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The Ultimate Mind, Body Practice ~
Qigong Retreat

Seven Days ~ Six Nights

June 22nd - 28th, 2024

Crete Greece 

Experience the ultimate mind, body healing powers of Qi-Gong up top a beautiful mountain with sensational views of the ocean and olive groves. 

Picture yourself standing on top of a beautiful mountain in Crete over looking the beautiful view of the ocean and as you turn, the beautiful view of the mountains and olive groves. 

 

You feel the amazing healing energy all around you and you think to yourself "I am here, in this special place in Crete for 8 incredible days of meditative breathing and the gentle flow of Qigong exercise".  Learning the ultimate mind body practice to help you improve your overall wellness of mind, body and spirit.  Leaning how to manage your stress,  improving your sleep, improving focus and productivity.  Lowering diabetes and heart disease risk and improved symptoms. 

We call this retreat the Ultimate MInd, Body Healing and Nurturing. 

 

The full package of this retreat includes masterful Qigong Sessions, Reflexology, Energy Healing, Meditation.  Feng Shui sessions to help with your home environment.  Healing with nature's elements  mindset sessions.     You will also enjoy and experience several special excursions to enjoy the Island of Crete. 

 

Considered to be the ultimate mind body practice because of it proven benefits for  our mind, body and spirit.     The gentle practice of Qigong and Qigong Meditation improves  a variety of health conditions:  Reduces the symptoms of depression and anxiety, high blood pressure, heart diseases. Helps with chronic fatigue, insomnia, leg and back pain and much more.

Studies have shown, Qigong practice and meditation is a powerful ancient Chinese healing practice to help anyone, regardless of age, ability or diagnosis. that combines controlled breathing, gentle movements and meditation to promote improved movement, walking ability, and balance.   Aligning breath, movement, and awareness. Good mental, physical and spiritual health.  In comparison to a fitness regimen, where the focus is on the body’s muscles and bones, this ancient practice reaches all levels of the mind, body and spirit.

 

This Ultimate Mind Body Practice retreat will give you the tools to help you improve all areas of your life.  You will discover all of the benefits, learn how negative habits are destructive to your life and discovering the positive wisdom to replace negativities in your life.      

We are fortunate to have AnnapurnaBlue’s co-founder and director of body movement, Bo Blichfeldt work with all students at this retreat.   Healing sessions with Deborah's unique approach to mental wellness will complete the week long retreat.

When we choose a destination retreat, we always consider the cost and the location.  

Well, we found a beautiful location on the Island of  Crete.  A place that is rustic and natural, with an amazing view of the Sea of Crete, part of the Aegean Sea.  A place rich with Greek mythology.

 

No, this place is not considered a 5 star resort. It is Greek island style.  It's simple settings with spectacular views, open space is exceptional for our honored retreats. A place to step outside of your space at home and look into yourself and your life, without interruption.  

Being on the island of Crete, Greece, will give you a beautiful reason to leave your environment to a beautiful location to learn such a powerful and healthy practice will leave you with a memorable life event. 

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What's Included

Seven Days ~ Six Nights

  • Welcome dinner - 

  • Daily healthy breakfasts, lunch and four dinners (we are on excursion for 3 nights and will eat in town.) 

  • Coffee, Tea, Fruit Juices, Smoothies and Water 

  • Multiple daily Guided Intuitive Qigong/Body Movement Sessions 

  • Meditation sessions, 

  • Purification practices - Breath Work Therapy

  • Reflexology Sessions

  • Feng Shui

  • Five Element Healing 

  • Private Time - enjoy your surroundings

  • Sound Bathing with Tibetan Singing Bowls

  • Nature Bathing - Soak up what nature has to offer you - It's healing!  Japanese call this Shinrin-Yoku - Soaking up the energy of nature.

  • Evening Gatherings 

  • Free time to contemplate or visit the village.

  • Two Follow up sessions, post retreat   

  • Wireless Internet  

  • Community                    

Optional

  •  Massages 

  • Additional Private Sessions

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 Not Included:  

  • Air Fees and transfers to the Resort on the Island of Crete, Greece 

Excursions:   AnnapurnaBlue has set aside time for several excursions during the week.   The final excursion  plans will be released after we have been able to talk with everyone on your Pre-retreat meeting. 

You will also have free time to go explore on your own as well. 

During your pre-retreat consultation, we will customize your retreat, your goals, dietary needs, and answer any questions you may have. 

Excursion options:

1.  Private Beach Area via Greek Fishing Boat - Full 

      Day

2.  Beach Excursion  -  Meals At Your Expense

3.  Nunnery -  2-3 hours

4.  Hike to Ida Mountain  Half Day

5.  Mountain Biking Excursion.-  Optional - Full Day 

​6.  Day Trip To Santorini - Optional - Full Day 

Always feel free to contact us with any questions you may have at info@annapurnablue.com  or 952-405-0342

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Meals ~ Who Should Attend and Benefits

Check-In and Check-Out

Meals will be prepared to work with everyone's dietary needs.  Fresh and organic with the flair and flavors of Greek cuisine, made with lovely vegetables, fruits, fish, meats, poultry, cheese.

Eating these beautiful meals with the view of the ocean or forest with olive trees –  It will be enjoyable!

We will also enjoy unlimited tea, coffee, juices, smoothies and snacks. 

Accommodations:   Space is limited.  Early registration is strongly suggested. 

We have single, shared and dormitory rooms available.  

Who Will Benefit From This Retreat? 

Anyone, male or female,  who would like to learn the importance of body movement practice, using energy to heal, connect with nature's energy, find stillness, be able to manage stress in a more healthy and productive way.  Manage, direct, sense and feel your energy. Strengthen your body, mind and spirit. 

 

Receive the tools to help with healing and to improve your general well-being all while being kissed by the sun and the energy of Greece.  Enjoying the view of the ocean, the smell of the olive trees while sipping on refreshing cool drinks. 

 

Qigong is an ancient powerful healing practice used to help anyone regardless of age, ability or diagnosis.  Combines controlled breathing, gentle movements and meditation to promote good mental, physical and spiritual health.

 

Feel the healing and calm during our sound and breath practices.

Guided meditations sessions for all levels of meditation. Learn or deepen your understanding of  reflexology to nurture your body.  Learn to heal and balance your home enviornment with Feng Shi. 

Inspiration and Empowerment   -                 

You will be inspired to truly look within, with an open mind, to see:                                     

  • What you are unhappy with, in all areas in your life. 

  • Evaluate the status of your mind, body and spirit.

  • What you would like within your life.

  • An amazing support system to help you achieve your goals. 

  • You will leave the retreat empowered to be the you, you would like to be.   Finding Yourself!

  • Tools to help you focus, creating balance and better health. 

  • Two post retreat support sessions.

CHECK IN AND CHECK OUT

Check in will be on August 17th after 2:00 p.m.   

Check out will be on August 23rd no later than 11:00 a.m.

We ask students to meet in the cafe in the local village, down the hill from the retreat center.  We can transport you from the cafe to the retreat center. 

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Self Investment Fee

This retreat is perfect for single person, couples and groups of friends.   

$ 3848.00  Single Person

$ 3690.00 Shared Room 

$ 750.00  Commuter Fee 

$ 350.00  Zoom - Sessions Only

For a group rate, please contact us. 

 

Space is limited, and on a first-come, first-service basis.

All payments in full at the time of registration will be sent available rooms for you to choose from. 

You can secure your place on registration with either a 50% deposit or breaking down the fees in three payments.  

 

50% deposit on Registration:

Final Payment in Full  is required by June 1st, 2024.

 

Payments Options:  If you would like to make your payments in 1/3 increments:     1/3 payment when you register, 1/3 payment by April  1st, 2024 and final payment in full by June 1st, 2024. 

Cancellation Policy:   ​

  • Full refund less $200.00 administration fee if cancelled by April 1st, 2024. 

  • 50% refund of paid amount if cancelled by June 1st.

  • No refund if cancelled after June 1, 2024.    You can apply your fee to a different retreat. 

How To Get To The Resort in Crete:

 

Airport:   Heraklion International Airport

Taxi: 

 

  • Take a taxi to the village, one of our staff members will pick you up from the village and drive you up the mountain. 

Pick Up:  You can arrange for a resort pick up for $50

During the retreat we will have several vans available for our excursions. 

CONTACT US:  Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.  952-405-0342

 COVID PRE-CAUTIONS:

We practice Covid Safety at all of our retreats.     

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Instructor

Bo Blichfeldt

Co-Founder of AnnapurnaBlue, Health and Wellness

Qigong and Body Movement Instructor 

 

Bo has extensive training and certifications in the art of energy healing,  Feng Shui and Qigong, and well over 20 years of experience.  

 

Bo spent years in China learning these skills.  His experience opens the door to this knowledge for his students, and allows him to hold space for healing with his students.

We love that Bo’s collective knowledge brings a refinement in balance, energy and harmony. He helps students create new energy in their  daily life, restoring  health, vitality and energy.

You are in for a treat to be able to work with Bo, to  bring out your innate ability to heal and  be in balance with your daily life.  

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Instructor

Co-Founder and Wellness Instructor for AnnapurnaBlue Health and Wellness.

Deborah has worked in the healing and transformative arts for over 30 years.

 

Deborah’s work focuses on stress management, pain management, and balancing family and work environment.  

As a former nurse, trained psychotherapist, and certified health, family and executive coach, Deborah is trained in Western science of health and healing.

She has studied for the past 24 years studying healing and spiritual practices of Yungdrung Bon, the ancient Tibetan healing practice, with Latri Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche and other senior Tibetan masters.

Deborah combines both modern medicine and the ancient Tibetan healing practices to help her students make changes to improve all areas of their lives. 

She is witty, fun and enjoys sharing her knowledge with her students to give them the tools to improve their daily lives. 

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