April - June 2015. Jennifer's  Tai Chi Schedule and Healthy Tips and Ideas to Enhance Your Life.

The Balanced Body
Simple and Natural Solutions for Healthy Living.

A Note from Jennifer

Dear Friends,
Happy Spring! Have you had a chance to listen to the birds, watch the flowers bloom, and enjoy the baby animals testing their new wings and legs?
I always feel a sense of renewal when spring arrives. This feeling inspires me to look for additional ways to lead a lifestyle that supports good health, the environment, and those around me.  
My teacher, Master Jou Tsung Hwa wisely stated, “The simplest is the highest”. These words have a rich and deep meaning for me. They remind me to simplify or “spring clean” my lifestyle, my behavior, and more importantly, my thoughts. His words encourage me to live each moment to it's fullest.
Please enjoy this season’s newsletter full healthy tips and opportunities to “spring clean” your home, take care of yourself, see the world anew, and have some fun. Enjoy!

Peace and Love,



Spring Clean
with Essentials Oils

Make your own DOUBLE duty Multi-Purpose Cleaner that’s non-toxic to you and the environment, inexpensive, and as effective as the store brands. This aromatic cleaner will also elevate your mood while you clean!
What You'll Need:
  • 16 ounce glass spray bottle
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 1 ¾ cups of water
  • 15 drops of any citrus essential oil (lemon, lime, or grapefruit)*
*Alternative Oil Choices and Combos:
  • 15 drops each of Lavender and Lemon
  • 10 drops each of Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Wild Orange

Add all ingredients to spray bottle. Shake thoroughly. Spray on surfaces around your house to clean, kill germs, and support immunity.

For Stubborn Sticky Spots

Use 1-2 drops of lemon essential oil to remove gum, oil, grease, sap or crayon on surfaces. You can also use it to clean silverware and baking dishes.

Clean and be happy....
Ask Jennifer about Do Terra's pure therapeutic grade essential oils.

"Better keep yourself clean and bright. You're the window through which you must see the world."
- George Bernard Shaw


You’re Invited to
the Annual Master Jou, Tsung Hwa Birthday Celebration and Tai Chi Festival this July!

Come join the family, students, colleagues, and friends of the late Grandmaster Jou, Tsung Hwa on July 11th and 12th. We will honor and celebrate his memory by sharing his Tai Chi principles, practices, and philosophies on the anniversary of his birth. Enjoy workshops, demonstrations, and inspirations by colleagues, instructors, and students.

When:  Sat, Jul 11 - Sun, Jul 12, 2015                                                            
Where:  Master Jou, Tsung Hwa Tai Chi Memorial Park, 818 Route 23, Wantage, NJ 07461
For more information, schedule, and early bird registration visit:


Give Yourself a Dose of Sunshine

Vitamin D comes from the sun and protects us from many diseases, including some types of cancers. Most of us only get half of our daily dose! So expose your arms and legs with no sunscreen for just 15 minutes daily (weather permitting). You will be amazed how your daily dose of sun will boost your mood and energy levels.

Adapted from"The New Health Rules",  Frank Lipman, M.D. & Danielle Claro


“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.” 
– Henry David 


Yes, Jennifer IS suggesting a diet! 

This is an amazing diet that will enhance the quality of your life immediately.
" The Elimination Diet:
Remove anger, regret, resentment,
guilt, blame, and worry.
Then, watch your health, and life, improve!"

- Charles F. Glassman

Come Play Tai Chi on the Beach with Jennifer

Visit Jennifer, Lance, and the Coastline Adventure's Team at the 2015 Jersey Shore Festival on May 14th-17th in Seaside Heights, NJ. This is a free admission music and arts festival that kicks off the summer season and proves that summer really does start sooner at the Jersey Shore. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit

Look for our Coastline Adventures' tent on the boardwalk and be sure to take part in our beach offerings:

Yoga on the Beach with Kula Kamala Yoga on Sat & Sun:
8:30 - 9:30 am Sun Salutations
10:00 - 11:00 am Hip Openers
6:30 - 7:30 pm Gentle Movement, Mantra, and Meditation

Tai Chi on the Beach with Jennifer Steffener on Sat & Sun:
9:30 - 10:00 am  Vibrant Qi Gong
10:30 - 11:30 am Tai Chi Fusion

Coastline Adventures' Surf Lessons on Sat & Sun:
8:30 - 9:30 am Intro to Surfing (sand only)

Coastline Adventures' Standup Paddleboarding Lessons on Sat & Sun:
1:30 - 2:30 pm Intro to Standup Paddleboarding (sand only)

Tai Chi Fusion Class Spring Schedule

Classes in Wantage, NJ
Where:  High Point Regional High School Library 
When:  Wednesdays from 6 - 7:30 pm
Dates:   Apr 29, May 6, & 13, 2015
Who:  All levels welcome
Investment:  $15 per class
RSVP: or voice mail/text 973-670-4064

We will balance, strengthen, and heal ourselves with breathing, meditation, visualization, whole body exercises, qi gong, and Master Jou's Chen form.  

Classes in Toms River, NJ
Where:  Greenbriar Woodlands' Adult Community Club House (residents only)
When:  Wednesdays from 9 – 10 am Or 11 am – 12 pm
Dates:   May 13, 20, 27, Jun 3, 10, & 17, 2015
Who:  All levels welcome
Investment:  $10 per class drop in rate or Prepaid Discount $48 for 6 weeks
RSVP: or voice mail/ text 973-670-4064
Learn the Moving 5 Elements Qi Gong Set this spring. These gentle and meditative stepping postures will:
  • Strengthen your body
  • Nourish your organs & meridians
  • Improve your muscle & joint function
  • Assist with your blood, lymph, & qi flow
  • Soothe & calm your mind & spirit

"I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things… I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind."
-  Leo F. Buscaglia


Go Ahead - Play in the Dirt... 

Go outside and get dirty. Many of us spend too much time indoors breathing recycled, processed air and disinfecting everything we touch. We actually need microbes from the outdoors to keep our immune systems strong. So go outside and dig in the dirt, play in the sand, and sit on the ground and watch the clouds go by and picnic. You will feel better and improve your health and immunity. 


Spring Wellness Workshop at Greenbriar Woodlands

Dao-Yin Self-Care
Massage & Mindfulness

When: Mon, May 11 & Mon, 
May 18, 2015 from 9 – 10:30 am
Where:  Greenbriar Woodlands' Club House
Investment: $20 for one class or $35 for both classes
RSVP: May 7, 2015 by email at or voice mail/text 973-670-4064

Join us for this educational workshop in the ancient art of mindful self-care and massage to help heal, tone, and prevent illness. Learn techniques that will improve your overall health and well-being through massage, acupressure points, breath, and visualization practices.

Healing self-care massage can benefit you physically, psychologically, and spiritually in such ways as: increased blood circulation; disease prevention; improved energy levels; joint and lymphatic health; better quality sleep; improved digestion; reduced  body and headaches; and overall well-being!

Handouts will be provided. The 1st class on May 11 will cover a basic overview and general self-massage techniques. The 2nd class on May 18 will build on class 1 and provide more health specific techniques.



"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."

-Anais Nin 


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Since 1995
Monmouth and Ocean County
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Jennifer Steffener,
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