On this longest day we gather together to honour the sacred light of summer, how it feels on our skin, the softness of warm muscles, the deeper breath of ease. Loonsong, it’s gifts of river, grass, woods, stones, loons, owls and babbling brook all invite you to receive the gift of time away, time to self, time to re-discover the body anew. We will celebrate this long day together in ways that heal, that invite voice, laughter and the sharing of stories as our lives unfold.
Lunch made with love from locally grown and sourced veggies is included as well as snacks and beverage throughout the day. We keep it simple and satisfying.
Inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please register with a deposit to hold your space. www.loonsongcottageretreat.ca
June 22, 2019 10:00-4:00
Day Workshop $110
Loonsong Cottage Retreat
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.
Sunday October 1, 2017
$110 includes lunch, snacks
In these times of turbulence, uncertainty and anxiety it can be helpful to explore one’s “inner space” where there is a source of balance, strength, and wisdom. This experiential workshop guides participants to that inner calm through centering exercises, relaxation, guided imagery, free writing/drawing, and discussion.
Susan Walsh is a counselling therapist with a background in creative arts and Psychosynthesis, a therapeutic approach that is based on the premise that every person has the potential to access an inner wisdom and source of healing.
“I learned new skills/techniques to help me deal with stress, negative thoughts and change my way of thinking.” C. Cameron, nurse
“The experience I had was magical…I felt a sense of relief and letting go when I left, looking forward to the next week.” J. MacKay, Healthcare Worker