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2-5 February 2024 - Hedwig Bakker

Waitangi Weekend

Qi Gong is the art of working with your internal energy, your aliveness, your life force energy through
gentle movement, breathing practices, standing postures and meditation.
We all want to have an abundance of internal energy: we want our energy to be elevated and circulating within us.

 
We get energy from many different sources: breath, food, sleep, exercise, other people, the natural world. In this retreat we will tap into source energy from the earth, nature and the universe to increase our vitality, elevate our emotions, contribute to inner harmony, joy, happiness, connection, a vibrant body full of energy and create a calm, clear, intuitive mind.


This retreat is a beautiful opportunity to get the ‘Qi Gong experience’, getting a taste of the magic and
power of Qi Gong: feeling alive & vibrant, elevated, light, expanded, inspired, content, easeful, joyful, balanced and much more.


We will combine our Qi Gong practice with sessions of mindfulness meditation to strengthening our
present moment awareness: the mind being here-now, experiencing the fullness of the present moment. Training in present moment awareness will make every experience more vivid, alive, full, like adding an extra quality.


This not only supports our movement practice but will also enrich everything we do in daily life: making our actions and moments more effective and successful because you give it your full attention, giving everything that extra quality, extra sharpness, color and vividness.


What to expect:
- Practice sessions of Qi Gong, breathwork, walking meditation & sitting meditation
- Experience the power and joy of practicing together with others in a retreat setting
- Enjoy the beauty, tranquility and rural setting of Mahamudra centre
- Please note that parts of this retreat will be conducted in silence.

 

This retreat is suitable for people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, is suitable for those who are new to the practice as well as for those who have practiced Qi Gong & Meditation before.

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.

$545 single room
$480 twin share room
$410 camping (unpowered)

Rooms have shared toilet and shower facilities.

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We may have a self contained cabin available,

ask us to put you on the waitlist if you would prefer this option.

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