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Tue, Sep 19


Zen Tao Centre

Qi Gong Weekend retreat

Summer Qi Gong and Meditation Start the year with a weekend of qi gong and meditation in nature. Bring your tent or camper and stay on the land. ( no cost ) Lunch and morning/afternoon tea is provided - self catering for other meals/ shared meal Saturday night.

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Qi Gong Weekend retreat
Qi Gong Weekend retreat

Time & Location

Sep 19, 2023, 11:50 PM – Sep 20, 2023, 12:05 AM

Zen Tao Centre , 143 Rahu Rd Karangahake /Paeroa

About the Event

This retreat is offered to explore and experience Qi Gong in nature and deepen into meditation.  We will learn to develop our ability to sense and nourish Qi, to witness our movements and deepen into the expression of Qi. A beautiful short Tai Chi form connecting to heaven and earth will be taught.

Qi Gong is a way to improve and maintain health. It is a form of exercise and vital part of  Traditional Chinese Medicine. Its roots go back thousands of years; and different practices have developed according to the needs of times.

Until early 1900 Qi Gong exercises have been kept secret in China. Now various styles are taught openly worldwide, and research has confirmed its many benefits. Regular Qi Gong practise can support our wellbeing and health, and help to overcome anxiety and stress of daily living.

The course content:

  • Standing and moving Qi Gong - (various sets: ShiBaShi, 8 Brokades …)
  • Enhancing our ability to sense,  build and harmonise Qi
  • Gather and nourish Qi
  • Practice free flow of Qi
  • Enhance peace and calm from within
  • Four direction Tai Chi (short form)
  • Going inwards -  sitting meditation

All levels of experience welcome.

Venue:  Zen Tao Centre - 143 Rahu Road, Karangahake 3674, New Zealand

Tutor :   Rielle Friedrich


Saturday 10.00 am - 5.30 pm     Saturday evening : Qi Sound therapy/ meditation

Sunday      9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Cost:    $ 350 for 2 days / Day 1 can be booked on its own for $175.  (Full payment due 28. January 2023)

Deposit:   $ 50 ( non-refundable) to reserve your place

Price Includes:  tuition,  morning and afternoon tea,  plus nourishing lunch


Payment: Please pay via Internet Banking:

Account name: ZENTAO

Account number: 02 0396 0082339 00

Please use your name as reference and Qigong Camp as Code

Accomodation: you are invited to stay on the land in you own accomodation.

There are 3 simple toilets ( long drop and normal flush toilet) - there is one indoor and one outdoor shower.

The kitchen is in the barn - please note, we have limited fridge space.

In case of very unfavourable  weather participants can sleep in the barn at night, but need to pack up during day for class.

Other accomodation: 2 airbnb options in walking distance have opened up just recently.

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Contact: Rielle  
Ph: 027 862 8448

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