Past Events

Big Chi Gathering 2013

2012 Testimonials

Loved it! had a wonderful time! It was a lovely together-event where everyone was concerned to work to develop skills and enjoy deep companionship with such different people round the camp-fire as well. You even organised good weather! I felt really inspired and it has changed my priorities in life! I had time to think!

A very big thank you to all of you involved in the organising, for giving us so much fun and a wealth and variety of interesting activities with wonderful people!

Love & best wishes


2013 Invite

You are invited to join us at Tai Chi Life School’s annual summer family camping weekend, now in its fifth year!

The camp will take place over the weekend of Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August 2013. The beautiful campsite overlooks Ashdown Forest in East Sussex (previously home to Winnie-the-Pooh!) and has its own lake and deer (you’ll have to get up early to see them!).

The camp is geared towards a family and tai chi and qigong environment, with lots of play time for the kids and plenty of training for the adults! Everyone is welcome, whether you practice tai chi or not!

Campers are invited to add their energy to the fun by cooking, teaching (martial arts, other bodywork, chess…!), entertaining the kids and by just sitting back and enjoying themselves!

Previous Big Chi Gathering festivities have included children’s ‘Wacky Races’, circus skills and balloons for kids workshops, taking a beautifully scenic walk to a nearby lake and having a swim, a Shiatsu massage area, night treks to the woods, and celebrating with Chinese lanterns! Not forgetting our Friday and Saturday night campfire get-togethers – bring your instruments, singing voices, marshmallows and Charades skills!

Previous training has included tai chi sabre, tai chi fan, tai chi spear, qigong and yoga!

The three-day weekend costs only £120 per adult and for children it’s FREE…! The price includes:

  • two nights on the campsite
  • a home-cooked dinner on the Friday
  • home-cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner on the Saturday
  • home-cooked breakfast and lunch on the Sunday
  • all training sessions
  • lots of fun and relaxation!

Bell tents big enough to easily stand in are available to hire for friends or families, and there’s always solo/double tents available to borrow!

The campsite has a washing-up area, male and female showers and two toilet areas. All of which are kept clean, and are free to use at any time.

Please note that tent areas are limited so contact Barry with any questions and to book, ASAP!

Looking forward to it!

Best wishes,
Tai Chi Life School