7 Day Tai Chi Vacation/Retreat in Pavones, Costa Rica

Tai Chi Vacation for Health and Self Defense

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Learn the original Chen style Tai Chi system in a pristine, tropical oceanfront setting, to reduce stress, reverse the aging process, cultivate vibrant health and wellbeing, and develop practical self defense skills.

Meet the instructors

Dr. Bob
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Highlights

  • Daily Chen style Tai Chi classes
  • All classes taught by Dr. Bob Bacher
  • Detailed instruction and explanation of Tai Chi principles and training methods
  • Courses individually designed based on your needs and fitness level
  • Ideal setting for total immersion in practice
  • 6 nights accommodations

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 6
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Accommodation

Check-out Time:
11:00

During your Tai Chi Vacation/Retreat you will be accommodated at Pavones Riviera. It is located just one-minute walk away from beaches, supermarkets, and restaurants. Pavones Rivera offers ocean, mountain, and awe-inspiring sunset views daily. You will wake up to the sounds of pounding surf and a symphony of birds and monkeys. Each private villa at Pavones Riviera accommodates up to four guests.

Program

One week Tai Chi Vacation Retreat includes two tai chi classes each morning and afternoon. 3 to 4 hours tai chi training daily

Typical Tai Chi class includes:

  • Standing meditation (Qigong), breathing, and loosening up exercises
  • Basic Tai Chi postures and techniques
  • Silk reeling, Tai Chi's continually spiraling whole body movements
  • Solo form training (learn the original Chen family Tai Chi solo routines with an emphasis on correct posture and movement and explanations of self-defense applications for each posture)
  • Push hands, a partner training exercise for testing and developing skills for self-defense
  • Tai Chi spinal stretch, a simple standing exercise to release tension and reverse and prevent back pain
  • Standing and sitting meditation

This is our standard one week package. When you like to add more tai chi classes, we can schedule up to 4 hours daily by appointment.

Instructors

Dr. Bob Bacher
Dr. Bob Bacher practices and teaches Tai Chi daily with the same enthusiasm and joy as he did the day he started in 1969. He travels worldwide offering workshops and retreats, sharing Tai Chi’s original principles and practice methods as he learned from 19th generation lineage Grandmaster Wang Xi’an. Dr. Bacher’s goals are simple: to always strive to achieve the highest level of skill in Tai Chi, to be the absolute best teacher that he can be, and to share the beauty and health-giving properties of Tai Chi with as many people as he can.

Location

The venue of this holiday will be located in beautiful Pavones, Costa Rica. Pavones is situated in the southern Pacific region of Costa Rica. Pavones combines rainforest, jungle, green mountains, uncrowded beaches, magnificent sunsets, and the turquoise warm waters of the ocean.

You will see scarlet macaws, toucans, dolphins, whales, giant sea turtles, monkeys, sloths, brilliant butterflies, and much more on a daily basis. Pavones is the perfect setting to completely relax and enjoy nature while you fully immerse your body, mind, and spirit in the practice of Tai Chi.

Nearby places

  • Beach - 1 minute
  • Restaurants - 1 minute
  • Supermarkets - 1 minute

Features

General

  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property
  • Patio

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

Food

Typical Costa Rican meals include rice and beans, salad, fried plantains, and your choice of vegetarian or nonvegetarian dishes. There are several supermarkets in Pavones and simple outdoor style restaurants where you can order anything from tropical fruit smoothies to full meals. Prices are very reasonable.

Things to do (optional)

  • Bird watching
  • Whale watching
  • Massage
  • Swimming
  • Sunset gazing
  • Enjoy nature

What's included

  • 7 days/21 hours private Tai Chi instruction with Dr. Bob Bacher
  • 7 nights accommodations at Pavones Riviera

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Meals
  • Transportation from the airport

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 on arrival.
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