classes in the meditative martial art rooted in Chinese medicine

Special Announcements:
NO CLASSES September 10-16
I will be participating in the annual international BIG IV (Biotensegrity Interest Group)
being held in Drongen, outside of Ghent, Belgium
--yipeee! if you’re interested in biotensegrity, check out or

INOVA class registration is open
INOVA class info page is here

Free DC Public Library classes--see schedule below or see the classes page

The Gentle Art of Verbal Self Defense (GAVSD)
Thanks to everyone who attended the Tenley-Friendship library presentation!
Watch this space for future presentations--I’ve been asked to do another at Tenley-Friendship Library in the fall, and one at Chevy Chase Library as well
For more info about GAVSD Verbal T’ai Chi, including free downloadable pocket cards, see the
Verbal T’ai Chi page.

Tenleytown T’ai Chi offers flexible scheduling and morning, daytime and evening classes
and is Metro accessible! Classes are held in the historic neighborhood of Tenleytown in Washington, DC,
two blocks from the Tenleytown /AU Metro stop on the Red line.

Why T’ai Chi?
Why do people take up T’ai Chi?
Turns out there are lots of reasons!

T’a chi is research-based movement imbued with the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

According to Harvard Medical School, NIH, The Mayo Clinic &
The UMD Medical Center, T’ai Chi improves:

• Balance • Cognition • Lung capacity • Posture • Blood Pressure • Coordination • Serum Cholesterol Levels • Bone Density Quality of life • Recovery rates • Immunity • Flexibility • Leg Strength •

…and T’ai Chi Ameliorates, Reduces & Relieves:

• Low Back Pain • Fibromyalgia • Sleep Problems • Joint Pain • Depression • Headaches • Arthritis • ADHD • Anxiety • Fear of Falling • Risk of Falling • Injury from Falling • Parkinson’s, T’ai Chi is low-impact, and is considered safe for all ages and fitness levels.

The vibrant neighborhood of Tenleytown, DC is home to the highest point in the city, a Civil War fort, some of the District’s oldest streets and homes, the northernmost hiking trail entrance to Glover Archibald Park, Wilson High School and pool, American University’s Tenley campus, the Tenley-Friendship neighborhood library, and more. Come for a visit!

Our classroom is at
The Center,
a short walk south from the Tenleytown-AU (American University) metro stop on DC’s red line.

We are convenient to Chevy Chase, Friendship Heights, Van Ness, Palisades and Spring Valley, and we are right up Wisconsin Ave from Cathedral Heights, Glover Park, Burleith and Georgetown. On the WMATA Metro Red line, we are only a few stops from Cleveland Park, Woodley Park, DuPont Circle, Farragut North, Metro Center, Chinatown / Gallery Place, Judiciary Square, Union Station and the NoMa - Gallaudet, Brookland / Catholic University Fort Totten, and Takoma Park stops. If you are coming in from the orange or blus lines, such as from Rosslyn or George Washington University / GWU / Foggy Bottom, WMATA allows above ground transfers between Farragut West and Farragut North Metro stops.

Additional classes are held in Virginia through Inova Health Source, and at the EPA’s Potomac Yards Campus. Plus, free classes are offered to the community on a regular basis at the Tenley, Palisades, West End and Georgetown DC Public Library branches.

T’ai Chi
(also known as T’ai Chi Ch’uan, Taiji and Taijiquan)
is a wise and wonderful movement system
that’s becoming more popular worldwide everyday.
If you’re curious about experiencing T’ai Chi,
let me know if you’d like to try a free sample class

'T'ai Chi: A Beginner's Introduction'

An ongoing series of classes at DC Public Libraries.
Absolutely everyone is welcome

Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library

Third Wednesdays of the Month
September 17th, October 15th
7:15 PM, warm ups; 7:30-8:30 class

Palisades Neighborhood Library

Second Tuesdays of the Month:
October 14th & December 9th

PLUS a special Tuesday night series November 4th, 18th

7:15 PM, warm ups; 7:30-8:30 class

Georgetown Neighborhood Library:

A special 5 week Monday night series:
September 22nd & 29th, October 6th, 20th & 27th
7:15 PM, warm ups; 7:30-8:30 class

West End Public Library
@ The Watergate
A special 5 week Tuesday afternoon series:
October 14, 21, 28 & November 4 & 18

4:30-5:30 PM

Stand like a mountain; move like a great river: T’ai Chi Classics