Doesn't everyone secretly long to be a tai chi master, moving their arms like paintbrushes, standing as rooted as a tree, moving with the grace of branches in the wind? But for those who find tai chi a bit frenetic and stressful, there's always chi kung (sometimes written qiqong, chi gong etc), a practice which goes even slower! In some ways, tai chi is like lots of chi kung moves put together to make a beautiful dance. Here are some tai chi festivals, chi kung seminars, and other opportunities to meet and practice with people who enjoy posing in the park and performing exercises with groovy names like Cloud Hands, the Three Swings and Opening Energy Gates.  

Tai chi in 2021


To be confirmed: International Push Hands Meeting Hannover

31-31 March 2021 | Hannover, Germany

For now, we don’t have any information on future editions of this event… The International Push Hands Meeting Hannover organizers say: “Because of the current situation, we can’t meet in M ...


Austrian Qi Gong Days 

21-23 May 2021 | Klostersee, Germany

This year’s topic is “Sehnsucht nach Ganzheit” (“longing for wholenesse”). The organizers of the Austrian Qi Gong Days say (According to Google Translate): “Once a year the ÖQGG ...


8th International Taiji-Push Hands-Meeting

3-6 June 2021 | Hassfurt am Main, Germany

The 8th International Taiji-Push Hands-Meeting organizers say: “This meeting provides TAIJI – practitioners of all styles (Yang, Chen, Wu, Fu …) in a friendly and harmonious atmosphe ...

Taichi Festival Democritus

25-27 June 2021 | Xanthi, Greece

This year for the fourth time the festival will be taking place in Greece. The Taichi Festival Democritus organizers say: “International exchange meeting between teachers, experts and friends of ...



5-25 July 2021 | Alterode, Germany

The Sommerakademie organizers say: “The 27th Summer Academy will take place from July 5th to 25th, 2021 in Alterode. The program is currently in progress and will be published in early 2021. Rut ...

Tai Chi Caledonia

9-16 July 2021 | Stirling, Scotland

The Tai Chi Caledonia organizers say : “Thank you for visiting our website where you will find details of our latest event, Tai Chi Caledonia 2020, our 25th year offering high quality teaching o ...

Les Rencontres Jasnières

23-25 July 2021 | Marçon, France

The Les Rencontres Jasnières organizers say (according to Google Translate): “You will have the opportunity to practice the forms of taiji quan, tuishou, weapons in various internal styles and ...


To be confirmed: North Sea Tai Chi Festival

31-31 August 2021 | Zeewolde, Netherlands

For now, we don’t have any information on future editions of this event… The North Sea Tai Chi Festival organizers say: “The North Sea Tai Chi Festival is a 3-day outdoor festival where, in ...


International Push Hands Meeting in Prague

10-12 September 2021 | Prague, Czech Republic

The International Push Hands Meeting in Prague organizers say: “All fans of push hands (tui shou) and Tai Chi Chuan, who want to meet in a friendly atmos­phere and exchange their experiences, a ...