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Tai Chi Classes

While Qigong often employs individual movements that are repeated, Tai Chi typically strings together Qigong-like movements into a more choreographed meditative dance. I am certified by the Tai Chi for Health organization to teach Tai Chi for Arthritis and Tai Chi for Diabetes. I have also completed training as a Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader.

Tai Chi for Energy


Next Class: Tuesday March 10, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Tuesdays: March 10 - May 5

This class combines movements from two different styles of Tai Chi, making it a great introduction for absolute beginners while providing a change of pace fo those with some Tai Chi experience. 


Town of Herndon Community Center: 814 Ferndale Ave, Herndon, VA
Contact: 703-787-7300
Cost: $149 / 8 classes (Discount available for Herndon residents)


QiGong Classes

Qigong, or “Energy Cultivation” classes generally include meditation, breathing practice, self-massage or acupressure, and meditative movement.  The focus of the class may be general, such as Stress Management, relate to the current season of the year with its gifts and challenges, or cover a variety of cultivation methods to address a chronic health concern, such as headaches, back pain, or menopause.

In 2013 I completed a three-year training in Medical Qigong through the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture and the International Institute of Medical Qigong.  My classes, therefore, draw heavily upon the meditations, exercises, and other practices learned through this extensive training.  In addition, I am honored to be certified by Francesco Garripoli and Daisy Lee to teach Organ Cleansing Qigong. 

QiGong for Spring


Next Class: Wednesday March 18, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Wednesdays: March 18 - April 1

Learn tools from traditional Chinese Medicine (including meditative movement, acupressure, feng shui, and nutrition) specifically geared towards keeping you healthy and happy throughout the spring (and summer) seasons. 


Town of Herndon Community Center: 814 Ferndale Ave, Herndon, VA
Contact: 703-787-7300
Cost: $56 / 3 classes (Discount available for Herndon residents)

QiGong for Spring & Summer


Next Class: Sunday April 19, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sundays: April 19 - May 3

Learn tools from traditional Chinese Medicine (including meditative movement, acupressure, feng shui, and nutrition) specifically geared towards keeping you healthy and happy throughout the spring (and summer) seasons. 

No registration necessary – please join us! Each class can be attended as a stand-alone workshop;  you do not need to commit to all three to receive benefits.


Gum Spring Library: 24600 Millstream Drive, Stone Ridge, VA
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Cost: FREE / 3 classes

QiGong for Summer


Next Class: Wednesday May 6, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Wednesdays: May 6 - May 27

Learn tools from traditional Chinese Medicine (including meditative movement, acupressure, feng shui, and nutrition) specifically geared towards keeping you healthy and happy throughout the spring (and summer) seasons. 


Town of Herndon Community Center: 814 Ferndale Ave, Herndon, VA
Contact: 703-787-7300
Cost: $75 / 4 classes (Discount available for Herndon residents)


Death Cafes

Death Cafes are opportunities to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences about death and dying with other people just like yourself in a comfortable, agenda-free environment.  Death Cafes began in Europe about ten years ago and have been growing in popularity here in the United States as we are beginning to understand that talking about death can make us more able to make thoughtful, empowered decisions regarding life, death, and the dying process. The Loudoun County Public Library System has been sponsoring Death Cafes for the past year throughout the branches in the library system. Each one has been completely unique but the conversations are always intriguing and inspiring. Plus, there is usually some laughter and always tea and cake! If you think you may be interested but are hesitating, please join us! For more information about Death Cafes, please visit www.deathcafe.com.

Sunday February 2, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cascades Public Library: 21030 Whitfield Pl, Potomac Falls, VA
Cost: FREE

Sunday February 23, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Purcellville Public Library: 220 E Main St., Purcellville, VA
Cost: FREE

Sunday March 22, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ashburn Public Library: 43316 Hay Rd., Ashburg, VA
Cost: FREE

Wednesday March 25, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Brambleton Public Library: 22850 Brambleton Plaza, Brambleton, VA
Cost: FREE

Sunday March 29, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Rust Public Library: 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg, VA
Cost: FREE


Ask an Acupuncturist

Join us for an informal discussion of Acupuncture – theoretical (how does it work?) and practical (will my insurance pay for it?). Bring your questions! Optional participation in a group treatment follows the lecture and question/answer period.

Sunday March 8, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cascades Public Library: 21030 Whitfield Pl, Potomac Falls, VA
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Cost: FREE

Sunday March 15, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Town of Herndon Community Center: 814 Ferndale Ave, Herndon, VA
Contact: 703-787-7300
Cost: $15 (Must register by March 11)

Thursday April 9, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Ashburn Public Library: 43316 Hay Rd., Ashburg, VA
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Cost: FREE

Saturday May 9, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Rust Public Library: 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg, VA
Contact:
Cost: FREE

Qigong, Tai Chi, and Stress Management

I am available to teach small groups in your home or office. Reach out to me and together we can create a class with a theme to suit your needs.

Visit www.peaceabledragon.org for a comprehensive list of Tai Chi and Qigong classes offered throughout the northern Virginia area.

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443 B Carlisle Dr. 
Herndon, VA 20170
sharon@acupunctureinva.com
(703) 623-8340