T'ai Chi Ch'uan is translated as "supreme ultimate boxing".The "supreme ultimate" part refers to the Chinese concept of the origin of the universe.Out of the infinite potential of the void arises the dual principles of yin and yang.Yang being the male, warm, forceful, light principle, and Yin being the female, cool, yielding, dark principle.Neither one of these principles is superior to the other, and both are necessary because each contains some of the other.They are two sides of the same coin.The yin-yang symbol is also a symbol of T'ai Chi. T'ai Chi Ch'uan is a harmonious dance of yin and yang sometimes referred to as “meditation in motion”.
T'ai Chi Demo Video
Master David Schenk
Master David Schenk was the founder and head instructor of the Center for Body Mind Harmony. We had the honor of studying with him for 17 years, until his passing in 2007. The school still continues under the direction of Sifu Gary Harris.
T’ai Chi was originally practiced as a martial art emphasizing strength and speed.Through time it has evolved into a gentle form of exercise that can be practiced by people of all ages.It consists of a sequence of movements that are performed slowly, softly and gracefully with smooth, even transitions.
Laura Kolinski-Schultz demonstrating T'ai Chi Kick
In Chinese philosophy and traditional medicine there exists the concept of'chi' (chee), a vital force that animates the body. The Japanese word for this is 'ki' (key) and in Yoga this energy is called ‘Prana’.T’ai Chi practice encourages the circulation of chi within the body, improving health and vitality. Chi moves through the body in patterns that are closely related to the nervous and vascular systems.
T’ai Chi practice promotes a tranquil and focused mind. Breathing is coordinated with movement and the meditative nature of the exercises is calming and relaxing. Correct practice can lead to improved balance, strength, coordination, flexibility and fluidity of movement. Many practitioners notice improvement in posture and alignment. Currently, there is a lot of research that indicates T'ai Chi practice is beneficial for those suffering from a number of ailments including: Arthritis, COPD, Parkinson's, and more. Learning the form can help your memory, too!
Pre-Registration is Required!
The Yoga Place has moved. New Address: 6734 Wise Ave. NW, North Canton, 44720
Tuesday Classes, 4:00 - 5:15 pm, next session begins April 25, 2023. Six Weeks, $65 payable to Laura Kolinski-Schultz. This class meets once a week for six weeks. Please Register by the first day of the session! Masks are no longer required inside the building.
NEW!Qigong Class at The Yoga Place, begins Friday, April 28, 10:30 - 11:30 am.
Slow and gentle exercises to gather, circulate and store Qi (life energy). We start with breathing, warm ups, and stretching then go into flow exercises, finishing with a mini meditation. Call Laura at (330) 324-9319 or write to her at email@example.com for more details.
Yoga Central - 4626 Cleveland Ave. N, Canton, OH, 44709. Across the street from the Raisin Rack. Call me at (330) 324-9319 for more information. Classes will meet outside when the weather is warm enough, behind the building whenever possible to maintain social distancing. please dress appropriately. We will be in the large main room if we cannot be outside. Masks are no longer required inside the building.
Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:15 pm beginning April 26 and Saturdays, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm, beginning April 29, 2023. Six Weeks, $65 per person per 6-week session. Pre-Registration is required. Please sign up no later than the first day of the session. Go to www.theyogaplaceohio.com to register online, or contact me directly at (330) 324-9319 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The website is set up for individuals signing up for one class per week for six weeks. If your circumstance is different, please contact me for details. See below for discounts.
One person, two classes per week: $120.00.
Two people from the same family, One class per week: $120.00.
Two people from the same family, Two classes per week: $240.00.
You may pay me with a check, cash or credit card ahead of time or the first day of the session. Make checks payable to Laura Kolinski-Schultz, or register online with a credit card at www.theyogaplaceohio.com. If you are planning to sign up for more than one class a week, or if multiple members of the same family wish to sign up, please contact me first. It may be less complicated to pay me directly than to register online. email@example.com.
Summer T'ai Chi & Qigong
Join us at the Home Dojo for the next Summer session beginning June 21, 2023! Open to all levels. We play outdoors in good weather, so please dress appropriately and wear good shoes. No sandals. If it rains we will either have class inside, or postpone the class.
Saturdays, 10:00 - 11:15 am. June 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug. 5, 12
Wednesdays, 6:45 - 8 pm. June 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26, Aug. 2, 9, 23, 30
We are located in Jackson Township, West of the Strip, off of Lake O Springs.
You may sign up for 6 weeks ($65) or 9 weeks ($90) and attend classes in any combination of all Weds., all Sat., or some Weds. and some Saturdays. Classes will begin in June 2022. You may register for all 18 classes for the discounted tuition of $160. Tuition is paid directly to me with cash, check or credit card by the first day of class. Call (330) 324-9319 for more information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discounts are available for more than one family member. If you have already taken at least 2 regular (not Intro.) 6-week sessions during the last 6 months with us, you may drop in for $12 per class. Contact me to register: email@example.com or (330) 324-9319.
Introduction to T'ai Chi and Qigong
at Yoga Central Postponed for now...
Held on Saturday mornings during the regular year - September through early June. Six weeks beginning ??? We will focus on stretching, warm up exercises, basic T'ai Chi principals, movement and Qigong. Check out this beautiful location right across the street from the Raisin Rack on Cleveland Ave. Wear loose comfortable clothes and soft, flexible shoes. We will be outside when the weather is good. If it rains, we will be inside. You may wear shoes inside, but they must be for indoor use only, and have light colored soles. Call (330) 324-9319 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
You may make up a missed class at any of the locations or times during the session that you are in currently. For more information call (330) 324-9319 or send me an email@example.com.
Pre-Registration is required for these classes! Register no later than the first day of the session!
The next 6-week session of T'ai Chi at The Yoga Place will begin
April 25, 2023. The new Yoga Place is located at 6734 Wise Ave. NW, North Canton, OH 44720. Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:15 pm. New classes begin every 6 weeks. Tuition: $65, payable to Laura Kolinski-Schultz.
Call 330-324-9319 to register,
or go online to www.theyogaplaceohio.com.
Laura Kolinski-Schultz has studied martial arts since 1974. She began her journey with Isshin-ryu, an Okinawan style of Karate, and holds a 4th degree black belt in that style. A desire to explore the internal styles led her to T'ai Chi in the early '80's. She studied Chinese Martial Arts with Master David Schenk of the Center for Body-Mind Harmony in Tallmadge, Ohio from 1990 until his passing in 2007. Laura is a Disciple of Master Schenk and is certified to teach T'ai Chi, Qi Gong, Push Hands, and all Internal Martial Arts and related exercises. Laura teaches T'ai Chi at Yoga Central in Canton and The Yoga place in North Canton.
David Kolinski-Schultz performing with Ba Gua Deer Horn Knives. David began his study of Chinese Martial Arts with Master David Schenk in 1992. He has earned 10 gold and 6 silver medals in local and regional tournaments in T'ai Chi, T'ai Chi Sword, and Ba Gua. He is a Disciple of Master Schenk and is certified to teach T'ai Chi, Qi Gong, Push Hands, and all Internal Martial Arts and related exercises. David was one of the first teachers to be certified by Master Schenk. He teaches at Yoga Central in Canton with Laura.
David Kolinski-Schultz with Deer Horn Knives
Ongoing T'ai Chi classes for adults are offered at Yoga Central, Cleveland Ave. N.,
across from the Raisin Rack in Canton, and The Yoga Place. The new six week class sessions will begin the week of April 25, 2023.
Check the website, www.theyogaplaceohio.com or call me for details.
Call 330-324-9319 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
HOME DOJO CLASSES New! Private lessons at the Home Studio. Lessons are 1/2 hour, $30. Call 330.324.9319 to register. If I travel to you, add $1per minute of travel time to and from your location.