Planting Seeds: Spring Retreat

planting seeds

August 31-September 2

Join Anna and Clare for a Spring retreat at the beautiful Govinda Valley Retreat Centre in the heart of the Royal National Park. We will be planting trees to honour Mother Earth and give our love back to this land – in healing the earth we heal ourselves and vice versa.

Spring is a time for transformation, new life, heightened energy. It is the perfect time to take stock of the things we want to bring forth into our lives and that which we want to let go of. On the last day of winter we will hold a bonfire and a letting go ritual. Then on the first day of Spring we will plant our trees with our intentions of what we want to cultivate, nourish and grow in our lives.

Shake off the Winter sads and revitalise yourself with a weekend of grounding Earth connection, tree planting, forest bathing, movement, ecstatic dance, meditation, sanga group discussion, yoga asana and yin yoga, delicious planet-friendly vegan food and much more. Come and rewild your body, heart and soul!

$365 camping
$445 quad share
$565 twin share (with ensuite)
$755 single occupancy (with ensuite)

Email if you have any questions or to book. A deposit of $200 is required to secure your spot and the balance to be paid in full by August 17.

Here are some lovely things previous retreat participants had to say about Wild Child Moves retreats:

Wow what can I say….brilliant!! Never having experienced the joy of yoga before I am now in awe. Cannot wait to continue my learning and appreciation for this beautiful act of learning and self exploration. Thank you so much xxoo


Wild Hearts transformed my shattered heart back into the pulsating heart of a joyous soul. Completely turned my smile back up the right way.


I would recommend Wild Hearts retreat to anyone that would like to be immersed in nature and enjoy beautiful yoga and meditation. Anyone who wants to take time out from their fast paced lives to have a bit of ME time. Both teaches Clair and Anna have a wonderful gift, u seem to feel transformed to a happy place within yourself

Sample Schedule (subject to change):


3pm: Arrive after 3pm

6pm: Dinner

730pm: Bonfire and Letting Go


7-8am: Morning Movement and Meditation

8-9am: Breakfast

9-10am: Free time

10-12pm: Yoga Asana

1230-130pm: Lunch

2pm: Planting Seeds and Planting Trees

330-5pm: Free time

5-6pm: Yin Yoga

6pm: Dinner

730-9pm: Wild Movement


7-8am: Morning Movement and Meditation

8-9am: Breakfast

9.00am-10.30am: Forest-bathing

1030-1130pm: Sit spot practice

12-1230pm: Satsang+Reflections

12.30pm – 1.30pm: Lunch

2.00pm: Closing circle

3.00pm: Check out

About Govinda Valley

Govinda Valley Retreat Centre is located within the pristine Otford valley, one hour south of Sydney, nestled between mountains, bordered by a beautiful creek and national parks. The retreat space is built amongst 20 acres of gently rolling hills, gardens and bushland and home to many kinds of wildlife such as parrots, kookaburras, kangaroos and deer. There are peaceful nature walks nearby and the property is just minutes drive from the stunning Bald Hill lookout and popular beach destination of Stanwell Park. The relaxed and nurturing energy of the Otford Valley is the perfect place to unwind, heal and learn.

Govinda Valley has a therapy room providing guests with massage treatments, reiki or therapeutic consultations. Each day three delicious meals will be served in the large dining hall. There are many beautiful sites nearby to experience during free time including walks through the Royal National Park, beaches, lookouts, waterfalls, a hindu temple, a glow worm tunnel. If you would like to camp for the weekend you will need to bring your own tent, bedding and towels. Campers will have use of a the shared bathrooms.

How To Get There


Lot 51 Lady Carrington Rd. Otford Valley NSW, Australia.

Govinda Valley is approximately 60min drive from Sydney CBD and 50min drive from Sydney airports.

If you wish to catch the train from Sydney city or airport, the journey is easy and comfortable. The city to Otford train takes takes just over 1 hr and is a direct line. Airport to Otford train is also approximately 1 hr with one train change.

For more information on train times please download the ‘TripView’ app or visit