Last year myself and Rachel Maguire joined forces in order to offer Retreats.  My background in counselling and life/wellness coaching coupled with Rachels background in western medicine and acupuncture offer a comprehensive approach to provide nourishing and inspiring Retreats. We have both been practicing and teaching Qigong for many years and enjoy being able to bring different things to the table. 

 The Retreats provide an opportunity to learn and/or deepen your experience of Yuangong (Contemporary Qigong).  Whether you are a beginner or an experienced practitioner, the Retreats are designed to inspire your practice and life. They are varied, informative and fun and the food excellent.


Next Retreat 4th-7th May 2018 
Mistletoe Bay, Marlborough Sounds


unnamed 7mistletoe bay eco village

4pm Friday 4th May – 4pm Monday 7th May

Investment: $550
Early Bird is $495 if paid in full before 16th March

Investment includes Tuition, Accommodation, Lunches and Dinners.   Spaces are limited to 22.

This three day retreat will be an opportunity to learn and deepen your understanding of Qigong, Healing and Life development.  Enjoy the peaceful surroundings of nature, allow some time away to reflect and develop your inner focus Suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners.

Expect this retreat to create new openings in your life. Your relationship with yourself to change profoundly as you become more closely aligned with your true self.

It is amazing how much can happen in a few days when you are given the guided opportunity to focus on your own health and wellbeing.     If you want your life to be different – this is a great place to start.

To register click here

Please email me on  if you would like to go on the mailing list.   This event will be uplifting, energising and fun.

Monthly Mini Retreats

The idea behind the mini retreats is to provide an opportunity to step back and reflect on your life, to recharge the batteries and clarify the next month ahead.  To support a pathway of living joyful and with intention and inspired action from the heart.  

The first Mini retreat will be the end of February.  I am presently recieving students feedback as to wether a Friday, Saturday or Sunday would work best.

There will be two sessions,  Session 1 10am-12pm Qigong practice, Life topic discussion and Journaling followed by a shared lunch and session 2  1.15 till 3.15pm  Nature walk, Still Practice and Healing.  You can join for the day or just one session, carpooling potential from Nelson.

Venue Aniwaniwa Yurt Stay; A Healing Space in Nature

Cost is $50



Past Retreats

November 2017 Weekend Retreat

Shambhala Retreat Centre, Golden Bay

Dates:  November 24 – 26th  (Friday 4pm – Sunday 4pm)
Cost:   $320 (early bird $285 if booked and paid in full before 1st October)

This includes Tuition, Accommodation, Lunches and Dinners.
All you need is snacks and bring your own breakfasts for 2 days.


It is amazing how much can happen in one weekend when you are given the guided opportunity to focus on your own health and wellbeing.   Spaces are limited to 24, so if this is something you are interested in doing – just let me know.  click on this link to register   click here to register

May 2017 Weekend Retreat

This retreat at the Shambhala Centre was fully booked.  We had beautiful weather and a lovely group of people.  Some had never done Qigong before and others had been doing it a while. The theme for this Retreat was “Inner Joy”.   Here are a few Testimonials:


“I feel completely refreshed, relaxed and reinvigorated after my Qi Gong retreat with Rachel and Natalie. You provided a beautiful and safe environment where everyone was nourished, whatever their experience. The gorgeous location of the retreat made me feel immediately uplifted from my daily grind, and the healing I received was immediate. Thank you for opening me to the beauty of Qi Gong.”

“Rachel and Natalie provided a wonderful nourishing retreat in a stunning location. I’ve never experienced the feeling of ‘batteries fully recharged so much as I have after their May 2017 retreat. The sessions included an awesome balance between the practical and theoretical and included time for reflection and discussion. Thank you Rachel and Natalie for making the weekend a lifetime highlight and allowing me to return home to a full schedule and a busy family full of energy and optimism”.   

Natalie and Rachel run an excellent retreat, creating a perfect balance of physical, emotional and spiritual activities to provide a friendly, healing and nourishing time away from the busyness of everyday life.”

“I came away feeling refreshed and relaxed with plenty to think about.”

“I really enjoyed the knowledge and skills that Rachel brought as an acupuncturist, bringing a theoretical base to Qigong. Natalie is so skilled with meditation bringing us all in to such a calm place. They were such a great team complimenting each other really well – approachable, friendly and really made Qigong concepts feel accessible and easy to fit in to daily life using simple explanations. There was a feeling of a safe space where we could share with each other. I loved Rachels explanations of Qi using techniques with the kids. They both brought in Joy and relaxation to it all. I had a lot of fun and have experienced some big shifts which have improved my life. Thank you so much you guys.”

“During the retreat I was easily able to walk and do much more on my legs than I have for a long time. Since the retreat I feel like I have moved into a new level of personal well being, thanks Rachel and Natalie :)”


June 2018 Mission Beach retreat

The first Yuangong Qigong Retreat to be held in Upper North Qld at the Santuary Retreat Centre.  We will learn the first 3 methods of Yuangong, Meditation and Healing techniques.  It will be tailored to the attendees and the program will be posted 2 months before the retreat.

qigong room




The cost of the weekend Retreat is $280 inclusive a Full Buffet Lunch Daily

Twin Accommodation is available from an additional $35 Aus per night, to book this please contact Sanctuary retreat directly

To register for Retreat Tuition

Step 1 please click on the link below to fill out the retreat participant form

Australian Registration form

Step 2 please pay a 50% deposit of $140 for Australian retreat