Diane Ramftl

  Certified Medical Qigong

Practice Leader

Following a serious accident a number of years ago I found myself unable to regain my balance. I decided to try tai chi and within a matter of weeks the improvement was dramatic. I was hooked! I knew I needed to share these beautiful self -healing practices with others and got certified as a Medical Qigong Practice Leader from the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (I.I.Q.T.C.). I have since had the privilege of continuing my studies with Qigong and Tai Chi masters Dr. Roger Jahnke, ODM, Robert Peng, Mingtong Gu, Michael Winn, Ken Cohen, and Michael Gelb. I currently teach classes in Atlantic County, NJ. I am also a Board member of the Healer Within Foundation, a nationwide 501(c)(3) whose mission is to advance the mind, body, spirit practices of Tai Chi and Qigong in communities around the country and the world.

PUBLIC TAI CHI/QIGONG CLASSES-December 2018/January 2019


Atlantic City Free Public Library ​​

1 Tennessee Avenue, Atlantic City

Fridays  10:30 AM-11:30 AM  

Free to adults at all fitness levels


Oceanside Family Success Center

3201 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City

Saturday  December 15

Wednesday January 9

11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Free to adults at all fitness levels



PRIVATE CLASSES

Classes can be designed to meet the specific needs of businesses,

nursing homes, church groups and others

 


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Oceanside Family Success Center

201 Melrose Avenue, Atlantic City

Wednesday January 16 and 30

11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Free to adults at all fitness levels

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Tai Chi Brigantine Class

Spring 2019

Schedule t/b/a


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  What Is Qigong and Tai Chi

The ancient arts of Qigong and Tai Chi have been practiced in China and around the world for centuries. Tai Chi is a type of Qigong which has it's origins in the martial arts. Qigong translates as "energy work". Focusing on cultivating and harmonizing Qi (energy) improves health and healing in all body systems. These elegant and easy to learn practices help to balance mind, body and spirit through deep breathing, meditation, gentle movements and self-massage. They embrace the power of nature and the healer within us all. There are many different styles of Tai Chi including Yang, which is the style that I teach.

Western medical professionals are slowly beginning to recognize the value of Qigong and Tai Chi in staying healthy as well as complimentary practices that can be employed along with traditional medical treatments and methods. Harvard Medical School has studied Tai Chi extensively and refers to it as "Medication In Motion".


As with other healing energy modalities, breathing is an essential part of Tai Chi and Qigong. Breathing mindfully is an especially useful, if not essential skill in our fast-paced, stressed out world. Harnessing the power of the breath helps all body systems to function more effectively and reduces stress. We take 25,000-30,000 breaths per day. Learning to make each breath count can have a profound  impact on our bodies and minds

Another important aspect of Qigong and Tai Chi is that the practices are literally for everyone, no matter your age or level of fitness. Chair Tai Chi/Qigong offers a way for those with physical limitations  to take advantage of these self -healing practices. Even those who are bedridden can benefit from Tai Chi and Qigong.

Business owners have also begun to recognize the value of Tai Chi and Qigong for their employees. By reducing stress and helping employees take better care of themselves, productivity may increase.  Sick days often decrease which can result in lower health care costs.