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This group is for anyone interested in Taijiquan (T'ai Chi Ch'uan) or Qigong meditation. Teaching in forms, principles, application, push-hands partner practice, breathing and meditation techniques will be offered. Teachings will be tailored to focus on health, self-improvement, or practical application depending on individual or group goals. There will be additional social and learning events offered as well.

People with no experience or any level of experience in any style are welcome. The spirit of this group will be a collaborative exchange with the intent of serving and leading others to discover the transformative and life-changing potential of the arts.

Upcoming events (5)

Outdoor Taiji Practice

Ft. Ward Park

Weather permitting, Taiji class will be from 5:45 - 6:30 PM every Tuesday and will be held at the Ft. Ward Park amphitheater on W. Braddock Rd. All levels are welcome. I ask that everyone wears at least a cloth mask and maintains 8+ feet distance. I will be enforcing this rule with a staff :D (...really though...). The class will be donation based with a suggested donation of $15 paid through PayPal or Venmo. In the event of bad weather we will have virtual Qigong practice instead. Teaching will focus on the simplified 24-step Yang style form, but may cover other forms, styles, or internal arts as individuals progress.

Intermediate Outdoor Tai Chi (Taiji) Practice

Colesanto Park

Weather permitting, intermediate Taiji class will be from 9:15 - 10:00 AM every Sunday and will be held at the baseball field across from Testudo BJJ (Colesanto Park across from 2731 Mt. Vernon Ave). I ask that everyone wears at least a cloth mask and maintains 8+ feet distance. I will be enforcing this rule with a staff :D (...really though...). There is very limited shade there, so I recommend sunscreen, hats, glasses, long sleeves, hydration, etc... as you see fit. The class will be donation based with a suggested donation of $15 paid through PayPal or Venmo. In the event of bad weather we will have virtual Qigong practice at 9:30 AM instead. Teaching will focus on the simplified 24-step Yang style form, but may cover other forms, styles, or internal arts as individuals progress.

Beginner Outdoor Tai Chi (Taiji) Practice

Colesanto Park

Weather permitting, beginner Taiji class will be from 10:00 - 10:45 AM every Sunday and will be held at the baseball field across from Testudo BJJ (Colesanto Park across from 2731 Mt. Vernon Ave). I ask that everyone wears at least a cloth mask and maintains 8+ feet distance. I will be enforcing this rule with a staff :D (...really though...). There is very limited shade there, so I recommend sunscreen, hats, glasses, long sleeves, hydration, etc... as you see fit. The class will be donation based with a suggested donation of $15 paid through PayPal or Venmo. In the event of bad weather we will have virtual Qigong practice at 9:30 AM instead. Teaching will focus on the simplified 24-step Yang style form, but may cover other forms, styles, or internal arts as individuals progress.

Qigong and Yin Yoga Virtual Workshop

Online event

Qigong, or energy cultivation, is a traditional Chinese approach to wellness that traces its roots back thousands of years. Qigong practice integrates movement and meditation to mobilize Qi while cultivating awareness of the energy (Qi) body and promotes abundant health and longevity. Yin Yoga is derived from Chinese postural practice. The long-held shapes encourage Qi flow by clearing blockages in the energy channels and mobilizing stangant Qi. In this workshop, Qigong teacher Blake Wheeler and Yin Yoga teacher Jennifer O'Sullivan will guide you through a complementary set of exercises and postures from these two systems. The overall practice is designed to improve organ function and balance all internal processes, including the nervous system and immune function. We are offering this workshop by donation and will be donating all proceeds to DC-area food banks. Suggested donation: $15-$25. A link to donate will be in your confirmation email. Register at https://www.sati.yoga/practice/qigongyin.html

Past events (184)

Beginner Outdoor Tai Chi (Taiji) Practice

Colesanto Park

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