Summer Programs Offer Qi-Kayaking and Floating Meditation




Greg DiLisio and Johnny Snyder will present two Qi-Kayaking and Floating Meditation workshops this summer at Eastover Estate and Retreat Center, in Lenox. The weekend programs, taking place June 24 to 26 and August 12 to 14, are for anyone interested in qigong, kayaking and tranquility amid 600 acres of unspoiled natural beauty and inspiring views.

Each day begins with qigong, followed by a review of kayaking safety and techniques, leading to an experience of stillness and floating meditation on the water. After morning kayaking, guests can unwind in the whirlpool or hike the Eastover grounds. There will also be time in the indoor pool to learn such skills as self-rolling the kayak and rescuing others.

Program participants can enjoy paddling on the sparkling Goose Pond in nearby Tyringham, a special watering hole along the Appalachian Trail with old growth trees. Lush plant life can be seen along the water’s edge, from wild morning glories to varieties of daisies. Eastover offers healthy meals, an outdoor hot tub and a bonfire. DiLisio is featured on the DVD Qigong and Tai Chi, Following Movement in Nature, while Snyder can be seen in the PBS documentary Paddling on the Roof of the World.

Cost: $350 tuition, plus accommodations. Location: Eastover Estate and Retreat, 430 East St., Lenox. For more information, call 866-264-5139 or visit Eastover.com.

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