A Chinese Qigong Retreat
Within the silence of a guided retreat, we add some ancient moving, breathing, and meditating sessions known as “Chinese qigong.” While seeking the Sacred within and around us, we can use these simple tools to facilitate listening in order to support our personal prayer experience.
Should your financial situation be an obstacle to booking a retreat or if you are required to pay by cheque, please contact the ISCM at [email protected] or at 438 377-1597 to further discuss how we can help you get the support you need.
Retreatants will have the opportunity to sign up for a private meeting with the retreat facilitator in addition to three daily gatherings for conferences on Chinese medicine and philosophy and communal moving, breathing, and meditating. No particular physical agility is required for qigong. The movements are simple and gentle and can even be done seated. These sessions are not offered for diagnosis or treatment.
Brother / Doctor Bernard Seif, SMC, EdD, DNM, ABBHP is a monk in the Roman Catholic and Salesian traditions and Clinical Psychologist, Board Certified in Behavioral Health Practice. He is also a Doctor of Natural Medicine specializing in Chinese Medicine with sub-specialties in Medical Qigong and Chinese medicinal herbs. Brother Bernard is certified as an Advanced Clinical Therapist and a Qigong Teacher by the National Qigong Association and is a Lifetime Professional member of that organization, past Ethics Chair, and has served on the NQA Board of Directors. He has studied in both the United States and Asia and gives workshops and retreats in the States and abroad. He enjoys writing monastic mystery books and hiking. Living monastic life in its simple original form, as did St. Benedict and St. Francis of Assisi, is his greatest joy. Saint Francis de Sales (who was taught by the early Jesuits) and Saint Jane de Chantal are his spiritual parents and he has great reverence for Saint Ignatius Loyola.
AS A REMINDER WHEN YOU BOOK A RETREAT
Once you have clicked on the button indicating you have read and agreed to the Cancellation policy then clicked on the Register button, you will automatically be transferred to our Hotello payment platform. Here you will be able to enter all your billing information and choose a payment method that will allow us to automatically process your deposit and final balance and confirm your retreat reservation.
Once your deposit payment is confirmed by our team, you will receive an email from the ISCM with your receipt and a link to the Prepare for your retreat form. We ask you to please complete this questionnaire for us as soon as possible as it will help us ensure you enjoy a quality retreat at the Villa Saint-Martin and receive appropriate spiritual accompaniment.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the ISCM at [email protected] or at 438 377-1597.