Strengthen & Deepen Your Relationship In A Blue Mountains Bushland Setting
Blue Mountains Couples Retreat
You set the pace of this couples weekend getaway.
Our couples retreat offers a wide variety of self-directed relationship activities many of which can be tied in with our onsite relationship counselling.
For those with an openness to the esoteric, your package includes tarot, astrology and numerology readings as well as experiencing modalities such as breathwork and reiki.
Nestled on the quiet side of Katoomba we are just a 5-minute drive to the centre of town should you want to take in local dining and activities.
We’re within walking distance to Mini Ha Ha waterfall for those after a tranquil bushwalk and the opportunity for a swim during the summer months.
Couples Counselling Retreat
Mix up the time you spend on couples therapy with activities such as a couples board game, gratitude building/light-hearted relationship reflections, films exploring different relationship themes, reading fables about couples, listening to stories about couples, exploring poetry, getting into your body via yoga, meditation, mindfulness colouring, drawing sacred geometry as well as outdoor activities and time spent in nature.
“The deepest moments of intimacy occur when you're not talking." - Patricia Love
Together or individually, you’ll spend time working through some relationship modules depending on what areas you wish to explore. Afterwards, we will discuss what came up and endeavour to work through issues and challenges to resolve.
“The purpose of an intimate relationship is not that it be a place where we can hide from our weaknesses but where we can safely let them go. Only then can we know an enchantment that lasts.” - Marianne Williamson
Celebrating Your Connection
The expectations and attitudes we develop have an enormous impact on the health of our relationship. Between the activities and overall experience of our retreat for couples, you’ll cultivate a greater sense of appreciation for one another and the memories you have built together.
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more." - Melody Beattie
By putting greater focus on our own self-development and how we might better express our passions and core beliefs, we demand less from our partners while creating a container where we have more to offer our relationship. Over the retreat, you’re invited to undertake individual sessions be it around life purpose or undertaking breathwork, energy healing, tarot etc.
“Most arguments can't be resolved because most disagreements are rooted in fundamental differences of lifestyle, personality, or values.” - John Gottman
Ginny Shearer created Break Your Shell - Breathwork, Tarot Reading, Reiki & Counselling to assist people to move through the blockages, fears and limiting beliefs that keep them from spreading their wings to soar.
Her training in guiding and supporting others began with her hairdressing career, informally coaching, listening and offering support to the thousands of clients she came to know both in Australia and while working abroad.
After navigating a crisis period (where she had to take control of her life and steer it in a healthier direction) she found her calling to work with people who were also ready to reclaim their life.
In addition to following Buddhist practices and doing extensive studies in self-development, she complemented this with formal studies in Youth Work, Community Services & is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Social Work.
Finding Breathwork to be a particularly transformative form of healing she has done much training in it and continues to deepen her practice. Ginny is also trained in Theta healing.
Taking an intuitive approach and allowing herself to be a channel for higher realms to work through, Ginny has found a gifting for interpreting the messages offered by tarot cards, working as a spiritual healer and being a clear vessel for the collective unconscious to work through.
She has found the more that clients commit to their inner work, the greater is the transformation that follows. This has led her to offer retreat experiences that involve two days working intensively with her as well as two-day programs where she shares the facilitation with Marcus.
Marcus Dabb had been always drawn to personal development before having a turning point when he came across the notion of the hero’s journey.
Stories which captured fully actualised people had intrigued him for years, but he had never come across the concept having a name or being articulated.
After reading Jim Styne’s book about it, Heroes: A Guide to Realising Your Dreams, he recognised that working as a public servant for the taxation office was probably not living out his highest potential.
Finding the courage to walk an alternative career path - one fraught with self-doubt and other obstacles - began a journey that led to his current focuses, Polaris Career Counselling & Life Purpose and Writes of Passage Retreats.
Having worked closely with many people to help them find their sense of vocational fit and career bliss he found greater illumination was available through the ancient metaphysical sciences of numerology & astrology.
He utilises both mainstream and esoteric tools to give people a holistic understanding of their career journey.
After running a wide variety of workshops in Australia and overseas he launched his initiative known as Writes of Passage in the belief that contemplation, nature, carefully curated ideas and guidance from someone who has been through the ordeals of the hero’s path, is the ideal means for people to look at life with greater possibility and unearth their own dormant potentiality.
Couples Retreat Sydney
An ideal space to do some yoga, meditation or silent contemplation
a quiet space to utilise while your partner receives a treatment or reading
Nestled in bushland, find Tranquility within the retreat space and outside it
within walking distance of the healing Mini Ha Ha waterfall
Blue Mountains Retreat for Couples
Couples Retreats NSW
Sessions will either involve individual or joint activities, counselling and treatments depending on what style of retreat program you decide on and which themes you wish to explore.
Mid Morning Session
Mid Afternoon Session
Depending on the weather and your energy levels, you can use this time to take in a nearby bushwalk to our local waterfall. Alternatively, you might want to play a couples board game or indulge in some art activities or simply just be together and talk about your experiences so far.
Dinner (or the option for you to take in one of the local dining facilities)
Optional evening activities
Mid Morning Session
Mid Afternoon Session
The final session will involve a recap and a discussion around actions you'd like to commit to which will help strengthen and enhance your relationship.
Included in your package is an optional stand up paddleboarding session, mountain bike ride or bush walk at the end of day 1 of your program (weather permitting).
Cost: $1100 for a 2 day program
Inclusions: Accommodation, meals, workbooks, counselling and activities.
Location: Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW
“The greatest gift of relationship proves to be that as the result of encountering each other,
we are obliged to grow larger than we had planned.”
A holistic retreat involving creative expression, life guidance, relationship exploration & a range of activities such as astrology/numerology readings, tarot, breathwork, transpersonal counselling & more.
After a recent long term relationship break down I went in search of a relationship retreat that could help me better understand my situation and help guide me through it. I found Ginny and Marcus online, booked immediately and haven’t looked back. Both their caring and empathetic nature made it very easy to open up and delve deep into past relationships and connections with family to find the root of my concerns. I learnt so much about myself and feel more in tune with my true self. I left the 2 day retreat with exercises that will help me in all areas throughout my life and with so much clarity and selflove. I cannot thank Ginny and Marcus enough for helping me find my true potential and put me on the right path knowing I have a very bright future ahead. - Chelle S