Dao Yin Retreat

During thom-mani-padme-hum-mandalaese three days we will work with  the Dragon Dao Yin and Wu Dao Yin sets part of the syllabus for the Lotus Nei Gong Level one courses. These retreats are best suited to those who have begun to do some training with Sophie or within Lotus Nei Gong.  If this is not you please speak to Sophie before booking on this retreat.

The training will have a dual focus upon developing body mechanics and principles of Dao Yin as well as time for Nei Gong and Meditation.

This retreat will be over Zoom 25 – 27 March 2022

Friday 25th

5 – 8pm Preparatory work and opening the body

Saturday 26th

6.30 – 8 Sit

10 – 1 Training

3 – 6 Individual interviews if requested

7.30 – 9 Training

Sunday 27th

6.30 – 8 Sit

10 – 1 Training and finishing

1- 3.30 Individual interviews if requested.


Please ignore the information below:) To Book email bonhays.calendar@gmail.com

What is included in your Retreat

  • 25 hours (approx) of training including sitting practice, Nei Gong, forms, body conditioning, lectures, Q&A sessions, women’s sessions and environmental training.
  • Use of warm low chemical indoor pool, helpful for releasing the joints/aches
  • Own room in the retreat center, all linen/towels supplied.
  • High quality vegetarian, local (grown or made by our chef) mostly organic food, all diets catered for, snacks, teas, fruit, oatcakes etc included.
  • Zafu’s. blankets, bolsters for sitting practice provided.

Typical schedule of training:-


  • 3-5pm  Arrive, settle in
  • 5-8pm  Training
  • 8pm       Dinner


  • 7am – 7.45 Wake up stretch practice before sitting
  • 7.45 – 8.45 Meditation
  • 8.45 – 10     Breakfast
  • 10 – 1pm     Training
  • 1-3pm          Lunch, swim, rest, personal training
  • 3-6pm         Training
  • 7pm              Dinner
  • 8.30pm        Womens practice


  • 7am – 7.45   Wake up stretch practice before sitting
  • 7.45 – 8.45   Meditation
  • 8.45 – 10am Breakfast
  • 10 – 1pm       Training
  • 1- 2.30           Lunch
  • 2.30 – 4pm  Training and finishing up


£320 Fully residential fee. Training, accomodation/linen and towels, all meals, pool, and snacks.    

£220 Non residential with training, meals, pool and snacks.

£125 Non residential with training, pool and teas. No meals.

To confirm your booking please pay a deposit of £160 (non returnable)

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Concession fee (only 25% of total participants on concessions)  £220 only apply in absolute need please.

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