Photograph: Hanumani (Tracey Beckler)
It’s been so long since we’ve been able to fully connect; to be held in a space of presence and share in deep communion with each other.
We’ve been through a time of great division and isolation over the last couple of years. And now is our opportunity to come together again and unite in sacred presence.
Isira is feeling that the space is opening for us to create a retreat over 5 days between Wed 22 and Sun 26 June. One where we can sit in deep presence; nurture ourselves and share and strengthen our connection.
As you know, retreats are not only a place for us to connect with deep wisdom and truth; they are also a place for us to nurture and catalyse change within ourselves that leads to positive change in our community and the world at large.
The focus of the retreat is Sacred Living – how to relate sacredly with our self and life.
You will deepen in self awareness and presence through ‘dadirri’ (deep listening), immersive practices, meditation and sacred ceremony. These practices will be based in indigenous lore and universal truths, connecting us to nature, each other, our selves and the cosmos.
The Retreat with Isira begins on Wed 22 June at 5pm and finishes on Sun 26 June at 1.30pm (after lunch). Registration for the retreat is between 2-4pm on Wed 22 June, before the program begins.
Our daily program together starts early in the morning and finishes in the evening. You will experience:
Immersive practices, meditation, sacred ceremony and question and answer sessions with Isira. These practices will be based in indigenous lore and universal truths, connecting us to nature, each other, our selves and the cosmos. You will be lovingly held in sacred space at sacred sites and in a comfortable indoor setting throughout the retreat.
Other movement practices with an instructor.
Other activities and self time for silence and inner reflection.
Delicious meals that are designed for thorough cleansing and detoxifying.
Comfortable accommodation in either a shared or single room.
Your group sessions with Isira will be held on…
Wednesday afternoon/evening – 2 group sessions
Thursday, Friday and Saturday – 4 group sessions each day
Sunday – 2 group sessions
These sessions with Isira will be held both indoors and outside in the natural surroundings (weather permitting).
The retreat is being held at the beautiful Hunter Valley Retreat Centre about 2 hours drive from Sydney. A wonderful Hunter Valley hideaway set on 200 acres of beautiful Australian bush-land at the foot of the majestic Watagan Mountains.
626 Sandy Creek Rd, Quorrobolong NSW 2325 Australia
You can easily get to the Hunter Valley Retreat Centre by car from the M1 Motorway north of Sydney. If you are able to offer transport to another person or need transport please let us know, after your application has been approved, and we can put you in touch with each other.
Your accommodation includes a comfortable bed with all your bedding, blankets and towels. You will also have access to a fridge, and tea making facilities.
There are two options of accommodation for you to choose from:
Option 1: A shared room, in a single bed, with one other person
with a shared bathroom.
Option 2: A single Room with a queen bed and your own ensuite bathroom
If you are coming as a couple please let us know as we can organise for you to share a queen room together.
The delicious menu is designed for thorough cleansing and detoxifying which is essential to the process of clarifying awareness. Food is vegetarian: simple, clear, whole and light. The aim is to clear the whole being. Therefore there will be no coffee, sugar, meat, or refined foods.
If you have special food needs please let us know, after your application has been accepted, and we will do our best to cater for you.
Your booking confirms your place at this retreat. As this is an intimate retreat with Isira (with only a limited number of places available) we suggest you book as soon as possible.
There is an option to pay a deposit now and then make your final payment by 30 May 2022.
Retreat Earlybird: $1,660 (pay before 30 May 2022)
Retreat Full Price: $1,960 (bookings close 6 June 2022)
Retreat Earlybird: $1,890 (pay before 30 May 2022)
Retreat Full Price: $2,190 (bookings close 6 June 2022)
We are a non discriminatory organization. Having said this we can assure you, we take everyone’s health and care into account. All amenities and facilities will be hygienically cleaned. Please take any extra precautions you deem necessary for yourself in order to maintain your own health safety over the retreat. Should you feel unwell please notify one of the retreat coordinators as soon as possible so that we can determine what action needs to be taken.
COVID Refund Policy
If you contract COVID after the closing date of Monday 6 June and up to when the Retreat begins on Wednesday 22 June 2022 and are not able to attend a part refund will be issued.
If you contract COVID during the Retreat; it is unlikely that you will be given a refund.
We understand how unexpected things can happen and are open to refunds. Please contact us below should something prevent you from attending this amazing and unique sacred retreat. There are no refunds after the closing date of Monday 6 June 2022. A non refundable fee of $660 (shared room) and $890 ( single room) applies to all bookings.
There are a number of people in our community, including our indigenous elders, and technology support crew who would like to attend yet are not in the financial position to do so.
We are inviting contributions so these people can attend. (We estimate that the minimum contribution needed for each sponsored attendee would be $1260 per person).
If you feel moved and would like to offer part or full sponsorship, we would be very grateful to hear from you.
If you have any questions please contact Serena
email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: (Australia) +61 404 162 285
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