Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies

Jason Ames

Instructor

Office Location

316 Masterton Hall

Faculty Office Hours Fall 2016

by appointment

Phone

207-780-4172

Academic Degrees

  • Certifications: Hunyuan Chen style 48 Form, C.C. Chen Yang style Forms, Evidence-based Taiji & Qigong curriculums, Dr. Paul Lams Taiji for Energy, Zhan Zhuang, Silk Reeling Qigong, Primordial Qigong, Chen style Saber forms, and Push Hands

Profile

Jason is the founder and owner of Maine Center for Taijiquan. Previously, Jason was office manager and a principal instructor at the Full Circle Synergy School of Tai Chi Chuan between 2001 and 2011. A full time Taiji & Qigong instructor teaching throughout Southern Maine, he is currently teaching at: MaineHealth Learning Resource Centers, Cancer Community Center, Portland Adult Ed., S.Portland Parks & Rec. & MCT.
“My life and the course it takes is profoundly influenced by the practice of Taijiqian and Qigong. I consider Taiji practice the greatest and most profoundly influential force for self-improvement and self-discovery in my life. While continuously deepening and refining my personal understanding of this sophisticated art, in my teaching I strive for simplicity as a way to make it accessible to anyone wishing to learn. The complexity and meaning naturally unfold for each student as they progress”.
Influential teachers: Dr. Yang Yang, Don Miller, William C.C. Chen, Ian Gamble, Master Duan Zhiliang, Kenneth Cohen, Dr. Paul Lam, Francesco Garripoli, Yun Xiang Tseng.
Current practice includes:Hunyuan Chen style 48 Form, C.C. Chen Yang style Forms, Evidence-based Taiji & Qigong curriculums, Dr. Paul Lams Taiji for Energy, Zhan Zhuang, Silk Reeling Qigong, Primordial Qigong, Chen style Saber forms, and Push Hands.