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Qigong Retreat at Akatarawa (2009)

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Akatarawa 2009 

"Hello Vlado,

My thoughts on the retreat:

I do recommend to people to come for a challenge – are they ready to do something about their lives or health? Or are they content with just living day to day as they are, without really understanding the fundamentals of life and how they can change their health. I do think it was the biggest challenge for me, of my whole life. I had never gone away by myself let alone to challenge my health. My negatives were always there, my fears of failure, my fear of weakness. It is far too easy to do nothing, to always have an excuse. But listening to you, by saying don’t run away… as hard it is to swim to shore, one can do it. And I thank you and Shona by showing me the way, by giving me the tools to show me my own strength. This is the start of my own voyage to the shore.

With warmest of qi,
DC"

 

 

"Hi Vlado and Shona,

I found the instructions in fact everything fantastic. I have already practiced the CD with the squats on it. My body felt like it has melting honey flowing through my mind very clear as well. The hardest thing I fine hard is to get the “qi field” uniting with my mind and body but I will continue to work on this practice and be patient with it. By the Sunday I did feel I had managed everything much better. I think this whole philosophy “Uplifting ourselves and others” is fantastic and I want to continue to learn more about qigong.

Warm regards
Michele"

 

 

"Hello Vlado,

The retreat we had in the Akatarawas was very good and the speed in which a felt better was very good. The food was not the easiest to digest, however quite remarkably I noticed that my digestion improved alot even after 2 days.

Thank you I enjoyed it and it was very worth while I understand that we must help ourselves to help others. There is a possibility of an infinite amount we can learn in this life sometimes referred to as a minimal chance. Renxue Qigong is the first time I have ever seen a proper method that opens up that minimal chance.

All the best Thank you again.
john Shepherd"

 

 

"I was fortunate in attending The Akatarawa Retreat organised by Yourself and Shona. Thank You both for making my time there worthwhile and one to remember. Enjoyed my practice and it was good to see and meet other Students. Yuan Tze and Melissa's presence topped of an Excellent Learning experience.

Kind Regards.
Michael Oldridge."

 

 

"thank you both so much
the retreat was simply was wonderful.

I feel renewed and inspired by both of you.

thank you
darryl"

 

 

"Hi Shona and Vlado

The Qigong retreat was fantastic. My cold was cut out in a couple of days. I had a lovely sleep on Saturday (no blocked nose, no coughs, etc.). On Sunday morning I was just fine as usual.

It was a great exercise for my muscles too. My mind relaxed and my brain was extra charged – I was ready to start the day at 4-5 am in the morning.

To me this qigong retreat was a wrap-up of what a great being I can have and what a nimble glowing me I can be if I want for the simple charge of an hour or so qigong practice a day. No matter if the exercises were easy and relaxing or strenuous and challenging, what I felt afterwards was worth it.

Thank you for making me stop my everyday ‘corporate’ rush, opening for me that door to a parallel world of calm awareness, helping me set the ground for understanding and peaceful relationship with me myself and the rest of the world.

Thank you for the Qi-photo – I have it now pinned above my computer at work.

Thank you for your enthusiasm and patience,
Aneta"

 

 

"Hi Vlado, I really enjoyed the retreat. I liked how the days were planned and both you and Shona facilitated the sessions with great, calm, qi. I learnt alot and it encouraged me to practise more at home.

If you do another retreat I would definitely try to get there. The accommodation was fine I appreciate that you keep the costs down by choosing accommodation that is not too expensive. The food was ok too.

thanks, Miriam"

 

 

"Dear Vlado and Shona,

Thank you for all your organization and your shining example, your excellent teaching and thorough care for us all. I feel rested – not a bit sore or stiff, and I know I need to get into more regular practice to increase and sustain the effects.

I came away with an increased appreciation of what Qigong is, a desire to improve and deepen my practice, and a better idea of what I need to do to achieve that. I feel I have just approached the edges of real practice, particularly the mindful part. I have also come away – especially after being with Yuan Tze – with a desire to read more and understand better.

Till the next meeting
Arohanui,
Helen

Another small word from Helen. I went to my madrigal singing group on Tuesday night and sang better and higher than I have sung for months! No coincidence? Qi influence? It was a wonderful feeling.

Helen"

 

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