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Beyond Practice Retreat (Germany)

February 1 @ 17:30 - February 4 @ 14:00


In the beautiful surroundings of the Eifel we will explore how to use Zhineng Qigong in everyday life in order to create meaningful change. Through shared practice, conversations and walks in nature we will find out how the patterns and habits that we get caught in can be changed in order to create your own inner freedom.

Escaping from the busyness of life on a retreat is all well and good, but using the retreat to simply cope with your life is not transformative. Taking something transformative from the retreat and applying it to your life is the way to make meaningful change. That is why we invite you to explore the potential that lies “Beyond Practice”. During these three intensive days we will help you to actually use the tools that exist within your practice to create something transformative and new for yourself.

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Set in the beautiful Eifel region of Germany, the Stiftsberg Educational centre offers comfortable accommodation with easy access to the surrounding woods, hills and river.

Your Tutors

Anke Huerkamp

Anke is a passionate and enthusiastic Qigong teacher and mentor who empowers people to reconnect with their hearts in order to consciously redesign their lives. Using Qigong, Anke helps people gain greater clarity and focus in order to live in a more free and self-determined way.


John Millar

John believes that the real power of the qigong is in integrating it into everyday life. His work with Zhineng Qigong is joyful and fun, focussing not just on the theory and practice, but also on the application of the techniques in all situations.


Olivier Rijcken

Olivier is an artist, a creative and a Zhineng Qigong teacher. His insight into creative cycles brings these worlds together in a way that helps us to better understand how we can bring a wish or idea into reality and how we can then use this –  on more existential life themes – to experience inner freedom.



Completing the booking form (below) will register you for the retreat. Your place is confirmed on receipt of payment (either in full or the first payment if paying by instalments).

Before 15th December

Single Room: £485 or €565
Shared Room: £400  or €465
Meals Only (staying off site): £320 or €375

After 15th December

Single Room: £535 or €620
Shared Room: £450 or €520
Meals Only (staying offsite): £370 or €430

Split payments are available via the booking form

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Free Practice Sessions

If you would like to join us ahead of the retreat for a free practice session, you can join us on Thursday 25th January at 6pm UK time (7pm Central European Time) using the following link:

Join the Free Practice Session

The artwork and music

The artwork is a co-operation of Olivier Rijcken and Jos Bregman. Jos has yielded this Chestnut tree which once stood in Eemness (NL), divided it in hundreds of chipped samples that are now dispersed, forming a social sculpture. Olivier uses this platform to graphically express how we can find our way in an ever changing world.

We’re also delighted to confirm that the noted sound healer, Katherina Bornefeld will be offering a sound concert during the retreat. You can find more about Katherina’s work here.


February 1 @ 17:30
February 4 @ 14:00
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The Qigong Academy Ltd
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At Stift 6
Kyllburg, 54655 Germany
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