Qigong Classes Online / Tai Chi Shen Gong / Wed, Sep 23–Dec 30, 2020
(All skill levels welcome)
Online Qigong Classes — Come Learn the Taiji Shen Gong Form
Taiji Shen Gong is a system of Qigong composed of three sections; Heaven, Earth, and Humanity and has a special flavor and rhythm. A very rich and expansive form, movements are sometimes fast and sometimes slow. This form can be practiced to be as gentle or as physically demanding as you desire.
- Day(s): Wednesdays – weekly
- Date(s): Wed, Sep 23 – Dec 30, 2020
- Time(s): 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Eastern
- Number of Classes: 16
- Location: Online live using Zoom
- Fees: $240 for 15 Classes
- Description: Tai Chi Shen Gong Form
- Online using Venmo (preferred—it's easy and secure!)
- Check via snail-mail
You will receive further details and information once you register.
About the Form
Taiji Shen Gong is considered to be an original form of Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) developed about 700 years ago in the Yuan dynasty. This original Tai Chi is not a martial art but pure Qigong to improve health and longevity. It is a perfect complement to any Tai Chi or mind-body practice.
…and if feels awesome!!! 😉
- Hips become open and more flexible
- Spine loosens and relaxes back muscles
- Legs become stronger
- Relaxes whole body
- Breathing becomes deeper
- Spirit becomes lifted
- Takes very little space to practice!
Tai Chi focus:
- Movements beginning at the foot and traveling up the leg to the waist
- Focusing on the waist moving the entire upper body
- Concentrating on nose-navel alignment
- Lowering the stance gradually
- Rooting the feet into the earth
- Coordinating breathing to movements
- Cultivating and clearing the Chi
Tai Chi Classes will be taught with an emphasis on relaxation and increasing balance and flexibility. You will be able to ask questions and receive feedback from your instructor just like an in-person class. Modifications are available for physical considerations. The goal is to relax, have fun, and increase and maintain health. We do this by using breathing and the gentle movements of the form. A tool for improving physical and mental health, Taijiquan is also a martial art. Each movement has practical applications.
Qigong for Health and Wellness
“Qi” means life energy or the life power that flows through all living things. “Gong” means “to work” or cultivate. Qigong, Chi Kung, or also known Ch’i Kung is literally translated from the Chinese ideograms as “cultivating life force or life energy.” Since the Chinese language is based upon drawn symbols, translation into Roman characters has varied. Qigong is pronounced “chee gung.” See more about the spelling variations.
Qigong is a self-healing art that combines movement and meditation. Visualizations are also employed to enhance the mind/body connection and assist healing. Regular practice of qigong can: prevent and treat illness, reduce stress, establish balance, integrate mind/body/spirit, bring peace, help regain flexibility with slow, gentle, non-impact motions, improve blood circulation, and many other healing positives.
For health maintenance and relaxation, the Qigong practitioner does not have to be an expert. Almost anyone can learn to practice Qigong to maintain and improve his or her own health.
Please see my Entire Class List for Tai Chi (Taiji), Chi Kung (Qigong), and Yoga classes as well as Reiki. Located in Northern VA, offered in—or convenient to—Chantilly Virginia, Centreville Virginia, Burke Virginia, Fairfax Virginia, Reston VA, Herndon VA, Tysons VA, Manassas VA, Gainesville VA, Bristow VA, Springfield VA, South Riding VA, Dulles VA, and Sterling VA! Also, check out all of our online Tai Chi lessons using Zoom.
What if I want to join a class but the session has already started?
New sessions begin January, May, and September. If you wish to join the class mid-session, you absolutely may.
You will need to keep in mind that the class is linear, and you will have missed the intricate step-by-step details of the movements we have learned thus far—but you will get those during the next session.
Please send me a message using the Questions and Comments Form noting the class you would like to attend and you will be sent additional information.
How Do I Pay?
Payments are easy: online using Venmo or snail-mail a personal check. See full details upon registration.
Building community online during COVID19?
Our classes will meet entirely online until in-person classes resume. We are using Zoom to successfully create community and a class environment. Once you complete your registration, you will be sent a link with Zoom instructions for optimum experience.
Our Qigong and Tai Chi classes will be recorded. All registered students will have access to the recordings. Each class will be available for unlimited viewing on a weekly basis. Links and passwords will be sent once registration is complete.