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.
As women, as mothers and as caregivers we offer ourselves up to others and it is as natural as breath. As women and mothers we are connected to the great Mother at a deeply profound level and can sense her discomfort as we would sense it in our loved ones.
Mothers Day is a day for all Mothers to celebrate and to honour their heroic contribution to the family, the personal and the global. Our relentless ability to care for others extends beyond our own front doors to embrace all beings everywhere and, being our nature, we may not fully grasp the scope of our giving. It is who we are and this retreat is about making it our turn. We will honor the Great Mother by connecting to the elements in nature. We will play and accept the gifts of Earth’s energies into our bodies through our feet while ‘Earthing’ and moving through the fresh dewy grass of spring and the sand on the beach. We will immerse as much of our bodies to the river as we each desire and explore movement while setting intention to release energy what we are holding and no longer need.
May is the month of new beginnings for the earth and in simple ceremony we will offer our gratitude for her support in our lives. This may include creating a natural mandala if weather permits or a different creative pursuit if weather suggests.
In this Mothers Day retreat we turn the focus away from others and shine that same light of love back onto ourselves through the simple practice of celebrating ourselves and each other in small yet meaningful ways. This requires a surrender from you, an ability to hand over the reins of care to another so that you can float gently in this place of being nurtured. Though not always recognized as a need, it most definitely is. Give yourself the gift of time and leave this weekend revitalized with a full cup from which to give again.
This retreat includes a 60 minute massage by one of your hosts, Candice Connor RMT or Kathi Ryan RMT, a movement experience, creativity, embracing nature as the day allows, rest and time to BE, delicious food and shared accommodation.
May 13-14, 2017
Saturday 10:00- Sunday Afternoon
Investment in Self: $200
Gift Certificates Available