Are you looking for ways to enhance your overall wellbeing & strengthen your immune system?
Do you need time to re-connect with yourself & feel rejuvenated?
Are you searching for practices to release tension and transform stress and worry into supportive energy?
We'd love to support you!
Join Adéle for a rejuvenating afternoon in a beautiful garden, where you’ll experience gentle movements from the ancient art of Chinese Qigong, lung-strengthening breathing techniques & supportive meditation practices that restores, strengthens and rejuvenates your energy, body, heart and mind, with the support of nature's connecting energy and vibrancy - 4 hours just for you!
This is a wonderful way to support yourself in these uncertain times, release built-up stress and tension, and connect with a powerful system to strengthen your immune system and inner core to navigate life’s challenges with strength, calmness and clarity.
After an invigorating experience, you will leave with a set of gentle movements, breathing exercises and meditation practices to support your daily path to better health and greater wellbeing.
This afternoon retreat-experience will include:
- Qigong “warm-up” and breathing practices, including a "lung strengthening" technique
- Abundant inner time, developing your experience of life force energy through Mindful Movement Qigong & integration meditations
- Growing understanding of various ways to cultivate life force energy that restores, rejuvenates and connects your body, mind, heart and energy
No previous experience is needed; Start from where you are. Qigong’s non-impact movements can be practiced at any age and any fitness level.
Date: Saturday 8 May 2021
Time: Registration and settling in from 1pm, the programme starts by 1:30pm and ends at 5pm
Venue: Morningside, Sandton, Gauteng (address details to be sent to registered participants) In-doors facility available if it rains or becomes cold.
- EARLY BIRD of R380 p.p. if paid by 2 May
- R480p.p; R880 for 2 people; R1290 for 3 people
- R350 for members signed up for online monthly Qigong classes
Booking and upfront payment is essential - buy your "ticket" now on this secure Quicket platform.
Space is limited to 12 people, considering social distancing.
Invite your friends and family too. Adele from Earth Alchemy offers a complimentary online 15min individual wellbeing session for every paid referral.
For details, contact Adele via this Earth Alchemy Facebook page, Messenger or WhatsApp 082 450 7296.
What is Qigong?
Qigong (pronounced chee-gung) are exercises and healing techniques that were developed centuries ago by Chinese masters. They comprise gentle movements, controlled breathing and meditation practices and are generally done standing or adjusted as “sitting or lying down” practices for people with impairments.
Qi is life force energy. Gong means to work. So Qigong is the practice of restoring the body and dissolving energy blockages, bringing unity between body, mind, breath and spirit through strengthening the natural flow of life force energy.
What are the benefits of practising Qigong regularly?
-Increased life force energy (Qi) for overall vitality and wellbeing
-Strengthened immune system and organs
-Improved physical fitness, balance, flexibility and breathing
-Toned and strengthened muscles, releasing knots and tension
-Relaxed and regulated central nervous system, releasing physical & emotional stress and fast-track recovery from adrenaline burn-out
-Increased mental clarity, focus, resilience, calmness, inner peace and wisdom
-Improved management of anxiety, depression, pain and chronic health problems
-More integrated body-mind-heart-breath-spirit
-Increased mindful awareness and connection with ourselves and life, being present in the precious Now
Earth Alchemy also offers:
• Online weekly Mindful Movement Qigong classes on Monday & Wednesday evenings 6pm. Contact us for the Zoom link to join a COMPLIMENTARY class
• Qigong & Tai Chi beginners classes in Gauteng
• “Introduction to Tai Chi & Qigong” workshops. The next one is on 22 May - https://qkt.io/TaiChi22May
• FREE 15min. individual online sessions to find out how we can support you & your family to strengthen your overall wellbeing; to deepen your understanding and relationship with yourself & others; to feel confident within yourself & live your gifts and heartfelt destiny fully
For details, contact Adele via the Earth Alchemy Facebook page, Messenger or WhatsApp 082 450 7296.
About your facilitator - Adéle Smith
Before changing to the more simple and gentle training of Qigong, Adéle studied Kungfu and Tai Chi (Wushu) for several years. She travelled to China, training with teachers from the Wudang and Shaolin lineages and is now studying Qigong, Taoist Alchemy, Wu Ji Gong and Tai Chi with various teachers.
What are people saying about "Mindful Movement Qigong" with Adéle?
Dee: "it was calming, relaxing & rejuvenating all at the same time. Even though there were other people in the retreat, I had my own private space, my 'bubble'. The pain & stiffness in my neck is all gone. Thank you so much for sharing your energy & passion so abundantly. Much appreciated."
Orlando: "Beautiful afternoon, amazing participants and the friendliest facilitator who loves what she does. Very enjoyable."
Lillian: "It was amazing! Life has been hectic; I've been really tense & stressed. I feel like me again! Thank you".
Mira: “Adéle provides wonderful informative workshops at a reasonable price. You will gain a good understanding of Qigong. Her weekly Qigong classes is bliss for the soul! I feel truly relaxed when I’ve been to her class.”
Belinda: “Adele adeptly led the group through the beginner’s workshop-retreat and we willingly followed and breathed our way to inner peace. We are grateful to Adele for guiding us professionally and soul-fully and look forward to the next class.”
Marie (age 73): “It was such a good experience learning some unusual movements. I found it very uplifting and not at all strenuous, and will recommend it to anyone. Thank you so much.”
Riana: “It was an inspirational afternoon workshop where I connected to myself again, and was reminded to be thankful, listened to my body, learnt practical Qigong movements and was surrounded by positive energy in a good space.”
Tessa: “In our busy lives we don’t make enough time to become still & connect with gratitude. Through gentle Qigong movements I became more aware of how grateful I am for my physical body & how I need to take care of my body. After the workshop I felt calm & happy with an expanded and positive outlook on life. It was lovely to experience this workshop with family, and it strengthened our family bonds.”