Birgitt Krause

I was born in Germany in 1949 and I received an MA as a translator for German, English and Spanish followed by an MA in Adult Education. I moved to the US in 1984 to be with Alan and we have been a couple since then.

My journey with Tai Chi and Arica began in 1985, when Gil Milner offered classes here in Spokane, WA. I have been teaching Tai Chi since 1992 and we are now a team of seven apprentices teaching classes twice a week. Also for the past 3 years I have taught Tai Chi to women who are recovering from alcohol and drug addiction. I have attended most summer and winter trainings either in the US or Europe with only a few exceptions and I am relatively current with the Arica work. I have taught most of the Arica group trainings and am certified to teach Psychocalistenics.

Last May I left a career of 21 years as a German professor at Gonzaga University. I taught language, culture and literature classes and served as the director of the German program for the last 12 years.

I am now in the process of creating the next phase of my life. The new found time and energy allows me to serve on the Board of Directors and to do my share of taking responsibility for the future of our school. I have experience in directing a program, making administrative and organizational decisions while keeping the interests of students at the center of my efforts. It is important to me to listen and to find solutions that are workable and as simple as is possible. I am interested in deepening and strengthening the quality of our teaching and to find new and creative ways to share our treasure with the public. Since I spent equal time at trainings in Europe and the US I feel equally at home in both places and communities. I consider it an honor to be asked to serve on the board and will give it my best effort.