Dan Menzel has been a practitioner of Yang style Tai Chi since 1996 and has followed the path set before him by the extensive and thorough guidance of the many past generations, through their writings and practices.


“I was lucky enough to have found teachers in this geographical area that strictly adhere to the traditions and principles of the Yang family tree. ‘They’, being the best students under the tuteledge of Master Hsu Fun-Yuen.

“As part of my training I was urged to teach in order to better understand the path upon which I am on. As I began to teach, I found that it has been a part of me that I had been missing. As my students excel, I find it to be of great joy to my spirit, knowing that perhaps they too will find the peace that this beautiful Art has offered to me. I have humbly accepted this honor to have the opportunity to introduce you to the gift of Tai Chi Chuan.”


To try to bring the citizens of the world back into the loving arms of Mother Earth. By recognizing that we can live in harmony, as one with nature with our spirits connected to the heavens and our feet grounded to the earth.


Quiet River Tai Chi offers private and semi-private classes in the art of Yang style 64 posture Tai Chi Chuan as taught by the honorable Grand Master Hsu Fun-Yuen and his Wu Kung Tai Chi Association of America and Taiwan.  We tend to our classes, the majority of the time Outdoors amongst natures beauty. Which offers each of us a deeper connection to the miracle of life.


We offer training in the ancient art of Yang style Tai Chi Chuan. Tai Chi is a supple, low impact form of exercises created in China and refined through centuries of practice and thoughtful contemplation, passed down from generation to generation. It has been designed  to combine a personal full bodied health program  which includes stress reduction, core strengthening, control of one’s surroundings, such as balance, proper posture, breath and meditation, to name but a few.

Tai Chi can be practiced by people of all ages, without any extra machines or other appliances needed except for a space large enough to do the form (a collection of postures), a flat bottomed pair of gym shoes and the commitment to a better understanding of your life, which comes from the challenges you ultimately can overcome. The more time we put in to it the more benefit one can gain.

With the soaring costs of healthcare and the uncertainties of the availability of insurance in our future, don’t you owe it to yourself to be as healthy mentally, physically and spiritually as you possibly can?