Harnessing Universal Energy For Health and Wellbeing – Retreat Day

Sunday February 5th 2023 10-4pm

Join us for a day retreat of Qi Gong, Yoga, Breathwork and Meditation.

Cost: £80

image of a gong in Anahata Yoga Centre

10am-10.30am:  Dawn – Welcomes, register, orientation.

10.30am-12pm:  Steve –  Qi Gong.

12pm-1pm:  Lunch.

1pm-2.30pm:  Daniel – Pranayama and Nidra.

2.30pm-3pm:  Break.

3.00pm-4pm:  Dawn – Moving meditation, gentle flow followed by reflections sharing and Q & A.

Steve will lead us through a Qi Gong (or Chi kung) sequence for beginners and those with an experienced practice which will concentrates on posture (moving or stationary), breathing techniques and mental focus. White Crane Qi Gong imitates the nature and movement of a crane in flight. It is organized into five ‘routines’ which combine mental and physical work. On this workshop Steve will introduce you to the first routine, Joining with the 6 directions and Universal Life Force.

Daniel leads us through an accessible Yogic Pranayama Breathing sequence for settling and calming the nervous system. This will be followed by a Yoga Nidra practice which will focus on Grounding and Stabilising ourselves. No experience of Yoga or Breathing practices is needed or required.

Dawn takes us into an afternoon of Mindfulness Meditation practices. Followed by time for reflections, sharing/conversation and community.

Snacks and drinks will be provided please do bring a lunch or use the fantastic array of shops on Leigh Broadway.

There is no experience needed and those needing to sit in a chair or supported are able to join in the whole day.


Steve Coster (he/him)

Steve Coster (he/him)

Steve Coster (he/him) is an Acupuncturist, Martial Artist and Qi Gong practitioner / instructor.

He was introduced to Qi Gong via Martial Arts, but has studied with various teachers throughout his career in Chinese Medicine. He has been studying Qi Gong for over 20 years.

Dawn Lister (she/her)

Dawn Lister (she/her)

Dawn Lister (she/her) is a Cranial Sacral Therapist, Massage Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Hatha Yoga Teacher, Pregnancy Yoga Teacher, and Mindfulness teacher, retreat leader and mother of three.

She is passionate about connection, empowerment, community and education.  Dawn is a complimentary health practitioner of 28 years and knows the learning never ends. 

Daniel Groom (he/him)

Daniel Groom (he/him)

Daniel Groom (He/They) is a C-IAYT and CNHC registered yoga therapist, who has been practising a wide range of yoga styles since the year 2000.

He has studied Yoga Therapy, Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra with leading experts. Daniel founded the Queer Wellbeing Group in association with Southend-on-Sea Pride which offers a monthly get together for LGBTQIA+ people and is active in the promotion of LGBTQIA+ rights in the UK.


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