Jonathan first began his practice of Tai Chi in 1988. In college, he studied Shotokan Karate for several years, but was then drawn to a softer, more gentle and internal approach to martial arts. After completing a degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Delaware and before going into U.S. Naval Service, he learned the Yang Style Long Form from his teacher, Alan Tillotson near Jonathan's family home in Delaware. After 6 years in the Navy, working in as an officer in Nuclear Reactor Operations and practicing his Tai Chi while on the aircraft carrier, George Washington (CVN-73), Jonathan remained in the Virginia Beach area where he was able to focus on his spritual and healing arts practices. There he learned the Cheng Man-ch'ing Tai Chi style short form and practiced for ten years under the Benjamin Jeng Pang Lo (1927-2018) lineage at the Tidewater Tai Chi Center.
Master Benjamin Lo was Professor Cheng-Man-Ching’s principle disciple in Taiwan and immigrated to New York City at the request of, and to help the Professor introduce Tai Chi to the West. In the late 90's, Jonathan’s understanding of the art was deeply enriched during workshops by Master Lo on the East Coast when he would travel from his home in San Francisco.
Jonathan has been teaching Tai Chi in the Lancaster area for about 10 years. He has studied the Tai Chi form for over 30 years in New York City, Washington DC, Virginia Beach & the San Fransisco Bay Area.
Jonathan has a practice of Transcendence and Awakened Relationship Coaching in Lancaster, PA for individuals and couples interested in higher consciousness living. He is also a PA Licensed Massage Therapist. Jonathan has been practicing meditation and Breathwork for 30 years and is a trained Holotropic Breathwork facilitator. His Reiki practice began almost 40 years ago. In 1994 he attended the prestigious Cayce-Reilly School of Massage Therapy in Virginia Beach at the Association of Research and Enlightenment, (A.R.E.) and after teaching physics for 25 years, re-certified in Massage Therapy at the Lancaster School of Massage.