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7 Days Martial Arts Camping Excursion in Maggie Valley, USA

Indigo Eagle Sanctuary, 548 Plot Balsam Road, Maggie Valley 28751, Haywood County, North Carolina, USA

Martial Arts Training USA

Have you been wanting to get in touch with nature, unplug from work and the busy life? Then this is the perfect retreat for you. If you are a martial artist or are on the track, this retreat will connect you with your international Kung Fu family. Prepare to meet extraordinary people that will share their experiences and love for the ancestral arts. This is a weekend for all level martial artists to come out, learn from each other, meet other martial artists, play together, build campfires, share word circles, and the option of a sweat lodge is available.

Meet the instructors

T. Ever, Lester, & Brian
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Highlights

  • Daily Tai Chi training
  • Qi Gong and Kung Fu daily training
  • Networking with other Martial Arts enthusiast
  • Seasoned instructors to lead the retreat
  • 2 daily vegetarian / vegan meals
  • 6 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 22
Airport transfer available:
Asheville Regional Airport (US$40 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
16:00

Your accommodation would be at Indigo Eagle Sanctuary. You can choose the following accommodation types:

Martial arts cabin

Grab a bed in a cabin - a logwood cabin is right next to the action. This cabin will be shared by four to six people, it contains two double beds and two single bunked beds. There is a furnace for inner heating and a deck with a gas stove and a tub.

Authentic native American teepee: rent a bed in the teepee

The location has a real native American style teepee. It is a little away from the camping group but it overlooks the entire valley. You'll wake up and see the sunrise from an eagle's viewpoint. It contains three single beds, and it has its own outside fireplace and outhouse.

Martial arts camping: set up your tent or hammock

You are invited to bring your own tent and enjoy a completely natural experience in this wonderful valley. This is real life camping, be prepared to live without common luxuries. Freshwater is abundant, however. Qi Alchemy Wellness will have a limited amount of tents to rent. This is a real-deal camping experience, so Qi Alchemy Wellness expect you to be experienced or ready for staying out in the woods.

They do have space designated for camping however, and it will be soft grassy land with plenty of space. You can also take your tent away from the practice area and be on your own deeper in the woods. Bring all necessary gear to ensure your own comfort.

Program

This week will be a week of being around highly trained, highly skilled martial artists as your peers. Bring your training gear, swords, staffs, bamboo sticks, and more. This is a weekend for all level martial artists to come out, learn from each other, meet other martial artists, play together, build campfires, share word circles, and the option of a sweat lodge is available.

This is a bonding experience to grow with new friends. Feel united with one another. Take the politics out of life for once and come together as brothers and sisters. Everyone will get an opportunity to share if they like. Every morning, you'll follow a different meditation practice or vote on the same one all week, the choice is up to you.

Wake up for morning meditation and Qi Gong practice, share a prepared breakfast, practice Kung Fu basics, grappling, light contact sparring or push hands, downtime to relax (enjoy a walk or read), lunch break, ending the stillness standing meditation and stance training, light stretching, and breathwork. Followed by dinner and campfire word circle.

Included excursions

  • Explore the valley with waterfalls and all

Instructors

T. Ever Pineda

Lester Holmes

Brian Ritter

Location

From mountain peak to valley low, Indigo Eagle Sanctuary includes gorgeous waterfalls, stone hopping creeks, crystal clear swimming holes, fresh spring water, mossy campgrounds, an available actual teepee on the top of the valley and cabin lodging in the valley. Indigo offers plant walks, primitive skills workshops, sweat lodges, drum circles, yoga classes, Reiki treatments, waterfall hikes, and a variety of ceremonies and retreats.

Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Maggie Valley, Indigo Eagle Sanctuary shares a border with Cherokee reservation land. Come visit pristine waterfalls, enjoy barefoot walks along the plush carpet of moss and become immersed in the sensory zen to sing you deep into the heart of nature.

Food

Brunch

  • Chia pudding, fruit salad, eggs and toast / French toast, and oatmeal

Dinner

  • Vegetable stew with quinoa, beans, squash and more
  • Salad with avocado, cabbage, and bread

Dessert

  • Coffee, tea, water, fruits, and marshmallows always available

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 2 healthy vegetarian / vegan meals a day
  • Cabin, camping space, or teepee
  • Daily Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and Kung Fu training
  • All-terrain ATV ride to the campground
  • Networking with other martial arts enthusiast
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Seasoned instructors to lead the retreat

What's not included

  • Camping gear (tents)
  • Transportation to and from the location (can be added upon arrangements)
  • Sweat lodge

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Asheville Regional Aiport (AVL). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. The second closest is Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP), it's two hours away.

Qi Alchemy Wellness will send a driver to the Asheville Aiport (AVL) for a small pick up fee, or you can use Uber or rent a car to the location. If you rent a car make sure it is a four-wheel drive. Jeeps are recommended.

Airport: Asheville Regional Airport Airport transfer available: Asheville Regional Airport (US$40 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 45 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.

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Arrival: Friday August 21, 2020
Departure: Thursday August 27, 2020

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