Daoist Internal Arts Camp

September 2019

Frederick, Maryland, United States

Course Overview

On the East Coast of the US, in Maryland, we shall see our first public lengthy retreat of the Daoist arts in 2019. Damo has had private students in the area for a number of years now but only short events have been available to the public up until this time. September 2019 will see our first ‘open’ ten day long event which looks at the Daoist arts in great detail.

The basis of Daoist practice is that the arts should follow the harmonisation of four aspects: internal movement, external movement, internal stillness and external stillness. If these four can be understood and worked with effectively then internal transformation will take place.

Over the ten days, a complete system of Daoist practice will be looked at. More details will follow soon as we work to develop the timetable and course content more. Please let us know if you are interested and we will keep you updated as the event develops.

Course Information

Details coming soon

Location: Frederick, Maryland

Date: 6th to 17th September 2019

Price: Coming Soon

Please do not purchase flights or accommodation until we have provided more details.

Information regarding the accommodation for the course is still to follow. Currently we have the option of staying on-site in shared dorm rooms or off-site in local hotels and B&Bs. Once we have this clarified this, we will let you know.

Information regarding the food for the course is still to follow. On other retreats we have food available on-site either cooked by students in small teams or sometimes cooked by staff at the retreat centre. Once we have clarified what will be happening at this venue, we will let you know.


The Nei Gong process taught by Damo Mitchell and Lotus Nei Gong is a classical process and is, at times, very strong. For this reason we do not wish for anybody with psychological disorders or those with serious medical issues/needs attend these events. There are many ‘medical’ Qi Gong schools out there that would be more appropriate for these kinds of needs. Nei Gong is also not suitable for pregnant women or anybody under the age of 18 years old. Lastly we reserve the right to ask any student to leave the training immediately if we deem the training to be unsuitable for them or a risk to their well-being. If any student attends a course such as this with known psychological disorders or medical issues that may put them at risk, they take full responsibility for their actions and any outcomes. Lotus Nei Gong International nor its staff will be held accountable in such instances.