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Qi Gong with Hedwig

December 1, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - December 3, 2023 @ 2:00 pm

$340.00 – $570.00

Join Hedwig for a weekend of Qi Gong and Meditation

Qi Gong (pronounced: chi kung) is an ancient Chinese practice of working with your internal energy, your aliveness.

Through gentle movement, standing postures, breath work and meditation you can uncover and skillfully work with your inner resources for health, vitality, strength, flexibility, joy, happiness, well-being, connection, fulfilment.

Within every one of us 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 every day, even through a brief Qi Gong practice allows us access to a higher level of energy. We then need less external things and feel more self-empowered that comes from inside of us.

Qi Gong has a strong connection with the natural world. We will tap into source energy from the earth, nature and the universe to cultivate more internal energy, elevate our emotions, create a calm, clear, intuitive mind, and a vibrant body full of energy.

I love this truly awesome practice. Hedwig is a wonderful teacher and this practice is absolutely supreme, it fills my cup every time I do it.

The best thing I have ever done is attending a retreat with Hedwig. I feel so amazing after these sessions. Hedwig is amazing and her classes are so enjoyable and accessible. Great for the mind, body and soul!

The retreat helped me to let go. Without the retreat I would have been completely stuck or swimming against the tide. I am very grateful.

What to expect:

  • Learn about some foundational principles of energy and the essential principles of practice.
  • We will practice during sessions of Qi Gong, breath work, walking meditation & sitting meditation
  • Experience how powerful and joyful it is to practice together with others
  • Enjoy the beauty and tranquility of Mana Retreat centre with its supportive staff, nourishing meals, bush walks and stunning views.

Meet your teacher:

qi gongHedwig Bakker 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 project’s. 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 & amp; 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 humor.

This retreat is suitable for people of all ages, backgrounds & abilities, no previous experience required.
Please note that parts of this retreat will be conducted in silence.

For more information, contact Hedwig at [email protected]

For an impression of the practice, visit:


December 1, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
December 3, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
$340.00 – $570.00
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Mana Retreat Centre
608 Manaia Road, State Highway 25, RD1
Coromandel, 3581 New Zealand
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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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