Retreat Event Schedule & Driving Directions

Its finally here!

We are so excited to spend five days and four nights doing Tai Chi with you!

Schedule of Events

Friday July 29th
2:00 – 5:30 p.m.               Arrival/Welcome/Sign In/Find Your Room & Settle in/Free Time
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.               Dinner in the Lodge
6:45 – 8:00 p.m.               “Unplug” and Connect – with Sifu Michael Paler in the Aspen Lodge
Please silence your cell phone.

Saturday, July 30th 
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.               Tai Chi Warm-Up by the Lake – lead by Assistant Instructors
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.               Breakfast in the Lodge
10:00-10:30 a.m.             Qigong – Shen Yi Qi of Wei Shu Ren (Energy Work)
10:30-11:30 a.m.              Imperial Yang Tai Chi – Old Six Roads (Energetics)
11:30 – 12:30 p.m.            Free Time is a great time to pamper yourself with some Thai Yoga Bodywork, with Christina Wilson (please pay practitioners for services).
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.             Lunch in the Lodge
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.               Free Time – Enjoy
2:30 – 3:00 p.m.               Tai Chi 108 Long Form –  lead by Howard Drossman
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.               Advanced Push Hands Training – 2 person training/martial applications
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.               Cool down – Advanced Push Hands Training review – questions/ answer time.
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.               Dinner in the Lodge
7:00 – 8:00 p.m               Sunset swordplay – Yang 32 Sword Form (please bring your practice sword)
Please silence your cell phone.
Goodnight

 Sunday, July 31st
6:00 – 8:30 a.m.                Sunrise Hike up Raspberry Mountain
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.                Breakfast in the Lodge
9:45 – 10:15 a.m.              Tai Chi Warm-Up by the Lake – lead by Assistant Instructors
10:15 – 11:00 a.m.            Tai Chi 108 Long Form – lead by Howard Drossman
11:00 to 12:00 p.m.          Tai Chi Partner Work – Drills
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.              Lunch in the Lodge
2:00 to 3:30 p.m.              Cost $25.00 – Cooking class- Guilt free treats: intro to substituting sugar, flour, and bad fats.  With Chef Jessica
3:30 to 4:00 pm.               Qigong – Shen Yi Qi of Wei Shu Ren (Energy Work)
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.                Imperial Yang Tai Chi – Old Six Roads (Energetics)
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.                Dinner in the Lodge
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.                Tai Chi Sound Healing
Please silence your cell phone.
Goodnight

 
Monday, August 1st
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.               Tai Chi Warm-Up by the Lake – led by Assistant Instructors
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.                Breakfast in the Lodge
10:00-11:00 a.m.              Tai Chi for Better Balance
11:30 – 12:30 p.m.            Free Time
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.              Lunch in the Lodge
2:00 – 2:45 p.m.               Tai Chi 108 Long Form – lead by Howard Drossman
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.    Cost $25.00 – Cooking class – Italian gone healthy: lighten your Italian dish with healthier cooking styles and learn how to please both vegetarians and meat eaters with the same dish. With Chef Jessica
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.            Tai Chi Walking / Hiking (learning balance and proper body alignment in movement)
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.               Dinner in the Lodge
6:30 – 7:00 p.m.               Shen Yi Qi of Wei Shu Ren (Energy Work)
7:00 – 7:30 p.m.               Imperial Yang Tai Chi – Old Six Roads (Energetics)
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.               Let’s talk Tai Chi – questions/ answer time in the lodge
Please silence your cell phone.
Goodnight

Tuesday, August 2nd
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.              Tai Chi Warm-Up by the Lake – lead by Assistant Instructors
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.              108 Long Form – Detailed instruction of the 1st section
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.           Brunch in the Lodge
11:00 – 12:00 noon          Imperial Tai Chi, the Power of the Mind, True Shen Yi Qi, with Sifu Michael
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.            “Re-Enter the Matrix: How to Plug in Again While Keeping Centered,” with Sifu Michael Paler on the Aspen Lodge outdoor porch.
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.              Check-Out and Goodbyes

 

driving-directionsCatamount Address and driving directions

Directions to Catamount Institute — View Map Here>>> Map

3168 County Road 28
Woodland Park, CO  80863
719.687.0929

Highway 24 to Edlowe Road. When driving west on the highway, Edlowe Road (County Road 28) is about 2.5 miles from the City Market shopping plaza in the city of Woodland Park and has a left-turn lane. When driving east, Edlowe Road (County Road 28) is about 4.5 miles east of the traffic signal in Divide.

Turn south on Edlowe Road (County Road 28). From the turnoff onto Edlowe Road, proceed 3.2 miles to the Teller County Open Space/Catamount gate. Be careful to stay on the main (paved) road and not turn onto any of the spur roads. Proceed through the gate and past the lakes to the marked parking area.


camping
What should I bring with me?  
                                                              
  • tent & sleeping bag (only if your camping)
  • tai chi practice sword
  • coat / sweater
  • sunglasses
  • hat
  • loose comfortable clothes
  • your favorite pillow & blanket
  • hiking shoes
  • toiletries: shampoo, soap etc.
  • towel
  • shower slippers
  • umbrella
  • flashlight / glo stick
  • bug repellant
  • fishing pole – if you like to fish :-)
  • sunscreen
  • notebook and pen
  • a good book
  • sense of adventure

 

 

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