Here is a description of my experience at the Taichi School
My name is Benjamin Viatte and I have been practicing at Yangshuo Taichi School for one year. Though beforehand, I didn't have the slightest clue about the practices I was going to learn, they now profoundly changed my body, my mind, my way of living. I am now honored to be able to transmit this knowledge to other people, making their lives better as well.
Though this whole experience is very rewarding, it wasn't easy the whole time: many of the exercises necessary to learn Taichi require a fair bit of patience, and that is exactly the quality that you will have aquired when you return home. Training is usually done in a small group, which is the perfect compromise between teacher-student time and student-student practices. The training doesn't fill up every minute of your day either, so you have flexibility to train what you like during the off-time.
The food is very good, healthy, and very Chinese. Perfect for this kind of environment. The nature around the school is awe-inspiring, a real catalyst for finding inner energy and drawing energy from the outside as well. The only downside is that in rare high seasons, the restaurant can get quite busy and noisy, but this only happens several weeks throughout the year. The building is located slightly outside of Yangshuo, which helps prevent you from getting too much into the nightlife, not a bad thing for peaceful and balanced practice. The school is by the riverside, making a relaxing swim - or bamboo raft ride - just steps away.
All in all, it was truly a life-enriching experience, I will be back one day. In the meantime, I will be sure to carry and share these treasures all over the world.
Thank you for reading and I wish you the very best.