Dates: 24th – 26th July 2020
Who should attend? This is not an open workshop. Priority places are offered to students, and former students, of the School of Acupuncture in Bologna and other practitioners in Italy.
Arrival times: Please arrive Thursday 28th July – it is difficult to reach the retreat at night time. Check out is on Monday 1st August.
How to book: For Qi Gong, please contact Daniela, secretary at the School of Acupuncture in Bologna: firstname.lastname@example.org
For accommodation, please contact Virginia Wood at La Croce (details below).
Location: LA CROCE Retreat. Casentino National Park – Tuscany, Italy
How to get there: www.lacroceretreats.com
The daily programme
7am – 8am: Stretching exercises and gentle ‘Waking’ Qi Gong to greet the sun
10am – 12 noon: Qi Gong
3pm – 6pm: Qi Gong by the river in the national park, plus free time for swimming, reading, relaxing etc
7pm – 8pm: Sun-set Qi Gong
There will be opportunities to swim in the national park’s river. There is also a small pool at the retreat and plenty of hammocks to read and rest under lovely trees.
Interview with John at La Croce retreat in 203
About the Qi Gong training
This retreat will provide a wonderful opportunity for personal development and empowering your own life’s journey.
This is a fantastic 3 day Qi Gong workshop in which John will teach a wide variety of Qi Gong forms, including ‘water’ Qi Gong down by the river and ‘Swimming Dragon’ Qi Gong which is excellent for improving metabolism. There will be 4 practice sessions per day, starting early in the morning and ending as the sun goes down over the beautiful national park.
Particular attention during the Qi Gong training will be learning how to work with ‘energy connection’ for internal organs, mental health and for acute and chronic illnesses, in both a medical and non-medical setting.
The practice will focus on the connection with the Qi (energy chi), for fine-tuning that connection and extending the connection to perceive many layers and dimensions of the mind, body and spirit matrix. The exercises are designed to release old and hidden blockages/traumas that will enable each person to further cultivate their own healing journey.
Other specific exercises are designed to connect with the Qi of nature – the sky, earth, trees, water and stars to profoundly deepen the healing experience.
Accommodation and food
The cost of accommodation and food is charged separately from the cost of the retreat (please contact Virginia for rates).
The house itself has 16 beds – one large room with 7 beds, 3 doubles and a triple. There are 2 large bell tents which can sleep at least 4 people. Plus there are smaller tents available which are made up with comfortable bedding (or you are welcome to bring your own tent and sleeping bag). There are also bed & breakfasts in the area.
A fantastic variety of excellent food is provided at the retreat (breakfast, lunch and supper), plus wine. Please advise Virginia of any special dietary requirements.
To book accommodation, please contact:
Cross Retreat Centre
Loc Siregiolo 10,
Chiusi della Verna,
Arezzo – Italy
Tel + +39.348.3828891