The Autumn Retreat
15 - 19 October 2018
Monday 15.00 to Friday 10.00
This retreat will be a relaxing few days in the autumn landscape of the beautiful Quantock Hills, with a chi gung session in the morning, individual work in the early afternoons and four evening talks. There will be instruction in the practice of tui shou (push hands) and an exploration of the resonance of chi using sound (the six healing sounds).
The full retreat is only available to residents and numbers are limited. This retreat was announced at Clive Tempest's events earlier in the year and on Facebook and all the places have been taken, mainly by people in Finland. However, you can apply to be on a waiting list in the event of a cancellation.
Cost for the whole retreat including evening talks is £400 sharing an ensuite double or twin room (£450 single occupancy). Group airport transfers for those arriving from Helsinki is extra. Full payment is due by 15 September. Details of how to pay by bank transfer will be supplied.
Contact Amelia 07986 084176 / firstname.lastname@example.org
15 - 18 October 2018
Monday to Thursday each evening at 19.30
Four evenings by the fireside at Smokeham Farm. These meetings are part of the Autumn Retreat and are open to non-residents engaged in living a more conscious life.
Do you know your purpose? Why are you sometimes dissatisfied? How can you be more fulfilled? What do you want to change? What's stopping you?
Arrive 15 minutes early. Please see directions to the farm below rather than relying on SatNav.
Non-residents: £15 per evening on the door or £40 for all the talks if booked and paid for in advance. Booking form at the bottom of this page.
Smokeham is in a remote location on the side of the Quantock Hills with views across the countryside. There are lovely walks through nearby woods and along the old drovers' roads on the hilltops. The farmhouse was renovated to a high standard about a year ago as a luxury holiday home and has nine double bedrooms, each with ensuite wet rooms with showers and some with roll-top baths. There is a large outdoor hot-tub with jacuzzi. There is indoor space for a small group to practice chi gung and also a summerhouse for work outdoors under cover from rain.
From the A358 Taunton to Minehead Road turn right towards West Bagborough. Entering the village, look for a lane on the left signposted to Triscombe. This is before you get to the village hall. Go down this narrow lane for over a mile. Pass a thatched cottage on the left, a house on the right, a bungalow on the left and then take the next turning right up a long driveway to the farmhouse.
Arriving at the house, drive left and around to the back and park. The entrance for the evening talks is from the carpark and not via the front door.
Booking for Fireside Talks for Non-Residents