T’ai Chi Retreat – 17th to 19th April 2015

Come and have a post-Easter de-stress and detox with relaxing T’ai Chi and Qigong sessions in a tranquil and remote mountain setting, sharing the picturesque mountain scape with curious Clydesdales on a working farm at the head of the Rangitata River.

When: Friday 17th April to Sunday 19th April
Where: Erewhon Station
Cost: $250 per person

 

T’ai Chi Retreat FAQs

What’s included in the price?
The $250 fee for the T’ai Chi retreat includes your accommodation and (healthy, wholesome) food, as well as training and tuition. You will need to cover transport to Erewhon and any additional expenses – such as a horse ride – if you choose to do this.

Where is Erewhon?
Clear directions and a map will be provided to participants. Erewhon is quite literally at the end of Hakatere Potts Road, which extends towards the Southern Alps from Mt Somers. Erewhon is about 25 minutes beyond Lake Clearwater. The last section is on gravel roads – a 4x4 is not required but it would be best to have a vehicle with reasonable ground clearance. Lift share amongst participated can be arranged.

Where will we be staying?
Accommodation is in the old farmhouse at Erewhon. This means shared rooms (approx. 4 people to a room if we are fully booked) with bunk beds, a communal lounge, kitchen, and dining room, and a bit of a clever scheduling to get a spot in the bath or shower.

What do I need to bring along?
Bedding. A mattress cover sheet and pillows are provided, but you will need to bring a sleeping bag or duvet, pillow case and a towel.
Comfortable clothing and shoes for exercise and walking, including rain gear in case it is wet. A book or notepad for your spare time, a camera, a torch (just in case the power goes off – or you fancy an evening walk).  A small daypack and water bottle to carry lunch and a jacket when out walking.

What will we be eating and drinking?
The focus will be on healthy food – with herbal teas, fresh fruit, crisp salads and good hot meals. No alcohol. The fare will be largely vegetarian, but will include some fish. Individual preferences can be catered for – you can detail these on your registration form.

How many people will be taking part?
The cottage can sleep 17, but we will probably cut off at 12 participants. If demand is greater we could enquire about camping or using the old shearing shed. We currently have space for about 5 more people.

How much training will we be doing?
Participation in the training sessions is voluntary, but obviously encouraged.


Fri 17th April: Arrive from 3pm. Free time to 5pm.
5pm – 30 minute Chi Kung session. 5.30pm – 30 minute T’ai Chi session
Pre-evening meal – optional led meditation sessions
Communal supper followed by free time (optional games / evening walks)
Sat 18th April:
6.30am – 30 min Chi Kung session. 7am – 60 minute T’ai Chi session
8am – Fruit salad (optional stretching). 9am – Breakfast.
10am Optional walk with picnic lunch to explore surrounds. Short T’ai Chi session before lunch. Return by 2pm. One-on-one short 15 minute individual feedback session for each participant (booked time slots and teacher – between 2pm and 4pm). Others free time.
5pm – 30 minute Chi Kung session. 5.30pm – 30 minute T’ai Chi session
Pre-evening meal – optional led meditation sessions
Communal supper followed by free time (optional games / evening walks)
Sun 19th April:
6.30am – 30 min Chi Kung session. 7am – 60 minute T’ai Chi session
8am – Fruit salad (optional stretching). 9am – Breakfast.
One-on-one short 15 minute individual feedback session for each participant (booked time slots and teacher – between 10 and 11am). Others free time.
11am – 60 minute T’ai Chi session
Noon – lunch. Participants free to enjoy a walk or tranquil setting and can leave at any time during the afternoon/evening.

I’m interested, how do I book?
Email Shaz and let her know if you’re putting your name down as a definite, or a maybe. She will send you a registration form.

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19 March 2015, 23:49
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