Head Instructor Sloane Franklin is a 500 Hour Zen Wellness certified Qigong Instructor and is a Zen Wellness Certified Yang style Tai Chi instructor. He began training under Master James Rath in 2010. His training has focused on Yang & Chen styles of Taiji Quan, Qigong, Baguazhang, and Taoist & Zen yoga. He also studies Wing Chun, Xingyi Quan, straight sword, saber, cane, staff, and guandao. Instructor Sloane is currently working towards his 1000 Hour Zen Wellness certification.
Instructor Sloane has been practicing and studying meditation under numerous teachers since 1995. His studies have included both Western and Eastern forms of meditation and contemplative practice, including academic study at Princeton from 2001 to 2005. Sloane has been teaching meditation to private clients and in retreat settings since 2000. Sloane also incorporates several styles of meditation into his practice as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for survivors of trauma and persons with eating disorders. Sloane’s current meditation study and practice is focused on Taoist standing meditation and seated Zen meditation. Sloane holds two masters degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary, completed jointly with Princeton University, and a Master of Social Work from Boston University.
At the studio, Head Instructor Sloane teaches Qigong/Tai Chi Foundations, Yang style tai chi, Chen style tai chi, Wudang tai chi sword, Longevity (Tao Yin, Tao Yi, bagua foundations), Masters Path, private lessons, and seminars.
Meghan teaches classes in restorative qigong, Tao Yin, Tao Yi, and the youth martial arts curriculum at the studio. She also teaches tai chi & qigong at senior centers around southern New Hampshire.
Instructor Theresa Michaels is a 200 Hour Zen Wellness certified medical qigong instructor. She holds a red belt in Yang style tai chi and is actively working towards her black belt. She says, "When I began my training in 2014 with Master James Rath, I had no idea that these practices would make such a profound improvement to my physical and emotional well being. I continue to benefit as a student of Head Instructor Sloane in the practice of Yang style taiji (24 and 108 forms), the 42 combined form, Wudang taiji sword, Tao Yi, Tao Yin, and baguazhang."
Instructor Theresa is excited to share with others what she has learned. As a teacher of restorative qigong, she seeks to foster students inherent strengths and abilities through patience, compassion, and encouragement. Instructor Theresa teaches the Chi Fit qigong curriculum at the studio.
We at Taoist Arts Center strive to bring you the very best instruction in Qi Gong, Tai Chi Chuan, Meditation, Longevity and Martial Arts practices. We are host to a number of highly-experienced and well-qualified instructors. We offer classes, consultations, private training and resources to meet all of your needs. Our caring and compassionate staff will help you realize your fitness and wellness goals in a friendly and serene environment.
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