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7 Days Tai Chi Intensive Course with Qi Gong and Meditation in Yangshuo, China

Yangshuo Traditional Tai Chi School, 88 Jima Village, Yangshuo, Guilin 541900, China

Immersive Tai Chi and Qi Gong Training in China

Immerse yourself in an intensive course of basic Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and meditation practice to relax, strengthen your body, and balance your internal energy. Experience genuine classes, accommodation and local meals, calligraphy arts, and Chinese massage therapy. Enjoy plenty of time for preparation and self-practice in the training areas available for use at any time.

Meet the instructors

YuPing & HengDong
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Highlights

  • 20 hours of small group training divided into beginner and advanced levels
  • 3 meals per day, catering to vegetarians and non-vegetarians
  • 7 nights comfortable single room with private bathroom of western standard
  • Teaching in English by dedicated, high-level Tai Chi and Qi Gong Masters
  • Old ancient building over 400 years of history
  • One hour Chinese traditional massage treatment
  • One Tai Chi T-shirt and Tai Chi souvenir
  • Free time to rest, explore, or do other activities

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Chinese (mandarin)
The maximum participants in the group is 10
Airport transfer available:
Guilin Liangjiang International Airport (US$45 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Meditation garden
  • Free bicycle
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Tour assistance

The Yangshuo Traditional Tai Chi School offers single rooms, double room and family room with private bathroom of western standard. All rooms have air conditioning and Wi-Fi. All rooms are clean and retain the authentic feel of the ancient Qing Dynasty buildings. The school also has a lively common area for students to gather. There is also a washing machine available which is free to use.

Staying at the school is a great choice if you really want to immerse yourself in a traditional Tai Chi school environment. It provides both structured formal classes and the opportunity to learn more about Tai Chi and Chinese culture in a relaxed and informal way with the teachers and other students outside of class time.

The school is set in a beautiful Qing dynasty house which they have lovingly renovated for training purposes to allow the students to connect to the traditional school environment which has nurtured all the great Tai Chi masters.

The school it is made by three buildings where you can find smaller training areas with a beautiful open courtyard out front, a traditional indoor training space, and two bigger outdoors covered training space surrounded by Qing dynasty houses of the village.

The school buildings also contain the rooms and a small courtyard area at the rear offers the shared facilities for the school including bathrooms, shower areas, and shared laundry facilities.

The buildings also have an outdoor and indoor tea and DVD room, an indoor kitchen, dining area, and catering facilities where the chef cooks up an excellent selection of traditional and local Chinese dishes.

They have also just added a new mountain view training area, based behind the school on the side of the mountain commanding great views over the rest of the village and out on to the mountains beyond. It provides a great area to practice meditation and Qi-Gong or simply to relax, drink tea, and look out over the stunning scenery of the valley.

Program

During this course, you get to enjoy 20 hours of training, one 60-minute Chinese massage therapy Yalong with plenty of free time to train by yourself. With the class training spread over five days, you will work through the basic foundation, learn Tai Chi basic form (12 movements ), meditation techniques and Qi-gong.

Daily Schedule

Classes run from Monday to Friday and include a warm-up and flexibility training, Qi Gong movements, meditation and Tai Chi. The day is structured according to the following schedule:

Breakfast: 08:00 - 08:30

Morning: 09:30 - 11:30

Lunch: 12:00 - 13:00

Afternoon: 15:00 - 17:00

Dinner: 18:00 - 19:00

Students are welcome to use the facilities for exercise and self-practice outside of class times.

Included excursions

The scenic area of Yangshuo is a popular destination for both foreign and Chinese tourists. There are numerous possibilities for excursions and activities both in the city as well as the beautiful countryside. Popular excursions include the following:

  • Moon Hill scenic view
  • Bamboo Rafting
  • Hiking and cycling
  • Li River cruises
  • Silver Caves
  • Xianggong Mountain

Instructors

YuPing Wu ( Master Ping )

HengDong Wu (Master Kim)

Location

This training will take place at the Yangshuo Traditional Tai Chi School in Yangshuo, China. The school is located in scenic Jima Village just inside the Yulong Ecological Park, only a few minutes away from the center of Yangshuo. Jima Village lies at the entrance to the renowned Yu-long scenic area renowned for its famous Karst mountain scenery.

There is a beautiful route winding its way along the Yu-long river dotted by small farming villages, fields of rice, and yellow flowers. Jima Village sits in a small valley surrounded on all sides by Karst mountains with rice fields dominating the base of the valley.

It is connected to Yangshuo with a good quality road running both into Yangshuo Town and into the Yu-Long scenic area.

The village is small and peaceful and offers some small local shops, which is convenient for students to buy some daily supplies.

Nearby places

  • Yangshuo center, 3 kilometers
  • Yangshuo Train Station, 22 kilometers

Features

Activities

  • Massage

General

  • Dining area

Services

  • Free bicycle
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Tour assistance

Food

During this training, you will enjoy three daily delicious and locally sourced meals. Tai Chi, like Chinese medicine, is all about balance. Good health is maintained by, among other things, the ingredients which you take in as food and the way in which you expend energy.

The chef is a master of the wok and adheres to these principles. Every day, teachers and students enjoy a well-balanced diet cooked in the traditional Chinese style and made from ingredients which are sourced fresh every day from the local farmer's market.

Each meal contains a large choice of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Food is not just important for its ingredients, but also for the way you eat, and in China it is hard to imagine eating without sharing.

Everybody sits around the same table to share the ingredients of a meal eaten in common. Eating in China is a social event, so that while you will eat together with the group, share experiences from all walks of life, all ages, and every part of the world.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

The school is located just outside of Yangshuo in a little village with numerous cafés and restaurants. Apart from the daily training and practice, you will have ample time to explore the surroundings.

  • The school can arrange for painting, calligraphy, or Chinese classes on the premises with experienced English speaking teachers.
  • The area is also famous for cycling, hiking, and rock climbing as well as bamboo rafting. Local guides can be organized by the school.
  • A newly created bike path runs along the river near the school and into the countryside through ancient villages among the iconic Karst mountain scenery.
  • To help you explore the area, We have a number of bikes which are free to use at any time. They can also arrange scooter or mountain bike hire and will also happy to help you in booking tours and giving advice for things to see and do.

The scenic area of Yangshuo is a popular destination for both foreign and Chinese tourists. There are numerous possibilities for excursions and activities both in the city as well as the beautiful countryside. Popular excursions include the following:

  • Moon Hill scenic view
  • Bamboo rafting
  • Hiking and cycling
  • Li River cruises
  • Silver caves
  • Xianggong Mountain

Spa treatments

For the one week Tai Chi retreat, the school will offer one hours of Chinese traditional massage therapy on the weekend. Also, in the nearby city of Yangshuo, you can find a wide choice of massage studios relaxation treatments only a few minutes away.

What's included

  • Tai Chi T-shirt and Tai Chi souvenir
  • 20 hours of small group training per week divided into beginner and advanced levels
  • 1 hour Chinese traditional massage therapy
  • Teaching in English by dedicated, high-level Tai Chi and Qi Gong Masters
  • 7 days comfortable private room with bathroom of western standard
  • 3 meals per day, catering to vegetarians and non-vegetarians
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi access
  • Free use of laundry facilities
  • Use of all training areas for self-practice
  • Free use bicycle for tour

What's not included

  • Excursions and art classes
  • Towels and personal hygiene items
  • Transportation to and from the school

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Our School is situated in Jima Village just inside the Yulong Ecological Park, and about 3km from the center of Yangshuo.

Especially if this is your first visit, and you are arriving by plane or train, you may prefer us to organise a pick-up by taxi at your point of arrival. The cost of a taxi from Guilin airport or Guilin train station will be about 320CNY , Yangshuo train station will be about 200CNY.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Guilin Liangjiang International Airport (KWL). There are regular express shuttle buses from the airport to the main bus station in downtown Yangshuo for about 50 CNY. From there, you can take a taxi to the school for about 30 CNY.

Arrival by bus

  • Yangshuo is also served by long-distance buses, which arrive at the main bus station. From there, you can get a taxi to the school for about 30 CNY.

Arrival by boat

It is possible to arrive at Yangshuo by cruise boat down the Li River from Guilin. This is a four to five hours trip through stunning mountain and river scenery. Not surprisingly, cruise ships are very popular so you usually need to book well in advance.

Arrival by train

Yangshuo now has its own high-speed rail station with trains from Shenzhen North, Guangzhou South, and Guilin North among others. Yangshuo station is about 22 kilometers outside of the town near the village of Xingping. There is a regular shuttle service to Yangshuo. The price for the shuttle is about 20 CNY. From here you can easily get a taxi to the school. The cost should be about 30 CNY.

Arrival by taxi

If you are arriving by plane or train, we can organize a pick-up by taxi at your point of arrival. The cost of a taxi from Guilin Liangjiang International Airport (KWL) will be about 320 CNY and from the Yangshuo train station it is about 200 CNY.

Airport: Guilin Liangjiang International Airport Airport transfer available: Guilin Liangjiang International Airport (US$45 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Availability

This vacation is available every week with arrival day on Sunday. The school is open all year apart from two weeks over Chinese New Year.

 

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