WELL BEING LONG WEEKEND RETREAT in NORTH DEVON this NOVEMBER 2024

“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”   Carl Jung

Louise and I would like to invite you to join us for a few days on retreat at the stunning Holwell Holistic Retreat and Eco Wellness Centre on the breathtakingly beautiful and rugged North Devon coast.

Time to be, time to reflect, rest and restore, to release, rejoice and renew in a beautiful farmhouse set in 6 acres of wonderful gardens ten minutes away from the nearest beaches.

Daily Qigong and Yoga sessions mixed in with breathwork and meditations, sound healing, three delicious vegetarian/vegan meals daily created by Joe of Satori Food, a local professional chef, fire circle under the stars, sauna garden experience, a five element Well Being Walk in the local countryside and a beach visit with wild swimming for those that do dip, with plenty of free time to rest, reflect and explore if you so wish. All of this is included in the price.   

As an additional option it is possible to book by arrangement, but not included in the price, an Intuitive Body or Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology, Reiki with one of Holwell holistic inhouse practitioners or a Shiatsu treatment with one of us (limited availability).

 Arrival is on Friday 1st November in the afternoon to be welcomed with tea and a light snack, and a gentle, restorative yoga session before a delicious supper and leaving rested and rejuvenated on Monday, 4th November after morning Qigong and a hearty breakfast.

Your home for the long weekend is a wonderful, old farmhouse in East Down, a lovely Devon village, about four hour’s drive from central London. By train it’s a three-and-a-half-hour journey from London Paddington to Barnstaple train station and then a fifteen minute transfer.

 The farmhouse is situated in a tranquil and rural spot near woodlands with lovely large gardens to relax in. It’s also a short drive to the many beautiful North Devon beaches, National Trust spots and walking trails. While you’re on retreat you’ll have the option of doing as much or as little as you like.

You could go for a hike on the headland around Morte Point, visit Woolacombe beach or as mentioned above book a session with the in-house holistic practitioner for massage, reflexology or reiki or arrange a Shiatsu session with Nick or Louise. The Farmhouse has a newly built sauna inside its walled garden with stunning views over the surrounding countryside.

 Our day on retreat will look something like this:

From 7.30am Pre class Tea/Coffee and fruit

8.30 – 9.45am Qigong with Meditation/Breathwork

10.30 – 11.30 am A hearty plant-based Brunch

11.30am – 4.30 pm Free-time to do whatever you like:

You might wish to explore the local area, relax in the farmhouse or book a holistic treatment. In this time we shall be offering a beach visit with wild swimming (3hrs) and a Five Element Well Being Walk (2hrs) on each of the weekend days.

4.30pm Afternoon Tea and Treat

5.45 – 7pm Scaravelli inspired Yoga session

7.30pm A delicious plant-based Supper 8.45pm Fire Circle/ Sound healing session

A wonderfully deep and restorative night’s sleep

The accommodation at the Farmhouse is spread out over seven rooms accommodating a maximum of fifteen guests.

The majority of rooms are en-suite with double/twin beds with one  twin and one triple room  that share a bathroom. These rooms are priced accordingly.

Bathroom towels, yoga mats, straps, blocks and eye masks are all provided for you at the Farmhouse.

The following are the prices for the 4 day/3 night  retreat including all meals, snacks and herbal teas, all Qigong/Yoga classes, Fire circle, Sound healing session and 5 Element Well Being Walk/Accompanied Beach visit, Sauna Garden Experience. Drinks -tea, coffee and fresh water, seasonal fruit available all day

One triple and one twin room with a shared bathroom cost £540 per person (£200 non-refundable deposit)

The twin/double rooms with ensuite bathrooms cost £575 per person (£200 non-refundable deposit)

Single room with ensuite bathroom costs £690 (£200 non-refundable deposit)

Deposit of £200 required to secure your place.

We are really looking forward to sharing this experience with you. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to call if you have any further questions ….

                                         Namaste

                         Nick and Louise Neter       07773061309 / 07876631505

For more details please click on the link below…..

OUR NEW PLACES TO WORK

With much sadness the Well Being Centre at Stone Cross is now closed as the owners of the Glynleigh Farm, our very good friends Becky and Jon, have decided to retire to a quieter life on the farm after nearly 10 years as our business partners running the Centre. It has been a truly amazing journey and we are so grateful to have made this wonderful journey together. We wish them peace, good health and plenty of joy as they begin a new chapter in their lives…

We shall be continuing with all our work in a variety of different places throughout 2024…… We are very happy that Nicole Breathe with Ease has bought our Big Yurt, and has opened her own holistic centre on Warren Farm near Wilmington this March 2024. We wish her every success with her new venture. To find out out more please check out https://www.thesussexshala.co.uk/

Natalie, one of our other teachers, has also opened another centre in a beautiful 22ft yurt on a farm near Hellingly. Her centre is the Holistic Haven and there are more details to be found here https://www.gracefulyoga.uk/locations . We wish her every success in her future journey.

Our monthly donation based Shiatsu Clinics have returned to the Natural Fitness Centre on Eastbourne Seafront where these clinic began in 2009, my Tuesday evening Qigong class, the two hour Qigong, Meditation and Magic of the Breath Workshops and the Well Being Retreat Days have all moved to the gorgeous Old Chapel Centre in Alfriston https://oldchapelcentre.com, and my Friday Qigong class has returned to St Lukes Parish Centre in Stone Cross.

I have also introduced a NEW three hour Qigong, Meditation and Magic of the Breath workshop at the Sussex Shala to take place four times a year around the Solstice’s and Equinox’s. These an opportunity to deepen our exploration of the Five Elements through the seasons through Breathwork, a range of Meditative practices and Qigong….!

My Shiatsu practice will be based in a few different places, the Yogalife and the Sweetapple Studios in Eastbourne town, at the Old Chapel in Alfriston and St Lukes Parish Centre, Stone Cross.

After many years of co running Yoga and Shiatsu Holiday Retreats on the wonderful island of Agistri in Greece, I am very happy to be running my own Qigong, Meditation and Shiatsu Holiday Retreat in 2024 and 2025. Please see below for more details.

QIGONG, MEDITATION, SHIATSU and MASSAGE WELL BEING HOLIDAY RETREAT in AGISTRI, GREECE 2025 Wednesday 14th May to Wednesday, 21st May with Nick and Louise Neter, Yuka Poulastides and Lisa Finch

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The wonderful Rosy’s Little Village on Agistri Island in Greece, about an hour by boat from Athens, is the perfect location for a relaxing, rejuvenating holiday retreat with daily sessions of Qigong and Meditation with opportunities for Shiatsu, the Japanese Holistic Bodywork Therapy with Lisa and Yasuragi Massage with Yuka.

There will be plenty of free time to swim, snorkel, sunbathe, read and relax with delicious organic meals and stunning views! Sunshine every day with temperatures in the high 20’s, crystal clear seawater, fabulous beaches, extraordinary sunsets and time to explore this glorious pine covered island as well as other islands  such as Aegina, the ancient healing centre of Epidaurus, Poros, the famous  Hydra and the Acropolis in Athens, and coming back early enough for a late swim!

For more information and to book please contact Nick on 07773061309, email handswork@tiscali.co.uk and have a look at Rosy’s website https://www.rosyslittlevillage.com/

DONATION BASED SHIATSU CLINICS

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Our donation based  community SHIATSU CLINICS are very popular, with a mixture of regular clients who love to receive Shiatsu but cannot afford regular prices and new clients who would like to experience Shiatsu at a cost of their choosing.

These clinics provide a wonderful opportunity to have a deeply relaxing, revitalising  and healing  Shiatsu treatment from a fully qualified Shiatsu Practitioner for a donation. We only ask that you pay what you can afford and we suggest from £15 for a half hour, from £25 for an hour. Truly excellent value. The treatments will all take place following the chosen protocols of the Shiatsu Society, the CNHC and our insurers to ensure an environment as safe as possible. All treatments are only available prebooked. To book text or phone Nick on 0777306309.

We now offer one regular donation based Shiatsu Saturday clinic a month at the Natural Fitness Centre on the seafront near the Redoubt Fortress and are looking to announce extra ones through the year at different locations.

We are always looking at the possibility of taking the Shiatsu clinic on the road in 2024, visiting a variety of different locations such as East Dean, Alfriston and Jevington. Watch this space. For more details see below……

Dates for the diary into 2024

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SATURDAY, 20th April, 18th May, 15th June, 20th July, 17th August, 21st September at the NATURAL FITNESS CENTRE on Eastbourne seafront from 2.00pm to 6.00pm. Please note our new time.

With Nick Neter, Louise Neter, Paulette Dale Roberts, Stephanie Ball, Lisa Finch, Bill Gibbs and Yelly de Vries. Please contact Nick on 07773061309 to book a treatment.

Qigong Classes Outside, Inside and Online into 2024

For all those of you who love Qigong and Meditation and wish to enjoy a Live or Online Qigong class here are details of all my classes through 2024……!

If online is new for you, please be patient and gentle with yourself as you get used to joining classes in this way and with me as I get used to it….

Open to all, complete beginners welcome. All online classes are donation based. Regular classes are now £10 drop in with notification please and £36 for 4 to be used as and when.

Qigong Outdoors in the Italian Gardens, Holywell takes place every Thursday at 11am followed as more often than not by a sea dip for all those that are willingI shall be there whatever the weather. 

There is also an outdoor class on Mondays monthly on the first Monday of the month except on Bank Holidays when its the 2nd Monday. Dates are 8th April, 13th May, away in June in Agistri, Greece, 1st July, No class in August, 2nd September all at 11.30am – 12.30 pm in Gildredge Park, meet at Love All Cafe by the trees. Both outdoor classes are donation based, suggested from £5.

“Touch your inner space, which is nothingness, as silent and empty as the sky; it is your inner sky. Once you settle down in your inner sky, you have come home, and a great maturity arises in your actions, in your behaviour. Then whatever you do has grace in it. Then whatever you do is a poetry in itself. You live poetry; your walking becomes dancing, your silence becomes music.” ~Osho

As you become more sensitive to Qi in your Qigong practice, you will become more sensitive to Qi in your everyday life. This opens new avenues of perception and awareness.

Qigong, Meditation and Magic of the Breath Classes Live and Online.

MONDAYS

Qigong with Meditation LIVE and ONLINE on Mondays at the Yogalife Studio, South Street. (No classes on 1st April, 6th and 27th May, 3rd and 10th June in Agistri, 8th at Love Supreme and 15th July in France, 5th,12th and 26th August Bank Holiday )

Time: 2.00 – 3.00 pm.

Join zoom meeting –https://us04web.zoom.us/j/517257997

Meeting ID517 257 997 to enter class

Investment: £10 per session, 4 sessions £36, all live sessions prebooked please.

All online classes are donation based, so please pay whatever you can afford……it is free if money is an issue and to all frontline and key workers please enjoy this as a gift for all the amazing work you are doing every day…

For payment either through Paypal; paypal.me/nickneter or through BACS Account no. 01324015 Sort code: 30-92-86 Name: Nick J Neter

Investment: £10 per session, 4 sessions £36, all live sessions prebooked please.

There is also an outdoor class on Mondays monthly on the first Monday of the month except on Bank Holidays when its the 2nd Monday. Dates are 8th April, 13th May, away in June in Agistri, Greece, 1st July, 5th August, 2nd September all at 11.30am – 12.30 pm in Gildredge Park, meet at Love All Cafe by the trees. Both outdoor classes are donation based, suggested from £5.I shall be there whatever the weather…there is always coffee and cake..!

TUESDAYS

Qigong with Meditation live only on Tuesday evenings in the Old Chapel Centre, Alfriston. This class runs every Tuesday except the first Tuesday of the month.  Therefore there is no class on 2nd April, 7th and 28th May, 4th and 11th June, 2nd and 9th(away) July, 6th and 12th August, 3rd September

Time: 7.00 – 8.15 pm

For payment either through Paypal; paypal.me/nickneter or through BACS Account no. 01324015 Sort code: 30-92-86 Name: Nick J Neter

THURSDAYS

Qigong outdoors at the ITALIAN GARDENS, HOLYWELL at 11am followed by a dip in the sea for those that wish! I shall be there whatever the weather. Class is donation based, suggested from £5.  No Classes 30th May, 6th and 13th June as I am in Greece, 11th July (away), 8th August (away).

FRIDAYS

Qigong and Meditation LIVE and ONLINE on Fridays in St Lukes Parish Centre, Stone Cross. Every Friday except the first Friday of every month.  Therefore no class on 5th April, 3rd, away on 24th, 31st May, 7th and 28th June, 5th and 12th July, 2nd and 9th August, 6th September.

Time: 11.30 am – 12.30pm

Investment: £10 per session, 4 sessions £36, all live sessions prebooked please.

This class is an amalgamation of the Online only seated class and the 10am Class in the Yurt, and we welcome those who may wish to be seated all or some of the time.

To Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/260171779?pwd=OFJtZ0ZNaXNwcE9aR3c0eVYrTFQ4dz09

Meeting ID: 260 171 779 to enter class

All online classes are donation based, so please pay whatever you can afford……it is free if money is an issue and to all frontline and key workers please enjoy this as a gift for all the amazing work you are doing every day…

For payment either through Paypal; paypal.me/nickneter

or through BACS Account no. 01324015 Sort code: 30-92-86 Name: Nick Neter

You will be able to enter all classes a few minutes before they begin and these links are good every week to join in. Zoom have advised that we create a password to use if you are entering manually which is Qigong1956. Clicking on the link will take you straight into the waiting room without the need for the password and I shall then invite you in…..

All online classes are donation based, so please pay whatever you can afford……it is free if money is an issue and to all frontline and key workers please enjoy this as a gift for all the amazing work you are doing every day…

If you wish to take part please download the zoom app onto your phone, laptop or tablet. You shall find it at https://zoom.us/download

Do this well before the class so you have some familiarity with it!

Just follow the links and put in the ID before the class is due to start and hey presto……

The general price per class is £10 and packs for 4 are £36 to be used as and when. The outdoor classes and online classes are all donation based suggested from £5.

NEW QIGONG,MEDITATION and the MAGIC of the BREATH 3hr workshops at the Sussex Shala, Live only.

  ‘Deep at the centre of your being, you have the answer. You know who you are and what you want.’

Lao Tzu

I have introduced a NEW three hour Qigong, Meditation and Magic of the Breath workshop at the Sussex Shala to take place around the Solstice’s and Equinox’s. These an opportunity to deepen our exploration of the Five Elements through the seasons through Breathwork, a range of Meditative practices and Qigong….!

Dates: 6th April, 3rd August 2024 and 4th January 2025

Time: 2.30-5.30pm

Investment: £40. Booking required. All welcome…

These workshops are all based around the seasons and the Five Elements of Chinese Philosophy- Earth, Metal, Water, Wood and Fire.

We shall be exploring  their qualities through the power of the breath with gentle, flowing movements and stillness, connecting with our own energy and that of nature.

Qigong , derived from the Chinese “qi” and “gong” means working with the life force  to develop  vitality, strength, and wellbeing. Qigong is also a path to greater self awareness and understanding of our true nature. To experience the beauty of Qigong and Meditation come and join us for this two hour workshop. No experience is necessary!

Qigong, seeks to align the breath with movement and stillness to develop the bodymind and breath awareness for calming, exercise, healing, and meditation.

By turning our attention inwards to connect with the different parts of the body, we learn to establish a dialogue with our own body. This dialogue is both a new and ancient way to approach and experience ourselves. By becoming more aware of ourselves and our own energy we explore our connection with the powerful universal energies. When we begin to integrate all parts of ourselves and the universe, we promote our body’s innate ability to heal, maintain and regain optimal health.

Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years and can be done by people of all faith traditions or none. With the practice of meditation the mind settles and a sense of ease, tranquillity and joy arise. This can lead to insight and wisdom. The meditations are usually visualisation based, an inner journeying to develop and explore more about our inner world and create new awarenesses. It is also an opportunity  to learn and develop  different relaxation techniques to work with ourselves.

Investment: £40.00. Places are limited. Booking is essential. To book a place please contact Nick Neter on 07773061309 or email handswork@tiscali.co.uk.

I ask for prepayment unless by prior arrangement on the day. For payment either through Paypal; paypal.me/nickneter or BACS Account no. 01324015 Sort code: 30-92-86 Name: Nick J Neter

I am very much looking forward to working with you sometime soon……

Stay safe, stay well, stay strong

Namaste

QIGONG,MEDITATION and the MAGIC of the BREATH 2hr workshops at the Old Chapel Centre, Alfriston, Live only.

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Every first Saturday of the most months….. Saturday, 2nd March, 4th May, 5th October.

Time: 3-5pm

Investment: £25. Booking required. All welcome…

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Investment: Donation based suggested £25.00. Places are limited. Booking is essential. To book a place please contact Nick Neter on 07773061309 or email handswork@tiscali.co.uk.

I ask for prepayment unless by prior arrangement on the day. For payment either through Paypal; paypal.me/nickneter or BACS Account no. 01324015 Sort code: 30-92-86 Name: Nick J Neter

I am very much looking forward to working with you sometime soon……

Stay safe, stay well, stay strong

Namaste

Well Being Retreat Days at the Old Chapel Centre, Alfriston

Looking for a day to relax, to deeply rest, reconnect with yourself and restore…….? Our Well Being Retreat Days combines an eclectic mix of movement, meditation with breathwork, shared bodywork, visioning and sound to bring you to a place of quiet stillness and awareness, to enable ease and softness in the body, rest, relaxation and creativity in the mind and profound reconnection with spirit.

Bringing together some of the wonderful teachers and therapists who worked at the Well Being Centre we have created our Well Being Day Retreats to run throughout the year. Our themes for these days are based around the seasons of the year and Five Elements of Chinese medicine.

These Retreat Days take place on a Sunday at the Old Chapel Centre, Alfriston from 10am to 5pm. dates are 23rd June and 1st December 2024

Total investment including refreshments and lunch is £95. For further information and to book your place please contact Nick Neter on 07773061309 or email on handswork@tiscali.co.uk. We ask to book a place, payment is made in full in advance.
Thank you
Namaste

Shiatsu and Seated Acupressure Massage

I continue to offer Shiatsu and Seated Acupressure Massage, fully in accordance with the CHNC and Shiatsu Society Covid 19 guidelines. All treatments must be prebooked. Text or call me on 07773061309 or email handswork@tiscali.co.uk. See places and prices for more details

THE WELL BEING CENTRE

The Well Being Centre at Glynleigh Organic Farm  at Stone Cross has sadly now closed. Our classes, workshops, retreat days and therapies have moved out in the local community and to find out where we are all working now please check out The WELL BEING CENTRE, Stone Cross

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