MBSR workshops and retreats

Mindfulness workshops are a wonderful way to deepen knowledge and experience of a particular area you are interested in. Enrol today to be nourished and informed. 

Mindfulness meditation retreats offer an opportunity to step outside of our regular demands and immerse ourselves in “non-doing” to restore and renew our energy and also to explore and discover new insights and a new relationship with things as they are. This precious time can bring clarity about our relationships, our values and our projects so we can come back to our lives with new inspiration and vigour. 

Workshops 2017

Rising Strong Workhsop
Learn what it takes to get back up!

Castlemaine, VIC

18th - 19th February, 2017
Facilitated by Maggie O'Shea and Kate McKillop


Retreats 2017

Mindfulness Weekend Retreat

Weekend Mindfulness Retreat Bowral NSW

Bowral, NSW

17th - 19th March 2017
With Timothea Goddard and Eva Papadopoulo

Single rooms, gourmet vegetarian food and good company

The retreat will be largely in silence, but with some guided practice, specific meditation instructions, talks and opportunities for discussions with the teachers. It is an opportunity for the sustained practice of bringing curiosity and compassion to everything that arises, and to notice what happens when we do this.


Mindfulness & Yoga Retreat, Koh Samui, Thailand
Reinvigorate your mind, body and soul

22nd - 28th April, 2017 
Shared open plan loft rooms, semi private rooms and single superior rooms available.
With Nik Welsh and Mark Baxter

In this reinvigorating 7-day retreat, you’ll refresh your body & mind while exploring the themes and practices of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course. You’ll learn how to cultivate a greater sense of inner peace & calm ...


Mindfulness Retreat, Bay of Fires, TASMANIA

mindfulness retreat bay of fires tasmaniaRemember, Retreat, Renew

18 - 21 May, 2017
A four day mindfulness retreat set on a hilltop, 40 metres above the pounding sea and surrounded by national park.
With Timothea Goddard and Pamela Lovell

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Remember, Restore, Renew is a four-day mindfulness retreat designed to offer you some
valuable time to reflect and come to find new ways of knowing and being. You will be afforded the opportunity to explore the power of mindfulness – a meditation practice of moment-to-moment awareness, without our habitual ways of reacting and judging situations.

Mindfulness and Yoga Retreat, Kincumber, NSW
Mindfulness & Yoga Retreat, Kinkumber, NSW

Retreat, Rest & Renew 

19 - 22 May, 2017
A 4 day mindfulness and yoga retreat which includes all vegetarian meals, single rooms with ensuite and yoga.
With Lisa Pollard

At this retreat you will work with mindfulness based practices in the spirit of self care. 


Fiji Mindfulness and Yoga Retreat
Mindfulness and yoga retreat Fiji Rest + Restore + Rejuvenate

18-24 June, 2017

This 8 day retreat is a perfect balance of mindfulness meditation, yoga, workshop sessions, fun and relaxation.

With Nik Welsh and Maggie O'Shea



The retreat will be based on the well-known Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course and will include other offerings from mindfulness approaches that Nik and Maggie are inspired by.

mindfulness and yoga retreat fiji info

Some feedback from past retreatants

"I wish I could go every month, working in "the helping professions" I found it amazing to be silent, to not have to hear others, to be still with my thoughts, to BE not do. A great balance - the times where we got to work with the leaders and talk was very constructive use of "talk time". Meditation practices were all able to be modified - suits experienced and inexperienced, flexibly and non-flexible!!!!!

Such a GREAT recharge - don't miss it."

Jo Walker

"I did the MBSR course a couple of years ago and since then have attended the quarterly silent days and a retreat in Healesville.I cannot speak highly enough of the positive affect that these sessions have had on me. I believe my meditation is a major contributor in me having my little the boy Oscar, just 3 months ago. (He is now the main reason that I can't get to any retreats at the moment but I wouldn't change anything).

I still think of the Healesville experience often and the main thing I remember is that I felt as though I had had a holiday from the rest of the world. How special and precious it is to have all that time just with myself and with my mind and my body with no interference from daily challenges. It was invigorating and I felt so lucky to have that time but also so glad that I had given myself that gift- the gift of 'just me' time. Liberating, energising and comforting are other words that come to mind.

Can't wait for the time when I feel ready to leave Oscar and return to these retreats. For now, he's just too cute."

Karla Bennett


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