Recharge, Energize, & Take Your First Steps

to Choose a Life of Your Making.

16 – 20 December 2020

Gianyar, Bali

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ABOUT STUDYING QIGONG WITH PETER,

PLANTS AS MEDICINE & NUTRITION

A TIME OUT FOR YOURSELF

 

Take time out for yourself to nourish, recharge, energize

and immerse yourself in the Five Elements & Six Senses.

 


Join Master Qigong Teacher Peter Caughey, and

 Stephanie Hoo, Founder of A Gracious Life, in beautiful Bali.

 

Retreat from the stresses and fast pace of our modern life

and learn the ancient art of Qigong,  experience activities in nature,

and learn how to create and live a more balanced lifestyle.

THE EXPERIENCE

 

By embracing the Five Elements and our Six Senses,

we have curated a retreat for you on the

Island of the Gods, in beautiful Bali.

 

You will have plenty of time to unwind and relax,

to learn the healing art of Qigong, to intoxicate

your taste buds and senses with essential oils and

nourishing cuisine.

 

You will be cleansed by the healing waters of

Taman Beji Griya Waterfall and get a chance to let go of the old

with beautifully set up fire ceremony.

 

Get pampered by the attentive staff at the luxurious

Floating Leaf Eco Retreat Centre and awaken

the six senses to feel fully alive and open hearted.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN IN THIS RETREAT &

TAKE HOME THAT WILL ENABLE YOU

TO LIVE A MORE BALANCED LIFE

1. Practice Qigong – Learn About the 5 Element Qigong System

During this retreat we will cover an introduction to the concept of the traditional Chinese exercise system called Qigong. It has been practiced for thousands of years in China and is renowned for maintaining health and longevity. Today, millions of people practice it all around the world every day. Qigong provides us with medical exercises to maintain superior health in the body.

During our Retreat Qigong Master Peter Caughey will introduce you to the famous classical Five Element Qigong system and the medical applications for each exercise. It is easy and simple to practice and requires no prior knowledge of Qigong, which makes it suitable for everyone.

The Five Element Qigong System provides an understanding of the relationships and harmony between the Five Elements Earth, Metal, Water, Wood and Fire.

WHAT YOU WILL GAIN FROM PRACTICING QIGONG

FOR YOUR BODY

  • Feel more relaxed and be free of tension in your body
  • These Qigong exercises increase vital energy in your body, which will make you feel more positive
  • It develops focus, strength and stamina so you can maintain a high level of health
  • Increases good alignment, flexibility and balance
  • Treats digestive and respiration disorders

 

 

FOR YOUR MIND

  • They bring quietness to calm your busy mind so you can manage stress better
  • It helps in calming the nervous system and grounding the body so you can relax more efficiently
  • Develops self-awareness, perseverance and discipline

 

 

FOR YOUR SOUL

  • Opens your Heart spiritually
  • Increases your sense of purpose and direction in your life
  • Increases your awareness of the workings of the 5 elements within your body, environment and in nature
  • Deepens your connection with yourself and other people
  • The exercises help you see the underlying stories and beliefs that are inhibiting you from being free, physically, mentally and spiritually.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN FROM PRACTICING

THIS FIVE ELEMENT QIGONG SYSTEM

  • You will learn how to perform the Qigong exercise
  • You will understand the Medical Applications for each of the Five Element exercises
  • You will learn a 5 Element Colour and Sound Meditation
  • You will learn the Dao Yin Zang Fu Six organ exercises
  • You will deepen your understanding how Qigong affects your mind, physical body and soul
  • You will learn Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and the 5 Elements Theory
  • You will learn the TCM way to healing through food

2. Essential Oils for Healing & Meditation

Essential oils have a rich and profound history. They have literally been around for thousands of years and have been constantly used as part of civilisations healing practices.

During the retreat we will be utilizing the purest therapeutic grade quality essential oils to enhance all of the integrated exercises and movements; with a strong focus on the meridian line pathways and the support of all the organ functions. You will also experience the beautiful practice of combining essential oils with our daily meditation sessions to complement the hands-on healing work we will undertake for each other.

3. Forest Smoothie & Cooking Class

Our smoothie and cooking class is designed to open the door to the healing benefits of nutrition. During the retreat we will explore various medicinal ingredients that go into making an essential oil infused Forest Smoothie. We will also explore and create vegan dishes and snacks that will delight your taste buds and nurture your wellness. This session also supports a cause close to my heart, the reforestation efforts in Kalimantan.

4. Lifestyle Medicine

One of the most exciting aspect of this unique retreat is the deep dive into Lifestyle Medicine, an evidence-based practice helping individuals and families prevent diseases, through adopting and sustaining holistic behaviors, enhancing six key areas: 

1. Eating healthfully
2. Being physically active
3. Managing stress
4. Avoiding toxins
5. Adequate sleep 
6. Supporting relationships 

 

The above have the greatest impact on the quality of your health and life. During this session we will combine all aspects of the retreat, ensuring you have the tools you need to live a well-balanced lifestyle of your desire. 

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE

 

07.00 – 08.00am | Morning Practices/ Nature Walks

08.00 – 09.00am | Breakfast

09.00 – 10.00am | Courses and/ or Healing Sessions

10.00 – 10.15am | Break

10.15 – 12.00pm | Courses and/ or Healing Sessions

12.00 – 01.00pm | Lunch

01.00 – 02.30pm | Courses

02.30 – 02.50pm | Break

02.50 – 04.00pm | Courses

04.00 – 05.00pm | Break/ Massages, etc.

05.00 – 06.00pm | Dinner

06.00 – 07.00pm | Evening Exercises/ Meditations

 

*Note: This is just a sample schedule of one of the days and each day varies. All times subject to change.

MEET YOUR HOSTS

Peter Caughey

 

Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Master Qigong Practitioner & Acupuncturist 

 

“My mission as a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and Teacher is to help people uncover the essence of who they truly are, to live with abundant freedom and to have an experience that they are connected to something bigger than themselves.”

 

“I love helping people break free from their stories that I believe make them unhappy, discontent and unwell. I’ve helped people from all around the World to break free from these stories and I’ve discovered that most of us have similar patterns and beliefs that are limiting us from living our full potential as a human being.

 

During my combined 30 years of teaching Taiji (Tai chi) and Qigong and treating people in my Acupuncture Clinic, I have learnt about how to create a higher quality of health for people and how to break their limiting belief stories.

I have dedicated my life to helping people to have a higher level of health and I encourage them to see the World in a different way. A way that inspires them to enquirer into the possibilities of how they can have a more fulfilling and happier life with a flow on effect that benefits and helps others.”

 

Before Peter found what he believes is his true purpose in life of healing and helping others, he spent sixteen years in the New Zealand Defence Forces and during his service he served seven of these years in the New Zealand Special Forces (NZSAS) reaching the position of Patrol Commander and Group Commander.

 

Peter is also a Husband, a Father, a Writer and a Philosopher. He loves traveling the world with his wife Josephine and son Rayner, meeting new people and experiencing their culture and country. He now resides in Bali, Indonesia.

Stephanie Hoo

 

Qualified Metaphysical & Clinical Aromatherapist

Clinical Biotherapist, Qigong Trainer,

Integrative Plant-Based Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine Coach

 

Stephanie’s business encompasses a global community spanning over 30 countries empowering people with the knowledge and skills to lead a healthier, happier, well-balanced life. Founder of A Gracious Life – an inspirational pursuit of wellness that addresses individual health needs employing natural approaches and personalized holistic services encompassing nutritional guidance, restorative bodywork, lifestyle enhancements, and other life-changing improvements.

 

Over the last few years, Stephanie has assisted her grateful clients in reversing their chronic conditions that have in some cases plagued them for life through holistic and complementary approaches. Every success has added fuel to the fire and inspired Stephanie to share her passion, experience, and knowledge with others; creating a path of assistance for all who need it, in turn achieving the lifelong health and wellness benefits they all deserve.

THE VENUE

Floating Leaf – Eco-Luxury Retreat

The Floating Leaf Eco-Luxury Retreat is recognized as the best yoga, spa, and wellbeing resort in the world by publishers such as Forbes, Harpers Bazaar, Conde Nast Traveller, Travel + Leisure, Vogue, and more.

 

The luxurious rooms, Melati Spa, Yoga Sanctuary and Healing Pool were all created with your ultimate comfort in mind. The grounds also feature an organic permaculture garden, two Balinese temples, numerous private meditation areas and koi ponds as well as a large open kitchen where we will prepare our delicious nutrient-rich foods.

WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT OUR RETREATS…

If you wish to have a greater understanding of yourself, nature and all of life, join this retreat! This is a beautiful way of how to live your full potential in the world and be your trueself. - Jemma
This course has opened my heart and my capacity to feel. It has also allowed me to find a deeper sense of acceptance and peace within myself for all aspects of myself. I learned how to make friends with my ego and observed within myself and others the power of love for transformation and healing. - Rachel
I will forever be grateful for Stephanie to introduce me to a new world of living. Having these precious therapeutic plant-based remedies in my life, have helped not only me, but my family and friends about how we feel everyday! Stephanie has been there to consult me along every step of my way and has been giving me invaluable advice for any situation that has come up. It’s a blessing to have such a health coach, that educates passionately and cares for people’s health, wellbeing and happiness from the bottom of her heart! Thank you Stephanie, for making a difference for so many people. - Desiree

PRICE

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

PAY BY 23 NOVEMBER 2020

 

Single Occupancy

$750 USD or 10.650.000 IDR

 

Double Occupancy

 $703 USD or 9.950.000 IDR (per person)

 

Non-Residential

$490 USD or 6.950.000 IDR

FULL PRICE

 

Single Occupancy

 $830 USD or 12.200.000 IDR

 

Double Occupancy

  $785 USD or 11.500.000 IDR (per person)

 

Non-Residential

$580 USD or 8.500.000 IDR

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Residential

 

4x Nights Accommodation

5 Elements Qigong Classes

Nightly Qigong Healing & Meditation Classes

Qigong exercise booklet

3x Healthy and hearty meals daily

Cooking class

Essential Oils workshop

Morning rice paddy field walks

1x Free Balinese Massage

1x Excursion Day

1x Water Blessing Ceremony

1x Fire Ceremony

1x Bali Culture Workshop (Optional)

 

(For Non-residential includes everything expect accommodation, breakfast, and dinner except for celebration dinner. Buffet meal are available for 100k )

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

Airfare

Additional Excursions

Additional Massage & Spa Treatments

Health & Travel Insurance

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What is the max. amount of participants of the retreat?

We are welcoming a maximum of 30 participants on this retreat.

Q: Is the retreat physically difficult?

You will be practicing and learning about the ancient art of Qigong during the retreat. This is a very gentle form of exercise and you don’t need any prior experience to be able to attend. It is recommended though that you are in reasonable good health.

Q: What is your cancellation policy?

2.000.000 IDR non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a spot to cover administration fees. Should Covid cause the retreat to be cancelled, you can transfer you payment to another retreat.

Q: How early should I arrive prior to the retreat?

This is entirely up to you. If you are travelling long distances, you may want to allow some extra time to get settled in.

Q: What if I want to come early or extend my stay?

We can arrange additional accommodation at the venue if you want to arrive before the retreat starts or if you want to extend your trip afterwards.

Q: What should I bring?

While there will be plenty of time for rest and integration, the retreat has a full schedule. For that reason, we recommend that you bring everything you need with you.

We suggest packing:

  • Comfortable clothes for practicing Qigong
  • Pool necessities, including swimsuit & sunscreen
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Toiletries, including natural mosquito repellent.
It will be provided in the retreat shala and during all classes and activities
  • Any special medications you may need
  • Class notebook, personal journal, pens
  • Electric adapter (two round pins, 220 volt)
  • Refillable water bottle.