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David Silver

Quick Facts

  • 1994 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA
  • 2001 Started as Video Director/Producer at YMAA Publication Center
  • 2006 Certified YMAA Assistant Qigong Instructor
  • 2006 Began weekly Cape Cod Qigong lessons
  • 2009 Certified YMAA Qigong Instructor
  • 2023 Certified YMAA Qigong Master
  • Founded YMAA Cape Cod school

David Silver developed a lifelong interest in meditation as part of his Gojū Ryū Karate training starting at age 11. He later began studying taijiquan, qigong, and yoga in his 20s, becoming certified by world-renown Chinese martial arts master Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming as a YMAA Qigong Assistant Instructor in 2006, full Instructor in 2009, and finally Qigong Master in 2023. He volunteered managing the fundraising for the nonprofit YMAA Retreat Center 2005 - 2016, which accomplished its goal of an immersive ten-year Kung Fu training program.

David works as a producer and director of instructional martial arts and health videos for YMAA Publication Center, creating all DVDs, video apps and streaming videos. He has produced and directed over 200 videos featuring Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, Helen Liang, Chenhan Yang, David-Dorian Ross, Lee Holden, Ren, GuangYi and Lou Reed, Wudang master Zhou, Xuan-Yun, Daisy Lee, Rory Miller, Wim Hof, Marisa Cranfill, and others. He is the co-author of "Sunrise Tai Chi" and "Sunset Tai Chi" books with Ramel Rones. He is a writer and has worked as content editor of books by Dr. Yang, including "Qigong Meditation: Small Circulation", "Meridian Qigong", and "Qigong Grand Circulation".

David designed a product line of wooden Tai Chi training balls made of reclaimed wood, working with a woodworking shop in Maine, USA in various sizes and styles, including an "Artisan" line.

David is the founder of the YMAA Cape Cod school and teaches weekly classes in person since 2006 and also online since 2020, including a regular session for cancer patients and their supporters through the Cape Wellness Collaborative. He can be contacted at https://www.capecodqigong.com .