Immerse yourself in the study of Taoist philosophy and wellness.

Studying Taoism and Tai Chi is an amazing way to enrich one's life with health, increase one's peace and happiness, and develop greater knowledge and wisdom of how to live in harmony with nature. There is a lot of information about Taoism that we can gain through books, or by reading on the internet, but nothing compares to the actual experience of learning the Taoist way in its native land of China, taught by a Chinese Taoist Master. To study under a Taoist master that is fluent in both Chinese and English is a rare opportunity and privilege for those wishing to learn more about Taoism, Tai Chi, and traditional Chinese culture.


Invite Master Gu to your country:

Master Gu is also willing to travel to other countries when invited.

For more information, email Master Gu at:



Thank you for your interest in our program. This page provides information regarding our general program, as well as information that may be needed by you if you choose to study at Wudang Taoist Wellness Academy.

a) WTWA is not like a regular school, it’s more like a retreat.
b) WTWA is not a temple. It is more a place where you can study, relax, improve your health. It is easy to access traditional temples from here. We are situated in the Zixiao Village which gets name from the scenic spot named Zixiao Gong ( Purple Heaven Palace)
c) The price covers study, food and accommodation. ( see below for details)
d) The main site of WTWA as shown above this page of STUDY,surrounded by tea plants, has basic condition currently:
Totally, it has three toilets: one private, one shared, one roadside which is actually very rural style. As to shower, there are two.
For a number of ten people, it is OK. In winter, particularly a couple of harsh weeks, the coldness might create problem in water supply. We can get water from well, but it is problematic for shower.


In applying for a visa of study (X Type), an ( electronic) invitation with WTWA stamp is probably needed.
If ou would like to receive a an invitation letter, please transfer a $100 deposit, and Master Gu will send your a letter of invitation to attend WTWA with a confirmation of length of stay. 
In order for us to send an invitation, please send the following information to or :

Your Full Name
Date of Birth (dd/mm/yyyy)
Passport Number
Expected Duration of Stay

With the X Type visa you can expect to apply one time for a stay of 3 months.
When this visa is about to expire, you can renew your stay with the school's help.


WTWA is open year round, however. there are a few different situations which you should check:
a) To attend the school while Master Gu is available. Master Gu is not always present at the academy, so if you would like to attend while he is present, please confirm with us ahead of time. In this case, you come largely attracted by Master Gu 's combined ability of the English language and Taoist culture and, probably,  by his personal charm (Monthly price is 9000 yuan while Master Gu is teaching).
b ) To attend the school, so long as there are regular training or classes. (Monthly price is 7,000 yuan when Master Gu is not teaching)
c) To attend the school , mainly attracted by the natural surroundings and ideal location enabling easy access to Wudang Taoist buildings. Or main purpose is finding peace and tranquility. Of course there is personnel in charge of general affairs helping with your stay. (Monthly price is 5,000 yuan)
With consideration of whether, the best time to visit is from March to October. However, some only have time to travel in winter and some particularly like to travel in winter, and WTWA remains open during these times as well.
a) TO LIVE LONG AND WELL (from 3 weeks to 3 months )
To learn how to maintain good mentality; to strengthen your three treasures; to cultivate both physically and spiritually;
to find guidance from Taoist classics
b) A TASTE OF WUDANG (from 1 to 3 weeks)
Because of the limit of the time, you can’t expect to learn too much. But through the study, at least you have a taste of Wudang!
For those who have foundation, they can during three weeks learn quite something
c) TAOIST WELLNESS INSTRUCTOR (from 3 months to 1 year)
Learn from WTWA the art of Taoist wellness and teach back home or any part of the world you like to teach at.
d) MASTER GU’S DISCIPLE ( from 6 months to 3 years)
The relationship of a master and his disciple is quite like that of family members. One is called Shifu ,one is called Dizi. The Dizi should have respect and devotion to Shifu while the Shifu ought to give love and support to the Dizi.

The specific contents relevant to each program will be arranged from the following:
Wudang Tai Chi  33 forms
Wudang Tai Chi  28 forms
Wudang Tai Chi  13 forms
Wudang Tai Chi  108 forms
Sanfeng Taiji Sword 64 form,
Taiyi Wuxing Quan
Xuanwu Quan
Taoist Health Qi Gong
Bugua Palm
Xingyi Quan
and some more other staffs
( taught by associated teachers if requested )

Taoist philosophy,
and musical instruments ( Guqin & Xiao)

性命双修 Cultivate both physically and spiritually to raise quality of life - to live longer and healthier !

We issue two kinds of certificates:
One is a Completion Certificate, mainly for short time learners. One is Qualification Certificate for those staying longer than one year.

6) PRICING (Unit: Chinese Yuan which is RMB ¥)


Rooms accommodate 1 to 2 people. Each shared room has two beds; when there is not another person, you can enjoy staying by yourself; when there is another person, you enjoy having a friend from another part of the globe, your fellow practitioner or shixiong.

1. Study + food + Shared room with shared bathroo
2. Study + food + Private room (double bed) with private bathroom with western toilet: 12,000 RMB
3. Study + food + Stay off site in a nearby hotel or guesthouse (as shown below): 15,000 RMB to 20,000 RMB


We mainly follow a Taoist diet: 80% vegetables 20%meat; yin-yang balance and five elements theory guided. Vegetarians can be accommodated for.

Wudangshan Airport (WDS) is located nearby in Shiyan 十堰, and is the best way of reaching the Wudang Mountains. The airport is only a 30 minute ride from the Wudangshan Mountain gate.

There are also trains linking Beijing or Shanghai.
2019 is to see connection between Wudangshan and Wuhan and Xi’an by high speed railway.

So long as it’s a legally established institution and has already enrolled international students, there is no problem for visa extension application. Our school is to assist the student to apply extension, supplying relevant materials.

Q: I would like to spend at least 1 year to train with you and learn Tai Chi. Are you able to take month-to-month payments?
A: You can pay on monthly basis: 9,000 yuan per month. if you can pay in one time for a year,  the price becomes averagely lower : one year 80,000yuan. You can choose how to pay according to your own situation.
Q: The question I would like to ask is there a possible work trade to help pay for a little extra time with you? I enjoy using my hands to build and grow vegetables or farm. I have much physical energy. I am 36 years old and have been dedicated to healthy natural living since I was 20 years old.
A:  If you already pay to stay for at least one year and want to stay longer, we consider work trade.
Q: Do you offer study in return for work and help at the academy, as an alternative to payment?
A: See the previous answer

Master Gu's bank information for your deposit transfer or whole tuition:
Name of Bank:
Bank of China Wudangshan Branch
Address of Bank:
No2 Taihe Rd, Wudangshan Special Region
Hubei Province
P. R. China
Swift Code:
CNAPS Code (if needed):
Account Number:
Name of the holder:
顾世毅 (GuShiyi)
ID number:
Address of the holder:
No 299 Laoying community,
Wudangshan Special Region,
Hubei Province China

Each student from home and abroad is likely required to buy life insurance.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.