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Join us in our virtual studio and try a FREE WEEK at, https://app.arketa.co/taichiinstituteusa, Classes will include Tai Chi, Meditation, QiGong, Shaolin Kung Fu and Parkinson's Tai Chi Therapy. Scroll down to the bottom of this page and join our mailing list for continuous updates.
PHYSICAL BENEFITS: Improve posture, balance and flexibility, build strength and endurance, correct digestive irregularities, increase bone density, balance blood pressure, strengthen immune system, promotes weight loss when needed, improvement of conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia and Parkinson's, reduce the risk of sports injuries, decrease pain and inflammation, cardiovascular and enhance sexual energy.
EMOTIONAL BENEFITS: Relieve tension and stress, release anxiety, create a mind-body connection, feel better and younger, positive outlook on life, enhanced focus and awareness, release energy blocks, gain a sense of calmness and well-being and lessen mood swings.
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Sifu Edward Niam is the founder of Tai Chi Institute USA and creator of ~The Movement of Life~ which provides training to help people of all ages improve their mental, physical and spiritual health through concepts found in Tai Chi Chuan, Qi Gong, Meditation, Shaolin Kung Fu, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Founder of “Live Your Life of Purpose” which brings to the workplace a specially designed series of physical and psychological exercises to help people become happier, healthier and more focused and productive. Founded the Shan Sing School of Chinese Martial Arts and holds the rank of Black Sash. A Grand Master of Shaolin Kung Fu and Traditional Chinese Medicine with extensive training in Acupuncture, Tai Chi Chuan, Feng Shui, Qi Gong, Pa Kua Chang, Shaolin Healing Touch and Mindfullness Meditation. He has been helping people utilize the secrets of alternative health and wellness therapies for 5o years.
Meet James Leonello, one of our 3 Certified Instructors:
Certified Tai Chi instructor.
BA University of Akron College of Business Administration.
Formal training in Taekwondo, Kwanmukan karate, and Chinese martial arts.
U.S. Army Reserve
I began practicing tai chi 10 years ago as a way to alleviate arthritis pain. I continued my training and never looked back. Tai-chi/qigong is now a part of my daily routine.
As a certified instructor I look forward to teaching others the concepts and principles of tai chi, enabling them to reap the benefits of better health, reduced stress, increased flexibility, balance, and strength.
Join me for "Tai Chi overlooking the ocean".
Tai Chi Institute USA presents continuous classes facilitated by Sifu Edward Niam. Our proprietary program, "The Movement of Life" heals the mind, body & spirit utilizing Tai Chi and Qigong.
A Free-Flowing exploration of Shaolin Qigong and Yang Style Tai Chi. We will practice a variety of exercises and movements to create a powerful mind/body connection.
If you like yoga, you will love our new program. No memorization of any movements and no experience necessary. Each class is a complete unit and you can drop in and gain the full benefit of every session without a prerequisite.
When: Wednesday’s & Saturday’s beginning September 21 (Weather Permitting)
Where: The Pier of the Oceanic Restaurant, 703 South Lumina Ave. Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 across from the South End Surf Shop and SUNdays Cafe
Time: 8 – 9 am
Equipment: Comfortable clothing & athletic shoes
Cost: Donation of your choice
About or Facilitator: Sifu Edward Niam is a Grand Master of Tai Chi, Qigong, Shaolin Kung Fu, Acupuncture and Meditation. He has been helping people utilize the benefits of alternative health & wellness therapies for nearly 50 years.
Tai Chi Institute USA is pleased to announce that Sifu Edward Niam is teaching classes at Anytime Fitness, 3715 Patriot Way, Wilmington, NC 28412. Classes, free for members, are held every Tuesday at 10 am and are for a limited time.
If you are not an Anytime Fitness member, contact the club for details regarding attending as a non-member - 910-769-3654.
We are pleased to announce a new in-person class to be held every Thursday at 12:15 pm at All About Dance by Kristen, 3038 Graham Road, Stow, OH 44224.
It is drop-in only and the cost is $20.00 per class. If you are a current monthly subscriber to our virtual program at, https://app.arketa.co/taichiinstituteusa, your cost is $10.00 per class.
This class is open to anyone with or without experience.
This class is taught by 2 Certified Senior Instructors, Scott Messner and James Leonello. Contact James Leonello at email@example.com for more details and registration information
"Free your spirit, still your mind, open your heart and hear the music inside of you..."
We offer weekly classes teaching ~The Movement of Life~TM, as well as special seminars and workshops in such areas as meditation, acupressure, personal protection and athlete training.
What is ~The Movement of Life~?
It is a health and wellness program blending the healing qualities of Tai Chi Chuan, Qi Gong, Meditation, Shaolin Kung Fu and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
What is Tai Chi?
Tai chi chuan (traditional Chinese: 太極拳; simplified Chinese: 太极拳; pinyin: tàijíquán; Wade-Giles: t'ai chi ch'üan) is an internal or relaxed style Chinese martial art often practiced for health reasons, particularly longevity. Tai Chi Chuan is translated as Great Ultimate Fist.
Please read the article “The Movement of Life” by Edward Niam, which was published in INSIDE KUNG FU MAGAZINE. It describes in detail the benefits of the regular practice of Tai Chi.
What is Qi Gong?
Qi Gong literally translates as “working your Chi/vital energy”. Qi Gong exercises will increase and strengthen the quality of your internal energy. ~The Movement of Life~ comprises a wide variety of Qi Gong trainings suitable for people of all ages that will benefit every aspect of your health.
What is meditation?
Mindfullness Meditation involves hundreds of techniques to calm the mind, relax the body, gain control and increase the Chi/vital energy and bring one in touch with the natural rhythms with ourselves and the universe.
What is Shaolin Kung Fu?
Over 1500 years ago in China a comprehensive martial arts program was created by the Shaolin monks. It not only comprised martial training but also a broad spectrum of exercises, meditations and medical techniques to improve ones mental, physical and spiritual health.
What is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)?
That is a generic term that denotes all of the healing modalities of China. Some like acupuncture date back more than 3000 years. Certain aspects of TCM are incorporated into the classes to help people gain control of and improve their health.
What format is the ~The Movement of Life~ provided?
One hour group classes are currently offered in Chagrin Falls, Northfield and Stow Ohio. They are set up in 8 week sessions that run continuously all year. Check the calendar for dates and times.
How would you describe a typical class?
Every class begins with a warm up which includes exercises to build strength, endurance and flexibility. When new students have become familiar with the warm up they are slowly introduced to the fundamentals of the Tai Chi form which is itself a complete exercise program.
I’ve never done anything like this before. Will I be able to keep up with the pace of the class?
The training is unique so everyone begins at the same point. You will learn everything step-by-step, from the beginning, and your progress will be determined by the amount of time and effort you put forth.
What is the Payment and Attendance policy?
Payment for our current in-person class is $20.00 at the beginning of each class. Monthly subscribers to our
https://app.arketa.co/taichiinstituteusa platform will only pay $10.00 per class.
How do I register and pay for class?
You can conveniently register and pay for any class or seminar on our website. Check the calendar to register for a class or contact us via email or by phone.
Do I need special equipment or facilities?
No equipment is required and you can practice what you learn in class in the comfort of your home.
What do I wear to class?
All you need to wear to perform the training is comfortable clothing and some type of athletic shoes.
My balance is bad and I’m not very coordinated. Will I benefit from the classes?
Regardless of your current physical condition, you will benefit greatly from the training. You will increase your strength, flexibility, balance and you will develop a mind-body connection which will improve every aspect of your life.
I have physical limitations because of an injury and am confined to a wheel chair. Can I attend classes and will I benefit from the training?
Yes, physical restrictions will not prevent you from performing most aspects of the training.
Group classes are not convenient for me. Do you offer something tailored specifically to my personal needs?
Yes, private classes are an excellent option for those looking for greater flexibility and more personalized attention. Please contact us for details. Please call for details, pricing and scheduling options. There are numerous benefits to private training:
- You set the frequency and schedule of your classes
- Classes can be held at your home/office or our location
- Personalized attention
- Learn at an accelerated rate
- Focus on strengthening the areas with the most need.
What if I don’t live close enough to attend a class?
Join us in our virtual studio:
https://app.arketa.co/taichiinstituteusa. We offer weekly, monthly and yearly subscription levels. Subscribers have access to our live classes and our extensive video library.
I have conditions that might benefit from alternative therapies such as Acupuncture. How can I find out what options are available to me?
We offer personal consults to determine your current condition and what training and alternative therapies would be best for you. Please contact us for details.
I need help with physical conditions that may require hands on work. What do you offer?
The Institute can provide assistance through several alternative therapies such as Acupuncture, acupressure and lifestyle modifications. Please contact us for details.
My company would like to have classes for our staff. Do you offer this service?
We provide a wide array of corporate training services that can be conducted at your facility. Please contact us for details.
What types of training do you provide besides your regular 8 week sessions?
We offer special seminars and workshops across the U.S.A. in such areas as meditation, acupressure, personal protection, athlete training…We also provide Life and Wellness Coaching to Individual, Group and Corporate clients. Check the calendar for seminars and workshops. Everyone registered as a member of our Google Group will be informed of all new class offerings.
What if I have questions regarding any issue not covered in your Q & A?
Simply contact us via email and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.
An alternative when your schedule does not permit you to attend a regular class and there are numerous benefits to Private Training:
**Fee Structure: Sold in packages of 4, 7 and 12 one hour classes payable in advance.
We also offer private Zoom classes sold in packages of 5 one hour classes for $500.00 payable in advance.
Please contact us for more details and scheduling options.
240 Bull Street, Suite 307
Wilmington, NC 28403
**Bring Balance Back in Your Life**
Allow us to be your primary source for all of your physical, mental and emotional needs. We will evaluate your current condition and structure a comprehensive program that is tailored to fit your individual lifestyle. You will learn to be fit, healthy and happy.
We provide Life-Wellness Coaching to Individual, Group and Corporate clients in the greater Cleveland and Akron, Ohio areas as well as across the U.S.A.
Contact us to schedule the first meeting and the beginning of a new life, a new you.
**Fee Structure: Sold in packages of 4 one hour sessions at $125.00 per hour payable in advance.
Private Zoom classes are scheduled at your convenience and are one hour in length. They are $100 each and payable 5 in advance.