In the Community

Vibrant Health Company established its headquarters in 2015 in Marquette, Michigan, a stunning upper peninsula city on the shores of Lake Superior. Civic engagement and volunteerism are vital to Vibrant Health Company. We enjoy deep ties to many community organizations and give our time generously. Simply put, we value people over profit.

In 2023, we established professional relations with Northern Michigan University to become a workforce training clinic offering social work students rich learning experiences in our specialized programs. Throughout the year, Traci and her team offer community classes, retreats, workshops, and professional training. Traci is a sought-after professional speaker and trainer who appears at events nationwide. Watch our social media pages for updates

Tai Chi & Qi Gong Classes

The David & Thu Brulè YMCA of Marquette County is home to the Marquette Tai Chi Club. Beginners are always welcome, and advanced Budokai (students of the way) receive additional instruction tailored to their level.

The gentle movement practices known as tai chi and qi gong (TCQG) are based on ancient Taoist philosophies that promote longevity, health, vitality, and well-being. These practices focus on harnessing energy (Chi) and breath (Qi) and are thought to date back to at least the eighth century BCE in China. Because they are intuitive medicine, they are known as internal arts. TCQG is reparative, therapeutic, cathartic, and transformational. Robust evidence exists for this medical exercise, often called meditation in motion. For current information on classes, please check the YMCA group classes page here

  • Location: YMCA of Marquette County

  • Monday 6:45 pm (60 minutes)

  • Wednesday 8:15 am (45 minutes)

  • Beginners welcome. Drop-in welcome (YMCA fee).

Dance, Pool Fitness, Shapes of Awareness, and More!

Traci is a seasoned and well-loved fitness instructor and trains a team of trauma-informed movement specialists. Movement is medicine and improves physical and mental well-being. While movement arts are encouraged in all programs, community classes are held at various locations and vary in intensity from slow and gentle to high-energy.

Contact us on social media, via email using our contact page, or call the business office at 906 273 2060 for details on our current free or pay-as-you-go community classes.

Classes are #bodypositive and welcoming for all.

  • Location: YMCA of Marquette County

  • Friday 9 am (60 minutes)

  • All level fitness. Drop-in welcome (YMCA fee).

Workshops for Social Workers and Allied Professionals

Vibrant Health Company is committed to providing a legacy of learning for social workers and allied professionals. Integrating somatic and expressive arts into your practice is shown to improve client outcomes and reduce professional burnout.

We coach, speak, mentor, and consult with individuals and organizations seeking innovative solutions for trauma-specific treatment. We offer monthly learning labs for Trauma-Focused, Person-centered Somatic and Expressive Arts Therapies and Tai Chi Qi Gong for Recovery certificate programs.

Use our contact page to enquire about dates. In the future, these programs will be available for self-paced learning. CEU’s pending.

  • Location: Vibrant Health Company.

  • Fridays at noon.

  • Must register, donation-based, brown bag lunch.

Upcoming Events

2nd Annual World Tai Chi Day: One World, One Breath.

The Marquette Arts and Culture Center will host us for World Tai Chi Day, a free community event that promotes the healing practices of Tai Chi and Qi Gong.

Michigan IDDT Summit: Keynote Speaker and Workshop Facilitator

The State of Michigan hired Traci to train mental health workers around the state who work on integrated dual diagnosis treatment teams. She will provide a keynote on vicarious trauma and workshops on treating complex trauma as a team. This closed event will be held at Shanty Creek in April.

Michigan State University: Skill building. Working with Trauma, Grief, and Loss with Children and Families.

Dr. Caroline Cheng and Traci will present this workshop for child welfare workers around the state of Michigan.

More Information

We treat all forms of trauma with these highly specialized programs. Person-centered somatic and expressive arts are utilized in all programs at Vibrant Health Company.

Supportive general counseling (general counseling for stress, depression, and anxiety) may be offered outside of these treatment programs, depending on clinician availability.