Center for Energywork based on Daoist Philosophy

We are Janet and Bernhard and we warmly welcome you to our retreat center. We had a long-cherished dream to create a place where people can come to restore their energy; a place where you can come to process whatever has depleted you; be it work, relationships, old traumas that were not completely resolved.

Here in our tranquil retreat in the Gers you get a chance to rest, regenerate, reflect on your life and come into contact with what you would like to emerge in your life.

Our 24/7 society asks us to continue at whatever cost and gives us little time for slowing down; for feeling how we are really doing. This might lead to a depletion of energy.
So, whether you are recovering from a burn-out, suffering from stress, or ‘simply’ want to make a change in your life, our retreat in the Gers invites you to ‘unwind’ and to be away from time and space as you normally experience it.
Our center allows you to let go of the old and make space for the new.



We are  both long time practitioners of Chinese Medicine and are treating people, that are asking for our help



Janet has a profound education in Cranio-Sacaral Therapy and is successfully treating people with this method, combined with the knowledge of other Energywork, like Chinese Medicine



Bernhard is Qigong teacher since 1994 and Taijiquan teacher since 1999. He was teaching for many years classes of Taiji and Qigong in Switzerland and the Netherlands



In our place you can book arrangements with staying in gites or yurte with booking of treatments and/or Taiji or Qigong lessons. We also organise and give different courses.


"I am living in the French countryside and have been looking for a quality Taiji Quan / Qi Gong training for a long time. Due to the remoteness of my home, it is more convenient to study these techniques in a concentrated training period rather than driving a long distance for weekly sessions. 

At the Xindao retreat I have not only found excellent teachers, but also the opportunity to receive effective treatments for physical/emotional imbalances. The carefully curated programmes by Janet and Bernhard provided me with a fully tailormade and personalized experience.

I stayed at their high quality gîte which is beautifully decorated, super comfortable and offers a full set of amenities. The natural environment instils serenity, stillness, and leads to an overall peaceful stay.

Due to my excellent experience, I have already booked several follow-up visits for 2024. Highly recommended!!"

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  • Lieu dit Belloc
  • 32450 Sémézies-Cachan
  • France
  • mail:xindaoretreat@icloud.com 
  • Home:        +33 9 67 26 97 97
  • Janet:         +33 7 87 21 76 66
  • Bernhard:   +33 6 70 98 77 98

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