World Qigong Taichi Day 2018 Weekend Retreat

Apr 27, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018

Celebrate with us on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10 am – 6 pm.

World Qigong Taichi Day is a day of FREE presentations, demonstrations and mini-classes offered by nationally recognized leaders of Taichi, Qigong, Chinese Medicine and Eastern philosophy. Bring your friends & family and dive into the wisdom of ancient Eastern healing traditions. With knowledgeable teachers, discuss and experience practical, modern applications of these healing practices.

Use the Register/Contact Us button below to fill out our contact form so we can get a rough number on who will be attending!
Because this is a free event, we allow various healthy food vendors/natural health providers to offer their services at this event! Please contact us through the Register/Contact Us button below to inquire about offering your services.


Junfeng Li is a Qigong master focused in Sheng Zhen Gong, the Qi Gong of Unconditional Love.

Ken Nelson is dedicated to helping people heal, grow and awaken with mind-body practices and the wisdom traditions. He is a regular teacher of gentle yoga, qigong, meditation, and bodywork.

Jianye Jiang is a taichi master and has been a tournament judge in the US and China, and is a board member of the USA National Tai Chi Chuan Federation. Master Jiang has acted in movies produced in China, Japan and Australia, and has produced over 300 instructional videos in Chinese martial arts and qigong.

Lamont Thomas is a long time practitioner of Qigong and Taichi. He is also the annual organizer of the Qigong Taichi day celebration at Fairfield, CT for the last decades.

Alexia Rees is a longtime practitioner and a teacher of Qigong (vital energy gathering) and Mulan Quan, a feminine Tai Chi style that has only recently been introduced in the West. Ms. Rees has trained with a direct disciple of this unique style’s founder, Ying Meifeng, from Shanghai.

Steven Michael Pague is a group leader and educator that works with The Tracking Project, sharing its programs of natural and cultural awareness with people all over the world. He is also a certified instructor in Chinese movement and healing arts with the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi.

Greg DiLisio has over 30 years of Qigong practice and has taught Qigong workshops at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Qigong lectures at Canyon Ranch Destination Spa Lenox, and Qigong classes for years in Switzerland and Scotland. Greg is also a regular Qigong teacher at Eastover and provides Acupuncture and Massage there as well.

Bill Wrenn is a certified Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher. Bill has practiced yoga, meditation and other forms of energy work for over 30 years, and has received training in Qigong and Tai Chi from the Institute of Integral Qigong & Tai Chi.

David Haines is a gifted practitioner and teacher of the art of moving well.  He has been practicing Tai Chi and Qigong since 1974, and teaching since 1988.  Studying with teachers such as Chungliang Al Huang and Roger Jahnke has allowed David to develop a warm, non-judgmental teaching style that helps people improve their health, increase longevity and realize inner peace. David is also a certified practitioner of the Trager® Approach to Movement and delights in helping individuals discover their unique paths to self-care through relaxed, effortless movement.

Barry Strugatz is a director and co-producer. Barry’s screenwriting credits include Married to the Mob, She-Devil, and From Other Worlds.   He most recently wrote the comedy, Furlough,  starring Melissa Leo, Tessa Thompson, Whoopi Goldberg and Anna Paquin. The Professor is his first documentary. He has studied with several students of Cheng Man-Ching.

Ken Van Sickle is a cinematographer and co-producer.  Ken has shot many feature and documentary films, including Marjoe (Academy Award), Hester Street, Close Harmony (Academy Award), Between The Lines, etc.  He was a senior student of Cheng-Man Ching and was the photographer of his New York school.

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2017's World Taichi Qigong Day was very successful! Check out our testimonials:

Big congratulations for the success of your first, real WTCQD at Eastover.  The program was well put together with an interesting and experienced assortment of presenters.  I appreciated the way the presenters were flexible to adapt their talk or demonstration to add something fresh to the program.  They went with the flow as, of course, they would.  The taiji demonstrations right after lunch were well timed to add something light, colorful, musical and well performed.  Most enjoyable.  I’m sure word will spread so that even more people will attend next year.

Wholehearted thanks to the whole community coming together for this very important event; continuing such work will change our economy with less doctor visits. Not only people will be happier, they will be more productive. Nature will benefit, because Qigong, Taichi, and TCM people care, love, and respect nature.