From yoga to pilates to zumba, people are always on the lookout for the next new thing. And as people from Olympic trainers to retirees are beginning to realize the power of fitness methods that exercise both body and mind, the ancient practices of qigong (chi kung) and taiji (tai chi) are on the rise. New studies demonstrating the benefits of qigong and taiji are cropping up every week. But that’s no surprise, given that qigong has been practiced, studied, and used as a therapeutic exercise method for over 2,000 years. The trick, of course, is finding which version of the practice is right for you. Our courses emphasize medical qigong, the type of healing exercise utilized in Chinese medicine as an aid to disease prevention and recovery as well as for increasing one’s energy level and longevity. Though our instructors are thoroughly trained in other major systems (including martial and spiritual) of qigong, we focus primarily on medical qigong because it is the most flexible and the quickest to deliver tangible benefits to the practitioner. In our advanced course we use medical qigong as a foundation for the spiritual practices of meditation and internal alchemy.