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Thank you so much for your video. It is easy to follow and your movements are elegant and graceful. It seems as if your mind is very quiet as you are doing the movements, and that stillness comes through. Just wanted to let you know how appreciated your video and book are.           M.D.


I bought your book at Borders and am finding it very helpful.  Prior looks at books about qi gong were complex. I am now able to go through the warm up and the first set with only a few "peeks" for "what's next." I really do find it a stimulating practice and as a reiki master, it helps me hold more energy. Thank you.          S.T.


I have been suffering from Acid Reflux Disease for several years now. I went to various doctors with no results.  After discussions with a friend about alternative medicine, I found the Red Bank Acupuncture & Wellness Center. After my first session with my teacher, Shoshanna Katzman, I found peace. She understood where I was and where I needed to go.  She recommended acupuncture therapy and after several sessions I found significant improvement in this disease.  My personal life has also changed.  I am no longer a bundle of nerves.  In addition to the acupuncture, Shoshanna is giving me Tai Chi lessons.  To me this exercise is for mind, body and spirit. I am not the same person I was prior to meeting Shoshanna and I never will be.  I am more peaceful, graceful and focused and I have found inner strength.  I am thankful for the work Shoshanna has done in her life that enables her to help people like myself.

Thanks Shoshanna,          B.


Subject: Video arrived here today

I was amazed at the speed that some of the movements are performed. You and your husband have done a nice job and I agree the less said the better. Your book does all the talking that's needed. I know I will benefit even more now that I see when to speed up and where to slow down. Especially glad to hear the sounds as I was having a devil of a time trying to do it from the descriptions in your book. I was always asking myself is this the right sound? Now I know for sure and thanks again.

I have learned to do the Qigong movements from reading this book and have been doing Qigong for two months now. I feel much better. I just turned 75 and I’m thankful for the health I have. My blood pressure is good and I fish a lot down here in Florida. My wife is currently going through chemotherapy for a spot on her lung and she too is doing some of the exercises. The results are like mine and we will be getting even more benefits as we learn how to do the moves more correctly. I am feeling so good with the few exercises that I am doing. After practicing the Qigong movements and learning the acupoints I woke up one morning with a whole new lease on life and can’t tell you how well I am feeling. One thing I do know is that I wake in the morning and my body is a little stiff, like I had been exercising too much with push ups, weights and other exercises like that. It all goes away within a few minutes and that “special” feeling of well being takes over. As I said earlier, I’m 75 and I know this tired old body of mine pretty well. I don’t recall ever feeling so strong of mind and body. I must tell you that I scored a winning touchdown once in high school and I felt pretty good for days after that. I feel as good now as I did for that one wonderful moment in my life. I look forward to getting into Qigong deeper as time goes on. I’m sorry I didn’t know about it a long time ago. I am so thankful to Shoshanna for being there for all of us with her book and video. I was so amazed at the speed that the movements are performed upon seeing the video. Shoshanna and her husband have done a nice job. There are few words on the video and I agree that the less said the better. The book does all the talking that’s needed. Learning when to speed up and where to slow down from the video is providing me with more benefit. I was glad to hear the sounds on the video as I was having a devil of a time trying to do it just from the descriptions in the book. I was always asking myself is this the right sound, but now I know for sure.          JS / Florida Keys


I have your book and reading the text and doing some of the movements. I feel much better. I just turned 75 and I'm thankful for the health I have. The blood pressure is good, I feel fine and fish a lot down here in Florida. My wife is currently going thru chemotherapy for a spot on her lung and she too is doing some of the exercises. The results are like mine and I know with your video will be get even more benefits.

I am feeling so good with the few exercises that I am doing that I couldn't resist telling you about it. I'm waiting as you know for my video and then I will learn how to do the moves more correctly. I'm only guessing now as you can well imagine. I began to get into acupoints yesterday and woke this morning with a whole new lease on life. Can't tell you how well I am feeling. I started with Qigong around the middle of May. One thing I do know is that I wake in the morning and my body is a little stiff, like I had been exercising too much with push ups, weights, exercised like that. it all goes away within a few minutes and that "special" feeling of well being takes over. Is that normal to be a little stiff? As I said earlier, I'm 75, and I know this tired old body of mine pretty well. I don't recall ever feeling so strong of mind and body. I must tell you that I scored a winning touchdown once in high school and I felt pretty good for days after that. I feel as good now as I did for that one wonderful moment in my life. I look forward to getting into Qigong deeper as time goes on. I'm sorry I didn't know about it a long time ago. Thanks for being there for all of us.         Anonymous


Shoshanna’s teaching of the Guang Ping Tai Chi set has tremendous depth. It has changed my life considerably, beginning with the first week of class when I quit smoking as a result of beginning to learn tai chi. This came especially from the breathing exercises that Shoshanna taught me during that first week back in 1989.

The set was so difficult for me to perform in the beginning, especially the adherence to the form that was so important according to Shoshanna’s instruction. I could not hold the positions as I was in bad shape at the time. Her patience in teaching me the foundational structure and understanding of Tai Chi has helped me to grow and in time I have fortunately learned to perform the set with grace, strength and preciseness.

I am so lucky to have learned such an old historic Tai Chi set, untainted, complete, with full extension … connecting to the heavens above and earth below. Shoshanna has a way of repeating the basics and at the same time keeping everyone interested, always bringing in some variation or another in her teaching approach. Without making it complex or providing too much intricacy – it has been perfect for me.

Without what I have learned from Shoshanna I would not have ever been able to achieve what I have at this time – especially in terms of the re-integration that I have experienced through Tai Chi. Today I know I am on the right track throughout the set with respect to energy flow. I believe in chi … it is a proven fact for me. And it is not an understatement to say that Shoshanna’s teaching of tai chi to me has saved my life. I needed Shoshanna's patience and tolerance while going through the many difficult aspects of my personal and private life.

I tell people there is a great teacher by the name of Shoshanna Katzman of a shockingly rare "raw" original set of Tai Chi. I am proud to know the Guang Ping set - it has given me a feeling that I am someone.

FO
February 2016


I have been studying beginner Kuang Ping Tai Chi with Shoshanna since June of 2015. Her teaching is gentle, yet incredibly powerful, and her passion contagious. Shoshanna introduces each movement in an easy-to-follow manner incorporating stance work and our growing knowledge of the set. As our class’s comfort level evolves, she deepens our understanding by offering fresh insights concerning the energetic and mental components of Tai Chi. Individually, Shoshanna’s natural intuition shines in her ability to mold her teaching into a language that feels specifically catered to me in my own development and comprehension. She not only teaches me the Tai Chi basics, but she guides me to apply all I learn in class to my own healing journey. I look forward to the unfolding of my Tai Chi experience with Shoshanna and the continued revelation of her sacred knowledge. I am humbly grateful to be taught and supported by such a truly special and talented master.

JB
March 2016


Before I began tai chi classes with Shoshanna three years ago, I had been treated at NYU for a balance problem that resulted in two broken ankles with 18 months of one another. The classes have assisted greatly with my balance and I have better clarity of mind, peace of soul and new friendships. Shoshanna teaches as she lives – with grace, discipline and honor. It is a gift to be her student.
PS – no new ankle breaks

EE April 2016


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