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2 - 5 June 2023 with Hedwig Bakker

Kings Birthday Weekend

Qi Gong (pronounced: chi kung) is the art of working with your internal energy (Qi) through gentle movement, standing postures, breathing exercises and meditation to improve your state of being.
Qi gong is often called ‘meditation in motion’.

It is about learning nourishing practices for health, vitality, happiness, joy, connection, well-being and fulfilment. Becoming your own best master: mastery of your life, of your energy, cultivating the energy you want in any given moment or situation.

Qi Gong is easy to learn and enjoyable to do. The movements are slow, flowing, rhythmic, accessible and practical. Combined with meditation, the benefits of the practice will soon be experienced.

In this retreat we will work with the five principles of Qi Gong:

- Energy, Vitality
- Ease, Relaxation
- Resilience
- Joy, Enjoyment
- Being present, Grounded

We will explore and strengthen these principles through sitting and movement practice, cultivate them as powerful inner qualities to live by, so that we can enrich our days, our connections with others and live more fulfilling lives.

This retreat is suitable for anyone interested in learning the beauty, effectiveness, simplicity and power of Qi Gong and meditation. No previous experience required. For those who have done any of this before it is a wonderful opportunity to deepen and enrich their practice.

- Parts of this retreat will be conducted in silence -

Mahamudra Centre provides very conducive conditions for this retreat with its rural character, beautiful views,
peaceful atmosphere, spacious grounds, supportive staff, and nourishing meals.

About the Teacher, Hedwig Bakker

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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 $280

This covers the centre’s facility fee and fully catered, healthy vegetarian meals (vegan/gluten free options are available).

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Accommodation is available at the Centre at an additional cost.

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Accommodation prices per night


Camping per person (unpowered)                               $20

Dormitory 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)

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