FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How can I help?
  2. How are funds raised and how will they be used?
  3. What will the students be learning?
  4. What is the YMAA Retreat Center's federal nonprofit status?
  5. What is the YMAA Retreat Center's educational accreditation status?
  6. How can I offer my support?
  7. What are the donation benefits?
  8. What is the YMAA Retreat Center's mailing address and phone number?

How can I help?

Any type of support you can offer will help us. This project will significantly influence and benefit society internationally, now and in the future. The next generation of highly skilled teachers trained at the Retreat Center will pass their knowledge on to countless others, raising the standard of training, and spreading the benefits of the traditional arts and culture throughout the world for many years. Get involved now at the ground floor.

As a nonprofit organization, the Retreat Center requires financial assistance to maintain and develop the facilities and ensure the longevity of the training program.


How are funds raised and how will they be used?

Dr. Yang has invested as much as he is able into the construction of the Retreat Center facilities himself. Continued funding for the project is provided by donations from the public through frequent fundraising campaigns. We are happy to discuss exactly how the funds raised will be used for the project. All supporters who become involved will receive ongoing reports of all activities, the progress of each student, and milestones that have been reached.


What will the students be learning?

For the Full-Time Program, a comprehensive listing of all aspects of the training program and curriculum is posted in the Full-Time Program section.

Visitors who come during non-seminar seasons join in on the current full-time students' training regimen.

Visitors who come to participate in seminars will learn whatever seminar topic they come for, in addition to some daily activities, such as meditation and basic Qigong training.


What is the YMAA Retreat Center's federal nonprofit status?

The YMAA CA Retreat Center is a privately operated foundation that is registered as a nonprofit, charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. This means that for individuals within the U.S., donations to the YMAA Retreat Center are tax-deductible. You may view the YMAA Retreat Center IRS letter acknowledging our 501(c)3 status.

You may also review more nonprofit information on the YMAA Retreat Center via GuideStar.


What is the YMAA Retreat Center's educational accreditation status?

Unfortunately, we are not an accredited institution due to our school offering only a vocational programs. We are recognized and approved by SEVP (Student Exchange Visitor Program) as a private, vocational, educational institution.


How can I offer my support?

For more information, or to request a Donor Packet, please contact us. A Retreat Center faculty member will respond to your questions. You may also arrange to have a meeting with us, in person or online.


What are the donation benefits?

Aside from being tax-deductible, donations at different levels of sponsorship will entitle you to additional benefits listed in the Sponsorship section.


What is the YMAA Retreat Center's mailing address and phone number?

YMAA Retreat Center
P. O. Box 290
Miranda, CA 95553
Tel: +1 (707) 502-8739