Mindfulness Weekend Retreat - Hepburn Springs -VIC
Rest and Restore
Weekend Retreat | 7 - 9 September 2018
So I gently urge you Vasco, do as we do in Curly Flat - learn to curl up and rest - feel your noble tiredness - learn about it and make a generous place for it in your life and enjoyment will surely follow. I repeat: it's worth doing nothing and having a rest.
(excerpt from a letter by Mr Culy to lone voyager Vasco Pyjama in The Curly Pyjama Letters by Michael Leunig, Viking Penguin 2001)
We reckon Mr Curly is right! 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.
What's included with the Retreat
The retreat will once again 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 some times for connecting & sharing with other participants, including the Friday night meal on arrival.
Guidance will be provided by Nik & Maggie as we practice mindfulness in movement, yoga and stillness.
All food – delicious & nutritious vegetarian meals – will be prepared by a local caterer specialising in slow food. There will also be time to visit the Springs, walk in the bush, enjoy a massage, or simply rest.
The retreat will officially commence around 6pm with dinner on the Friday, but participants are invited to make the most of the opportunity to check in anytime from 2pm & enjoy a trip down to the Hepburn Bathhouse, a bushwalk or book into a massage at the Guesthouse. We will finish by 3pm Sunday.
Price - $799
Twin Share Room
Price - $649
Price - $499
Friday September 7th to Sunday September 9th, 2018
The retreat will commence officially with our arrival dinner at 6pm Friday, and conclude around 3pm Sunday, with the possibility of checking in from around 2 or 3pm and joining a group for a Turkish steam experience or taking the short walk down to the Hepburn bathhouse (details will be confirmed closer to the time).
Continental House, Hepburn Springs