July 2024 Turkey / October 2024 Cyprus

2-7 July in Aytepe, Kocaeli, Turkey

5 days of Qigong, Tai Chi, Bagua steps, meditative walks, food and screen detox in the woods at tranquil and peaceful Parpalia Chalet 950 metres above sea level in Aytepe, Kocaeli, Turkey.


Tuesday, 2 July
18:30 Dinner

Wednesday to Saturday
07:30 Meditative walk
08:30 Breakfast
10:00-11:00 Qigong
11:15-12:15 Tai Chi
13:00 Lunch
15.00-16.00 Qigong
16.15-17.15 Tai Chi
18:30 Dinner

Sunday, 7 July
07:30 Meditative walk
08:30 Breakfast
10:00-11:00 Qigong
11:15-12:15 Tai Chi
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Deprature from Parpalia

None of the practice sessions are mandatory.
Friday is silent day until dinner.
The gathering is bi-lingual in English & Turkish.
We will practice outdoors whenever weather permits. Bring a mat or water resistant cloth to sit or rest on during the practices or breaks, hiking shoes, hat, water bottle, slippers, and your personal needs.

Food Detox

You will not consume meat, sugar, alcohol, tobacco or caffeine during the gathering. If you consume any of them every day, start to reduce your intake 2-3 weeks in advance and stop completely on 25 June to prepare yourself.

All meals are vegetarian. If you have specific dietary needs (vegan / gluten free etc), let me know when you are registering. There will be hot and cold water at the restaurant for preparing herbal tea or filling your bottle. You can bring your favourite herbal teas (not black/green tea) to infuse.

Screen Detox

Reduce your mobile phone use during the gathering and keep it in your room from Wednesday to Saturday.


Parpalia Chalet is 85 minutes drive from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (Istanbul has 2 airports! This is the one on the Asian side of the city) If there is enough demand, I will book a coach that will depart from Sabiha Gökçen Airport at 16:30. If you want to book a seat please let me know while you register. The coach fee will be calculated based on the number of participants closer to the date.


€250 to register, plus 10,000 Turkish Lira per person in a twin room or 15,000 Turkish Lira for a single room to be paid to the hotel in cash or bank transfer when you check-in on 2 July.

Includes 5 nights of accommodation, 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners, water, and Qigong & Tai Chi training.


First check availability, and if confirmed, pay €250 to secure your place.

Pictures From Our Previous Gathering At Parpalia

October 2024 Tai Chi & Qigong Gathering in Cyprus

Details coming in early summer