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Sheila Bell

Sheila spent her formative years in north Dallas and Richardson, Texas, swimming, dancing ballet, and playing soccer. After injuries and illness, she turned to yoga and weightlifting. 

After more injury and illness, she finally discovered Qigong and traditional Chinese medicine and began to understand much more about how to stay healthy! 

After 15 years of Qigong and Chuan, her acupuncturist suggested she teach others to spread the benefits of Tai chi far and wide. However, she wanted to feel better prepared and knew there was much more to be learned and experienced! 

After some searching, she found Sigung Richard Clear in 2015 and began training in the Clear Tai Chi system. Since that time she has transitioned all her classes to Clear's methods and regularly supports people in their healing with the Fa kung method of Qigong healing. 

Knowing now more than ever how extensive the practice of real Tai chi is, Sheila is an avid student and is passionate about sharing true, functional methods with people of all ages and fitness levels. Other interests include the use of aromatherapy in TCM, the effects of emotion and energy on the physical body, and methods by which people can improve their lifestyle to live their best life.

Sheila studied Marine Biology at Texas A&M Galveston. She taught high school science classes for 15 years. She has lived in Costa Rica for 30 years with her family where they operate a cacao farm and have a chocolate shop. 

There is a wooden platform on the farm in a wooded area between two volcanoes, which is a perfect spot to doing Clear's Tai chi!

About Sheila's Sifu, Richard Clear:

Master Richard Clear is Sigung third generation lineage holder from Lee Ying Arng who was a senior student under Yang Chen Fu. Master Clear has studied directly with such famous masters as Ma Yueh Liang, Wen Mei Yu, Dr Fred Wu, Liu Ji Fa, Ju Bong Yi, Pei Xi Rong, Willem De Thouars, and Don Ethan Miller among others. Master Clear Began teaching in 1985 and has over 50 years of continuous study in Tai Chi (Taiji), Qigong (Chi Kung) & Internal Martial Arts, along with some other external styles. He has produced his own videos and books to help people learn in-person as well as online.

Sheila Bell

A Clear Tai Chi Member School


Tuesday: 8:30 to 9:30 at Ultrafit Gym in Playas del Coco.

Thursday: 8:30 to 9:30 at Ultrafit Gym in Playas del Coco.

Private lessons and small group retreats by appointment.

Balance Ideal

Lot 22 Chorotega
Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Central America
Phone: +506 8701 0592

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