ABOUT T'AI CHI ARTS SCHOOL
What is T'ai Chi?
Health and rejuvenation are the primary goals of T'ai Chi, a system of slow, gentle, non-strenuous movements ideal for people of any age who want to stay flexible, increase their energy and reduce stress. T'ai Chi literally means "the play of opposites." Professor Goldfarb shares with you this wonderful art where one joins the mind, the body and the spirit. It leads to more graceful, effortless movement in your everyday life.
About Professor Goldfarb
Mitch is a Professor at West Chester University in the Kinesiology Department. He received the “Honors Outstanding Faculty Award” from West Chester University's Honors College. Mitch is an integral part of a team of professors from the Department of Health and the Department of Kinesiology that have created a minor degree program in Contemplative Studies.
Professor Goldfarb continues to lead Corporate Wellness and Mindfulness Programs in the business community. Previous programs include work with Allstate Insurance, Universalist Unitarian Ministers Association, Heartland Hospice, Coatesville VA Hospital, Temenos Retreat Center, MEDecision, the County of Chester, and others. He also teaches at various Wellness Centers and facilities in the greater Philadelphia area. His teaching background includes over three decades instructing at various Philadelphia area colleges and universities. Mitch is a member of the World Tai Chi and Qigong Day Organization. In addition to Tai Chi, Mitch is certified in alternative/complementary healing as a Reiki Master and Master Instructor in the Usui System of Natural Healing.
Mitch's studies of Tai Chi Form, Tai Chi Sword, Qi Gong and Push Hands include work with Grand Master Maggie Newman (New York), Grand Master Ed Young (New York), Grand Master Benjamin Lo (California), Grand Master Dr. Tao Ping-Sang (Taiwan), and Grand Master William C. C. Chen (New York) and Jano Cohen (The Bridge - Narberth, PA). All the Grand Masters were life students of Professor Cheng Man-ch'ing, the person responsible for developing the most popular form of Tai Chi, the Simplified 37-Posture Short Yang Form.
Mitch is a member of David-Dorian Ross's inaugural studies of Taiji Zen 太极禅, Jet Li's new program based on the original writings of Zhang San-feng. This form has only been taught inside China prior to 2014. David-Dorian Ross is one of only two Master Instructors in this style in the world.
Professor Goldfarb's CD Do Less - Achieve More, a Guided Instruction for the Simplified 37-Posture Short Yang Form is used in West Chester University classes. Students have found this step-by-step narrative simple and easy to follow, allowing for a deeper enjoyment of the T'ai Chi Form. It's available at the University Bookstore.
Mitch has also been actively involved in writing and producing various healing and meditation CD’s, including five CD’s for Dr. Deepak Chopra. Goldfarb’s CD Native Path for T’ai Chi, Yoga and meditation is out on the Kunduru label and available on iTunes.
Mitch's writing and production can also be heard on the Living Consciously By Design meditation and mindful living series, Embracing Abundance. In this five CD collection, Mitch teams with spiritual leader Normand René Poulin in creating a guided meditation experience like no other. The series is available at their website.
Community service is a part of life for Mitch. He is a member of the "Youth Aid Panel," a division of the Juvenile Justice System of Pennsylvania, where he works with the Brandywine Regional Police Department. Mitch's panel has been recognized and honored as “Youth Aid Panel of the Year.” His volunteer service includes work with the Red Cross, Big Brothers / Big Sisters, as well as being trained as a Mediator by the Center for Resolutions (Media, PA) for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.