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Camps, Retreats, Conferences - Elemental Tai Chi

Camps, Retreats, Conferences, Workshops & Tournaments

(Updated November 24, 2016)
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December 9-11, 2016 Bill Ryan / Energy Arts - Winter Seasonal Qi Retreat - Hawley, Massachusetts
January 13-15, 2017 Richard Clear / Tai Chi Intensive - Houston, Texas
January 27-28, 2017 Stuart Alve Olson / Taoist Yellow Court Meditation - Tempe, Arizona
June 6-9, 2017 Tai Chi Gala
July 22-28, 2017 Tai Chi ICMAC Kung Fu Training Camp

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Tai Chi Richard Clear - Tai Chi Intensive
January 13-5, 2017
Houston, Texas

The workshop will be broken up into four seminars:
  • Friday - The importance of body alignment and energy in Tai Chi
  • Saturday - Internal Power Development
  • Sunday - Tai Chi Skills for Arthritis
  • Tai Chi Skills for Parkinson's Disease

Tai Chi Stuart Alve Olson - Yellow Court Meditation
January 27-28, 2017
Tempe, Arizona

Taoist teacher Stuart Alve Olson is renowned for his teachings and translations of ancient Chinese Taoist texts. From his website:
The Yellow Court Meditation includes three main areas of practice: Absorbing the Mists accumulate Qi in the Five Viscera. Thunder Rites open the lower Yellow Court in the body, and Illumination of the Spirit leads to uniting all three Yellow Courts into one, and congealing the Qi and Spirit.

The program provides explanations of the three Yellow Court regions of the body and the spirits residing in them. The context and meaning of how the three sections of the External Illumination text and the 36 chapters of the Internal Illumination text form the practice of the Yellow Court Meditation practice. Specific visualization techniques will be taught focusing on the Yellow Court areas and for the spirits contained within the body, and how these techniques stimulate Qi flow within the subtle meridians. There will also be a detailed overview of the External Illumination text.

The Yellow Court Meditation Program contains an abundance of insightful information and will render an entirely different, and more effective, perspective and approach to Internal Alchemy and Qigong practices.
Note: Saturday the 28th is Chinese New Year, so the group will go to the Chinese Cultural Center in Phoenix for dinner to partake in the celebrations there.

ICMAC Tournaments

ICMAC's tournaments cover all aspects of Chinese martial arts - all kung fu and Tai Chi, weapons, form, and sparring, for adults and children alike.

July 22-28, 2017 - Kung Fu Training Camp
Blue Ridge Mountains, western North Carolina

The camp fees will include:
  • Training with your choice of teachers
  • 6 nights lodging in a cabin style setting
  • 17 delicious meals
  • Daily lectures
  • Leisure activities: hiking, horseback riding, white water rafting, swimming and much more!
Here is a preview of the Curriculum:
  • Xing Yi Quan
  • Bagua Zhang
  • Liuhe Bafa
  • Praying Mantis
  • Baji Quan
  • Weapons and much more...!
2017 Camp Faculty
  • Liu Xiaoling
  • Sun Deyao
  • Jason Tsou
  • Nick Gracenin
Tai Chi Gala
June 5 - 9, 2017
Albany, New York

Tai Chi Master Jou Tsung Hwa originally founded and called the event the “Zhang San Feng Festival” in honor of the legendary founder of the art of tai chi chuan from ancient China – Great Grandmaster Zhang San Feng. The purpose is to UNITE all tai chi, bagua, xingyi, qigong and internal arts enthusiasts in a spirit of sharing instead of competition.

Whether you are completely new to tai chi and the Chinese healing or martial arts, or if you are experienced, there’s something here for you to enjoy. Come alone and make new friends, or bring your friends and celebrate together. It’s so easy to enjoy, because once you are registered, you can take any and all the workshops you want, whenever you want!

Featuring Dr. John Painter and Master Wang Ren-Gang.

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