Dr. Marissa Pei, creator and instructor of Balance Tai Qi Qong, began practicing and teaching 5 years ago in response to her own realization that intellectual and emotional growth was not enough for herself and for her successful professional and exhausted clients.  As a “successful” organizational consulting psychologist and inspirational speaker for over 2 decades, a painful personal change created the opportunity to return to her Chinese roots, and integrate New Thought Ancient Wisdom to balance body mind spirit and soul.  Lao Tzu calls Tai Chi the soft and pliable defeats the hard and strong.  Dr. Marissa was the 2007 Remarkable Woman of the Year NAWBO recipient, and awarded the 2005 Role Model of the Year Award in Business and Media from the ABA.