Tai Chi & Qi Gong retreat | October 2024

'TAI CHI & QI GONG RETREAT IN PELION, GREECE'

14.10.24 - 19.10.24

Hosted by Volker Bansch

'5-DAYS TAI CHI & QI GONG RETREAT IN PELION, GREECE!'

Taijiquan and Qi Gong have the same positive effect on the health of body and mind.

Qi Gong is an essential part of traditional Chinese medicine and one of the five application methods, such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition and TuiNa AnMo (Chinese massages), which we will also practise and learn on the trip.

Qi Gong focuses on medicine, Taijiquan on internal martial arts. Promote health and prevent illness through your own activity. Within this retreat, the focus style of Tai Chi will be ‘Chen’.

Join the humble master Volker Bansch for this amazing Tai Chi & Qi Gong retreat experience in the land of Pelion, Greece. 

THE PROGRAMME

Training Period: October 15 to 18

    • (free training on October 14 and 19 ) Arrival & departure day
    • Flexibility: 3 different participation options, see prices below
    • Maximum Duration: 4×6 hours (for full program participation)
  • 07:00-08:00: Qi Gong
  • 08:00-10:00: Brunch
  • 10:00-13:00: Taijiquan
  • 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Free time/activities
  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Taijiquan, Qi Gong, meditation, TuiNa AnMo
  • 7:00 p.m.: Dinner

FACILITATOR

VOLKER BANSCH

I have been interested in traditional Chinese martial arts and movement arts since I was a child. For this reason, I began to learn Tae Kwon Do in the 80s under the guidance of Mr. Willi Kloss (9th Dan) and then practiced it regularly.

Since I couldn’t get the Chinese movement arts out of my head, I looked for an instructor in Luxembourg who taught the arts. In 1994 I began to study and learn Northern Shaolin Kung Fu under the guidance of Mr. Kim Hong Jin.

At the same time, I also wanted to learn more about the internal martial arts and their positive health aspects. So during my search I met Prof. Sui Qingbo and Ms. Du Hong, under whose leadership I completed my training as a Qi Gong teacher in 1998 . Since Mr. Sui and Ms. Du did not offer separate Taijiquan training at that time, Yang Taijiquan and Liu He Ba Fa were also part of my training program. Since successfully passing the final exam, I am now an official teacher at the “International LaoShan Center” (now “ LAOSHAN UNION ”) . I take part in further training courses there at regular intervals.

In 2008 I began my instructor training in Chen Shi Taijiquan Xiaojia under the direction of training manager Dietmar Stubenbaum and successfully completed it in 2011. Since then I have been one of the teachers of the “ International Society of Chen Taijiquan ”. I am still in close contact with Mr. Stubenbaum and regularly attend his seminars.

INVESTMENT TO YOURSELF

  • Cost per person: €775 (for a twin room with shared bathroom).
  • Meals: Brunch and dinner included (2 meals per day)
  • Private Room Options:
    • With shared bathroom: €180 per night
    • With private bathroom (limited availability): €210 per night.

What's NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights: Need to be booked individually
  • Transfer: Return private bus to the venue may be arranged but at an extra cost.
  • Prices for training sessions:
      • Qi Gong only (4 hours): €60
      • Morning training only (4×4 hours): €240
      • Full program (4×6 hours): €350
      • Accreditation: Counts as part of the Qi Gong training 2024/2025 (10 hours)

THE FOOD

All cuisine and meals are prepared and made with love by ‘Pelion Homes Retreat Centre chef’s. The chef’s use farm-to-table locally sourced and handpicked ingredients from the retreat centre farm. Many visitors having experienced the delicious food, often return to enjoy the wonderful food on offer, get ready for a mouthwatering experience!

LUXURY ACCOMMODATION

The retreat will be held at the Pelion Homes villas & Retreat Centre. An idyllic space undisturbed and surrounded by deep green vegetation.

THE LOCATION

Pelion Homes is a dedicated and beautiful retreat space embedded in nature, including a Bedouin heated or open-air tent 

Pelion Homes offers a wonderful communal area for dining, with wonderful farm-to-table cuisine and refreshments prepared by a trained holistic cook. The menu is plant-based, organic food. Most ingredients are locally sourced from our farm or within Pelion. More specific diets including vegan, gluten free and allergies, can be catered for.

JOIN THIS UNIQUE TAI CHI & QI GONG EXPERIENCE

  • Family members and friends are warmly welcome, even if not participating in the training.
  • For further questions and registrations, please feel free to contact Volker directly.

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