MINFULNESS, QI GONG and BREATH 7DAY Retreat at Te Moata

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Te Moata Retreat Centre

180 Paul Road

Tairua, Coromandel 3591

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A 7-day (or 4-day) residential retreat : uncovering the natural ease of your own Being

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Take time to settle into the stillness of a silent retreat and feel into the natural ease and wisdom of your own inherent Heart. In this 7-day retreat, we follow a guided rhythm of breath work, qi gong, sitting and walking mindfulness practice, with a structured programme for the first 3 full days, followed by a more spacious time during which you can find your own rhythm of practice, reflection, writing and rest, between scheduled sessions with Rachel. You are welcome to attend as much or as little of as little of the programme as you choose, and, if you are not able attend for the full 7 days, there is a 4-day option with a set fee of $595. Please email rachel@theartofminfulness.co.nz for details of how to enrol for 4 days.

The retreat will be mostly in silence for participants, but there will be plenty of guidance, tuition and input from me, and the opportunity to speak with me if you need to. The first evening and the last morning are not in silence, and there will be a one-hour circle each day to talk and share insights, questions and comments, if you feel to.

benefits

Drop your responsibilities, let go, relax and deepen into the ground of your own Being

Fully oxygenate your body on a daily basis

Deepen into the ground of your Being

More vital energy (qi) in your body

Greater awareness of the habit patterns of mind that interfere with your inherent happiness

A toolbox of mindfulness practices you can use in everyday life

Improved wellbeing, and tools to sustain that

A more focused mind and greater mental wellbeing

A chance to ‘go deeper’ than is possible in a 3 or 4 day retreat

you will be offered:

Guidance and inspiration for present-moment awareness, in stillness and movement

Breathing practices for fully vitalising the body and down-regulating the nervous system

Qi gong warm ups and stretches

Sitting and walking meditations

18-part qi gong form (Shibashi tai chi qigong)

Guided enquiry meditations

6 Taoist healing sounds

Three evening Feldenkrais ‘awareness through movement’ lessons

Three evening talks

Qi gong practices that you can take home and use as practical tools for well being

Time for rest, writing, tramping the local tracks, reflection etc.

7-DAY RETREAT

$600 (covers registration, accommodation and meals at Te Moata) PLUS DANA (for the facilitator’s time, tuition, guidance, and programme).

Please note: Dana is based on the principals of generosity and self-responsibility. It a payment to the facilitator reflecting an exchange of energy according to what you feel to have received and of course what you can afford. It takes into account that this is the facilitator’s way of earning money in the world!

Dana can be paid in cash or by bank transfer at the end of the retreat.

4-DAY RETREAT

$595 fixed fee (includes registration, accommodation, delicious vegetarian meals, and all tuition, guidance and retreat programme

Please note:

Te Moata charges a $15 surcharge for bedding; $10 surcharge / day for special diets:

$5 - $10 surcharge per person per night for single/double room or hut requests.

You can bring this in cash for Lorraine, the retreat manager, when you come to the retreat.

Please Email rachel@theartofmindfulness.co.nz if you require any of the options below:

$5 - $10 surcharge per night if you request a single or double room.

$15 surcharge if you request bedding; $10 surcharge / day for special diets:

$5 - $10 surcharge per person per night for single room or hut requests\

people say

‘If you need time out for yourself, in a loving and warm environment, I recommend one of Rachel’s retreats. Her wisdom and kindness are truly wonderful.’

- Kirsty Kynoch, 2020 Oct retreat

‘This is a retreat to return to your Source, to return to Papatuanuku. … Rachel is an incredible facilitator…. The energy, stability and movements of qi gong constantly reflected those of the beautiful forest and river surroundings of Te Moata retreat centre.’

- participant from 2020 Oct retreat

‘Rachel was so incredibly accessible and human in her teaching – there was no ego or pretense of knowing everything, and that made the experience so much more relatable.’

- Kelly Pretty, 2020 Oct retreat.

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180 Paul Road

Tairua, Coromandel 3591

New Zealand

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