Medical Qigong: Lasqueti Island Refresher Camp Retreat

July 19 – 24, 2023
For students of all levels of Medical Qigong.
An opportunity for full immersion Qigong practice.
You are invited to spend a week on Noel’s off grid homestead in a beautiful forest setting on remote Lasqueti Island.
Lasqueti Island is located in the Salish Sea, a one hour foot passenger ferry ride from French Creek, near Parksville, BC.
Each day we may include:
  • Dynamic Dao Yin and meditation practice
  • Medical Qigong Walking Techniques
  • Sharing fabulous meals together
  • Swimming, hiking, hot tubs
  • Night time Celestial Meditations and practices.
  • Treatment exchanges
Retreat cost :
$50 per day
  •  $30 per day – bring your own tent, bedding and food to share for communal meals.


  •  $45 per day – accommodation provided – bring bedding, food to share for communal meals. Register early for this option.
Please pre-register with a $100 deposit before July 15th. Detailed information will  be provided upon registration.

More info: contact Noel: weiwuwei2222 [at] gmail [dot] com

Noels farm 1
Noels farm 2

More information about being on Lasqueti Island:

  • how to get there;
  • what the accommodation options are;
  • how to register to secure your place;
  • and what to bring.

Getting to and from Lasqueti Island

Ferry Info:

The 60 passenger (no cars) Lasqueti Island ferry leaves from French Creek. (2 miles north of Parksville on the Oceanside Highway.)

To attend the Refresher Retreat you need to arrive at French Creek by 8:45 am on Wednesday July 19th

Paid car parking is available for about $5. per day at the marina. There is a ticket machine across from the Harbour Masters office.

The ferry departs for Lasqueti at 9:30 a.m., so you will have time to drop your things off at the ferry landing and load them onto the ferry and then park your car.

The ferry can be crowded in the summer, so being at the ferry by 8:45 a.m. is a good idea if you want to get on! The next boat is at 2:30 p.m.

If you are driving from Victoria leave 2.5 hours for the drive to French Creek.

The ferry fare is $11.75 each way.

Ferry info at:

When you arrive on Lasqueti Island at 10:30 a.m. you will be picked up and taken to the Retreat site.

The workshop will close at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 24th so there is time to get everyone to the ferry that departs Lasqueti at 4 p.m., arriving back on Vancouver Island at 5 pm.


Camping Onsite: at Noel’s farm – $30 per day.- Hot Showers, lovely camp sites and I might even have the hot tub going!

What you need to bring:

– 2 flashlights, tent, foamy, bedding, pillow, towel and toiletries.

– Comfy clothing. (Layers are always good for west coast weather!)

– Food to share for 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners.

Over the years we always make fabulous potlucks to share for meals.

There is a camp kitchen with dishes, pots, pans, stove etc. provided. I will have ice chest coolers for food and there is a small refrigerator.

There are a few accommodation spaces inside for those who do not want to tent and for people flying into Victoria. Please inquire.

Other on island B and B options – check out: www.

The B and B options close to the workshop (ie within 15 minute walking distance) are: Jessies Path; Gwen Bigsby; Old Bakery; and Lasqueti Hotel.


The Refresher Retreat cost is $50 per day, plus the accommodation option you choose.

Camping $30 and Indoors $45.

I will need a a $100 non-refundable deposit to hold your place for the Retreat..

Please send to:
Noel Taylor,
1010 Pentrelew Place,
Victoria, BC
V8V 4J4
…or send an e-mail money transfer to Noel at the above email address.

Credit card payments are possible, however there is a 4% surcharge to process credit card payments.

Please fill in the registration form on my website at

If you have any questions or need more information please e mail Noel. Or if you want to call me the number is 250-388-6875.

I look forward to hearing from you and sharing the beauty of Lasqueti Island as we practice, share and journey together.

Registration is limited so please let us know that you are planning to attend. Thank you!