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Raglan Weekend Retreat

Saturday 14 November–Sunday 15 November


Learn to …

Engage your personal process through movement, breath and meditation.

Cultivate nourishing practices for health and wellbeing.

Transform difficult states into positive energy, relaxation and flow.

The Teachings …

Drawing on ancient Chinese and Tibetan concepts and practices, Dyana Wells and Dr Violet Sherwood integrate four complementary disciplines to invite states of energy, flow and wellbeing.

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The retreat will introduce Five Element Qigong alongside the other movement and meditation practices.

Qigong   Tsa Lung   Kum Nye   Meditation   Art Play

  • clear the meridians
  • recognise and release habitual patterns
  • cultivate deeply nourishing feelings
  • generate loving kindness towards all
  • clarify and gain insight into the discoveries

We can develop our potential to balance and harmonise internal energies in relationship with the external cycles and energies of nature.

Registration for Weekend Retreat in Raglan, 14th-15th November 2020

An immersive retreat with Dyana Wells and Dr Violet Sherwood

In Raglan, Waikato, New Zealand


Saturday 9:30am to 4:30pm
Sunday 9:30am to 4:00pm
one hour lunch break each day

$180 Early Bird

$200 from October 18th


Payment by Bank Transfer:

ANZ 11-5345-0240619-01

  • Notes:
  • Kitchen is available to prepare light lunch.
  • Herbal Tea will be provided.
  • Morning yummies provided both days.

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Qigong is an energy system developed in China between 4000 and 8000 years ago for strengthening and directing life force energy through the body. Ancient Chinese sages and healers observed the natural world, its cycles and seasons, the movements and habits of animals, and the elemental forces of sun, moon, stars, water, mountains, sky, earth and trees. They developed a system for moving energy in a synergistic flow with the rhythms of nature that proved to be an effective method of self-healing. In Chinese, Qigong is represented by an ideagram that combines two ideas – the concept of energy or breath, and the concept of skill or work. So, Qigong refers to skilful means of working with life-force energy, the energy in all living things. Working with our body’s meridians or energy lines, Qigong increases the healthy flow and distribution of life-force energy, thereby strengthening our vitality, boosting our immune system, calming our mind, and healing difficult states that arise from imbalances of energy.
Practising Qigong regularly helps us to feel alive, calm, alert, focused, relaxed and grounded. Through Qigong practice we cultivate and balance our life force energy for enhanced health, vitality and wellbeing.
Qigong uses flowing gentle movements to nourish and support the flow of energy through our body. Combining body, breath and mind within each movement, Qigong can be considered a form of moving meditation, combining all the benefits of a physical workout, cardiovascular exercise and meditation in one practice. As a result, Qigong may relieve or reduce stress, tension and pain. As the greater flow of qi balances our emotions we may feel a deep inner peace and relaxation. Integrating mind, breath and body in Qigong nourishes all our cells with vital life energies, clearing blockages or stagnation, strengthening weaknesses and reducing overstimulation or excess of energy. This has the effect of balancing our internal states naturally over time. … See the full introduction to Qigong and Five Element theory by Dr Violet Sherwood here.

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