Ms. Stephanie Mayer-Sattin, Director of Education
Dr. Lien Lee, Director of Oriental Medicine
Ms. Stephanie Mayer-Sattin
Ms. Stephanie Mayer-Sattin was the recipient of the 2009 Bullis School Faculty Enrichment Grant which allowed her to travel to Wudang Mountain, the birthplace of Tai Chi, in China to learn Tai Chi and Qigong martial arts forms from Master Yuan Xiu Gang , 15th generation San Fang Pai and Daoist priest.Ms. Mayer-Sattin continued her training with Master Yuan when he was brought to the United States by the Bullis School in January of 2010.During his time in Washington, Master Yuan taught Tai Chi and Qigong to all students at Bullis.Later, in March 2010, Master Zhong Xue Chao (Bing), nephew of Grandmaster Zhong of Wudang Mountain traveled to Washington and continued Ms. Mayer-Sattin training in private classes. During the 2009-2010 school year, Ms. Mayer-Sattin continued to train in martial arts and self-defense with Master Shawn Cartwright and trained in western boxing, Jiu Jitsu techniques, and strength training with Coach Tony Zambrana.Ms. Mayer-Sattin continues to train martial arts and in addition to her research of the benefits to musician’s brain function and healing, her study of Tai Chi Quan and Qigong helped her lose over 50 unwanted pounds in a year.Ms Mayer-Sattin has developed techniques in cooperation with Master Yuan that incorporate elements of Tai Chi and Qigong into the warm-up of the music rehearsals at Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland. As a renowned singer of Daoist liturgy, Master Yuan was the perfect partner for this endeavor.Ms. Mayer-Sattin presented these techniques in a workshop with Master Yuan Xiu Gang on August 6, 2010 in Beijing at the International Society of Music Education World Conference which hosted over four thousand participants from across the globe.People in the west may recognize Master Yuan from his recent cameo appearance in the Jackie Chan film, Karate Kid.
Ms. Mayer-Sattin currently studies ten hours a week with former National China Wushu-Kungfu Professional Team Coach, Grandmaster Bai Wenxiang. Grandmaster Bai with his over forty years of teaching professional kungfu athletes is currently the Head Martial Arts Coach at the Bullis School in Potomac, MD. Grandmaster Bai coached many successful wushu athletes including the "Prince of Wushu" Master Zhao Chang Jun in the 1980's.
On March 9, 2012, Ms. Mayer-Sattin became the first American woman to become a 16th generation Wudang San Feng Pai disciple of Master Yuan Xiu Gang. Ms. Mayer-Sattin is now known by her Daoist name, Mei Mao Zi Yang.
Ms. Stephanie Mayer-Sattin has been a member of the music faculty of the Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland since 2000. She earned a B.A. degree in music education from Baylor University and a M.A. degree in choral conducting from the University of Houston. She has studied with Hugh Sanders (Baylor University), Charles Hausmann (Houston Symphony Chorus), Christopher~Seaman (Naples Philharmonic and Rochester Symphony), and Michael Lankester (Hartford Symphony).Ms. Mayer-Sattin has been Artistic Director of the Washington Civic Opera Association from 1999-2004 and worked with the Glorystar Children’s Chorus Youth Choir for two years. She performed for three and a half years in the professional choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception under the direction of Leo Nestor.Ms. Mayer-Sattin was the conductor for the HaiTien Chorus, a Taiwanese-American adult chorus from 2006-2009.Ms. Mayer-Sattin has produced CD's and recordings in connection with Mobile Master Recording for Performance Today, National Public Radio, CBS Sunday Morning, the Phillips Collection, and has produced recordings in locations such as the Kennedy Center and the National Cathedral. In the spring of 2006, Ms. Mayer-Sattin was invited to lecture, give workshops, and hold master class sessions in choral conducting in Taiwan at Sun Yat-Sen University in Gaoshung, the Taiwain Women’s College of Arts and Technology, and provide professional development sessions for teachers in Taoyuan, Taiwan. Ms. Mayer-Sattin has taught music for 20 years, her students have performed at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Carnegie Hall, Riverside Church in New York City, Canterbury Cathedral in England, and toured China in the summer of 2005.Ms. Mayer-Sattin was the David S. Stone Excellence in Teaching Award winner for the 2009-2010 school year.
***The focus of Ms. Mayer-Sattin's instruction centers on health and wellness and not self-defense, though every movement can be used for self-defense. Martial art applications are described and demonstrated in class sessions, but for the primary purpose of articulating the original function of each movement shown.
Wudang Wellness, Inc. does not ascribe to the practice of belting systems that may influence students toward a false sense of indestructability. A martial artist is only as good as their last training session. In addition, Wudang San Feng Pai discipleship should be understood as a lifelong vow of obedience, a commitment to training and cultivation, and a promise of loyalty toward the brothers and sisters of the Pai. Discipleship does not imply permission to refer to oneself as Master.
Dr. David B. Kaplan
Dr. Kaplan graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his anesthesiology residency at two Massachusetts hospitals, Brigham and Women's Hospital and St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. Dr. Kaplan followed up with a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at New England Medical Center. After several appointments in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, including at the AI duPont Hospital for Children, and as an assistant professorship at Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Kaplan worked as the Director of Anesthesia at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, PA and at multi-specialty surgery centers in Reading, PA and Lewes, DE. Board-certified in Anesthesiology, he has co-authored numerous articles and presentations, including several on the early stages of Alzheimer's disease while a visiting scientist at the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale in Paris
Dr. Lien Lee
Dr. Lien Lee. is a licensed practitioner of Oriental Medicine in who has been in practice for over 5 years in Maryland. The primary principle of Oriental Medicine is to find the balance between ourselves and all the elements we find inside and outside of us. Balance of body and mind, balance of food and exercise, balance of emotion and thought, and balance of work and play are all essential part of human health. In this discipline, Dr. Lee believes we must practice what we preach to patients. Finding life’s essential balance to reach maximum health is both clinical work for Dr. Lee and his lifelong pursuit.
Other than using acupuncture, herbal remedies, physical therapies in my practice, Dr. Lee has experience in the field of psychology. He received his Masters degree in psychology through Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Dr. Lee practiced stress management at the University of Maryland, as well as working with substance abuse clients. Through these various disciplines in the field of health, Dr. Lee came to a full understanding that human health is fundamental to our individual existence and involves both the mind and the body.
Dr. Lee is certified to teach Taichi and meditation through the wisdom lineage of Wudang mountain, he hopes to impart the importance of a balanced approach to life and everything we do. The pursuit of a healthy mind and body is essential to our success both for our professional and private lives as we are besieged by modern stresses, toxic foods, and addictive behaviors. It is never too late to strengthen our body and mind.