Wellness Vietnam Holidays is to organise a cultural and wellness program exploring the famous cities of Myanmar with the opportunity to practice Tai Chi and meditation among some of the country’s most historic and spiritual landscapes, the company said.
The 12-day ‘Tai Chi in Mystical Myanmar’ program from March 1-12, 2015 is timed to visit the country during the ‘full moon’ or Tabaung , the country’s largest pagoda festival taking place at the sacred Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon.
Barbara Sapienza, an American disciple of 19th century Chen Style Taiji with over twenty years of practice, will lead the daily Tai Chi and meditation sessions. Barbara will teach the Silk-Reeling exercises designed to develop spiralling power and increase Qi energy, Wellness Vietnam, a boutique wellness travel agency based in Ho Chi Minh City, said.
The itinerary will explore Shan state with a three-night stay at Inle Lake offering insights into the ethnic hill tribe culture and the local life surrounding the lake. Each morning will begin with a Tai Chi and meditation session in the resort’s garden before beginning the day’s excursion.
Heading north, the itinerary continues to the former royal capital of Mandalay with visits to the Royal Palace and a leading teaching monastery. Visitors will depart Mandalay via a private charter boat travelling upstream on the Ayeyarwaddy towards Bagan. A highlight is practicing Tai Chi on the deck as the sun descends over land, the Vietnamese company said.
The three-night stay in Bagan will allow visitors to explore the fascinating architecture and history of this ancient kingdom. The morning begins with Tai Chi practice in the lush garden overlooking the Ayeyarwaddy and the day concludes with an evening meditation inside a private pagoda on the grounds of the resort.
The program is open to all levels including beginners who are interested in learning the Tai Chi. Price is from $4,850 (sharing) for an all-inclusive in-country program. One would be able to save $600 for early booking by 15 December, the company said.