Lynn Teale

Hackettstown, NJ


Lynn started her taijiquan journey in 1986, making her real commitment to the art in 1988. She began with Yang style, and her first serious year of study was with Dorothea Campanelli, a senior student of Sidney Austin, who was a senior student of Grandmaster Jou, Tsung Hwa. Lynn was introduced to Mister Austin in 1989 and continued to study with him until his death in 1993. In 1990 Mister Austin took Lynn to Tai Chi Farm where she began her studies of meditation, qigong, and eventually taijiquan, with Grandmaster Jou. In 1996 Lynn began her study of Chen style with Grandmaster Jou. Since his untimely death in 1998 she has continued her Chen studies with Yun-tei Pan. Her association with Grandmaster Jou brought her naturally to Kathleen Cusick and Dr. Jay Dunbar. She began attending Magic Tortoise School San Shou Intensives in 1997. She also continues her qigong studies with Coach Jun-heng Xu and Master Wei-qi He.

Lynn teaches taijiquan in northwest New Jersey. She teaches Yang Style Taijiquan as an accredited course at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She also teaches general population classes at the Riverside Gym and Fitness Center, Lakeland Hills YMCA, and St. Clare’s Medical Center, as well as classes for seniors at the YMCA, St. Clare’s, Newton Memorial Hospital, and the Sparta Health and Wellness Center. She has taught, and hopes to resume teaching, taijiquan classes in spanish and sign language for the deaf and hard of hearing. She also reviews and edits qigong and meditation manuscripts and books for the YMAA Publication Center in Boston.

The Magic Tortoise Taijiquan School
c/o Dr. Jay Dunbar, Director
15 Timberlyne Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-1522