Tai Chi, or Taijiquan, is among the most used martial arts forms on the planet. Not only does it allow for a formidable form of self-defense, but it also promotes a healthy lifestyle, self-discipline, and self-improvement. Qi Elements is proud to offer a full range of Taijiquan classes in Herndon, VA, for those experienced in the art and for beginners. From helping you to channel the body’s vital energy (Qi) to reducing stress, you can better yourself and focus your energies.
For Health or Martial Arts
No matter what you seek to achieve from Taijiquan, we can help. There are various schools of martial arts that have been in use for thousands of years. We teach multiple disciplines in order to ensure that you can get the most out of your experience. Turn to one of our Qigong instructors if you are looking for a healthful exercise that improves blood flow and breath control while toning muscles and enhancing flexibility. We can help you learn a practice that will better your life for years to come. Practice a relaxing-yet-invigorating method of improving your health. Our Saturday Qigong classes meet from 11 a.m. to noon, with Wednesday evening classes lasting from 6:30 p.m. to 7:25 p.m. and 7:35 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
We offer a variety of self-defense classes focused on Taijiquan. These help you to face the challenges that the world throws at you, allowing you to feel safe in your own body wherever you go. These classes are Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for beginners and intermediate students and 8:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. for intermediate and advanced students. These classes are perfect for getting in shape, controlling one’s energy, and learning self-discipline all while learning to defend oneself should it be necessary.
White Crane Soft Qigong, 6:30-7:25 PM. White Crane Soft Qigong consists of slow and gentle movements that imitate the movements of the crane. This Qigong helps to relax and loosen your joints, muscles and tendons. It promotes the flow of internal energy, coordiation of body movements, flexibiity and range of motion. You can read and download an enrollment form here.
Medical Qigong for the Summer Season and the Heart, 7:35-8:30 PM. As the seasons change from spring to summer, increased activity puts your heart under stress. These Qigong exercises will hlep you stay healthy during these seasonal changes This class will cover simple Qigong exercises for keeping your heart healthy and adjusting to the summer season. You can find more details and a down-loadable enrollment form here.
Taijiquan Martial Art
Our regularly scheduled Taijiquan classes are Tues. and Thurs. 10:00-11:30 AM and 6:30-8:00 PM for beginners and intermediate students and 8:00-9:15 PM for intermediate and advanced students. There is also a class on Saturdays 9:00-10:30 AM for beginners and intermediate students and 11AM-12 Noon for intermediate and advanced students.
For more information on our martial Taijiquan program see our program page here.
Qigong Exercise for Health
Saturday Qigong for Flexibility and Toning--meets regularly 11 AM - 12 Noon. Suitable for everyone ages 12 and over. If you can climb a flight of stairs, you can do these exercises. Drop-ins welcome. The drop-in fee is $18 per class. You can purchase packages of classes starting with 10 classes for $150 (to be used within 15 weeks).
Wednesday Evening Taiji-Qigong and Medical Qigong classes--6:30-7:25 PM and 7:35-8:30 PM cover topics on a rotating basis. Check our home page for current and upcoming topics.
For more information on our Qigong program and classes click here.
Taijiquan: "if we ask what is the use of this art, it rests on not using strength, and yet not fearing the strong. If someone with great strength comes to attack me, I rely on the greatest pliancy. That will be sufficient to prevail, for I just follow his tendency and take it from him." Yang, Chengfu, The Essence and Applications of Taijiquan
Qigong: "With the life-style changes of the last one hundred years, Qigong is more necessary today than ever before in its two thousand five hundred year history." Dr. Yang, Jwing Ming.
Whether you want a challenging, intense class or a relaxing, stress-relieving practice, we invite you to join us. You can either observe or try a beginner's class. We do not require annual contracts, just dedicated training. Just drop by or contact us.
We enroll new students at any time. You are always welcome to stop in to observe any of our regular classes. If you wish to take a trial class come 15 minutes before the scheduled start time, and wear loose, comfortable clothing and flat, indoor shoes. The fee for trial classes in Taijiquan is $25 per class. Drop-in classes for Qigong are $18. Please note that some of the Wednesday evening Qigong classes are not suitable for drop-ins. Our Taijiquan program is traditional, comprehensive, and challenging and requires a serious commitment to attendance. After the initial trial class or classes, drop-in attendance is not suitable for Taijiquan.