. . . JUST BREATHE . . . 


with Hedwig Bakker

11-13 March 2022

We are breathing all the time; from the moment we were born until we die.

Breath happens all by itself and is the quickest source to our aliveness.

So the breath keeps us alive and besides that, consciously working with the breath has many other benefits as well.

You don’t have to get anything: you have this precious tool already. You only need to know how to use it and work with it skillfully.


We have only one nose, and just the inbreath and outbreath, yet there are many different breathing practices to help us to become calm, clear the mind, feel present, relaxed, centered & grounded, balance our emotions, and sustain physical health.

When used skillfully, our breath can tremendously improve our physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Who wouldn’t want that?


The practices are easy to learn and easy to do. It requires nothing other than your breath, and your willingness to work with it.


We will practice during session of sitting meditation, walking meditation 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.

Practicing Qi gong & 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 mind, your emotions, 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.



6 pm: Dinner


7.30pm: Welcome & First Session




7-7.45am: Sitting & Movement Practice and setting a Motivation for the day


7.45-9am: Breakfast


9-10.30am: Sitting Practice & Walking Meditation


10.30-11am: Break


11-12.30pm: Qi Gong Practice


12.30pm: Lunch


2-3.30pm: Sitting Practice & Walking Meditation


3.30-4pm: Break


4-5.30pm: Qi Gong Practice


6 pm: Dinner


7.30pm: Sitting & Movement Practice




7-7.45am: Sitting & Movement Practice and setting a Motivation for the day


7.45-9am: Breakfast


9-10.30am: Sitting Practice & Walking Meditation


10.30-11am: Break


11-12.30pm: Qi Gong Practice


12.30pm: Lunch


1.30-2.30pm: Concluding session of Sitting & Movement


2.30pm: End of Course talk

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 each workshop is… $190

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. When making your booking or booking enquiry, please let us know the type of accommodation you prefer and we will get back to you. (Please note that accommodation for group retreats cannot be booked directly through the online booking system on our Accommodation page.)

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Accommodation prices per night


Camping per person (unpowered)                                    $20

Dormitory per person (shared toilet facilities)                  $32

Single room (shared toilet facilities)                                  $55

Rustic single hut (shared toilet facilities)                           $55

Single cabin (self-contained)                                            $100

Double room (shared toilet facilities)                                $76 (for 2)

Double cabin (self- contained)                                         $100 (for 2)

Triple room                                                                            $94 (for 3)