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Tai Chi (Yang Long Form), Tai Chi Exercises, and Qi Gong - Scroll down for several levels of Tai Chi!

Tai Chi Exercises are now live, online using Zoom! Scroll down for information.


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. based on Step by Step Tai Chi: the Natural Way to Strength and Healing by Master Lam Kam Chuen. Please bring a set of 2 or 3 pound weights and a water bottle. 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 since Fall 2013.

Monday Evening: via Zoom or at the Annex

7 Sessions $ 86 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 69)
Mon., 6/1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 7/6 & 13 from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.; Zoom or Annex

7 Sessions $ 86 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 69)
Mon., 7/20, 27; 8/3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.; Annex


Friday Morning: via Zoom or at the Annex

7 Sessions $ 86 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 69)
Fri., 5/29; 6/5, 12, 19, 26; 7/10 & 17 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Zoom or Annex

6 Sessions $ 73 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 58)
Fri., 7/24, 31; 8/7, 14, 21 & 28 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Annex



Tai Chi (Yang Long Form)

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 for years. 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 for years. Make up, if needed, is added to the end.

Wednesday Evening with Gwen Roman:

9 Sessions $ 108 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 86)
Wed., 2/5, 12, 19, 26; 3/4, 11, 18, 25 & 4/1 from 6:30 to 7:20 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School
NOTE: Make ups for 3/18, 25 & 4/1 will be added.


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 for years. Make up, if needed, is added to the end of the session. No class 4/22 & 29.

9 Sessions $ 108 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 86)
Wed., 2/5, 12, 19, 26; 3/4, 11, 18, 25 & 4/1 from 5:30 to 6:20 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School
NOTE: Make ups for 3/18, 25 & 4/1 will be added.


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. Instructor Rod Barfield, a former NYC teacher, has been doing Tai Chi exercises since 1994 and has studied under Gwen Roman since Fall 2013.

Tuesday Morning with Rod Barfield:

7 Sessions $ 84 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 67)
Tue., 3/24, 31; 4/14, 28; 5/5, 12 & 19 from 9:30 to 10:25 a.m.; Annex
NOTE: Make ups for 3/17, 24, 31 & 4/7 will be added.

7 Sessions $ 84 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 67)
Tue., to be scheduled when allowable with social distancing from 9:30 to 10:25 a.m.; Annex

Friday Morning with Rod Barfield:

6 Sessions $ 73 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 58)
Fri., 2/21, 28; 3/6, 13, 20 & 27 from 9:30 to 10:25 a.m.; Annex
NOTE: Make ups for 3/13, 20 & 27 will be added.

7 Sessions $ 84 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 67)
Fri., to be scheduled when allowable with social distancing from 9:30 to 10:25 a.m.; Annex


Beginning Tai Chi (Continuing) with Rod Barfield
A continuation of the beginning class up to approximately 50 of the first 108 moves. Instructor Rod Barfield, a former NYC teacher, has been doing Tai Chi exercises since 1994 and has studied under Gwen Roman since Fall 2013.

6 Sessions $ 73 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 58)
Fri., 2/21, 28; 3/6, 13, 20 & 27 from 11:35 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.;
Annex
NOTE: Make ups for 3/13, 20 & 27 will be added.

7 Sessions $ 84 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 67)
Fri.,
to be scheduled when allowable with social distancing from 11:35 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Annex



Medical Questions:

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