About

Peaceable Dragon is a consortium of instructors and students of the internal arts. It is a collaboration of expertise in a variety of styles of Qigong, Taijiquan, Yoga, Meditation and other Internal Arts.

Peaceable Dragon members learn through ideas and concepts that emphasize the cultivation of the original nature within. Experienced instructors assist with personal transformation while enhancing physical coordination, balance,  flexibility, endurance, mental acuity, and wisdom.

 

In Northern Virginia, classes are held in several locations including the beautiful Ekoji Buddhist Temple in Fairfax where Kris Brinker teaches beginning, intermediate, and advanced Taiji.

 

 

Classes

Known for its excellence in teacher training, Peaceable Dragon has numerous instructors who offer a variety classes in Northern Virginia and Maryland. The schedule of classes and special workshops can be found on the Peaceable Dragon Website.

Each year Peaceable Dragon instructors and members participate in World Tai Chi and Qigong Day—offering demonstrations, mini-classes, a healing garden, and pot luck lunch. The event is held at the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens.

Instructors

Instructors at Peaceable Dragon are highly trained and teach many different forms. For more information about the instructors, see the Peaceable Dragon website.

Taiji Long Sword Sequence

Led by Brian Wallich, Peaceable Dragon’s Taiji Sword Sequence of movements requires focused attention and excellent coordination in order to sustain the timing and balance required for the sequence.  For this reason, the practice exercises the brain and increases brain power.

Qigong Sequence

Qigong enhances brain health by training the mind to direct the brain to emit low frequency alpha and theta neural signals with increased coherence between the left and right hemispheres. Similar to a conductor leading an orchestra, the mind controls the brain’s performance. Qigong practice morphs brainwaves to lower frequency coherence with the potential to unleash new rehabilitative potentials, such as trauma recovery.

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

At 10 AM the last Saturday of April each year, tens of thousands of participants, in hundreds of cities over 70 nations join together to celebrate World Tai Chi & Qigong Day (WTCQD). Join Peaceable Dragon for the 2016 global event at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens — Vienna, VA Saturday, April 30, 2016. See demonstrations of internal arts including Taijiquan (Tai Chi) & Qigong (Chi Kung). Participate in mini-classes taught by some of the area’s leading instructors from a variety of schools & disciplines. Visit the Healing Garden & explore Chinese Medicine, Massage, Reiki & other types of wellness therapies. Come & join the fun!

 

Peaceable Dragon is a community of instructors & students of Qigong, Taijiquan, Yoga, Aikido, Reiki & other internal arts, who share a desire to improve their physical, mental & spiritual health. Join Us for fun—rewarding demonstrations, mini-classes, Healing Garden, a Potluck Lunch and more!

 

Demos and Mini-classes

Each year for World Tai Chi and Qigong Day there are demonstrations of various forms of internal arts including Taijiquan (Tai Chi), Qigong (Chi Kung), and Taiji Long Sword. Following the demonstrations, attendees  participate in mini-classes taught by some of the area’s leading instructors from a variety of schools and disciplines. Since the event and its activities are free to all, demonstrations and mini-class instruction are purely on a volunteer basis – for the love of the event, the chance to share our arts with one another and the participants, and the fellowship and community that results.

 

As in years past, the first hour of the event (10am – 11am) is for approximately 9 demonstrations of various internal arts – roughly 5 to 7 minutes each. Demonstrations are followed by an hour and a half (11am -12:30pm) for 3 consecutive mini class sessions.  Each class session is 20 minutes.  You do NOT have to reach all 3 mini class sessions!  You may certainly express an interest in either demos or mini classes or both.  In past years we have had wonderful events showcasing a wide variety of forms and arts and hope to do the same this year.

Many thanks to those who have participated in …

WTCQD 2016

When: April 30, 2016, 10am – 1:30pm
Where: Meadowlark Botanical Gardens 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct. Vienna, VA 22182
Cost: FREE!!!
Lunch: A  potluck lunch is served around 12:30pm.
Please bring a dish and an index card listing the ingredients for those with dietary concerns.
See the  WTCQD 2016 Flyer

For more information see: peaceabledragon.org | facebook.com/MeadowlarkGardens | peaceabledragon.onair.cc
Rain:  The event will be cancelled if there is rain.

Event Schedule

A detailed schedule listing when specific classes and demonstrations will occur will be available at the event

10 am – 12:30 pm Demonstrations | Mini Classes | Healing Garden

12:30 pm: Potluck lunch

Healing Garden 2016

Healing Garden at World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2016

11:00am – 12:30pm, Saturday, April 30
Peaceable Dragon offers a Healing Garden for wellness practitioners in surrounding communities to gather and demonstrate their practices. Each year the Healing Garden provides a friendly environment for attendees to explore a variety of therapy treatments presented by exhibitors in the garden area.

Healing Garden 2015

Attendees at World Tai Chi and Qigong Day are welcome to visit the Healing Garden to experience innovative, alternative approaches to mind-body wellness. Coming from surrounding communities, practitioners share and inspire visitors with their demonstrations and mini-classes that provide valuable information related to healthy living. Exhibits range from Qigong, Reiki, Sound Healing, Yoga, Art Therapy, Green Building, and Brainwave Morphing.

There is no cost to participate in the Healing Garden.
Contact: paraskaul@gmail.com if you are interested in exhibiting in the Healing Garden.

Healing Garden 2014

As part of each year’s World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, Peaceable Dragon brings demonstrations of healing arts, presented by practitioners in Northern Virginia who have healing and research practices to share with the community.  Preparation for the April 25, 2015 Healing Garden has begun. If you are interested in being part of this year’s Healing Garden, please contact Paras Kaul at paraskaul@gmail.com.

 

Visiting Masters

Master Li Jun Feng Teacher Li is the principal teacher of Sheng Zhen Wuji Yuan Gong Qigong. His background includes fifteen years as head coach of the Chinese National Wushu (Kung Fu) Team. He has played the leading role in eight films including the critically acclaimed “Honor of Dong Fang Xu.” Stay tuned for more information about the workshop.

Daisy Lee, visiting master for Peaceable Dragon, offers workshops and personal consultations. She co-owns and operates a healing retreat on the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i and teaches Qigong around the world. Her compelling teaching style has made her one of the featured instructors for Gaiam, a conscious-living/lifestyle company, and she stars on Fit-TV in America. Daisy’s Qigong DVD series with partner Francesco Garripoli has won multiple instructional media awards (AEGIS and Telly Awards) and has been used in schools, hospitals, corporations and prisons where stress levels are highest.

Daisy Lee will be teaching workshops in Alexandria in May. For a complete schedule, download the PDF. For more information about the workshops download the PDF.

Francesco Garripoli is also a Visiting Master for Peaceable Dragon who offers workshops and personal consultations. Francesco lived in China for two years during an intensive study of martial arts and traditional Chinese medicine modalities, including acupuncture and Qigong. While there he produced and directed Wuji Productions’ one-hour documentary titled “Qigong – Ancient Chinese Healing for the 21st Century,” which is currently airing nationwide across the PBS Television network.

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