Oct
4
to Oct 6

Qigong in the Ossabaw Wild

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Patricia Richardson and Lesley Varnadore will facilitate a three-day/two-night retreat on Ossabaw Island intended to foster self-applied health enhancement methods. The setting and elemental forces of Ossabaw Island are a prime environment for a retreat such as this. 

Qigong is made up of two Chinese words. Qi (pronounced ‘chee’), translates to mean life force or vital-energy, that flows through all things in the universe. The second word gong, (pronounced ‘gung’), means accomplishment or skill, cultivated through steady practice. Together qigong means cultivating energy. It is a system practice for health maintenance, healing, and increasing vitality.

Patricia will teach the elements of qigong including:

  • Gentle movement/physical postures

  • Self-applied massage

  • Breathing techniques

  • Focused attention/meditation practice

Lesley will nurture the group with her mindfully prepared vegetarian cuisine. Lesley offers a component to the retreat acknowledging our connection to the earth through the food we choose, how we prepare our food with attention to family table.

Rates and Accommodations:

  1. Club House - $425. Dormitory-style rooms.

  2. Boarding House - $475. Rooms with more privacy, but not guaranteed single-rooms.

Includes workshop, all meals, and boat transportation to and from Delegal Creek Marina on Skidaway Island to Ossabaw island. Ferry leaves at 4:00 pm Friday, October 4 and returns Sunday at 11:00 am.

Registration

To register, contact Lesley Varnadore at varnadore.lesley@gmail.com.

For questions, contact Lesley at 919.323.1615.

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Ossabaw provides an exceptional ‘laboratory’ for the practice of cultivation of the vital force, connection to oneself and the natural world, and an opportunity for a new perspective in self-care. 

We give gratitude to Ossabaw’s grandeur and mystery, honoring the curriculum she has of her own.

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