Tai Chi Colorado Mountain Retreat


Friday, June 7, 2019 – Monday, June 10, 2019

No prior Tai Chi experience needed. Everyone is invited!

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All About the Retreat

This annual retreat offers classes and workshops in Yang Family Tai Chi, Qigong & Push Hands. We also offer lodging or camping, guided wilderness hikes, herb walks, delicious organic meals, massage/bodywork, campfire discussions, and mindful meditation.

The many classes and workshops offered at this retreat are suitable for all levels of students of Tai Chi Chuan.  Even if you have never done one Tai Chi movement, we encourage you to come and learn with us.


This retreat offers a whole new level of Mind/Body Connection. You can be as relaxed or as active as you like during your stay with us, with optional activities like guided mountain hikes, biking, and kayaking. Or just indulge in a little pampering with a Thai massage. Of course, after a relaxing Tai Chi class, you can always choose to just sit by the lake with a good book.


In this retreat, you will:

treat yourself

Schedule a Thai Massage to help balance and release blocked areas.​ This type of massage  combines  acupressure, assisted Hatha yoga, Tok Sen, and energy work to help stimulate the flow of healing energy in the body, mind, and spirit, and relieve stiffness and pain

To schedule a massage during the retreat  Just email Christina at or give her a call at (208) 244-9202

learn authentic tai chi

Sifu Michael Paler, 7th generation Yang Family Tai Chi lineage holder, is excited to share his deep knowledge of Tai Chi Chuan with you. Keeping no secrets and holding nothing back.  He will be teaching authentic Yang Family Tai Chi workshops during the retreat, demonstrating how form, qigong and 2 person training methods work together to generate power and healing.

To request a private 30 minute lesson with Sifu Michael during the retreat email him at:


Our students experience this retreat as a special time of Tai Chi Rejuvenation, enjoying activities such as; Tai Chi and Qigong by the lake, relaxing in the sauna, campfire talks, star gazing, forest bathing and guided hikes that will take you into a deep state of well-being and inner peace.

Learn skills unique to Tai Chi, which can help improve your energy and strength, relax your body, loosen your joints, and ease your tensions.


Chef Jessica will be serving her yummy inspired vegetarian meals, she is a passionate chef that focuses on healthy foods that not only look appealing but have wonderful flavors as well.  Chef Jessica shows that healthy food can be fun and delicious, and can be presented beautifully and artistically.  The students even give her standing ovations of appreciation. Mealtimes at the retreat are very special indeed!

About Catamount Mountain Campus

High up in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, surrounded by 200,000 acres of forest, with two beautiful lakes and hiking trails, the Catamount Mountain Campus is situated on the northern slope of Pikes Peak near Woodland Park, CO, only a 30-minute drive from Colorado Springs.

In this beautiful remote place, guests stay in dorms, two people to each room, with beautiful views of Pikes Peak, surrounded by forests, mountains, and lakes. Tent and camping spaces are also available.

Address: 3168 County Road 28 — Woodland Park, CO 80863

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few questions commonly asked by retreat participants. If you have any, feel free to email us.

  • Tent & sleeping bag (only if your camping)
  • Tai chi practice Sword & Staff (Please No Sharp Weapons)
  • Coat / sweater
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Loose comfortable clothes
  • Your favorite pillow & blanket
  • Hiking shoes
  • Toiletries: shampoo, soap etc.
  • Towel
  • Shower slippers
  • Bathing suit
  • Umbrella
  • Flashlight / glo stick
  • Bug repellent
  • Fishing pole – if you like to fish 🙂
  • Sunscreen
  • Notebook and pen
  • A good book
  • Sense of adventure

Elevation at Catamount Mountain Campus is 9500 ft.  Altitude sickness can be a real health issue that people don’t recognize.

Here are common symptoms:  Headaches -Dizziness -Loss of appetite -Nausea/vomiting -Fatigue/loss of energy -Insomnia

To help counter the effects of altitude sickness:

  • Hydrate before, and especially during your visit. Drink lots of water! This is the BEST remedy. Start BEFORE you arrive!
  • The 3 S’s: Slow down, Seek shade and Stay cool.
  • Increase potassium-rich foods (broccoli, bananas, avocado, cantaloupe, celery, greens, bran, chocolate, granola, dates, dried fruit, potatoes, and tomatoes).
  • Decrease salt.
  • Eat complex carbs.
  • If all else fails, take aspirin or ibuprofen, or a mild pain reliever of your choice
No, getting a massage requires extra payment at 20% OFF the regular prices. 

  • 60 minute massage – $70
  • 30 minute massage – $40


You can schedule your massage on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

To reserve a private session of Thai Massage at the retreat, contact Christina directly to schedule an appointment and pay.


PHONE: (208) 244-9202

Please click here to download the schedule of events of activities for the retreat.

Tai Chi Retreat Menu


FRIDAY,  JUNE 7, 2019

    • Dinner: Vegetarian chili with gluten free vegan cornbread and Spinach and Kale salad. Apple pie crisp with vegan vanilla ice cream


    • Breakfast: French toast with maple syrup, vegan sausage, scrambled eggs, fresh berries tossed in a honey mint sauce, toast station, salsa
    • Lunch: vegetarian burgers with baked sweet potato and regular potato fries, ketchup, mayo, mustard, pickles, onion, lettuce tomato, bbq, cheese. watermelon
    • Dinner: Vegetarian enchiladas with rice and beans and, sour cream, guacamole, chips, salsa, A large salad with 2 dressing options. Smore and hot chocolate night

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2019

    • Breakfast: Veggie GF quiche, power oatmeal, plain yogurt, fresh fruit, breakfast hash, salsa, toast station
    • Lunch: Assorted Veggie Flatbread Pizzas, 1 vegan gluten free pizza option, Gluten free Pasta Salad, House salad with 2 dressings, Gluten free cookies
    • Dinner: Vegetarian lasagna, eggplant parmesan or pasta bake with garlic bread, and caesar salad (cheese and dressing will be seperate) Lemon Bars

MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2019

    • Brunch: Vegan, Gluten Free Blueberry Banana pancakes, maple syrup, citrus fruit salad, greek yogurt, scrambled eggs, roasted chickpeas, broccoli and red cabbage. Toast Station. Surprise dessert


Snacks throughout the retreat: Homemade light gluten free granola, whole fresh fruit 

Drinks hroughout the retreat: Flavored water, hot water and assorted teas, iced green tea, regular and decaf coffee, orange juice, heavy whip, half and half, coconut creamer, coconut milk



  • Chef Jess’ homemade organic beef jerky and Chicken jerky. Bring cash!
  • Retreat recipe books! All of the recipes created at this retreat will be included in this recipe book for you to try on your own at home!


Note: We will not be able to modify the menu for individual dietary needs, however you are welcome to bring a meal from home to store in the refrigerator if needed.  If you have any questions about the menu items listed, please contact Chef Jess before the retreat: Thanks!


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Choose the right retreat package for your budget!

*** Fast action bonus***

Book the Full Retreat Package -Shared Room ($590) before May 1, 2019 and receive a FREE private session with Sifu Michael Paler worth $150