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MOUNTAIN QI - QIGONG RETREAT IN 2024

Friday 07 Jun to Friday 14 Jun 2024

Wednesday 11 Sep to Wednesday 18 Sep 2024

For 2024 we will return to the Chamonix Valley. Join us for a wonderful Mountain Qi experience in a contemporary French chalet just a 20 minute walk from Chamonix. Practise Qigong with a like minded group of people with stunning views of Mont Blanc. Take walks among the alpine villages or take the famous cable car to Aiguille Du Midi. There's something very special about practising Qigong in the mountains and we are really excited about this retreat.

EXAMPLE DAILY ITINERARY

  • 07:30 - 08:00 Morning Qigong
  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 - 12:00 The Eight Pieces Of Brocades
  • 13:00 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 18:30 Free Time
  • 18:30 - 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 - 20:40 Meditation

Baduanjin

Baduanjin (The Eight Pieces of Brocades) is a traditional Qigong sequence. Developed during the twelfth century by the famous army general Yueh Fei as a way to strengthen the body and balance the vital functions of the organs to support the health of his soldiers.

The sequence consists of eight individual exercises that when put together form a gentle, grounding movement practice. For centuries, practitioners have used these eight forms to balance Qi energy, align with the natural world and the elements, and support the body’s organs and meridian systems.

Although simple, these exercises have a lot to offer. The forms can be practiced as set as physical exercises, however, by involving your mind in your practice and understanding the energy flow, you will get the most benefits!

The Eight Pieces of Brocades is a sequence you can do every day! It’s good for stretching and strengthening the muscles and connective tissues around the joints, help to improve posture and alignment, promote better blood & energy circulation, and reduce stress.

ACCOMMODATION

This is a newly built, sleek and modern 5 bedroom chalet. The impressive living area is flooded with light and the qualities of space and light continue throughout this beautiful chalet.

THE FOOD

All week, we will have an onsite cook (aka Chef Adam), who will provide us with a full board bespoke menu for our time together. Inspired by the local Haute-Savoie cuisine, the food will be wholesome, nourishing and joyful to eat. With locally sourced meat, cheeses and delicious vegetarian based options we can cater for all dietary requirements.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included as are a range of soft drinks. When reserving please include details of any dietary restrictions you may have.

THE RETREAT PACKAGE

  • Eur 2,800 - Eur 3,400 p/p depending on the room

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 7 nights in a luxury chalet in the French Alps
  • Full board menu (including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks)
  • Soft drinks (tea, coffee, juices etc).
  • All Qigong and meditation sessions taught by Kseny

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

‘Just wanted to say once again what a wonderful week this has been. I have learnt a lot more about Qi Gong and I feel really motivated. You and Adam made us all feel so welcome and created a wonderful and magical atmosphere. I often find it difficult to be around people but Qigong and the lovely group made it so much easier. ‘’ J.

‘The retreat was wonderful – thank you. To be honest I am still overwhelmed by the whole experience. The Qi, the mountains and animals and everyone’s warmheartedness. I feel incredibly grounded and restored and grateful to have met you, Adam and the others. Thank you both again.’’ S.

‘’You both made it a magical week. I can’t thank you enough. Qigong and new friends - not forgetting the amazing food and treats - who could possibly ask for more?’’. G

HOW TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE

If you would like to attend please contact me. We will then be able to confirm what spaces are available and provide you with the payment details.

A 25% deposit is required to secure your place. This is a non-refundable deposit so please make sure you can attend the event.

The remainder of the amount is due 12 weeks before the retreat. Once paid, this is also non-refundable.

If we do not already know you (through either previous retreats, private classes etc) please include a description about yourself when enquiring.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Please arrange a comprehensive travel insurance policy (including cancellation cover) which includes cover for your personal belongings, personal injury or accident, public liability etc, since these are not covered by the owner's insurance. Please also do not bring any valuable items. It is advisable to take out travel insurance to cover medical situations such as COVID-19 as well as issues related to border closures.

CANCELLATION

Cancellation of the chalet - In the unlikely event the villa owners cancel the accommodation, we will hire another villa of a similar or better standard in the local area. This will obviously be communicated to you as soon as possible and you will not be liable for any additional cost for accommodation.

Cancellation by Kseny - In the even more unlikely scenario where Kseny has to cancel the retreat e.g. due to death, illness or family emergency etc you will be refunded 100% of the amount you paid for the retreat. This will not include any travel, transfer or other associated costs, either directly or consequential. As such, please arrange travel insurance which includes trip cancellation.

Cancellation by you - If you are unable to attend the retreat you will lose the 25% deposit if you give more than 12 weeks notice. If you cancel with less than 12 weeks to the retreat you will forfeit 100% of the retreat cost.

HOW TO GET THERE

Chamonix is very well connected to the public transport network. You can take a direct bus from Geneva airport which takes approx 1:30 hours or you can take the train to Chamonix train station. Alternatively there is ample private parking.

Would You Like To Attend?

Places are limited to between 5-6 people so please act quickly!