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.

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

Details of time and locations are below:

Martha Cheo's Classes

New Paltz Community Recreation Center

1st, 3rd and 5th Monday of each month:
5:30 to 6:30pm: Mixed Levels (Beginners see below)
6:30 to 8:00pm: Intermediate and Advanced Students.

Redeemer Lutheran Church, New Paltz

2nd and 4th Monday of each month:
5:30 to 6:30pm: Mixed Levels (Beginners see below)
6:30 to 8:00pm: Intermediate and Advanced Students.

Unison Arts. Martha Cheo, teacher

Thursday 6:00 to 7:00pm: Beginners and Mixed Levels. New students welcome in September and April.
7:00 to 8:00: Advanced studies

Saturday 9:00am - 10:00. Beginners and mixed levels. New Students welcome in January and July.

Qigong at ROOST Studios, 69 Main, New Paltz

May return in November.
For more information look here:

Nature Qigong with Martha Cheo

Learn how to cultivate your life force: Wednesday 1:15 to 2:15, various places around the New Paltz Area

Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm Pavilion

Martha will teach a one day special Taiji and Qigong class at the Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm Pavillion on September 24, 2016. The first hour will be a general introduction open to beginners, with more advanced classes following. For details, please see the special announcement.

Bobbi Esmark's Classes

Marbletown Community Center, Stone Ridge.

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

Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm Pavilion

Wednesdays 6:00 pm (qigong) and 7:00 pm (taiji) - Begins May 4, 2016
For details see the special announcement.

Joe Bergin's Classes

New Paltz Community Recreation Center

Monday 2:00 - 3:00pm for Seniors. No class on holidays. New Students welcome anytime.

Gardiner Library

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


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:
Fast Set
Hard Set (Hao form)
Sword (Jian)
Knife (Dao)
Tung Family Set
Push Hands (tui shou)
Martial Applications


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

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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: September 3, 2016