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Ilkley Tai Chi - Private Tuition with Dr Alex Boyd PhD
At Times to Suit You!
Dr Alex Boyd (PhD) is available for private tuition. This may be to supplement classes you or your child are attending or instead of attending classes if this is not possible.
You can make an appointment to visit Alex or for him to visit you at your own convenience either at home or even at work!
Private tuition is useful for people looking to improve their health in a relaxed, confidential setting or to develop specific skills in a more intensive way – perhaps suitable for executives, therapists and performers including dancers, actors, sports people etc.
Dr Alex Boyd has been training in Daojiao Lishi Quanfa for over 30 years. He is a senior student-teacher of Lishi and, while living in Ilkley, travels to London and regularly to other countries to teach workshops and courses.
In 2014 Xiansheng Alex (Xiansheng means Mister in Chinese) completed a PhD in Performance Studies and Critical Education at the University of California in Davis. His doctoral research was in the sustainability of traditional knowledge and included developing the first ever degree in traditional embodied knowledge at Leeds Trinity University.
Alex’s current research includes establishing an international institute for embodied knowledge that will research the health and wellbeing benefits that ancient, indigenous forms of practice from around the world provide. He teaches Lishi to specialist groups and individuals including actors (theatre and film), dancers and to executives from around the world.
Alex is married to Wendy Boyd and together they have a son, Xander. They live in Ilkley and all practice Lishi.