Spacious Heart Retreat
February 21-23, 2020
April 24-26, 2020
Deepen your purpose and inner work on this weekend retreat based in our ‘mini- Girraween’, a 40 acre property outside Stanthorpe with eucalyptus forest and enormous granite outflows.
We will make use of group process, music and bodywork to still the mind and open the heart. We will cook together, share a beautiful old Queenslander, sit by the fire and bask in nature, while learning life skills to transport back to our homes.
Deeply connecting group time
Transformational Gestalt group work is the key element in this weekend of connection and support. You are invited to be part of a small, intimate group, for authentic self expression and deep resonance with others.
To complement this process we will also engage with bodywork, journalling and music, while basking in silence deep enough to still the most turbulent heart.
Deep nature immersion
We will practice a deeply healing immersion in the quiet of nature, on a forty acre property on the granite belt, in an old character Queenslander surrounded by beautiful granite boulders, birds and eucalyptus forest.
A still mind and an open heart…
Each day will commence with gentle bodywork using the body and the voice to create equilibrium and harmonise the subtle energies of the body. After breakfast a two hour facilitated circle will invite authentic self expression and resonance with others. You will be safely held in connection with yourself and the group by an expert Gestalt therapist and group facilitator.
Free time in deep stillness
In the afternoons you will have free time for walking, writing, art, reflection and reconnection with nature. Communal cooking with all food supplied. Join in the magical evenings of music and artistic expression after dinner. When we come together in this way, a beautiful group energy emerges, you will find yourself in community! Starting with dinner on Friday evening at six and ending with lunch on Sunday.
Group limited to six
The property is a 2.5 hour drive from Brisbane.
Dormitory style accomodation.
You will need-
* bedding- sheets and sleeping bag
* warm clothes
* walking shoes
* loose clothing for exercise
* yoga mat and meditation cushion
* musical instruments
* journal and art materials
‘After the weekend retreat I felt more grounded and connected to myself, others and the environment. I also felt my energy and creativity levels increase. The location was spectacular and there was time to immerse myself in the surrounding bush. Thanks for a fantastic weekend.’ AS, Artist
‘I arrived feeling anticipation, with hopes of soaking up the Stanthorpe air and communicating with other women in Gestalt circles, meditation, yoga and more. The retreat delivered! I am leaving with a renewed sense of my essence, nourished by giving and receiving, caring for self and others. Many thanks! LS, Nutrionist and Academic.
‘I arrived feeling anxious from a busy week but full of expectation. I am leaving grateful and calm…thankyou.’ WH, Travel agent.
I arrived looking to find a place for myself; a retreat from the chaotic everyday busyness of being a mother and time-poor professional. The retreat allowed me time to connect with myself and others; to spend meaningful time working through my emotions and being mindful of my thoughts. It has been a valuable time to stop and remember to look after myself, and precious time away to rejuvenate.’ CS, Lawyer.
‘I arrived at the weekend feeling disconnected and caught up in the busyness of life. I find myself leaving feeling more present and having allowed space for myself; filled up in my connections with others and with myself.’ JH, Business owner.
‘I arrived feeling hopeful of finding new ways to connect. The connections and openness encouraged me to share my story in a new way. I returned with a sense of nourishment and fulfillment that is precious and profound.’ CL, Teacher