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Dr. Yang Yang's 48-Form Taiji Camp
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Summer 48-Form Camp, July 20-25, 2016, Universtiy of Scranton, Scranton, PA.

48 Camp Application

This will be the third annual 48 camp, and will be conducted immediately following the 2016 EBQ/EBT instructor certification camp. This camp provides instruction in the longer traditional 48 movement form. This form is the next step for those interested in continuing taiji studies beyond the introductory EBT form. Instruction in the traditional pao cui form (2nd routine of the Chen style) is provided at the June Blowing Rock camp.


Focus this year will be on a careful examination of the third twelve movements (Section 3 of 4 Sections) of the 48 movement form. Master Yang will focus significant attention on developing deeper understandings of core principles, energies and applications. Knowelge of the first 2 Sections of the form is not a requiste for the camp.

We will continue practicing key standing and moving qigong drills in the mornings and sitting meditation in the evenings. As always, Master Yang’s instruction will focus on the importance of nurturing ourselves (yang shen) and, in the case of push hands, nurturing our training partners. In connection with this, we will again alternate between conventional upright training (in form, pushhands, and applications) and recumbent qigong exercises to restore energy and cultivate critical dimensions of deep relaxation.

Training Schedule

Wednesday, July 20: check-in begins at 3:00p, instruction from 7:00-8:30P
Thurs-Sunday: 7:50 hours instruction
Monday, July 25: 7:00-9:00A and 11:00A-12:00P instruction/practice - check out by 3:00P.
A pdf of the schedule is available here.

Logistics / Cost / Admission / Deadlines


Training will be held at The University of Scranton campus, Scranton, PA. Training will be in either the gym or Leahy Hall (Kane Forum), and on-campus housing will be in Condron Hall.

A campus map is available here. Condron Hall is building #72, and Leahy hall is building #6.


The University of Scranton is located in Northeastern Pennsylvania in the center of the city of Scranton. The campus is 2 hours from New York City and 2 hours from Philadelphia and is easily accessible by car, bus or air. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre International Airport (AVP) is only a fifteen minute drive from campus.

Directions to the University of Scranton campus are available here.


Meals will be provided in the "Fresh Food Company" Dining Hall on the third floor of the Denaples Center (building 38 on the campus map.) Vegetarian options will be available. Dinner will be provided on the first evening (Wednesday, July 20), and breakfast and lunch will be provided on the last day (Monday, July 25).


There are two options for lodging:

  • On campus lodging: Condron Hall is a new dorm facility with suite style housing: two rooms with two single beds each are connected by a shared bathroom. All suites are air conditioned. Linens/pillows are provided. All room reservations will be single occupancy (one person per room, two persons per shared bathroom) unless you specify that you wish to share a room with someone. The price is the same whether there is single or double occupancy. All campers will be housed together in two floors on Condron Hall. there is a common kitchen on each floor, and a small refrigerator can be rented for $45.

  • Commuting: You are welcome to arrange your own lodging at nearby hotels and commute to camp.

You will indicate your housing preference on the registration form. If you elect to stay on-site, we will make all reservations/arrangements for you and the cost of the lodging/meals will be included in your payment to the Center for Taiji & Qigong Studies. If you elect to commute from a nearby hotel, you will need to make the reservations with the hotel yourself. Commuters will be charged a commuter fee for facility use and meals with tuition payment.


A total cost calculator is provided below to assist with cost calulations.


Base tuition is $870, payable to the Center for Taiji & Qigong Studies. Available tuition discounts are detailed below. Lodging and meal costs are additional to tuition.


The following tuition discounts are available. The maximum discount is early regisration + EITHER EBQ/T certification OR a previous camp attendance from 2013-2016 OR attendance at the EBQ/T camp the week prior.

  1. Early registration: ($50) If downpayment is received before April 1, 2016, a $50 discount will be applied to tuition. AND;

  2. EBQ/T certification: ($100) Those with current instructor certifications are eligible for an additional $100 discount. OR;

  3. Previous 5-day camp attendance (2013-2016): ($50) Those that have attended a 5-day training camp with Dr. Yang from 2013-2016 are eligible for a $50 discount. OR;

  4. Attendence at 2016 EBQ/T training immediately prior to 48 camp: ($200) Those attending the EBQ/T camp immediately prior to 48 camp are eligible for an additional $200 discount.

Lodging and Meal Cost:

The following costs are for the entire 5 day training period, inlcude lodging and meals, and are in addition to tuition:

  • On campus dorm lodging (single room with two beds): $370
  • Commuter Rate (meals and facilty use fee only, non-negotiable): $185

Total Cost Calculator:

To use this calculator:

  • Tuition: Select "870" for 48 form camp tuition; AND
  • Meals & Lodging: Select "370" if you are staying in a dorm room on campus, or "185" if you are commuting; AND
  • Early Registration Discount: "50" for early registration if downpayment was remitted prior to April 1, 2016; otherwise select "0"; AND
  • EBQ/T Certification Discount: Select "100" if your EBQ/T instructor certification is current; otherwise select "0"; OR
  • Multiple Camp Discount: Select "50" if you have attended a 5-day from 2013-2016, or select "200" if you are attending the 2016 EBQ/T camp immediately before 48-camp; otherwise select "0".
  • Note: Either the EBQ/T Certification or the multiple camp discount must be set to "0".
  • Click on the "Total" button to calculate total amount due

Note: If you are also attending the 2016 EBQ/EBT camp, calculate the cost of that separately on the EBQ/EBT camp page. If a companion will be travelling with you that will not be attending the training, they will have to pay lodging (if staying in a campus dorm room) and meals (if dining with the group) separately.

Tuition: Meals & Lodging: Early Registration Discount: EBQ/T Certification Discount: Multiple Camp Discount:


Application Process:

Three steps are required for enrollment in the CTQS 5-day 48-form camp. They must be completed in order:

  1. Interested persons must first submit an application. Space is limited to ensure adequate training with Dr. Yang, so you are encouraged to apply early.

  2. An acceptance notification will be emailed to you which will include links to first a 1) waiver/license form, and then a 2) registration form. Both forms are necessary to complete registration.

  3. Either downpayment or full payment should be paid within 2 weeks of notification of acceptance to reserve your spot at the training. The application will be considered invalid if registration and a deposit are not received within two weeks of acceptance notification.

Payment Options

You may reserve your spot with a downpayment of $450, or pay the entire amount due initially.

There are three options for payment:

  • check or money order, payable to Center for Taiji & Qigong Studies, and mailed to: Center for Taiji & Qigong Studies, 1408 Mayfair Rd, Champaign, IL 61821

  • PayPal account: If you have a PayPal acount, you can transfer the fee to the CTS paypal account. Email Scott at scott"at symbol"centerfortaiji.com to request the CTS account email address.

  • credit card: we can send you an invoice through Paypal which you can pay by credit card. A 3% convenience fee will be added for this payment method. Email Scott at scott"at symbol"centerfortaiji.com to request an invoice payable by credit card.

Please note that final payment is due by July 1, 2016, or with your registration if registering after July 1.


Registration and downpayment must be received by April 1, 2016 to receive a $50 tuition reduction. You may forward the $450 deposit with your registration anytime after April 1, 2016 to reserve your space at camp, but after that date you will not be eligible for the $50 tuition reduction.

If for any reason you must cancel your reservation, your deposit will be refunded, less a $35 application fee, until May 10, 2016. If you cancel after May 10, 2016, a 50% refund will be available until July 1, 2016. After July 1, 2016, no refund will be given but you may use the deposit as a credit for future training events.

Final payment is due by July 1, 2016, or upon registering if registering after that date. If an amount remains due at camp, that amount may be paid by credit card only and will be subject to the 3% convenience fee.

Additional Logistics

A link to additional logistics/FAQs about camp, including information on final payment calculations, a ride-sharing spreasheet link, check-in, and what to bring to camp will be provided in June 2016.

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