Lifeflow guided meditation retreats give you time to rest, to restore your energies and the opportunity to let go of deadlines and busyness. You can learn to nurture yourself, restore a sense of balance and well-being, and open up to nature. No prior meditation or retreat experience is required to attend one of our retreats. They are held at Tara Hills Retreat Centre, which is only 45 minutes drive from Adelaide.Book online
Retreats for 2017
Yoga for meditation – radiant body and mind
7 pm Fri 28 April – 2 pm Sun 30 April
Bring your body alive through movement, breathing and discovering inner balance – this is the essence of yoga. On this weekend we’ll take you through routines that can be used by themselves or as part of a larger experience of meditation ...Read more
– strengthening your emotional muscles
7 pm Fri 23 June – 2 pm Sun 25 June
Emotions are phenomenally powerful forces. A simple word or look can trigger an avalanche of feeling ... We can easily be swept away by this, losing our calm, losing our confidence. This is where meditation can help ...Read more
7-day retreat in July
Calm & clear – mindfulness skills for life
11 am Sun 16 July – 2 pm Sat 22 July
Seven whole days in retreat! This allows time for your meditation work to go deeper, to explore and experience more than on a weekend. On this retreat you will have the opportunity to practise the skills of mindfulness in greater detail, as well as develop deeper experiences of calm and wellbeing.Read more
7 pm Fri 15 September – 2 pm Sun 17 September
Mindfulness can be a powerful tool for living life more skilfully. Having developed calm and balance in meditation, you can then use mindfulness techniques to become aware of the often hidden thoughts and feelings that shape how we respond to the varied pressures and demands of life...Read more
Growth through adversity – finding meaning in challenging times
7 pm Fri 20 October – 2 pm Sun 22 October
We all experience difficulties in our lives, and people often think meditation can be used to sidestep them and live a ‘perfect’ trouble-free existence. However, such experiences can provide an unparalleled opportunity for learning and growth. This retreat will provide the tools to face adversity with strength and courage ...Read more
Stay cool: learning to ride your emotions
7 pm Fri 17 November – 2 pm Sun 19 November
Heat! Fire! Emotions! Even a little life experience awakens you to the driving force of emotion that runs most of our lives. Luckily the meditation tradition provides powerful tools to contain and transform these primal forces. Learn to stay cool, so you can watch with interest; then learn to ride emotions skilfully – get ready for life in the fast lane!Read more
Our retreat centre is set amongst the rolling hills, large gum trees and abundant bird life of peaceful Native Valley.
Breakfast in the Dining Room
Views into the valley, single standard room
Teachers and approach
Each teacher has at least ten years of individual meditation training, including many months of advanced retreat practice. They have all been trained in guiding meditations and leading courses and retreats for people from all walks of life. In all Lifeflow Retreats we practise techniques that are useful in the retreat situation and can also be applied to everyday life. We aim to teach in a way that lets you link the experiences and understanding of Lifeflow Meditation throughout your life.
Accommodation and meals
There are 10 Standard single rooms. Each room has a good quality single bed, storage cupboard, plus a heater and fan. The building is very well insulated, and is pleasant throughout the year. Our new architecturally designed accommodation building, in use from June 2015, features four rooms (either single or double) all with lovely north facing views across the valley and their own en suite facilities. All meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner; includes snacks in between meals. We serve delicious, fresh, healthy, mostly vegetarian food. (If you have any special food requirements, eg gluten-free, lactose intolerance etc, please bring any additional items you may need; soy milk is provided.)
Discounts and concessions
The concession rate is available on Standard single rooms only for people who currently hold one of the following:
- Full time student card
- Health Care card
- Pensioner Concession card
A limited number of half fee scholarships for weekend retreats are available for people with eligible concession cards (details above). Check out our Scholarships page for more info.
Fees, cancellations and refunds
See individual retreat pages for fees table.
Cancellation and refunds As places are strictly limited on our retreats, we have adopted a cancellations and refunds policy. See our Cancellations and Refunds page for full details.
All you need to know about retreat – FAQs
For all you need to know about retreats see our Retreat FAQ page.
Tara Hills Retreat Centre
Tara Hills is the principal retreat centre for the Lifeflow Meditation Centre. It is set amongst the rolling hills, large gum trees and abundant bird life of peaceful Native Valley. It provides an ideal space for retreats: here you can open your senses to brilliant night sky, fresh air and expansive views that can be enjoyed from the property. It's easy to get to, yet it provides the seclusion of being in a quiet corner of the countryside. It's about a 45 minute drive from Adelaide, just past Nairne in the Adelaide Hills. Go to the Tara Hills Retreat Centre page for more.
What others have said about our retreats
The food was fresh, healthy and delicious.
I feel very rejuvenated and kind of ‘slow’ on the inside – I highly recommend it.
My weekend retreat at Tara Hills will have to rate as one of the best breaks I have ever had ... nothing that life throws at me at present can wipe away the smile on my face. Thank you, can’t wait to come back.
Anna, Life Coach
Tara Hills Retreat Centre
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What to expect – Lifeflow retreat FAQ
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Learn to Meditate
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