About Cascadia Tai Chi (Taijiquan)
Our mission is to support the health and well-being of local community members through the study and practice of taijiquan.
Meet the founders
Eric Madsen is the founding director and lead teacher of Cascadia taiji. He has been a student of Master Yang Jun since 2002 and a certified instructor for the International Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association since 2011. In 2012, Eric became one of Master Yang Jun's first disciples. Eric focuses on maintaining a daily practice and strives to motivate students to dedicate a small amount of time every day to do taijiquan.
Sylvia Madsen has been a student of taijiquan and meditation since 2002, studying Yang style taijiquan forms with the Zheng Manqing and Yang Family schools. She practiced with teachers formally in America as well as during her years living abroad in Taiwan and Japan. Sylvia is deeply grateful for the patient guidance of her instructors, especially Zhuang Jingzi from Taiwan, whose great spirit and dedication will be remembered.