Meet the IRQTC Team

Founder and Director

131009 - NEW Headshots- 0472-webBrian Trzaskos, PT LMT CSCS CMP MI-C, founder and director of the IRQTC, believes education is powerful medicine that allows people to access their own highest healing potential. As a practicing physical therapist and student of eastern movement and meditation practices for over two decades, Brian holds multiple advanced certifications in both the Western and Eastern healing arts. After practicing for 16 years under the constraints of managed care, Brian experienced a deep discontentment with the health insurance system and its inability to place quality of care above costs. Notably, this time of frustration was accompanied by a series of stress-related illnesses which had seriously impacted Brian’s life, prompting him to delve more deeply into himself and strengthening his commitment to serve others. Out of this experience he created his own private pay practice and rediscovered the power of both Tai Chi and Qigong for personal cultivation and inner strength. He is now an author, national public speaker and thought leader in holistic therapeutic movement. Brian and his family live in the beautiful Champlain Valley in upstate NY.

  • NY Physical Therapy Licensure
  • NY Massage Therapy Licensure
  • Neuromuscular / Connective Tissue Release Specialist
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Certified Mulligan Practitioner
  • Certified Meditation Instructor
  • Certified Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Instructor
  • Certified Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor
  • Certified Tai Chi for Energy Instructor
  • Certified Tai Chi for Rehabilitation Instructor
  • Certified Sun 73 Forms Tai Chi Instructor
  • Senior Trainer Tai Chi Easy/Healer Within Foundation

Wholistic Business Strategist

ani-headshotAni Anderson, MS, OT/L, LMT, CEMP  believes that entrepreneurship offers powerful opportunities for personal growth and the pursuit of spiritual fulfillment. She worked for 6 years in a traditional OT setting before moving into holistic private practice. After owning her own businesses, two wellness centers, creating and directing the creation of passive revenue products, leading classes and workshop and assisting the foundation of the IRQTC, Ani began teaching other holistic professionals how to grow their businesses. She now coordinates the business center here at the IR as well as running her own life coaching business dedicated to helping people find their purpose and earn money doing what they love.



  • Occupational Therapist
  • Transformational Life Coach
  • Massage Therapy Licensure
  • Advanced CranioSacral Therapist
  • Certified Infant Massage Instructor
  • Reiki Master
  • Certified Energy Medicine Practitioner
  • Certified Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Instructor
  • Boss Lady Business Stratigiest


Customer Support

Jenna PhotoJenna loves helping people get excited about making a positive difference in the world. As a Customer Support Professional at the IRQTC, Jenna keeps the certification programs, CEU systems and outreach programs on track. Jenna’s degree in Kinesiology and experience as a health program facilitator allows her to have a comprehensive understanding of both the instructional and business sides of the IRQTC. You can find her crafting newsletters, managing social networks, and cheering on those participating in the certification programs.






Accounts Manager

Teresa keeps the books balanced and the numbers straight. The Accounts Manager at the IRQTC, Teresa can help you complete purchases, get receipts, update your contact information and check on payments. Teresa is also the Accounts Manager for the IRQTC affiliate program.


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