Ellie Hayes has been learning and sharing Tai Chi since 1974, primarily Hwa Yu Tai Chi (known also by the lineage name Liuhebafa) as taught by Master John Chung Li. Since 2011, she has also offered instruction in the Tai Chi for Health forms developed by Dr. Paul Lam MD of Australia. She has brought Tai Chi to Johnson State College, Goddard College and UVM Continuing Education Program; she has organized classes in Hardwick, Greensboro and Montpelier. She has also offered Tai Chi presentations at a number of conferences. Since 1977 she has also been engaged in studying Chinese language and Chinese calligraphy as a way of understanding ancient texts associated with Tai Chi.