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.
This Sunday, November 6, we will have applications of Yang-style long form section 1, outdoor and indoor versions. Sorry this class is cancelled.
Wednesday Evening Qigong Classes
We are making major changes to our Wednesday night Qigong classes starting this Wednesday, November 16. We will no longer be changing topics every few weeks. Instead, the 6:30-7:25 class will be devoted to Medical Qigong Exercise, with emphasis rotating according to the changing seasons. For example, we will be emphasizing Qigong exercises for the winter seasons and the kidneys starting the November 16 and continuing until the spring approaches. We will also include Qigong routines for overall health, such as the famous Eight Pieces of Brocade, and Qigong for common health issues, such as improving balance, reducing stress and high blood pressure.
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. This class will also start on November 16.
There will be no classes on November 23, Thanksgiving eve.
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.