Special Announcements:
NO CLASSES Dec. 24th through Jan. 3rd, 2015

Holiday Giving Initiative:
Convert your class credits to a donation to a worthy cause of your choice!
Charities receiving donations so far:
The McClendon Center, Friendship Place’s Winter Warm Day sock drive, The Environmental Working Group, the USO & The Wounded Warrior Project and Wikipedia

It’s been a good year for Tenleytown T’ai Chi, and I have so many to thank! On Veteran’s Day, thinking of my gratitude for the service our Veterans have given, I began thinking of all the things I have to be grateful for. This made me think about Thanksgiving, and the greater “holiday season.” So many do for us that we can never pay back; but we can honor their gifts through giving. This holiday season (which I am expanding to extend from Veteran’s Day through MLK Day, Jan 19th), I’ll give each registered student the option of taking two classes at no charge. In exchange, I’m asking that you “pass it along.” Here’s how:

Between now and January 19th, when you come to class, you have the option of, instead of marking the date on your card as usual, take the class “for free.” Then, take the corresponding amount and donate it to one or several worthy non-profit organizations.

For part or all of your donation, please consider
The McClendon Center, which helps to improve the quality of life for adults diagnosed with and recovering from serious and persistent mental illness. I have facilitated T’ai Chi and other groups for their Day Program for over nine years. You can easily donate using paypal or a credit card right from their home page.

There is no pressure to participate, as not everyone is in a position to do so. There’s no benefit to overextending ourselves, and we’re not keeping count, here. But, for those who feel they comfortably can, I’m hoping we can work together to generate some positive flow.
I’d love to post a list of all the organizations we help, so if you like, let me know . It’s a great way to spread the news about non-prof organizations that the rest of us may not be aware of.

About Tenleytown T’ai Chi:
Tenleytown T’ai Chi offers flexible scheduling, and morning, daytime and evening classes in this meditative martial art rooted in Chinese medicine. We are in the historic neighborhood of Tenleytown in Washington, DC, two blocks from the Tenleytown /AU Metro stop on the Red line. To REGISTER, see the class registration page

T’ai Chi (also known as T’ai Chi Ch’uan, Taiji and Taijiquan) is a wise and wonderful movement system. If you’re curious about trying T’ai Chi, let me know if you’d like to come in for a free sample class. Additional classes are held in Virginia through Inova Health Source, and at the EPA’s Potomac Yards Campus.

Free introductory classes are offered to the community on a regular basis at the Tenley, Palisades, West End and Georgetown DC Public Library branches.

Free DC Public Library classes--see schedule on the DC Public Library classes page

The Gentle Art of Verbal Self Defense (GAVSD)
Thanks to all who joined us for the Tenley-Friendship library presentation on October 29th
Watch this space for our next session, or
send me an email and ask to be notified next time!
Class notes and pocket card PDFs are available here.

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 at The Center...
...is 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 blue 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.

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