REMARKABLE REST RETREAT
Heartspace Retreat Centre, Yass
July 26 - 28, 2024
Friday 4pm - Sunday 2pm
20 places available
a sweet retreat of remarkable rest
Do you feel tired, wired and find it hard to stop? You are not alone.
Our grind culture won't offer you a pause, but we will!
grind culture is violent and exhausting
it praises work, not rest
can leave you feeling run down, hyper tired or wired, tense in your body and sick in the stomach.
and lost friendships, missed job opportunities, fear of travel, loss of self.
and if not understood or regulated, can leave you feeling lost and burned out.
but there is a way to come back into balance.
rest is resilience
we will restore
tend and befriend
rest and digest
we'll guide your mind and body into a healing state through iRest yoga nidra
iRest meditation is a simple, trauma sensitive guided meditation that renews energy, heals pain and takes you into deeper states of awakening or sleep
And you can even sneak in some sleep!
rest is good medicine
because we are mammals
dorsal rest is important for coping with on-going trauma and stress
Dorsal rest is a state of safe dorsal vagus activation or in other words, safe down time. A safe stillness, rather than a shutdown dissociated stillness.
In this mixed state, we feel low energy or immobilization that is tolerable and not distressing.
This state allows your body to rest and heal and absorb nutrition, to access meditative or spiritual states, and to sleep.
on retreat you'll explore these 3 simple yet remarkable restful yoga practices
the balancing fives winds of life force
iRest yoga nidra
body deeply rests whilst mind awakens
ayurvedic foot reflexology massage
we'll balance the 5 vayus
what's your relationship
with your energy?
tired but wired?
bloated and blocked?
Anxiety and depression, are often the result of an imbalance in how your life force flows.
A gentle, subtle 5 movements in synchronization with breath, can bring a profound deep inner peace.
be nourished inside and out
it affects your mood too
you'll enjoy author, educator and wholefood chef Angie Cowan's gluten and dairy free winter offerings.
Seasonal wholefood lovingly made with the highest quality organic & biodynamic ingredients.
Got special dietary requirements? I'd love to cater for you.
Biodanza with Kate
the dance of life is an invitation to dance with life, to progressively awaken your 'joie de vivre' - joy of living
an invitation to experience the pleasure and enjoyment of moving with music, playfulness and connection with others
you could join in, watch, or regulate in a way that suits your energy.
you don’t need to be a dancer to enjoy this, it is natural human potential everyone can access.
we love nurturing you!
relax and be cared for
simply show up and slow down
Angie Cowan welcomes us into her Heartspace residence to be deeply nourished and share a meal around our intentional community dining table.
Kendra supports your experience by helping you make the choices you need over the weekend, to feel well regulated and Self aware.
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
Your shared accommodation
Room Types and Prices
$300 deposit to secure your place today.
Full payment due one month before retreat.
double or triple share
or request a private room
Heartspace Retreat is situated on 14 beautiful country acres. with accomodation in the gorgeous mud brick homestead.
All bedrooms are share style accommodation with 2-3 beds and are complete with luxe, organic bedding.
Bathrooms are shared and set up with beautiful organic towelling and high quality organic toiletries.
triple share cabins
perfect for your besties
New accommodation includes delightful triple share cabins with share bathrooms and separate toilets.
All offering King single beds with organic bamboo linen and towelling.
About your retreat leader Kendra
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.
You are worthy of rest. Come join us.
Use your initials only then
email Kendra after completion
you’ll go home with
yoga tools to use throughout our day to make rest more productive
the feeling of being cared for and well rested
the feeling of connection with other like minded souls that value healing
a workbook with notes, and blank pages to continue your journey
more empowerment to do something for yourself and others
We have only 19 places available on the day.
Register with full payment to secure your spot.
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