John E.

Tai Chi has been wonderful for me. Had been diagnosed with idiopathic peripheral neuropathy so had trouble with balance as well as problems with diabetes and hypertension. After a few sessions did much better with balance (I can now stand up and put trousers on and do not have to hold on to a banister on stairs and my blood pressure and type 2 diabetes are now well stabilized. Spiritually it has been a godsend in terms of developing a deeper sense of connection and oneness. As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago my neurologist told me I did not need to return since the neuropathy seems to be improving. I also feel more energy and want a whole lot more. My wife is sufficiently impressed that she will attend with me. Thanks.

Nancy & Gary C.

“T’ai Chi camp at Whidbey Island was an extraordinary experience. As newcomers, we were welcomed with warmth and enthusiasm. There wasn’t a moment of feeling awkward. Instead, everyone seemed so happy to see us, to show us around, to help us in any way they could.

We had heard that the food was excellent, but that is such an understatement. I’m an incorrigible foodie from San Francisco who loves to cook and finds most restaurants–including pricey ones–wanting. This food was fresh, bountiful, varied, beautifully prepared and impossibly delicious. Day after day, the food exceeded our expectations.

Then, there was the T’ai Chi. Training was offered at every level by the best teachers in the country. We learned the form at the level we chose, which in our case was the very beginning. Even though we were beginners, we joined together with folks at every level and with all the instructors for Time in the Art. This was my favorite part. Led by extraordinary teachers, we learned some of the core elements of T’ai Chi, including relaxation and awareness. We then had opportunities throughout the day to practice and observe. There was also time to hike, rest, walk the labyrinth, sit in the sun, visit, or take a nap.

After dinner, there was African drumming together for those who wanted to join in and then evening entertainment that ranged from jazz guitar to alternative rock.

The organizers had thought of everything, and made it all seem easy. I’ve been to 5-star resorts and spas, but I enjoyed this more than any of them.

T’ai Chi at Whidbey was the perfect vacation! There was enough to do, but not too much to do. It was healthy, fun, calming, invigorating, exciting, and nourishing. The best part, though, had to be the people. Every day we met someone new with whom we shared interests or laughs. We looked forward to meals and found everyone in the group open, interesting, and fun. Never have we met so many people we enjoyed in one place.

It was a time to learn, but even more, it was recreation in the truest sense of the word.”

Rhea G.

“My experience at Whidbey 2014 was both joyful and transformative. I found myself falling in love all over again with both tai chi and the remarkable senior teachers who so much embody the principles of tai chi. The quality of the teachers and the teaching was unparalleled. I learned so much in push hands, actually guiding me to be a better person, in service to my partner.

As I have long been a member of the tai chi school, but with frequent lapses, I was reminded to use tai chi in my everyday movements and interactions with others. The teaching was compassionate and light-handed, and the venue! Oh the venue at Whidbey is gorgeous and nurturing, green and voluptuous. The food is a 15 out of a possible 10. The best I have ever had at a retreat or a training, with choices for everyone.

And of course I will return in 2015. I would not miss it for anything.”

Anne S.

“Overall it was a wonderful experience. I gained some listening ability in my tai chi, some confidence in same, I remembered how true and real our connections to each other are.

The classes were good. I was impressed with the staff’s ability to hang in there and teach all day every day for two weeks. I like the more inclusive and less regimented way of doing everything, including push hands levels.

The place is stunning. The weather was stunning. The food was fabulous.

Thanks again for all you do.”


“(Taking the tai chi summer training)…consolidated my commitment to learn tai chi and desire to continue to practice. The “Time in the Art” gave us a feeling for the core principles and what a more advanced practice might feel like.”


“I appreciated the variety of communication styles, the humor and the supportiveness.”


“Relaxing, relaxing, relaxing my whole body.”

N.C., San Francisco

(Classes)…consolidated my commitment to learn tai chi and my desire to continue to practice. The “Time in the Art” gave us a feeling for the core principles.