Friday, May 26, 2017

Yoga and Tai chi starting June 3

The classes will be:
Tai Chi from 9 am -10 am. 
Gentle Yoga - All levels yoga from 10 am- 11 am. 
Some may want to stay for both as they compliment each other very well. ($2 dollar discount if you sign up for both)

$15/class

Class descriptions:

Gentle Yoga - All levels:
The aim of this class is to wake up the body with gentle stretching, breath practice and yoga postures, intended for beginners with no previous experience, or those looking for a gentle basic ongoing practice. 


Tai Chi/Qigong
This class will be a combination of healing Qigong and Tai Chi Easy and is appropriate for beginners or those wishing to continue the benefits of an ongoing practice.

Tai chi easy was created by Roger Jahnke of the IIQTC to make Tai Chi more accessible for all ages and abilities. Tai Chi is one of the most complex forms of Qigong (an ancient Chinese system for health and wellness of mind and body). Tai Chi Easy takes five essential movements from the traditional Yang style 108 movement long form, and distills it into simplified practice that makes Tai Chi easy, beneficial and fun right away.

The form was created by carefully reviewing many of the most popular and beneficial forms and distilling it down to five. It can be done standing or sitting, and the most important thing is not the form or the movement, but the state of being (state of awareness) that you do in the movement. 

Bio:
Cynthia enjoys combining ancient and modern healing systems for health of body, mind and spirit, including Yoga, Energy medicine, Tai Chi and Qigong. She began practicing yoga in 1989 and began teaching in 2002. She holds a 500 hour teaching certificate from Sun and Moon Yoga Studio and a 200 hour Certification for Tai Chi and Qigong form the IIQTC. (Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi)


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Ropes Course Update 5/25/17

Hello Whitehall customers and supporters,
Many of you already know that we are attempting to bring a ropes course to Whitehall Farm in order to provide the revenue we need to continue operating our farming,  educational, and  agritourism business. The county has ruled that we must apply for and secure a Special Permit in order to do this. That can cost as much as $100K, money that we don’t have. We maintain that the agritourism law we operate under allows a ropes course by right so we are appealing the county’s decision. Our appeal hearing is to be held on Wednesday morning June 28, 2017 before the Board of Zoning Appeals in the Board Auditorium, Lobby Level, Government Center Building, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Virginia 22035. I know it is a lot to ask, but if your schedule permits and you are so inclined, please come and support us. Public support is critical! We need to fill the place. And if you haven’t signed our petition, please do.


We will answer any questions you may have about this at an open house we are holding at 3PM on June 10th at our market.


If you wish to speak in support of Whitehall at our appeal hearing, please go to
Date is June 28th at 9AM
Application # is A 2017-SP-008


Thank you,
Jeff Waters
Nadine Vazquez
The staff of Whitehall Farm



Thursday, May 11, 2017

Whitehall Farm’s Spring Festival is postponed

Whitehall Farm’s Spring Festival is postponed

Due to the almost 1 inch of rain we have received already today and the additional 1 to 2 inches forecast through Saturday afternoon we will postpone our Spring Festival until next weekend. Even though Sunday is forecast to be dry, the farm is and will be a muddy mess and that will present safety issues. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes and hope you will visit us next weekend. Let’s hope for a beautiful weekend May 20 th and 21st!
Our market will be open its normal hours today through Sunday.

Thank you,

Whitehall Farm