Fostering the Taoist tradition through Cultivation, Education, and the Arts



Taoist View and Practice


TSI_retreat center-4896Instructor: Harrison Moretz

June 24th at 9am – June 26th at 4pm

An exploration of Taoist ways of seeing and being.

Enter into the world of Taoist practice. Immersive daily practice routine will include; Taoist meditation, study and recitation of Taoist scriptures within the context of Taoist etiquette and customs.


Tai Chi Staff Retreat

Qin Guniang Gun

Instructor: Harrison Moretz

July 15th  9:00 am – July  17th 4:00 pm

This rare & unusual staff form belongs to the internal school of Chinese martial arts.

Historically it traces back to a Ming dynasty female general and her personal troops. The staff form was later incorporated into the Tai Chi system.With Elements similar to Ba Gua and Chen Tai Chi, this form is excellent at increasing internal and external coordination, and extending the tai chi energies through the staff.
This staff system has a large body of two person practice, as well as the solo form.
These include joined staff methods similar to push hands as well as application of movements from the form.
In this Retreat we will continue to refine the form and learn two energies of the staff in solo form and in application.


Deepening Practice Retreat

2345Instructor: Harrison Moretz

Friday August 19th 9:00 am – Sunday August 28th 4:00 pm

The Deepening Practice Retreat is an opportunity to immerse oneself in dedicated practice, which results in accelerated progress.

Throughout the retreat, there will be an emphasis on individual guidance to deepen each participant’s skill and understanding, regardless of experience level.

The curriculum will include meditation, qigong, and form practice throughout the day with a talk and discussion each evening after dinner.

Essential in the practice of the Hun Yuan system is the idea of Nourishing. It is only through the understanding and practice of Nourishing that health and vitality are cultivated, and true skill develops.

Extended practice in a natural setting allows opportunity to access and harvest the qi of nature and to strengthen and deepen one’s own practice.