Embodied Joy

Qigong & Meditation Retreat in Mexico!

April 19-26, 2014


16931_408942580050_223214_nMark your calendars for the week of April 19, 2014! We’re going to Present Moment Retreat in Troncones Beach, Mexico for some Sheng Zhen Gong, fun in the sun, lots of rest and relaxation, yummy food, and optional spa services and adventures like surfing or horseback riding, all with the ever-present soothing soundtrack of the ocean waves.

292820_10150792674760051_1157065553_nEnjoy the movements. Enjoy your life! Enjoy a full week of ocean-side paradise with daily morning and evening sessions of Sheng Zhen Gong, the Qigong of Unconditional Love, led by Rebecca Gould. Through moving and non-moving meditations, as well as poetic contemplations, guided explorations, and self-inquiry, we will explore what it feels like to actually embody joy.

No prior experience necessary. And you will return home with tools in your toolbox for riding the waves of life and for experiencing more Love, joy, and equanimity.

Each day, in addition to group classes and activities, there will be plenty of time and space to do your own thing, to play, or just simply be. And at night, you can relax in your private seaside bungalow, take a walk on the beach, cool off in the pool or enjoy live entertainment on-site or nearby. Located just north of Ixtapa, with the amenities of a five star hotel and the privacy of a deserted island, Present Moment Retreat uniquely combines the luxuries of a health spa and beach resort with the tranquility of an intimate yoga center.

IMG_0921Newcomers and beginners with no qigong or Sheng Zhen experience are welcome, as well as spouses, partners, and friends who just want to come along for a vacation; ask Tom at Present Moment about ala carte prices for family and friends who want to come along. All classes are always optional. This is a time to relax and tune in to what you want, to what brings you joy.

Rebecca Gould is a Certified Sheng Zhen Gong Teacher as well as IMG_0126a Holistic Health Practitioner.  She has studied with Master Li Junfeng since 2006 and began teaching in 2008 in Washington State. In 2012, Rebecca moved from Seattle to Austin to study on a regular basis with Master Li and to use her writing and copy editing skills to assist the International Sheng Zhen Society. Rebecca’s students appreciate her playful yet calm demeanor and clear, detailed instruction. In addition to sharing Sheng Zhen with you, she will share some other tools for living a more authentically joyful life. She also worked full time at Present Moment in January 2013 and can vouch for the fact that you’ll be taken care of here, and that the food is mouth-watering good!


  • 7 nights in an ocean-view private bungalow
  • 2 daily Sheng Zhen Gong classes, consisting of moving and non-moving forms and guided meditations/explorations, led by Rebecca in an open-air yoga pavilion overlooking the ocean
  • Self-inquiry questions and handouts for optional journaling and/or group discussions
  • A private ten-minute tune-up session with Rebecca to help your form (0ptional)
  • Daily gratitude circle
  • 1 additional class daily: qigong, yoga, dance, or meditation led by retreat staff
  • 10% off all boutique purchases during your stay

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Register Now! Email or call Tom Morisette at 828-318-3950 at Present Moment (click here)

Your investment:
$1440 (triple/quad occupancy)
$1540 (double)
$2250 (single)
19% Mexico taxes are already included in these prices

$100 Early Registration Discount if paid in full by February 15, 2014!

There are only 20 spots available. Treat yourself by signing up today!       

Not included: ground transport, air fare (to ZIH), massage and spa services, private lessons or coaching sessions with Rebecca, alcoholic beverages, additional meals, additional adventures, tips.

To sign up, contact Tom Morisette at Present Moment by calling (828) 318-3950 or email Tom@presentmomentretreat.com

For questions about the content of the retreat, or to meet Rebecca face to face via Skype or FaceTime to help you determine if this is something you want to do, call (206) 599-9270 or email: rebecca@elementalharmony.info.

Muchas Gracias! Hasta La Playa!


“On my final night at Present Moment, these little baby turtles started coming up out of the ground right under my feet! It was a magical experience I’ll always remember. Join me in April, and see what magical moments are  waiting for you!” -Rebecca