“Great Mountain Retreat”
A wonderful mix of incredible scenery between lush tropical forest and picturesque waterfalls, temples and tai chi. Dave guided us through different breathing disciplines and moving meditations as well as ancient Asian wisdom.
G-Galto (Singapore) – Nov 2016
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“Amazing Tai Chi and Bali energy!”
Dave provided a fantastic experience for me and my 6 year old son in Bali – he has even written a book ‘Tai Chi For Kids’ which is amazing! We studied the book for the week before we arrived and although my son was probably not quite old enough to learn much, what we got out of it was amazing. We did the retreat with Dave at the beginning of our holiday and every day for the next two weeks after I practiced QiGong with my son in the morning which is a great way to start the day. As well as Tai Chi we were taken to some beautiful places in northern Bali around Munduk, we bathed in hot springs and received a blessing from a holy man, canoed across a lake and trekked through the jungle. Dave gives all the spiritual/philosophical/energetic background to Tai Chi that brings it all alive. Hopefully we will be able to go back and do it again.
Matt R (UK) – October 2014
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Taichi & Qigong in Bali
Mountain Walks through Tropical Rain Forest Waterfalls Lakes Hot Springs
We specialize in Mountain Retreats on the dates you come to Bali.
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The most enjoyable and relaxing Taichi/Qigong experience in nature.
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Join our Group Retreat on 24-28 Dec 2018 and 11-15 March 2019
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“5 Day Mountain Retreat”
Together with a friend, I decided to do the 5 days mountain retreat at the end of our Indonesian experience. This turned out to be a great decision. The mountain region surrounding Munduk was unlike anything I had ever seen before: such beautiful nature which you can enjoy without all the tourist you find in the south of Bali. For us, it was the first time taking tai chi lessons and Dave perfectly adjusted his lessons to our beginners-level. Next to the teaching, Dave is a great guy and I really enjoyed spending time together. I’ll definitely come back to Bali to visit this beautiful region and meet Dave again.
Karlijn (Netherlands) – Jan 2017
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“Taichi & Qigong Workshop”
I do a lot of yoga and have wanted for some time to find out more about martial arts and especially Tai Chi and Qi Gong healing. Read a little and did a couple of taster sessions but did not feel much the wiser. Dave’s teachings met all my expectations – really clear explanations and definitions, and lots of practical exercises to get a feel for how it works. Tons of content, and brochure plus free PDF shared to help us remember and for further study. Felt the Qi. Would love to study further with Dave again. Highly recommended.
Paris Traveller17 (France) – Dec 2016
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5 Day Mountain Retreat

5 Days 4 Nights Tai Chi & Qi Gong Retreat
Hotel Accommodation & Breakfast
Mountain Walks through Tropical Rain Forest
Hot Springs Waterfalls Lakes Canoeing
8 Tai Chi & Qigong classes
with British Tai Chi instructor Dave West
175 page Ebook PDF & Video
Transport Service Pick-up & Drop-off
at Bintang Supermarket Ubud.

USD 900
1 person with private room

USD 1200
2 people sharing 1 room

Advanced payment required
Paypal Account, Credit or Debit Card
Lunch & Dinner not included
Pick up & Drop-off at Bintang Supermarket Ubud
See below for Terms & Conditions

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The 5 Day Mountain Retreat is designed for those who wish to experience the deep-rooted healing power of nature. You will stay at 800m near the secluded forest village of Munduk in North Bali. The retreat includes 1 to 2 hours morning walks (optional) on Trek 1 to 6 (See Map below). Short easy treks are also available for less able walkers. At selected natural beauty spots along the trek you will practice Tai Chi and Qigong and absorb the abundant qi of nature with meditation, exercise, breathing, body alignment and positive thinking. This retreat is suitable for beginner to advanced students of Tai Chi and Qigong and those who simply want to relax, learn Tai Chi and Qigong, and enjoy nature. Beginners are welcome to join as all the basic concepts are reviewed and practiced, and focus on developing your relationship with universal energy and the Tao – the way of health and harmony with nature.

Throughout the retreat we practise mind-body relaxation and mindfulness with the 3 principles of Yin and Yang, and the 5 Building Blocks of the Energetic Body. Retreat topics include Tao philosophy for living in health and harmony with nature, Tai Chi and Qigong sets for balancing your qi flow with moving meditation, pushing hands, qi massage of meridians and acupoints, and sitting, standing and moving meditations. During the retreat a natural force field develops within you that recharges your whole being with positive energy, vitality and inner peace, and inspires you to develop a daily practice and holistic lifestyle that creates positive changes in all aspects of your life. The health benefits, mental relaxation and spiritual strength accumulated on this retreat can last for several months, and is a great inspiration to keep up your daily Tai Chi practice and holistic lifestyle.

Retreat Details

Practice Tai Chi and Qigong at lakes and waterfalls, deep in the foothills and volcanic rain forest of north Bali and experience the healing power of nature. Includes 5 days 4 nights hotel accommodation, hot springs, canoeing, 3 short treks and 8 Tai Chi and Qigong classes all in the cool mountain air of the great outdoors. The retreat schedule, treks and hotel may change according to availability, dry/rainy season, and closure of national parks and private property. We always do our best to offer you the best option available.
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YOUR INSTRUCTOR & GUIDE Experienced instructor and long time resident in Bali Dave West guides you through the Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes and mountain treks, which he can modify for all ages and levels. Dave has been teaching Yang style Tai Chi Chuan and Qi Gong for over 10 years, and Sivananda Yoga for over 20 years. He specializes in sitting, standing and moving meditation, focusing the mind and breath to lead the qi, relaxing and balancing the body, mind and spirit. After consulting with modern and traditional masters, Dave believes his programs are easy to learn, bring rapid results, and are well-suited for people at different levels of health and fitness. Regular practice can energize your body, relax your mind, awaken your inner guru through conscious movement and energy interpretation, and lead to a more mindful and balanced lifestyle in harmony with the Tao. Dave lives, teaches and surfs in Bali.

MEETING POINT is at 9.00am on the first day of the retreat at:
BINTANG SUPERMARKET Jalan Raya Sanggingan No.45, Sayan, Ubud, Bali – see Google Map

Ask your hotel to call you a Bluebird Taxi. Please be on time so we can get into the mountains as soon as possible. First stop is at the Hot Springs to purify our energy and prepare for the 5 day retreat (bring swimwear & traveling towel). Second stop is to receive a blessing from the Holy Man and permission from the Gods to enter the sacred mountain region. Then its a short drive to the hotel to check-in and relax in the cool mountain air. There will also be a lunch stop along the way, and fantastic views and sights to break up the journey, so bring your camera for some great panoramic shots of Bali’s volcanoes, rainforests, lakes and waterfalls.
RETREAT COURSE BOOK & VIDEOS are included in the Retreat Price consisting of 1 pdf and 3 mp4’s to support topics discussed in class, and advanced philosophy and theory for further study at home.
MOUNTAIN TREKS take you through tropical rainforest and mountain paths to rivers, hot springs, lakes and waterfalls. The Mountain Retreat offers 1 to 2 hours walking on Trek 1 to 6 (See Map above). Short easy treks are also available for less able walkers. Walking in nature not only revitalizes the body and refreshes the mind, but also conditions the legs for Tai Chi.
Temperature: 15-25°C
Rainfall: High (Oct-Mar)
Humidity: High (Oct-Mar)
THE HOTEL is located 2 hours west of Ubud, and 3 hours north of Ngurah Rai International Airport. You will be staying near the village of Munduk at an altitude of 800 meters. The local Balinese call these rooms ‘cottage style’ but it is closer to what Westerners would call a mountain cabin (2-3 star) warm & dry cosy rooms with comfortable clean white bedsheets & a nice hot shower & towels. Hotel accommodation offers a combination of modern comforts, friendly service, scenic views of mountain, coffee, clove and cocoa plantations. Also included in the retreat price is Wifi, drinking water and breakfast.
THE HOTEL RESTAURANT offers a choice of Indonesian, Balinese and Chinese cuisine at reasonable prices, mostly non-vegetarian. Upon arrival special meal requests may be given to the Hotel Manager and are subject to availability.
BREAKFAST Every morning a hearty mountain breakfast is provided by the Hotel which is included in the Retreat Price.
LUNCH & DINNER are not included in the Retreat Price and will be charged in addition at menu price by the hotel upon departure. You will need to bring enough money for 2 meals/day (USD15-20/day). Hotel Restaurant prices are inexpensive and the food is delicious. Several other inexpensive restaurants are located nearby in the village just down the road.
INTERNET Wifi username and password are available on request at the Hotel Reception. The signal is available in the rooms but usually strongest in the restaurant.
WHAT TO BRING Sports Shoes – Comfortable Clothes – Light Raincoat – Light Long Trousers for trekking – Light Long Sleeve Sweater for cooler evenings – Swimwear & Traveling Towel – Flashlight – Smiles
WHAT NOT TO BRING You are encouraged to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and the relaxing healing power of the great outdoors. For deep healing its recommended to take a break from smartphones, laptops and TV. But its your retreat so bring what you like. Relax and Enjoy!

Eco Morality Agreement

The following agreement is a requirement for everyone attending Tai Chi Bali classes and retreats:

To protect and preserve the natural world
To take all your rubbish back to the hotel
To cultivate moral character, civilization and manners
To develop unity and modesty through correct guiding thoughts
To work hard to develop your skills
To refrain from taking intoxicating substances
To refrain from sexual misconduct
To be truthful, friendly and opened hearted to all

Terms & Conditions

* Please read carefully before making your payment.
* Making your payment means you agree to all terms and conditions herein.
* Tai Chi Bali is a fully licensed company offering professional education and guidance in our field of expertise.
* As a student at our centre please conduct yourself in a professional manner.
* As a visitor to Bali please respect the local culture and traditions.
* Tai Chi Bali hope you have a safe and enjoyable experience in Bali. We strongly advise that you obtain full visitor information from your Indonesian Consulate before departure from your country of residence regarding your stay in Indonesia, i.e. travel documents, tourist visa, length of stay, vaccinations, etc.
* Tai Chi Bali strongly advise that you purchase adequate travel/medical insurance before departure from your country of residence.
* Tai Chi Bali is not liable for any injury, illness, accident, delay, cancellation, loss or damage of valuables, or other unscheduled events or changes before, during or after your course.
* Transport and accommodation are included in the Retreat Price.
* Breakfast is provided by the hotel which is included in the Retreat Price.
* Lunch and dinner are not included in the Retreat Price and will be charged in addition at menu price by the hotel upon departure.
* All courses require advanced booking and advanced payment with Paypal.
* Your booking is confirmed as soon as we receive your payment.
* If you cancel your course for any reason at least 7 days before the start date we will reschedule or send you a 50% refund via Paypal. You can reschedule only one time and your new rescheduled date must be no later than 6 months from the original course date.
* If you cancel your course for any reason after 7 days before the start date there is no reschedule and no refund.
* If Tai Chi Bali cancel your course for any reason we will reschedule or send you a full refund via PayPal. Your new rescheduled date must be no later than 6 months from the original course date.