Mindfulness Retreats

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.

Mindfulness Retreats

Mindfulness Weekend Retreat - Bowral - NSW

A silent weekend retreat for restoration and exploration with Timothea Goddard and Eva Papadopoulo

During the retreat we will be spending time coming home to the body, the heart and the mind - through the practices of mindfulness. 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. We will be using journaling to explore the unfolding of practice over the weekend.

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Wilsons Promontory, Brene Brown Workshop and Retreat

Brene Brown's The Daring Way™ Retreat and Workshop

Set in the stunningly beautiful Wilson's Promontory, the Daring Way training explores the universal need for love, connection and belonging, as
well as the fear and shame that can get in the way. In Brown's language, we learn "how to show up, be seen, and dare to risk vulnerability,"
in order to live braver, more authentic and joyful lives. The focus is on developing shame resilience, and practicing the "gifts" that support
wholehearted living - gratitude, joy, self-compassion, creativity, play, rest, authenticity, calm, meaning and laughter.

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Mindfulness Weekend Retreat - Hepburn Springs - Vic

Rest & Restore

So often we have to override our tiredness and “push on,” feeding into what Michael Leunig suggests are pervasive
states of anxiety and restlessness. Retreats are a unique opportunity to give ourselves permission to stop, rest and restore the mind, body
and heart. Join Nik and Maggie again for a beautiful weekend of nature, meditation, movement, delicious food, connection, steam treatments,
massage and rest.

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Mindfulness Retreat - Fiji

Rest + Restore + Rejuvenate

Nik, along with her mindful mate Mark (mindfulness teacher and psychologist) are taking you on retreat! After having attended around 20 retreats
between them, Nik & Mark have designed the kind of mindfulness retreat they have always dreamed of.

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What People Are Saying

I have learnt a lot about myself through the MBSR course. Coming from a place of feeling very disconnected to myself, I now feel I am engaged and listening to what I need, which then has allowed me to handle what life has to offer in a positive way.

Anonymous, 2018

Since doing your course (Living with Wisdom and Compassion) my major transformation has been in my daily work as a family doctor. Instead of being the best doctor I can so that patients will admire me and appreciate me I am aware that I am regularly “putting myself in my patients shoes.” I want their lives to be better and their suffering to diminish. Whether that is through my doctoring or something not related to me is not relevant.

 

 

Ingrid (GP), 2018

Understanding mindfulness has changed my life.

 

 

Lee-Anne , 2018

It was great to be able to explore the strength of compassion, both internally and externally, through Living with Wisdom and Compassion. This course builds on what MBSR began. While it had its challenging moments, I came away from it feeling stress-relief thanks to my heart softening yet strengthening. And from the ability to see that even though we are all unique individuals, and we may express ourselves in wildly different ways, we all have the same needs. The better I can get at understanding those needs the more effective I can be in helping myself and others. I highly recommend this course to everyone.

Lisa, 2018

Bravo Ingrid Jolley and Openground! Thank you for your soothing and strengthening MBSR course. I’m feeling grounded, curious and hopeful about the future. I have the tools I need to lead an authentic, fulfilling life. 

 

Roz , 2018