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.
Come and Join Us for Taijiform Practice--Enjoy the Group Energy
Wonder why Taiji practitioners gather in parks in China to practice their form in groups? The answer is simply that the energy of group practice is alway stronger than the energy of practicing alone. If you have previous training in Yang, Cheng Fu's outdoor form (as taught by the Yang Family--Yang, Zhenduo and Yang Jun), you are invited to come and join in when we are performing this form: Saturdays between 10:30 and11:00 AM, Tuesday evenings between 8:00 and 8:30 PM, as well as Tuesday and Thursday mornings between 11:00 and 11:30 AM. The fee is $8 or you can purchase a package of five sessions for $35, ten for $65. We also offer instruction in this form starting approximately one-half hour before the form performance, which you can join for an additional $8 fee. Sorry, this program is not for beginners, only those who already know at least the sequence.
Wednesday Evening Classes
Qigong for the Winter Season and the Kidneys 6:30-7:25 PM: It appears the cold weather put a damper on our intentions to start this new class on January 3. We will try again next week, January 10 to begin this series of seven weeks (an extra week in case we lose another class to weather). This class will include the Winter Season routine from the Four Seasons Medical Qigong, the Deer Animal set from the Five Animal Sports Medical Qigong, and several other simple Qigong exercises for the health of the kidneys. The fee for the entire series (seven sessions) is $75. Drop in fee is $18 per class.
Taiji Qigong: Qigong Breathing, Qi Cultivation and Qi Circulation.
Learn how to grow and circulate your internal vital energy (Qi). This class will focus on a mixture of standing and sitting to help you build up your Qi and use mind power to enhance its circulation. The exercises will include breathing techniques used in Taijiquan martial art and other Qigong practices, exercises for clearing the energy pathways to promote Qi circulation, basics of sitting meditation, and Dr. Yang Jwing Ming’s step by step process for learning the Small Circulation meditation. Extra sessions built in for holiday season in case you have to miss one or two. Dropping-in not recommended after second session unless you have some prior familiarity with the topics.
10 sessions Wednesday evenings 6:30-7:25 PM, November 8, 2017-January 24, 2018 (no classes November 22 and December 27) . Fee for the whole series $120 (a 20% discount for the season). Drop-in and try the first class for $18, and pay the $102 balance to continue.
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.