with Barbara Karas

2 INTRO CLASSES March 4 & 11 @ 9:15am


Call 919-933-9642 to sign up or




The ancient Chinese exercises of Tai Chi and Qigong are excellent practices for men and women of any age who seek to reduce stress, increase flexibility, and age gracefully.  Benefits  include improved posture and equilibrium, better breathing and calmer emotions, regulation of blood pressure and organ function, and a sense of well-being.  Learn these ancient arts of self-healing and strength building.  Cultivate your own bioelectric energy, called, Qi (chee) and share the “ener-Qi” of the group.  


All levels and abilities welcome, suitable for

beginning and continuing students.


Barbara Karas first became interested in learning Qigong and Tai Chi when she saw people practicing slow graceful movements in a hospital atrium. Led by a man dressed in scrubs and playing Chinese music on a boombox she knew immediately that this was something she wanted to learn and share with others. She began instructor training in 2009 with Master Ping Zhao at Authentic Eastern Health in Bethlehem, PA. and was certified to teach Tai Chi and Qigong 18 steps I and II, Tai Chi 24 Steps, Eight Pieces Brocade, and Yijinjing. She is also a disciple of Brother Bernard Seif, a monk, therapist, Qigong healer, and member of the Knights Hospitaller who certified her in a form called Five Elements. Barbara seeks to emulate her teachers by encouraging every-BODY to learn these health-building and longevity-promoting Chinese exercises. Barbara teaches all forms step by step so that students can learn the movements at their own speed without feeling awkward. As participants progress, they practice the foundational principles of Tai Chi and Qigong and begin to explore deeper levels of self-healing. Barbara would like to see people in the United States practicing in parks and gardens just like people in China, where they are part of the landscape. A relaxed class atmosphere and gentle music provide inspiration for people of all fitness levels to improve their health and cultivate the universal energy of Qi!

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