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8 Days Tai Chi Retreat in Ionian Islands, Greece

Tai Chi Martial Arts Camp Greece

Join Irini Papamitsaki in a summer retreat to deepen your Taic Chi and Qigong practice while enjoying the beauty and lush Mediterranean climate of Corfu island. The beautiful and peaceful environment of the Ralli Retreat is ideal, as it provides the perfect atmosphere for the deepening into the practice, so that kindness towards the Self, others, and the environment are cultivated in depth. The seminar is open to beginners as well as advanced practitioners.

Highlights

  • Daily Taichi and QiGong practice
  • Open air sessions in beautiful location
  • Training with experienced Tai Chi instructor
  • Basic steps of the small circle Yang style
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and drinking water
  • Daily breakfast and light lunch
  • 6 nights accommodation

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English

Airport transfer available:
Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport (US$46 per person)

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Accommodation

The house is set on a hilltop with marvelous views of both the sunrise as well as the sun set. It takes advantage of its beautiful setting through generous use of large glass sliding doors. The spacious living room and dining room open into a broad covered terrace facing the sea, the hills, trees, and overlooking the swimming pool.

Fragrant ornamental flowers including jasmine, bougainvillea, and jacaranda surround the house. Each bedroom has a private terrace for direct access to the gardens. Built in 1983, out of top quality materials the house has all modern systems including central heating and is ideal for year round use. All the rooms are available for two people and can be booked for a single occupancy by paying the double occupancy price, you may choose from the following room types:

Alpha room

The room comes with private bath and shower, views of the garden and sea, a wardrobe, and a terrace.

Lamda room

The room comes with a garden view, a private bathroom, a terrace, and a private entrance.

Sigma room

The room comes with a garden view, a private bathroom, fireplace, a terrace, and a private entrance.

Omega room

The room too has a garden view, terrace, a private bath and shower, a wardrobe, and a private entrance.

Program

The purpose of this week-long summer seminar is deepening the practice of Taichi. We will be practicing Qi Gong and the basic steps of the small circle Yang style.

The repetition of the exercises lead to:

  • A peaceful mind
  • A joyful heart
  • A lightweight body

Instructors

Irini Papamitsaki
Irini Papamitsaki has been practicing Taichi for the past 30 years and teaching it since 1999. She was a student of Petros Kouropoulos from 1985 to 2006.

Location

This retreat will take place at Ralli Retreat, Corfu, Greece. The spacious house is set among rolling hills thick with olive groves and cypress trees. Its grounds of 100,000 square meters (about 25 acres) are also cultivated with over 400 trees including olives, oranges, lemons, cherries, and figs. While offering exceptional privacy due to its size and location the estate is only a five-minute drive from nearby beaches and 20 kilometers from the capital town of Corfu with its international airport.

The beautiful and peaceful environment of the Ralli Retreat provides the perfect atmosphere for the deepening of the practice, so that kindness towards the self, others, and the environment are cultivated in depth.

Nearby places

  • Beach, 4 kilometers
  • Corfu International Airport (CFU), 15 kilometers
  • Local taverna, 2 kilometers
  • Supermarket, 1.5 kilometers

Food

You will be served daily breakfast and a light lunch during the duration of your retreat. Complimentary water will also be offered. All the food is prepared with fresh ingredients, either grown on the island or locally sourced. Please let the organizers know if you have any special dietary requirements, and they will accommodate it accordingly.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Create artwork with art cupboard available at the venue or get your own supplies
  • Explore the beaches and water sports
  • Go for a walk in beautiful natural surroundings
  • Meditate under the shade of trees
  • Relax by the pool and enjoy a sunny afternoon
  • Take a tour of the island of Corfu
  • Visit Achileion, old Peritheia, Korission lake, and Saltworks

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and light lunch
  • Daily practice of Tai Chi and Qi Gong
  • Exploring postures, steps, and movements throughout the small yang form
  • Free Wi-Fi and complimentary water

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Additional meals and drinks
  • Personal excursions and expenses

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Corfu International Airport (CFU).

Taxi is 40 EUR each way for one to four people and minibus is 60 EUR for four to eight people. Ralli Retreat needs the full flight number, arrival time, and departure airport then the driver is waiting with a sign with their name and Ralli on at the barrier for them. The price is per vehicle and per way.

Airport: Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport Airport transfer available: Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport (US$46 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 non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 56 days before arrival.
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