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Date: 4th to 6th February

Retreat Leader: Lou Beaumont

Requirements: Everyone is welcome

Cost: Generosity Model – Donation only (via the donation form at the bottom of the page; no suggested amount).

Format: Onsite

Course Schedule: The course will start at 6pm on the 4th February and finishes at 5pm on the 6th February

Accommodation: Shared and single rooms will be available at Land of Joy. Camping can be an option at certain times of year if you have your own tent but space is very limited. Beds are allocated based on individual or logistical needs.

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About the Course

This will be a weekend course of gentle movement & breathing helping us to connect with our subtle body. Combining these movements with mindful attention we can experience quite naturally how to rest our mind in this expansive energy.

We will learn how to control the breath with simple pranayama exercises that energise the body & gently train the mind to focus within. With simple chi gong movements we balance and benefit our whole system so that working with chi movement it naturally becomes meditation. If you can stand and lay down comfortably and breathe than you will be able to do these practices!

If you have done this before come & deepen your practice. Apart from the obvious benefits to our health, these ancient exercise systems provide a very sound base for a peaceful focused mind & indeed for all spiritual practice 

About the Teacher

Lou first came to yoga in her early twenties & has been practising hatha yoga & pranayama for many years. She is a qualified British Wheel of Yoga teacher & has been fortunate to have special instruction from a great teacher on classical pranayama which she would very much like to share with you.

She started Tai Chi classes in Spain, where she currently lives, about ten years ago. She feels very fortunate to have as her teacher a close student of the Spanish Hun Yuan lineage holder. The Qigong you will be doing together with Lou is from that school. It has a gentle flowing style that anyone can easily practice & benefit from.

Lou has also completed nine years of buddhist study online by completing three FPMT education programmes: The Foundation of Buddhist Thought, a two year course with Geshe Tashi; The Lam Rim, a two year course with Geshe Tashi and The Basic Programme, a five year FPMT course with Nalanda Monastery, France. Lou has also completed a number of retreats.

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As we don’t receive any subsidies from other organisations we rely solely on the kind generosity of others. If you would like to make a donation to help us cover our considerable monthly costs (including via an online bank transfer or postal cheque), please choose the amount you would like to offer using the form below (or enter a custom amount), click ‘Donate’, then choose a payment method and provide all the details we require to process your donation. Your generosity will help us continue to offer beneficial services to yourself and others.

You may also like to make a regular contribution to the centre by becoming a Branch of Joy. This kind of support gifts us a steady and ongoing income, which in turn provides the confidence and means for us to continue to flourish for many years to come.

Thank you and may you be happy.

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