Rita is certified to teach Tai Chi Fundamentals (Yang style) and Tai Chi for Arthritis and Health (Sun style). She incorporates both forms in her classes, as well as Shibashi and other types of QiGong. She also teaches warm water arthritis classes. Rita has undergraduate and graduate degrees in occupational therapy and kinesiology. She is a retired Professor Emeritus from the Occupational Therapy Program and the Waisman Center at the UW-Madison.