NAMASTA and the American Tai Chi and Qigong Association (ATCQA)

Herndon, VA – Belmont, CA

May 8, 2008 – NAMASTA and the American Tai Chi and Qigong Association announce partnership to provide business support and resources to Tai Chi instructors and studios.

Tai Chi instructors and studios can now benefit from specialized business support and resources with a new partnership between the North American Studio Alliance (NAMASTA) and American Tai Chi and Qigong Association (ATCQA).

Gary Jiang, President of ATCQA, and Bernard Slede, President of NAMASTA, announced today the signing of an agreement between NAMASTA, the leading membership organization for mind-body professionals in the United States and Canada and ATCQA, the national organization that supports Tai Chi professionals and promotes the benefits of Tai Chi to the public.

“ATCA is excited to be partnering with NAMASTA,” said ATCQA President Gary Jiang. “It will greatly assist our members to obtain the business support and protection they need for their teaching.”

Bernard Slede, President of NAMASTA, added, “We are very pleased to build this relationship with ATCQA; Tai Chi instructors and studios are a very significant and growing part of the mind-body community. We hope that Tai Chi professionals will greatly benefit from the support that NAMASTA provides.”

Professional members of ATCQA may now join NAMASTA at a special rate and access health benefits, liability insurance, discounts on business software, and many other benefits. To learn more about NAMASTA, visit


NAMASTA‘s mission is to give mind-body professionals the peace of mind to focus on their discipline – including Tai Chi, qigong, yoga, massage by offering business services such as access to low-cost professional Tai Chi liability insurance, access to health insurance and a wealth of business resources.


American Tai Chi and Qigong Association is the national organization that promotes Tai Chi, of any style and of any linkage, through the support of instructors, coaches and studios and public education of the benefits of Tai Chi. Since its inception, ATCQA has received wide recognitions from Federal government agencies, Tai Chi experts and many other professionals in the health and fitness industries. To learn more about ATCQA, visit