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By the Sea

Are you ready to Experience Greater Peace, Harmony, and Well-Being?

February 5-12, 2020
Los Barriles, Baja, Mexico









by the Sea

Are you ready to experience greater peace, harmony, and well-being?

February 5-12, 2020
Los Barriles, Baja, Mexico

If you would like to experience life with less stress and worry and more happiness and ease, then Qigong by the Sea is for you.

Immerse yourself in the beauty, culture, and serenity of the Baja.

Capture and integrate the powerful energy of the glistening Sea of Cortez as

you balance your energy through the gentle self-healing movements of

Spring Forest Qigong. 



If you would like to experience life with less stress and worry and more happiness and ease, then Qigong by the Sea is for you.

Immerse yourself in the beauty, culture, and serenity of the Baja.

Capture and integrate the powerful energy of the glistening Sea of Cortez as
you balance your energy through the gentle self-healing movements of Spring Forest Qigong. 


Begin your day by balancing and nurturing your body, mind, and spirit with qigong by the sea. Experience the beauty of the healing waters of the Sea of Cortez. Then enjoy a day of relaxation and restoration with a massage or a yoga class or embark on an epic adventure of kiteboarding, paddle boarding, mountain biking, fishing, or swimming. The options are endless!

Qigong is a moving meditation practice originating in ancient China to which we’ve added a modern twist. Whether you’re new to qigong or an advanced student, Qigong by the Sea will meet your needs. Beginners are welcome along with advanced students looking to go deeper.

This is for you if…

…you enjoy learning techniques to advance your state of well-being and improve your energy.
…you enjoy time with like-minded people and meeting new friends.
…you wish to expand your knowledge and wisdom and go deeper into your self-healing journey.
…you are tolerant and respectful of different cultures and environments where things are not what you are used to.
…you have a positive attitude and open heart ready to experience and integrate powerful healing love and energy from your fellow participants, your experienced instructor, and the surrounding ocean and land. 
…you are easy going and enjoy laughter and community. 
…you would like to bring home feelings of peace, love, joy, forgiveness and compassion.

The Town

Los Barriles is a small rustic fishing village located one-hour north of San Jose del Cabo and is for those who want to be away from big tourist destinations and enjoy the quiet beauty of a truly natural place. Here whales play in the surf, hundreds of rays and dolphins swim close to shore, and cows roam freely in the streets of downtown Los Barriles. Shopping and dining are within walking distance of the hotels. The beach is quiet and serene. 

Los Barriles has a laid-back pace and rustic charm. There are no all-inclusive resorts, the hotels are small, time moves slowly, and you may be the only person on the beach! Walking into town for meals and shopping will take about 10-15 minutes. It’s recommended that participants are able to walk 1-2 km with ease. 

Qigong by the Sea includes


  • Five morning Qigong sessions on the beach (instruction, wisdom, and practice)

  • Three yoga classes (by certified Yoga Instructors)

  • Two group suppers

  • One group excursion (lunch included)

  • Daily regional cocktail 

  • Plenty of free time to rest, play, or explore


Draw upon the special energy of the Sea of Cortez as you advance your energy to a higher level. 



You can choose from a variety of Airbnb and private rentals. Group activities will be based out of Hotel Palmas de Cortez and Hotel Playa del Sol. These two properties are a five-minute walk from one another and are located on the beach steps from the ocean. Room rates start at $120 for one person or $135 shared room. Qigong will be on the beach between the resorts. Both hotels have a pool and restaurant. Contact us if you have questions about accommodations as we are very familiar with the area and rooms. 

Both hotels are located on the beach. Palmas de Cortez is bigger with a spa, tennis courts, a hot tub, and multiple pools. Playa del Sol serves the margaritas of a lifetime and has kiteboarding lessons and bike and paddleboard rentals.


There’s so much to do or you can do nothing!

Enjoy spectacular ocean views as you gaze upon dolphins and manta rays. Visit the Saturday market for delicious local food, art and souvenirs. Optional extra adventures and excursions (kite surfing, paddle boarding, sea fishing, mountain biking, snorkeling, massage) are also readily available, or take as much time as you like to relax and be still! Add-ons can be booked upon arrival (unless you KNOW you want to take that kiteboard lesson, then let us know!). Remaining meals, flights, airport transfers, travel insurance, and accommodations are not included.

How does this sound?

Enjoy a cup of coffee as you watch a beautiful Baja sunrise over the Sea of Cortez. Listen to the sounds of rays jumping, birds singing, and waves gently lapping against the shore. Then walk a few steps down to the ocean to join Sue in a restorative qigong experience where you will feel enlightened, re-charged, and blissful. Integrate the high-vibe group energy into your cells as you learn qigong techniques and wisdom you will feel for weeks after returning home. 

Then walk a few steps down the beach to treat your body to a yoga class with a breathtaking ocean view. Sarah and Sue D. will further guide your body/mind awareness as the Baja breeze nurtures your soul. 

Enjoy meeting new friends over a light lunch of fresh ceviche or fish tacos before a dip in the sea. Spend your afternoon on a paddle board or kayak or venture into town for some local shopping. Enjoy a cerveza and a book under the shade of an umbrella or embark on a bike ride into the desert. 

Gather under the oceanfront grand palapa for a happy hour margarita before venturing into town for a delicious Mexican supper. Fall into bed with a heart full of gratitude as your body, mind, and spirit feel more balanced, peaceful, and connected than ever. Sweet dreams!


 Can you see yourself here? Is the energy calling you?

What’s Included?

-Five days of morning qigong on the beach (90-120 minutes)
-Three yoga classes (60 min)
-Two group suppers
-Daily happy hour drink (the margaritas are serious and contain a secret ingredient)
-Local knowledge and guidance on how to get around
-One group excursion. This will be to a quaint nearby town or to a beautiful snorkeling beach depending on the weather. This includes transportation, drinks, and lunch.
-Powerful group energy and healing!
BONUS Full moon ceremony on the beach! Release what no longer serves as the powerful moon and ocean energies activate your deepest desires and intentions. 

What’s not included?

-Flights and ground transfers to Los Barriles (send us your itinerary for a group rate)
-All beverages and meals with the exception of two group suppers and excursion lunch
-Extra activities, lessons, and rentals (kiteboarding, paddleboards, snorkel gear, bikes)

Experience Qigong in a new way, with new people, in a setting that is so serene you won’t want to leave! 


Are you ready to join our sacred circle, honour the sea and moon, and experience a higher vibrational energy?

February 5-12, 2020

Are you ready to join our sacred circle, honour the sea and moon, and experience a higher vibrational energy?
FEB. 5-12, 2020



Receive professional instruction and guidance as you experience the unique energy of this beautiful land. 

Your Instructor

Certified Spring Forest Qigong Instructor and Master Healer, Sue Crites. Sue has over 10 years experience leading and teaching qigong groups and retreats. Her teacher is Master Chunyi Lin, creator of Spring Forest Qigong. Sue has completed Levels 1 to 5 in Spring Forest and is one of 12 Certified Instructors worldwide.

Sue teaches qigong weekly online in her renowned global community Energy in Motion. Sue loves to teach and empowers her students to heal themselves by teaching them tools to remove blockages and cultivate peace, health, and happiness. It is her passion to help as many people as possible live happier, more purposeful and pain-free lives! Sue has been a partial winter resident of Los Barriles for six years.

Sue is an amazing teacher, leader and mentor giving people the skills to create their own outcomes. Her thoughtful curation of ideas and techniques allows her students to implement and integrate concepts and skills no matter what their background or experience currently is. Her calm presence implies a steady belief that you can truly do whatever you want the way you want to do it. 

Marisssa Loewen

Business Coach

Sue is an excellent instructor! I love the way she teaches us through her own experiences and stories. Sue’s teachings and my qigong practice with her have also provoked my curiosity about my place in universe. I love this journey that I am on and all that I am learning. Plus I am finally sleeping better and no longer grind my teeth!

Doris Wurfbaum

Communications & Public Relations Analyst

Enjoy time away from the busyness of your life. Return home with a fresh perspective, renewed energy, and fresh optimism! 


Let’s get this booked!

February 5-12, 2020


Getting Here.

The nearest airport is located in San Jose del Cabo, about one hour south. Once you have registered and booked your flights, send us your itinerary and we will have a shuttle ready to transport you to your hotel. Cost of transfer is not included and will be approximately $80 each way. We will work on securing group rates once flights are arranged. Car rentals are also available at the San Jose airport. Travel days are Wednesday Feb 5 and Wednesday Feb 12. 

If you are concerned about where to stay, what it’s like here, what food costs, or need further support. Contact Sue ( and she will walk you through any details you need. You will be supported!


In February the temperatures reach around 25°C during the daytime and 15°C at night. It’s usually windy in February so a jacket is recommended. 

Frequently asked Questions

What is Qigong?

Qigong is a meditation practice with its roots in ancient China. Qi (pronounced ‘chee’) means energy, and Gong means movement. You are moving energy throughout your invisible energy channels (meridians) in your body, opening up blockages and restoring the normal energy flow.

What type of qigong will we be practising?

While there are many wonderful forms of Qiqong, I will be leading the movements of Spring Forest Qigong created by Master Chunyi Lin. Spring Forest Qigong is a form of medical qigong which helps with complete healing of the physical body, mind, emotions, and spirit. The movements are simple and gentle.

Is there more yoga available?

Yes! You can find yoga most days of the week in Los Barriles!

What will the excursion be?

The excursion will depond upon weather and the participants. There are two options, one is to go inland to a quaint little Mexican village called El Triunfo, which is an old mining town with restored buildings, great cafes and local artisans. The second option is to go north up the coast from Las Barriles to a beautiful secluded rocky beach with specatular cliff views along the way. This area is great for snorkeling and beach combing. 

Is it safe there?

Yes! This sweet little town is nothing like the big city of Cabo! Everyone is friendly and the community is quiet, respectful, and very safe. 

What's the nightlife like?

Haha! This is a sleepy town. Baja midnight stikes at 9 PM. If partying and nightlife is something you’re after, then this isn’t the trip for you! Cabo would be a better place for nightlife. 

Cancellation Policy

Please note that there will be no refunds or discounts for arriving late, leaving early, flight cancellations, travel delays or illness. If you cancel your participation in an event for any reason, the cancellation policy below will apply, with no exceptions. I wish I could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, etc), but we have costs already incurred when reserving retreat centers and hotels. I have designed our cancellation policy to be as compassionate as possible in the case that your plans change. But to protect yourself further, I strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance.

For cancellations 40 days or more prior to the start of the event, you receive 50% refund. Within 40 days prior to the start of the event, no refunds or credits will be given. This is because this is an international retreat and time will be needed for another participant to book flights and accommodation. 

Sue Crites MSc, NCP Holistic Healing and Qigong

Copyright © 2019 Sue Crites MSc, NCP. All Rights Reserved.

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