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Newsmaker: J. Gurney Bolster

Noteworthy : Bolster will demonstrate how people can harness the power of the mind-body connection through Tai Chi at the "Frontiers of Holistic Medicine: The Mind-Body Connection" conference at 10 a.m. Saturday in Allegheny General Hospital's Magovern Conference Center, 320 E. North Ave. on the North Side.

Age : 62

Family : Husband, Ted Sohier, 65

Residence : Mt Lebanon

Occupation : Certified instructor in the art of Tai Chi, a fusion of dance, martial arts and exercise designed to help achieve a balance of mind and body while strengthening muscles, reducing stress and promoting healing.

Background : The Volunteer of the Year for the Arthritis Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, Bolster has served as an adjunct faculty member in the dance departments of the University of Quebec and Concordia University in Montreal. She continues to teach dance and exercise programs throughout Western Pennsylvania as a Certified Movement Analyst and a registered dance therapist.

Education : Master of Arts in dance therapy from Antioch University New England.

Quote : "You can do Tai Chi sitting on a bed. You can do Tai Chi at the airport. You can integrate it into your life and do it effortlessly. And it will greatly affect your life."

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