a reconnection and healing with nature
Natures medicine retreat
Murrah Dream Retreat, just south of Bermagui
3pm Sep 20 - 3pm Sep 22, 2024
Prices include GST
Do you long for more healing time in nature?
Educating others over the last few years may have left you feeling burned out, disconnected from yourself and others.
Being a teacher means you are often tuning into students needs more than tuning in to your own. Are you under constant stress, with often not enough time to check in with yourself.
Is it your turn to receive?
We understand how stressful and disempowering the education system can be.
So, sometimes you have to disconnect to reconnect.
Yoga philosophy has proven over time to be one of the most efficient self reflective and empowering tool for self care.
We are here to share the latest
in trauma sensitive embodiment with you.
Are you feeling fatigued and disconnected with your Self?
Time to explore embodied pathways to befriend all parts of your Self.
A trauma aware space for you to reconnect with your Self
We value sharing the power with you so you feel safe and clear about your needs.
You'll feel a huge shift in your body and mind, and experience how calm and clarity are also your natural stares of being.
You'll be nurtured by our
sacred southern coastal land
You will immediately feel the healing serenity and peace emanating from Murrah Dream Retreat.
You'll feel rejuvenated, inspired and connected to mother natures offerings at every angle of your stay.
Join a morning Trauma
Sensitive Yoga practice
Enliven your body and mind with accessible, mindful movement, breath and meditation.
Learn the 5 principles of trauma sensitive yoga that can be applied to your work life.
Reconnect to your embodied feelings of compassion and trust.
Watch your energy shift ... your students will also benefit.
Our retreat rhythms are designed to reset your biorhythms
The trauma sensitive approach helped me feel comfortable and calm which helped clear my mind. Retreating from the everyday was a real bonus with time to reflect, to think and be still. Heartspace Retreat participant
You can choose to join us at the lilypond for meditation at 7am, or catch up on some sleep.
Your senses will be grounding into the surrounding pristine nature with the sounds of birds, frogs and the silence hum of the distance waves.
You are also free to choose your own rhythms
Local, seasonal. wholefood, that's organic and delicious.
Your meals comes from Lynette's onsite kitchen. She grows and sources local organic food that is seasonal and influenced by ayurvedic wisdom.
She'll cater for all your needs, including gluten free, Fodmap.
The simply act of eating well loved food from farm to table is so healing.
Enjoy some much needed personal space
The menu of activities we create, help renew a nourishing relationship with Self in embodied ways, influenced by the philosophy of yoga and ayurvedic medicine. You can honour your mind and body's natural biorhythms and are free to choose which activities feel useful for you. From reading a book to learning the 10 steps of iRest meditation, it's your time to enjoy.
You'll be totally taken care of.
I came back more reintegrated as we are already integrated beings as Mohan says ... we just get stuck in our heads more than our bodies.
Being a highly sensitive person I take in a lot of energy from
Others in my work and personal life
This gave me a chance to reintegrate my body and mind through the breath and movement
And then there's the magic of reconnecting with others
Sharing, listening and caring.
We are naturally social animals. Yet we understand how our nervous systems need to feel safe before they want to engage with others.
We'll be applying the Polyvagal Theory to all our self regulating practices, guided by the wisdom of our evolving human nature.
Find it hard to let go and deeply rest?
Each afternoon you'll rest and digest with iRest meditation
Learning the 10 steps of iRest meditation is easy.
It's your time to be enjoy meditation.
Be guided into an hour long deep restorative integration that is used by the US Military for PTSD treatment, and now part of veterans Whole Health approach to recovering vitality and life purpose.
One hour of iRest is equivalent to four hours of sleep!
Do you appreciate natures wild embrace?
Our private Bunga Beach to expand you mind
If space is what heals you. Then it's all here ready for you.
It's often the wild ever changing wilderness that helps us feel into an unchanging essential nature within us all.
This essential nature, we call
Ready to reduce burnout and learn some yoga skills?
Workshop on the 3 Rhythms of Regulation
You know that professional development is valuable, but what if it was on a topic that helps both you and your students avoid burnout?
3 rhythms - Polyvagal theory - Gunas
You've maybe heard of your vagus nerve? Or perhaps vagal breaking?
Get to know how your biology can effect your psychology and the power of your survival system - your autonomic nervous system.
Your Retreat Inclusions
3 nights’ 4 days accommodation at the stunning, relaxed and comfortable Murrah Dream Retreat, commencing 12 noon Friday to 3pm Sunday.
Choice of luxury shared rooms in the retreat home, or luxury Glamping Domes if house fills.
9 delicious meals in house organic, gluten and dairy free, vegetarian breakfast, lunch, dinner, & afternoon tea.
workshop on incorporating trauma sensitive yoga skills at work. Kendra will be sharing the latest on Polyvagal Theory in embodied practice and how to use the principles of trauma care for self care.
2 optional trauma sensitive yoga classes per day, catered to all levels, including daily iRest Yoga Nidra meditation.
Saturday afternoon Sound Journey in the exceptional Sound Dome by Heartsound, partnership of husband-and-wife musical duo, Vanessa Forbes and Steven Mazabow.
Opportunity to practice Mouna – a period where you are in quiet non-speaking (after dinner to end of breakfast). Please let Kendra know if you decide to practice Mouna so accommodation can be planned.
Relax & swim in the freshwater fresh ionized water infinity pool, share stories around the fire pit, meditate and swim in the pristine lilypond, or nature bathe in the grassy bush path to Bunga Lagoon and secluded Bunga beach.
Welcome bag full of goodies
Loads of free time to do what feels good for you.
Your home away from home
Room Types and Prices
Book early to receive the early bird discount.
Monthly payment plans available - make your own.
$300 deposit to secure your place today.
Prices include GST.
Twin share ensuite
The Blue room shares direct access to adjoining bathroom with a bath and shower. Perfect for overnight toilet visits.
You'll enjoy luxury fresh bed linen, pillows and bath towel provided.
Air co and heating unit.
This room enjoys views overlooking Murrah Lagoon and has a beautiful sea breeze.
Share this with your colleague who loves the beach.
Tucked away, with access to both the pool and atrium, this twin ensuite room boasts its own walk-in robe, bathroom and windows that open onto the frog pond.
You'll enjoy luxury fresh bed linen, pillows and bath towel provided.
Air co and heating unit.
See yourself resting here in the afternoons after a swim.
You'll access 3 bathrooms and 4 toilets in the house with an additional 2 outdoor composting toilets and 2 outdoor showers at the Domes.
Domes have their own separate outdoor bathrooms and composting toilets to the house.
This retreat journey is totally for you if
You're a education professional who needs to rest, recharge, have fun and feel confident.
You’d like to establish new yoga based habits and learn tools to avoid burn out.
You want to travel only a few hours from home, and not have to bother with passports, and green miles.
You are inspired to explore a beautiful destination with a group of like-minded humans.
You appreciate a trauma sensitive space that encourages choice making and empowerment.
This retreat journey is not for you if
You are not a teacher or educator
You’ll be very uncomfortable with being in lots of outdoor spaces with new people
You prefer a silent retreat where no one talks
You prefer more private spaces and non share accommodation
You can't walk 50 metres to the Sound Dome facility
About Kendra your retreat leader
Yoga, particularly meditation, has offered me a continuous, sustainable pathway towards self awakening, compassion and wellness. As a Trauma Sensitive Yoga Therapist, I am aware of the mental health crisis we are in, and offer retreats as a way of immersing ourselves in the 'inner calling and connection' quite often left behind in the busyness of the world.
I acknowledge and am grateful for my trauma aware teachers; Dr Stephen Porges, Deb Dana, Dr Gabor Mate, Sarah Ball, Dave Emerson, Jenn Turner, Thomas Hubel and Kathy Kain.
I invite you to let go of your everyday rhythms, to receive, renew your self confidence and be nurtured in the peaceful haven of the Murrah Dream Retreat.
Do you love exploring sound and music?
Sound dome journey
Imagine the evocative sound of the didgeridoo interwoven with Mayan temple flute and pure angelic vocals that float like a summer breeze over the top of the deep cosmic tone of the gongs.
Be lulled into a place of deep relaxation and rejuvenation.
Murrah Dream Retreat/HeartSound is a partnership of husband and wife musical duo Vanessa Forbes and Steven Mazabow
An experience beyond words.
You’ll go home with
a renewed inner vitality and a deeper connection to nature and Self
more energy to give to your family, friends and students
new connections and sense of community
a workbook with notes, and blank pages to continue your journey
ways nutritional meals can improve your mood and energy
ways to practice daily yoga for a healthy nervous system
“Teachers are working longer hours with fewer resources and this pressure is building with an increase of burnout and time being taken off due to mental ill-health.” Associate Professor Aliza Werner-Seidler, Head of Population Mental Health at Black Dog Institute, UNSW Sydney