YangSheng:  Nourishing Life Retreat, 28 - 31 Jan, 2022 @ Coromandel
  • YangSheng:  Nourishing Life Retreat, 28 - 31 Jan, 2022 @ Coromandel
  • YangSheng:  Nourishing Life Retreat, 28 - 31 Jan, 2022 @ Coromandel

YangSheng: Nourishing Life Retreat, 28 - 31 Jan, 2022 @ Coromandel

350.00 - 400.00
28 - 31 Jan, 2022 @ Te Moata Retreat Centre, Coromandels

YangSheng practices & teaching focus on prevention of disease, depletion, imbalances & nourishing life to its fullest.

YangSheng retreat includes:

-Healthy diet & seasonal foods
-Quality sleep & daily rest
-Qigong practice for harmonising Qi
-Daoyin practice for pathogenic Qi purging
-Stretching & body conditioning
-Mind calming/conditioning & meditation
-Foundational principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine
-Daoist philosophy & lifestyle guidance
-Harnessing the nature & surroundings
-Harmony with yourself & others
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About the retreat

The YangSheng retreat is inspired by the Daoist YangSheng "life nourishment" practices and teachings. The purpose of this retreat is to discover, plant and nourish seeds within that lead towards good health, vitality & happiness.

Taught by Kate & Henri Lebedev, whom have travelled the world dedicating their lives to studying the internal arts of QiGong, NeiGong, TaiJi, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Yang Sheng, Daoism, Buddhism, Yogic practices & more..

PRACTICES & TOPICS COVERED

Activities are designed with a rhythmic flow, changing from theory to practice to rest.

  • Alignment with lunar & solar cycles (Chinese lunar New Year is on 1 February, 2022)
  • Nourishing diet, energetics of foods & seasonal eating 
  • Qigong routine (+ instructional video for post event practice)
  • Stretching & body conditioning routine (suitable for all ages)
  • Mind cultivation exercises & foundations of meditation practice
  • How to optimise sleep & daily rest 
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine concepts (yin-yang balance & 5 elemental phases..)
  • Daoist philosophical approach to life (kindness, humour, balance, simplicity..)
  • Tea Ceremony & premium herbal tonics 
  • Nature time (walking, swimming, gardening)

DAILY STRUCTURE

  • Good morning
  • 6.00 - 7.00 am Personal wakeup practice
  • 7.00 - 8.00 am Stretching & body conditioning routine
  • 8.00 - 9.00 am Breakfast & tea
  • 9.00 - 10.00 am Daily discussion topic (e.g Chinese Medicine foundations for daily life)
  • 10.00 - 11.00 am QiGong routine group practice
  • 11.00 - 12.00 pm Mediation & mind cultivation
  • 12.00 - 3.00 pm Lunch, free time: e.g nature walk, swim or rest
  • 3.00 - 4.00 pm Daoyin practices: opening the body, clearing stagnation 
  • 4.00 - 5.00 pm Stretching exercises for seated practices
  • 5.00 - 6.00 pm Meditation practice
  • 6.00 - 7.00 pm Dinner
  • 7.00 - 8.00 pm Talk about various topics (e.g going to sleep and waking up)
  • 8.00 - 8.30 pm Evening meditation
  • 8.30 pm onwards - free time & rest, one night we will walk to see the glow worms
  • Good night

ACCOMODATION & VENUE

The event is hosted at Te Moata retreat centre, located near Tairua town in the Coromandels (www.temoata.org). Te Moata includes 344 hectares of native forest, further surrounded by national parks and conservation areas. Pristine beaches are a 10 minutes drive away, and the glorious Cathedral Cove is >30 mins away. Te Moata has a fresh water spring running through the property, supplying the centre with (triple filtered)  fresh spring water. Beautiful gardens, nature corners, waterfalls and swimming holes, fruit and vegetable gardens are dotted all around the land of Te Moata.

Price includes accommodation at the Centre in single, double and dormitory rooms (and a few little forest cabins). There are a few cottages available for modest extra fee.

FOOD & CATERING

All food for this retreat will be carefully considered to optimise the experience. The food will be simple, fresh and seasonal. The recipes will include foods that suit together in combination and have healing/nourishing properties. 

WHO CAN JOIN?

This retreat is suitable for young and old, those with previous experience in the Chinese arts such as TaiJi or QiGong, or those with no previous experience. All topics will be easily understandable, down to earth, practical and relatable. The emphasis of this retreat is on the foundational practices & principles of life nourishment. The teachings are designed so they could be easily integrated and carried on in daily life post event.

COST

Full cost of the retreat is $400 (Concession rate: $350)

3 nights, all meals, accommodation, tea ceremony, various premium herbal tonics, access to Te Moata's beautiful nature, Qigong videos for post event practice and two teachers to guide you along your journey :)

more info

Please email Kate & Henri on gate@cloudwanderers.com or call 0273 647 194

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