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
- Free movement/dance
- Mindfulness practices
- 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.
Earlybird (before December 15)
$445 quad share
$565 twin share (with ensuite)
$755 single occupancy (with ensuite)
From December 16:
$495 quad share
$615 twin share (with ensuite)
$805 single occupancy (with ensuite)
Email email@example.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):
3pm: Arrive after 3pm
5pm: Opening Circle
730pm: Yin Yoga
7-8am: Morning Movement and Meditation
9-10am: Free time
10-12pm: Yoga asana workshop
2pm: Deep ecology: Belonging to the web of life
330-5pm: Walking meditation and forest bathing
5-6pm: Free time
730-9pm: Rebel Movement: Belonging in your body
7-8am: Yoga Asana
9am-11am: Practice and philosophy: Soul path
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 sydneytrains.info