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Sep 2, 2015

Originally Published in NH Business Review

By Michael McCord

As Bill Buckley approached his 50th birthday a few years ago, he made a dramatic career change, from a high-tech industry executive to running his own martial arts and yoga studio. A little more than three years later, the decision has paid off in multiple ways, with Buckley finding fulfillment as a full-time Taiji, Qigong and Yoga instructor. He has also transformed his Portsmouth-based Gateway Taiji, Qigong and Yoga studio into a model of sustainability.

“We are after lifelong sustainability and seeking a path to stay healthy and be healthy,” said Buckley, a former global general manager with Hewlett-Packard who has studied martial arts since the early 1980s. “We are trying to be as good to ourselves and the earth as we can.”

At nearly 5,000 square feet, Buckley’s studio space is housed in the refurbished furnace room at the Button Factory on Islington Street, built in 1895 and now occupied by local businesses and artist studios.

Read the full story in NH Business Review