About Miriam Moran Shankman

Certified by both the National Qigong Association and the International Institute of Medical Qigong I am an advance Level III teacher, and Medical Qigong Therapist.

I come from a long line of teachers. My grandmother, mother, aunt, and three of my siblings have made their living in education.  I have been teaching for the past twenty years, and wish to continue for the next twenty.

I have worked with young children in many nursery schools and have trained students of all ages and abilities in the fields of Tai Chi, Chi Kung, and Meditation.  

My first teacher was my mother. Ruti Moran was an insightful observer of life, a passionate artist, and a devoted teacher. From her I learned about the evolution and merits of creativity, intuition, structure, and mistakes. My first Tai Chi teacher was Jou, Tsung Hwa. Master Jou loved, lived, and believed Tai Chi. I learned from him about abdominal breathing with all its manifestations and the new possibilities they have presented to me. 

I had and continue to have many teachers. I believe that everyone I encounter along the way has the potential of being a teacher.That potential comes to life when I pay attention and am willing to listen. I have found that my family and students are the best teachers of all.


Highlighted Schools I have worked with:

  • Adult School of Montclair, The Center for Healthy Living, Van Vleck House and Gardens, The Yoga and Meditation Center of Montclair, all in Montclair NJ 

  • Metro West JCC, and The WAE Center, both in West Orange NJ

  • Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville NJ, and Saint Barnabas, Livingston NJ

  • University League Nursery School, University N.O.W. Nursery, and the Westminster Choir Conservatory, all in Princeton, NJ

  • Union Congregational Nursery Day School, and My Morning Out, both in Montclair, NJ

  • Early Head Start in Newark