Join us on our Qigong, Tea & Nature Retreat trip in the wild and beautiful lands and lakes of Western China’s Yunnan Province! This trip is exceptional. It both provides an adventure of a lifetime AND a roadmap to nurture a long, healthy and happy life. We do this through daily instruction in foundational Chinese healing practices of Qigong and Tea.
Onward – Short Film about Eagle Hunting in Mongolia
Onward, a great short film about eagle hunting in Mongolia and keeping a vanishing culture alive. Check this unique way of life in person by joining our trip there this fall!
2016 Hunting with Golden Eagles Mongolia, Sep 26 – Oct 9
One of the oldest and most spectacular customs of Mongolia’s Kazakh people, passed down from generation to generation, is hunting with specially trained eagles. This tradition displays the pride of the Kazakhs and their skills as hunters. The annual festival brings together the best eagle hunters of Mongolia. The festival is held in the extreme western part of Mongolia, at the heart of the majestic Altai Mountains, an area featuring rivers, glaciers and the beautiful landscapes in Mongolia’s Bayan-Ulgii Province.
2016 Discovering the Land of the Matriarch, Nov 8-19
On this journey we will see and experience some of Yunnan’s most gorgeous wild lands – from looming spires to soft emerald meadows, from raging waters to serene lakes, and from sheer cliffs to quiet farm fields. We will exchange with local cultures, participate in their events, observe their daily routines, enjoy conversations and learn from their ways of life.
While we listen and respond to the natural world and people of Yunnan, we will learn, practice the delicious, nourishing and transformative practices of qigong, an ancient Chinese form of breath, meditation and movement that originates from Nature. We shall transcend ordinary awareness and linear time. We come to be opened and to honor, not to impose. Though we leave no physical trace, we will forever be connected on heart and spiritual levels to the lands and people of the Yunnan province.
2016 Trekking in the Oriental Alps Wonderland, May 9-20
China is a land of diverse wonders. Vast in geographic and ethnic terrains, China is rich in history and legends, cultures and culinary marvels, and the secrets and science in healing and alchemical arts. In this trip we journey to the western wild lands of China where we learn, practice the delicious, nourishing and transformative practices of qigong, an ancient Chinese form of breath, meditation and movement that originates from Nature, from these wild and beautiful mountains.