2023 World Tai Chi and Qigong Day | Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna, VA | Fairfax County
FREE Tai Chi classes, Qigong classes, and Yoga*
Come be part of our local outdoor, family-friendly, global event, hosted by Peaceable Dragon. Watch, participate, experience, celebrate. Come for WTCQD then stay and enjoy the beautiful botanical gardens!
What: Demonstrations, mini-classes, build community: Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga
Where: Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna, VA (Find us at the Korean Bell Garden within the Park): See Map
When: Saturday, April 29th, 2023 10am–12:30pm
Cost: *$3 gardens entrance fee (Say you are attending WTCQD to get this discount). All demonstrations and classes are free
Rain?: Check the Peaceable Dragon website the morning of the event for updates.
What is WTCQD
World Tai Chi and Qigong Day (WTCQD) is a global celebration held on the last Saturday of April each year. Tens of thousands, in 100s of cities, spanning 80 nations join together to celebrate World Tai Chi & Qigong Day at 10am local time around the world. The celebration begins in the earliest time zones of New Zealand and, as the planet turns, events unfold all across the world—ending in Hawaii.
Is WTCQD a Recognized Event?
WTCQD has been officially proclaimed, recognized, or supported by 22 US Governors; Senates of Puerto Rico, California, New York; the Brazilian National Congress; by consulates and embassies from Italy to the U.S., China to India, and by government ministries and bodies in countries worldwide. Events have been held at some remarkable locations such as the United Nations Building and the Nobel Peace Center.
Why Should I attend WTCQD?
The past couple of years, WTCQD celebrations were either canceled, rescheduled, or significantly smaller than other years. For 2022, many groups, schools, and organizations are planning to celebrate. Celebrations may still be somewhat smaller compared to years prior to the pandemic and precautions may be in place, but the energy and community-building will be enormous.
10am is a great time to go outdoors and practice Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga, and other healing arts, no matter where you are or how experienced you are. If you have the opportunity, I encourage you to join classes or participate in exhibitions or celebrations. You will be glad that you did!
How Do I Practice What I Learn?
When you come home to practice what you learned, you can always join online Tai Chi classes, or utilize online Tai Chi video lessons on-demand. Just Breathe offers online live Tai Chi and Qigong classes, as well as recorded live Tai Chi and Qigong classes viewable on-demand. This May, we are also planning to resume in-person Tai Chi classes in Burke, Va—convenient to Springfield, VA, Woodbridge VA, Fairfax VA, Reston VA, and Herndon, VA. Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest news and announcements.
What is Peaceable Dragon?
Peaceable Dragon is a consortium of instructors and students of the internal arts who seek to further develop and enhance their physical, emotional and spiritual condition. It is a collaboration of expertise in a variety of styles of Qigong, Taijiquan, Yoga, Meditation and other Internal Arts. Participants focus on the awareness of a loving universal power within and the cultivation of that energy for the invigoration of individual and community health.
Teacher Kris Brinker is a member of the Peaceable Dragon Instructors Association and Lead Peaceable Dragon Tai Chi Instructor. Learn more about Peaceable Dragon and classes.