Qigong, Meditation and Enquiry.
Bala Brook, Dartmoor, South Devon
March 11th-16th 2022, a few places are available.
October 14-19th bookings open at Easter
For more information or to book a place please contact Brad Richecoeur on 01364 644040 or by email
The retreat is limited to 12 students. As well as the group practice there will be individual guidance, time for sharing of our experience and space to rest and digest. Beautiful, peaceful and secluded location on the edge of Dartmoor with single rooms for everyone and organic vegetarian meals.
Freedom of Being
This retreat brings together the practices of Enquiry, Qigong and Meditation to support us in an ongoing exploration into who we are, both our eternal timeless nature and this ever changing experience of being human.
By bringing an interest in meeting each moment just as it is, we explore our capacity to live more fully this precious life; opening to the possibility of tasting the freedom of being through embracing life as it unfolds from one moment to the next, in all of its ups and down – the glorious, the messy, the awkward and the delightful.
The work is both effortless and rigorous; deeply relaxing and yet not casual; all encompassing and very specific; playful and deep; mysterious and yet blindingly obvious; intangible and yet right in front of our nose. Paradoxically these realisations are so close and always available to us and yet there’s nothing to hold on to and nowhere to get to.
This is a very personal and individual enquiry for each of us if we are interested. You are very welcome to come along.
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 Qigong is offered to help free up our energy and attention.
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 ‘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 Enquiry in pairs explores the 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 £695 includes tuition, accommodation and food. A deposit of £150 is required to reserve a place.
If the retreat has to be cancelled because of Covid-19 a full refund will be offered. An additional £50 may be needed if Covid-19 safety guidelines are in place to cover the cook’s extra work.
Bala Brook is a beautiful, peaceful and secluded location on the edge of Dartmoor with single rooms and organic vegetarian meals.
Timings Friday 4pm-Wednesday 2pm