Tai Chi is connected to the Taoist philosophy and the concepts presented in the Chinese book of wisdom, the Tao Te Ching and the I Ching. These texts are an integral part of classical Tai Chi. In classical Taoist philosophy, Tao is the absolute principle underlying the universe, combining within itself the principles of yin and yang. Tao is the source of the cosmos and is a gateway to all of life’s mysteries.
Based on my daily practice, I enjoy interpreting the art of Tao through a variety of art forms. I view the practice of Tai Chi as a pathway to strengthen both body and mind. The quintessence of the Tai Chi philosophy is that of seeking simplicity through the laws of nature, which guides my teaching and creative aesthetic. I hope to bring wellness to my students through Tai Chi and to share its cultural origins. In 2017, I had my first “Art of Tao" art show at Roost Studio, and my newest exploration for “Art of Tao” will be showcased in April 4th – 28th, 2019.“ - Jing Shuai*
Jing Shuai, is a 16th generation protégé to the ancient Chinese Wu Dang San Feng martial arts lineage, and a Tai Chi instructor who is certified by the Mainland China Martial Arts Association. Born in Szechuan, China, she was deeply influenced by the Chinese traditional fine arts. Recently she has been impressed by the creative and diverse Western art forms. In 2017, she had her first art show“Art of Tao ” at Roost Studio, and her newest exploration for “Art of Tao” will be showcased in April, 2019. Based on her Tai Chi philosophy, and her research on the applications of multi art forms and internal martial arts for wellness and fitness, she created the programs “The TravelingTao”, “Tai Chi with Music”, and “Fan Your Talents” to complement her “Art of Tao”. Jing is a DEC 2017 Grantee (DEC is a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.). Her ultimate goal is to help to create a sense of equilibrium and harmony in her students lives. Currently, the group classes Jing has been offering at Roost Studio are for all levels and ages, and more private internal martial art classes including Tai Chi will be offered at her “Tao Tai Chi Studio” in later 2018.