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Tai Chi Chuan, Tai Chi Exercises, and Tai Chi (Yang Long Form) - Scroll down for many options for Tai Chi on Zoom

Note - Gwen's Tai Chi Form classes will resume outside (at one of the schools in Ridgefield) on April 28.


Tai Chi Chuan - Adjunct with Gwen Roman

Tai Chi, the gentle form of exercise often called meditation in motion, has been practiced in China for hundreds of years. This ancient art helps relieve stress, increase strength and flexibility, improve balance, coordination and circulation. Its slow and graceful movements make it accessible to anyone, regardless of age or level of physical fitness. While Tai Chi improves overall physical and mental health, it is also an effective martial art. Class sizes are limited. The instructor, Gwen Roman has extensive experience in the Arts of Tai Chi and Jin Shin Jyutsu. She has extensive experience teaching Tai Chi and trains with Myles MacVane. Other teachers include Alex Dong, Master Bing, and Wang Feng-Ming. She has taught in Ridgefield since 2005. Make up date, if needed, is added to an open date or the end of the session.

Tai Chi Chuan - Adjunct with Gwen Roman
As we all circumvent these trying times, Tai Chi Form (further down this web site) will be left to individual practice. Master Huang Sheng Shyan's (1910-1992) Five Loosening Exercises will be taught by Gwen Roman for continuing students and as a perfect start for beginners interested in Tai Chi. The instructor, Gwen Roman has extensive experience in the Arts of Tai Chi and Jin Shin Jyutsu. She has extensive experience teaching Tai Chi and has trained with Myles MacVane, Alex Dong, Master Bing, and Wang Feng-Ming. She has taught in Ridgefield for years.
Make up date, if needed, is added to an open date (i.e. 4/14) or the end of the session.

3 Sessions $ 37 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 30)
Wed., 1/6, 13 & 20 from 5:30 to 6:20 p.m.; Zoom

6 Sessions $ 73 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 58)
Wed., 1/27; 2/3, 10, 17, 24 & 3/3 from 5:30 to 6:20 p.m.; Zoom

6 Sessions $ 73 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 58)
Wed., 3/10, 17, 24, 31; 4/7 & 21 from 5:30 to 6:20 p.m.; Zoom

Note - Gwen's Tai Chi Form classes will resume outside (at one of the schools in Ridgefield) on April 28.


Tai Chi Exercises

Tai Chi Exercises (Beginner): the Natural Way to Promote Health
This class is a meditation in motion and a full body workout combined, all done standing (no mat). This first class consists of 35 basic Tai Chi exercises designed to promote better health, stress relief, balance and coordination, concentration, and internal organ massage. These exercises are based on Step by Step Tai Chi: the Natural Way to Strength and Healing by Master Lam Kam Chuen. Please have a set of 2 or 3 pound weights and a water bottle available. Instructor Rod Barfield, a former NYC teacher, has been doing Tai Chi exercises since 1994 and has studied the Tai Chi Form under Gwen Roman for seven years.
Make up date, if needed, is added to an open date (i.e. 4/13, 14 or 16) or the end of the session.

Tuesday Morning: via Zoom

7 Sessions $ 86 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 69)
Tue., 2/2, 9, 16, 23; 3/2, 9 & 16 from 10 to 11 a.m.; Zoom

7 Sessions $ 86 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 69)
Tue., 3/23, 30; 4/6, 20, 27; 5/4 & 11 from 10 to 11 a.m.; Zoom


Wednesday Evening: via Zoom

Classes remaining in current session are:
Wed., 1/20 from 7 to 8 p.m.; Zoom
NOTE: New time is 7 to 8 p.m.

8 Sessions $ 98 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 78)
Wed., 1/27; 2/3, 10, 17, 24; 3/3, 10 & 17 from 7 to 8 p.m.; Zoom

8 Sessions $ 98 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 78)
Wed., 3/24, 31; 4/7, 21, 28; 5/5, 12 & 19 from 7 to 8 p.m.; Zoom

Friday Morning: via Zoom

Classes remaining in current session are:
1/8, 15 & 22 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Zoom

7 Sessions $ 86 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 69)
Fri., 1/29; 2/5, 12, 19, 26; 3/5 & 12; from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Zoom

7 Sessions $ 86 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 69)
Fri., 3/19, 26; 4/9, 23, 30; 5/7 & 14 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Zoom
No Class 4/2.


Tai Chi (Yang Long Form) with Gwen Roman

Tai Chi Form classes with Gwen Roman will be outside, in person starting Wednesday, April 28. In the meantime, please consider her Tai Chi Chuan - Ajunct class which Tai Chi Master Huang Sheng Shyan developed for practice in small spaces (so it works very well on Zoom).

Tai Chi, the gentle form of exercise often called meditation in motion, has been practiced in China for hundreds of years. This ancient art helps relieve stress, increase strength and flexibility, improve balance, coordination and circulation. Its slow and graceful movements make it accessible to anyone, regardless of age or level of physical fitness. While Tai Chi improves overall physical and mental health, it is also an effective martial art. Class sizes are limited. The instructor, Gwen Roman has extensive experience in the Arts of Tai Chi and Jin Shin Jyutsu. She has extensive experience teaching Tai Chi and trains with Myles MacVane. Other teachers include Alex Dong, Master Bing, and Wang Feng-Ming. She has taught in Ridgefield since 2005. Weather make ups are added to the end of the session.


Beginning Tai Chi (Yang Long Form) with Gwen Roman
Tai Chi, described as meditation in motion is a centuries old Chinese discipline used for health, relaxation, and meditation. Relaxation and inner calm and strength are emphasized. It can be practiced by anyone, regardless of age, sex or athletic ability. Tai Chi is considered a healing exercise. The instructor, Gwen Roman has extensive experience in the Arts of Tai Chi and Jin Shin Jyutsu. She has extensive experience teaching Tai Chi and trains with Myles MacVane. Other teachers include Alex Dong, Master Bing, and Wang Feng-Ming. She has taught in Ridgefield since 2005. Make up, if needed, is added to the end of the session.

8 Sessions $ 98 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 78)
Wed., 4/28; 5/5, 12, 19, 26; 6/2, 9 & 16 from 6:30 to 7:20 p.m.; location will be outside at one of the schools near the center of Ridgefield..


Tai Chi Intermediate (Continuing) with Gwen Roman
This intermediate class is for students who have completed the first level class. Tai Chi, described as meditation in motion is a centuries old Chinese discipline used for health, relaxation, meditation and self defense. Relaxation and inner calm and strength are emphasized. It can be practiced by anyone, regardless of age, sex or athletic ability. Tai Chi is considered a healing exercise. The instructor, Gwen Roman has extensive experience in the Arts of Tai Chi and Jin Shin Jyutsu. She has extensive experience teaching Tai Chi and trains with Myles MacVane. Other teachers include Alex Dong, Master Bing, and Wang Feng-Ming. She has taught in Ridgefield since 2005. Make up, if needed, is added to the end of the session.

8 Sessions $ 98 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 78)
Wed., 4/28; 5/5, 12, 19, 26; 6/2, 9 & 16 from 5:30 to 6:20 p.m.; location will be outside at one of the schools near the center of Ridgefield.


Tai Chi (Yang Long Form) with Rod Barfield

Tai Chi, the gentle form of exercise often called meditation in motion, has been practiced in China for hundreds of years. This ancient art helps relieve stress, increase strength and flexibility, improve balance, coordination and circulation. Its slow and graceful movements make it accessible to anyone, regardless of age or level of physical fitness. While Tai Chi improves overall physical and mental health, it is also an effective martial art. Class sizes are limited.


Beginning Tai Chi (Yang Long Form) with Rod Barfield
Tai Chi, described as "meditation in motion" is a centuries old Chinese discipline used for health, relaxation, and meditation. Relaxation and inner calm and strength are emphasized. It can be practiced by anyone, regardless of age, sex or athletic ability. Tai Chi is considered a healing exercise. The instructor Rod Barfield, a former NYC teacher, has been doing Tai Chi exercises since 1994 and has studied the Tai Chi Form under Gwen Roman for seven years. Make up, if needed, is added to the end of the session.

6 Sessions $ 73 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 58)
Fri., 2/19, 26; 3/5, 12, 19 & 26; from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Zoom

6 Sessions $ 73 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 58)
Fri., 4/23, 30; 5/7, 14, 21 & 28 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Zoom


Beginning Tai Chi (Continuing) with Rod Barfield
This is a continuation of the beginning class up to approximately 50 of the first 108 moves. The instructor Rod Barfield, a former NYC teacher, has been doing Tai Chi exercises since 1994 and has studied the Tai Chi Form under Gwen Roman for seven years.

Classes remaining in current session are:
Fri., 1/15 & 22 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.; Zoom and/or location to be determined each week.

Continuing classes - please email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com or phone (203) 431-2812 for information. Current students will automatically be emailed the new information. Class size limited.


Medical Questions:

We expect students to have consulted with their doctor before starting any new exercise program.