WORKSHOP WITH MASTER ALEX DONG IN GREECE 21-25 SEPTEMBER 2022
We return to Pelion after eight years for another workshop, on Tai Chi Chuan, with Master Alex Dong.
The workshop will take place in the village of Horto in Magnesia at the Leda Village Resort
We will practice and focus on the principles and energy on all the empty hand forms (slow set, hao, fast set, fajin or more) and push hands. The students have to be familiar with those forms.
Wednesday 21/09/22: 17.30-20.00
Thursday 22/09/22: 10.00-12.30 & 17.30-20.00
Friday 23/09/2022: 10.00-12.30 & 17.30-20.00
Saturday 24/09/22: 10.00-12.30 & 17.30-20.00
Sunday 25/09/22: 10.00-12.30
WORKSHOP COSTS: (Classes fee should be paid to Alex Dong).
Double room, total cost 500 € per person.
150 € accommodation + 300 € classes fee (or 350 US dollars) + 50 € expenses for organization costs. Classes fee should be paid to Alex Dong.
Single room, total cost 590 €.
240 € accommodation +300 € classes fee (or 350 US dollars) +50 € expenses for organization costs.
Triple room, total cost 450 € per person.
100€ accommodation +300 € classes fee (or 350 US dollars) +50 € expenses for organization costs.
The above prices include four nights accommodation with two meals, expenses for organization costs and all the classes.
Is very important, to book your room at the hotel as soon as possible because there are a limited number of rooms. With this booking you will confirm your participation. Accommodation cost must be arranged by you in advance to the Hotel. Ask the hotel about cancellation policies. *
The fee for the classes must be paid to Alex Dong. 300 €, or 350 USD approx. depends on the day rate. Ask Alex about deposit and cancellation policies.
Organization costs 50 € must be paid to Lydia Tillianaki or to Yiannis Zoumproulis.
*You need to book your room with the hotel in advance by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning you are from the tai chi group and the dates you want to book. You can book more days if you like in the same price. Cancellation is free until 31 August 2022 (21 days before arrival). After that day there will be a 20% cancelation fee for the hotel which you need to pay yourself at the hotel.
Details of how to get to Leda hotel
First option car rental:
Arrive at main Athens airport Eleftherios Venizelos.
Rent a car and drive to Volos (approx 3hrs and 40 minutes from Eleftherios Venizelos airport, Athens airport), or 3 & 1/2hrs from Athens.
From Volos drive to Horto (Chorto) (approx. 46 km- one hour drive) where Leda hotel is. Notice that gas is at the moment very expensive in Greece approx.2,3 euros per litter (9,2 euros per gallon depends on the day rate) and you have to pay tolls as well 19,05 euros one way. A good option is to rent a car with someone who will travel the same days as yours.
Second option sharing lifts: If you are in the city of Athens you can arrange to get a lift from some of the greek students who will drive back and forth on the same days of the workshop. This has to be arranged in advance to see availability because we will not be many (you have to share costs or petrol and tolls).
Third option public transportation: Another way is by bus from Athens (you have to change buses at least two times and it will take a long time).
From the airport you have to get the bus to Athens Liosia Station: (Address: Athens-Liosia Station (Rikaki 6) and get a bus to Volos. Check the link below:
Buses from Athens to Volos
Then from Volos bus station (Address:Sekeri & Zachou) you get a bus to Argalasti and then a taxi to Leda hotel (6,5 klm approx.) check the link below:
Τimetables for September are still not on their websites so you have to wait closer at the time.
You can do your google research of those places, also may be you find another way!
There are also trains from Athens to Larissa town and then to Volos, but the most common way is buses..
Mini van or taxis sharing: Another way is if many of you are arriving at the same time may be the hotel can arrange transport for you with a mini van or taxis. The cost from airport to the hotel with minivan or taxi will be between 300-500 euros so many people have to share to split the costs.
*You need to book your room with the hotel in advance by emailing them to email@example.com mentioning you are from the tai chi group and the dates you want to book. You can book more days if you like in the same price.
Details of how to get to Pelion will be given to you once you book your place. You can ask the hotel what is the best way of getting there. If there are many of you arriving at the same time may be the hotel can arrange transport for you.
The closest town to Horto is Volos (approx. 46 km- one hour drive).Volos is approx 3hrs and 40 minutes from Eleftherios Venizelos airport (Athens airport), or 3 & 1/2hrs from Athens.