10 – 17 August 2024 | Tuscany, Italy

Forest Rock Qigong Retreat by Master Teacher Peter Caughey & Josephine Costain (8 Days / 7 Nights)

Escape to the beautiful Tuscan countryside and be immersed in nature, the healing power of qi gong, sound journeys and mindful meditations by Forest Rock Qigong. 

During the Retreat you will experience peace and tranquility and you will feel tension leaving your body. Master Peter will guide you to have a deeper understanding of yourself and your purpose. With his guidance you will experience a connection to something bigger than yourself.

Be immersed in peace, relaxation, comfort and discover a supportive community.

This retreat is hosted by Qi Gong Master Peter Caughey and his wife Sound Journey Artist Josephine Costain.

Join this retreat which is designed to give you a life changing experience, as you learn the profound teachings of the Shi Ba Shi Taiji Qi Gong system and an integrated holistic approach to health.


Shi Ba Shi Taiji Qi Gong, also known as Tai Chi Qi Gong Shi Ba Shi, is a graceful and gentle exercise routine for people of all ages and abilities.

Shi Ba Shi: translates to “Eighteen Forms” in Chinese, referring to the 18 gentle movements that comprise the sequence.

The movements are fluid and graceful, resembling Tai Chi.

Benefits of Shi Ba Shi Taiji Qi Gong:

  • Improves physical health: Enhances flexibility, balance, coordination, and circulation.
  • Boosts mental health: Reduces stress, anxiety, and depression, promoting calmness and focus.
  • Strengthens energy flow: Guides practitioners to cultivate and circulate “Qi” (life force) throughout the body.
  • Accessible for all: Gentle and low-impact, suitable for beginners, seniors, and those with limited mobility.

Shi Ba Shi Taiji Qi Gong is practice by millions worldwide and is considered a national health exercise in several countries. It is a gentle method for physical well-being, inner peace, and a deeper connection to yourself and nature.

Qi Gong is a healthy way to reduce stress, gain more energy, deepen your self-awareness and to cultivate a spiritual practice.

Other Benefits of the Shi Ba Shi Taiji Qi Gong System:

  • Strengthened cardiovascular health
  • Reduces stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Promotes calmness
  • Improved mood and emotional well-being
  • Enhanced focus and concentration
  • Greater self-awareness
  • Spiritual growth

Retreat Includes:

  • Two daily Shi Ba Shi Taiji Qi Gong exercise sessions
  • Daily Mindfulness Meditations
  • Daily Sound Journeys
  • Discussions on how to create Optimal Health and Wellness
  • Guided tour of Local Area (Day trips)
  • Guided Nature Walk excursion
  • Five Element Fire Ceremony
  • 7 nights accommodation in a stunning villa in Tuscany
  • 3 daily lovingly prepared meals with fresh ingredients from local farms
  • Relaxation time 

Not Included:

  • Winetasting is €35 per person
  • Cooking class is also €35 per person
  • Horseback riding is €50 per person, including transfer.
  • Massage is €90 for 1 hour Ayurvedic massage
  • Transportation


Peter Caughey Forest Rock - Destination Deluxe

Peter Caughey

Founder of Forest Rock Qigong, Senior Teacher of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Master of Taiji Quan & Qigong, Acupuncturist, Chinese Medical Herbalist and published Author.

“My mission is to help people experience that they are connected to and are part of something much larger than themselves.”

Peter is the last known remaining teacher of the Jen Gee Dao Tai Kit Kuen Monastery School Principles and Philosophy, originally from Southern China and he teaches the principles and philosophy of the school.

During 30 years of treating people in his TCM Acupuncture Clinic and practicing and teaching Taiji (Tai chi) and Qigong, he has discovered the true meaning of health that can be obtained in a human body on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level and how to achieve maintain it.

Prior to studying and teaching TCM, Qigong and Taiji, Peter spent 16 years in the New Zealand Army and seven of those in the NZSAS (New Zealand Special Forces).

Josephine Costain

Josephine Costain

Sound Journey Artist

Josephine is an accomplished musician, singer, songwriter and performing artist and has been singing, creating music and performing since the age of 8 years old.

She has also been involved in the wellness industry — developing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and well-being through practicing and teaching Pilates and Yoga for over 20 years and by offering her unique talent to facilitate guided Sound Journeys.

Her mystical insight, heavenly voice and attention to creating atmosphere and soundscapes create a truly unique sound experience.

WHERE: Cugnanello Country Estate, Tuscany, Italy
WHEN: 10 – 17 August 2024 (8 Days / 7 Nights)
ACCOMMODATION: Private or Sharing
FOOD: 3 healthy plant-based meals a day
PRICE: USD 4,160 (private, USD 6,750 (sharing). Early Bird Valid until April 30: USD 3,660 (private), USD 6,250 (sharing)
TO BOOK: info@forestrockqigong.com; forestrockqigong.com