Dr. Marilyn LoPresti, Ph.D
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Dr. Marilyn LoPresti, Ph.D

Dr. Marilyn L.

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Meditation -A Life Changing Journey 
Reverse the stressful effects of anxiety and stress from the comfort and quiet of home. Experience Guided Meditation, including Breathing Techniques, Sitting and Standing Meditations,Tai Chi/ Qigong Self-Healing, Stress / Anxiety Reducing Meditations and more. No experience necessary.Registration is required. These are Ancient Chinese practices, based in Traditional Chinese Medicine

About Dr. Marilyn L.

Marilyn L. Ph.D.
Motivational Speaker, Second Degree Black Belt
Tai Chi Instructor; QiGong Instructor; Kungfu Instructor
Walk15 Aerobics, Master Level Instructor, Master Key Qigong , 100 hrs Meditation, Functional Power Training for Older Adults
 
Dr.Marilyn is a 35-year Breast Cancer survivor, with setbacks along the way, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and more. Today she teaches Tai Chi, Martial Arts, Guided Meditation, and Low Impact Aerobics while taking a chemotherapy drug. every day.

Dr. Marilyn is a retired Assistant Superintendent of Schools, with more than 36 years of experience in education.  Her career spanned all grades, from pre-school to secondary and post-secondary education.  
 
As an educator, Dr. Marilyn was known for her programs, curriculum innovation, and professional staff development and was especially involved with Character Education in the classroom. Her experience as an administrator, provided a strong knowledge base in the area of screening, interviewing, hiring, and supervising employees. In addition, Dr. Marilyn is credited with introducing computer stations in classroom, beginning at the Kindergarten level in the 1990’s, bringing local, state, national, and international recognition for innovative, best practices, in the classroom.
 
On a personal level, Dr.Marilyn is a Second Degree Black Belt. She practices and teaches Tai Chi, Qigong, Shaolin Kempo, Kungfu, Qigong Meditation, and has visited and performed for the Grand Abbot, at the Shaolin Temple, China. She and her sister were the first two women, historically, to have ever performed at the Shaolin Temple. Dr. Marilyn has been involved in the martial arts for over 30 years, and continues to train and teach today.

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Dorothy
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Marilyn is a knowledgeable, energetic, and caring fitness expert. She is passionate about Tai Chi and Qi Gong and will always explain the philosophy and benefits of each move. This graceful, low impact exercise improves balance, flexibility, and strength as well as adding a relaxing, meditative component.

Posted Oct 17, 2021
Christine
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This is a class that I knew I would enjoy but didn't realize how much I needed! Dr. LoPresti is master teacher. Since I've taken her mediation classes, I sleep better, feel better overall and I feel more productive while working from home.

Posted Oct 12, 2021
Doris
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Dr.Marilyn’s meditation sessions were at the perfect time for me. The practices helped alleviate the stress from the day’s activity. I looked forward to a calm, comforting session at home.

Posted Oct 12, 2021
Justine
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Marilyn is an excellent instructor who believes deeply in what she teaches. A lot of time and effort go into her lessons so that the students receives the proper instructions and benefits from her programs

Posted Oct 10, 2021
Marylin
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Dr. Marilyn shares her love, dedication, professionalism, and care in her beautiful instruction as she leads us in meditation and Tai Chi classes.
It has helped me with my aging body and I look forward to the experience in the future.
I highly recommend her lessons!

Posted Oct 7, 2021
Rosemary
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Tai Chi has helped me with balance and memory. It is a very challenging class but Marilyn breaks down each lesson so that you can master the steps/movements as well as understand the reason behind them. Marilyn is an amazing instructor who makes learning Tai Chi a serious but fun and rewarding experience. Try this class, not only will it improve your overall health, you will love it.

Posted Oct 7, 2021
Jeanmarie
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Look no further! I promise you that Marilyn LoPresti is the instructor you have been searching for. I have been in her aerobics class for many years and during the pandemic, I added 2 Tai Chi classes a week. I am so glad I did! I really enjoy both the meditative part of Tai Chi and the MartialArts aspects. Thanks to Marilyn, I am being to feel more confident my balance has improved and
I feel more at peace.

Posted Oct 7, 2021
Rosemary
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The guided Meditation Class is excellent. I have taken this class whenever it is offered as I am always looking to improve my health. Not only is this class thoroughly enjoyable, it is filled with benefits. Marilyn teaches you how to breathe and meditate as she guides you through self-healing exercises. At the end of the hour, you will be totally relaxed and happy. I highly recommend this class.

Posted Oct 6, 2021
Joanie
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Marilyn is an excellent, caring and very professional teacher of Tai Chi. Her classes are always interesting and informative, and her method of teaching is easy to follow and fun. I have learned a great deal from her. Marilyn motivates and inspires all her students from beginner to advanced and beyond.

Posted Oct 5, 2021
Joan
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I have been taking lessons with Dr LoPresti for years. .Marilyn is a highly qualified and competent instructor in Qi Gong/Tai Chi meditation. She helps her students reduce stress and improve their overall health in mind and body. Every class has been enjoyable and healthful for me.

Posted Oct 5, 2021

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Experience

Second Degree Black Belt
Sep 1991 - Oct 2021

United Studios of Self Defense

Over 30 years in the martial arts This is a course of study and not employment

Educational Administrator
Jun 1999 - Jun 2005

Commack Public Schools

Retired Assistant Superintendent of Schools

Education

Organizational Studies
Jun 1980 - Jun 1987

New York University

Liberal Studies/Social Sciences
Jan 1974 - May 1976

Stony Brook University

Education
Sep 1962 - Jan 1966

St John’s University

Languages

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

American Tai Chi and Qigong Association Certified Instructor
Oct 2021

American Tai Chi and Qigong Association

7 Days of Meditation; Healing Sounds
Oct 2021

RobertbPeng Qigong

Exercise and Functional Training for OlderAdults
Jan 2021

IDEA Health and Fitness Assn

The Science of Functional Aging
Jan 2021

IDEA Health and Fitness Assn

Functional Circuits for Aging Clients
Jan 2021

IDEA Health and Fitness Assn

Functional Power Training for Older Adults
Dec 2020

IDEA Health and Fitness Assn

Yi Jin Jing !00 days of Training
Nov 2020

Robert Peng Qigong

Master Key Qigong Meditation
Jun 2020

Robert Peng Qigong

100 Hours of Tai Gi/Qigong Meditation
Aug 2019

World Tai Chi Association

Kungfu/Tai Chi/Qigong Instructor
Mar 2017

GrandMaster TakWah Eng Martial Arts School

WALK15 Master Level Instructor
May 2015

WALK15/ Idea Fit

Tai Chi/Qigong/Kungfu Certification
May 2009

United Studios of Self Defense

Second Degree Black Belt
Mar 2002

United Studios of Self Defense

Teaching N-12 Administrator K-12
May 1989

NYS Department of Education

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