Wellness retreatS

Join Joanne Faulkner for a unique, immersive retreat experience. 

You will practice daily Chi Gong, Self-Shiatsu, learn delicious recipes with Cookery Demonstrations, eat amazing vegetarian food at every meal, meditate to relax and rejuvenate your mind, and spend time with like-minded people, making new friends, sharing stories, having some quiet time to yourself and walking through beautiful ancient forests in Co. Wicklow, Ireland or the stunning volcanic island landscape of Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain, taking in nature, peace and quiet.

These beautiful retreats book out FAST, so read on for more details of upcoming retreats.

UPCOMING RETREATS:

Ireland (Happy Healthy Heart) – 26-28 April 2024 –FULLY BOOKED

 

Lanzarote (7 Day Wellness Retreat) – 7-14 Sept 2024 – FULLY BOOKED

Lanzarote Wellness Retreat

(7 day residential)

What To Expect

Set on the beautiful island of Lanzarote at the Villa Amatista,
through Qi Gong exercises, self shiatsu, meditation, mantra and connection with food medicine
you can be in the moment, allowing freedom, spontaneity and joy to bubble up
and express itself through your miraculous life.

All means are vegetarian on Retreat and are prepared by our personal chef,
to nourish you throughout the day.

FULLY BOOKED

JOIN THE RETREAT WAITLIST

If a place becomes available for upcoming workshops we will notify people on the Waitlist before we open bookings to the general public again on social media and to the wider Chi Flow mailing list. 

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Qi Gong
Classes

Morning & Evening Qi Gong classes to begin and end your day gently, with Gentle Movement Meditation

Conscious
Cooking

Learn delicious recipes watch cookery demonstrations and discover the best foods to eat for your body

Self
Shiatsu

Learn acupoints to soothe anxiety, calm your spirit, improve circulation, and improve energy flow

Boutique
Accommodation

Unique shared accommodation for friends, couples or singles, in a variety of one-of-a-kind villas.

Time
to Relax

Villa Amatista has an outdoor chlorine-free, salt water swimming pool, solar-heated. 

Vegetarian
Cuisine

Enjoy delicious nourishing vegetarian meals prepared by our private chef.

Group
Day Trip

Experience the unique beauty of Lanzarote with us on this half day excursion.

Joanne is a fantastic facilitator , who goes out of her way to make you feel at home and checks in continuously.
I left feeling relaxed, focused, and full to overflowing.

Francis Halpin

" It was a lovely weekend. Thanks Joanne for your generosity, care, for your amazing knowledge of Chi Gong and your gift for imparting it to us. "

Noeleen

"Jo's knowledge is abundant, which she gives freely, lovingly and passionately. Her daily practice is the most beneficial and beautiful way to start the day, connecting with a community of people all supported and encouraged by Jo. Thank you "

Jaki

Happy Healthy Heart 

WEEKEND RETREAT

MUCKLAGH LODGE, WICKLOW, IRELAND

26-28th April 2024

FULLY BOOKED!

For this unique retreat we will be looking at the heart in Chinese Medicine not only looking at what foods keep our heart healthy, but what physical and emotional practices we can incorporate to expand love in our life and maintain a healthy body.

You will learn which foods reduce physical conditions such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugars together with how the emotional body relates to organ health.  

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Learning recipes to reduce anxiety, insomnia and palpitations.

We will experience the body through heart appropriate Qi gong exercise, stretches and acupressure points, plus meditation, mindfulness and mantra techniques that calm the mind and bring the heart home for peaceful sleep and a loving joyful life.

Leave the weekend retreat feeling healthy, happy, rested and well fed, with an understanding of how food connects to heart health and a happy mind.

The heart in Chinese Medicine sits serene in the body supported like an emperor by all the other organs in the body.  So I have chosen my favourite recipes to keep each organ healthy and support the heart, including:.  

  • – Green Beans, Wood Ear Fungus and Garlic (aiding blood circulation) 
  • – Cacao hot chocolate (opening the heart for emotional bliss) 
  • – Caper & sundried tomato dressing (aiding liver blood flow) 
  • – Beetroot, Pear & Feta Salad (dilating the arteries to help blood flow) 
  • – Lettuce Juice (a sleeping tonic) 
  • ​​- Rosemary oil & tea (circulation for fingers and toes) 

Some of the ingredients are specialized to thin the blood or reduce arterial build up but most recipes are created using everyday fresh ingredients. 

Even the healthiest people have heart attacks – they can come suddenly out of the blue. This retreat will help you understand your body, interpreting its signals and clues to feed it what it needs, emotionally and physically to stay Happy, Healthy and in Love with life.

Weekend includes:

☯️ Qi Gong sessions

☯️ Cooking class and demonstrations

☯️ Self Shiatsu sessions

☯️ Walking Qi Gong meditation

☯️ Traditional Chinese Medicine class

☯️ Delicious vegetarian meals

I will be joined by the amazing Claire McCormick of the Natural Dining Table, who has been chef for some of Ireland’s premier vegetarian restaurants including the Happy Pear, Cornucopia and The Escape (in Bray back in the 90’s). All food vegetarian and where possible taken from Claires own polytunnel. 

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INVESTMENT

€395* – includes all food, tuition, and accommodation

*€50 discount if you have been on retreat with me before or if you bring /recommend a friend

PAYMENT TERMS:

Deposit (non refundable) €95 to secure space, balance payable by April 12th 2024

Balance payable in 3 monthly instalments of €100

Maximum 13 participants

 Joanne Faulkner is a Qi Gong teacher – Chi Flow with Jo – teaching live daily online Qi Gong classes to hundreds of people; a Shiatsu practitioner specializing in the energy of food in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a published Author. Her residential and day Wellness Retreats focus on Chi Gong, self-Shiatsu & Conscious Cooking Demonstrations, and are extremely popular.

Joanne is currently the Irish representative to the European Shiatsu Federation and until recently was the Chairperson of the Shiatsu Society Ireland.

 “Good Food: Better Sex” and “Shiatsu & the Art of Conscious Cooking” , both written and published by Joanne, are modern cookbooks full of delicious recipes, Traditional Chinese Medicine plus acupressure points for health and wellbeing.

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