“Tai chi is often described as “meditation in motion,” but it might well be called “medication in motion.” ~Harvard Health Publications, May 2009
Private and group T'ai Chi classes in NW Washington, DC with
Flexible Scheduling — Begin Anytime

Special Announcements:
NO CLASSES during our winter break:
Saturday, December 21st - Monday, January 13th

Our 6th annual Holiday Giving and Forgiving Initiative
began on Veteran's Day, November 11th
and continues through
Chinese New Year (Jan 25 - Feb 11)
Once again the Tenleytown T'ai Chi community is collaborating to send out a wave of positive influence across our world
This year's featured organization:
The Mariners' Museum and Park
Less than a 3-hours drive south from DC, the mission of the Mariners' Museum and Park is:

The Mariners’ Museum and Park connects people to the world’s waters, because through the waters—through our shared maritime heritage—we are connected to one another.

While doing T'ai Chi, we are to move as if the air is as heavy as water, and we use water and ocean metaphors often. We are also moving with awareness of our external connections to all that is around us, which has the benefit of optimizing our abilities for self-protection. Transitioning from metaphor to the very real situation of environmental threats to our waters, and by extension to our own survival, is a reasonable next move. The Mariners' Museum and Park is setting a new standard for action, outreach, community engagement and education. In an effort to increase access, the museum recently reduced its admission fee to $1, a bold and courageous step that deserves our support.

This year's recipients:
Organizations who have receives donations this season are listed below (watch this list grow over the season!):
Asherah Foundation, Avalon Theater Project, Bread for the City, Caring Bridge, Casa de Maryland, Combat Canines, the DDoc Foundation, Doctors Without Borders, Equal Justice Initiative, Food and Friends, Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop, Friendship Place, Georgetown Day School, Give Back Yoga Foundation, Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation, Hellen Keller International, Homeward Trails Animal Rescue, House of Ruth, Insight Meditation Community of Washington, Mary Baldwin University, National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Montgomery County, National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Pacifica Network, Partners for Development, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Planned Parenthood, Remote Area Medical, So Others Might Eat (SOME), Table for Two, WETA, WPFW, World Central Kitchen, Wounded Warrior Project
Tenleytown T'ai Chi classes are held at
The Center
4321 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016

Beginners Classes:
Tuesdays - 12:30 PM; Fridays - 9:00 AM

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Tea, Thee and Tao
Social Hour

Suspended until Spring
Previous meetings:
May 28: The Soft Answer Verbal T'ai Chi
April 23rd: Comparing translations of the T'ai Chi Classics
March 26th: Introduction to the I Ching
February 26th: Comparing translations of the Tao Teh Ching, Chapters 1 & 2

Tenleytown T'ai Chi classes are held at
The Center
4321 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20016
Just south of Tenley Circle, 2 1/2 blocks from the Tenleytown /AU Metro stop
There are 3 Capital Bikeshare stations nearby
Our classroom is above the Z-Burger, and overlooks American University's Washington College of Law
Our entrance door is on Windom Place NW, next to Camillo Barber Shop, across Windom from the 7-Eleven, and across Wisconsin Ave from Tenley Market Liquor
Ring the buzzer and we will buzz you in!

Beginners Classes:
Tuesdays - 12:30 PM; Fridays - 9:00 AM

Intermediates Classes: Tuesdays @ 1:30 PM ; Fridays 10 AM

Benefits of T'ai Chi have been discussed (several times!) in:
New York Times, the Huffington Post, WebMD, Prevention Magazine, The New England Journal of Medicine and many other respected publications, worldwide.

T'ai Chi is restorative, self-protective, traditional Chinese movement recommended by:
Harvard Medical School, NIH, University of Maryland Medical School, Andrew Weil, MD, the CDC, the Arthritis Foundation, The British Heart Foundation, UC Berkeley's Wellness Center, Johns Hopkins and the Mayo Clinic

Tenleytown T’ai Chi Scholarship Program

The vibrant neighborhood of Tenleytown, DC is home to the highest point in the city, Civil War Fort Reno, 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 Washington College of Law, the Tenley-Friendship neighborhood library, and more. Come for a visit!

other interests:
The Soft Answer Verbal T’ai Chi for sociable self defense
The relatively new science of biotensegrity constitutes a major paradigm shift in health science and biomechanics. The ancient wisdom in the classic literature associated with T'ai Chi is curiously harmonious with biotensegrity. For this reason, Susan has spent nearly a decade studying biotensegrity, most of this time as an associate of Dr. Stephen M. Levin, originator of the concept, and an understanding of biotensegrity informs our Tenleytown Tái Chi classes.
more on
DC BIG — Washington, DC's Biotensegrity Interest Group
The Stephen M. Levin Biotensegrity Archive


Tenleytown T’ai Chi 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

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