The Symposium Integrative Health Tai Chi Retreat is primarily hosted by two organizations. The academic research aspect of the event is hosted by ASKLEPIOS, while the workshops and retreat aspect of the event is hosted by Taijiquan Enthusiasts Organization. Both organizations are programs of HPL 501c3 Institute , an umbrella organization dedicated to helping small groups and non-profits enable people to achieve Health, attain Prosperity, and develop Leadership.
ASKLEPIOS is a group of researchers dedicated to ensuring rigorous and scientific methods are applied to research on integrative healthcare studies such as Tai chi, Qigong, Massage Therapy, Yoga, Pilates, etc. They publish research agendas for the integrative healthcare space, support research projects, conferences, journals, and other publications dedicated to spreading factual and proven information about integrative therapies while dispelling and discouraging non-reproducible and non-testable therapies such as gurus and faith healing.
Taijiquan Enthusiasts Organization is an open society of Taijiquan enthusiasts dedicated to practicing Taijiquan (also known as T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Tai Chi, or just Taiji). Tai Chi includes three pillars of Internal Martial Arts Practice: Form, Qigong, and Push Hands. Taijiquan is an ancient Chinese martial art known for its health benefits as well as being functional for self defense. Our mission is to share the benefits of Taijiquan.