2020 East Coast Summer Tai Chi Retreat
at Smith College, Northampton, MA
arrive June 7th, depart June 14th
Next June, we will meet at Smith College in the town of Northampton in western Massachusetts. If you are interested, please contact us via this link, or call 212-502-4112.
Our residential summer vacation camps are fun and inspiring, and they offer a more intensive practice experience than weekly classes do. Immersing yourself in days of tai chi growth will help you to reach a new depth in your art, as the various threads of our tai chi practice weave together to create a unified dantian presence. As well, working with old friends and meeting new friends from our tai chi centers around the US and Europe is a unique and enjoyable experience.
For beginning students, we will help you learn and refine the form. You’ll also have an opportunity to explore tai chi principles in qi gong practice and meditations.
For our more advanced tai chi players, we will draw from the grounding work of qi gong and form, the unifying touch of push hands (sensing hands), and the expanding awareness of tai chi sword to grow our whole-body experience of tai chi: connecting heaven and earth, letting go of our unhelpful habits of thought-driven movement, and cultivating the alive awareness of the unchanging Dao.
As Wolfe Lowenthal’s book, “There Are No Secrets”, reminds us,
the treasure of this art is hidden in plain sight.
Let’s gather next summer to enjoy each other and to reap the rewards of T’ai Chi together!