Elfin Forest Qigong Studio
Elfin Forest Qigong Studio at sunset. Photo by Suzie Kaplan

Weekly Qigong Classes


All classes are currently offered online via Zoom. Please check our calendar for dates, times and sign up information.


You are invited to attend classes at our Elfin Forest Qigong Studio, a beautiful straw bale building in rural North San Diego County. Please visit our Calendar for our class schedule. Generally we offer weekly classes on:

  • Saturday 9:00-10:30am
  • Thursday 9:00-10:30am 

If you are new to qigong, please feel welcome to attend a class to give it a try. We practice seated, standing and sometimes lying down. Classes are suitable for everyone, of all ages, regardless of physical condition or experience.

Please email us for directions before attending your first class. We will send you easy to follow directions rather than relying on your navigation system.

Our Studio is easily accessed (6-12 miles) from Encinitas, Carlsbad, Escondido, San Marcos, San Elijo Hills, Vista and Rancho Bernardo.

It is surrounded by an abundant fruit orchard and is beautifully landscaped with roses, succulents and other delightful plantings. Our solar powered studio has radiant-heated floors.

Everyone is welcome, no experience needed.

Wear comfortable clothes, socks, or bring indoor shoes/slippers. Please refrain from wearing perfumes, aftershave, essential oils, any strong smelling lotion of sunscreen to class. 

Payment for classes is by contribution unless otherwise noted. Suggested contribution is $15 – 20 per class. Your contribution helps support the programs we offer. There will be a bowl out at each class where you can leave your contribution. You may leave cash or a check for one or a number of classes. Click here to contribute online–> Suggested amount $15-$20 per class.

For maximum benefit, come with an open mind, an open heart and a willingness to learn. Classes are appropriate for beginners and continuing students and will provide instruction on methods of practice that you can easily continue at home. Instructional materials (written instructions, digital audio and video recordings) are available. Advanced classes are offered periodically. Please inquire if you are not sure if they are appropriate for you.

Special Events

Special events will be announced in our monthly newsletter and listed in the calendar.

Special events are offered periodically and include:

Healing Session with Singing Bowls at end of Workshop in Elfin Forest

Private Classes & Sessions

Individual, private or semi-private classes are available in person or online for those of you who would like to have one-on-one training and/or guidance for any and all aspects of Zhineng Qigong forms and theory.

Private sessions are ideal for:

  • New students who would like to gain an understanding of the practice basics before attending an ongoing class or periodic workshop.
  • Families or groups who would like to start qigong together.
  • Continuing students to support their journey in gaining deeper understanding of the benefits and possible obstacles associated with diligent practice.

Private sessions are tailored to support each person or group’s unique situation and needs.

Fees for Private Sessions Online or at the Elfin Forest Qigong Studio:

• one student, 60 minutes $70
• one student, 90 minutes $90
• two or more students,  60 minutes $90
• two or more students,  90 minutes $110

For sessions in your home or studio travel time will be charged (if greater than 15 minutes) at $70 per hour.

Please contact us to set up an appointment.

Class in the breezeway of our Hawaiian home.