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TRAUMA SENSITIVE WELLBEING RETREATS

creating compassionate spaces for you to feel your own truth,

at a time of great upheaval.

NATURES

MEDICINE COAST RETREAT

Murrah Dream Retreat, Sapphire Coast

Sep 20 - 22, 2024

A reconnection to natures healing and calling.

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3 RHYTHMS

DAY RETREAT

Jindii Eco Spa, Australian National  Botanical Gardens, Canberra

tbc 2024

A sweet Sunday of embodiment

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LADY ELLIOT ISLAND

Eco Yoga Retreat

Lady Elliot Island,

Great Barrier Reef

October 20 - 25, 2024

Enjoy yoga at world leading eco resort

4 places left!

REMARKABLE

REST

Day Retreat in Canberra

Autumn Sunday Retreat, dates tbc 2024

A ray of radical rest and nurturing 

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Highlights from our Summer 2023 Wellbeing Retreat

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WELCOME TO COUNTRY
 

Local traditional elders invite us onto their country into yarn circles and embodied connection to the land we are staying on.

NOURISHING 
WHOLE FOOD
PHILOSOPHY

We source local organic chefs that value the importance of good whole food nutrition. We cater for gluten free, dairy free eaters.

TRAUMA SENSITIVE YOGA AND MEDITATION

Our trauma informed approach, means we value and respect your safety and support, and believe that trauma sensitive yoga can be a pathway to heal mental health challenges.

CONNECTION TO NATURE

We choose retreat locations that give you immersions in nature, to bathe, to rest and to connect with her.

Highlights from our last Winters Wellbeing Retreat

"Oh, Kendra, thank you so much - I don’t know where to begin with how much lighter and supported I feel since the weekend - something shifted - in a massive (good!) way!  

I keep getting an odd silly grin on my face, too, when I think about how much we laughed and shared and cried and listened". Jennie

Wellbeing retreats can recover our deep need for human connection,
equally balancing our need for quiet and solitude. 

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What makes our Wellbeing retreats unique?

Yoga's healing philosphy

Whether you are teacher or newbie to yoga, the psychology of this ancient practice allows you to explore and rediscover your Self

Safety and compassion

As we value a trauma sensitive approach to everything we do over the retreat, kind awareness recognises we are all healing and learning at our own pace.

         Embodied choices

Everything on the menu of activities are optional. We'll guide and support you along the way to do what you feel is best for your body and mind.

Deep adaptation principles

We hold space for the deeper questions of our time. Respecting the ideas of restoring, recycling, renewing and reciprocity.

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Reset your biorhythms

We often enter retreats with poor sleeping and eating habits. We'll create some daily rhythms like movement and rest, to take home with you.

Stay local, and low footprint

With a climate crisis on our hands and heart, we believe our retreats reflect the need to be sustainable and enjoyable. We source local chefs, and venues.

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Is it your turn to find yourself?

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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

About Kendra

Since the birth of my first child 23 years ago, I have taken myself off to numerous annual retreats to re-engage with my need for a balanced, spiritual, 'householder' life.

 

Yoga, particularly meditation, has offered me a continuous, sustainable pathway towards self awakening, self compassion and wellness.

As a 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' quite often left behind in the busyness of the world.

 

I invite you to join us, find community, and restore your natural healing states. 

Love and wellness 

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

  • Are trauma sensitive retreats just for people with trauma history?
    No. Trauma Sensitive Retreats are for everyone, as we are all experiencing trauma at some stage in our life's. Trauma is in our response to an overwhelming experience, and sometimes it develops as PTSD, depression, anxiety, shutdown, ADD etc. Emphasis is given to a sense of safety, choice making and self agency during the retreat. Most participants say that it was so wonderful to have time to be with real emotions or sensations that were arising without judgment, and the freedom to do what suits them.
  • I don't sleep well and often visit the bathroom during the night. Can I have a private room?
    Private rooms are available for a higher price and upon request. Visits to the bathroom overnight are normal. You are NOT alone! You'll find that retreats are a way of stepping out of your comfort zone a little to meet new ways of being together.
  • Can I get a lift to the retreat, as I don't feel confident to drive?
    Yes. Kendra will set up a WhatsApp group 2 weeks before the weekend where you can request a car pool and we'll support you finding your way there and back. Simply ask.
  • I can not eat gluten. Will the food be gluten free?
    Closer to the retreat Kendra will be communicating with the experienced caterer requesting the food be suitable to the individual's attending. The food will be nutritious, vegetarian mostly organic food.
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