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Life in Balance Retreat: Qi Gong and Deep Self Care on the Beach - Tulum, Mexico
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Life in Balance Retreat: Qi Gong and Deep Self Care on the Beach - Tulum, Mexico

10/27/2012 to 11/2/2012

When: 10/27/2012
Where: Tulum  
Brodie Welch


Earn PDA points in paradise! Let the sound of the waves be the backdrop for a week of re-connecting to yourself through qi gong, meditation, yoga, breathing, self-massage, on the Carribean beaches of Tulum, Mexico. Learn several forms of self-healing qi gong which will serve you as life-long self-cultivation practices, plus self-healing tools to pass on to your patients. Each day will be divided into morning and evening sessions, with plenty of time for relaxing on the beach,snorkeling, touring nearby Mayan ruins, or getting a massage. When you are grounded and centered in yourself, you can catalyze change in your patients far more powerfully.

The (mostly) morning sessions will comprise class that has been NCCAOM-approved for 12 PDA points. You are welcome to attend the other sessions (geared towards laypeople as well as practitioners), but are not required to do so. In the morning sessions:

Learn self-massage, body scanning, and visualization routines to teach clients to develop their qi awareness. Therapeutic functions of various breath and movement techniques from qi gong and yoga traditions. Learn Ba Duan Jin (Southern style), a classic qigong method for self-healing. Learn a seated qigong meditation for calming the mind and opening the heart. Explore a dynamic qigong form for activating the 5 organ-souls and accessing deeper wisdom

The optional afternoon sessions will explore the overlap between yoga and qi gong, psycho-emotional re-patterning using the extraordinary vessels, self-inquiry, and applying Chinese Medical energetics to your daily life. Our medicine is about balance between yin and yang, yet how many of us are so caught up in the frenzy of treating patients, running a business that we deplete ourselves? This is an opportunity to slow down, to walk your talk, to fill up the well so that you can serve others from a place of strength. Stepping out of your shoes onto the beaches of Tulum for an entire week, you can't help but breathe more deeply. When you then add the body-mind practices you create the opportunity for profound insight, which then opens the door to profound change.

For more information, or questions about the program, please visit , call Brodie Welch, L.Ac. at 541-757-4868 ,or mail

Where? Tulum, Mexico Maya Tulum, an eco-friendly beachfront resort on the Yucatan Peninsula, about 90 minutes south of Cancun, rated one of the top 10 destination spas in the world.

When? 7pm October 27-Nov. 2, 2012 at 7pm


Investment: From $1440 to $2015 (depending on your choice of room type) which includes your accommodations for 7 nights, taxes, 3 delicious buffet-style vegetarian meals daily, class instruction, and unlimited sunshine, sand, and sea. Special Discount for AAAOM members: Save $150 when you register by Sept. 27, 2012, or $200 each when you sign up with a friend by 9/27.


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