WEEKEND RETREAT: REMEMBERING AND BELONGING (FEB 15-17, 2019)

When was the last time you felt true belonging?

“True belonging is the spiritual practice of believing in and belonging to yourself so deeply that you can share your most authentic self with the world and find sacredness in both being a part of something and standing alone in the wilderness. True belonging doesn’t require you to change who you are; it requires you to be who you are.” ~ Brenè Brown

Our ability to experience true belonging is only equal to our willingness to be vulnerable, to expose our soft heart, to be authentically who we are and stand up for what we believe, even if it means standing alone ‘in the wilderness’.

It’s a paradox. To experience true belonging we must be willing to stand alone. This retreat will explore practices for belonging to our bodies, the earth and  community and how we develop a sense of being at home in the world.

This retreat is an exploration of true belonging. We will explore practices, rituals and connections that nurture the natural state of love and connection to all that is. Learn how to feel at home in the world.

We will focus on:

  • Belonging to the Earth
  • Belonging to Community
  • Belonging to our Bodies
  • And soul connection – embodying and being in our soulpath, our true purpose

Practices include:

  • Asana
  • Free movement/dance
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness practices
  • Journalling
  • Philosophy
  • Group discussion
  • Nature connection

This retreat will take place at the beautiful Govinda Valley Retreat Centre, Otford, only an hour south of Sydney over the weekend of February 15-17, 2019.

INVESTMENT:

Earlybird (before December 15)

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

From December 16:

$415 camping
$495 quad share
$615 twin share (with ensuite)
$805 single occupancy (with ensuite)

Email wildchildmoves@gmail.com 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 December 16 to secure the earlybird price. If paying the full price, payment must be received in full by February 2, 2019.

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):

Friday

3pm: Arrive after 3pm

5pm: Opening Circle

6pm: Dinner

730pm: Yin Yoga

Saturday

7-8am: Morning Movement and Meditation

8-9am: Breakfast

9-10am: Free time

10-12pm: Yoga asana workshop

1230-130pm: Lunch

2pm: Deep ecology: Belonging to the web of life

330-5pm: Walking meditation and forest bathing

5-6pm: Free time

6pm: Dinner

730-9pm: Rebel Movement: Belonging in your body

Sunday

7-8am: Yoga Asana

8-9am: Breakfast

9am-11am: Practice and philosophy: Soul path

1130-1230: 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

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

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

BY TRAIN
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 sydneytrains.info