The annual practical retreat 2020 will take place in the beautiful town of Athens (Greece), right in the heart of its ancient sites. We shall be having our classes in a beautiful location under the Acropolis, a short walking distance from the National Museum, the ‘Odeon of Herodes Atticus’, the ‘Bath house of the Winds’, and the ‘Ancient Agora, just to mention a few of the attraction in this area.
The programme of the annual practical retreat 2020 is designed for training acupuncturist, who want to gain a deeper insight into Chinese Medicine.
Open to qualified acupuncturist or students of Chinese Medicine
The programme covers
Point location: all channels (main points)
Moxibustion: introduction theory and practice of various common and less common techniques
Cupping Introduction theory and practice of various common and less common techniques
Needle techniques: basic - strengthening / dispersing and neutral.
Practical diagnosis: how to see, listen/ smell, ask and palpate
19/09 - Arrival
11:00 -13:00 - Lesson
13:00 - 13:30 Lunch break
18:00 end of lesson
08:00 qigong and meditation
17:30 end of class- Closing day Qigong
Two short breaks for morning and afternoon tea and coffee.
Dinners: In the evenings the whole group with dine in one of the many traditional taverna in the Athens' traditional Acropolis area or reach Athens' Port, Piraeus for a unforgettable fish dinner.
Piraeus is the port of Athens, where one can catch a boat to go to the most islands. It is also a characteristic area of Athens, an interesting mixture of modern and old with its yachts' marine on the one hand and traditional corners on the other. The area of 'Castella' above the port is the ideal place to watch the sea, follow the coming and going of boats of all shapes and sizes, and savour the true flavour of Greece.
Besides giving the foreign guest the opportunity to taste some traditional Greek dishes, these dinners are also a great occasions for the participants in our annual practical retreat 2020 to chat, bond and, also, exchange impressions about the learning. They serve one of AOM's main purposes, namely that of creating a community of like-minded people. Today’s students will be tomorrow’s colleagues, who should rely on each other to advance their clinical skills, ask for advice and support each other as people.
Sunday 27/ 09: off
Plan for the day:
Choice between a sailing tour from one of Athens' main marines or a visit to a beautiful beach in Cape Sunion and the nearby temple of the Poseidon
Evening Qigong on the beach
Dinner in a seaside taverna.
This will be a day of fun and play, a time to bathe in the crystalline waters of the Greek sea and relax after a full week of work and learning. We shall have a lunch on the beach of Cape Sunion, one of the best in the Athens' area and the location of the Poseidon temple. We will enjoy the sun, and move into sunset with a special Qigong practice. This will also be a day in nature. An opportunity to tune in with the energy of Autumn and appreciate the changing Yang slowly descending into Yin, where it will be hosted and refuelled in the Winter months to come. Knowing the time of the year and what happens in the circle of change and transformation of Yin Yang helps to deliberately choose to resonate with the subtle frequencies of the season. Please read the blog post to understand the call of Autumn.
28/09 – 03/10 The Annual practical retreat 2020 resumes
08:00 qigong and meditation
17:30 end of class - Closing day Qigong
08:00 Qigong and meditation
13:00 lunch and closing ceremony
Please note that, Lunch, dinner and sightseeing are not included in the price.
Minimum attendants: 10
Maximum attendants: 20
Booking: Please Contact Us for booking and enquiries.
We are sure you will all have a great time of learning and lots of fun!!!
THIS RETREAT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. WE HOPE TO HAVE YOU WITH US ON THE NEXT ONE,
TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY.
In order to guarantee continuity, should there be a new lockdown or tight Covid-19 restrictions, we shall continue classes online through our platform. Get in touch with us if you would like to know more about our online platform.