Meet The Team
Founder & Principal Instructor
Dr. Robert J. Woodbine
Dr. Woodbine is the Founder of Urban Qi FIT which is the synthesis of 30 years of clinical experience as a Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist, 37+ years of study, practice and training in Qigong and Taijiquan, and 60+ years experience in the healing arts.
Jana Cunningham has been in the health and wellness field for thirty years as a certified Hatha Yoga instructor. She started studying Taiji with Dr. Woodbine in 2015 and has also trained with Dr. Jwing-Ming, Yang, and Grand Master Gainey. Additionally, she’s certified as an instructor of two EB (evidence-based) programs; Tai Chi For Arthritis and A Matter of Balance coach. She is also a Symphonic Gong musician and offers guided musical meditations.
Norman Spiller has studied with Dr. Woodbine for over 20 years. He has also studied with other notable teachers: Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, Grandmaster Roosevelt Gainey, Jonathan Chang, Michelle Lin, Quentin Lopes, and Addison Martin. Mr. Spiller is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and has trained in Cranio-Sacral Therapy as well as Shiatsu.