that you bring to it!!!
Allison & Allyn
Carpentersville, IL, USA
Through Kathy's classes I have begun to develop an understanding and awareness of my body and mind; the interconnections within ourselves and to the natural world around us. The Taiji Sword and White Crane Kung Fu courses have especially boosted my inner strength—both mental and physical—and allowed me to feel capable of achieving inner balance within myself. I am extremely grateful for Kathy's teachings. Not only is she a phenomenal teacher, she is also a kind and radiant person.
Youngsville, PA, USA
Kathy is an excellent instructor and is able to convey the complexities and nuances of ancient philosophy in a modern, candid and deeply personal way. She shared her own "life journey" with the class and made a genuine connection with the students. I look forward to more classes with her.
Andover, MA, USA
Kathy Yang is truly, in the words of another student, “a gift to the world.” Her mastery of the art and her innate gift for teaching combine with her intrinsic radiant goodness to transcend any medium. The virtual instruction is the equal of being physically present.
Boston, MA, USA
Kathy's training sessions are a great enrichment. I was able to gain more fascinating insights into the world of Qi Gong. Through her caring and sensitive ways, she creates a special atmosphere of kindness and peacefulness in these Zoom seminars, which resonates even after the training sessions. We are so thankful to our trainers for enriching us with Kathy's teaching.
Kathy Yang's expertise and enlivened approach to teaching Medical Qigong made the subject come alive for me—for the very first time after years of study. She is remarkably gifted as a teacher, caring as a healer, and so eager to grow and learn it boosts your spirit.
Suki Munsell, PhD, Somatic Movement Therapist and Teacher
Mill Valley, CA, USA
Kathy made a deep impression on the connection between food and emotions. More than that she connected specific emotions to certain foods and what our choices may be telling us about the health and balance of our organ systems. I will be paying more attention to my feelings and less on dietary restrictions from books, from now on. She also explained in clear detail what damp foods are and the phlegm they can cause. Her use of metaphors made it easy to retain the information.
Andover, MA, USA
Kathy's online class was excellent. I have some background in Tai Chi and Qigong. Her teaching is suitable for all levels and she explains things well. You can clearly see the joy in Kathy's face when she is teaching and sharing her practice. Her classes are helping me stay healthy and strong during these strange times.
Boston, MA, USA
As a new practitioner to Taijiquan and online lessons, I really appreciate the time Kathy takes to explain the subtleties of breathing, meaning and movement in this martial art. Kathy’s teaching style is gracefully instinctive. She transitions effortlessly between hard and soft applications, while keeping it fun and lively. I am grateful that our paths have crossed and look forward to learning more from her.
Boston, MA, USA
Kathy is a uniquely talented teacher and explains very substantial things in a simple way that is easy to remember. She captures both the essence and the small important details. We enjoy all her lessons very much and find them helpful and relaxing, especially during the work stress and isolation of the pandemic. Kathy shares her positive energy and knowledge in traditional Chinese medicine from her heart around the world!
Radka and Radosveta
Sofia, Bulgaria and Stockholm, Sweden
In a simple, clear and very enjoyable way, Kathy is able to introduce the world of TCM to people who have never heard of the subject or are still new to it. She reaches the heart of her listeners directly, inspiring them in the process of healing itself. In Córdoba, more than 160 people applauded her workshop on "Qigong and TCM for the Harmonization of Emotions." We are very happy to have her wisdom whenever she visits us in YMAA Latin America.
Kathy is an exemplary teacher. She presents complex Qigong knowledge in a fun and simple way such that everyone understands it and can use it in daily life. I am extremely grateful for her teaching and the joy she gave to us.
Þorvaldur Ingi Jónsson, Qigong Instructor
First and foremost, I would like to thank Kathy for the opportunity to learn the deeper aspects of TCM, Qigong and Kungfu. This would otherwise be quite difficult to do as I live in quite remote a place. I really appreciate the courses that she delivers and also the way she delivers them, especially with the calm and peaceful approach. Kathy, thank you for your work and good luck with future endeavours. Looking forward to future projects.
Kathy is a natural teacher. Her entire approach was wonderful. She was very systematic which made the points easy to follow. She allowed discussion and validated people's input, but then brought everything round to the primary point and clarified it. When someone revealed that they misunderstood a concept, she gently, but clearly, corrected it. I have been in education for many years. She is, perhaps, the best teacher I have encountered.
Tigard, OR, USA
I cherish all that is shared and all that I learn from Kathy. I feel as though we go to a very special place together. Through her group classes and private lessons, Kathy introduces people to something that is life-changing—how we eat, how we move, and how we understand our bodies. It is all a part of what she provides for her students. Life is precious, and Kathy Yang leads us to a much greater appreciation of who and what we are.
Andover, MA, USA
I have been a private practice owner Physical Therapist practicing for over 30 years since the mid 80's, so I have much experience with the benefits of regular movement practice with my clients. Kathy has a great breadth of knowledge and generously imparts that in her classes and YouTube channel. I am learning so much, including the Qigong healing sounds and variations of movement, but you can also choose to focus on simply the practice and benefit just as much. Her excellent instruction allows one to take whatever you need. Kathy is kind, generous, caring and embodies her work. I am so appreciative of finding her and her offerings.
Randi J, PT
Great Barrington, MA, USA
Kathy's White Crane class was awesome! I loved how she started with the hug! It filled us with energy right from the beginning! It was so great to watch her Kung Fu White Crane Performance and to share a class with her students and people from all around the world! I will try to keep the energy she gave us today all the week! Looking forward to her next class! Merci Merci so much!
Villeneuve Saint Georges, France
Kathy has the marvelous gift of connecting with people's hearts when she teaches—communicating with all her heart, mind and spirit combined. She is a brilliant martial artist, who performs with a blend of strength, elegance and grace. I enjoy very much working together with her!
Kathy leads you through an absolutely awesome class of simple and rewarding exercises – the movements are subtle and easy to do – leaving me with a feeling of peace and sense of physical as well as mental well-being. She is a most engaging and positive instructor, and I look forward to more classes with her!
Boston, MA, USA
If you are looking to learn Tai Chi or Qigong, you have to study with Kathy Yang. Her teaching style and methods are awesome. They helped me not only to improve upon my skills, but also to absorb the deeper benefits of each practice. She makes it easy to learn and the results are felt immediately when you train. I highly recommend it.
Tai Chi Chuan practitioner of 20+ years
For several days in July 2021, Kathy Yang taught qigong to the group of which I was a participant. Kathy's lessons were very joyful; she always paid attention to the progress of the entire group, proceeded at a pace comfortable for all, and eagerly corrected individual forms. Kathy shines with positive energy and enthusiasm. I look forward to taking Kathy's online classes.
Kathy uses her excellent knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and her highly skilled proficiency of Traditional Chinese Martial Arts to instruct her students on a new path to a healthier lifestyle. The way in which she presented her knowledge is extremely helpful to my learning process. She creatively used the analogy of an 'organ house' and blended it with all of the organs, functions, colors, animals, healing sounds and emotions into a finely woven tapestry for students of all ages.
Dunmore, PA, USA
Kathy is a remarkable woman who comes from a remarkable family. I especially like how she has embraced her culture and her heritage to bring all that wisdom to the West and use it to help people. Everyone around her benefits from knowing her. She is making her unique mark on this world, making it a better place for all of us.
I have attended several online lessons with Kathy Yang. I love the way she links all our moves to the organs and acupuncture points. She is very clear and conveys a wonderful energy online. She even manages to give specific corrections via Zoom. I live in Honolulu, Hawaii and am very grateful for these classes.
I really love when Kathy illustrates the little details of the Tai Chi form in the online classes. I think these small but important bits are especially well suited to being taught online as every one of us has a good view and can see exactly what she is modeling.
Boston, MA, USA
Kathy has a talent for breaking complicated material down into understandable pieces. It provides a whole new dimension to my Taiji and Shaolin training. Kathy is generous to share her extensive knowledge with us. It is evident she really cares about people and I am grateful to be one of her students. Thank you for another week of wonderful classes.
Plymouth, MA, USA
What a gift it is to have Kathy's free online classes! I enjoy her teaching and really appreciate the elements of Chinese medicine that she is introducing — I would enjoy learning more! Thank you so much, I hope to be back!
Boston, MA, USA
I'm again so grateful for Kathy's energy and patience she shared with our group this week, as well as her willingness to be so present for all of us. This was one of the richest martial art learning experiences I have had in my life, due to the attention that she and Dr Yang made available to us.
Santa Cruz, CA, USA
I've never done Qi Gong before and feel fortunate to have been referred to her online classes. Her class tonight was wonderful — I felt so much better in my body and mind, a very peaceful feeling. I have learned so much in a short time about the correspondence between the organs and the acupuncture points and moving the Qi. I look forward to seeing Kathy’s radiant, smiling face again. She has a glow of 'positivity' which I find extremely uplifting in these extraordinarily, difficult times.
Boston, MA, USA
Kathy Yang brings not only her incredible expertise and depth of knowledge to her teaching, but also her big heart. She is genuinely interested in her students’ bodies, minds and spirits. In every class I take, I feel uplifted and nourished. A teacher of her caliber does not come along very often.
Boston, MA, USA
Kathy's knowledge and skill in Qigong and TCM is self-evident. Kathy has an enquiring mind and can interpret your questions, so as to bring you to a point of understanding. Kathy is tenacious and forthright which gives you the impression Kathy is someone to trust and build a long professional relationship with. I would wholeheartedly recommend Kathy to anyone who is starting their TCM journey or a seasoned practitioner who would like a different perspective.
Colin Keil, MSc
Paio Mendes, Portugal
I love the taiji ball practice with Kathy! My back felt very good the next morning and I could feel how it opened my whole back! These practices are all so healing. Thank you so much, I am also glad to learn them from a woman! Kathy has such a joyful exuberance!
Rockport, MA, USA
I’ve been practicing Tai Chi for several years, but what has always been missing is time for explanation of the basics. I believe that deep understanding allows us to practice consciously with much better results. Kathy does this great and I appreciate very much her way of explaining Qigong and basics of Tai Chi. She gives enough time to repeat both exercises and theory. I also appreciate very much Kathy's positive energy and the contact with classmates in the online classes. Thanks a lot!
As I watched for the first time, one of Kathy's free lessons on her TCM Time channel, it was like an enlightenment! Her beautiful and sunny energy emanate at each moment. This wonderful (inner and outer) smile is really contagious (this time in a positive sense… and so precious)! Together with her benevolence and kindness, it truly helps us to get relaxed in our mind and body. So, like many of her followers, I would like to say thank you, Kathy, for all what you are teaching us and for all you are and share with us!
Many thanks to Kathy for her genuine and sincere teaching. She knew, without words, what keys I needed to advance, progress and build me up stronger. Her gentleness and power, and the spirit she embodies, are also many subtle teachings that she has passed on to me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Kathy is a fantastic teacher and a warm and wonderful person. I consider a privilege to be able to attend classes with her, and a great luck to be able to attend them online. Each class is a great experience of relaxation and knowledge. Kathy takes the time to explain in depth the subject and gives time to practice, feel, and to answer questions. I cannot recommend enough Kathy`s TCM Time.
Nuevo León, Mexico
We have enjoyed Kathy Yang’s Zoom classes during this extended Coronavirus lockdown, where we have learned the White Crane Qigong and the Eight Pieces of Brocade Medical Qigong forms. Kathy always has a big welcoming smile that brings everybody together and immediately brightens our day. She is a very knowledgable teacher, taking great care to explain both form and essence in a clear and unhurried style. We learned a lot from Kathy about TCM and the practices that encourage good health. She “lets our hearts shine.”
Wendy & Bob
Victoria, BC, Canada
As a Tai Chi and Qigong practitioner for 20+ years, I was pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable Kathy’s TCM Time classes are. Kathy has this unique way of taking something that used to seem so complex and effortlessly makes it palpable and implementable. I’ve studied from many teachers and no one balances their classes in such a lighthearted, welcoming, connecting, flowing and deeply informative way as she does. Each class is pure joy and healing—what a combo!
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Finding Kathy on YouTube has been a blessing in my life. I have been regularly attending her weekly Autumn Qigong Classes and have found them so helpful. I love her approach and teaching style. She has a wonderful way of explaining everything so clearly and beautifully. Kathy's classes are educational and uplifting as well as relaxing and calming. She has very quickly become my favorite instructor!
Latham, NY, USA
Kathy is a remarkable person who embraces others with her gentle nature. I could listen to her for hours—for guidance and to learn with great fun.