Neijia Studies is focused on making the benefits of internal or “soft” martial arts accessible to the general public through classes, workshops, community programs, and private instruction. Neijia is a term used collectively to refer to the “internal” style of martial arts training. This typically includes styles associated with the Wudong temple such as Taijiquan, Xingyiquan, Baguazhang, Mindful Qigong, and others. Thus, all classes are taught with the focus on self-awareness, mindfulness, and intent so you can best manage yourself according to your needs, goals, and situation.
I have been actively training for approximately 20 years in the martial arts, and often acting as an assisting instructor where I've studied. More recently I've started providing group classes at local schools and community centers in the attempt to promote the values of mindfulness, health, and awareness within the broader Morris County community. My focus is making the practice accessible and relatable, allowing each student to utilize what they need most.
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TAI CHI FOR HEATH (Yang Style 24 Posture)Tai Chi (or Taiji) is a martial art known for its health benefits to mind and body. As one of the most well known “internal” styles, its practice is often compared to moving meditation. Instruction will focus on training for wellness, including improving stability, balance, coordination, breathing and circulation. In order to reduce inflammation, promote heart health, relaxation and awareness.
MINDFUL QIGONG Qigong is an ancient Chinese system that integrates bodily movements, breathing techniques and focused intention to improve wellness. This practice helps to mindfully ease hypertension, inflammation, and depression; assists the body's circulation and natural immunity system; and improve mindfulness. Easily adapted for those who may be chair bound or are challenged by limitations which prohibit prolonged standing.
SELF-DEFENSE FOR BEGINNERS Self-defense on the street won't be measured in rounds – your goal is to get out of a conflict quickly and effectively! This is a very practical skillset that borrows from many styles and emphasizes pragmatic techniques and drills from styles including Taijiquan, WingTsun, Xingyi, Bafaquan, MianZhang, Isshin-Ryu, Krav-Maga, and others.
I have worked with Mr. Lang in the study of Taiji Chuan, Yang style, for nearly five years. Eric has studied other styles of Taiji as well and is a welcomed and appreciated addition at the [East Dragon] Academy. He has exhibited the highest understanding in all aspects of the martial art including the single… Read more “SENSEI BILL ROBERTS”
Eric Lang has been a dedicated and reliable Tai Chi Instructor for our Yoga Studio (Prana Yoga Center, Denville) for the past 2 years (teaching at an offsite location for the Morris County District Community Program). Eric’s ability to approach clients from all walks of life with a multitude of backgrounds is an amazing gift… Read more “APRIL LINSON”
I’ve had the pleasure of taking Taiji classes and sparring with as well as receiving private lessons from Eric. I’ve also had ample opportunity over the many years I’ve known him to observe and experience his teaching skills in both a private and shared class environment. Eric is highly proficient in several styles and disciplines.… Read more “KARI FRANKLIN”
Eric Lang is a most welcome addition to our staff at Studio Yoga Madison. His genuine interest and friendly manner have made him an instant hit among our Tai Chi students and office staff alike. Eric is a good teacher, and is inclined towards ongoing improvement and growth for our wellness program. I wholeheartedly recommend… Read more “JEFFREY HEILMAN”
I have been a student and practitioner of Tai Chi for nearly ten years and, over that span, have had the privilege of studying and training with three different masters. Recently my long time teacher retired and Mr. Lang, who himself has studied many years with this master, was asked to continue instructing the Madison… Read more “PROF. ALAN ROSAN, DREW UNIVERSITY,”
I have so enjoyed your class and only wish that you had been teaching it when I first started about a year and a half ago. It would have made all the difference! I’m going to let the yoga studio know as well and will tell them how much I have respected and liked having… Read more “NANCY”
Eric Lang is our present instructor for Tai Chi in 2018-1019. We have enjoyed and benefited greatly from the Tai Chi classes he has presented. Initially, he provided an “Adult Tai Chi (Taiji) Reference” sheet which introduced the “Yang Style 24 Posture Form” and Yang’s 10 Important Points(simplified). Furthermore, he provided the first and second… Read more “MR. & MRS. GIBSON, COMMUNITY SCHOOL”