Ty Romijn

The Practitioner
Ty Romijn has studied the healing arts since 1994. After becoming ill while traveling in Central America, Ty began studying the healing arts as a means of healing himself. Studying T'ai Chi Ch'uan, a slow meditatative movement exercise based on martial applications, he began regaining his health. He went on to study various forms of Asian bodywork, including Qi Kung massage, Polarity Therapy, Zen Shiatzu Acupressure. Jin Shin Do, Skilled Touch for the Seriously Ill. After practicing for a number of years he went on to study Five Element Acupuncture, graduating and becoming licensed in 2003.
During Acupuncture school, he came upon Zero Balancing (ZB), a form of bodywork, which aligns energy and structure. ZB brought him an opportunity to further refine his touch and integrate his previous bodywork experience into one simple protocol. ZB is effective in addressing the structure in a way that Acupuncture addresses the energy body. In fact, when used together, the ZB integrates the shifts facilitated by the Acupuncture. The two systems stand alone unto themselves and at the same time complement each other quite well.

 "I feel more organized in some way. More focused, but relaxed at the same time." - WL, Boulder, CO

The Teacher
Ty Romijn has been teaching movement and healing arts since 1994. He has taught at Little Friend's Farm in Middletown, RI as a Waldorf inspired Early Childhood educator, as a T'ai Chi Ch'uan teacher of elders up to 93 years old. He has taught at Naropa University, assisting Marlow Brooks teaching Chinese Qi Energetics. He teaches Acupuncture students at the school he attended, the Taoist Institute of Education and Acupuncture( ITEA ). And he has the honor of being certified to teach the Zero Balancing Bodywork system. Zero Balancing has provided Ty a place to bring all of his skills as a teacher to one integrated approach. 

Ty Romijn has come to T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Bodywork and Acupuncture through his own Healing Process.
Ty was born and raised on the east coast of the United States of America. He wrestled from the age of 12 through two years of college and assistant coached for two years in Steamboat Springs, CO. During his wrestling career, Ty enjoyed much success, but not without many injuries. During Ty's stint coaching in Steamboat Springs, he had a sudden epiphany, while wrestling one of the students. He realized that he could use his gifts as a wrestler to facilitate healing. He began to recognize that the discipline and focus needed to excel in wrestling were a foundation for things spiritual. He could apply those same gifts towards, meditation and healing.

Ty came upon T'ai Chi, while volunteering at an orphanage in Guatemala during the summer of 1993. Ty's health was challenged from travelling. A man was travelling through and showed Ty a few T'ai Chi movements. Ty had found one of his paths towards healing. When he arrived back in the states, he sought out a T'ai Chi  Ch'uan instructor. He found a man named Tom Hubbell, in Steamboat Springs, CO. Tom taught Tung Family Yang Style T'ai Chi Ch'uan as taught by third generation T'ai Chi Ch'uan master, Tung Kai Ying . Through intensive study over a year period, Ty's energy slowly came back. He became interested in the energy meridians of the body, and had a vision of becoming an Acupuncturist, and supporting others in their healing processes.
Then in the autumn of 1994, he attended Crestone Healing Arts Center in Crestone, Colorado, where he studied Qi Kung Massage. He went on to study at the Heartwood Institute in Garberville, CA. He studied many forms of oriental/eastern massage modalities, including Polarity Therapy, Zen Shiatzu Acupressure, Jin Shin Do, Skilled Touch for the Seriously Ill and Seated Massage. After practicing for a couple years, he went on to study Five Element Acupuncture; first, as an apprentice with Lois Barnett, LAc. in Port Townsend, WA in 1996, then in 1998, he went on to attend the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture in Louisville, CO. During his Acupuncture studies he came upon a system of bodywork, which works with both energy and structure called Zero Balancing (ZB). Again he knew this would be, yet another one of his paths to healing himself and facilitating others healing as well. He went through the process to become certified as a Zero Balancer in 2000.  Zero Balancing offered him a modality through which he could allow all of his trainings to come through one simple and clear protocol. He felt a homecoming. Working with Five Element acupuncture first, then doing ZB to integrate the shifts that the needles initiated, Ty found a way to very efficiently support other's healing processes. Ty graduated from ITEA in 2003. He became a licensed Acupuncturist in the fall of 2003.

He now has a practice at Nyland Cohousing in Lafayette, CO as a Licensed Acupuncturist and a certified Zero Balancer. Ty also teaches T'ai Chi Ch'uan in Middletown, RI, and Boulder, CO.

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