All-inclusive 7, 14 or 21 days rejuvenating Tai Chi Retreat in China
The perfect holiday to recharge & rejuvenate: Tai Chi Retreat in China
Imagine a holiday where you replace the hustle and bustle of everyday life with nature and tranquility. A holiday where you exercise most days, explore an ancient culture and relax so properly that you actually come home rested, recovered, fitter and healthier.
That holiday exists.
The Maling Shaolin Kungfu Academy welcomes you to attend their special Tai Chi Retreat in the scenic area of rural China. Participants receive full room and board in a wonderfully peaceful environment surrounded by nature.
Tai Chi helps to reduce stress and promote health
Tai Chi is popular because it is a highly effective way to improve your overall health – in body, mind and spirit. With the focus on the flowing movements, your mind is completely in the present and becomes calm & clear. As a result, Tai Chi is often referred to as ‘meditation in motion’.
In summary, the benefits of Tai Chi include:
> rejuvenate your body, loosen your joints, and ease your tensions;
> gain more energy and strength;
> increase inner peace and mental clarity;
> improve blood circulation;
> improve overall well-being and happiness.
Anyone can learn Tai Chi
No matter how much or little experience you have, everyone can practise and enjoy learning Tai Chi. From our youngest student (8 yrs) to our oldest student (71 yrs), everyone improves, enjoys the classes and goes home with a new-found spring in their step.
We welcome beginners as well as advanced practitioners. Our Tai Chi Masters are very adept at judging an individual’s skill level and will adapt the training to each person’s needs.
A Tai Chi retreat where you learn from real Tai Chi Masters
Our teachers are former Shaolin Kungfu monks who have trained their entire lives at the Shaolin Temple to perfect their art. Master Bao especially was a very gifted and talented student. In addition to several styles of Tai Chi, he learned traditional Shaolin kungfu, Qi Gong and Traditional Chinese Medicine. After many years of training at the Shaolin Temple as well as multiple national and international competitions, Master Bao decided to specialize in the beautiful, elegant, yet powerful movements of Tai Chi. He has practiced Tai Chi for many years and continues to increase his knowledge on a daily basis.
In addition to being a very talented martial artist and Tai Chi Master, Master Bao is an especially skilled teacher. He is a perfectionist pur sang, but has seemingly endless patience. He teaches every student as fast or slow as they need, and as a result, everyone that spends time training with him will improve tremendously.
Enjoy the friendly atmosphere and kungfu spirit
The Masters and students genuinely care about and respect each other at our academy. When students describe their experience at our kungfu school, they often mention the enjoyable atmosphere in their reviews. It is a truly unique gathering of people from all over the world, all dedicated to learning and perfecting their art. Consequently, to be surrounded by so many like-minded people is a great experience for any martial artist!
Here’s exactly what you get in the Tai Chi Retreat
> 2 – 3 rejuvenating Tai Chi classes and 1 energizing Qi Gong class every weekday;
> All optional, equally fun and relaxing classes & activities;
> Excellent teacher that knows how to transfer their knowledge and experience (English speaking);
> A lot of personal attention during class in small groups, so you benefit optimally;
> 3 delicious, healthy meals a day, every day (vegetarian diet possible upon request);
> Spacious accommodation where you can rest properly before and after class (double room);
> Choice of several sightseeing tours (based on the trip schedule);
> Professional on-site translator;
> Free Mandarin Chinese language classes;
> Certificate of Achievement and Weapons Certificate (if applicable);
> Maling Shaolin Kungfu Academy T-shirt;
> Free internet in your room;
> Wonderfully peaceful environment surrounded by nature.
Tai Chi Retreat training Program
During the Tai Chi weeks in autumn and spring, the weekly training program offers Tai Chi classes 2 – 3 times a day, as well as a range of optional other activities. You are welcome to join as many (or as few) classes as you wish. The program is the same every week.
We understand you may not want to get up very early during your holidays. However, we highly recommend that you attend the early morning Tai Chi session. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the early morning is considered the optimal time of the day for tai chi because the energy in the air is at its highest.
Optional Tours you can add to your Tai Chi Retreat
China is a beautiful country with many places worth visiting. Therefore, we offer a selection of sightseeing tours to give you a taste of the Chinese culture.
These tours are included in the price:
> Chan Tang Temple: beautifully colorful Buddhist temple still actively used for worship.
> Traditional teahouse: Teahouse with traditional tea ceremony and lovely scenery.
> Xinyi East Park: opportunity to practice your tai chi with the locals in a friendly, gentle atmosphere.
These tours can be booked for an extra fee:
> 1 day Xuzhou: Lovely Yunlong Lake and small version of the Terracotta Warriors.
> 1 day Ancient town Yaowan: Charming, picturesque city of more than 1300 years old.
> 3 days Shaolin Temple: Birthplace of kungfu and the renowned sanctuary where Shaolin monks are trained.
All tours include food, transport and accommodation (if overnight). More information and prices are available in the brochure upon request. Any tour requires at least 8 people to take place.
How to book your Tai Chi Retreat for 2017
Individual retreats and groups smaller than 10 people
You can book your retreat by filling in the online application form. Please indicate in the comments that you wish to attend the Tai Chi Retreat and whether or not you would like the academy to book your flight tickets & transport in China. You can book your stay during the first 2-3 weeks of the Spring and Autumn (see the exact dates in the next paragraph). If those dates are not convenient for you, please contact us to join existing group bookings at other dates.
Groups of 10 people or more
You can book your retreat by filling in the online application form on our website. Please indicate in the comments that you wish to attend the Tai Chi Retreat, the number of people in your group, and whether or not you would like the academy to book your flight tickets & transport in China. You can book your stay at any time in the designated weeks in autumn and spring (it doesn’t have to be from Monday to Sunday).
Available dates for Tai Chi Retreat bookings
Tai Chi retreats are offered in autumn and spring. These seasons provide the nicest weather and the positive energy of the seasons of change also benefits your tai chi.
Groups of more than 8 people can book retreats at any date of their choice. For individuals, the following dates are available:
> Spring 2017: March 1 – June 1, 2017
> Autumn 2017: Aug. 15 – Oct. 30, 2017
> Spring 2018: March 1 – June 1, 2018
> Autumn 2018: Aug. 15 – Oct. 30, 2018
If none of the above dates are suitable for you, please contact us to see if there are existing group bookings which you can join.
The registration deadline is 4 weeks prior to your desired start date, to ensure there is enough time to get your visa application in order.
Tai Chi Retreat fee and costs
All prices are shown in US dollars.
> 7 day retreat $510
> 14 day retreat $790
> 21 day retreat $950
> An extra day $55
> Single room surcharge $70 p/wk* (*based on availability)
In order to reserve your rooms, a down payment of 20% is required at the time of booking. Please ensure the full amount due is received by the academy at least 2 weeks prior to your arrival date.
Costs to travel to China
Travel to China is not included in the price. However, we are happy to advise the most suitable travel itinerary for you.
You can fly to four different cities in order to get to our academy: Xuzhou, Lianyungang, Beijing or Shanghai. Flights to Xuzhou and Lianyungang are the easiest option, as the academy provides pick-up services from those airports. Flights to Beijing and Shanghai are often cheaper, but from these cities you will need to take a train (about 5-6 hrs extra travel time) to get to the academy. Train tickets can easily be booked on www.ctrip.com.
Below you see an indication what the price of traveling might be. Please note that prices vary according to season and time of booking.
> Flight to Shanghai, Beijing, Lianyungang or Xuzhou $ 400 – 1100
> Train from Shanghai or Beijing to Xuzhou $ 45 – 125
> Pick-up from Xuzhou to the academy $ 60
> Pick-up from Lianyungang to the academy $ 50
> Train from Xuzhou to Xinyi $ 6
> Pick-up from Xinyi to the academy Free
Are you ready to book the tai chi retreat which will make you rested, recovered, fitter and healthier?
Click here to apply now!
If you have any further questions or would like our assistance, please feel free to contact us. We are happy to help.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone/WhatsApp : +86 159 5219 3919 (Consultant, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm CST)
Skype : Maling Academy (lisa.guo1002)
Other useful information
Medical & health information
- If you have any medical condition that you believe may be sensitive to the practices we teach, please inform us in writing in advance.
- It is possible to receive Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatments for your medical conditions. These treatments are not included in the price, but are generally not expensive. Please contact us.
- We recommend you purchase a medical/travel insurance to cover possible injuries, illnesses and home transport from your stay in China. The academy assumes no responsibility for injuries occurring before, during or after training, while under the academy’s supervision.
- There are no vaccinations required to enter China, except for a Yellow Fever vaccination if you are arriving from an infected area. It is best to consult your doctor or a travel clinic in advance of leaving. There might be other vaccinations you’d like to take, such as the Hepatitis and tetanus vaccine (recommended).
Cancellations & refunds
- You can cancel your Tai Chi Retreat booking by sending us an email. The following refund policy applies to all bookings:
> more than 10 days in advance: 100% refund
> less than 10 days in advance: 75% refund
> less than 5 days in advance: 50% refund
> less than 48 hours in advance: not eligible for refund.
- For cancellations of transportation booked for you by the academy, please refer to the company executing your transport. We provide the booking as an extra service, but are not authorized to grant any refunds. For transportation executed by the academy, you will receive a full refund if the transportation is not executed.