Check out our 3-day residential Chi Kung (Qi Gong) Retreat, The Wonderful Way of Chi Kung, which will take place between 12-15 October 2022 at Villa Boccella in the hills near Lucca in Northern Tuscany.
We are honoured to have as our tutor, Timothy Spratt who is an inspirational Tai Chi, Chi Kung and Meditation teacher based in London. Tim has led many retreats and workshops both in the UK and also in Italy in recent years. For more information, please click on Courses then click on Upcoming Courses and Events then scroll down to More Information.
Numbers are building up very quickly so do get in touch as soon as possible if you would to reserve your spot on this very special retreat, our first since the pandemic.
Our venue, Villa Boccella, is a great favourite of ours. It is a superbly restored 17c Villa with extensive gardens and stunning views and is located only 10km from the historic walled city of Lucca and easily accessible to both Pisa and Florence International Airports.
Founded in 2011, we offer a variety of different courses and workshops which have been mainly located around the beautiful, historic walled city of Lucca where we have been based. In 2019, we also ran courses and events for the first time in Florence, the capital of the Renaissance in Italy. From 2022, our base will move to Florence but we will be maintaining our roots in Lucca in N Tuscany too.
Our courses have included a couple of introductory workshops on the Alexander Technique in Italian; 'Finding your Voice', a voice workshop with an ex-RSC actor and trainer; 'Master the Art of Running' workshops with internationally-acclaimed Level 4 Athletics Coach, Alexander Technique teacher and author of 'Master the Art of Running', Malcolm Balk; Yoga Day and Residential Retreats; and 'Corpo, Mente, Voce', a voice workshop for singers and performers in Italian using the Alexander Technique. We also initiated a Kirtan Chanting Group in Lucca a few years ago.
In 2019, Dr. Fernand Poulin, Founder and Director of the WhiteWinds Institute in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, healing professional, educator and spiritual teacher, brought his Integrative Energetic Medicine to Italy. We had very successful workshops in both Florence and Lucca with a good number of attendees.
Regular weekly activities include Pilates at a dedicated Pilates Studio in Lucca with Simonetta Merlin who is an inspirational teacher. Groups are small to allow for social distancing and personal attention. We also offer therapeutic massages and Rosen Method Bodywork with Donata Joskow. All take place in central Lucca. We feel very privileged to have Donata Joskow offering Rosen Method Bodywork as this therapy is virtually unknown in Italy. It is wonderful for helping with stress, aches and pains and emotional issues. Contact us as below for appointments and more information.
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call: +39 345 3140844