Tim Bernath-Plaisted began his journey with T’ai Chi at the age of 17, in 1975, under the instruction of Master David Leung. Upon seeing Tim’s commitment and love for the art, Master Leung realized Tim’s potential and set him on the course toward becoming an instructor. By 1978 Tim was teaching his own classes in Leung’s Martial Art studio, and in 1985 received a full certification as a senior instructor. Tim is known for creating an easy and relaxed environment in his classes, and for his patient and respectful style of teaching.

Winalee Zeeb has passionately shared the joy of movement since 1981. Winalee loves sharing Nia with everyBody and has been a member of the Nia Training Faculty since February 1997.  She eagerly and gratefully facilitates Nia trainings nationally and internationally.  She loves sharing Yoga Play - a restorative, fluid Kripalu Style with a blend of simple and pleasurable Nia movements for joint health.  Winalee also teaches the Melt Hand and Foot Technique and receives the benefit of her own daily proactive at home health care.  She has been sharing the classes at Creative Wellness for over 20 years.

Kelly Gibson is a graduate of Michigan State University with a B.A. in Marketing, however experiencing and sharing movement that is meaningful and fun has been her passion. Kelly has been helping people of ALL ages and abilities enjoy moving their bodies toward greater and continued wellness for over 16 years in schools, wellness centers, retirement centers and currently at Lansing Community College and Creative Wellness. She continues to share her skills as a Nia Technique teacher, an Ageless Grace Educator, and a MELT Hand and Foot Treatment Teacher. With lots of lightness and laughter, Kelly aspires to INSPIRE us all to get our whole selves moving – body and mind – with joy and ease to reclaim and sustain a healthy and happy life now.

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