What we're about

Welcome! We are a group of taiji (tai chi) and qigong (chi kung) enthusiasts who gather together in beautiful outdoor settings in different towns in the SF peninsula area to practice the arts of taiji and qigong.

The practice of qigong includes various different postures, movements, breath and energy awareness, self-massage, and meditation. One could say, qigong in its highest expression, is for mind, energy, and form, to become more fully aligned and integrated with the wholeness of Spirit.

Taijiquan is a form of martial qigong, which can be practiced solely for it's health and meditative benefits, and/or as an internal martial art. When practiced with consistency, these exercises help to relax and strengthen the body, the internal organs, and the immune system, improve balance and agility, build up the protective qi (life energy), and bring calmness to the mind. This ultimately helps promote longevity and an increased quality of living, as well as balancing and attuning the physical vitality, subtle energy, and Spirit / Awareness (Jing, Qi, Shen). No taiji, qigong, or meditation experience is necessary, all are welcome attend.

(Note: The number of people who sign up for classes in this meetup group is not always reflective of the actual number of people attending, as many people who attend the classes are not in this meetup group)

Upcoming events (4+)

Taiji / Qigong Class at Neely Winery

Needs a location

Class is held in a lovely, secluded, and quiet location in Portola Valley, looking out to some of the wine vineyards, with a large outdoor patio area, and with an overhang with plenty of shade from the sun as well.

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What We Practice:

In this class we will be practicing a variety of misc. Taiji & Qigong exercises, for the continued health and well-being of body and mind. Exercises and practices may include any or all of the following... 'Long Life Exercises', Chen Taiji 'Silk Reeling Exercises', Hunyuan Qigong, Wuji Qigong, and other misc. qigong exercises. For more info. on any of the exercises mentioned above, please visit...

https://www.wakefulway.org/taiji--qigong.html

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When:

Thursdays: 11 - noon

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Directions:

Class meets at the lower farmhouse, which is a slightly different spot than the main winery up the hill. The farmhouse is located 500 feet to the north of the 555 Portola Road (Windy Hill Trail Parking Lot entrance), and on the same side of the road. It is the very next driveway to the north and it is unmarked so it's good to go slow. There is a gravel driveway, an open gate, and vineyards beyond the gate. Drive down the gravel driveway to the right until you arrive at the building on the left side.

Cost:

Donation-based. ​For those wanting to make a donation, please use the donation button at the link below, or you can pay with cash after the class. Suggested donation is $10 - $20 per class.

https://www.wakefulway.org/weekly-classes.html

Chen Taiji - Silk Reeling Exercises & 48 Form

Needs a location

What We Practice:

Silk Reeling Exercises:

Relaxed circular and spiraling movements from the Chen Taiji tradition. These exercises work to energetically lubricate and coordinate the root, waist, spine, and upper torso, and integrate all parts with the body's physical and energetic center, helping to promote harmonious energy flow through the different energy centers and meridians in the body.

Chen 48 Form:

"The Chen-Style 48 Taijiquan Form is derived from the Xin Jia Chen Taijiquan First Form (the 83-posture Yi Lu) compiled by Feng Zhiqiang, the 18th generation master of Chen-style Taijiquan. The 48 Form contains approximately 95% of the First Form combined with a few postures from the Second Form (the 71-posture Er Lu or "Cannon Fist"). This combination gives a more yin and yang balance to the form. Within this form are influences from Feng Zhiqiang's martial arts background prior to his study of Chen Taijiquan." - (From the Chen Family Taiji website)

When:

  • Ongoing Classes

Mondays: 11 - Noon

Where:

Woodside Library Garden
3140 Woodside Rd.
Woodside, CA. 94062

(Class meets behind the library in the garden area) (Class will meet inside the library, on days that it is raining)

Cost:

Free

Taiji / Qigong Class at Neely Winery

Needs a location

Class is held in a lovely, secluded, and quiet location in Portola Valley, looking out to some of the wine vineyards, with a large outdoor patio area, and with an overhang with plenty of shade from the sun as well.

~~

What We Practice:

In this class we will be practicing a variety of misc. Taiji & Qigong exercises, for the continued health and well-being of body and mind. Exercises and practices may include any or all of the following... 'Long Life Exercises', Chen Taiji 'Silk Reeling Exercises', Hunyuan Qigong, Wuji Qigong, and other misc. qigong exercises. For more info. on any of the exercises mentioned above, please visit...

https://www.wakefulway.org/taiji--qigong.html

~~

When:

Thursdays: 11 - noon

~~

Directions:

Class meets at the lower farmhouse, which is a slightly different spot than the main winery up the hill. The farmhouse is located 500 feet to the north of the 555 Portola Road (Windy Hill Trail Parking Lot entrance), and on the same side of the road. It is the very next driveway to the north and it is unmarked so it's good to go slow. There is a gravel driveway, an open gate, and vineyards beyond the gate. Drive down the gravel driveway to the right until you arrive at the building on the left side.

Cost:

Donation-based. ​For those wanting to make a donation, please use the donation button at the link below, or you can pay with cash after the class. Suggested donation is $10 - $20 per class.

https://www.wakefulway.org/weekly-classes.html

Chen Taiji - Silk Reeling Exercises & 48 Form

Needs a location

What We Practice:

Silk Reeling Exercises:

Relaxed circular and spiraling movements from the Chen Taiji tradition. These exercises work to energetically lubricate and coordinate the root, waist, spine, and upper torso, and integrate all parts with the body's physical and energetic center, helping to promote harmonious energy flow through the different energy centers and meridians in the body.

Chen 48 Form:

"The Chen-Style 48 Taijiquan Form is derived from the Xin Jia Chen Taijiquan First Form (the 83-posture Yi Lu) compiled by Feng Zhiqiang, the 18th generation master of Chen-style Taijiquan. The 48 Form contains approximately 95% of the First Form combined with a few postures from the Second Form (the 71-posture Er Lu or "Cannon Fist"). This combination gives a more yin and yang balance to the form. Within this form are influences from Feng Zhiqiang's martial arts background prior to his study of Chen Taijiquan." - (From the Chen Family Taiji website)

When:

  • Ongoing Classes

Mondays: 11 - Noon

Where:

Woodside Library Garden
3140 Woodside Rd.
Woodside, CA. 94062

(Class meets behind the library in the garden area) (Class will meet inside the library, on days that it is raining)

Cost:

Free

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