Week One (PH 4 and above) - Arrive Sunday after noon, July 20; check out 11 am Sunday, July 27.
Week Two (all beginning through advanced students) - Arrive Sunday after noon, July 27; check out 11 am Saturday morning, August 2.
The training ends on Friday afternoon, August 1. The End of Training party will be Friday evening. Breakfast on check our day is included in the meal plan. Check out is 11 am.
Accommodations will be assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis. The options for lodging include:
All beds, whether in a cabin, shared room, or private room are $500 for the week.
Camping in a tent is free (no camping vehicles please).
Whidbey Institute is about 90 minutes northwest of Seattle, WA, by car and ferry. Add 20 minutes if you are taking the shuttle from SEATAC International Airport to Whidbey Island.
Whidbey Institute is known for its excellent food, much of it organically grown in their own garden, all of it is prepared in-house by their expert staff.
The Full Meal Plan option includes three meals a day plus snacks at the morning and afternoon tea breaks. Prices and additional meal plan options are listed on the Registration Form.
Please see Registration Form for details.
Tuition is $800 per week. Meals and lodging are additional. The cost of various meals and lodging options are shown on the Registration Form.
Early Registration Discount: Register before April 1 by completing the Registration Form and making a deposit of $150 per week to receive a $75 per week discount.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received through June 15 will receive a full refund. Cancellations after June 15 will receive a refund less a $150 administration fee.
The area surrounding Whidbey provides a gorgeous natural setting with clean fresh air scented by tall evergreens around you. The weather is typically sunny and cool with a light breeze. The highs are likely to be in the mid 70’s during the day and low 60s at night (16 -23º C).
Dear Friends and Fellow T'ai Chi Enthusiasts,
We are tremendously excited to invite you to attend the Tai Chi Foundation’s 2014 US Summer Training on beautiful Whidbey Island near Seattle, Washington.
Our ongoing work is enlivening all levels of our curriculum, from beginning through the most advanced, with ever-increasing depth, clarity, and playfulness. As our understanding and embodiment click into place, working together has never been more rewarding!
The first week, from July 20 through July 27, is for advanced students and Apprentices who are studying Push Hands 4 and above. The second week, from July 27 through August 2, is for all students, from beginners through our most advanced.
General informationabout the food, travel, weather, and local vacation attractions are shown to the side and below on this page.
For more information or to register choose one of the following:
Over the past two summers, the people, food, venue and the weather at Whideby have been extraordinary, as you can see from this video clip by Karen Kohlhaas of our time together last summer. We hope that you will join us!
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With every good wish,
The food is superb -- expertly prepared from local, mostly organic, fresh-picked produce, meat, fish and eggs. End of July is a great time of year for local produce, berries, and fruit. No matter your special dietary needs, so long as you let us know in advance, Kirsten, the chef, will make sure you are fed with the love and goodness your own mom would want for you. Maybe even better. I cannot recommend her food highly enough.
Whidbey Institute offers very comfortable shared and small private rooms onsite in the Farmhouse, at Granny's house, three small, rustic cabins, and a beautiful meadow surrounded by tall evergreens for tent camping. (Please do not bring your camper van or trailer as they do not have a place for you to stay in them.)
What to Bring
The weather here in the summer is usually sunny, in the 70’s with a light breeze during the day. Nights typically cool off to the high 50s. There are places to hike and beaches a short drive away, however, the water is cold. Great for walking the beach or wading, but chilly for swimming. Based on that, I suggest you bring the basic necessities listed below:
Before or after the training, consider allowing time to explore some of the near-by national parks, such as the Olympic National Park, Mount Ranier, and the Butchart Gardens in Victoria, Canada, with their unparalleled beauty and diverse eco-systems. Bring your hiking shoes and camera!