Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tai Ji Classes Begin for the Fall

Tai Ji and Qi Gong Class for Beginners To Start October 7

A beginning class in Tai Ji (Tai Ch) —practiced for centuries in China as a form of meditation, self-healing and self-defense—will start Tuesday, October 7 at 6:30-7:30 pm at Pompanuck Farm Institute in Cambridge, New York. Scott Carrino will offer the six-week series, which is open to beginners and ongoing students who desire to deepen their practice.
Integrating mind and body, Tai Ji and Qi Gong promotes good health by relieving stress, aiding balance and flexibility, and instilling a sense of serenity and relaxed well-being, Tai Ji and Qi Gong consist of gentle, flowing, and meditative movements and can be practiced by anyone of any age and physical condition In the Chinese medical tradition, the practice of Tai Ji is thought to increase the flow of qi (ch’i), or vital energy, along the body’s acupuncture meridians.

A past member of the core faculty at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, New York, Scott Carrino has been teaching Tai Ji and Qi Gong for 23 years. He taught students at Williams College and Bennington College for many years as well as at the Rasa Yoga Center and Alexander Studio in New York City, the Lan Ting Institute in southern Oregon and at Pompanuck Farm. He continues to study with his teacher and mentor, Master Chungliang Al Huang, and is a teaching member of Master Huang’s Living Tao Foundation. Carrino offers private lessons and retreats as well as ongoing classes for adults, teens and children.

This program of classes is sponsored by Pompanuck Farm Institute, a not for profit educational retreat center dedicated to sustainable community and individual potential through the visual, musical, movement, environmental, and healing arts.

For info about this Pompanuck Farm program, call Scott Carrino at (518) 677-8121
or email: and visit Pompanuck Farm is located at 494 Chestnut Hill Road in Cambridge, NY

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