I just love to connect with Taijiquan & Qi Gong enthusiasts all around the world. That’s actually the reason why I write my blog in English even
though my mothertongue is German. And I have to admit that I have never been to a conference or big push hands meeting, but I would really like to go to such an event. And there are so many Qi Gong & Taijiquan Events 2017!
I am sure you can find many more events, meetings, workshops etc. But I wanted to concentrate on the BIG international meetings and conferences. So my criteria to choose the Qi Gong & Taijiquan events 2017 on my list are:
- Minimum 3 days long
- Minimum 3 different teachers
- Possibility to participate in English or have translations to English (especially when the event is in a non-English-speaking country)
Just choose an event you would like to go to – there are so many possibilities and locations. I am sure you’ll find one of these big international Qi Gong & Taijiquan events 2017 right for you! You could even plan your vacation around such an event, they happen in really great places (France, anyone?).
And if you know about other events that match my criteria, feel free to write me an eMail!
Big International Qi Gong & Taijiquan Events 2017
International Push Hands Meeting Hanover
April 19-23, 2017
For the 17th time, push hands beginners and enthusiasts meet in Hanover. Mornings are filled with workshops for all levels, afternoons are filled with free push hands opportunities.
The Tai Chi Gala
June 2-4, 2017
Tannersville (PA), USA
The Tai Chi Gala initially started out as Master Jou Tsung Hwa’s “Zhang San Feng Festival” in the mid 1980s. Later the event was renamed to Tai Chi Gala. They say that “at this convention there truly are treasures for EVERYONE to discover. From beginners to seasoned martial arts experts looking to finesse their skills with rare Chinese knowledge and techniques… to people searching for seminars deep in the spiritual and meditative side of the ancient Chinese arts… to people looking for healing and energy development in workshops related to Qi Gong (energy work) and the secrets of Traditional Chinese Medicine.”
5th International Taiji-Push Hands-Meeting
June 15-18, 2017
Haßfurt a.M., Germany
The theme of this event is: Applying the classics of Taiji (Tai Chi) for a better understanding of the principles. You can actually watch a video from last year here!
Drachen und Tiger – Open Air Pushing Hands Meeting
June 23-25, 2017
17th open air pushing hands meeting
Tai Chi Caledonia
July 14-21, 2017
2017 is the 22nd time that this week of Tai Chi, Qi Gong & Chinese Internal Arts takes place in the heart of Scotland.
July 17-30, 2017
Enjoy one or even two weeks of Taijqiuan and Qi Gong for beginners, intermediates and advanced students!
NQA Annual Qi Gong Conference
July 21-23, 2017
Newark (New Jersey), USA
Over the past 22 years, the National Qigong Assocation has hosted this confernence to share Qigong.
Les Rencontres Jasnières
July 26-29, 2017
This event will happen for the 30th time in 2017! It’s actually the oldest international Taijiquan meeting across different styles in Europe. It emphazises friendly and non-competitive exchange of experiences, skills, and push hands.(This meeting on a camping ground has no commercial organisator, thus openness and self organisation is expected!)
North Sea Tai Chi Festival
August 18-20, 2017
This is a 3-day outdoor Tai Chi festival, open to all styles, related disciplines and levels.
Immortal Sisters Conference
August 25-30, 2017
Phoenicia (NY), USA
The mission of the Immortal Sisters Conference is to gather together women practitioners and enthusiasts of Chi Kung and Taoist spirituality. The intention is to inspire, learn, empower and share the ancient wisdom of “Returning to the Tao”. The goal is to cultivate balance for women’s lives and for Mother Earth in an overly yang society. By the way: there is a discount for early registration until Dec 30th 2016!
Universal Consciousness Festival
September 7-11, 2017
Estes Park (Colorado), USA
The Universal Consciousness Festival brings together ancient forms of healing and techniques to achieve universal healing along with a diverse, exciting and unique array of performances.
Taiji Forum 2017
September 8-10, 2017
Initiated by Nils Klug in 2016, this meeting is meant to create an international meeting for the celebration of the wealth of the Chinese internal arts with participants from different countries throughout Europe and Asia. It’s about showing and celebrating the different approaches and styles towards Taijiquan, Qigong, Wushu and other Chinese internal arts in all their rich varieties: from health to martial aspects, from traditional to „modern“ systems, from meditative to athletic performances.
Symposium for Integrative Health & Tai Chi Retreat
September 8-10, 2017
Long Beach Island (NJ), USA
This symposium is hosted by the Taijiquan Enthusiasts Organization and Asklepios (an integrative health research group). Expect three days of health seminars, research presentation, martial arts workshops, and spiritual retreat activities.
International Push Hands Meeting in Prague
September 15-17, 2017
Prague, Czech Republic
This meeting consists of workshop (experienced teachers will present their methods of work in Tai Chi Chuan and push hands), practice in pairs (participants will individually agree on how they want to practice in pairs in 10-minute rounds)and a Gala evening (space for presentations of styles, schools and forms as well as a friendly meeting)
International Symposium on Qigong in Italy
October 18-20, 2017
The “NeiDao – The Inner Way” Association is preparing and organizing the Symposium dedicated to Qigong. Renowned presenters from all over the world will be meet and share their experience at the Symposium, coming from China, Japan, USA, Canada, the Netherlands, England, Germany, Switzerland, as well as from all over Italy.
World Congress on Qigong, Tai Chi & TCM
Date not set yet
San Francisco, USA
From spectacular feats & amazing demonstrations, powerful all-day workshops to innovative keynote speakers, everyone is invited to join in this global movement to further complementary alternative medicine!
So those are a lot of big Qi Gong & Taijiquan events 2017!
I am sure there are some more, so please contact me if you know of another meeting that meets my criteria (min. 3 days, min. 3 teachers, English).
And of course I want to wish all organizers and participants success and a good time:
Have fun! Learn a lot! Connect with each other!
P.S.: I would like to add one more big event: the World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day on April 29th, 2017 which is celebrated all over the world!