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:

Redeemer Lutheran Church, New Paltz. Martha Cheo, teacher

Monday 5:30 to 6:30pm: Beginners and Mixed Levels
6:30 to 8:00pm: Intermediate and Advanced Students.

New Paltz Community Recreation Center. Joe Bergin, teacher

Monday 2:00 - 3:00pm for Seniors. No class on holidays.

Unison Arts. Martha Cheo, teacher

Thursday 6:00 to 7:00pm: Beginners and Mixed Levels
7:00 to 8:00: Advanced studies

Saturday 8:45am - 9:45. Beginners - Begins January 9, 2016
Advanced students have an option to start at 8:00am.

Marbletown Community Center, Stone Ridge. Bobbi Esmark, teacher

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

Gardiner Library. Joe Bergin, teacher

Wednesday 11:00 am. Primarily for beginners and intermediate students.

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

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. http://betaichi.com

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.

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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

Last updated: December 19, 2015