A Day at the Whidbey Island Tai Chi Retreat

Having a few days to immerse ourselves in the study and practice of tai chi reminds us of our perfectly aware, peaceful self.  


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 include group activities, as well as time to play outside or socialize.


Classes will focus on relaxed, contemplative movement that replenishes the body, calms the mind, and refreshes the spirit - with a supportive, friendly community. Each class is tailored to the needs and stage of learning for students, according to where they are in their study of tai chi. The schedule is fine-tuned after we have received all the registrations and know what classes are needed.

You’ll enjoy privacy in a single room, cabin, or your own tent. Or bring a partner or household member and share a space. Retreats include delicious, nourishing meals from Chef Christyn Johnson, served with careful attention to health and safety standards.  The kitchen staff is expert at accommodating special food needs, just let us know in advance.This retreat is limited to those who have had a Covid vaccine and who can drive to the event (no airplane travel).

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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