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Dr. Yang Yang's 48-Form Taiji Camp
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Summer 48-Form Camp, August 10-15, 2014, Blowing Rock, N.C.

48 Camp Application

This is a new camp this year, and will be conducted immediately following the 2014 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 in the June 2014 Blowing Rock camp.


Focus this year will be on a careful examination of the first twelve movements (Section 1 of 4 Sections) of the 48 movement form. Master Yang will focus significant attention on developing deeper understandings of core principles, energies and applications.

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.


Sunday, August 10: check-in begins at 3:00, instruction from 6:00-9:00P Mon-Thurs: 8:00 hours instruction/practice Fri, August 15: 6:30-8:00A and 9:00A-12:00P instruction/practice - check out by 3:00P.

Logistics / Cost / Admission / Deadlines


Training will be held at Blowing Rock Conference Center, 1818 Goforth Road, Blowing Rock, NC,28605.


Driving directions to the site are available here.

There are three basic options for getting to the Blowing Rock conference center from the Charlotte, NC airport: 1) renting a car, 2) ride sharing, and 3) catching the Hickory Hop Shuttle service. All options are detailed on this page.


Meals and snacks will be provided in the conference center cafeteria. Vegetarian options will be available. Dinner will be provided Sunday, August 10, and breakfast and lunch will be provided Friday, August 15.


There are two options for housing on-site:

  • Cottages. Each has a small kitchen, dining area and living room with fireplace and back porch. There is a master bedroom with queen-sized bed--ideal for couples--and a second bedroom with two singles and one bunk bed. There is a maximum capacity of 24 people in the cottages, and cottage spots are on a first come, first served basis. Click on the link for photos of the cottages.

  • Corriher Lodge. These are hotel-type rooms available as single or double rooms. Click on the link for photos of the lodge rooms. Note: only 15 lodge rooms are available for the August 2014 camp. The rooms are on the second floor and there is no elevator. You must register early to secure a lodge room. If you absolutely need a lodge room on the first floor, let us know and we will make arrangements with the Center.

Alternatively, you may arrange you own accommodations and commute to the camp. In this case, you must still pay the commuter rate for meals.

Tuition Cost:

Tuition: $850, payable to the Center for Taiji Studies.

Discounts: If downpayment is received before May 1, 2014, a $50 discount will be applied to tuition. Additional discounts are available for any person attending multiple CTS training events.

Lodging and Meal Cost:

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

  • Cabins - $290
  • Lodge - Single Occupancy - $515
  • Lodge - Double Occupancy - $375 per person
  • Commuter Rate (meals only) - $155
You will need to select one of the housing options, and roommate preference, when applying. See the note under lodging above regarding limited availability of lodge rooms.

Total Cost Calculator:

A total cost calculator is available to assist with total cost estimates including tuition, meals & lodging, and applicable discounts.

Application Process

Three steps are required for enrollment in the CTS 5-day training event in Blowing Rock, NC. 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. A link to additional logistics/FAQs about camp, including information on final payment calculations, meals and lodging, getting to camp, site map and training schedule, check-in, what to bring to camp, and internet connectivity at the Conference Center, will be provided after submittal of the registration form.

  3. Either a deposit or full payment via check or money order should be mailed within 2 weeks of notification of acceptance to reserve your spot at the training. Instructions for mailing payment will be included in the registration form.


Waiver and registration forms and either full payment or a $450 deposit are due two weeks after notification of acceptance. The application will be considered invalid if registration and a deposit are not received within two weeks of acceptance notification. Final payment of any amount due remaining is due by July 31, 2014. All payments must be by check or money order only and mailed to:

Center for Taiji & Qigong Studies
1408 Mayfair Rd
Champaign, IL 61821

Registration and downpayment must be received by May 1, 2014 to receive a $50 tuition reduction. You may forward the $450 deposit with your registration anytime after May 1, 2014 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 June 1, 2014. If you cancel after June 1, 2014, a 50% refund will be available until August 1, 2014. After August 1, 2014, no refund will be given but you may use the deposit as a credit for future training events.

Non-Taiji Area Attractions:

Blowing Rock is one of the oldest tourist sites in NC, and there are many attractions in the area. The Blowing Rock.com web site contains links to area accommodations, attractions, recreation, arts, shopping, and more.

There is also a Wikipedia article on Blowing Rock with links to Blowing Rock town web site and travel guides.

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