The Confucius Institute at SUNY College of Optometry is a joint project of SUNY College of Optometry, Wenzhou Medical University and the Chinese government through Confucius Institute Headquarters (also known as Hanban), a public institute affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education.

The Confucius Institute at SUNY College of Optometry provides Chinese Language and Culture courses and Tai Chi courses, holds a variety of events on language, culture and Healthcare, and is a center for Chinese language tests including HSK, HSKK and BCT tests.


Tai Chi with Master Changrong Sun

Tai Chi has been widely recognized as having major health benefits to improve balance, leg strength, cardio vascular endurance, flexibility, immune system response, focus and sleep habits. Tai Chi can also assist in the prevention and rehabilitation of age-associated conditions including arthritis, low bone density, breast cancer, heart disease and stroke. We invite you to join us for ninety-minute weekly Tai Chi class and improve your physical and psychological health.

Master Sun is a 12th generation descendant of Chen Style Taichi Quan, a disciple of Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei. Master Sun is a certified Taichi instructor, and certified Health Qigong trainer. After immigrating to the United States in 2009, she has won numerous Gold and Silver awards in Taichi and Qigong national competitions

Important: In order to successfully register to the Tai Chi course, you must complete the Assumption of Risk and Release of Claim form before your first class. The form can be emailed to or faxed to 212-938-5504.

When: Every Wednesday from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Duration: 15 weeks, Ongoing
Where: 3rd floor
Cost: Free for SUNY Optometry students, faculty and staff. $50 for community members.