A day for personal well-being becomes a radical act of self-love in this period of the seemingly escalated movement of our lives. It is in these times when we need to inquire deeply into the quality of what we are taking in as well as what we are able to return, how well are we serving those we love? Even small acts of self care can begin to create change for individuals simply through the creation of more space within. A day or two away for the sole purpose of ‘making space’ for replenishment cannot be overestimated in its impact and benefit to yourself and to those who love you. And a day at Loonsong with Bethany holds a quality and an allure that those who know, know.
On this day of Eclipse, and one of only 2 days each year that we have this opportunity with Bethany, we will gather at Life As Art Studio with the intention of making space within our lives to step in, to seek and bless within ourselves whatever we currently need and to do this within community to share and to sense belonging.
This day includes snacks and a healthy vegetarian lunch from locally sourced and organic food. Interested in staying the night and having a day for self on Sunday? Please inquire. Massage Therapy available on Sunday.
There is limited space for this retreat. Please register at www.loonsongcottageretreat.ca to secure your place.
Saturday Sept. 22, 2018 10:00-4:00
Loonsong Cottage Retreat
$110.00 includes snacks and a nutritious lunch
Carol Anne Landry and Kathi Ryan join together to offer a weekend of Qigong Movement blended with Nia. Both of these practices move ‘chi’ or energy through the body and offer an overall sense of well-being. The intention of this retreat is to increase body literacy through sensing the voices of the body and to discover ourselves in new ways. By combining these two techniques (and Meditation) we will feel an aliveness and create a balance that will sustain us beyond the weekend.
Sheng Zhen Gong is a system of Qigong that is unique in that it focuses on Opening the Heart and teaching that Love and qi are original, universal energies that are never separate from one another. As one’s Heart naturally opens through the regular practice of Sheng Zhen Gong, Love and qi begin to flow through the practitioner. As eloquently stated by Master Li Jun Feng, “Sheng Zhen Qigong is movement and non-movement combined; internal as well as external; physical as well as spiritual. It benefits the body and your life. The heart and the spirit return to simplicity and freshness. You can be in the present to enjoy every moment in life, to taste the fullness of life.”
Nia blends nine movement forms into a movement practice that is
sustainable for the body and which addresses the whole person. With only
52 Moves Nia brings conscious awareness to every body part and teaches us
how to LIVE in and LOVE the body. In this workshop we will be touching
on only some of the many aspects of the Nia Technique so consider this an
introduction to moving energy a little differently. Nia is a safe, gentle practice that meets you right where you are.
Saturday Oct. 6- 10:00am – 5:00pm Sheng Zhen Gong with Carol Anne Landry
Sunday Oct. 7– 10:00am – noon Nia Technique with Kathi Ryan
Sunday afternoon is free time to explore, play, share conversation, have a massage.
Saturday Workshop Only $110. CAD Includes healthy lunch and snacks
Full Weekend Retreat $190. CAD Includes dinner, evening social,
shared accommodations and light lunch on Sunday
(bring your favourite breakfast)
Please register with a $25 deposit to hold your space.