I teach Cheng Man Ching's 37 posture short form Yang Style. My Style of Tai Chi is a 'soft style' used as healing and restorative meditative art as well as a Martial Art. I am a student of the Long river Tai Chi school and have been teaching Tai Chi for over 5 years at Libraries, Churches, yoga studios, Rehab facilities, Nursing homes, Martial arts Schools, Parks and more. My Teachings are geared towards enhancing health and longevity through relaxation but I also enjoy teaching the martial aspects of this ancient fighting art. Currently I am teaching: 8 week series at the Wyckoff Library 8 week series at The Neuro Rehab Center of Bergan County focusing on Parkinsons' patients classes for the elderly at Esplanade in Sparkill NY Regular beginner and advanced classes at: All Star Tae Quon Do in Montville Christian reform Church of N. Haledon Privately at my home The Harvard Medical Guide to Tai Chi proposes that Tai Chi can support a healthy body, strong heart and sharp mind in only 12 weeks. Besides helping with illnesses such as diabetes, coronary heart disease, arthritis, bone density loss and chronic lower back pain, Tai Chi absolutely leads to more vigor, and energy, greater flexibility, balance and mobility and an improved sense of well being.
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I teach the 37 posture short form with a variety of warmups and loops to highlight certain lessons. It tyically takes about a year to learn the entire form after which I offer advanced form lessons as well as sensing hands and sword.
I have studied at the Long River Tai Chi school for over a decade.
I charge 60$ per month for students attending my regular classes in Haworth at the Covnenat Christian Reform Church. I charge 90$ for private lessons at and 75$ for group lessons hosted at your house.
I have worked with blind student, elderly folk, Parkinsons patients, as well as Black belts in many martial arts dicisplines.
I would advise seeking a teacher who emphaisezes good physical and energetic alignment and who speaks to the "soft'' approach of relaxing, sticking and listening.
A new Tai Chi student should be prepared to practice on their own in between classes and understand that Tai Chi is an Art form that we learn gradually and that turns upside down some of our most cherished habits and 'instincts' essentially training us to rewire the nervuos system out of a fight or flight resonse.