Meditation and Qigong 25 – 28 October 2018

Will you be ready for an autumn break by the end of October?  Book now for a long weekend to unwind and destress, and to re-energise and feel at peace through the practises of meditation and qigong in our beautiful setting.

The theme is Autumn and the air element.

Qigong practise will include an 18 form set, Tiger animal play and breathing exercises to strengthen the lungs.

The meditation will also draw on the theme of Autumn and the air element, and will include a reflection on the season of autumn and mindfulness of breathing meditation.  There will also be various other types of mindfulness meditation.

Mindfulness is an extremely popular form of meditation as it has been much researched and shown to be effective at relieving stress, anxiety, guilt and other negative mental states.

The Meditation is suitable for both experienced and beginner meditators and is a gentle rather than severe form.

There will also be the opportunity to go for a walk in the beautiful Peak District.

Led by experienced teachers Linda Southwick and Zee-Zee Heine


Linda Southwick has been practising Tai Chi and Qi Gong since 1994. She has travelled to China with the Deyin school and studied with Professor Li learning several Tai Chi and Qi Gong forms.  Linda teaches Qi Gong in prime time at The Dome Doncaster and on HF holidays.  She is also a qualified yoga teacher and offers yoga for gardeners.  She says: “I like to bring a playful and creative approach to learning.”

Zee-Zee Heine has been a Quaker all her life and a Buddhist for nearly 20 years. She is an experienced teacher of meditation teaching in a variety of settings.  She says, “in a busy life, even a short period of meditation can ground and refresh us”.


The community is based in an old building which is warm and comfortable and has 11 acres of its own grounds. The vegetarian food provided by the community is much appreciated by visitors.

The weekend will start with supper at 6pm on Thursday and end on Sunday in time for people to catch the 2.35pm train if they need to. You would be welcome to arrive any time after 4pm on Thursday afternoon.  The cost for the whole weekend is on a sliding scale between £ 145-£245.

“Sliding scale” means that you decide what to pay based on your circumstances and what you think is the right and fair amount to pay.

For further details or for a booking form contact us.  Or you can download a booking form here 

All our retreats take place at the Community. There will be free time and opportunity to join in the Community’s regular worship.  For more about our vegetarian cooking, (and diets and allergies etc.) about the accommodation and about our beautiful location – follow the links.