Retreat, Reflect, Relax
Women’s Only Retreats (held with our associates) provide a space for us to reconnect with ourselves, in the company of other great women. The small group retreats are held at locations within 45 minutes of the CBD that allow you to rest inwardly and connect with nature outwardly. Along with some time to yourself and good company, you will experience learning based on the disciplines of ontological coaching, mindfulness and various body awareness and movement forms. All activities are an ‘invitation’ and your participation is entirely your own choice.
27 – 29 September 2019
When: 4pm Friday, 27th – 2pm Sunday, 29th September 2019
Where: St John of God Retreat Centre, 47 Gloucester Cres, Shoalwater
Early bird registration before 20th August and save $50 ($540)
What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? Mary Oliver
The theme is a line from a poem written by Mary Oliver who died in Jan 2019 – the week we were planning this retreat. Mary had a very difficult young life but discovered what gave her life: a deep connection to nature and reflecting that experience in her poetry. She dared to live her life from this place and found peace and fulfillment. Mary’s poetry is her legacy that has the potential to bring life to others for many years to come. This retreat is a space for you to re/connect to what really brings you life, energy and joy and find the courage to honour that in how you live your life.
Along with some time to yourself and good company, you will experience learning based on the disciplines of ontological coaching, mindfulness/gentle yoga and courage & renewal principles and practices. All activities are an ‘invitation’ – participation is entirely your own choice.
- Noticing what brings us life and joy
- Clarifying what depletes and drains our energy
- Learning practices for taking in “the good”
- Identifying “where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet” (Buechner)
- Learning to relate to challenges in life giving ways
- Reflecting on how we can honour the life we have
Women’s retreat facilitators
Experienced facilitators will offer you a range of reflective individual and group processes.
Retreat themes from previous years include:
- Cultivating Emotional Wisdom
- Cultivating Contentment
- Reconnect with your own voice
- Reconnect with the wisdom of your body
- Courage to be
- Relating: Me – You – Us