Discover the secret of Shaolin at The Spas at Mandarin Oriental

18th Sep 2012
Discover the secret of Shaolin at The Spas at Mandarin Oriental

In keeping with the Group’s holistic approach to wellness at the award-winning Spas at Mandarin Oriental, Shaolin Master Hu, from The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Sanya will visit a number of the Group’s spas in the Americas between October 19 to November 4, to offer a variety of educational workshops in Tai Chi, Meditation, Qi Gong and the art of the Zen Tea Ceremony.

Master Hu has over twenty years of experience in Shaolin tradition, and has also obtained a high-level of expertise in Tai Chi, training hundreds of students in both China and overseas in this practice. He will speak about the positive effects that tea and food have on both body and mind, in addition to providing lessons to enhance spiritual balance through Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and Meditation.

“We are delighted to bring Master Hu to the Americas, so that he can share his knowledge of these authentic and age-old eastern practices with a wider audience,” said Andrew Gibson, Group Director of Spa. “This is a rare opportunity for guests to experience and benefit from his expertise.”

Classes will be offered at the Group’s hotels in New York, Washington, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Las Vegas between October 19 to November 4. For further information or to make a reservation, please visit and contact the hotels directly via email or phone.

Tai Chi
Follows the principles of yin and yang with both vigorous and gentle natural movements that help to release stress, improve balance and strengthen the muscle system and calm the mind.


Qi Gong and Meditation
Uses breathing to unify body and mind. Focusing on breathing and meditation can improve energy and encourage relaxation and good health.

Traditional Zen Tea Ceremony
The Shaolin Zen Tea Ceremony is the age old art of preparing and drinking tea, that incorporates the senses and encourages participants to use the art of tea and meditation to harmonize both body and mind. The result is a spiritual, relaxing experience that provides a journey to the inner self.


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