Sally V. McHenry 

Movement Improvement T’ai Chi and Qi Gong Instructor Level One 



Sally studies T’ai Chi and Qi Gong with Rising Phoenix T’ai Chi Studio, which she began in 2009 upon her retirement from county government outside of Atlanta. Beginning in 2012, she also attended workshops with our T’ai Chi and Qi Gong Master Yun Xiang Tseng of Chi For Longevity, 14th Generation T’ai Chi Master from WuDang Mountain, China. 

Sally came to our studio with 30 years prior experience training adults in an employment setting, in programs including wellness and physical fitness, which often required combining mind and body skill sets. 

Her keen focus on learning T’ai Chi and Qi Gong as a moving meditation, with her avid attention to detail, has supported Sally’s development. In early 2013, we invited her to train as a Movement Improvement T’ai Chi Instructor, and she quickly achieved the Level 1 Certification. We put her to work in 2014 teaching older adults, including those with mobility challenges. Sally assists with a number of our other Rising Phoenix course offerings at our studio and around Atlanta, substitute teaching as needed for many of these classes. The students enjoy Sally’s clear instruction and patient and gentle coaching! 

Sally is a retired public administrator and an active participant in the Irish music and dance community. She provides sound reinforcement work for traditional music concerts and dance events around Atlanta and beyond. She is multi-skilled and multi-talented, and we are happy to have Sally on board!