About Me Sarah Houghton
From the early 1990’s I studied Tai Chi under Master Moy Lin Shin within the Taoist Society in New Zealand. After two years as a student I became a volunteer instructor in the Bay of Plenty, North Island New Zealand.
Being in my mid 20s, I had the time to devote lots of hours to my practice and taught many classes at various levels. I attended national workshops and Master Moy travelled from Canada with instructors to lead some of these. I also attended his workshops in Australia and Canada.
After living in the UK for some time I returned to New Zealand and then took up some further Tai Chi study under Dr Paul Lam from Australia. I went through his teachers training program and attended workshops in both Sydney and here in NZ. His various forms are carefully modified for all body types and I became involved with the NZ ACC Falls Prevention programme where I was teaching subsidised Tai Chi classes to seniors.
I did additional Pilates Teaching training and opened my own studio here in Timaru in 2005 where I taught both Pilates and Tai Chi/Qigong classes. During this time I also attended a workshop by Master Gary Khor from Australia with his Shibashi Tai Chi Qigong and other modules.
From 2012 I took a break from teaching exercise. My awakening to all things spiritual then became stronger and I studied under Amanda Ellis (UK) in 2017 completing her Metatron Colour Healing Level 1 & II.
2021 saw my return to teaching Tai Chi when I started teaching a class at Mountain View Village sharing this with my Mum who has recently moved to the area. 2022 now sees me adding some more classes on offer to the Timaru community.