Attend week-long intensive seminars to experience this ideal setting for training and attain higher levels of skill and understanding. The popular topics of Qigong, Taijiquan, Taiji Partner Drills, and Taiji Applications are offered under the direct instruction of Dr. Yang. There are no prerequisites for any seminar! Students with all levels of experience, any background, and any style are welcome to attend.
Lodging availability is limited, which ensures smaller groups and a better quality of learning and interaction. Interested participants should contact us as soon as possible for reservations. Discounts are available for YMAA Students.
2020 seminars will run from July 10th - August 21th.
2020 SEMINAR TOPICS
JULY 10-17, 2020
QIGONG-3 (HARD QIGONG: HARD WHITE CRANE, TIGER CLAW, IRON SHIRT)
Hard Qigong focuses on conditioning the physical body including bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and internal organs. Its foundation is Muscle/Tendon changing.
JULY 17-24, 2020
QIGONG-4 (SOFT QIGONG: SOFT WHITE CRANE, TAIJI QIGONG)
Soft Qigong focuses on both Qi circulation and physical conditioning, especially the joints. White Crane and Taiji Qigong are two typical soft Qigong that approach the body and Qi's conditiong from two different angles.
JULY 24-31, 2020
DAO DE JING AND QIGONG (THEORY AND PRACTICE)
Lao Zi's Dao De Jing is the root of Embryonic Breathing Meditation. Those chapters related to this Qigong will be discussed and practiced.
JULY 31 - AUGUST 7, 2020
Yang-Style Long Form - The essentials to Taijiquan practice.
Taiji Staff - Taiji long weapon basics that enable a practitioner to train the concepts and feeling of the barehand form to a long weapon.
AUGUST 7-14, 2020
TAIJI PUSHING HANDS or TAIJI FIGHTING SET
Pushing Hands for all levels - Improving center, stability, body structure, and mind. Includes Yin-Yang Symbol Sticking Hands (Silk Reeling).
Taiji Fighting Set for intermediate to advanced practitioners, a choreographed 2-person set that thoroughly explores applications and Taijiquan principles.
AUGUST 14-21, 2020
TAIJIQUAN MARTIAL APPLICATIONS (MARTIAL APPLICATION OF TAIJIQUAN 37 POSTURES)
Martail applications of Taijiquan 37 postures wil be applied into pushing hands (including kicking, punching, wrestling, and Chin Na.)
Meditation (Embryonic Breathing) Lecture and Practice: Free for all interested participants
Sightseeing Days: Redwood Forest ($10), Beach ($20)
· Wifi available (limited bandwidth & slow speed). Donations accepted.
· Sauna available. Donations accepted.
· Meals: No special meals are available. No personal cooking or camp cooking are allowed. The kitchen will be occupied.
· Lodging: Calculated separately based on selection.
The Retreat Center has several lodging options ranging from guest rooms with private bathroom (suite), guest rooms with 2 or 3 beds, cabin rooms with 2 beds, cabin floor or camping.
Note that each lodging option must be shared with other seminar participants (as few as 2 people per guest room, or as many as 8 people on the cabin floor). If you have specific lodging requests or questions, please let us know.
Due to the high demand, limited spaces, and preparations involved, the refund rates are as follows: