2018 CTQS Camps

2018 Camp Schedule and Links


Dr. Yang Yang's Summer Intensive Training Camps

This year we will celebrate the 21th annual June intensive training camp, where the group will begin Part I of GM Feng Zhiqiang’s 38 move Sabre form. It will also be the 12th year for which Dr. Yang has offered an Instructor Certification Camp for his evidence-based introductory EBQ and EBT programs (EBTQ Essential). And Dr. Yang will offer the first annual EBQT for Sleep and following EBQT Essential Camp.

These relaxing (yet invigorating) camps offers insight into useful nuances of Chinese philosophy, and it provides an abundance of practical self-nurturing exercise. The newly developed EBQT Camp for Sleep and Anxiety, for example, represents a thorough system for dealing with the daily stresses that life throws at us. Like others in this series, these retreats will likely leave participants refreshed and eager for the next camp.


2018 Intensive Training and Instructor Certification Camps

You are most welcome to apply for any camp that you would like to attend. The camps are identified as Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced for relative comparison. Dr. Yang personally teaches all of the camps, and several teaching assistants are present to help answer any questions.

  1. 5-Day Intensive Camp, June 10-15, 2018, Blowing Rock, NC. Covering part I of Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang's version of the Chen Style 38 Saber Form. This course is for practitioners with some prior taiji experience in any style or tradition.

  2. EBQT Essential, July 15-20, 2018, University of Scranton, PA. Providing instruction developed by Dr. Yang to improve your quality of sleep and reduce anxiety and stress through Functional Meditation, Qigong, T’ai Chi form and more.

  3. EBQT for Sleep & Anxiety July 20-25, 2018, University of Scranton, PA. Providing instruction developed by Dr. Yang to improve your quality of sleep and reduce anxiety and stress through Functional Meditation, Qigong, T’ai Chi form and more.

2017 EBQT Camp
2017 EBQT Camp Attendees


What past campers say:

  • I felt totally "full" without feeling exhausted or overwhelmed. Laoshi creates such a warm, nurturing environment. I am leaving feeling I have truly "gone deeper" on so many levels."

    --B. Schroeder, 2015 EBQ/T camp

  • This camp will change your life. It will lead to new skills to cope with everyday life. You will find new energy that will calm you."

    -- Anon., 2015 EBQ/T camp

  • Dr. Yang is an exceptional teacher who is able to engage people at all levels. A person with this level of expertise could be quite intimidating, but he communicates well, with kindess and humor."

    --Anon., 2015 EBQ/T camp

  • An amazing journey that brings a tremendous understanding of oneself through qigong and taiji. The clarity of Dr. Yang's teaching allows for each individual to experience the camp in their own way and to maximize their own personal growth."

    --L. Northam, MD, 2015 EBQ/T camp

  • Dr. Yang's generosity of spirit, combined with his dedication to the art of taiji/qigong and his skill as a teacher are incomperable. In addition, his training in Western scientific tradition helps to make his teaching easy to approach and understand. We are all very fortunate to have had the opportunity to study with him."

    --D. Diffin, 2015 EBQ/T camp

  • The taiji form camp is an extraordinary experience for all levels of practitioners. It has the finest, most generous group of teachers and dedicated participants who inspire each other. Master Yang is an extraordinary leader and has attracted fellow teachers and students who form a community anyone would benefit from experiencing."

    --B. Garfinkel, 2015 48-form camp

  • Attending Dr. Yang's camp has been one of the most fulfilling activities I have participated in for years. The program is well structured to balance activities throughout the day that address wellness of mind and body. The morning qigong is invigorating but not excruciating. Instruction on form is well structured for easy learning yet has depth and is blanced by qigong meditations. I strongly encourage those seeking experiences in fullfilling activites that you can then use in every day life to attend Dr. Yang's camp."

    -->D. Quance, 2015 48-form camp

  • A great chance to work with a wonderful, highly skilled teacher and his students. An exercise that can change for the better anyone's life willing to try. The knowledge lasts forever."

    --Anon., 2015 48-form camp

  • This workshop was excellent. I met a lot of wonderful people. The training was fun and informative. I came away refreshed and feeling deeply nurtured."

    --J. Stewart, 2015 48-form camp

  • This was my second time at EBQ/EBT camp and, again, it was an incredible experience. Master Yang is a phenomenal teacher who goes above and beyond to make sure his students have an understanding of the curriculum, the confidence to move forward, and an appreciation of the taiji/qigong art. In addition, it is always a pleasure to form relationships with the other participants who are always so genuine and willing to assist, collaborate on ideas and motivate one another. Truly an experience one should consider."

    --D. Dorans, 2015 EBQ/T camp

  • Dr. Yang's training is a powerful tool for helping me, my students, and patients to live a happier, healthier, more balanced life. I feel like I will be better able to meet the challenges of aging because I have done this workshop."

    --S. Welsh, 2015 EBQ/T camp


©2004-2018 Center for Taiji & Qigong Studies.