Insight And Energy: Internal Tai Chi Chuan Of NY

Insight And Energy: Internal Tai Chi Chuan Of NY

5.0 (2)
3 hires on
1 employee
28 years in business

About this pro

In class, I teach the real meaning of Tai Chi Chuan: internal connection and the power of full mind / body harmony and action.

Have studied Tai Chi Chuan with two Grandmasters: first Herman Kauz for three years, and with William C.C. Chen since 1982. I received both his certification and advanced diploma and recognition as a Master Instructor. Have been teaching since 1995.

Tai Chi Chuan as I teach it enhances all aspects of life: well-being, health, energy, and awareness.

Sharing the wisdom and embodiment of Tai Chi Chuan benefits others as well as myself. We co-create well-being and awareness that is an enduring benefit.

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Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
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  • Jean Segers

    David is an expert. He is very skilled in Tai Chi Chuan and he makes learning very do-able. I have found Tai Chi lessons very relaxing and I look forward to the classes. I fully expect to continue with these classes. Thanks David.

  • Sam Napolitano

    I enjoy the classes. David has many years of experience in Tai Chi Chuan, and expresses that in the way he teaches. He seems to have alot of compassion and is able to instruct students on an individual way.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Each student is taught the Yang-style short form, from the start. There is a balanced focus on specific movements along with feeling connection and allowing energy flow.

I have two assistant instructors, but I also work with all beginners for a significant part of each hour-long class. Together, we can help both the advanced students and the new students.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Many years of meditation, and Tai Chi Chuan study with two leading teachers since 1978. I am also a licensed psychotherapist, which helps with overall awareness of other people and what would be helpful for them.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Read more at, for schedules, price, and background.

Group classes are a good starting place for many people.

Organizational work can be discussed to meet the needs of your organization, and can be combined with engagement on topics of communication and well-being, for a better workplace.

For private Tai Chi Chuan lessons, the offering can be varied. Fee depends on location and should be discussed.

How did you get started teaching?

William Chen encouraged me to teach after I had been practicing for years. I find that teaching also keeps me learning, and I have enjoyed sharing the principles of Tai Chi Chuan with others since 1995.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Here is a recent statement a student shared with me: "Having this Sunday class makes my Monday mornings feel much better. I am less tense."

There are many such experiences among the students.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Try out a class, and see how you feel and whether the hour may be leading toward your goals. Comfort with the teaching approach, the classroom environment, and of course your response to Tai Chi Chuan practice, are all important.

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