Dr. Janet Hon
JANET HON, MS, PT, DPT, holds a Professional Certificate in Physical Therapy from Hunter College and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University. She additionally received a Masters in Human Development from the University of Connecticut, as well as Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Juniata College.
Originally working in the field of Child Development, Dr. Hon served as an adjunct professor for the University of Connecticut, teaching a variety of Child Development courses. She later became the Director of a Daycare Training program for daycare workers through Mohegan Community College in Norwich, Connecticut.
As Dr. Hon’s interest broadened to health, she studied with Michio and Aveline Kushi at the Kushi Institute in Boston. This path led to the studies of taiji and qigong, and then to Physical Therapy for a deeper integration of Eastern and Western traditions of movement for health and healing.
Dr. Hon had the great fortune and honor of studying taiji and qigong with Master Ham King Koo for 10 years. Following that time, she continued her studies with her husband, Sat Hon, focusing on the Nourishing Yin practice which she taught at the Dan Tao Center in New York City.
As a Physical Therapist, Dr. Hon worked at the Rusk Institute for Rehabilitative Medicine (NYU). As she raised her children, she worked part-time with a blend of private practice and outpatient qigong classes, in addition to Nourishing Yin at the Dan Tao Center.
Dr. Hon took a hiatus from teaching at the Dan Tao Center after moving to a full-time position as Physical Therapist/Department Chair at the Cooke School and Institute. After 15 years of service, she stepped down, continuing on a part-time basis as a Lecturer/Consultant for the Cooke Institute. She is now delighted to return as Dan Tao faculty and resume her teaching of Nourishing Yin.
Dr. Hon integrates her expertise in Physical Therapy into her classical teaching of qigong and firmly holds that taiji and qigong are the quintessential therapeutic exercises for health, healing, and well-being.