“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

Feb 1: We WILL have classes today
The snow is not expected to last, but it will be slippery; stay safe!
Tenleytown T'ai Chi classes are held at
The Center
4321 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20016
Beginners Classes:
Tuesdays - 12:30 PM; Fridays - 9:15 AM

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Gift Certificates Available

Our 5th annual Holiday Giving and Forgiving Initiative
November 11, Veteran's Day 2018 - February 5, Chinese New Year 2019
Each student can take 2 classes for free, and pass along the dollar value to a nonprofit of their choosing.
There is power in small groups!
Over the past four years, our community has given thousands of dollars to over 60 organizations.
This year we are
focusing locally for impact globally, encouraging donations to a local nonprofit, and our featured nonprofit is The Center for Teaching Peace
So far this season, donations have gone to:
The Center for Teaching Peace
American Indian College Fund, Asherah Foundation, Avalon Theater Project, Beacon House, Children International, Equal Justice Initiative, Food and Friends, Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation, Homeward Trails Animal Rescue, House of Ruth, National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI), Partners for Development, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Remote Area Medical, So Others Might Eat (SOME), WAMU, WPFW, Wishes for Elliot: Advancing SCN8A Research, World Central Kitchen, Wounded Warrior Project
A personal note: In addition to making a donation to The Center for Teaching Peace, I wanted to do something a bit more action-based to focus my intentions for celebrating the season. I have decided that sometime between now and Feb 5, I'm going to take the 10 Day Local Food Challenge (by eating food grown or produced within 100 miles for 10 days) and the One Nature challenge (by spending 30 minutes in nature for 30 days). The "challenge" thing has become quite popular, and there are week-long and month-long challenges focusing on mindfulness, happiness, saving, kindness, compassion and more. If you find one to try, let me know!
The blog page offers a few thoughts about my 3-part initiative
More information about the Holiday Giving & Forgiving Initiative here.

Upcoming PartnerWork classes:
January 29 & February 12
(open to all registered students)

After-class social and study hour
February 26
Comparing Translations of the Tao Teh Ching
Chapter 1 and, if time allows, 2
(open to all registered students; location TBD)

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 - 9:15 AM

Intermediates Class: Tuesdays @ 1:30 PM
2nd Tuesdays @ 2:30-3:30 PM


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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