Balance Method Cultivation – Nurture Your Nature
Gong Fa Retreat
Arcachon, France – 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th September 2021
(Initially planned 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th September 2020)
Conference in English, translated into French
Due to current COVID-19 travel restrictions on travelers from the United States, the Gong Fa retreat is postponed until 2021. For any questions, please email us. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
This class will be taught by Dr. Paul Wang.
Exact daily schedule is subject to flow of class and weather conditions but will total seven hours per day between 9:00-18:00 (9am-6pm)
Step away to approach yourself. Become balanced in your being. Come back to life renewed, centered, inspired.
Our physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, social, ecological self relate as one complex dynamic of highs and lows, light and shadow, Yin and Yang. Return to simplicity.
Explore universal principles of self-cultivation practices based on Chinese medicine, meditation, and movement traditions adapted to modern science, minds, and times.
We will apply a simple map of essential questions (called Dào Dé Gōng Fǎ 道德功法) to clarify our intention, harness our emotion, and embody meaningful action (called Yì Qì Lì 意氣力).
Practice sessions may integrate standing, sitting, walking, laying, writing, sound, and partner exercises.
- No experience required.
- For all adults: Come if you are curious about self-care, wellness, mental health, meditation, breathwork, yoga, qigong, movement, martial arts, dance, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, Eastern philosophy, perennial wisdom.
For healthcare practitioners, acupuncturists, bodyworkers, doctors: Join if you want a way to recharge before and after seeing clients, offer them concepts and techniques of lifestyle modification, increase your treatment efficacy and efficiency, ease stress, and embody wellness.
- Tools: For your comfort bring a cushion to sit on, a blanket or pad to lay on, and a pen and notebook to write on. A hat, jacket, water bottle, sunglasses, sunscreen, swimsuit, and towel are also recommended.
- Instructor: Paul C. Wang is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) and California Acupuncture Board Licensed Acupunturist (LAc). Dr. Wang synthesizes decades of teachings from Chinese martial, medical, and mystical lineages into an accessible system (called Dao De Gong Fa or abbreviated Gong Fa) for daily self-care which he has introduced to many groups worldwide. He transmits his unique experience with heart, humor, and humility.
- Arcachon is a gorgeous seaside town in southwest France close to Bordeaux. It is known for lovely 19th century villas, crystal blue beaches, and delicious seafood (especially oysters). Of the four Arcachon regions romantically named after the seasons, we will be in the Winter Village (La Ville D’Hiver) with beautiful architecture and a charming park (Parc Mauresque).
Domaine de la Dune, Salle Hiver, Bâtiment Bruyères,
156 Boulevard de la Côte d’Argent 33120, Arcachon, France
Tel.+33 (0) 556838065
202 Boulevard de la Plage, 33120 Arcachon
Tel.+33 (0)5 57 72 48 48
Hôtel La Pergola,
40 Cours Lamarque de Plaisance, 33120 Arcachon
Tel.+33 (0) 05 56 83 07 89
More accommodation option:
Tuition (inclusive of all taxes).
Price: 690€, includes Gong Fa Retreat attendance and four lunches but not accommodation
Seats are limited.
The core values of Si Yuan are efficacy, efficiency, and enjoyment. We strive to not only transmit the Balance Method teachings meticulously but are consistently thriving to innovate and provide enhanced trainings.
We also value making our course content as accessible as possible. The price differentials between countries for the same trainings reflect our commitment to making these teachings accessible wherever Si Yuan is invited to teach. Consequently, our fees are adjusted according to the prevailing consumer price indices in each country.