Enjoy the ocean in a new and different way!
Ocean Flow is a beautiful water experiencce and therapy. It allows you to deeply let go in the ocean.
In the warm water the body feels weightless and light and the gentle movements give you the joy and release of feeling no gravity. The natural healing qualities of the ocean water and the presence of the practitioner bring deep relaxation of body and mind allowing you to surrender to peace. The silence that you experience under water and the flow of movements help you to let go of thoughts - lightness and happiness arise.
While you are first being held, stretched and massaged on the surface you build up trust and begin to relax. Whenever you are ready you will be turned, rolled and gently supported under water (with a nose clip).
I am looking forward to a floating experience with you!
Ocean of Love Retreat
We offer a 7 day retreat for all of you who are interested in awakening deeper to your true essence-LOVE 7.-13. April
We practice Yoga in the morning, Qi Gong in the evening and during the day we spent time in the ocean or lake to use the healing qualities of water and learn to let go much deeper. We will show you some basic techniques of Aquatic Bodywork. You will learn to hold, give space, be present and move another person in the water. You will learn to let go and release as you are in the giving hands of another, held by the vastness of the ocean. The healing qualities of water are immense, and its qualities and fluidity help us to remember who we truly are.
In order to train (or untrain..) our minds and experience our true Self more frequently we need a regular practice - so we will introduce to you different meditation and awareness techniques which you can apply in your daily life to stay focused and aligned no matter the outer circumstances.
In meditation we will also connect to the dolphins. Dolphins are healers on many levels and are willing to assist and support us on our journey of awakening. They are teachers from the heart.
There is always a chance that they come into the bay.
I grew up as a child in Asia and later moved back to Germany with my family. With 28 I needed a change and quit my job and left for Thailand to search for a more meaningful life. I found a place at the beach where I settled for a while and this is where the dolphins came into my life for the first time. I was hooked and ever since then the dolphins have guided me as the inner teacher, as the loving voice within.
I studied Yoga and Meditation and followed different styles of Yoga for a while such as Vinyasa Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Sivananda, Kundalini Yoga and other types of bodywork and in the meantime my classes are an intuitive mix of all of them.
For the past 14 years I have been teaching Yoga, guiding Meditation and holding retreats at Omtao. I also love to bring awareness to the dolphins and their ways of guiding and teaching. I have a strong connection to water and the ocean and offer Ocean Flow Session - my intuitive style of ocean/water therapy.
If you would like to read a bit about my experiences with dolphins and other inspiring stories please have a look at my blog www.andreabode.com
I have been studying Taiji and Qi Gong for 35 years and teaching for the last 30 years, nowadays at Omtao. My love for Asia brought me to Thailand where I created Omtao @ Cashew Resort together with my wife Andrea. We live together on Koh Chang with our 17 year old daughter.
In this retreat I will offer Qi Gong classes where I mainly focuses on how rooting is connected with relaxation and harmonious movements.
In this process the focus will be shifted inwards to the flow of your own life force (Qi). In partner exercises you will additionally get in contact with the energy of your partner mainly to detect resistance and help him/her to yield and soften.
Day 1 to 3 and 5 to 7
7 am Yoga
8.30 light breakfast, Fruits, coffee and tea
10 am Water Time
12.30 pm Lunch
3.30 pm Meditation/Pranayama/Talks
5 pm Qi Gong
7 pm Dinner Time
7 am Yoga
9 am Boat ride to a special beach
-picknick at the beach
-talks, fun, singing, whatever comes up
Regular price: 450 Euros (100 Euros to be payed upon registration, the rest when you arrive)
Early bird price: 400 Euros (until October 20th)
What is included: all classes, light breakfast, drinking water
what is not included: flights and travels to the island, lunch, dinner and accomodation.
We have different bungalows that vary in price and style. Please contact us for details and we help you find your home for the retreat. (Prices range between 10 24 Euros.
We are looking forward to you joining this retreat!
(This retreat is not a course of aquatic body work, we only use and work with basic movements to dive into new experiences but if you would like to learn any of the many techniques you are welcome to ask me as I know many great teachers around the world)