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China Wellness Retreat

Practice the famous 'Bigu' fasting program with a prestigious Taoist Master and Chinese medicine practitioners. Cleanse your body from the inside out with a daily herbal-based water regimen. Cultivate and enhance the internal life force or vitality (Qi) through daily Qigong and Tai Chi practices. Rest and recharge daily through Chinese gong bath sound healing sessions.

Meet the instructors

Chong, Huaxu, & Guowang
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  • 5 days of activities
  • Daily Qigong and meditation classes
  • Taoist and Buddhist philosophy workshops
  • Chinese gong bath and Tai Chi lessons
  • Traditional Chinese medicine sessions
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Daily Chinese herbal-based water regimen and energy supplies
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Chinese (mandarin), French
Group size: 5-20 participants
Airport transfer included: Wuyishan Airport
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  • Health Club
  • Spa
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Labyrinth
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance
  • Tour assistance
  • Valet

You will stay in charming, eco-friendly five-star lodgings that blend comfort with the natural environment with a luxurious mountain view of the Wuyi Mountain, a UNESCO World Heritage and a Taoist historical mountain. Accommodations provide a tranquil sanctuary, blending comfort and serenity for a truly rejuvenating retreat experience.

  • Private rooms with luxurious mountain view
  • Daily in-room herbal bath
  • Opportunity to interact with wild animals (deers, peacocks, red panda, roosters, goats, etc.)

Private double or twin room

Each room features two spacious and comfortable queen beds in the bedroom, a private bathroom with a hot tub for convenience and comfort, and a cozy porch or large window with luxurious mountain views. You will enjoy complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi access to stay connected during your stay and air-conditioning to ensure your comfort, especially during warmer days.

Family deluxe suite

This room is ideal for a family or three or four friends traveling together. This room features two bedrooms, one with two queen beds and another with one king bed, a private bathroom with a hot tub for your convenience and comfort, and a cozy porch with luxurious mountain views. You will enjoy complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi access to stay connected during your stay and air-conditioning to ensure your comfort, especially during warmer days.


This retreat is a six-day systematic 'bigu' fasting retreat designed exclusively for international guests. All activities are designed based on the ancient Chinese body-mind training wisdom to promote wellness and a deep connection with nature. This retreat is perfect for:

  • Health enthusiasts: Individuals who wish to improve their suboptimal health condition through traditional Chinese medicine and holistic practices like Bigu fasting and Qigong
  • Spiritual seekers: Those interested in awakening their Qi and advancing their spiritual path through Taoist Qigong and meditation in serene natural settings
  • Cultural travelers: Explorers eager to deeply engage with China's rich cultural heritage while rejuvenating their minds and bodies through transformative wellness experiences.

About 'Bigu' and Qigong

Bi Gu (辟谷) is an ancient Chinese practice rooted in Taoist philosophy, involving the abstention from grains and specific body and breath trainings (Qi Gong) to cultivate internal life force (qi) and achieve physical and spiritual purification. Historically favored by Chinese royalty for its purported benefits of longevity and vitality, Bi Gu remains a fascinating method for enhancing well-being and spiritual connection.

The 'Bigu' method: More than a dietary practice

By integrating physical, mental, and spiritual practices to cultivate inner energy (Qi), Bigu goes beyond mere calorie restriction to promote holistic well-being and sustained vitality. Choose Bigu for a time-tested, comprehensive approach to health that nourishes both body and spirit.

The practice

The key to a successful Bigu is the cultivation of Qi. You follow a special daily routine that includes Qigong (气功), Tai Chi (太极), and traditional Chinese medicine (中医调理) sessions.

1. Morning

  • Qigong and meditation in the forest
  • Taoist and Buddhist philosophy workshop

2. Noon

  • Chinese gong bath: Sound healing and Qigong in sleep

3. Afternoon

  • Tai Chi: Body unlocking techniques
  • Traditional Chinese medicine session (moxibustion, abdominal massage, tea aromatherapy, Gua Sha, etc.)

4. Night

  • Meditation and Qigong in sleep


Chong Hu

Huaxu Zi

Guowang Qi


The retreat will take place in Wuyi Mountain, Fujian Province, China.

  • A UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Natural water source of the biggest bottled mineral water brand in China
  • Rich wildlife and biodiversity


Daily Chinese herbal-based water regimen and necessary energy supplies are provided and included in the price. While the retreat lasts only a week, the dietary regimen spans three weeks. Every step is crucial to guarantee the success of the retreat.

Week 1: Before the retreat

A light detox menu is sent out for participants to gradually eat less and consume lighter meals to prepare the body.

Week 2: During the retreat

Chinese herbal-based water regimen is provided to support the detoxification process and cultivate Qi.

Week 3: After the retreat

A designed dietary plan ensures the lasting effects of the detoxification.

The following meals are included:

  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Naturopathic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

In addition to the Bigu fasting retreat, Healing In China has partnered with a trusted travel agency to offer guided tourist trips to other captivating cities across China. For more information or to book your guided tour, please send an inquiry. The team will be happy to assist you in planning your extended adventure.

What's included

  • Bigu program
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Daily Chinese herbal-based water regimen and necessary energy supplies
  • Private transfers from and to Wuyishan Airport or train station
  • English translator
  • VAT

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Train tickets to Wuyishan
  • Any personal activities or expenses outside the scope of the program

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Wuyishan Airport Airport transfer included: Wuyishan Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.
6 days / 5 nights
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 5 participants

Saturday August 17, 2024
(6 days / 5 nights)

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