New Wednesday Evening Qigong Classes Starting--Free Intro Sessions July 17
So, what are you doing Wednesdays for the next month or two? I am sure you could find reruns of Bonanza somewhere on cable and watch to see if any of Hoss's fiancees ever survives to wed the man. Or . . . , you could join us for our new Wednesday evening Qigong series, which officially start on Wednesday, July 24
But wait! On Wednesday July 17, we are doing another open house and once again offering--for one day and one day only--a free introduction to each series. You are cordially invited. We would say "come as you are," but maybe you just got out of the shower, so we'll say, "wear loose, comfortable clothing, preferably of natural fabric, and flat, rubber-soled, indoor shoes or bare feet.
Each series will consist of eight classes (not counting the open house) and continue through September 11.
At 6:30-7:25 PM we will be offering Qigong Exercises for the Spine and Chest. A set of simple exercises to boost vital energy and blood flow, maintain and improve flexibility of your spine and the other joints of your torso, and improve the coordination of your body movements.
At 7:35-8:30 PM we will be offering Qigong for the Summer Season and the Heart. The stressful pace of modern life can be very hard on your heart. These exercises can help you keep your heart healthy.
After the first open house session, the remaining eight sessions each series can be taken for $99 for all eight or $18 each session to drop in.
These Qigong exercises are part of a new certification program in Medical Qigong Exercise, which Qi Elements will formally announce this Autumn. If you are interested in certification, you can get a head start now. If you just want to be a casual student, that's great, too. Don't worry about missing Bonanza [spoiler alert!] we never find out why none of Hoss's would-be brides never made it to the altar. Perhaps if they had practiced Heart Qigong . . . . ?
Enroll in One of Our Taijiquan Classes in Herndon, VA
Tai Chi, also called Taijiquan, is one of the most widely practiced forms of martial arts. Not only does is it an effective means of self-defense, but it promotes a healthy lifestyle, self-discipline, and self-improvement. Qi Elements proudly provides a diverse range of Taijiquan classes in Herndon, VA fit for beginners as well as those already experienced in the arts.
From helping students to channel their bodies’ vital energy, qi, to reducing stress and bettering their health and wellness, we’re here to help no matter what you seek to achieve. In our martial arts studio, our qigong instructor teaches multiple disciplines to ensure that our students are getting the most out of their studies. Enroll in one of our self-defense classes to learn a relaxing-yet-invigorating practice that will better your life for years to come.
Offering Effective, Safe Exercises for Students of All Ages
The internal arts emphasize relieving the body and mind of blockages, strengthening nerves, and increasing overall body awareness. One of the many internal arts, Qi Gong, is a form of gentle exercise composed of repetitive moments that are designed to stretch and strengthen the body, increase blood flow, and build your spatial awareness. Some of the benefits of practicing any form of Qi Gong include:
• Cleared Energetic Blockages
• Loosened Muscles
• Increased Focus and Stamina
• Strengthened Organs and Nerves
• Improved Cardio-Pulmonary and Vascular Function
• Reduced Stress
• Balanced Emotions
• Improved Clarity and Peace of Mind
Learn From Our Disciplined Instructors
Under the tutelage of our trained qigong instructors, you can learn a highly beneficial exercise that will challenge you and help you feel safe in your own body. We offer classes on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. - 7:25 p.m. and 7:35 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
In addition to our Taijiquan sessions, we also offer a variety of self-defense classes. These classes are designed to help you face the many challenges that the world throws your way. It’s an ideal way for individuals of all physical fitness levels to get in better shape and control one’s energy all the while learning to defend one’s self. These, and our many Taijiquan classes are available for beginners and intermediate students Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Alternatively, we offer more rigorous instruction for intermediate and advanced students from 8:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Call our instructors today to learn more about how practicing Taijiquan can improve your life overall. We look forward to sharing our knowledge of the martial arts with enthusiastic students like you.
Contact our martial arts studio for more information regarding our Taijiquan, Qigong, and other self-defense classes and programs. We proudly teach students in Herndon, Virginia, as well as the surrounding areas.
Our regularly scheduled Taijiquan classes are Tues. and Thurs. 9:30-11:30 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.