Golden Pheasant

Joan was first introduced to Tai Chi in 1990 at Maryland Hall. During a one hour workshop on the 8 Therapies led by Carol McGonegal, Joan fell in love with the gentle movements, internal centering and feeling of peace. She has continued her own growth in the Art of Tai Chi under the following masters and disciples of Cheng Man Ch’ing:  Benjamin Lo and Maggie Newman, both senior student of Professor Cheng Man Ch’ing. She also studied with Carol McGonegal, Lenzie Williams, Wiliam CC Chen and Wei Ming. In 2008, Joan was given permission by elders to teach. She is grateful to carry on the Professor’s goal of introducing Tai Chi, “The Pearl of the Eastern Culture” to the West.

At Maryland Hall, Joan offers Tai Chi for beginners and experienced students keeping the ancient practice accessible to all who will benefit from it.

Joan says: What I am impressed by most is the sense of community within Maryland Hall. It’s more than teacher – Student or Teacher – Teacher relationships. Being part of Maryland Hall is being part of a creative sharing community. It doesn’t end when the class ends. The people, smiles, creativity, and experiences become a part of me.   

 
 
 

Stay sung (relax). When practicing the form you must keep relaxed. In time you will find that it will become part of your physical and mental state.

Cheng Man Ching (1947)

 

Joan Harris-Ternovan's Classes This Season

  • Instructor
    Joan Harris-Ternovan
    Class ID
    W210365
    Member Price
    $20
    Room
    Labryinth
    Ages
    19+
    Non-Member Price
    $45

    This workshop is designed to try out Tai Chi Chuan and get you started. You will learn the basic movements and breath work. These techniques have many benefits for health and well-being including flexibility, stress reduction and balance. These movements are based on the movements of the Yang style Tai Chi form. For more information, please contact the instructor at harrisjm1@verizon.net. A makeup class will be scheduled if class is canceled due to inclement weather.

  • Instructor
    Joan Harris-Ternovan
    Class ID
    W210366
    Member Price
    $20
    Room
    Labryinth
    Ages
    19+
    Non-Member Price
    $45

    This workshop is designed to try out Tai Chi Chuan and get you started. You will learn the basic movements and breath work. These techniques have many benefits for health and well-being including flexibility, stress reduction and balance. These movements are based on the movements of the Yang style Tai Chi form. For more information, please contact the instructor at harrisjm1@verizon.net. A makeup class will be scheduled if class is canceled due to inclement weather.

  • Instructor
    Joan Harris-Ternovan
    Class ID
    S210350
    Member Price
    $80
    Room
    outside/Bowen
    Ages
    18+
    Non-Member Price
    $105

    This class is for students who have learned the first third or entire Tai Chi Chuan form in Yang style, as taught by Cheng Man-Ch'ing. The focus is on the 5 principles, posture review and refinement. For more information, please contact the instructor at harrisjm1@verizon.net.

    *Class schedules are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

    *In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall during the Summer 2021 semester.

  • Instructor
    Joan Harris-Ternovan
    Class ID
    S210351
    Member Price
    $80
    Room
    outside/Bowen
    Ages
    18+
    Non-Member Price
    $105

    This class is for students who have learned the first third or entire Tai Chi Chuan form in Yang style, as taught by Cheng Man-Ch'ing. The focus is on the 5 principles, posture review and refinement. For more information, please contact the instructor at harrisjm1@verizon.net.

    *Class schedules are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

    *In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall during the Summer 2021 semester.

Joan Harris-Ternovan

Teaching Artist