Ronen has been instructing Tai Chi, Qigong and Yoga since 1995. Continuing to explore and practice the ancient ways of Tai Chi, Qigong and Yoga, as well as other Eastern methods and philosophies, Ronen stresses in his classes elements of relaxation, elongation and breathing. Tai Chi and Qigong instructed include practice of the basic moves, various soft and hard Qigong, the short Yang (24) standard form, meditative and breathings techniques, as well as some elements of the Dao and I-Ching philosophies behind the practice.
Ronen’s primary interest is in individual and personal exploration of the body, and through it, a glimpse into the soul.
Ronen is also an author of adult fiction and children books, latest of which is www.DaddyFixesEverything.com, as well as novels, articles and short stories. His other passions include scuba-diving and film (see his column and recommendations at www.RonenRecommends.com). You can read Ronen's blog (posts related to spirituality) by clicking here.
Cherry Zhou had been instructing Tai Chi in China since 1998. It is an important part of her life and a practice from which she received multiple benefits. She had taught Tai Chi in the American International School of Gaungzhou for many years.
Cherry had also been an acupuncturist and a massage therapist working in China for the past 15 years.
Her Tai Chi practice includes the Yang forms: 24, 42 and 48 moves, the Cheng forms 18, 56 and 74 moves, as well as the Tai Chi Fan and Sword forms, both in Yang and Chen styles.
Cherry had studied with multiple teachers over the years, most famous of which is Cheng Zheng Lei, the 19th generation of Cheng Style.
Cherry is very passionate about Tai Chi and enjoys sharing this universal gift with others. She looks forward to having you in her classes!
Ran Baron (visiting instructor)
Ran Baron is a spiritual seeker and a public speaker in the field of theology, Eastern philosophy and mysticism. Ran has instructed numerous meditation workshops, Yoga retreats, and has given hundreds of talks and lectures about the nature of spirituality and self inquiry. He has lived through many different spiritual paths including being ordained as a Hindu priest (Brahmana). Ran is a certified Yoga Instructor, a Tai Chi & Qigong instructor, and has been studying and practicing Buddhism, Zen, Hinduism and the many flavors of Yoga. He emphasizes a non-dogmatic approach that allows for personal growth through an honest thirst for truth. Ran recognizes that all spiritual paths are of various colors and hues, and that different individuals utilize their own palettes when painting their life's picture. Ran is a substitute Yoga & Tai Chi instructor at Monroe Yoga & Tai Chi.
Sifu Ken Lo (visiting instructor)
Sifu Ken Lo Xing Gui, Wu Mei Pai Grandmaster, is the 7th generation head of the Wu Mei Pai Martial Arts lineage. He has studied Martial Arts since 1963, and Wu Mei Pai under Grandmaster Hsieh Peng and Maha Yoga under Swami Shivom Tirth Maharaji since 1973. He also studied Feng Shui, Chinese astrology, face and palm reading, and Oracle under Master Suern Gwoo, Chinese poetics under Dr. Lo Wai Lik, and calligraphy, painting and Tea Arts under Master Luo Chien Wu since 1985. He has been studying Tibetan Buddhism with Geshe Michael Roach since 1995. Visit his website for more information. Sifu Len Lo is a visiting special workshop instructor at Monroe Yoga & Tai Chi.