Blue Mountains Chi Running and Chi Walking RETREAT

Blue Mountains Running Retreat

Come for a rejuvenating weekend in the mountains to get back in touch with nature, and also your body! This retreat is for you! You will be provided with a range of organic foods, finely selected local wines, massage, tai chi and more. You will also be given expert instruction in methods of walking and running, that make movement fun!

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Itinerary for Participants New to Chi Running (itineraries for Advanced Skills in Chi Running, and Introduction to Chi Walking, available upon request)

Accommodation is share style and is in a large newly built home in Little Hartley.  There is also a beautiful red barn and sleep out, should we need more space.  Camping is also an option.  If you wish to choose your own accommodation, your package will only include meals, workshops and activities.


The cost of the retreat is $750 per person.  This includes accommodation, meals, workshops and activities.  This does not include massage sessions.  Split payment for the retreat is available upon request.


Food will be largely gluten-free and vegetarian.  Produce will be sourced locally from an organic farmer and the Katoomba food co-op.  Wine will be a selection from the Megalong Valley. For full menu details, click here.


Participants will be required to arrange their own transport to the Blue Mountains.  However, we will happily pick you up from Mt Victoria on Friday 22 June.  Lifts will also be provided to the train station on Sunday 24 June at 3pm.


A masseuse will be available on site to give either 30 minute massages or 1 hour massages.  His fee is $90 for an hour and $50 for half.  Health fund rebates are available.  Bookings need to be made through myself, prior to the retreat.


There will be four Chi Running instructors at the retreat, so this will ensure a close focus on your form.  There will be a Master Instructor from Auckland, New Zealand, a Senior Instructor from Melbourne, Victoria, and two certified instructors from Port Macquarie and Sydney, in New South Wales.  These instructors offer a broad range of experience, with specialisations in Pilates, Psychology and Engineering.  There will also be a masseuse and two quigong practitioners on site.


A deposit of $100 is required when enrolling, and full retreat fee is due no later than 5 May, 2018.

Account Name: Penelope Christie
Bank: National Australia Bank
BSB: 082338
Account Number: 276 0623 84

What to bring

Please bring your running or walking clothes.  The mountains will be cold at this time of year, so long pants/running tights will be preferable.  Jackets will also be required.  Running belts, vests or camelbaks may be useful for longer runs.  The property has an outdoor spa, so bring your swimmers.

If you have any questions about the retreat, please don’t hesitate to contact me on 0434613228 or email to

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