March/April Newsletter/schedule 2017

SPRING EVENTS, this side and that of the equinox

Saturday March 4, Open House, noon to 4pm. An event for newcomers, old friends and Qi Healers to gather. Tai Chi and Qi Gong demonstrations and information. PLUS  Michael doing open room community acupuncture, Karen doing some chair massage. Come and bring a friend or two, or family.  Good food, good company, good deeds! P.S. it’s all free.

Saturday March 11 Fran and Brian and Mike Gonzales will be participants at the NJ Wellness Festival sponsored by Stepping Forward, 26 Main Street in Chatham.  Please stop by!

Saturday, March 25, 5pm,  Lauren Vasquez and Wanda Knopik return with their beautiful gongs to create another exceptional meditative sound experience. Bring a snuggly blanket and use your own or one of the Center’s yoga mats.  Chair seating also. $20.  Please call 908-392-1313 to save your space.

Next Qi Healer Intensive March 31-April 2 and April 7-9. Instructors Fran Maher and Brian Coffey

Qi Healer Intensive April 21-23 and 28-30, Instructors Janet Oussaty and Joe Zakscewski

Qi Therapist Intensive Seminar, three Summer weekends, at 3 week intervals. June 2, 3, 4; June 23, 24, 25; and July 14, 15, 16. If you have taken the Qi Healer course, you are qualified to take this “8-day” course and learn how to use Yin and Yang, 5 elements, the horary chart, and a repertoire of acupoint remedies which, like Dantien meditation, have powerful effects on the mind/body. You do not need to be practicing Qi Healing to take this course. Includes (for Qi Therapist students) TK Shih’s “Connecting to Heaven and Earth Qi Gong form” and the macrocosmic orbit. Healing methods for a lifetime for yourself and others.  Fridays 5:30-9:30, Sat/Sun 9-5. Tuition $1350


Private appointments for:

Massage Therapy (Karen 732-589-0478)

Qi Healing (Patty, 908 392 1313, Joe Z, 732-735-4220, Brian 908-647-1563)

Acupuncture, one on one (Michael 908-392-3468, Fran 908-647-1563)

Community/open room Acupuncture:

Call Michael at 908-392-3468 to reserve a time Thursdays 4:30 to 7pm.


Fran and Brian’s Classes 6-week session March 6 to April 13. $72 
Patty Pagano conducts WuJi practice for Fran’s classes (4 weeks), April 17 to May 12. $60


Wuji Tai Chi, Beginner 2 
-9:30am. For the more experienced Wuji Tai Chi practitioner, instructor Fran Maher.

Beginner Sun Style Tai Chi class,
Mondays at 11 am.  Great time to try Tai Chi on for size. Instructor Patty Pagano, 908-392-1313

Swimming Dragon Qi Gong -
Noon -1. Patty’s 4-week Swimming Dragon classes begin first Monday, March 6 (noon), and again April 3.  See also Wednesdays at 7:30, below.  Easy to learn, beautiful gentle movements will leave you feeling refreshed and calm. Once you learn it, it’s yours for life!  $50 for all 4 weekly sessions.  Patty Pagano, Instructor, 908-392-1313.

Tai Chi Chih with Dr. Janet Oussaty, Instructor.
6:00-7:00pm. Gentle moving meditation of 19 movements and 1 pose. 6 classes, $75.  Students who have been introduced to the course may drop-in at a cost of $15 per session.  Next session begins February 27.  Questions?  Contact Janet at 908-635-1822 or joussaty@comcast.net.

Wuji Tai Chi, Beginner 1 –
7:30pm.  For the student new to Tai Chi or new to the Wuji form.  Instructor Fran Maher.


Wuji Tai Chi Beginner 1 -
10:30-11:30.  Beginner 2, 11:30-12:30 by permission of teacher. Beginning moves of this beautiful flowing “water” form.  Intro to the form, alignment, and principles of movement. Instructor Fran Maher.

Private Tai Chi & Qi Gong Coaching, by appointment - 
Private Classes, any level. Call 908-647-1563 to schedule. $60/hr. Instructor Brian Coffey

Intermediate Tai Chi forms -
7:30-8.30pm.  An exploration of more advanced techniques, Instructor Brian Coffey.


Qi Gong and Tai Chi Beginner 2, Sun Style 73 form -
12:30-1:30pm, Instructor Brian Coffey.

Wuji Qi Gong and Tai Chi - Open to different levels.
1:30-2:30pm. Practicing and exploring the principles of Wuji Qi Gong and Wuji Jing Gong Tai Chi, first section. Instructor Brian Coffey.

Wuji Qi Gong all levels--
5:30pm. A full hour exploring the 16 peaceful, relaxing Qi Gong movement methods as developed by Master William Ting.  No previous experience required, Instructor Fran Maher.

Wuji Tai Chi Intermediate -
6:30-7:30pm.  A beautiful flowing “water” form.  Emphasis on the moves, alignment, principles of movement, and an exploration of why.  Instructor Fran Maher.

Swimming Dragon Qi Gong -
7:30pm. Starts Wednesday March 8, 7:30pm and again April 5. For those who are not available daytimes (same class as described on Monday).  $50 for 4 evening classes. Patty Pagano, instructor 908-392-1313


Community Acupuncture with Michael Gonzales -
4:30 -7pm.  Definitely NOT A CLASS. Instead, a time to address your pain or stress with the experience of an affordable healing and relaxing acupuncture session.  Call Michael Gonzales at 908-392-3468 to reserve your time of choice, or drop by to see if there’s a table available.  Sliding scale, minimum $25


Advanced Sun Style Tai Chi –
10-11am. Practice and improvement for those who are already familiar with the 73 style, Instructor Brian Coffey.

Swimming Dragon practice –
11:30-12:30.. Pleasant and healthful, on-going  get-together for those who already know the movements. $50/mo., Instructor  Patty Pagano.

You may have noticed that curbside signage for Qi Gong for Healing Center at 67 Mountain Blvd Warren is under construction. If you haven’t been here for a while, we are still across the road from the side entrance of Acme (formerly A & P). Our driveway is adjacent to the pedestrian crossing sign.

Brian also teaches weekly on-going Tai Chi classes Monday Mornings at Grace Church in Madison (from now through April 10) and scheduled classes at the Franklin Twp. Senior Center. (Contact Shonda Sanchez at 732-873-1991.), and in Chatham at The Adult School www.ssreg.com/Chatham