Join us for a US Tai Chi Vacation in Northampton, Massachusetts
Sat July 9 - Sat July 16
A summer tai chi retreat offers something for beginners and advanced students alike. Beginners come to learn the tai chi form and simple energy-generating qigong exercises. Intermediate and advanced students further their studies of the tai chi form, sensing hands, and sword. And Tai Chi Foundation-trained apprentice teachers refine their teaching.
The goal of our summer training is to give all participants a calm, grounded, whole-body awareness characterized by the experience of deep release and softening, a renewed connection to oneself and to others, and increased comfort and ease that permeate the body, heart, and mind. Lots of laughter punctuate our days together -- this is a profound study that doesn’t take itself too seriously. We like to have fun!
A typical day at camp will include a full schedule of classes between breakfast and lunchtime, including sessions for all participants to join in together, specific-level classes, as well as a meditation session for all, and teaching apprenticeships for those who need them. Classes will be taught by senior teachers with decades of teaching experience.
A leisurely lunch hour-plus will be followed by a lighter afternoon schedule with time for rest and recreation before dinner. Evening events will include music, and health and tai chi-related topics.
Single or double-occupancy dorm rooms will be our accommodations. Bathrooms will be shared hall baths, segregated by gender. We’ll use well-lit dance studios with wood floors for classrooms, and we’ll eat at the campus dining halls where we have found the food to be quite good, with sufficient variety to satisfy disparate dietary needs.
Join us on the shady green campus of Smith College in Northampton, MA, from July 9 - 16 for a week of fun, learning, self-care, and exploration. We can’t wait to meet you!
For the health and well-being of all participants, we require that all registrants submit
proof of vaccination against Covid-19.
Join us for a European Tai Chi Vacation in Cheltenham, UK
Sunday, July 31 (pm) - Saturday, August 6 (am)
Above are the Public training dates. Apprentices arrive on Friday, July 29th. 8th Level arrives on Thursday, July 28th. All depart on Sat 6 Aug.
Location: Dean Close School, Shelburne Road, Cheltenham, GL51 6HE
We warmly invite you to join us near the glorious Cotswolds, one of England’s most beautiful areas (see more below *), from July 31 to August 6 (July 29 for Apprentices).
Our location is an attractive private boarding school, Dean Close, within walking distance of Cheltenham (a charming Regency town, built mostly 200 years ago).
Dean Close has all the facilities we could wish for: wooden floors galore, extensive green open spaces, and enough private bathrooms for those who want their own facilities.
We will offer a full-tuition schedule, including tai chi from Beginners B1 onwards, as well as meditation and Hawaiian swimming (latter at extra cost). And we will have evening activities for all to enjoy.
There will also be ample free time to relax on your tai chi holiday, both in the beautiful surroundings of our school and other nearby attractions.
Those of you coming from abroad will probably fly to London. There are fast trains direct to Cheltenham from London (two hours), and you could walk from the station to the school if you are not too weighed down with luggage.
Please come! We can be together in person, at last, a great reunion. And try to take a couple of extra days to visit the surrounding area.
Barbara, Danyal, Ed, Erica and Sunil
On behalf of the School of Tai Chi Chuan London
European Summer Training 2022 Team
* The Cotswolds is a rural area of rolling hills, winding narrow roads, picture-perfect thatched medieval (that’s around 500 years ago) villages, castles, and grand stately homes, plus the Roman city of Cirencester.
PUBLIC STUDENTS REGISTER HERE
APPRENTICE TEACHERS REGISTER HERE
About Tai Chi Foundation Residential Trainings
At our Residential Summer Trainings, we come together to share our individual wisdom and push far beyond what we can do on our own. TCF residential trainings are a place for renewal and inspiration where everyone is welcome - from beginners to teachers. There is truly something for everyone.
Click here for a special video about the TCF Residential Summer Trainings.