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The Art of Effortless Ease: An Introduction to Qi Gong with Hedwig Bakker

January 17, 2021 @ 9:15 am - 3:30 pm


Hedwig will introduce you to Qi Gong: an ancient Chinese practice of gentle movement, breathing exercises, standing postures and meditation to work skillfully with your life force energy, with the internal power that animates all physical functions and the mind.

Becoming an expert at working with your own internal energy gives you the resources to have choices and to manifest the kind of day, and the kind of life that you want to have.

Regular Qi Gong practice has many benefits and effects on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level such as: better health, increased vitality, less stress-more relaxation, balanced emotions and nervous system, feel energised and inspired, calm and clarity in the mind, finding connection, meaning and purpose.

Qi Gong is easy to learn and enjoyable to do. Even after a short amount of practice, you can already feel its benefits.

What to expect…

-Teachings; practice during several sessions of movement; meditation
-Learn the basics of Qi Gong and the 7 Principles of Practice
-Experience the wonderful benefits of these gentle yet powerful exercises
-Bring home some effective tools for health, vitality, well-being, relaxation and inner calm

This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in learning the beauty, effectiveness, simplicity and power of Qi Gong.


Everyone can benefit from the many resources that Qi Gong provides regardless of age, ability, belief system or life circumstances.

– Lee Holden


9.15 am: Meet and Greet
9.30-11 am: Session of Instructions and Practice
11-11.30 am: Break
11.30 am-1 pm: Session of Instructions and Practice
1-1.45 pm: Lunch break (bring your own vegetarian lunch)
1.45 pm: Walk to Sanctuary
2 – 3.30 pm: Session of Instructions and Practice at the Sanctuary
3.30 pm: Conclusion


Coffee and Tea included.
Bring your own vegetarian lunch (Mana centre is strictly meat and fish free)

About Hedwig

Hedwig is a certified Holden Qi Gong Teacher and experienced meditation instructor and takes great joy in sharing her knowledge and experience with others.



January 17, 2021
9:15 am - 3:30 pm
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Mana Retreat Centre
608 Manaia Road, State Highway 25, RD1
Coromandel, 3581 New Zealand
+64 7 866 8972
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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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