Application form for 2023 Residential Intensive

THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY FULL

DATES
6pm 23rd April – 3pm 28th April

Cost: £400 or £350 early bird bookings made before December 31st. Accommodation costs are extra.

Applications will close on February 14th.

This course focuses on learning to directly sense and explore the Qi functions of East Asian medicine. We will be using Inner Qigong and Somatic Exploration to learn to sense and embody our energy – particularly those shadow parts which have been squashed or hidden in the process of life. We will also explore the unique techniques of Movement Shiatsu for helping these buried areas to wake up and start to integrate with the rest of ourselves.

We will be working with touch, voice, breathwork, movement, artwork, dance and spontaneity. The course is open to everyone but you need to have experience of self-development work, take responsibility for your own exploration and be willing to take emotional risks. This is not a therapy group but a mature space for deep exploration. We are limiting numbers to 20 to allow you to have space to do individual work.

The residential intensive is open to everyone, whether trained in bodywork or not. The courses need a high level of awareness but are presented from first principles as far as theory and technique are concerned. For qualified therapists, doing this intensive will lead to our well-respected Postgraduate Certificate in Movement Shiatsu.

Earthspirit is a beautiful, healing centre just outside Glastonbury. All accommodation is provided, you can choose different levels of comfort, including the possibility of camping on-site at a greatly reduced price. We will include evening activities, a magical bonfire experience, at least one evening of music, dance and song and the possibility of a spa evening with sauna and hot-tub.

We have had many requests to combine our courses into a longer, residential format to make it worthwhile for people from abroad to attend so we expect it to fill up really fast. We have limited numbers to 20 to allow deep personal work to be supported as well as learning Inner Qigong and Movement Shiatsu. You do not need any previous experience of Qigong or Shiatsu but you need to be willing to explore yourself and to take emotional risks. In the past, many non-therapists have taken our courses and found them a rich source of inspiration both for their work and their lives.

PAYMENT
The course fee for five and a half days is £400 which does not include accommodation costs. This will be reduced to £350 if you book before December 31st. Accommodation and meals are extra and you can choose your accommodation needs to suit your pocket. There are a range of options ranging from £14 per night for camping + breakfast to en-suite and full board for about £60 per night and other possibilities in between. We will send you the full set of options when you apply and you can request your preferences if you get a place.

If you fill out the form expressing your interest then, if we invite you, we will send you all the options and you can review them without commitment.