Questions Frequently Asked
Does one need experience in Tai Chi Chuan or meditation to enroll in the class?
No. The class is an Introductory Program designed for people with no experience in Tai Chi Chuan or Meditation.
Can a student with experience in Tai Chi Chuan or meditation benefit from the class?
Yes. This class is unique in that Theory and Philosophy are gone over in the last few minuets of each class session so that the student knows what they are doing and why and may integrate their Tai Chi Chuan practice into their every day lives. Also as an intensive in the fundamentals of Tai Chi Chuan one can deepen an existing Tai Chi Chuan practice.
Do the students need to be in good health?
Yes. Students must be in reasonable good health and have a good memory. Learning the movements is more mentally challenging, less physically demanding.
Is Accommodation available on site the the Naisuan House
Yes Optional / Convenient limited accommodation available on site at the Naisuan House on first come first serve basis.
We offer private rooms with hot shower and toilet, free Wi Fi and small refrigerator. Each room has a king size bed, overhead ceiling fan. Sorry No Television. 250 Baht per night. Not included in the course fee.
Is it possible to pay by credit card or travelers checks?
Yes you can pay by Master Card or Visa, thorough Pay Pal, you do not need a Pay Pal account to make the transaction.
No, we do not accept travelers checks.
In what currency do I pay the course fee?
Thai "Baht". Click here for currency conversion
How do I Register for the class?
Please click here notify us by e mail the dates of the class you wish to attend we will reserve space for that class and confirm back to you by e mail.
When is check-in?
7:45 A.M.When you arrive the Naisuan House there is no reception on the ground floor, Please Follow the stairs up to the roof for check in.
What is included in the class fee?
48 hours of instruction and feedback. A memory stick with our Training Manual on a PDF file as well as a video of the complete Essential Postures Sequence, Tai Chi / Chi Kung Video and supportive reading materials. Bring your Laptops or Pads.and herb tea before the morning sessions.
Is Private one on one Instruction available?
Yes. Private instruction is possible between our Introductory Classes.
Will the student be able to practice on his or her own after the program?
Yes. The program is designed to give the student the skills to continue their Tai Chi Chuan practice with out further instruction. Students may also wish to continue with one on one advanced instruction to deepen their understanding and practice.
Does the class meet on the weekends?
Yes in order to make the most out the the time you have in Chiang Mai.
Does the student need special clothing or shoes for the program?
Yes Students need loose fitting clothing, thin sole shoes
Are there any physical requirements for the class?
Only that the student be in reasonably good health and be able to move their bodies freely.
Is there an age limitation?
No. The youngest of our students has been 14 years old and the eldest student was 74 years old.
Do students need a good memory?
Yes. The 8 days of class is just enough time to bring the movements into the short term memory. The 30 days following the class the student by practicing daily brings the movements into the long term body memory.
Do students need to attend all three class sessions over the 8 days?
Yes. This is an Intensive Introductory Program
What is the average age of the students?
Most Students are between the ages of 30 and 60 years old.
Where does one eat during the course?
There are many restaurants and food stalls within walking distance of the Naisuan House.