A Day at the Whidbey Island Tai Chi Training

This training serves students with differing levels of tai chi experience. Because of this, two tracks are offered. Within each track there will be a range of classes to meet the individual needs of each person. Most classes are small, with 5-15 students. Time in The Art classes are taught by our senior teachers and they are for everyone. The schedule is fine-tuned after we have received all the registrations and know what classes are needed.

Many students start their day outside with a half hour of silent tai chi practice, led by an instructor, before breakfast. Between breakfast and lunch all students are engaged in classes. The late afternoon offers time for rest, walking in the woods, or venturing out to a local lake for a swim. Evenings bring a fun group activity, such as ballroom dancing or live music as well as time to play outside or socialize.

The Whidbey Institute provides sleeping accommodations in cabins and Farmhouse bedrooms, as well as a meadow for camping. There is a full meal plan offered and a kitchen available in the Farmhouse for people who want or need to prepare their own meals. We do encourage everyone to participate in the meal plan to some degree as meals are a wonderful time to gather together, get to know new people, and connect with friends. Plus, the food is fantastic! The kitchen staff is expert at accommodating special food needs, just let us know in advance.

Whidbey 2020 Summer Training Tentative Daily Schedule


Track 1

  7:15 –   7:45           Morning Tai Chi Rounds

  7:45 –   9:00      BREAKFAST

  9:00 – 10:00           Tai Chi Classes (Beginning through advanced)

10:15 – 11:15           Time in the Art 

11:15 – 11:30       Tea break

11:30 – 12:30           Classes

12:30 –   1:30      LUNCH

  1:45 –   2:45            Tai chi Classes continued

   3:00 –  5:30            Rest and Recreation          

   5:45 –  7:15      DINNER

   7:15 –  8:45            Evening Entertainment
   8:45 –  9:00            Practice Tai Chi rounds

Track 2

  6:00 –   7:45            Advanced Push Hands     

  7:45 –   9:00      BREAKFAST

   9:00 -10:00            Tai Chi Classes

10:15 – 11:15            Time in the Art / Push Hands Seminar

11:15 – 11:30      Tea break

11:30 – 12:30            Form classes

12:30  –  1:30      LUNCH

  1:45  –  2:45            Form Classes

  3:00  –  4:00            Sword Form or Fencing

  4:00  –  4:15      Tea 

  4:15  –  5:45            Rest / recreation

  5:45  –  7:15       DINNER

   7:15 –  8:45            Evening entertainment     
   8:45 – 9:00             Practice Tai Chi rounds



Learn Tai Chi Chuan in Seattle's  Wallingford and Queen Anne neighborhoods.


(206) 298-9376


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