Please come and join Qi Elements for a celebration at Bready Park Pavillion, next to the Herndon Rec Center, 10 AM to 12 Noon. There will be demonstrations of Tai Chi and Qigong and miniworkshops in Tai Chi and Qigong exercises. Everyone is invited. The event is free to the public.
Taijiquan Martial Art
Our regularly scheduled Taijiquan classes are Tues. and Thurs. 6:30-8:00 PM for beginners and intermediate students and 8:00-9:15 PM for intermediate and advanced students. Saturdays 9:00-10:30 AM for beginners and intermediate students and 11AM-12 Noon for intermediate and advanced students.
Special Sunday Classes
Watch this space for announcements of Sunday classes. Sunday classes run from 1:30-3:30 PM. The fee is $35 for non-Qi Elements students and $25 for Qi Elements students. Qi Elements students may use Sunday classes as a make-up for two regular weekly classes. Sunday classes are included in our Black Sash Club enrollment package and are free for our Black Sash instructors.
Wednesday Evening Qigong Classes
Our first class on Wednesday evening, 6:30-7:25 PM, is devoted to Medical Qigong Exercise, with emphasis rotating according to the changing seasons.
In the 7:35-8:30 PM slot, we will have a continuing class on Taiji-Qigong. It will cover the Qigong elements of our Taijiquan curriculum. Those elements include: Qigong breathing techniques; Qi cultivation and circulation techniques; stationary, rocking and moving Taiji Qigong; Taiji Ball Qigong and Qigong meditation techniques. The class will not include long Taiji form sequence or martial Taijiquan exercises, and therefore may be more desirable for persons who prefere not to engage in those exercises, which are integral to our Taijiquan classes.
Since these classes will be on-going over the long term, drop-in attendance will be feasible and drop-in classes will continue to be priced at $18 a session. Packages can also be purchased, starting at $150 for 10 classes to be taken within 15 weeks. .
Qigong for Flexibility and Toning meets regularly Tues. and Thurs. 10-11 AM and Sat. 11 AM - 12 Noon.
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 Essense 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 have no annual contracts required, 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, 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.