Reconnect With Your Essential Self In A Blue Mountains Bushland Setting
Healing Retreat NSW
Shifting Your Paradigm
Looking for something a little different from a yoga retreat/meditation centre or perhaps undergo something more transformative than simply unwinding at a health and wellness retreat?
Therapeutic retreat centers have different focuses. Our program takes a mind, body and spirit approach utilising modalities such as breathwork, reiki, spiritual healing, intuitive counselling, the tarot and more.
Aligning Body, Mind and Soul
While our bodies, beliefs and behaviours are all interconnected, modern life makes it difficult for us to live in an integrated and healthy manner.
How often do you meet someone who loves what they do for a living, cultivates strong and vibrant relationships and carries a sense of inner peace and wellbeing? Why is a high functioning individual the exception rather than the norm?
As Sharon Salzberg pointed out:
In order to live with integrity, we must stop fragmenting and compartmentalizing our lives. Telling lies at work and expecting great truths in meditation is nonsensical... Every aspect of our lives is connected to every other aspect of our lives. This truth is the basis for an awakened life.
Our program aims to bring you into greater alignment with your soul's plan and to look at areas that need shifting or fresh energy directed to it.
Explore the labyrinth, taking you through the souls journey
sacred space provides a great opportunity to receive guidance & healing
Nestled in bushland, find Tranquility within the retreat space and outside it
within walking distance of the healing Mini Ha Ha waterfall
Shifting Your Paradigm
Shedding The Patterns Of The Lower Self
The scholar and mystic, Thomas Merton once said that The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little. Our social and cultural conditioning tends to keep us disconnected from our essential selves and so the first step to awakening to our highest potential often involves clearing away all that no longer serves us or stands in the way of our self-actualisation. This program aims to help chisel off the accretions. Angeles Arrien captured the beautiful transition we undertake in doing so saying:
“I know I’m not at home when I’m in appeasement, weak-heartedness, seduction, drama or exaggeration. I know I’m not at home when I am playing the martyr or the victim and wanting someone else to be responsible for my life and therefore guilt induce others. I’m not at home when I’m controlling, because the opposite of control is trust.”
Accentuating The Higher Self
Equally as important as shucking off habits we are outgrowing is to give greater expression to our deepest loves. As Angeles put it:
“I am at home when I have fire; when I am deeply connected to what has heart and meaning, the heart’s fire; when I’m seized by a vision that I want to manifest and bring to the sweet face of Mother Earth. I know I’m on fire when I’ve lost time through some creativity, and when I’ve experienced a moment of tender sweetness and intimacy in a relationship that has substance and depth. I know I’m on fire when I’ve connected to something numinous and extraordinarily beautiful that can only be found when trusting in an unshakable part of myself, in a sacred refuge that I can find in my deep interior.”
Integration, Self-Love And Connection
There is perhaps nothing more valuable that we can work on than bringing ourselves into greater alignment, health and finding clarity on our soul's plan. As each of us then shares our filled up selves with our partners, families, communities and the wider world we can truly shift the paradigm on a global scale. In doing so, we reverse the trend which Bill Plotkin spoke of:
‘Interwoven with arrested personal development, and perhaps inseparable from it, our everyday lives have drifted vast distances from our species' original intimacy with the natural world and from our own uniquely individual natures, our souls.”
Details About Our Healing Retreat Program
We begin by exchanging a story from each of our lives, for what is more powerful than storytelling? Claiming our stories and reframing our lives as a hero’s or heroine’s adventure can be one of the most empowering measures we take.
Mid Morning Session
The second session involves having a counselling session. My approach is different from traditional counselling in that I use an intuitive process to focus on the heart of issues rather than what the conscious mind might think is important.
Breathwork is a valuable tool that helps to bypass the rational mind and work through blockages and outworn beliefs or trauma stored in the body. For those who have not explored this modality before I guide you through the process in a gentle and supportive manner.
Mid Afternoon Session
In the last session of your first day, you’ll focus on clarifying your values to find out what is most important to you as well as look at your sense of purpose or mission in the world. This provides insight into how you can better align the circumstances of your life to match your values and purpose.
Dinner (or the option for you to take in one of the local dining facilities)
Optional Evening Activity
Day 2 begins with a tarot reading. The tarot draws on both our subconscious and the collective conscious to relay messages which our rational or conscious minds often overlook.
Mid Morning Session
The session involves rethinking your potential, outlining goals and forming a tangible plan to bring more balance into your life and help move you further along the path of the heart.
In this guidance session we will explore what came up for you in the previous session and tie everything together.
Mid Afternoon Session
Our last session will involve a reiki or energetic healing session to help release any lingering blockages and ground the new energies which have come in during your intensive experience.
Cost: $590 for a 2-day program *$50 discount applies to weekday retreats.
Inclusions: Meals, workbooks and counselling/healing sessions.
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).
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 visiting you I have deepened my exploration of spirituality, the universe, truth and my life's purpose. I have found it challenging to face terrible truths and isolating at times, but ultimately I can sense a freedom that lies ahead. A freedom from social conditioning, expectations, the grips of my ego, and of old habits and patterns that were unconscious and that I am now starting to shine a conscious light on. It has been such a wonderful experience starting to get out of my head and connect with my intuition. I am starting to feel a connection to myself that I know now has always been available to me. Thank you for doing what you do. I'm so grateful to have met you because I think in a way you gave me the green light to start on this journey of exploration into the unknown. - Natalie