Mondays- January 7, 14, 21, 28
(4) 45-minute classes
$48 ($36 Town of Herndon Residents)
This class will explore Chinese Medicine’s understanding of qi and how qi can be cultivated for better mental, physical, and emotional health. You will learn relaxing movement, meditation techniques, and acupressure massage designed to work with and enhance your qi.
QiGong for the Winter Season
Thursdays- January 10, 17, 24, 31
(4) 45-minute classes $48 ($36 Town of Herndon Residents)
Now that the hustle and bustle of the holiday season has come to an end it is time to sink into the restorative energy of the winter season. We will explore Tai Chi and QiGong movement, meditation, nutrition, and more that will support your mind, body, and spirit in the darker days of deep winter.
Tai Chi for Beginners
(9:00am - 10:00am)
Intermediate Tai Chi
(10:15am - 11:15am)
Fridays- January 11 – March 1
(8) One hour classes $149 ($112 Town of Herndon Residents)
Taught by Pauline Reid
All classes are held at the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon VA 20170. Call Tim Lander at 703-787-7300 or visit HERNDONWEBTRAC.COM for more information or to register
Qigong, Tai Chi, and Stress Management
You can always visit www.peaceabledragon.org for a comprehensive list of Tai Chi and Qigong classes offered throughout the northern Virginia area.
Also, please note that I am available to teach small groups in your home or office. Please call me at 703-623-8340 and together we can create a class with a theme to suit your needs.
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.
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.