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 it's 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: wudangshining@gmail.com

 

GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING STUDY AT WUDANG TAOIST WELLNESS ACADEMY
 

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.
 

1.)  INVITATION ISSUED BY WTWA
AND INFO NEEDED FROM YOU
2) WHEN TO COME /DURATION
3) WTWA ADDRESS / CONTACT
4) CONTENT/PROGRAM
5) CERTIFICATE
6) ACCOMMODATION & FOOD
7)TRANSPORTATION
8) VISA APPLICATION / VISA EXTENSION
9) PRICE / DEPISIT /PAYMENT /WORK TRADE
10)BANK INFORMATION

 

1.)  INVITATION AND INFO NEEDED FROM YOU
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 wudangshining@gmail.com :
Your Full Name
Gender
Date of Birth (dd/mm/yyyy)
Nationality
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.
 

2) WHEN TO COME
Q: I would like to ask you about the possibility of coming to the WTWA for approximately one month in December/January of this year… Is this a possibility?
A: 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.
The lowest temperature in this area is negative 5 degrees Celsius.
 

3) WTWA ADDRESS / CONTACT
Q: I need your address for the purpose of completing an immigration form, so may I please acquire it ?
A: WTWA address:
Wudang Taoist Wellness Academy
No.7, Zixiao Village, Wudangshan Scenery Zone, Shiyan 442714
Hubei Province, P.R. China

Email: wudanhshining@gmail.com
wudangchina@hotmail.com
404889854@qq.com
We have provided more than one email in case for any reason you do not get a prompt reply from one email, you can communicate through another email.
 

4) CONTENT
Wudang Tai Chi  8 forms
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*
(*taught by associated teachers)

Taoist philosophy,
Calligraphy,
Mandarin,
and basic Traditional Chinese Medicine. 

As to how much you are going to learn, one of them? Some of them? Even more than the listed? It will depend on you and your personal goals. Master Gu and his assistant teachers will satisfy you.

PURPOSE OF THE TAOIST WELLNESS PROGRAM
性命双修 Cultivate both physically and spiritually to raise quality of life - to live longer and healthier !
 

5) CERTIFICATE
Q: That sounds great Master Gu, i've been watching the videos from your apprentice Goerge. Master i want to know if you give a certificate of completion with the hours completed.
A: 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) ACCOMMODATION & FOOD
Rooms accommodate 1 to 2 people. Each 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.

But if you prefer stay in a single room all the time, you can let us know; however this will increase the price.

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

7) TRANSPORTATION
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.
 

8) VISA APPLICATION
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.
 

9) PRICE / DEPOSIT / PAYMENT / WORK TRADE
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
 

10) BANK INFORMATION
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:
BKCHCNBJ600
CNAPS Code (if needed):
~104539109004
Account Number:
6217857600029232621
Name of the holder:
顾世毅 (GuShiyi)
ID number:
422601196602053035
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.