Chinese YoYo

Individuals who use the Chinese YoYo for fifteen minutes a day improve their coordination, flexibility, stamina and strength, resulting in a nimble body and a sharp mind.

One of the popular sports in China is playing with the Chinese yo-yo. The basic yo-yo is shaped like two disks connected by an axle and is spun by a string wound around its center. An alternating lifting and dropping motion using two sticks, each held in one hand, keeps the yo-yo spinning on a string tied between the sticks.

Chinese YoYo can be used by people of any age for play or moderate exercise. There are many wonderful tricks that can be performed by using your hands, fingers, legs, neck and even the waist. Individuals who use the Chinese YoYo for fifteen minutes a day improve their coordination, flexibility, stamina and strength, resulting in a nimble body and a sharp mind. For many families, exercising with the Chinese YoYo is an opportunity for everyone to share time together in an enjoyable and healthy activity.

Mr. Jong-Liang Ho

Mr. Ho graduate from U. of Penn in 1982 with Master of Architecture & Master of City planning. He is a Registered Architect and currently works for Garrison Architects as a Senior Architect. He studied Tai-Chi with Master Chiang, Hen-Pin (江恆平) since 1989 and has been teaching Tai-Chi Class since 1998. He also practices Nunchucks and Tai-Chi Staff. Mr. Ho is also the instructor of Chinese Yo-Yo Class, & Chinese Music Instrument Gu-Zheng, & Pi-Pa. He is interested in sharing his talent with any students & parents who are interested in these Chinese cultural activities.


Yoga

The classical techniques of Yoga date back more than 5,000 years. This physical and mental exercise has since spread throughout the world.

The whole system of Yoga is built on three main structures: exercise, breathing, and meditation. The exercises of Yoga are designed to put pressure on the glandular systems of the body, thereby increasing its efficiency and total health. Breathing techniques are based on the concept that breath is the source of life in the body. The Yoga student gently increases breath control to improve the health and function of both body and mind. These two systems of exercise and breathing then prepare the body and mind for meditation, an approach to a quiet mind that allows silence and healing from everyday stress. Regular daily practice of all three parts of this structure of Yoga produce a clear, bright mind and a strong, capable body.

Ms. Shiela Moorthy

Ms. Moorthy, formerly a successful marketing executive, is now dedicated to helping people regain and maintain health and vitality through nutrition and wellness coaching. Shiela is a fitness enthusiast who received a first degree black belt in Taekwondo. She has been practicing yoga her whole life and recently became a certified yoga instructor. She is passionate about yoga as a tool kit for life and is committed to sharing her experience with others so that they can reap the benefits of yoga. She has taught yoga at the Yoga Life institute, fitness centers, community centers, and private clients.