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Upcoming Chi Kung (Qigong) Retreat with Master Young at Siena Retreat Center

Jul 03, 2024 04:16PM ● By Jordan Peschek

Join Master Wasentha Young for an immersive Chi Kung retreat at the Siena Retreat Center on August 11 and 12. This two-day event is a chance to deepen your understanding of self-care energy work. The retreat focuses on the four major areas of Chi Kung: Mind, Breath/Imagery/Movement, Muscle Energy Strengthening and Elemental Relationships.

Set on the shore of Lake Michigan, halfway between Milwaukee and Chicago, the Siena Retreat Center offers a beautiful natural setting for your exploration. Their labyrinth, shoreline, nourishing food and serene spaces will enhance learning. The $599 investment in yourself includes meals and overnight accommodations.

Young, a seasoned practitioner since 1968, brings her expertise in Tai Chi, Qigong, Meditation and self-care practices to this retreat. With a master's degree in Transpersonal Studies and certifications in Acupressure and Chinese Five Elements Theory, Young is renowned for her insightful lectures and educational programs.

 The retreat includes overnight accommodations in a private bedroom with bath facilities and meals provided by Siena Retreat’s catering team, with options for vegetarian and gluten-free meals upon request. Attendees can also bring their own food, with access to a refrigerator, microwave, and toaster oven. The serene retreat center grounds offer a perfect backdrop for both the structured and casual evening programs, which may include conversation, "ah ha" moments and a fun movie.


Sunday, August 11

Registration and check-in will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Siena Retreat Center, followed by the program's start at 10:00 a.m.

Monday, August 12

Breakfast will be served from 6:00 to 9:00 a.m. with the program commencing at 10:00 a.m. The retreat will conclude with check-out at 4:30 p.m.

The retreat cost is $599, with a maximum of 15 participants. For more information about the accommodations, visit the Siena Retreat Center's amenities page.

For more information or to register, contact Candace Pantoga at 608-886-7986 or visit registration link: