Upcoming Events:


March 18-23, 2018 - TC Alchemy, Opening Three Eyes

Sunday-Friday - 5 nights
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
57 Interlaken Road StockbridgeMA 01262


April 15th, 2018 Push Hands for Lovers
Rick will be teaching at Peaceful Wolf/David Shaver venue.
More info TBA


May 11-13, 2018 - Introduction to Ba Gua Zhang
with Fukui Yang and Rick Barrett
Eastover Estate and Retreat
430 East Street, Lenox, MA 01240


T'ai Chi for Health, Peace and Soft Power
Free Intro Class on June 19th, 6:00 pm
6 session weekly class June 26th - August 7th
New York Open Center
22 East 30th Street, NY, NY 10016


(June 29th-July 1st, Rick will be judging at the International Chinese Martial Arts Championship in Orlando, Florida. No plans to teach, but if you are there, you might run into him.)


July 20-22, 2018 - Yang Cheng Fu's Original 13 Postures
with Rick Barrett
Eastover Estate and Retreat
430 East Street, Lenox, MA 01240


Tai Chi Alchemy in Sedona, AZ will be on Sept 21-23, 2018

Registration is open.

Tai Chi Alchemy at Kripalu Part 2

This was the first trip to Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health for Maria and I. It is one of those legendary institutions, like Esalen and Omega, and we didn’t know what to expect. We weren’t disappointed. The 350-acre campus overlooks Lake Mahkeenac and is just down the road from Tanglewood in the Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts. The grounds are immaculate and beautifully landscaped. The lodging is functional/no frills, but comfortable enough. (We didn’t spend much time there, save to sleep.) The seminar we presented was “Tai Chi Alchemy: Get Out of Your Head and Into the Game.” We… Read More

Tai Chi Alchemy Comes to Kripalu, March 18-20

This is one you won’t want to miss: Maria and I will be teaching “Tai Chi Alchemy: Get Out of Your Head and Into the Game,” at Kripalu Yoga in Lenox, MA, March 18-20. Kripalu has been hosting extraordinary programs for the past 40 years, and (the catalog says) is “the largest and most established retreat center for yoga, health, and holistic living in North America.” This is a rare opportunity to get an adult dose of what we’ve been cooking up for the past 35 years (it’s still simmering on the stove). Lately, we’ve been refining the process to make… Read More

Now That’s a Year!

Happy New Year! I hope you have been enjoying the holidays and that they have been filled with Love and Light. We had a full house for Christmas for the the first time in a few years, and we had a blast. My granddaughter, Kiara, is seven now and she wanted the NYC tour. We didn’t do it all, but she got an adult dose of the Big Apple. The weather was crazy warm (mid-70s one day) and that brought some unexpected guests–mosquitos! I’m serious. Mosquitos at Christmas! Lots of them. (One persons suggested that they were imported with the… Read More

Song Kua Seminar at Peaceful Wolf T’ai Chi

A week ago I had the wonderful opportunity to teach a seminar at Peaceful Wolf Tai Chi  in East Haddam, CT, hosted by my good friend, Sifu David Shaver. David is an 81 year old testimonial to the power of the internal martial arts to keep you youthful and active. He has been an actor and a rodeo bull rider, among other professions, and now focuses on teaching taijiquan and other martial arts in his beautiful studio (built by David and his students and modeled after the Zhang San Feng Hall at the T’ai Chi Farm). As I mentioned in… Read More

Sunday Song Kua Seminar at Peaceful Wolf T’ai Chi

There is still time to register for my seminar this Sunday at Peaceful Wolf T’ai Chi in East Haddam, CT, hosted by my good friend, Sifu David Shaver. The main theme is Song Kwa: Awakening from the Trance, and I’m really excited about this stuff. It’s the biggest thing I’ve come up with since Energetic Coherence. Come prepared for some big surprises. Here’s what David wrote about it: Subject: Rick Barrett Workshop Dear Friends, It is with great pleasure and anticipation that I announce this year’s workshop with Rick Barrett: Song Kwa: Awakening from the Trance. Once again Rick brings us another break… Read More