After the wonderful experience in this Spring we are glad to announce that this Autumn we are coming back with another retreat in Leggiuno!
The retreat consists in 7 days of full immersion in the ancient Daoist pratices of Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Meditation.
PURPOSE OF THE RETREAT
The purpose of this retreat is to turn inwards to deepen our understanding of ourself in an environment of mutual support.
According to Daoist philosophy the season of Autumn is a time of turning inwards, to have a look at ourself and draw conclusions from the learning experiences we have gone through during the last cycle. For this reason Autumn is known as the season of Harvest, a very fruitful moment for spiritual growth.
The retreat will provide an essential understanding of Daoist practices and how to apply them in the pursuit of an healthy and balanced lifestyle.
TAI CHI and QI GONG
These methods were developed in ancient China in order to heal the physical, emotional and mental bodies and to awaken their latent potential.
In those times many sages investigated the mysteries of the universe and observed the harmonic principles that govern the natural world.
They realized that by unifying themselves with these principles it was possible to lengthen life and access the great wisdom that governs the universe. For this purpose they developed methods such as Qi Gong and Tai Chi.
These practices were transmitted to us by our teacher in the temple of the Five Immortals in the mountains of Wudang, China.
The retreat is suitable for all levels of pratictioners, from who wishes to explore something new, to who has a background from other types of practices to who already is experienced in tai chi and qi gong.
06:30-08:00 Qi Gong practice
08:00-10:00 Breakfast and rest
10:00-12:30 Tai Chi and Qi Gong Class
12:30-16:00 Lunch and rest
16:00-18:30 Tai Chi and Qi Gong Class
18:30-21:00 Dinner and rest
21:00-22:00 Sitting Meditation Practice
For who doesn’t have the possibility to join for the whole retreat or wishes to take on the practice less intensively we offer the possibility to join the following classes:
Saturday 12 October: 10:00- 18:30 (55€), includes 2 classes of 2h each and lunch
Sunday 13 October: 15:30- 18:00 (20€)+ optional vegan dinner (15€)
LOCATION AND FOOD
The retreat will be hold in a beautiful household with park by lake Maggiore in Leggiuno(VA). There will be comfortable bedrooms or private double bedrooms on request. For personal hygiene participants will have at their disposal comfortable bathrooms with showers.
Not less important than the practice is the alimentation that we offer: three delicious vegan and probiotic meals will be served every day. These meals will be studied especially to provide an appropriate nourishment for the practitioners and to maintain the body and mind healthy.
The full price of the retreat is of 500 euros for full and it includes all the practice and classes (4 sessions per day), delicious probiotic and vegan food and accommodation.