Experience our broad range of exceptional skills, the passion that we bring through our expertise, and the personal attention that we bring to each and every client.

It’s our mission and our great pleasure to support our clients in achieving a level of health and wellbeing they’ve only dreamed of.  

Our team consists of in-office practitioners and a range of talented professionals we refer our clients to because they are the absolute best.

How successful are we in helping our clients transform their health? People fly in from all over the world to work with our team.

Practitioners

JEFF BRANNIGAN, MOVEMENT & MUSCULOSKELETAL THERAPIST

JEFF BRANNIGAN, MOVEMENT & MUSCULOSKELETAL THERAPIST

Jeff Brannigan is an expert in Active Isolated Flexibility, Stretching, and Strengthening.

He works with our clients to stretch, strengthen and balance muscles & joints; enhance flexibility and range of motion; align posture; eliminate pain and discomfort; optimize endurance; increase stamina; and develop a personal exercise practice.

Jeff offers both personal sessions and semi-private (2-5 person) classes. His commitment for stretching and strengthening is contagious!

He has a BS in Health Promotion and an MS in Health Promotion Management with an emphasis on Exercise Physiology from American University, where he was a successful track athlete. A post-college elite runner and coach, he has worked with athletes ranging from novices to weekend warriors to world champions and Olympic-level competitors. A great teacher, he continues to coach with his coaches, two-time Olympian Matt Centrowitz and world-renowned musculoskeletal therapists Jim and Phil Wharton.

 
I’ve been fortunate enough to have worked with many great therapists in the sport of track & field, and Jeff is certainly one of them. He’s great at keeping me healthy which is more than half the battle in the sport. I would suggest Jeff for anyone who may be struggling with injuries or looking to minimize their risk of injury.
— Matthew Centrowitz, Professional Runner, Portland, OR
2012 Olympian and 2-Time World Championship Medalist 1500 meters
As a professional runner, the most important aspect of my training is staying healthy and consistent. Working with Jeff, I recover faster and feel better between workouts. He recognizes my individual needs and works with me to correct imbalances and strengthen weaknesses I didn’t know I had! I 100% recommend Jeff to anyone who is struggling with injury or wants to implement healthy training!
— Kerri Gallagher, Professional Runner, Arlington, VA
5th place in 2013 U.S. Championships 1500 meters
 
YINONG CHONG, QIGONG MASTER

Yinong Chong, Qigong Master

Yinong Chong is a certified Qigong instructor and health scientist. Born and raised in China, Dr. Chong has trained with prominent TCM doctors and Taoist teachers, and with over 10 years of professional experience in public health research, she is able to create a bridge between ancient teachings and modern science. She works privately with our clients whose health would benefit from direct, personal instruction in meditation and Qigong.

Dr. Chong is co-author and narrator of the guided meditation series Touched by the Tao: Classical Chinese Meditation for Health and Healing, and author of book and video set Dancing in the Tao: Connecting to Universal Energy to Transform Your Health and Life. She holds a PhD in Sociology from Arizona State University, an MA in Journalism from Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and a BS in English Literature from Beijing University.

 
CHRIS KEY, PHD, ADVANCED ROLFER

Chris Key, PhD, Advanced Rolfer

Dr. Key holds a PhD in psychology-psychophysiology from Union Institute and University, is a certified Advanced Rolfer, and adjunct faculty member at the University of Delaware, where he works primarily with actors, athletes, and dancers focusing on the body in performance.

He integrates his practice of Rolfing with his broad studies with cornerstone pioneers in movement and wellbeing modalities, including Yoga with B. K. S. Iyengar; The Feldenkrais Method with Moshe Feldenkrais; Body Centered Psychotherapy with Ron Kurtz; and Continuum with Emilie Conrad Da'Oud.

Dr. Key is one of approximately 1,500 Rolfers in the United States, and is one of our most requested professionals.

 
Chris did a wonderful job of re-establishing balance to my frame. He is one of the chosen.
— Dr. Mayfield, Chiropractor
Dr. Key’s introduction to Rolfing and his work have made a tremendous impact on my life and my sports performance.
— Tes, National Competitor & Trainer
I feel like a newborn baby, so fluid and free.
— Rachel, Foreign Language Teacher
 

Reverend Sandra Mayo, Wisdom Teacher

Reverend Sandra Mayo is a counselor and teacher of ancient wisdom traditions, including Polynesian and Hawaiian Huna, which unlocks the depth of knowledge of self; the I Ching, which accesses our divinity; and, the science of Astrology, which connects us to the celestial bodies that align with the laws and rhythms that life, our universe, and the cosmos.

Sandra helps our clients create a clear, big-picture vision, and then she helps them go after it. She utilizes their birth-maps as a key to reveal their unique pathways and the potential in individuals, projects, and organizations. She helps our clients explore how their thoughts, words, and actions affect their results, and teaches life path by design.

Are you building an environment that’s supportive of your dreams?

 
Reverend Sandra Mayo brought me back to all of who I am, enabling me to accomplish so much more, to appreciate myself more, and to have more of the life, results and relationships I want, both personally and professionally. All I can say is “WOW.”
— Lee Beaver, Regional Owner and Operating Partner, Keller Williams, Manassas, VA
 
YONGLI NI, MD AND DOCTOR OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE

YONGLI NI, MD AND DOCTOR OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE

Dr. Yongli Ni blends Western Medical training from the Beijing School of Medicine and a Masters degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Statistics with expertise in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and groundbreaking new technology into a comprehensive system of health support for her patients.

Our clients fly in from around the world to see Dr. Ni for unique, custom health assessments and maintenance. She provides digital meridian testing, acupuncture, and Chinese herbs. She teaches her patients powerful self-care information and techniques, and prefers to see well patients once a year just prior to their birthdays. She also treats root causes of complex conditions, such as infertility, cancer, multiple sclerosis, and the myriad spectrum of modern ills, often with remarkable effect.  

Dr. Ni decodes the mysteries and teaches her patients what they need to understand in order to maximize the benefits of both Eastern and Western Medicine for health and well-being.

 
After four years of pain and discomfort in my back, Dr. Ni saved me through a combination of digital meridian analysis, acupuncture, and herbs. My back is great, once again. Twice a year, I drive eight hours to work with her. Dr. Ni and The Four Cups multi-disciplinary team practice a form of medicine that makes a difference and are a trusted resource for optimal health.
— Tom Houlihan, CEO and President, Institute for Breakthrough Performance, Oxford, NC
 
WENYAO SHI, MD, PHD AND DOCTOR OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE

Wenyao Shi, MD, PhD and Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine

With his extensive understanding of Western and Eastern medicines, Dr. Shi provides a comprehensive analysis of our clients health status. In his initial assessment, he reviews diet, exercise, rest, and postural alignment; health history and concerns; and recommends lifestyle practices and treatments to achieve desired goals.

He offers Traditional Chinese Medicine, including seasonal acupuncture, herbs, and education to balance health throughout the year. Our clients are pleased with the powerful results for their personal and professional performance.

Dr. Shi graduated from Zhejiang University Medical School in his hometown of Hangzhou, China -- known as heaven on earth -- and obtained a PhD in Biomedical Engineering and Sciences from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.

In over 10 years of clinical practice in general surgery, he incorporated acupuncture and herbs as one of the approaches to relieving post-surgery symptoms and improving wound healing.

He is Certified as a Diplomate from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Dr. Shi looks forward to supporting you.

 
From the diagnosis and explanation to treatment, recommendations and follow up, Dr. Shi is professional, conscientious and compassionate. Acupuncture was relaxing and effective, and in my case, I had immediate relief from pain!
— Mike Ries, Technology Solution Strategist, New Signature, Washington, DC
 

Phil Wharton, Musculoskeletal Therapist

Phil is a world-renowned musculoskeletal therapist who assists our clients in discovering simple solutions to complicated problems; recovering from strains and injuries; and fine tuning the body for efficiency, flexibility, strength, and endurance. He works with Olympic medalists and professional athletes, as well as individuals suffering from difficult conditions and chronic pain. He incorporates Active Isolated Flexibility (AIF), Stretching and Strengthening (AIS), muscular rebalancing, and joint-integrity strengthening in his work.

He is the co-author of the best-selling Wharton Health Series which includes The Whartons’ Stretch Book, The Whartons’ Strength Book, The Whartons’ Cardio-Fitness Book, and his most recent, The Whartons’ Back Book. He and his team have been featured on Dateline NBC and The Discovery Channel, as well as in publications such as Shape, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. His column, "The Body Shop,” appears in Runner’s World

 
I was certain that nothing was ever going to cure the pain in my neck and give me range of motion. Meeting with Phil Wharton was an absolute godsend.
— Barry K. Schwartz, founder of Calvin Klein, Inc.
 

 

Are you ready for our team to be 100% committed to your health?