90 minutes away from St. Louis, Missouri, Steelville has been called the “Home of Hospitality”, “Floating Capital of Missouri”, and “The Population Center of the U.S.” With its natural beauty, Steelville has been chosen as the location for the 10th Qigong Women in the Wilderness Retreat. The retreat, hosted by Sifus Rebecca Kali and Cis Hager, will take place May 31-June 4.
Cis began studying Tai Chi and Qigong in 1985. She is a certified Medical Qigong instructor and Tai Chi/Qigong instructor with the Chinese Internal Arts Center of St. Louis. Cis was a tournament medalist, judge, and co-creator of the DVD “Tai Chi for Women”. She is also a 26th Generation Wudang Longmen disciple of Yun Xiang Tseng.
Rebecca is the founding director of Qigong Alliance International, a global community with members from over 56 countries. She studied Qigong in hospitals in Beijing, China, and meditation and Taoist healing arts in monasteries throughout China. She is a certified Medical Qigong instructor and teaches many forms of Qigong.
During this five-day retreat, Sifus Rebecca and Cis will work with attendees on the following Tai Chi (Taiji) and Qigong regimens:
Phoenix Style Tai Chi, a combination form of Tai Chi and Qigong, is designed for women to help open their heart and cultivate the heart energy.
Chinese Soaring Crane Qigong is one of the oldest Qigong forms and very graceful with movements of a crane. It helps develop mental abilities, maintain health, and promote healing and wellbeing of practitioners of all levels.
During the retreat, they will also teach simple movements and breathing exercises to take people out of the stress response and ascend unto a state of being calm, centered, and balanced. They will explore the art and science of healing with color. The benefit of having the retreat at Steelville is that that they will take advantage of the natural environment and using the ancient methodology to connect with the elements of nature, or wood, fire, water, earth, and sky to support and balance the vitality and creativity. They will conduct tree meditation to embrace the nature. There will also be down time for attendees so they can hike through woods, participate outdoor activities, or simply enjoy the quiet town.
According to Cis, the first 8 retreats were hosted in Northern Minnesota. Last year, they moved to Steelville and fell in love with the place and decided to continue at this location. You can watch the attached video and slide show to learn more about the Retreat or call 1-800-341-8895 for more info and registration.
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