A huge thanks again to all those who attended the National Retreat this year - another huge success for all involved. See photos below, all courtesy of Verena Jonker. We're just working our way through the evaluation forms now, so will have some testimonials up soon - watch this space :-)
Here's the 2018 events details:
Inspired by last year’s beautiful and unified retreat, we plan to continue to deepen our understanding and experience of the Five Heart Qualities - to weave them into our everyday lives so they support our growth, healing and positive development.
THE PROGRAMME Our programme,is supported by a powerful Qi-field and designed to develop overall life enhancement, improve health and well being and to maximise positive change in all participants. It is lead by experienced Yuan Gong Qigong teachers who collectively offer a vast amount of knowledge and experience of Qigong and self-healing. During the week we will:
Learn and practice of Yuan Gong Qigong: beautiful moving and still meditations using the body, mind, and Qi. Suitable for anyone, any age and any physical condition.
Experience Qi healing, in a completely safe and gentle way to improve the body’s Qi condition.
Learn powerful tools for life cultivation and deepen understanding of Ren Xue.
CAN I ATTEND IF I AM A BEGINNER? Absolutely. Everyone- including those very new to Yuan Gong is welcome. We strongly recommend you read “Wellbeing Begins With You” before you come. This will give you a good foundation in the theories and principles of Qigong and Ren Xue and make a real difference in your ability to experience deep change, and gain tangible long lasting benefit from the retreat.
WAINUI HEIGHTS Surrounded by lush bush and birdsong, Wainui Heights is nestled in the Banks Peninsula hills. It is spacious and heated with warm log fires. Approximately 1½ hours from Christchurch.
DATES AND TIMES Sunday 20 May The retreat begins with dinner at 6pm. Registrations are open from 3pm. Please don’t arrive early as teachers will be involved on their developmental day. Teachers only day (For those who have completed Level One) Saturday 19 May 2pm. The retreat ends after lunch on Saturday, 26 May.
Double (twin shared) $850.00 pp
Quad bunkroom bottom bunk $590.00 pp
Quad bunkroom top bunk $500.00 pp
12 bed bunk room (mixed gender) $450.00 pp
All rooms, apart from the bunk room, have en-suite. People need to bring their own linen & pillows.
OPTIONAL EXTRAS Linen (sheets, duvet, pillow, towels): $25.00 for the week Pillow only: $5.00 for the week
MEALS The above prices are inclusive of healthy vegetarian meals made with fresh produce and cooked on-site. Please bring extra snacks if you feel you need additional protein or food between meals. Tea, some herb teas and instant coffee are provided. There is no extra charge for gluten free and dairy free meals.
TRANSPORT FROM AIRPORT $25.00 each way. Busses have been booked to get you to and from the airport:
Teacher’s day – a bus will leave the airport at 12noon, Saturday 19 May.
Open registrations - the bus will leave the airport at 2pm Sunday 20 May.
The return bus will leave Wainui at 1pm Saturday 26 May arriving approx. 3pm.
Please arrange your flight arrival and departure times to catch these buses. Buses can also stop in Halswell.
CARPOOLING If you would like to either share or offer transport to or from the retreat, please contact Darryl email@example.com
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE Support for those with medical conditions will include counseling, emotional support, and general advice but not medical care. Should you be advised you need medical care you will need to leave the retreat and seek medical services in Christchurch. Please take care to fully complete the questions about your medical conditions on the registration form. It is essential to bring all medication and medical equipment that you require for your personal care and self-administration to the retreat.
Cancellations Full refund is payable up to 30 days before the retreat. 50% refund payable up to 7 days before the retreat. Non-refundable after that.
DONATIONS The retreat is run by teachers on a voluntary basis. Donations recognise their contributions and those of the Ren Xue Australasia Trust to organise retreats and to give ongoing support to teachers and Ren Xue activities. If you wish to make a donation, this can be made before and after the retreat on the Trust’s website or at the retreat through Val Swatridge. If you wish to make a donation, please take your personal circumstances into account. Note all donations are tax deductible. For further enquiries, more information, or to purchase a copy of Wellbeing Begins With You, contact: Val Swatridge: Ph 027 2865431 E: firstname.lastname@example.org , or Darryl Walker: Ph: 021 384410 E: email@example.com or see Yuantzecentre.com or renxueaustralasia.org We look forward to seeing you at the retreat!