Kyri (rhymes with “fiery) has been an active student of martial arts since beginning Kung Fu lessons in 1972. Since then, she has studied Aikido, Chen Style Tai Chi, and Yang Style Tai Chi. She began studying the Yang style at the beginning of 2002, with Holly Yang, of Yang Arts, including the Yang 24-form, the 32-form sword , the 48-form combined style, the 42-form sword, the 88-form and Taiji Gongfu Fan. Kyri has been an active participant in demonstrations at the Goodson Recreation Center, the Buck Center, and Lone Tree Recreation Center for South Suburban Parks and Recreation District, as well as performing at the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival and the opening of the Confucius Institute, for the Consul General of China. She is an associate member of the American Tai Chi and Qigong Association and the National Qigong Association.
Meditation and internal arts have always been a big part of her life, and she started Tai Chi as a way to move from a purely internal pursuit to a more physical practice. Kyri believes in taking personal responsibility for one’s health and physical condition, living in harmony with nature, and that learning new things is a true joy of human existence.