Gentle movement retreats
Do you want to limber up, stretch, get more exercise or just feel better in your own skin? But does the thought of hiking up mountains or pushing your body at a bootcamp fill you with dread? We understand. We also know that a slower pace is sometimes the best and most effective way forward. The gentle movement retreats we recommend are all over the world and they’re restorative and healing. Some of the retreats we rate specialise in gentle movement, while others include classes and sessions as part of a broader wellbeing programme. You might choose to focus on the Chinese martial art Tai Chi, or Qigong, an Asian form of yoga, which co-ordinates body posture, movement, breathing and meditation. The Tibetan healing yoga of Lu Jong, the oldest form of yoga dating back 8,000 years, could well be the one for you. A simple series of movements combined with rhythmic breathing, Lu Jong can have a profound effect on the body, mind and spirit. Whatever path you opt for, you can be sure your retreat will remove blockages in your subtle energy system, and you’ll emerge energised and raring to go, without a blister plaster in sight.