Ray has 35 years of teaching experience at many different venues: He has been a regular presenter at the Parkinson’s support group in El Paso, TX. as well as the Rio Grande Cancer foundation, Ft. Bliss – William Beaumont Medical center for troops with PTSD, 8 years as the official Tai Chi teacher for the El Paso Fire Department, 15+ years at White Acres retirement community, El Paso Sherriff’s department, 6 years with Monte Vista Retirement Home, El Paso’s District Attorney’s office, all of the local school districts, UTEP’s Football team, El Paso Housing Authority for 5 years and many more. More information about Ray can be found on his webpage at http://texastaichi.net/
As a 7th Generation Imperial Yang Tai Chi disciple, Ray takes his responsibility to spread legit taiji seriously. Living in the mountains of southern New Mexico, Ray plans on sharing this art for many years to come.
Ray has been recognized by the American Tai Chi and Qigong Association as a certified Tai Chi Master Instructor. Sifu Ray Abeyta is also an Usui Method Reiki Master/Instructor for over 20 years.
Etha has been instructing groups and individuals in MELT techniques since 2016. She has trained with Sue Hitzmann, the creator of the MELT method and has been authorized to teach Hand and Foot, Level 1, Level 2 and Neurostrength 1 techniques (Levels 1 through 4). Her goal is for you to become proficient in several custom MELT maps to treat yourself at home.
Etha has studied Yang Style Tai Chi and Qigong with Blake Dulling, Michael Paler, Kenneth Cohen, Elaine Waters and Ray Abeyta and taught in Colorado Springs at Yoga schools and clubs between 2012 and 2016.
Etha is following current fascia and connective tissue research closely and is interested in the many correlations between the function and operation of this tissue and the internal workings of Tai Chi energies and “internal power” developed by Tai Chi practitioners. She holds a Ph.D. from the City University of New York in Physiology and Neuroscience.
Pablo is a graduate of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco’s teacher training program and has been teaching since1995. His mission is to guide the students in the development of their yoga practice in a welcoming and compassionate atmosphere. His teaching is structured on functional alignment, conscious breath, safety, and attention to detail. He is also a scholar with an MA in dance. His investigations focus on the relationship between the embodiment of movement and transformations of consciousness. His studies are a process of inquiry about ways to conceive and experience the human body as a creative entity. With his practical knowledge, based on dance, yoga, anatomy, and kinesiology, he has skillfully developed his own unique pedagogy.
April Cray Rhodes
April has taught yoga for nearly 10 years and is now a Registered 200 hour Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. Her certificate is from “Destination Within” Yoga School at The Blue Lotus Yoga Studio in Ruidoso, NM. She has also studied BKS Iyengar Yoga. April has also designed “The Silver Citizens Yoga Experience” workshop. In her 60’s she is young at heart, loves to power-walk, hike, and creates art with reclaimed items. She moved to New Mexico from Maine nearly 20 years ago.