Is 2020 the year for you to slow down and re-energise? Is it time for you to plan your self-care journey.
Would you like to learn more about the benefits of Qigong or deepen your practice? Are you ready to re-connect with your inner self and nature?
Awareness Grounding Clarity
This September 10-13, take yourself out of your daily life and retreat to Amara. Nestled in its beautiful setting in the Hinterland on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Join Master Liu Deming and Michelle Greene for 3 nights immersing in Qigong, Meditation, journaling and Whole-Self nuturing. This will be an intimate, personal retreat offering only 16 residential guest places.
Waking up at Amara with the sunrise, provides each day with a glorious moment of feeling lucky to be alive. Watch the mist roll over the hills and into the valley beneath the Main Retreat House as you take the path to the, "The Heart Centre", which overlooks the expansive northerly view to the coast.
Slip into meditation and Qigong as the sun peaks over the hills and the new day begins with renewed aspirations. "There is a vibration here that resonates visibly with our guests. You can see stress and tension disappearing immediately, even as soon as you drive through the gates at Amara".
The stunning Hampton's Style Retreat House offers accomodation for 10 guests in delicious twin share rooms, fitted with the softest linen and gorgeous shared bathrooms. There are also two carefully placed, private eco cabins on the property. These self contained tiny homes sleep 2 guests together or in seperate beds. New to Amara this year are luxury bell tents fitted out beautifully with two queen size beds, another wonderful twin share option. The bell tents each have their own bathroom.
Feel the connection to nature as you walk the 45 undulating acres. Slow down your mind in the rock balancing garden, another meditative space amongst lush forests. Swim in the expansive dam or let go in the steam sauna or float in the magnesium plunge pool to wash away any residual tension. Feel inspired and playful during journaling time, allowing you to capture the true essence of your thoughts and emotions. Then, finish the day with the setting sun over the valley with a fire circle, giving you time to reflect and chat about this journey called life.
Your taste buds and body will be nourished daily with our Chef's fully-catered menu consisting of all-natural, organic, freshly prepared meals, snacks & juices.
You will leave the retreat on Sunday with clarity, a reinstated mind-body connection, feeling grounded and nurtured and with new skills for cultivating energy and inner peace.
Reset Recharge Harmonise
What is Qigong and why learn more?
Qigong is an ancient Chinese system of exercise and meditation that makes the mind, body and spirit tranquil, improves quality of life, and cultivates health, well-being, and longevity.
Qigong exercises help maintain health by creating a state of mental and physical calmness, which indicates that the Qi energy is balanced and harmonious. This allows the mind/body/spirit to function most efficiently, with the least amount of stress.
When you start practicing Qigong exercises, the primary goal is to concentrate on letting go, letting go, letting go. That’s because most imbalance comes from holding on to too much for too long, whether it be from trauma, stress, injury or other tension creating issues. Most of us are familiar with physical strength of muscles, and when we think about exercising, we think in terms of tensing muscles. Qi energy is different. Qi strength is revealed by a smooth, calm, concentrated effort that is free of stress and does not pit one part of the body against another.
It’s harder to remedy an illness than to prevent it, and Qigong has powerful preventive effects. However, when disharmony becomes apparent, Qigong exercises also can play a crucial role in restoring harmony.
Qigong can be practised by anyone and anywhere. During this retreat we will engage in Qigong practices morning and afternoon (approximatley 5 hours per day). Master Liu will be teaching to all levels and we welcome those new to Qigong, along with more experienced practitioners.
Michelle Greene – Pure Greene
Michelle has been practising Qigong and various forms of meditation for 16 years.
For the past 6 years Michelle has been a student of Master Liu and is a certified Master Ziran Qigong Instructor.
Michelle is currently teaching regular Qigong classes and offering private one on one, workshops and corporate, specialist & school sessions on the Sunshine Coast. Michelle also offers holistic counselling and creative arts therapy using various visual art mediums, movement and music to work with clients.
Master Liu Deming – Ziran Qigong
Master Liu has over 30 years teaching experience. He began learning Ziran Kung Fu and Qigong in his teens, has had his own school and now travels the world sharing his teachings. He believes through Ziran Qigong practice and Taoist Tranquility Meditation, you can develop inner peace and the strength to help deal with day to day stress, prevent or heal mental and physical sickness, and lead us into a greater space of consciousness and happiness. Master Liu actively caters to all levels of interest within his open and relaxed teaching style.
Check in Thursday 10th Sep from 1.30pm - Check out Sunday 13th September 1.30pm
Accommodation for 3 nights in twin-share rooms, private cabins or bell tents. Luxurious linen supplied.
A welcome pack of goodies to pamper and nourish you during your retreat including your own journal
All delicious organic, vegetarian, locally sourced where possible, freshly prepared meals, snacks and juices from when you arrive Thursday to departing Sunday. All prepared by our retreat Chef.
Organic teas & coffee, including Chinese teas from the Fujian Provence
Bio-friendly coconut oil based body wash and shampoo (bio-cycle septic system)
Daily Qigong with Master Liu Deming (approx. 5 hours total broken up each day)
Daily guided meditation and talks with Master Liu Deming
Creative Journaling and meditation with Michelle
Nature Walks and Rock balancing garden
Magnesium plunge pool and steam room bliss sessions
Evening Fire Circle on one evening
Amazing views from the main house and the heart centre training room
And more treats and activities - only to be revelaved on Retreat!
Transfers to/from Amara
10 minutes to Peregian Beach
20 minutes to Noosa Heads
30 minutes to Maroochydore Airport
90 minutes to Brisbane Airport
Optional Extras – Limited places available
One hour Healing Treatment from Master Liu (only 3 places available)
Accommodation Type Twin share per person
Eco Cabin - Santuary $1765
Eco Cabin – Tear Drop $1765 - SOLD OUT
Twin Room in Main House w share bathroom $1525
Bell Tent $1395
Coming alone? We can match you up with a same sex room mate.
For sole occupancy a $400 supplement applies. There are only limited places for this option.
Bookings and enquires please contact Michelle Greene
m. 0407 090 660
Bookings require a 50% non-refundable deposit within 5 days to hold your place.
Balance due on Friday 19th of June, 2020
Bookings are non-refundable. Once final payment has been made no refund can be offered.
If we can fill your place you will be entitled to a full refund less $200 administration fee.
The retreat requires a minimum of 12 participants to proceed.
In the case that the retreat is cancelled you will receive a full refund.
We advise that you take out travel insurance to cover you in unforeseen circumstances.