SEVEN MOUNTAINS DAOIST ARTS RETREAT PROGRAMS
When you are ready, Xia offers private forest & casual retreats in the Appalachian Mountains of Central Pennsylvania, USA. While the world is on pause, Xia extends an invitation to those that test covid negative (and self-isolate) for individual and small group training intensives for 3-7 days.
Each program is customized to the students attending, and will focus on Xia's progressive curriculums, depending on what your goals and training interests are. Program options range from Daoist martial & longevity arts, to wilderness survival training and camping skills. You can choose to adventure out into nature, or stay in town and training will be in easily accessible parks & natural areas.
When training with Xia, you will always receive the most detailed and in-depth lessons available. Understanding all the intrinsic principles of the art is the key to discovering the benefits and the skills associated with these practices. Whenever you sign up, Xia and you will discuss your goals, your interests, and your previous training. With these details, you will be sure to get the most quintessential practices for you to take home and practice.
In addition to the training, you will also receive access to Q&A with Xia on the Daoist Sword Arts forum. You are welcome to share videos of your practice with Xia for personal corrections and critiques (in regards to the material presented at the retreat).
Program suggestions include:
- Wudang classical martial arts training
- Daoist qigong, longevity, & wellness
- Daoist Wudang Taiyi swordsmanship
- Taiji Fencing training & instructor training
- Hike-and-train low impact training/sightseeing
- Camp-and-train, multi-night hiking & survival training
- Modern self-defense methods & combat training
- Basic weapon skill training (knives, firearms, etc.)
- Daoist studies with library access / guidance
- Meditation retreat programs (indoors or outdoors options)
5-HOURS OF LESSONS PER DAY, AMPLE DISCUSSION OPPORTUNITIES, & TIME FOR YOUR OWN PRACTICE
- 1 DAY $300
- 2 DAYS $550
- 3 DAYS $800
- 4 DAYS $1,050
- 5 DAYS $1,300
- 6 DAYS $1,500
- 7 DAYS $1,500 (1 DAY FREE)
NOTE: In different season, there will be different lodging availabilities in the area. Camping & hiking are always an available options (outside of bear and parts of deer hunting seasons). Spring through autumn offer camp ground options. Ask with DSA if you would like help arranging your lodging / stay.
Xia self-isolates for 2 weeks between all events & attendees. If an event must be canceled because of a lockdown, in the event of a teacher falling ill or unavailable, or if an attendee tests positive for covid-19, there will be a full refund offered (the test must be verified). If the student cancels for personal reasons, they will be credited for a rescheduling at a future date. If the student cancels with under a week of notice, there is a $150 USD cancelation fee, plus a $100 USD per additional fee for each additional day that was scheduled.