MOUNTAIN QI - QIGONG RETREAT IN THE FRENCH ALPS
Saturday 09 September to Saturday 16 September 2023
Now Fully Booked - Reserve For 2024
Join us for a wonderful Mountain Qi experience in a contemporary French chalet just a 15 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
- 08:00 - 08:30 Morning Qigong
- 08:45 - 09:30 Breakfast
- 11:00 - 12:00 Learn The Muscle Tendon Change Classic
- 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
- 14:00 - 18:00 Free Time
- 18:00 - 19:00 Dinner
- 20:30 - 21:00 Meditation
Muscle Tendon Change Classic (Yi Jin Jing)
Yi Jin Jing or Muscle Tendon Change Classic is one of Qigong's classics. Yi means transformation, Jin - muscle or tendon, Jing - cleanse or clean. It can literally be translated as ‘’transform the quality of your muscles and tendons’’.
The routine is widely known among Shaolin masters and martial artists for its strengthening qualities on the muscles, tendons and bones. Through a series of slow, deliberate stretches and rotations, the major muscle groups are stimulated resulting in better blood and energy circulation throughout the body as well as making the joints stronger.
Although somewhat challenging, it can be adjusted to suit all levels. There are 12 movements in total that you will learn during our week together. By the end of the retreat you will have a clear understanding of the movements, its benefits and will be able to practice safely at home.
The 6 bedroom chalet has quality fixtures and furnishings throughout. It's luxurious interior is complemented by the unbeatable panoramic views of the Mont Blanc Massif. 4 of the bedrooms are fully ensuite whilst the other 2 share a bathroom. 3 of the bedrooms have access to the lower terrace with direct views of the mountains.
All week, we will have an onsite chef (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
- Private Double Room With Ensuite - Eur 3,000
- 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.
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 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 2 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!
Would You Like To Attend In 2024?
Retreat 1 - Friday 7-14 June 2024 (French Alps)
Retreat 2 - Friday 6-13 September 2024 (French Alps)
Places are limited to between 5-6 people