SEVEN MOUNTAINS DAOIST ARTS RETREAT PROGRAMS
When you are ready, Xia offers private forest & casual retreats in the Appalachian Mountains of Central Pennsylvania, USA in the summer, & Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico in the winters.
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
- Practical weapons 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 $350
- 2 DAYS $675
- 3 DAYS $975
- 4 DAYS $1,300
- 5 DAYS $1,600
- 6 DAYS $1,800
- 7 DAYS $1,800 (1 DAY FREE)
School Owners & Instructors must pay the vocational fee of 2.5x the listed price for all training.
IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU ENROLL ANY APPLICABLE VIDEO CURRICULUMS BEFORE COMMITTING TO A RETREAT. No one should show up and not get the most training from their dollar. Xia will adjust and enhance what you know. So the further along you are, the more you will accomplish on your retreat.
NOTE: In different season, there will be different lodging availabilities in each area. In the US, 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.
In Mexico, various locations are available for retreat. Generally, individuals will attend in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Those looking for a tropical/beach destination will be encouraged to organize their trip in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle or in the vicinity of Puerto Vallarta. Private beach retreats will cost extra due to travel arrangements at this time.
If Xia cancels for any reason, your money will be refunded in its entirety. If the attendee cancels 1-month or more in advance, there is a $50/day of cancelation fee for a refund or free rescheduling. If there is less than a month of notice for a cancelation, there are no refunds and all payments will be towards a rescheduled date in the future, with no penalties. If the attendee cancels or reschedules with less than 2 weeks of notice, there are no refunds, and a $50/day adjustment fee. If the attendee does not wish to reschedule, the deposit is forfeited. Any last minute issues will be addressed as they arise.
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