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Join Irini Papamitsaki in a summer retreat to deepen your Taic Chi and Qigong practice while enjoying the beauty and lush Mediterranean climate of Corfu island. Practice Chinese martial arts in order to acquire a peaceful mind, a joyful heart, and a lightweight body!
The house is set on a hilltop with marvelous views of both the sunrise as well as the sun set. It takes advantage of its beautiful setting through generous use of large glass sliding doors. The spacious living room and dining room open into a broad covered terrace facing the sea, the hills, trees, and overlooking the swimming pool.
Fragrant ornamental flowers including jasmine, bougainvillea, and jacaranda surround the house. Each bedroom has a private terrace for direct access to the gardens. Built in 1983, out of top quality materials the house has all modern systems including central heating and is ideal for year round use. All the rooms are available for two people and can be booked for a single occupancy by paying the double occupancy price, you may choose from the following room types:
The room comes with private bath and shower, views of the garden and sea, a wardrobe, and a terrace.
The room comes with a garden view, a private bathroom, a terrace, and a private entrance.
The room comes with a garden view, a private bathroom, fireplace, a terrace, and a private entrance.
The room too has a garden view, terrace, a private bath and shower, a wardrobe, and a private entrance.
Deepen your practice of Tai Chi with daily three hours morning sessions - exploring postures, steps, and movements throughout the small yang form. The practice will start with silence and standing position so called riding the horse, followed by Qi Gong, five elements, and unfolding the small yang form. The classes are ideal for both beginners and advanced level practitioners.
Repetition of these exercises leads to develop a peaceful mindset, a joyous heart, and a light weight body. You will also have enough time to explore the scenic beauty around, engage in activities like water sports, walking, painting, and relaxing by the pool, or the beach.
Irini Papamitsaki has been practicing Taichi for the past 30 years and teaching it since 1999. She was a student of Petros Kouropoulos from 1985 to 2006.
This retreat will take place at Ralli Retreat, Corfu, Greece. The spacious house is set among rolling hills thick with olive groves and cypress trees. Its grounds of 100,000 square meters (about 25 acres) are also cultivated with over 400 trees including olives, oranges, lemons, cherries, and figs. While offering exceptional privacy due to its size and location the estate is only a five-minute drive from nearby beaches and 20 kilometers from the capital town of Corfu with its international airport.
The beautiful and peaceful environment of the Ralli Retreat provides the perfect atmosphere for the deepening of the practice, so that kindness towards the self, others, and the environment are cultivated in depth.
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You will be served daily breakfast and a light lunch during the duration of your retreat. Complimentary water will also be offered. All the food is prepared with fresh ingredients, either grown on the island or locally sourced. Please let the organizers know if you have any special dietary requirements, and they will accommodate it accordingly.
Please book your flight to arrive at Corfu International Airport (CFU).