Tai Chi Chuan Retreat


Tai Chi Chuan Retreat is the art of mindful exercise in the mountains, with moving meditations based on relaxing martial arts movements that balance yin and yang in your body, improve strength and vitality, speed up recovery from illness, promoting deep healing and inner peace. This mystical form of energy meditation is based on Tao philosophy – the ancient Chinese way of health and harmony with nature to prevent many diseases.
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Forest Qi Gong Retreat


Forest Qi Gong Retreat is a nature-inspired mind-body health practice based on the healing power of nature, combining gentle stretches with flowing movements of animals, birds, trees and rivers, and energy breathing meditations that embody all elements of the forest and mountains. These holistic, nature-centered exercises reconnect you with the qi of nature, awaken your inner guru, energize the life force within you, calming your mind and revitalizing your whole being.
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Forest Therapy Retreat


Forest Therapy Retreat also known as Forest Bathing (Shinrin-Yoku) is simply being in the forest surrounded by natural mountain beauty, slowing down and relaxing unburdened by expectations. As you observe the present moment with renewed awareness you feel the essence of nature filling your heart and soul, enhanced sensory experiences refresh your mind and body, rediscovering your oneness with the spirit of nature and your rightful place in the world around you.
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02 to 06 March 2020 – 5 DAY MOUNTAIN RETREAT
Tai Chi For Beginners – USD 950

09 to 13 March 2020 – 5 DAY MOUNTAIN RETREAT
Tai Chi For Beginners – USD 950

16 March to 10 April 2020 – 4 WEEK MOUNTAIN RETREAT
Tai Chi 24 Forms Certification Course – USD 4000

13 to 17 April 2020 – 5 DAY MOUNTAIN RETREAT
Tai Chi For Beginners – USD 950

18 to 24 April 2020 – 7 DAY MOUNTAIN RETREAT
Qi Gong Foundation Course – USD 1350

27 April to 01 May 2020 – 5 DAY MOUNTAIN RETREAT
Forest Qi Gong for Beginners – USD 950

27 June to 04 July 2020 – 8 DAY MOUNTAIN RETREAT
Forest Qi Gong & Reiki – USD 1400

05 to 11 July 2020 7 DAY MOUNTAIN RETREAT
Qi Gong for the Over 60’s – USD 1350


* If you can’t make these scheduled dates send us an email
with any dates that work for you and we will create a
Tai Chi, Qi Gong or Forest Therapy Retreat on your dates.
Advanced booking required.

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5 Day Mountain Retreat

5 Days 4 Nights Tai Chi & Qi Gong Retreat
3 Star Hotel Accommodation & Breakfast
5 Forest Walks in the Mountains to
Hot Springs Waterfalls Lakes Canoeing
8 Classes – Tai Chi, Qi Gong or Forest Therapy
With British instructor & guide Dave West
Group Classes max. 6 people
Includes PDF Ebook & MP4 Video
Transport Service – Pick up 9am & Drop-off 4pm
At Bintang Supermarket Ubud


1 person in private room
USD 950

2 people double room
USD 1350

Advanced payment required
Paypal or Bank Transfer
Lunch & Dinner not included
See below for Terms & Conditions

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7 Day Mountain Retreat

7 days / 6 nights
Group classes max. 6 people
12 Classes Taichi Qigong or Forest Therapy
7 Forest Walks in the Mountains
Hot Springs Waterfalls Lakes Canoeing
Email your preferred dates
1 person private room
USD 1350

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7 Day Mountain Retreat

7 days / 6 nights
Group classes max. 6 people
12 Classes Taichi Qigong or Forest Therapy
7 Forest Walks in the Mountains
Hot Springs Waterfalls Lakes Canoeing
Email your preferred dates
2 people sharing double room
USD 1900



10 Day Mountain Retreat

10 days / 9 nights
Group classes max. 6 people
18 Classes Taichi Qigong or Forest Therapy
10 Forest Walks in the Mountains
Hot Springs Waterfalls Lakes Canoeing
Email your preferred dates
1 person private room
USD 1900

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10 Day Mountain Retreat

10 days / 9 nights
Group classes max. 6 people
18 Classes Taichi Qigong or Forest Therapy
10 Forest Walks in the Mountains
Hot Springs Waterfalls Lakes Canoeing
Email your preferred dates
2 people sharing double room
USD 2700



* Exclusive Retreat

Any length of days / nights
Private classes max. 1 person
All classes 1-to-1 with the teacher
Forest Walks in the Mountains
Hot Springs Waterfalls Lakes Canoeing
Email your preferred dates
1 person private room
USD 400 per day
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* Exclusive Retreat

Any length of days / nights
Private Classes max. 2 people
All classes 2-to-1 with the teacher
Forest Walks in the Mountains
Hot Springs Waterfalls Lakes Canoeing
Email your preferred dates
2 people sharing double room
USD 600 per day
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Practice Tai Chi and Qi Gong at lakes and waterfalls and experience the healing power of nature. Includes 3 star hotel accommodation set in beautiful gardens of coffee and cloves, rerlaxing walks through gorgeous mountain scenery, healing hot springs, canoeing across Lake Tamblingan, and Tai Chi and Qi Gong training with instructor Dave West all in the cool mountain air of the great outdoors. 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.




You will stay at 800m near the secluded forest village of Munduk, deep in the bamboo foothills of 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 Qi Gong and absorb the abundant qi of nature with meditation, exercise, breathing, body alignment and positive thinking. 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.


This retreat is suitable for beginner to advanced students and those who simply want to relax, learn Tai Chi and Qi Gong, and enjoy nature. The health benefits, mental relaxation and spiritual strength accumulated on this retreat can last for several weeks, and is a great inspiration to keep up your daily practice and holistic lifestyle. Retreat topics include sitting, standing and moving meditations, and Tao philosophy for living in health and harmony with nature. You will learn Tai Chi and Qi Gong sets for balancing your qi flow with moving meditation, mind-body relaxation and mindfulness. Theory includes the 3 principles of Yin and Yang, the 5 Fundamentals of Qi Circulation, and the 10 Principles of Yang Chengfu.The retreat schedule below may change according to rain/dry season.















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 these 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
The 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
PDFs & MP4s are included in the Retreat Price to support topics discussed in class, and includes advanced philosophy and theory for further study at home.
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MOUNTAIN TREKS
Mountain Treks take you through tropical rain forest 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. 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.
CLIMATE AT THE MOUNTAIN RETREAT

THE HOTEL
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. Hotel accommodation offers a combination of modern comforts, friendly service, scenic views of mountain, coffee, clove and cocoa plantations. The local Balinese call these rooms ‘cottages’ but it is closer to what Westerners would call a mountain cabin (3 stars) warm & dry cosy rooms with comfortable clean white bedsheets & a nice hot shower & towels. Also included with the room is free wifi, tea & coffee, drinking water & breakfast.
THE HOTEL RESTAURANT
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
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
Comfortable Clothes for tropical climate
Sports Shoes
Light Long Trousers (for jungle walks)
Light Long Sleeve Sweater (for cooler evenings)
Light Raincoat (for rainy season Oct to March)
Swimwear & Travel Towel (earplugs if needed)
Water bottle (refill your drinking water in the lobby)
Aromatherapy Mosquito Repellent (for rainy season Oct to March)
Flashlight
WHAT NOT TO BRING
You are encouraged to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and refresh your whole being with mountain qi. For deep healing its recommended to take a break from smartphones, laptops and TV. But its your retreat so bring what you like. Most important is that you relax and enjoy yourself!

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Tai Chi Bali is a fully licensed company offering professional education and guidance in our field of expertise. Making your payment means you have agreed to all terms & conditions herein.
TRAVELING IN BALI
As a visitor to Bali please respect the local culture and traditions.
As a student at our centre please conduct yourself in a professional manner.
Mobile phones, smoking and alcohol are not permitted during classes.
Narcotics are illegal in Indonesia and are not permitted for the full duration of the retreat.
Tai Chi Bali recommend 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, travel/medical insurance.

PAYMENT
All courses require advanced payment at least 60 days before your booking date.
We accept payment by Bank Transfer or Paypal.
We do not reserve dates. Your booking is confirmed as soon as we receive your payment.
CANCELLATION
Tai Chi Bali is not liable for any injury, illness, delay, cancellation, loss, damage, or other changes before, during or after your course.
Cancellation for any reason before the start date is subject to a 50% cancellation fee.
Cancellation for any reason after the start date is subject to a 100% cancellation fee.
If Tai Chi Bali cancel for any reason we will send you a full refund via PayPal.
SCHEDULE
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.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Protect and preserve the natural world
Respect the local culture and tradition
Take all your rubbish back to the hotel
Practice together in friendship and harmony
Work hard to improve your skills
Cultivate unity, wisdom and compassion