About Stephanie

Touching Worlds LLC Balances the Heart, Mind, and Body

I completed a Master of Science in Applied Psychology from St. Cloud State University in 1997. After I completed a Master of Science, I started a professional career in the field of Information Technology. I worked for IBM and other major employers for about 15 years and then I did part-time self-employment in social media for 6 years. In 2016, I got certified to teach Tai Chi for Health and began to teach classes at multiple YMCA Twin Cities locations. In 2018, I started Touching Worlds LLC to teach private lessons or group classes at various locations, events, and programs in person and virtually.

Formal Education

Bachelors and Master of Science in Applied Psychology from St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud MN, 1995 & 1997.

Project Management Fundamentals at IBM with 2 Graduate Credit by American Council on Education, July 2008

Doctoral Classes in Marriage and Family Therapy (Advanced Systemic Theory and Practice & Seminar) at Argosy University, December 2008.


Certified Practice Group Leader from Spring Forest Qigong in November 2020. No Expiration if one passes yearly Ethics Exam.

Certified Breathing Coach by Mind Body Science Institute in November 2019. No Expiration Date.

Certified Moving for Better Balance Instructor in 2018 from YMCA. No Expiration Date.

Certified YMCA Foundations of Group Exercise by ACE (American Council on Exercise), October 2016. Valid till October 2022.

Tai Chi for Health Certifications recertified in 2021 (Valid for 2 years):

Certified Sun 21 or Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 1 and Falls Preventions Instructor in 2016 & 2017 & 2019 & 2021.

Certified Sun 41 or Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 2 Instructor in 2016 & 2017 & 2019.

Certified Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor in 2019.

Certified Tai Chi for Rehabilitation Instructor in 2017 & 2018.

Certified Tai Chi for Energy Part 1 Instructor in 2018.

Notable Training

Exploring the Depth of Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention and Tai Chi for Diabetes with Dr. Paul Lam, founder of Tai Chi for Health Institute, October 2017.

Intro to Esoteric Healing by International Network of Energy Healing, December 2017.

QiBreathing Workshop by Mind Body Science Institute, April 2019.

Adult CPR/AED and First Aid with American Red Cross, August 2016.

Basic Life Support, Basic First Aid, and Emergency Oxygen with American Safety & Health Institute in 2018.

Radiant Lotus Qigong Workshop with Linda Ebling, January 2019.

Traditional Chinese Medicine and 5 Element Theory with Linda Ebling, Normandale Community College, Fall 2016.

Esoteric Healing Class with Rev. Ron Moor, Fall 2014.

Taoist Breathing Class with Joel Ronningen with Ametrine Bodyworks, November 2019.

Discover the Zang Fu Gong Form with Qigong to Boost Energy & Release Stress for a Balanced Joyful Life With Daisy Lee on the Shift Network, March - May 2020.

Advanced Qigong to Release Stress for a Balanced, Joyful Life, with Daisy Lee on the Shift Network, June - August 2020.

The Mystical Power of Sufi Breathwork, Mantras & Sacred Sounds with Pir Shabda Kahn on the Shift Network, April - June 2020.

Spring Forest Qigong One for Health Live Training with Munira Jiwa, September, 2020

Spring Forest Qigong Two for Healing Live Training with Sue Crites, October - November, 2020

Five Element Qigong Healing Movements - Spring Forest Qigong, Online Course, November 2020

Daily Qigong Pratice in Five Element Healing with Spring Forest Qigong on Facebook since March 2020

Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 1 and Falls Preventions Instructor in with Linda Ebling May 2, 2021.

Tai Chi Chih Intensive July 22 -25, 2021 with Sandy McAlister & April Leffler

Tai Chi Chih mentoring with Marlena Veron June 2020 - September 2021

Tai Chi Chih mentoring with Sue Bitney May 2021 - Now

Tai Chi Chih mentoring with April Leffler July 2021 - Now

Tai Chi Chih Teacher Prep: 6-Class Series via Zoom with April Leffler September 21 - October 26, 2021

Music Lessons with Brother Timothy Frantzich Jan 2021 - Now


Pathways Minneapolis Health Crisis Center Provider Volunteer

Sea Others Foundation Founder and President, www.seaothers.org

Girl Scouts Leader