YOUR EXPERIENCE is Our focus  

WHAT Participants SAy

"Your class and teaching technique is wonderful!  Thanks for all you have done for us."

~ Peggy W.

"I thoroughly enjoy your classes and I thank you so very much for enhancing my knowledge of Tai Chi"

~ Janice B.

"Thank you for all of your help with Tai Chi and your patience!"

- Mary F.

"I never knew what Qigong was until I took your class and it has made a great improvement in my balance.

- Jack T.

"My physicians are impressed with the improvements in my medical conditions since taking your classes.  This is the only type of physical activity I participate in.  My Rheumatologist, Cardiologist, and PCP were all anxious to receive your contact information"

- Terry W.

"Our balance, range of motion and strength have all improved since we began these tai chi classes.  Our doctors are very happy we're participating and so are we!"

- Bill and Cindy S.

"I love these classes!  My wife notices a difference in me every time I get home from class.  I am going to continue these practices for the rest of my life!  The classes help me slow down and I need that."

-  Justin B.

Tai Chi, Pittsburgh, Qigong, Meditation, Standing Crane

Don Drolet and Sifu Dan Jones following one of numerous workshops on Silk Reeling

Don Drolet & Dr. Aihan Kuhn at a recent certification workshop In Springfield, Mass

Tai Chi, Pittsburgh, Qigong, Meditation, Standing Crane
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We know how precious your time is and we want you to feel like your investment as participants in our classes is helpful. We pride ourselves on making our classes social, welcoming, fun, safe and ultimately, something that we hope will improve your overall health and quality of life.

Our classes can be tailored for  groups, private lessons, or workshops.
Tai Chi, Pittsburgh, Qigong, Meditation, Standing Crane

About Us

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The Crane In Asian Culture

Second only to the Phoenix, the crane is the next most important bird figure in Chinese culture. It's mythological life is over 1000 years and it is a symbol of longevity, happiness and immortality.  Cranes are known to bring wisdom, solve problems, and dissolve obstacles allowing upward progression and greater achievements with honor. Following the second world war and September 11, the origami crane also became known as a symbol of peace worldwide.
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Don Drolet and Dr. Lam at a recent training.

Our Philosophy

Standing Crane Tai Chi, Qigong, Meditation and Mindfulness programs are offered in a safe, non-competitive environment where persons of all ages, physical abilities and walks of life can come together to share in practices which can ultimately help them to improve their health and increase their sense of well-being.  All participants are encouraged to stay within their own personal comfort zones during classes and should, as always, check with their physician to determine whether they are healthy enough to participate.

THE Instructor

Don Drolet has been practicing Tai Chi and Qigong for over 12 years.  Don is  a student of Eastern philosophy and has had a personal meditation practice for more than 20 years.  He has taught in the Pittsburgh Metro area for health clubs, corporate wellness programs, community organizations, and also provides private lessons.  He has been endorsed and well received by students of all abilities, ages and walks of life.  

Don is certified to teach in numerous styles with the Tai Chi for Health system founded by Dr. Paul Lam, a tai chi master and retired medical doctor. Dr. Lam’s Tai Chi for Health programs have benefited more than eight million people worldwide and are recognized by the National Arthritis Foundation, the Center for Disease Control, and the National Council on Aging.

Don is also a student of Dr. Aihan Kuhn and a certified professional Level 3 Qigong instructor with the Tai Chi and Qi Gong Healing Institute. Dr. Kuhn, is a Chinese Medical Doctor trained in both Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is one of the foremost educators and practitioners of holistic medicine in the world.

Dr. Kuhn has successfully treated thousands of patients with a wide range of illnesses which were not easily treatable by conventional medicine. In addition Dr. Kuhn is a Qi Gong & Tai Chi Master Teacher and is an author of five books on natural healing, including the award winning “Simple Chinese Medicine”

Don has also attended numerous workshops presented by Sifu Dan Jones.  Dan is the Owner and Lead Instructor at Moving Stillness Tai Chi Chuan and Healing Arts in Lansing, Michigan. Dan is a Master Level Tai Chi Chuan and Internal Gong Fu Instructor.  He has over 44 years of martial arts experience and formerly  served as a member of the security detail for the Michigan State Senate.

Dan's instruction and friendship has added to Don's depth and experience as both a tai chi practitioner and Instructor.  Don and Dan both attended the annual week-long Tai Chi for Health conference in Asheville, NC in the Summer of 2017. 

Tai Chi and Qigong in Pittsburgh

Tai Chi, Pittsburgh, Qigong, Meditation, Standing Crane