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The Ultimate Mind, Body Practice ~
Qigong Retreat

Eight Days ~ Seven Nights

August 10th - 17th, 2024

Crete Greece 

Imagine yourself standing atop a stunning mountain in Crete, gazing out over the shimmering ocean. As you turn, you are greeted by the breathtaking sight of majestic mountains and lush olive groves.

 

Feel the extraordinary healing energy that surrounds you as 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 exercises." You are about to embark on a journey to master the ultimate mind-body practice, enhancing your overall wellness—mind, body, and spirit. Learn to manage stress, improve sleep, increase focus and productivity, and reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

 

Welcome to the Ultimate Mind, Body Healing and Nurturing Retreat.

 

This all-inclusive retreat features masterful Qigong

sessions, reflexology, energy healing, meditation, and

Feng Shui workshops to harmonize your home

environment. Engage in mindset sessions that leverage

nature's elements, and indulge in special excursions to

explore the enchanting island of Crete.

 

Qigong and Qigong meditation are celebrated as the ultimate mind-body practices, proven to benefit mental, physical, and spiritual health. These gentle exercises can reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic fatigue, insomnia, and leg and back pain.

 

Studies have shown that Qigong and meditation, powerful ancient Chinese healing practices, can help anyone—regardless of age, ability, or diagnosis. These practices combine controlled breathing, gentle movements, and meditation to enhance movement, balance, and overall wellness. Unlike typical fitness regimens that focus solely on muscles and bones, Qigong reaches all levels of mind, body, and spirit.

 

This retreat is perfect for people of all professions, ages,

and limitations. Qigong is ideal for anyone wanting to

learn this powerful yet gentle practice.

 

During this retreat, you will gain the tools to improve every aspect of your life. You will uncover the benefits of Qigong, learn how to eliminate negative habits, and discover the wisdom to replace negativity with positivity.

 

We are honored to have AnnapurnaBlue’s co-founder and director of body movement, Bo Blichfeldt, guide all participants in this retreat. Additionally, healing sessions with Deborah’s unique approach to mental wellness will enrich your week-long experience.

 

When selecting a destination retreat, cost and location are key considerations.

 

We have found the perfect spot on the island of Crete—a rustic, natural paradise with stunning views of the Sea of Crete, part of the Aegean Sea. Steeped in Greek mythology, this place offers simple, serene settings that are ideal for our transformative retreats. Here, you can step away from your daily environment and look within, without interruption.

 

Join us on the island of Crete, Greece, and embark on a memorable life event. This beautiful location provides the perfect backdrop for learning powerful, healthy practices that will leave a lasting impact on your life.

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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 10th after 2:00 p.m.   

Check out will be on August 17th 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.   

$ 3000.00  Single Person

$ 2680.00  Shared Room 

$ 1500.00   Dormitory Five Beds 

$ 1000.00  Commuter Fee 

$ 450.00  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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