Breathing with the Mountain: Rock Climbing and Qigong
Heidi Wirtz and Susan Manchester
September 6–8, 2013
WE’RE SORRY, BUT THIS RETREAT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
This retreat is a unique opportunity to focus on cultivating mindfulness through exploration of both our internal wilderness as well as the amazing playground around us. We will begin each day with invigorating qigong to prepare mindfully for the mountain, spend several hours mid-day connecting to nature through focused movement over rock and complete our day dream-tending under the stars. Climbing will be geared towards all-levels, as the integration of mindfulness can be advantageous for everyone. We will leave with a heightened love for ourselves, nature and community and have the capacity to move into our daily lives with new-found vibrancy and strength.
Program limited to 20 participants.
Heidi Wirtz is both yogin and adventurer at heart. One of the country’s most influential female climbers, she is a The North Face athlete and co-founder of Earth Play Retreats and Girls Education International. She teaches nationally, intertwining her passion for spiritual practice and climbing to promote transformative experiences.
Susan Manchester is a clairsentient healer who spent 25 years as a wilderness guide, working and living around the world. She has an established practice in Qigong healing, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and advanced forms of structural and myofascial release work.