24-26 March 2023 with Hedwig Bakker
Our breath is the foundation of our aliveness. Breath is life.
Breath happens all by itself from the intelligence of the body.
The breath does not just keep us alive, but is also instrumental in our physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
We are breathing all the time but not all our breaths are created correctly and healthily, with grave consequences. When used consciously in a skillful way, the breath can serve as a medicine so that it can improve our health, our physical body, balance and elevate our emotions, bring calm, clarity and stability to our mind. Our breath is a beautiful, healing, mysterious gift.
We have only one nose, and just the inbreath and outbreath, yet there are many different breathing practices to improve our entire being.
We will practice during session of sitting meditation, walking meditation, breathwork and Qi Gong based movement.
Qi Gong (pronounced: chi kung) is an ancient Chinese practice of working with your internal energy through gentle movement, standing postures, breathing exercises and meditation. It is a nourishing practice to improve your inner well-being and has a rich connection with the natural world. Qi gong is often called a moving meditation.
The practices are easy to learn, joyful to do and suitable for all ages and abilities.
Practicing Qi gong, breathwork & meditation is all about uncovering your inner resources for health, happiness, well-being and fulfilment.
The silent nature of this retreat is a precious opportunity to really be with yourself and deeply connect with the practices to feel their power and purpose.
What to expect:
-Experience for yourself how Mahamudra centre with its peaceful setting, beautiful grounds and supportive staff creates a wonderful and conducive retreat environment.
-Feel empowered and joyful through practicing with others.
-Bring home a toolset of very valuable practices to work with your body, your emotions, your mind, and feel inspired and connected to all of life.
This program is suitable for anyone interested in this topic: anyone who breathes, can join.
No previous experienced required, just come as you are.
About the Teacher, Hedwig Bakker
Hedwig has been practicing meditation since 2000 and has completed many individual and group retreats. She has been leading meditation classes, courses and retreats since 2004 in India, Nepal, the Netherlands and New Zealand.
She also is a certified Holden Qi Gong teacher and these many years of personal practice and leading retreats and courses have resulted in a richness of experience and a genuine joy in sharing, guiding and leading others in meditation practice.
Hedwig’s courses and classes are universal and suitable for people from all walks of life. Her approach is joyful, gentle, practical, down to earth, and with a sense of lightness and humour.
Your investment for this retreat is $225
This covers the centre’s facility fee and fully catered, healthy vegetarian meals (vegan/gluten free options are available).
Accommodation is available at the Centre at an additional cost.
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Accommodation prices per night
Camping per person (unpowered) $20
Shared room per person (shared toilet facilities) $38
Single room (shared toilet facilities) $60-$65
Rustic single hut (shared toilet facilities) $65
Single cabin (self-contained) $110
Double room (shared toilet facilities) $86 (for 2)
Double cabin (self- contained) $120-$150 (for 2)
Triple room $104 (for 3)