Tai Chi....I have never done

any type of martial arts. And  I'm not one who exercises. As many years as I have been on the planet flexibly or balance is not my strong suit!

Jay takes you from learning how to be single weighted (balance yourself on one foot) to actually doing this. I had issues with my right knee. Tai Chi has corrected the issues and I HAVE BALANCE and stronger legs and body core. These are just a couple of physical improvements. The AMAZING part is that I did this in just 6 lessons. Just wait, after a year I should have the flexibility of a 45 yr old. 

THANK YOU Jay for all the love 

you share with us as well.

I Am Pat Z.


T'ai Chi with Jay Stempin


has been a wonderful experience for me and my stepson.  Jay has a unique gift in his teaching style, blending gentle physical movements with the energy of his healing and meditative presence.  I appreciate his willingness to share his years of experience with this ancient art and practice. I highly recommend Jay's class to anyone who is interested in T'ai Chi, the benfits truly resonate into every aspect of life.

~Roger Lockshier, Shamanic Practitioner

I really enjoy my Tai Chi classes

Jay is a great teacher, he is patient and extremely conscientious. I am becoming more centered and aware of how I move my body. Learning how to shift my weight and move my whole body in a more synchronized manner is definitely going to help my golf game. Thank you Jay for bringing Tai Chi to Wilmington.  Russ D.


Private Tai Chi on the BEACH

Imagine an hour of sunrise, beach-side Tai Chi each and every day for 9 days as a part of your vacation. I did. And Jay helped make it happen.  An easy-going and knowledgeable instructor, Jay is also logistically flexible and available to accommodate custom arrangements of times and locations. I highly recommend Tai Chi for beginners of all ages as well as those looking to experience a new style or a refresh.

Dean S.


From Peter age 81


I have two artificial knees and a rebuilt shoulder.

I looked into Tai Chi as a gentle way to rebuild strength and balance in my legs and to improve the flexibility in my shoulder.

After 2 months of 3 times per week of Tai Chi, my strength and balance has improved markedly in my legs,and the range of motion in my shoulder is much better.

There are many Tai Chi videos on You Tube but Tai Chi is very subtle and complex. You need an instructor to show you the correct way initially, and to continue to monitor your progress.

Jay is the right instructor at the right time. Like any instructor they must be able to demonstrate the correct moves and to have the patience to help you make progress steadily.

Like any athletic endeavor it takes time and persistence along with a good coach. Jay has provided the coaching, and expertise. It is up to me to be persistent. Our sessions are in a studio or outdoors if the weather permits and they are enjoyable because Jay is patient and very well-versed in Tai Chi.

I've been studying Tai Chi with Jay

 since the beginning of the year and have found him to be a gifted teacher. My balance and posture have improved and the practice helps me center. And we laugh!


I wasn't sure

if I'd like this class, or this type of exercise. After over an hour with Jay, I was flowing. It's good he mentioned that we might hurt on the inside because we had exercised our organs with all the stretching we had done. As a cancer survivor, I have many permanent issues from the side effects of treatment and many things that I had found I could do easily before were no longer easy at all. Jay was very patient. There were options to choose from if one stretch wasn't the best one. He has a good sense of humor, explains things clearly, and is respectful of medical issues. This is a wonderful form of exercise for all ages and abilities. It's a whole body workout that gives you joy because you know you can handle it which is pure pleasure. I've had some ortho surgeries lately so haven't been back but want to continue when I can. Good job, Jay!


Jay Stempin is a gifted teacher

From the beginning I felt like we had done tai chi together before, it felt familiar, comforting, vital and magical. Jay teaches with gentle humor, deep connection and light feet. He reminds me what it is to be present in my body, to honor the stillness and the movement in between. Find a way to take one of his classes and you will never look back!

I’ve been studying Tai Chi with Jay

since the beginning of the year and have found him to be a gifted teacher. My balance and posture have improved and the practice helps me center. And we laugh! 


Jay Stempin loves teaching Tai Chi.

It is his calling. I am so grateful I found him at this point in my life. My strength, energy and love for life has come back after taking just 8 Tai Chi classes. Thank you Jay! 



What a beautiful soul and gifted teacher Jay is!

  He inspires you while breaking down these forms in a way you can easily follow.  It's a pleasure to learn from him!  


1 2 3 Jay Rocks!

 It's hard to find the words to describe a lesson with Jay. So all I can say is you have to try a class, session or just talk to him.