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The Season of Letting Go & Receiving: A Qigong, Expressive Writing and Alpaca Retreat

October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

alpacas walking towards the viewer on a green field, with the words: Letting Go & Receiving Qigong, Expressive Writing & Alpaca Retreat above the image
In this 1/2 day retreat, we will use a blend of qigong and expressive writing to embrace the act of letting go and receiving – all while in the company of friendly alpacas and surrounded by beautiful meadows and countryside.

Date: Sunday, October 6, 2024
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Location: Wanderlight Alpaca Experience, 874 Lynch’s Rock Road, Lakefield
Cost: $111


In qigong, we follow the lessons of nature and the seasons. Fall is a season for letting go and creating new space for what we want to become. The organs associated with autumn are the lungs and the large intestine which reflect the spiritual nature of the season, letting go and receiving.

In this workshop, we’ll be practicing a variety of qigong exercises to support this season. We’ll be physically releasing energies and thoughts that no longer serve us. Then we’ll turn to our notebooks and use prompts provided by Erica to journal around these themes. We’ll explore what it feels like to write on leaves, blades of grass, and branches. We’ll burn our old beliefs in a bonfire. Then we’ll turn our energy to the new space within us and imagine filling it with creativity, love, and new dreams. There will be free time available to spend with the alpacas and solo-writing on the farm.

Join Thu Nguyen-Harris, medical qigong practitioner, Erica Richmond, expressive writing facilitator and Katie Jackson, alpaca guide in this beautiful 1/2 day retreat.



October 6
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Wanderlight Alpaca Experience
874 Lynch's Rock Road
Lakefield, Ontario Canada
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