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
    W210364
    Member Price
    $120
    Room
    Online
    Ages
    19+
    Non-Member Price
    $145

    This class is for students who have learned the Tai Chi Chuan form. It covers all 37 postures and focuses on a deeper awareness of the subtle aspects of Tai Chi. Focusing on the internal health benefits both mental and physical. For more information, please contact the instructor at harrisjm1@verizon.net. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details of how to access the class.

  • Instructor
    Joan Harris-Ternovan
    Class ID
    W210360
    Member Price
    $50
    Room
    Online
    Ages
    19+
    Non-Member Price
    $75

    Learn the basics of Tai Chi. This class will introduce you to T’ai chi ch’uan which has existed since ancient times as an exercise to improve health. It is a series of quiet supple movements the quiet to cultivate the spirit; the supple to cultivate the body. This gentle exercise is performed in a calm and peaceful manner and emphasizes relaxation, balance, and coordination. It is designed for all levels of fitness. For more information, please contact the instructor at harrisjm1@verizon.net. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details of how to access the class.

  • Instructor
    Joan Harris-Ternovan
    Class ID
    W210361
    Member Price
    $130
    Room
    Online
    Ages
    19+
    Non-Member Price
    $155

    This class is for students new to Tai Chi an ancient exercise to improve health. Students will learn the quiet supple movements of the first third of the form to enhance daily life and health. Focus is on the internal health benefits of Tai Chi Yang style. No prior experience required. For more information, please contact the instructor at harrisjm1@verizon.net. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details of how to access the class.

  • Instructor
    Joan Harris-Ternovan
    Class ID
    W210362
    Member Price
    $130
    Room
    Online
    Ages
    19+
    Non-Member Price
    $155

    This class is for students who have learned the first third or more of the Tai Chi Chuan Yang style short form. Students will continue the choreography of the remaining T’ai Chi chuan movements and postures. They will also begin to refine their movements to develop the internal principles and deeper levels of Tai Chi practice. For more information, please contact the instructor at harrisjm1@verizon.net. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details of how to access the class.

  • Instructor
    Joan Harris-Ternovan
    Class ID
    W210363
    Member Price
    $130
    Room
    Online
    Ages
    19+
    Non-Member Price
    $155

    This class is for students who have learned the first third or more of the Tai Chi Chuan Yang style short form. Students will continue the choreography of the remaining T’ai Chi chuan movements and postures. They will also begin to refine their movements to develop the internal principles and deeper levels of Tai Chi practice. For more information, please contact the instructor at harrisjm1@verizon.net. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details of how to access the class.

  • 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. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details of how to access the class.

  • 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. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details of how to access the class.

Joan Harris-Ternovan

Teaching Artist