Three Day Silent Mindfulness Retreat | 19 - 21 August 2022 | Hepburn Springs, Vic
With Maggie O'Shea
The faint and distant rhythm that is your own
excerpt from the poem Follow Yourself Home by Jane O'Shea
This annual 3-day/2-night mindfulness & compassion retreat has a focus on deep rest as the starting point for restoring the body, mind and heart, so that we can re-connect to our own unique life’s purpose. It includes meditation, gentle yoga & guided relaxation, some non-structured time for relaxing in front of the fire, and long walks in the beautiful bush surrounds. You may wish to enjoy lunch at a local cafe in Daylesford or Hepburn before checking in around 2:30pm after which - depending on what the Covid guidelines are at that point - we may do a group excursion down the hill to the Bath-house, or stay on-site for a massage or the unique Turkish Steam Hammam experience. A gentle restorative ‘letting go’ yoga session will also be offered before our Arrival Dinner at 6:30pm.
The retreat will take place in the beautifully refurbished 1920s Continental Guesthouse, perched high in the bushland of Hepburn Springs, and just across the road from the Goldfields Walking Trail. The retreat will mostly be silent, but with times for connecting & sharing with other participants, including for most of the Friday. Guidance will be provided by Maggie as we practice mindfulness in movement, yoga and stillness.
All delicious & nutritious vegetarian meals are included - including yummy desserts, cake and good quality coffee! We will finish by 3pm on the Sunday.