Mountain Retreat

Tai Chi & Qi Gong Retreats in Bali

Practice Tai Chi & Qi Gong at Lakes Waterfalls & Hot Springs in Hidden Valleys & Secluded Mountain Forests

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Tai Chi Mountain Retreat

Practice Tai Chi at lakes, waterfalls and healing hot springs and experience the healing power of nature. Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan is the art of mindful exercise, with moving meditations based on relaxing martial arts movements that balance yin and yang in your body, improve health and vitality, speed up recovery from illness, promoting deep healing and inner peace. The perfect retreat for relaxing walks in nature through bamboo forests and mountain streams to powerful Qi locations. Send us an email with your preferred dates. Contact us
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Qi Gong Mountain Retreat

Health Qi Gong is a nature-inspired mind-body 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 with natural healing energy. Send us an email with your preferred dates. Contact us

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Forest Therapy Mountain Retreat

Forest Therapy also known as Forest Bathing (Shinrin-Yoku) is a gentle meditative practice of connecting with nature. Simply being present with all your senses, in a forest or other natural place, can produce mental, emotional and physical benefits. Medical research shows that nature is medicine, and immersion in forests combined with specific relaxing activities has positive effects on immune and cardiovascular systems, stabilizing and improving mood,  promoting health and healing. Send us an email with your preferred dates. Contact us

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Tao Yoga Mountain Retreat

Tao Yoga is a relaxing style of Spiritual Qi Gong based on Chinese Taoism and Indian Yoga that originated in the Himalayas over 3000 years ago. The essential concept of Tao Yoga is that we are nourished by nature and guided by nature’s wisdom to maintain radiant health and live in harmony with our environment, leading to oneness with nature and enlightenment. Tao Yoga includes mind-body fitness in a daily self-renewal program based on the principles of Yin and Yang found in nature. Send us an email with your preferred dates. Contact us

Instructor – Dave West

Experienced instructor and long time resident in Bali Dave West has been teaching Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan and Health Qi Gong for over 10 years, and Sivananda Yoga for over 20 years. Before that Dave taught physical education, surfing and swimming at international schools, yoga centres and hotels in Bali and SE Asia. Since 2010 Dave has been teaching private courses and retreats at Tai Chi Bali Healing Arts Centre, specializing in sitting, standing and moving meditation, focusing the mind and breath to lead the Qi, relaxing and balancing the body and spirit. Dave developed these courses and retreats for people at different levels of health and fitness to experience the healing power of nature, with easy to learn classes that bring rapid results. Dave lives, teaches and surfs in Bali.

5 Day Mountain Retreat

1 person private room USD700

2 person sharing room USD1000

    • Beginner Level 10 Hours Short Course for Health & Relaxation
    • Tai Chi & Qi Gong Training in the Mountains of North Bali
    • 8 Group Classes with Instructor Dave West
    • Max. 6 people on Retreat
    • 5 Forest Walks in the Mountains
    • To Hot Springs Lakes & Waterfalls
    • 5 days/4 nights Accommodation w/Breakfast
    • Lunch & Dinner not included
    • Advanced payment required
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7 Day Mountain Retreat

1 person private room USD1000

2 person sharing room USD1400

  • Beginner to Advanced Level 20 Hours Certification Course
    Tai Chi & Qi Gong Training in the Mountains of North Bali
  • 12 Group Classes with Instructor Dave West
  • Max. 6 people on Retreat
  • 7 Forest Walks in the Mountains
  • To Hot Springs Lakes & Waterfalls
  • 7 days/6 nights Accommodation w/Breakfast
  • Lunch & Dinner not included
  • Advanced payment required
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21 Day Mountain Retreat

1 person private room USD3000

2 person sharing room USD4000

  • 100 Hours Instructor Level Certification Course
  • Tai Chi & Qi Gong Training in the Mountains of North Bali
  • Counts as 100 Hours of the Tai Chi & Qi Gong Teacher Training Course
  • 40 Group Classes with Instructor Dave West
  • Max. 6 people on Retreat
  • 21 Forest Walks in the Mountains
  • To Hot Springs Lakes & Waterfalls
  • 21 days/20 nights Accommodation w/Breakfast
  • Lunch & Dinner not included
  • Advanced payment required
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Your hotel is at 800m near the secluded mountain village of Munduk, deep in the bamboo rain forest of North Bali. Each day starts with Waterfall Meditation at 6.30am (optional). Breakfast is at 7.30am followed by 9.00am morning class, then get ready for your daily Forest Walk. At selected natural beauty spots along the way you can practice Tai Chi and Qi Gong and absorb the abundant Qi of nature with relaxing stretches, breathing exercises, and energy meditation.

During the retreat a natural force field develops within you that recharges your whole being with healing energy that promotes positive changes in all aspects of your life. 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 at home in health and harmony with nature.  

Retreat Details

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 the Hot Springs to purify your energy and prepare your mind and body for the retreat. (Have your swimwear and traveling towel handy).

Retreat 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.

  • 6.30am Waterfall Meditation (optional)
  • 7.30am Breakfast
  • 9.00am Tai Chi & Qi Gong Class
  • 11.00am Forest Walk
  • 1.00pm Lunch
  • 2.00pm Rest
  • 5.00pm Tai Chi & Qi Gong Class
  • 7.00pm Dinner

Retreat Topics

Tai Chi and Qi Gong have their roots in Tao philosophy and includes: Introduction to Taoist Healing Arts, Qi Gong Breathing Meditation, Qi Gong Energy Meditation, Qi Gong 8 Brocades, Qi Gong 5 Animals, Qi Gong 6 Healing Sounds, Forest Qi Gong, Forest Therapy, Tai Chi Walking Meditation, 4 Core Movements of Tai Chi, Yang Style Tai Chi 24 Forms and Tai Chi Pushing Hands. Theory includes 3 Principles of Yin and Yang, 5 Fundamentals of Qi Gong, and 10 Principles of Tai Chi Chuan. PDFs & MP4s are included in the Retreat Price to support topics taught in class, and includes advanced philosophy and theory for further study at home.

Mountain Climate

  • October to April – high rain fall – high humidity – 25-35’C
  • April to September – low rainfall – low humidity – 20-30’C

Forest Walks

Forest Walks take you through tropical rain forest and mountain paths to rivers, hot springs, lakes and waterfalls. The retreat offers 1 to 2 hours walking on Trek 1 to 6 (See Map below). Shorter walks are also available for less able walkers. At selected natural beauty spots along the way we practice Tai Chi and Qi Gong to nourish ourselves with the abundant Qi of nature using gentle stretches, breathing exercises, and energy meditation. Walking in nature not only revitalizes the body and refreshes the mind, but also conditions the legs for Tai Chi and Qi Gong.

Hotel Accommodation

Melanting Cottages is a very quite and spacious hotel surrounded by gardens,  forests and waterfalls. It is located 2 hours northwest of Ubud and 3 hours from the International Airport, 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 bed sheets & a nice hot shower & towels. Also included with the room is free wifi, tea & coffee, drinking water & breakfast.

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.

Hotel 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 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
  • Sports Shoes
  • Light Long Trousers
  • Light Long Sleeve Sweater
  • Light Raincoat
  • Swimwear & Travel Towel
  • Water bottle
  • Aromatherapy Mosquito Repellent
  • Flashlight

What Not To Bring

  • Narcotics are illegal in Indonesia and are not permitted on retreats and courses.
  • For deep healing its recommended to take a break from phones, laptops and TV.
  • If you do bring your phone or laptop on retreat then you must leave it in your room. Do not bring your phone or laptop to classes.
  • You are encouraged to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and refresh your whole being with mountain Qi.
  • Most important is that you relax and enjoy yourself!

Code of Conduct

  • Protect and preserve the natural world.
  • Respect the local culture and tradition..
  • Take all your rubbish back to your hotel.
  • Please arrive at least 5 minutes early for all classes and walks.
  • Smoking and alcohol are not permitted during classes.
  • Phones are not permitted in classes. Do not bring your phone to classes.
  • Practice together in friendship and harmony.
  • Work hard to improve your skills.
  • Cultivate unity, wisdom and compassion.
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