1 Week Chen Tai Chi Training in Pavones, Costa Rica
Cabinas Las Gemelas, Pavones, Costa Rica
Tai Chi Training in Costa Rica
Discover the wonderful benefits of tai chi for health and self-defense in a pristine tropical setting in southwestern Costa Rica - discover the natural beauty of this country. Everyone is welcome. Dr. Bacher will work personally with you to ensure that you receive the proper understanding and instruction to gain all of the benefits of Chen Tai Chi.
You will be staying at Cabinas Las Gemelas, which is a one minute walk from the beach and less than 5 minutes to the village supermarkets and shops.
The rooms are cozy, rustic, airy, and unique. Each room has stunning views ocean, with private bathrooms, private entrances, balconies, and hammocks. There is an outdoor kitchen where you can prepare your meals. Only steps away from each room is the ocean, training area, and nearby hiking trails.
You will see exquisite tropical birds, hear the howling monkeys, and observe dolphins and whales in their natural environment.
You will learn original Chen style tai chi in the tradition of Grandmaster Wang Xi’an.
How to Stand
Learn how to align your body with gravity to relax and conserve energy. This is the key to all tai chi postures and movements.
How to breathe
Tai chi’s specific method of breathing to energize your whole body for vibrant health and wellbeing.
How to loosen up
A series of gentle joint rotation exercises to loosen up muscles and joints, increase circulation, relieve and prevent joint pain and injuries, and reverse the effects of aging.
How to silk reel
Silk reeling is tai chi’s continually spiraling and coiling whole body movements. Silk reeling strengthens and tones muscles, tendons, and ligaments, cultivates powerful qi (vital energy) circulation, improves cardiovascular and lymphatic function, and heals and prevents soft tissue injuries. This is the healthiest and most intelligent way to exercise the whole body.
How to stand quietly
A simple method of standing to cultivate stillness and total relaxation of body and mind, sometimes referred to as standing meditation.
How to stretch your back
A simple spinal stretch performed while standing to increase spinal mobility and correct alignment of spinal vertebrae. The best exercise to relieve and prevent back pain and restore youthful spinal pliability for life.
Tai chi theory and principles
Tai chi foundation training
Silk reeling power training
Chen style tai chi Old Frame First Routine (75 postures)
Self-defense applications from old frame
Tai Chi Qigong
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.
Your training will take place in Pavones, Costa Rica. Pavones is a tranquil village located directly on the ocean in the southern Pacific region of Costa Rica. Being so isolated makes this place uniquely special. There is less tourism and more peace and quiet.