A weekend Health Retreat focusing on Satisfaction & Cravings – Using Tai Chi, Chinese Medicine & Healthy Cooking

27-29th May 2016Bobbio Centre, Co Wicklow

Do you strive to eat healthily but get lost in cravings or habitual eating patterns? Is there a sense of lack that cannot be satisfied in your life? In Chinese medicine this suggests your stomach and spleen energy is out of balance. Energetically these are the meridians of the nourishing mother earth element and their flavour is sweet. This weekend aims to bring an awareness of the body’s emotional and physical needs.

How to satisfy with mindful thought, movement and sweet soul food

The weekend includes

  • Conscious Cooking Classes focusing on recipes for a healthy heart and managing sugar cravings
  • Amazing Vegetarian Meals
  • Tai Chi & Chi Gong sessions focusing on calming the mind bringing peace and satisfaction to the body
  • Loving Kindness Meditation & Mantra
  • Time to rest and walk in the stunning grounds and secluded beach in North Wicklow

We are naturally happy beings so take an opportunity to return to this state by unloading the mental stresses and physically strains at this wonderfully unique retreat

Joanne Faulkner is a Shiatsu Practitioner specialising in the energy of food in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Author of “Shiatsu & the Art of Conscious Cooking” she operates a Shiatsu Clinic in Dublin. She also runs cookery classes, health retreats, and caters holistic events.
086 607 0432   www.joannefaulkner.ie

Conscious Cooking Class with Jo

Using principles of Chinese Medicine and the 5 elements, we will discuss specific foods and preparations which help with stomach/spleen, cravings, addictions, weight management and satisfaction. Some of the dishes include

  • Carrot and Corguette Sweet Bread
  • Red date, pear and ginger tea
  • Fennel Paella
  • Turkish Lentil Soup
  • Sweet Orange Vinagrette
  • Roasted Balsamic Strawberries plus Coconut & Maple Macaroons
  • Special Spinach & Kale with a Tahini dressing
  • Caramalized onion, quionoa, carrot and coriander salad

Fatima Lucia has 17 years experience in various styles of Tai Chi and Qigong. She is a fully qualified instructor through the Chinese International Tai Chi and Qigong Association. Her life long studies include many different forms of body awareness disciplines as well as Flamenco dance, which she has performed and taught for over 20 years.

Tai Chi Session with Fatima

Through the practice of Tai Chi and Qigong we cultivate our awareness, sensitivity and balance, which transforms the way we move, stand and interact in all aspects of our life. As we develop and refine these, we can create a state of aliveness – physically, energetically and spiritually.

As you begin to understand Tai Chi, the differences between various forms and movements become merely external. The principles remain the same. Understand this and everything you do becomes Tai Chi. In this way Tai Chi can begin to have a profound effect on every aspect of life.

Cost: €295 There are a number of single rooms which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. This workshop is for 14 participants max.

Price includes all food, accommodation & tuition.