Most frequent questions and answers
The center is a 4 floors building, that is part of a nursing home for the old generations. The classes take place inside the main building, in several rooms depending on the class. Also in this building we find the administration offices, and apartments for both resident and temporary practitioners. Around the main buildings there are other 2 floors buildings with numerous rooms where the practitioners can choose to stay in.
The Center bases its practice in Zhineng Qigong theory and methods. For healing to happen, the patients need to become qigong practitioners. The practitioners understand Zhineng Qigong science, and follow the theory and practice to achieve the health improvement in the entirety of mind and body. The teachers facilitate the environment, the understanding and the support, and practitioners need to open to a new way of understanding health, and ultimately life, to bring back the harmony within themselves.
* Please note that we cannot accept patients with infectious diseases or people that can’t take care of themselves.
From your country, fly to China through Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, or Hong Kong Airports, and transfer to Xi’an Xianyang International Airport (XIY). You can also come by train to Xi’an City from most of the cities, but we recommend flying.
From the airport to the Center, you can come by taxi. Approximate time is 1 hour (45 km), and cost 200 RMB. We will send you the address of the Center once you have been registered so you can show to any official taxi at the airport. It is a very well organized service, and safe. Taxi service is available for people with special health needs (who really need assistance in arrival, or have lack of mobility). Please, let us know if this is your case.
If you are coming from Xi’an City, you have 2 options to come to the Center: By taxi: Approximate price for a taxi from Xi’an Railway Station to the Center is 100 rmb. By bus: From Xi’an Railway Station East Square, take bus No. 306 and get off at Terracotta Warriors Station. Approximate price is 7 rmb. From Terracota Warriors Museum, Xi’an Center is about 800 meters towards the Qin Shihuang Tomb. We don’t recommend this option unless you are on a budget.
Coming to China requires having a visa. The best is to ask for a tourist visa. Two months before the retreat starts, we will send you an invitation letter and a Hotel voucher so that you can present them in your visa application form.
All the payments will be made at arrival, in cash, and in RMB. This includes: training, accomodation (both types, Hotel and Center), and food.
We recommend you bring your exchanged money from your country. If you need to exchange money in China, you have different options: in the airport, in Xi’an City, or in Lintong village (10 minutes by taxi from the Center). In any way, Bank of China is one good option to either exchange money or withdraw some cash from your credit card. There are numerous offices in and around Xi’an City, and in our nearby village.
We will all have the 3 meals together in the Center, on a buffet basis, no matter which accommodation option you had chosen. The dining hall is located in the basement of the main building of the Center where all classes take place. The food is said to be good for most people coming to the Center, and it has good variety for both vegetarians and non vegetarians.
The weather in Xi’an varies depending on the month. As we will have rain in Autumn, we recommend you bring a rain coat, and an umbrella. Please, have a look on the following website to have a better idea about the weather:
Vaccines. Only the yellow fever vaccine is mandatory for China if coming from infected countries. The rest of the vaccines are optional and they are recommended to any country (tetanus, triple viral, and Hepatitis A).
Mosquitos. In summer time, there are frequent mosquitoes in this area, only at night time. In Autumn, the situation is better, but we recommend you bring some mosquito repellent to prevent from them.
Wifi. There’s wifi in both accommodation options and in the practice room in the Center.
Plugs. You don’t need to bring special adapter as the ones in site are all in one adapters suitable for all.
The Center counts with a washing machine anyone can use to wash their own personal cloths. You need to provide yourself with some soap.
– There is a small shop in the Center where you can buy small things like soap, drinks, and a few other things.
– 10 minutes by foot there’s small grocery shops where you can get some personal items you may need, as well as fruits, nuts, and snacks.
– 10 minutes by taxi you can go to the nearby village Lintong to do bigger shopping. All kind of shops and a bank to exchange money are found in this village.
About 1.5 km from the Center, you will find the Terracotta Museum Warrior. For those arriving earlier, you can go there without needing to buy your tickets in advance. You can either go by foot (20 minutes) or by taxi.