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INTERNAL ARTS RETREAT

Tai Chi, Qigong, Meditation & More

When: 10th-16th September 2022

Where: Casa La Fonte (pictured), Umbria, Italy

Price: Between £995 and £1,200 per person*, including airport transfers**, accommodation, food and all instruction

*Dependent on accommodation requirements

**From and to Perugia Airport only

 
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TAI CHI, QIGONG & MEDITATION

Developing strength, flexibility, stillness & equanimity

Start each day with invigorating Qigong exercises before delving into the fluid and relaxing movements of Tai Chi. Finish each day with a period of group meditation, perfect for preparing the body and mind for a great night's sleep.

LASTING  PEACE & RELAXATION

Learn the tools to teach yourself how to find peace and relaxation

In between classes there will be plenty of time to enjoy the private pool while looking out over the stunning valley and soaking up the late summer Umbrian sunshine. Find peace and tranquility in the surrounding forests or join the locals in watching the world go by at one of the lovely local cafes and pizzeria.

EXPLORE THE BEAUTY OF UMBRIA & TUSCANY

During your rest day, you'll have plenty of time for exploring the local area

La Fonte is within easy reach of some of the most stunning towns, cities and beauty spots Umbria has to offer. Lake Transimeno, Gubbio, Montone, Cortona (Tuscany) and the spectacular Assisi are all within an hour's drive.
*Transportation is not included.

 
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DAILY SCHEDULE

10th-16th September 2022

There will be a rest day midway through the retreat on Wednesday 14th, providing you with plenty of time to explore any of the local beauty spots within easy reach of La Fonte.

STRETCHING & QIGONG

6am-7.30am

A gentle stretching session to help the body wake up will be followed by instruction in Wudang style Five Animals Qigong.

BREAKFAST

7.30am-9am

A healthy breakfast buffet of cereals, fruits, teas and coffee will be available to enjoy on La Fonte's stunning terrace. All food is vegan/vegetarian.

STRETCHING, INTERNAL ALCHEMY & TAI CHI

9am-11.00am

Further stretching will prepare us for an introduction to the practice of Internal Alchemy followed by instruction in the Wudang style Sanfeng 28 Tai Chi Form.

FREE TIME

11am-Midday

Feel free to use the pool, walk in the adjoining forest or simply rest in your room or communal spaces.

LUNCH & FREE TIME

Midday-3.30pm

A light and healthy lunch of soup, salad, fresh bread, dips and cheeses or other dishes will be available to enjoy on the stunning terrace. All food is vegan/vegetarian.

STRETCHING, INTERNAL ALCHEMY & TAI CHI

3.30pm-5.30pm

More stretching to continue releasing tension from the body will allow us to progress in our understanding of Internal Alchemy and Tai Chi.

EVENING MEAL

6pm

A delicious, well earned, homemade evening meal in the late summer sun will restore you after a hard day of practice.

EVENING MEDITATION

8pm-8.30pm

A brief evening meditation will help soothe the body and mind and prepare us for a great night's sleep, ready for the next day's training.