Retreats – UK

How We Do Tai Chi Retreats

Our UK summer camps are set in beautiful corners of the English countryside with atmospheric training spaces just a couple of hours away from London. Taking place over a long weekend, there’s intensive Tai Chi training, as well as time to wander around and soak up the surroundings. With a campfire one night, and Tai Chi Philosophy talk on the other, it’s a good way to slow down, recharge, and connect with interesting people. Here are some testimonials from summer camps over the years:

“[Highlights included] learning something new from someone that it is both knowledgeable and passionate about the subject. Food was great, and the atmosphere was relaxed. I laughed a lot, discovered two great new teas and became almost proficient in the art of roasting marshmallows.” V.P. 2017

“When out there in those woods under those immense trees time just evaporated… classes seemed to fly past in an instant – every moment of them pure joy, energy, contentment, deep stillness.” M.K. 2019

“It helped cement my belief that Tai Chi is a practise that will cement my general wellbeing and recovery from ill health. My confidence has benefitted greatlty and my sense of possibilities expanded enormously. I can see and feel that the retreat strengthened muscles I did not know I had!” N.M. 2019 

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Summer Camp 2020

Summer Camp this year will take place from June 26th to 28th at Redfield Farm in Milton Keynes. We will be studying the 13 Principles Wudang Tai Chi; a basic Tai Chi form that teaches you how to move according to the Tai Chi principles. The talk will be on the Tai Chi classics, a short treatise written in the 13th Century by Zhang San Feng, the creator of Tai Chi, which Lucia will retranslate and present according to her own understanding.

This retreat is suitable for complete beginners as well as experienced practitioners, who will get individual commentary suited to their level. Lessons will be two hours long with a short break in the middle, and will take place Friday afternoon, Saturday morning and afternoon, and Sunday morning. The cost of the retreat is £275 including food and accommodation, students will either be in basic single bedrooms or more luxurious rooms sharing with one other person. There are a maximum of 10 spaces on the retreat, and as of March 2020, three of these are left. All are welcome, if you would like to know more please get in touch using the button.