Yin YangTaiji in the New Paltz, NY area

Lessons in Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) are available in New Paltz New York and surrounding communities for beginners through advanced level students. The primary form in our group is the Yang Style Long Form.

Tai Chi is a healthful and gentle exercise that has many benefits to balance, flexibility, stamina, and general well being. It is also fun to practice.

Details of time and locations are below:

Martha Cheo's Classes

Monday: Yang Style Tai Chi - New Paltz Community Center and Unison Arts

5:30 to 6:30pm: Slow Set. Beginners and Mixed Levels (New students are welcome the first Monday of every month.)
6:30 to 7:00pm: Partner work and Fast Set
7:00 to 7:30pm: Additional Advanced Forms
1st, 3rd and 5th Monday of each month at the New Paltz Community Center
2nd and 4th Monday of each month at Unison Arts

Monday: Qigong - Unison Arts

11:30am to 12:30pm: Qigong combines gentle movements with breathing, guided imagery, and meditation to promote inner tranquility and vibrant health. New Students are welcome any time.

Tuesday: Tai Chi for Health- New Paltz Community Center

11:30am - 12:30pm: Tai Chi for Health is a shorter sequence of movements that are easy to learn and safe for people with arthritis and other physical limitations.  Developed by Dr Paul Lam and a team of tai chi and medical specialists through the Tai Chi for Health Institute, this program has been proven through medical studies to relieve pain for people with arthritis and to prevent falls for older adults.  For this reason, arthritis foundations around the world and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in America are giving it their full support.  Although especially effective for arthritis, it is a great way for anyone to improve their health and wellness.  Weekly attendance is helpful, but drop-ins are welcome. 

Wednesday: Yang Style Tai Chi - Mountain View Studios, Woodstock

11:00am - 12:30pm: Yang Style Long form (Slow Set) and Partner work. For beginners and Mixed Levels. 8 week series, April 24 - June 12. Pre-registration required. May continue if there is interest.

Thursday: Yang Style Tai Chi - Unison Arts

6:00 to 7:00pm: Beginners and Mixed Levels. New students are welcome the first Thursday of every month.
7:00 to 8:00: Advanced forms

Friday: Nature Qigong - Outdoor Locations in New Paltz

9:30am to 10:30: Cultivate Qi while connecting to Nature. New students are welcome anytime. More information.

Saturday: Yang Style Tai Chi - New Paltz Community Center

9:00am - 10:00. Beginners and Mixed Levels. New students are welcome the first Saturday of every month.
10:00am - 10:30am. Advanced forms - push hands - applications

Bobbi Esmark's Classes (Tai Chi and Qigong)

Marbletown Community Center, Stone Ridge.

Tai Chi: Tuesday 10:00 - 11:30 am. All levels.
Tai Chi: Thursday 9:30 - 11:00 am. All levels.
New students may join class on the first Thursday of each month.

Stone Ridge Healing Arts, Stone Ridge.

Qigong: Saturday 9:30 am.

Yoga Yoga, High Falls.

Qigong: Thursday 4:00 pm.

Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm Pavilion

"Awaken Wednesdays: Qigong for Strength and Healing." Wednesdays, May 10th-June 28th. 7:45–8:30am.

"Transition Qigong for Strength and Healing." Thursdays, May 11th-June 29th. 5– 5:45pm.

For details see the special announcement.

Joe Bergin's Classes

Gardiner Library

Monday 11:00 am - 12:30 pm. Primarily for beginners and intermediate students. Last half hour for advancing students. New Students are welcome the first class of any month.

Wednesday 11:00 am - Noon. Primarily for beginners and intermediate students. New Students are welcome the first class of any month.

Cost:

Individual classes cost $10-$13. Various discounts are available, especially for a series of classes.

Note for Beginners (more information)

New Students may start with Martha on the first Thursday of any month at Unison Arts, or the first Monday or Saturday of any month at the New Paltz Community Center.  New Students are welcome any time in the Therapeutic Tai Chi and Nature Qigong classes.

New Students may start with Bobbi (in Stone Ridge) on the first Thursday of any month.

New Students may start with Joe on the first Monday or Wednesday class of any month at the Gardiner Library.

Location information


The style is the Yang Style Long Form as well as advanced forms. Our legacy is in the Tung family tradition as passed down from Grand Master Tung Ying Chieh to his grandson Master Tung Kai Ying. Master Alex Da De Dong, Jane Golden, and Tom Walters are also important influences in our school. Master Alex Dong is the great-grandson of Grand Master Tung Ying Chieh. Jane Golden studied with Master Tung Kai Ying for many years. (More on our Legacy)

In addition to the long form, we practice:
Qigong
Fast Set
Hard Set (Hao form)
Sword (Jian)
Knife (Dao)
Tung Family Set
Push Hands (tui shou)
Martial Applications


Instructors:

Martha Cheo is the primary instructor in this group and general inspiration to everyone. She has practiced Taiji since 1988 and has taught since 1995.

Bobbi Esmark teaches in Stone Ridge. Bobbi has practiced Taiji since 1993. She has taught since 2009.

Joe Bergin teaches in Gardiner and New Paltz. He has practiced since 2004, most of that with Martha. Joe has been teaching Tai Chi since 2012, but other things for over 40 years.


Things Worth Knowing

Links and Related Information

Videos of some of the Masters in our legacy

T-Shirt Designs

Private lessons are available.

For information, send email to info (at) newpaltztaiji (dot) com.You can similarly reach martha, bobbi, or joe by replacing info in the above with any of our first names.

Last updated: May 30, 2019