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Shaolin Retreat For the Spirit – Meditation, Qi Gong, and Martial Arts Kung Fu

admin | 13 July 2015 | STQI Toronto | | 0 Comments   

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It has been an incredible week as over 40 people came out from the downtown Toronto and Markham schools to treat themselves to sunrise qi gong, meditation, martial arts kung fu, caving, company, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Everyone pitched in to help with cooking, preparation, cleaning, dish washing, transportation, and other logistical needs. Thank you everyone for sharing your incredible energy and spirit.

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Sunrise qi gong every morning… there is nothing quite like it! We learn to absorb the subtler sun energy as well as the nature and environment.

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Shaolin brothers Dao Shi and Chuan Shi practicing kung fu together.

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Shaolin kung fu training on Saturday evening and Sunday morning. Thank you to Chuan Shi and Alan for running the classes.

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Alan teaching the kids kung fu late in the day. They must have had a great workout because they slept in the next morning!

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Gentle Kung Fu class at the Shaolin playground 🙂

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A sampling of some of the fine snacks and foods we ate all week!

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Freshly squeezed grapefruit juice *yum*

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Our meditation tents in the middle of the forest. What a peaceful environment for self cultivation!

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Awesome caving experience starting at Cave #1 – headlamps are a must.

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Caving fun at cave #4! There is a way to get to cave #5….

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An awesome hiking experience!

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Naturally forming wells discovered during the hike.

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Staff fun at the river beach.

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Most people enjoy the beach and river lying in the sun and playing in the water. We do Shaolin kung fu!

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Packed together eating and safe from mosquitos!

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Kung fu in the caves… ok maybe it’s getting a bit extreme… or not!

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Our staff *meeting*

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Sunrise qi gong again (and again)!

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One more kung fu session before we depart 🙂