Mindfulness and the Art of Moving Meditation through Chi Kung

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The five thousand year old ancient and mystical art of Chi Kung, the art of drawing life force into your being, reminds us to let go of obstructions and imbalances.
Chi Kung is an integration of physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused intention, harnessing Presence. The gentle, rhythmic movements of Chi Kung reduces stress, builds stamina, increases vitality, and enhances the immune system.

Chi Kung’s most powerful influence came from the 28th Buddhist Patriarch in India, Bodhidharma. He took Buddhism to China, and is considered to be the father of martial arts. He taught the monks how to know the divine (consciousness, true nature, spirit) within, and how to be present with this state in this physical reality, thus combating the disease of their frail bodies.
This sacred path has been kept secret for many centuries but is now freely available if you are able to decipher its true meaning. In this workshop you will learn to feel the chi, and the art of moving Chi Kung, and Iron Shirt Chi Kung. This is a form you can practice everyday at home. You will also learn to use mindfulness and energy practically, to heal and transform yourself and others.

Facilitator:

Michael Lewis has been teaching Chi Kung for fifteen years and through his affinity with the east, makes this mystical art accessible. He has an honours degree in drama and is a mindfulness coach and he uses these tools to guide the practitioner on a path of self discovery. He was trained by Tao Master Mantak Chia in the art of Healing Love and Iron Shirt Chi-Kung. He is a multi talented martial artist who practices arts such as Tai Chi, Kung Fu, and Muay Thai kickboxing and has studied with a Kung Fu master in Taiwan in the art of Bodhidharma I Ching Kung Fu (the art of remembering what you already know). Working with energy on a daily basis, Michael has become extremely in tune with energy flow and has helped many people to unblock the resistance that prevents them from realizing their full potential, by shifting energy and clearing negative emotion in the body.

Costs:

The cost for this retreat covers accommodation, vegetarian meals, and beverages from Friday evening until Sunday lunchtime. Note that the cost of this retreat may increase in 2019 – please check back in January for final cost.

The cost excludes DANA, a monetary offering to the retreat facilitator as the facilitator is not paid. Dana boxes will be put out on the last morning of the retreat next to the tea station.

Twin/double room with en suite bathroom (per person): R1 380
Twin/double room with shared bathroom (per person): R1 160
Single room with shared bathroom (only 3 available): R1 560
Single use of en suite room (if space available): R2 040
Single use of twin/double room (if space available): R1 600
Dormitory: R940
Camping (own tent): R740

Booking:

To book, please fill in our on-line booking form – one form for each person attending. A 50 % deposit will confirm your booking.