Tai chi. From movie heroes in Hollywood kung fu flicks to middle-aged men in the narrow homely alleys of China, it seems everyone knows a move or two from this ancient martial art.
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Tai chi, which has deep ties with the Chinese philosophy of Taoism, is all about overcoming firmness through gentleness and taming the fast with the slow. To those on the outside, this martial art has always been profound, and in a sense, unfathomable.
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Want to unlock the mysteries of this ancient martial art? We’re excited to offer That’s Shanghai and Urban Family readers an unbeatable deal on a two-day tai chi and Taoist meditation mountain retreat! Take a step away from the city with this relaxing excursion, which takes place October 26-27, 2019.
You’ll learn all about China’s “gentlest martial art” atop Tiantai Mountain in Zhejiang province during this weekend excursion.
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On this two-day/one-night itinerary, you’ll learn the fundamental movements of tai chi and secrets of the qi gong breathing technique, all while taking in stunning open-air horizon views from the mountain terrace platform 400 meters above ground.
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You’ll wear traditional robes as a grandmaster trains you on how to perform the seemingly gentle, slow and agile movements of tai chi, which in actuality contain substantial power.
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Later, you’ll hike up the mountain ridges and valleys to explore a camp hidden in the hills. It is here that you’ll discover the birthplace of a famous compendium of wu gong kung fu techniques!
Following a day of trekking through the mountains, you’ll enjoy a tasty BBQ feast with all the new friends you’ll meet along the way. Afterwards, enjoy card and board games under the dazzling mountain night sky.
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For accomodations, you can choose between staying at a nearby home-inn or camping in a tent. Adventurous travelers who choose the latter option can bring their own tent along or rent one from the tour operator.
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Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn the ins and outs of tai chi and Taoist meditation. Read on for details...
What: 2-Day Tai Chi & Taoist Meditation Mountain Retreat
Dates: October 26-27, 2019
Price: RMB1,060 per person (bring your own tent), RMB1,110 per person (rent a tent) or RMB1,180 (home-inn stay)
You can get your tickets now through our e-ticketing site or by scanning the QR code below. But hurry, because spots are limited!
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