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.

Joan Harris-Ternovan

Teaching Artist