The next Retreat planned is in the weekend of June 14th 15th leading into the full moon. A weekend to go deeper within this nourishing winter time.  The theme for this retreat is “What is True Intimacy” Knowing ourselves and having a healthy relationship to ourselves allows us to have good relationships with others.













The focus of the retreat will be on Cultivating awareness, Awakening the Heart and our True Nature. This will be achieved through practicing Yuan Qigong, Meditation, Discourses, Group discussion, Q & A , Reflection time in Nature and Journalling/drawing exercises. The Retreats are designed to inspire your practice and life.

The location will be at Aniwaniwa Yurt Stay/Treehouse a healing space in Nature in the Motueka Valley.  Accommodation is available onsite.  To find out more just get in touch.

This two 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.

Cost $350 for two nights accommodation, two nights dinner and tuition for two days.

To register please click on the link below

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.  

Sundays starting at 9am – 4.30pm Qigong practice, Life topic discussion and Journalling, shared lunch Nature walk, Still Practice and Healing. Carpooling potential from Nelson.

Venue Treehouse Yurt Retreat; A Healing Space in Nature

Cost is $100 inc light lunch









Past Retreats

May 2018 Mistletoe Bay, Marlborough Sounds




Whares Accommodation Bunk or Twin Share

Free time activities Qigong in daily life

Evening Healing and Relaxation

Yuangong Practice

Nourishing Meals



May and November 2017 Weekend Retreat Shambhala Retreat Centre, Golden Bay




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 :)”