On Campus Program

Tai Chi and Qigong for Sleep, Stress, and Weight Loss

For all levels.

Stress and poor sleep often underlie stubborn weight issues. Recent studies have shown that both can cause us to eat larger portions, snack more often, and make questionable food choices. In this program, Yang Yang invites you to break the stress-sleep-weight gain cycle, and have fun doing it!

Master Yang combines insights drawn from ancient Chinese philosophy, or “Grandmother Wisdom,” with martial arts, medical practices, and modern scientific findings. The result is a balanced routine of deep meditations and dynamic mind-body exercises to get at the root of stress, sleep, and weight problems.

Equally beneficial for beginners and longtime practitioners, this program is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Master Yang’s workshops are filled with fun, laughter, and good humor. Let the power of “Grandmother Wisdom,” tai chi, and qigong guide you on a journey toward reduced stress, better sleep, and weight loss.

Note Please bring clean (indoor) sneakers to wear during class.

“Dr. Yang is a gifted teacher who inspired us to approach stress and sleep issues in exciting and effective ways. The underlying philosophy what he conveyed and the integration of mind-body techniques is one of the best I have seen.” – Nancy K.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
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Program Theme
Martial Arts


Yang Yang, PhD, is the founder of the Center for Taiji and Qigong Studies and a researcher and tai chi/qigong clinician, formerly at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

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Leigh F. Hanke, MD, MS, is a physiatrist at Yale Medicine’s Center for Musculoskeletal Care and assistant professor of clinical orthopedics and rehabilitation at Yale University School of Medicine.

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