15 Days » Qi Gong - Chan Mi Gong Retreat, Greece
15 days / 14 nights
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The exercises are very old and come from Buddhism Chan, the diamond path of Buddhism.
Qigong comes from the Taoist tradition and means "working with energy", "taking care of energy" or "energetic exercise". It is a combination of slow movement, conscious breathing and comforting presence in the body.
Qigong is an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
These millennial meditative exercises are designed to increase your own life energy (Qi) and harmonize your body, mind and soul. Here man sees himself as part of nature, as part of the larger whole, as a microcosm in the macrocosm.
This reconnection with nature and the knowledge that everything is in flux can give us strength, confidence, safety and security. In the state of relaxation and combined with the external sources of Qi, the whole body is gently moved and brought into its internal order. The mind rests. Then you increasingly feel the free flow of life energy.
The goal is to reach old age with health, serenity and serenity.
Chan Mi Gong is also known as "spinal qigong" or "Buddhist qigong". It can be translated as "Secret Meditative Immersion Exercises".
In a deep state of relaxation, the spine is moved up and down in an undulating manner. Then we discover again the four possibilities of spinal movement: waves, displacement, gyrus, winds. The whole body is included.
The goal is to experience the spine as an antenna swinging freely between heaven and earth and thus be in constant communication with our energy sources. From a physical point of view, we gradually dissolve deposits and movement restrictions in the vertebrae as well as tension in the back and pelvis.
Excerpt from qigong seminars:
In the nine simple "Dantian exercises" can we the feeling of connection experienced. The experience of a micro cosmos in macro cosmos to be, is one of the significant impact of this ancient range practice. To this also belongs a profound sense capacity of Yin and Y ang and the understanding that everything in change is.
The "perfect practice with the elements" is one, the movement by which we from the heart outward with the Qi of water, sky, nature and earth connect.
"Body cleansing" refers to about the meridian system. The meridians are clear of cloudy qi and nourished by fresh qi. In addition, the spine is prepared for other exercises.
The "source of light" allows us to breathe cosmic qi through Bai Hui and distribute it with the breath in the body. We extend this light as a light cover of the energized us.
In "The Four Basic Chan Mi Gong Exercises" try that our new spine again. In a deep state of relaxation, waves commute and turn the spine so that they then be in free motion, still twisting can.
Natural & Holistic Therapies
8am - 9am Cleaning the meridians, The light source, Dantian practices the series in silence
10am - 11am Balance and release of shaking exercise. Chan Mi Gong: Basic Exercises
11:00am - 11:15am Short break
11:15am - 12:30am Beat exercise, dantyan individually exercises in detail explain and deepen theoretical foundations, dantyan exercises practicing facial massage gratitude exercise
6:00pm - 7:30pm Qigong and Chan Mi Gong breathing exercises and meditations
"The qi of the cosmos is eternal. You learn to breathe with the sky."
You will either stay in a room in the main building or in one of the spacious apartments within a 1 to 3-minute walk. All accommodation has a balcony or terrace, shower / WC, TV and fridge, most with sea view. Wi-Fi reception is available at the restaurant. The complex also includes a tavern and the seminar room.
Our complex with tavern and exercise room is surrounded by beautiful olive, lemon and orange trees. It is located on a gravelly beach with clear calm water. Other beaches are in Kalamos and the surrounding idyllic bays. The breakfast and dinner buffets are served on the terrace directly on the beach or in the restaurant.
Breakfast , Dinner
Food Types Supported
Fruit Based, Gluten Free , Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian, Pescatarian (You take fish but not meat), Regular (Meat, Poultry, Fish), Seafood, Vegetarian
Additional Things to do
- 4 Full day excursions (price per walk: from € 25 including transportation)
- Greek Circle Dances (price per night dance: 5 €)
- Individual massage sessions, eg shiatsu or Thai massage
- Language course (price per class: 5 €)
What is included
- 14 nights, bath / WC, refrigerator, air conditioning (extra charge), balcony / terrace and possibly sea view
- Shuttle Transfers Thessaloniki Airport and back or Volos Airport and back to the airport by taxi or minibus (arrival before 4pm on the day of arrival)
- breakfast buffet
- 9 times dinner (daily except on the 4 days of hiking and the day off)
- Qigong / Yoga Program: 8 times morning (1 hour) and morning exercises (2.5 hours) and evening meditation (1.5 hours)
How to get there
There are regular and charter flights to Thessaloniki or Volos from various cities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Arrival and departure on Thursdays. Group transfer from Thessaloniki Airport is included in the price. The transfer takes place on arrival dates at Thessaloniki Airport before 16:00.
Group transfer from Volos airport is included in the price regardless of number of people, day and time.
The journey from Thessaloniki to Kalamos / Pelion takes you through Thessaly's fertile plain and the famous Tembi valley at the foot of Mount Olympus. The transfer takes place by taxi or minibus. Duration: approximately 3.5 hours (20 minute interval). There are several transfers throughout the day.
Guests arriving from Volos Airport should take a taxi through the port capital of Volos from there to the complex in Kalamos. Duration: approximately 1.5 hours
Extra and individual transfers can be arranged by us.
You can also travel through Italy to Igoumenitsa by boat and then by bus to Volos.
Refundable up to 60 days from start date
The rest of the payment should be made 45 days before arrival
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