Tai Chi Classes

Tai Chi Class at The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

Tai Chi Class on the Museum’s Property

The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art offers Tai Chi classes in Staten Island every Thursday from 10:00 – 11:00am and Saturday from 4:00 – 5:00pm. Admission is $12/$10 for members. This gentle form of physical exercise and stretching can be done by anyone. Beginners and experienced practitioners are welcome to participate in the classes. Tai chi has many benefits for the body and mind. It promotes meditation and physical well-being.
Parking at The Museum for Tai Chi Classes
There is very limited parking in front of the museum. However, there is ample parking at the bottom of Lighthouse Hill or one block away on Edinboro Road. To get to Edinboro Road, drive past the Museum and make the first left turn from Lighthouse Avenue. Please make sure to leave enough time for parking and walking to the museum. It would also be great if anyone who comes with a friend could carpool to the Museum.

Tai Chi Classes are Presented in This Beautiful Setting

Tai Chi Classes are Presented in This Beautiful Setting

Learning and practicing Tai Chi in the right environment is important. At the Jacques Marchais Museum, we have a very serene environment that will make you to feel very peaceful and allow you to focus on your movements. The museum is situated between two properties that creates a very quiet and serene environment. Many people come to the museum just to sit and reflect in this area. A wind chime blows softly in the background while classes take place. When you close your eyes, you will find it hard to believe that you are in Staten Island.

Please visit our calendar page to confirm the dates that classes are being offered.

Bob Murphy, Saturdays, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Bob Murphy, L.AC. (Tai Chi) has studied Chinese martial and healing arts for the past thirty-five years. For the past twenty-seven years, he studied weekly with renowned Grandmaster Yu Cheng Hsiang until the master’s death in November 2010. Bob studied both Tai Chi Chuan and Shaolin systems. He has taught Tai Chi at the New York Open Center from 1993-2003. For the past twelve years he has been teaching at the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art on Staten Island and Moving Visions Dance Studio.

Kristen Dolan-Murphy, Thursdays 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Kristen Dolan-Murphy studied Yang Style Tai Chi, Tai Chi Sword, Shaolin and Shaolin stick forms with Grandmaster Yu Cheng Hsiang for the past 17 years. She holds Master’s degrees in both Traditional Chinese Medicine (Pacific College of Oriental Medicine) and Education (City University of New York). For the past three years, she has taught tai chi at the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art.