Mindfulness, Qi Gong and Self Compassion

April 24 - 27

A 4-day (3-night) mindfulness and qi gong retreat led by Rachel Tobin

Join me at the beautiful Aio Wira Retreat Centre to relax your body, regenerate your energy reserves and to come home to your own innate wisdom.

This is a rare opportunity to put down your usual responsibilities to simply ‘be’, to settle into the silence that a retreat offers, and to learn skills that, if practised, will change your life.

Mindfulness, the art of accessing the power of the 'now', is a wonderful means of calming your body, stilling your mind and cultivating joy and wellbeing.

So, if you have the tendency to lose yourself in stress, overwork or over-thinking, or would simply relish time for balance and restoration, join me at the lovely Aio Wira centre for a blend of mindfulness meditation and qi gong practices centred around the theme of self-compassion. 

Qi gong is a wonderful Taoist system designed to improve the flow of energy in the body, create vitality and concentrate the mind.

There will be time out for reflection and walks in the beautiful native bush as well as delicious vegetarian meals and access to a sauna and spa.

We will begin each morning with stretches and meditation before breakfast, and finish each evening with a qi gong "healing sounds" practice to relax the organs of the body and to prepare for sleep. There will be time out for reflection and to walk the beautiful native bush tracks, as well as lovely vegetarian meals.

Please note that, for participants, this is a mostly silent retreat, apart from the first evening, the last morning, and an hour's circle discussion each day.
“The silent mindfulness and qi gong retreat I did with Rachel was life-changing. It was incredible to experience such a sense of stillness and calm and at the same time to feel so energised and alive."
- K. W., Auckland

The retreat is suitable for those with or without experience of mindfulness or qi gong.
For more information, please click HERE
Date:          6 pm Friday 24th April - 2 pm Monday 27th April 2020
Location:   Aio Wira Retreat Centre,
                  8 Aio Wira Rd, Te Henga   
                  Auckland (Bethells Beach)
Earlybird fee: $545 (if paid in full by 31 January 2020)
Full fee:  $595 (Includes accommodation, meals, tuition and full use of the centre’s facilities including sauna and spa.)

PLEASE NOTE: For single or double room requests, or to hire linen/bedding, there is a surcharge, as follows: 
Hire of linen/towels: 

  • $1 towel / day

  • $2 linen / day


  • Twin room $10 extra per person per night

  • Single rooms (Including the very small hut, Whare Iti) $25 extra pp/night  

  • Double room $25 extra / room


TO BOOK, please click HERE