Hue-ping Chin, Ph.D., RYT200
Deeply drawn to holistic way of life and mind-body connection, Hueping has been studying and practicing yoga, Taijiquan (or Taichi), traditional Chinese medicine, reiki, Ayurveda, and meditation since her youth. A native of Taiwan, she had easy access to different styles of health practice and healing options there– they are called “alternatives” in the United States, but are mainstream and common practices in her homeland. Hueping has been practicing yoga regularly for more than 4 decades. She credited her routine yoga practice for curing her chronic back pain caused by various injuries in the early years.
Since residing in Springfield, Hueping had taught yoga at Drury University and the Midtown neighborhood. Last summer, she completed the formal yoga teacher training through an immersion program at Shoshoni Center in Colorado. In her teaching, Hueping creates an eclectic style by incorporating asana, pranayama, vinyasa, and Taichi movements. Physical movements, however, need to be connected with one’s senses and mind; incorporating breathwork (pranayama) and meditation, Hueping believes, will benefit us greatly – to sharpen our senses, heighten our awareness, and fine tune our wellbeing.
Hueping is a professor at Drury University; the courses she teaches include Women’s History, Eastern Philosophies and Religions, Buddhism: The Joy of being Awake, Globalization and Human Rights, History of Modern Japan.
Besides practicing yoga, Hueping enjoys outdoors (hiking in the woods is a weekly routine), cooking (cooking fresh ingredients from the gardens and the farmer’s market is so rewarding), gardening (both at her own and the community garden), making art (calligraphy, painting, collaging), dancing (salsa and swing, please!), singing, and hanging out with her husband and friends.