November 8-13th 2019 5 places remaining
February 28th – March 4th 2020 bookings open September 1st
Bala Brook, Dartmoor, South Devon
“Becoming a true human being” is a Taoist phrase pointing to the capacity to realise both our extraordinary, timeless, transcendental essential nature and to live this in the ordinary, day to day existence of our life. The intention with this retreat is to ignite this capacity by engaging in our direct experience of the Three Treasures of Jing, Qi and Shen. We will also explore the qualities of both the timeless Peace and Joy of the heart as well as its tender, sensitive and very human aspect. See below for more information.
The retreat is limited to 14 students to allow time for sharing of our experience and individual guidance.
Together we cultivate a quality of Presence, an embodied, heartful awareness that is curious, responsive, insightful and engaged with the immediacy of each moment. Within this field of Presence the specific practice of the Hua Gong Forms is offered to wake up the transformation of the Three Treasures of Jing, Qi and Shen.
Through the physical aspect of the Qigong, we cultivate our Jing, physical essence or power, rejuvenating the body on a cellular level.
The Meditative practices contain a strong energetic transmission, liberating the Qi, releasing ‘stale energy’ and ‘old information’, connecting us to the richness of our inner life and the deep nourishment available all around us.
From a grounded, connected, open state we let go into a free and responsive practice, allowing the Qi to move us, liberating the body light, or Shen, re-connecting us to our essential nature.
The practice of Inquiry in pairs explores various themes arising from the retreat within an environment of Presence, kindness and curiosity, helping us to integrate the depths of our being with the ordinariness of everyday life.
There will be sessions throughout the day and evening, with time to rest and digest the practice. Some of the retreat will be in silence.
Cost of each retreat
£590 including accommodation and food.
Residential beautiful, peaceful and secluded location on the edge of Dartmoor with single rooms and shared accommodation, organic vegetarian meals.
Timings Friday 4pm-Wednesday 2pm
For more information or to book please contact Brad Richecoeur on 01364 644040 or by email
“To penetrate the hardest armour, use the softest touch.
Yielding melts resistance, density is filled with light.
Good work accomplished without effort.
In silence the teachings are heard
In stillness the world is transformed”
Lao Tse, Tao te Ching, translation unknown