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    CLARA APOLLO (RGN BA) has been teaching Chi Kung/Qigong & Meditation since 1999 in the UK & Europe, encouraging 1000’s of people to tune in with their Chi, activating self healing and true potential.  She provides support for people through their transitions using chi full healing and self-empowerment techniques.

    Qigong is a mind body spirit unification practice; the KEY one to include to evolve & embody spiritual development.

    Clara's weave of creative modalities was initiated by training as a registered nurse, followed by a degree in textile design - at the same place as Tracey, Middlesex University - then 4 years Chi Kung training with all levels of Reiki, plus Colour Psychology with Colour Mirrors, EFT & Emotrance, Nutritional Therapy. She is also a Fitness Instructor.

    "Clara is a wonderfully empowering, wise and professional teacher. She is a fantastic facilitator from which to help you explore Chi Kung in a safe, relaxed and fun environment. The movements are set up in a way in which the body-mind understands and the teaching of movement forms are informed by the emergent need of the chi of each individual within the group. This is great mindfulness practice and complete nourishment for the body, mind and spirit." Nikki G

    "Your Qigong class really resonated with me and I found myself practising some of the movements afterwards. I've been heavily into spiritual and intellectual self-improvement but have neglected the physical side, so it was a revelation, especially as it made me feel so good."  Rob R

    Clara's website

Life transforming RETREAT in the heart of deepest South West France.

With Clara Apollo

Aug 31 – Sept 5 2017


in the heart of deepest South West France. 5 nights. 

For around £500 including flights & transfer, if you book soon…

Your chi is key to vitality, clarity and true repose.

The retreat begins Thursday evening for supper and orientation at this rustically beautiful authentic old French Farmhouse, Os Figuieros – an ancient bastide lying amongst the forests and valleys of the Segala, South West France.

 3 days of Qigong and Meditation
Plus a day for integration.
Sumptuous homemade food.
Comfortable accommodation.
Gorgeous surroundings.


THURSDAY – arrive late afternoon. Evening meal and orientation


• 3 daily sessions

• Free time after lunch

• Late afternoon session

• Fresh, nutritious and delicious vegetarian food — all locally sourced and organic where possible vegan, dairy and gluten free options available

• An opportunity to steep yourself in nourishing natural surroundings

• Ample free time to rest or simply enjoy the idyllic rural French countryside

Comfortable and unique accommodation in a sublime rustic setting

One 2 One sessions can be booked with Clara in the afternoons. Qigong, Reiki, Personal Discovery & Transformation.

MONDAY is for integration, time to review the practise and benefit from not having to rush back into the mainstream throng. Respecting your system.


Expect a warm welcome. Expect to meet like-minded people to connect with. Prepare to move, play, love, learn, meditate, walk, swim (if you’re brave!), feast, celebrate, stretch, shake, rest, sleep, reflect, refresh, expand, commune, be still. All activities are optional, you are cordially invited to join in.
Expect to enjoy yourself all the Way through and leave with a new take on your life and what you can do NOW to shift into your more aligned direction with some new deep-dive friends.


3 sessions – indoor space and outside options undercover from the sun also.

Early and mid-morning Qigong, Meditation and Qi Yoga tuning into the elements of support, clearing, energising and replenishment. Completing with Meditation before lunch.

Late Afternoon, Qigong walking, Taoist meditation.

Evening meal is followed by an optional Meditation before bed session.

FOOD – all meals are served outside (weather permitting)

Food is predominately vegetarian, fresh, local and organic.

Each meal having x2 courses and ample fruit and teas available when you wish. Any food intolerances can be catered for please request on booking.


15 places are offered and are mostly shared accommodation, basic but comfortable.

A couple of rooms with double beds are available. Please ask as there is a surcharge if only one occupant.

You could stay on afterwards if you wish – please ask.


The nearest airport is TOULOUSE. A taxi can be arranged to pick up as many as possible.

Suggested Easyjet flight from Gatwick to Toulouse, departing Aug 31 11.15, landing 14.05

Returning: Tues Sept 5 Toulouse 15.15, landing Gatwick 16.10

These flights are currently running the best value for money tickets at time of writing –
updated 28/5/17

There is a train station, Carmaux 20 mins away.

COST – inclusive of all food, board and lodging, no extras.

Early Bird – £395 by June 30

Usual price – £445 paid by July 31

SPECIAL 2 people one price – £795 paid by July 318

Please pay a (non-refundable) £50 deposit on booking, with the balance by the dates indicated, thank you.

Please contact Clara for payment and even more information.

I cannot wait to share with you the serene, natural chi-full beauty here, a place I visited for 4 summers during my Qigong training., quite some time ago. Talk about depth of experience. The space held by it’s owner, Dave and his daughter Chloe (and the assortment of local people who weave the week into a community of kindness) is just gorgeous. You will be so supported on your journey, and so welcome.

Since my 4 year training with the College of Elemental Chi Kung in London I have shared this gift of Qigong, however you wish to spell it..?! with what has now clocked up to thousands of people, initially via the adult education dept in the New Forest UK and then for 10 years through many classes for the New Forest District Council Leisure centres as well as privately run workshops. Over the last 6 years I’ve offered a Practitioner programme with Teacher Training extension for some dedicated students, in the New Forest area. I also run retreats in the Madrid mountains and am happy to share Qigong and Taoist meditation where I am called to around the world.
More recently I have become a student of the Qigong Master Kenneth Cohen, with whom it is an honour to be in the presence of.

Keep your chi up my friend!




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