No evening classes Wednesday, March 21 due to weather. For Thursday morning classes, we will follow Fairfax County Public Schools
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.
Wednesday Evening Classes
Qigong for the the Spring Season and the Liver 6:30-7:25 PM: This class will start on February 28 and continue to May 1. It will include the Spring Season routine from the Four Seasons Medical Qigong, the Tiger Animal set from the Five Animal Sports Medical Qigong, and several other simple Qigong exercises for the health of the liver. The fee for the entire series (ten sessions) is $120. Drop in fee is $18 per class.
Taiji Qigong: Taiji Ball Qigong7:35-8:30 PM will begin on February 21 and continue through May 1. Dr. Yang, Jwing Ming says Taiji Ball Qigong is the best Qigong he knows. This class will cover both the external ball exercises and the circulation of internal energy (Qi) with Taiji Ball Breathing. In addition to helping you to build-up your Qi and improve its circulation, Taiji Ball Qigong improves coordination, flexibility and muscle tone. Ball training was once a top secret in Chinese martial arts, but now, thanks to Dr. Yang and others, everyone can learn this wonderful exercise. It's a must for anyone seeking to improve their Taiji form. The class will cover stationary, forward and backward steping, Bagua circle stepping, as well as solo and partner exercises. The eleven sessions are priced at $120 or drop in for $18 a class.
Both classes included in Qi Elements’ Black Sash Club enrollment program.
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.