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.
Date: October 21, 2017
Facilitators: Carol Anne Landry
Day Workshop, lunch and snacks
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. The theory is that everything came into being through the power of Love, including Qi. As one’s Heart naturally opens through the regular practice of Sheng Zhen Gong, Love and Qi begin to flow through the practitioner. In time, one begins to experience that, indeed, Sheng Zhen, or unconditional love, resides within oneself, transforming ones consciousness and view of life and the world.
As is 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. 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.”
“To embark on the practice of Sheng Zhen Qigong is to embark on a journey of rediscovery, back to one’s true home.”
Kathi Ryan is owner/operator of Loonsong and is available during this retreat for whatever you need to feel safe and comfortable. Kathi prepares delicious healthy food from local and organic suppliers.
Carol Anne was first introduced to Sheng Zhen Gong in 2003 through Dr. Rose Johnston. After attending a weekend with Master Li in Mahone Bay in 2009 she began teaching weekly classes in Antigonish. Her class has been offered through Recreations Programs in both the Antigonish and Port Hawkesbury areas, as well as yoga studios and meditation centres. In 2014 she attended a 10 day teacher training with Master Li and Jing and is now inspired to teach full day workshops a couple of times a year in the Antigonish area.
This is a day to play with words and to speak to what is meaningful to you. When we express what shows up for us in the moment it can often surprise us. Several times I have approached this poetry play with a specific intention and had something completely unrelated unfold before me. I consider this part of the magic in opening yourself up to inspired art forms.
The day will begin with intentional movement in order to feel into our body/mind and give birth to the voice that resides within. A collection of words and phrases will be available to choose from and I invite you to bring your own magazines, maybe even pre-cut whatever speaks to you, words or images.
The purpose of this day is to relax and share in the company of others while being creative. Music, and floor space to move on when inspired, will enhance this day with the Joy of being and moving in our bodies. Plan on a potluck salad bar where I provide the greens and each of you bring a healthy condiment to add. Snacks, coffee and tea are provided.
Life As Art Studio 15811 RT, 316 HWY, Country Harbour
May 20, 2017
Please bring something yummy to add to a salad of fresh organic greens and an equal measure donation to Loonsong for your experience.
Loonsong Cottage, a 3 bedroom open concept cottage across the road from The Life As Art Studio, is available to rent for anyone wanting to have an extended retreat on this weekend. Contact me for details.