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Event Series Event Series: Community Qi Gong Class with Hedwig

Community Qi Gong Class with Hedwig

October 4, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Qi gong with Hedwig

Are you looking for ways to increase your overall health and vitality? Join Hedwig for weekly Qi Gong classes at Mana. 

Qi Gong (pronounced: chi kung), is an ancient Chinese practice of gentle movement, breathing exercises, standing postures and meditation to work skillfully with our life force energy, the internal power that animates all physical functions, our emotions and our mind. Quite literally, ‘Qi’ means internal energy, and ‘Gong’ means skill, expertise or ‘to work with’.

It is about learning nourishing practices for health, vitality, happiness, joy, connection, well-being, and fulfilment.

Within every one of us there is a place that is full of energy, health and happiness. This is our natural state, but we so often lose touch with it in our busy, distracted lives. However, a visit to this place of inner vitality and harmony through Qi Gong practice allows us access to a higher level of energy, elevating our mind, body and emotional landscape.

It is empowering to know that you have all the resources within yourself to increase your health & vitality, transform stress into relaxation, have a calm & clear mind, have balanced & elevated emotions, feel connected to yourself, to others, and to the natural world.

Become your own best master: mastery of your energy, mastery of your life. Cultivating the energy that you want in any given moment or situation gives you the resources to have choices and to manifest the kind of day, and the kind of life that you want to have.

What to expect:

qi gong with hedwig

Qi Gong is easy to learn, easy to follow, uplifting & joyful to do, and suitable for all ages and abilities. The movements are slow, flowing, rhythmic, natural and accessible. Even after a short amount of practice, you can already feel the benefits.

We will do an hour-long routine followed by a 15-minute guided meditation or relaxation. No need to bring any equipment and no previous experience required, just come and join!

COST $10-$15 Sliding scale, please bring cash.

Qi Gong: where happiness comes naturally.

Your Teacher:

hedwig bakker

Hedwig grew up in the Netherlands, was trained as a teacher physical education and worked  as an outdoor instructor for 15 years until she left the Netherlands in 2000. Initially she travelled overseas, then lived in India and Nepal for nine years where she engaged in Buddhist teachings & retreats and several charity projects. Hedwig has been practicing meditation for over two decades and has been leading meditation classes, courses and retreats since 2004. She is also a certified Holden Qi Gong teacher and leads all kinds of Qi Gong events.  These many years of personal practice and leading retreats & courses have resulted in a richness of experience and a genuine joy in sharing and guiding others in meditation & movement practice.

Hedwig’s courses & classes are universal and suitable for people from all walks of life. Her approach is joyful, gentle, practical, and with a sense of lightness and humour.


    • Wednesday 13 September: Mana Centre – Octagon
    • Wednesday 20 September: Mana Centre – Octagon
    • Wednesday 4 October: Mana Centre – Octagon
    • Wednesday 11 October: Mana Centre – Octagon
    • Wednesday 18 October: Tara Sanctuary
    • Wednesday 25 October: Mana Centre – Octagon
    • Wednesday 8 November: Mana Centre – Octagon
    • Wednesday 15 November: Mana Centre – Octagon

Stay tuned for upcoming dates. For more information, contact Hedwig at [email protected] or visit 


October 4, 2023
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
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Mana Retreat Centre
608 Manaia Road, State Highway 25, RD1
Coromandel, 3581 New Zealand
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+64 7 866 8972
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Payment is required in full at the time of booking, by credit or debit card, or direct bank transfer using our secure POLi payment gateway.

We draw special attention to two of our guidelines before registration: Mana provides lacto-ovo vegetarian food only, this means no fish or chicken and is an alcohol and drug free environment.

Mana caters for Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegan.

Cancellation Policy

This group requires a minimum number of participants to go ahead, if that number is not reached we reserve the right to cancel the event.

Should you, for any reason, decide to cancel your registration; please note our cancellation policy :

  • A $50 administrative fee is applied to all cancellations.
  • A Tuition cancellation fee may apply in certain circumstances.
  • These policies are reassessed in certain circumstances.


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