2019 Five Day Fall Retreat with William C. C. Chen

Oct 11, 2019 - Oct 15, 2019

The workshop starts at 10am on October 11th. Far away guests should arrive on the 10th.

Join the acclaimed Grandmaster William C. C. Chen for an intensive five-day Tai Chi Chuan Fall Retreat. Knowledge of the Yang-style short form is a requirement for participation. The Retreat will include Yang-style Short Form, Form Refinement, Applications, and Push-Hands. If there are questions about the Fall Retreat, please email wccctcc.retreat@gmail.com

Tuition is $550, if paid by May 31. $600 if paid by July 31. Afterwards tuition will be $650, room and board cost extra The rate shown after clicking the registration link is all inclusive of tuition, meals & lodging, Couples king/queen are for 2 people. Anyone needs a single private room with a private bathroom, please select single room type.

Special Evening Workshop:

Come practice the short form, and push hands and punching if participants wish, at 7pm for the three middle evenings of the Fall Retreat. David Alexander has been invited to lead these evening sessions in order to add to the offering for this Retreat. This was popular at last October’s Fall Retreat. We will practice one additional hour, and two hours if participants would like to do so.

Beyond simply providing additional practice time, the smaller group will allow detailed examination and implementation of the principles, movement, and energy that inspire the practice of Tai Chi Chuan. Enjoy additional insight and community before ending the day! Read more at http://www.internal-tai-chi-ny.com/EastoverEveningWorkshop, or call David Alexander at (718) 229-2609 for more information.



Arrival Day

4 PM: Check-in

6:30 PM: Dinner

7:30 – 9 PM: Eastover Orientation & Tour

Days In Between

8 – 9 AM: Breakfast

10 AM – 12 PM: Class

12:30 -1:30 PM: Lunch

2 – 4 PM: Class

6 PM: Dinner

7 – 9 PM: Special Workshops (three evenings 10/12-10/14)

Check Out Day

8 – 9 AM: Breakfast

9 – 11:30 AM: Class

12 – 1 PM: Lunch

2 – 4:00 PM: Class


William C. C. Chen was born in Chekiang, China. He started teaching Tai Chi Chuan at the beginning of the 1950s while training as a live-in student of the famous Great-Grandmaster Cheng Man-Ching who preferred to be called Professor Cheng.  Besides being the youngest of Professor Cheng’s senior student, he was also a favorite disciple.  In the 1950s he was involved competitively in the various free-style, Chinese Wushu. In 1958, he won second place in the Taiwan National Olympic  Competition.

Grandmaster William C. C. Chen has devoted his life to the study of body mechanics and the effects of Tai Chi Chuan for art of self-defense as well as on physical health, and to the application of the principles of Tai Chi Chuan. His approach is to make Tai Chi Chuan simple, easier, natural, enjoyable and productive.

He has been a teacher since 1952 in Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hawaii and the U.S. West Coast. In 1965, he established the William C. C. Chen Tai Chi Chuan in New York City’s Chelsea area. He is invited to give special seminars on his Body Mechanics of Tai Chi Chuan on a regular basis in Asia, southeast Asia, Europe and throughout the United States.

Regarded as one of the finest and most influential traditional internal stylist of his generation, William C. C. Chen is IKF’s choice for “Man of the Year” Inside Kung-Fu’s first HALL of FAME of the millennium.

William C. C. Chen and Tai Chi Chuan appeared on Cable TV’s “The Learning Channel” on July 7th 2000 and then several times again in 2001 and 2002


Our menus are based on group preferences and budget. We offer delicious, balanced vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals which typically include raw salads and hot vegetable dishes. Upon request, we will gladly prepare unseasoned blanched or steamed dishes for lunch and dinner. We easily accommodate gluten/dairy free needs, and many of our seasonings and oils are provided on the side for guests to season meals to taste. Several rooms have refrigerators, so guests are welcome to bring food that suit their needs if they have issues we cannot accommodate. Please note that we are unable to reduce meal costs due to food allergies.

Payment Policy

A $150 non-refundable deposit is taken at the time registration occurs.
The full balance is collected 14 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy

100% of the total cost is retained if cancelled less than 14 days prior to event.
The $150 deposit given at registration is non-refundable.