Residential 2024

Special residential retreat with Bill Palmer & Teresa Hadland. APRIL 7-12 2024

This year the demand for in-depth residential courses was so great that we ran two, which both had long waiting lists. So we have decided to run one each year from now on.

In 2024 the five day residential will take place from April 7th – 12th. It is designed for people who want to dive deep into the work we are doing. The workshop will take place at the Earthspirit Centre, near Glastonbury in the UK; a beautiful venue set in nature and with facilities for fires, music, sauna and hot-tub as well as delicious food and great spaces to work.

Working with the Ming
It will not duplicate the courses that we are running this year. The focus in 2024 will be on working with the Ming. This is a profound concept in Chinese Medicine through which you can access the wisdom of the body to notice your re-occurring patterns and use that awareness to find purpose and meaning in your life. Much of Oriental Medicine focuses on working with the Qi, activating and balancing the homeostatic functions of the body. This often means trying to change deep patterns that resist change. But there is a deeper way of working that recognises constitutional patterns and works with them rather than trying to change them. This is the meaning of working with the Ming and, because you are not fighting your nature, it liberates reservoirs of creative energy that have been used trying to change. (see more about working with the Ming)

In the process, we will be using Inner Qigong and Somatic Exploration to learn to sense and embody our energy – particularly those shadow parts that have been squashed or hidden. We will also explore the unique techniques of Movement Shiatsu to help these buried areas wake up and start to integrate with the rest of ourselves. This usually liberates a great amount of energy, and we will be providing space for using that energy in creative ways and helping you to use it to take charge of your life.

What Can You Expect
We will be working with touch, Wolfson voicework, 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. When you apply, we would like to hear about your past experience of working on yourself and will allocate places accordingly.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Movement Shiatsu & Inner Qigong
If you are a practising therapist, you can use this course as the major contribution to receiving our well respected Postgraduate Certificate in Inner Qigong and Movement Shiatsu. To qualify for this you also need to attend our series of six online masterclasses.

The cost of the course is £450 and this is reduced to £395 if you book before the 31st November. Accommodation and meals are extra and you can choose your accommodation needs to suit your pocket. There are a range of options ranging from camping to en-suite with full board and other options 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 were on the waiting list for this year’s courses, we will give you priority. We expect the places to fill fast, so if you are interested, and even if you are not yet sure, please send in an application as soon as possible, and we will give you more information and a deadline to confirm your place.

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