Kevin began practicing Tai Chi in 2008 and became a certified instructor in 2010 in the rare Nam Hoa Temple Internal Arts tradition. Beyond its many wellness benefits—balance, strength, flexibility, better sleep, mental clarity, and immune support—Tai Chi offers a way of moving through the world that reduces anxiety and heightens a feeling of aliveness. After many years in academia, Kevin came to Tai Chi as a way to “get out of his head” and to experience his body with a greater sense of curiosity, gratitude, and integration. He holds a PhD in French literature from Princeton University and an MFA in fiction writing from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He lives in Iowa City with his husband Jeff, their cat Joshua, and is currently working on his first novel.