Calm & clear – mindfulness skills for life
7-day retreat in July
11 am Sunday 16 July – 2 pm Saturday 22 July
Tara Hills Retreat Centre
By practising mindfulness you can bring greater skill, clarity and warmth into everyday life. Beginning with establishing a sense of calm and wellbeing, you can then use it to develop awareness of the many sensations, feelings, emotions and background thoughts that shape your moment-to-moment experience. By opening to all of these, you can develop greater kindness towards yourself and learn skilful approaches for untangling the conflict that often arises between what we want and what actually is happening in life. Each time you free yourself from this conflict, life takes on a freshness and joy, which can permeate your life and be shared with those around you.
As this retreat runs over seven days you will have the opportunity to practise the skills of mindfulness in greater detail, as well as develop deeper experiences of calm and wellbeing.
|Full price||Early Bird price|
|Standard single room – waged||$1030||$927|
|Standard single room – conc||$925||$832.50|
|Optional linen service: add $20|
|Ensuite single, including linen||$1370||$1233|
|Ensuite double, including linen||$1200 per person||$1080 per person|
Early bird special
Book and pay in full by Monday 5 June 2017 and receive a 10% discount. Not valid with other discounts.
The concession rate is available for people who currently hold one of the following:
- Full time student card
- Health Care card
- Pensioner Concession card
Please present your concession card when starting a course or when booking in person.
Payments can be made by credit card (Visa/Mastercard) online, over the phone or in person. You can also make payments by cash (in person). If you would like to pay a deposit only ($200) this is available by booking through the office in person or by phone (08 8379 9001).
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Single standard room
Views from a single ensuite room
Breakfast in the dining room, Tara Hills Retreat Centre
Enjoy the garden outside the dining room and teaching hall
- Guidance throughout each day in retreat. There are normally 4–5 guided meditation sessions per day in retreat.
- Comprehensive theory classes. On top of the sessions listed above, we provide 1–2 theory classes per day in retreat.
- Retreat handout with a summary of the theory being presented.
- Gentle Stretch and Breathe sessions – normally 1 per day.
- 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.)
- All accommodation at Tara Hills Retreat Centre - choose from either an ensuite room (single or double) or a standard single room (with optional linen service).
- Highly qualified teachers are on every retreat - you can check your meditation experiences and get some guidance during the retreat.
- Find out what to expect on a Lifeflow retreat and answers to frequently asked questions on our Retreats FAQ page.
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.)
What to expect on a Lifeflow retreat
Each day of the retreat provides a good balance between classes, time on your own, guided meditation sessions and plenty of time to enjoy the countryside. You can find out much more on our Retreat FAQ page.
What retreat is for
Lifeflow retreat practice gives 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. See our Retreat FAQ page for more.
What experience do I need?
No prior meditation or retreat experience is required to attend this retreat. You will be guided by a team of experienced teachers who can help answer any questions that may arise during the retreat. All meditation sessions are guided and there is a theory class each day to support the understanding of the practical sessions.
What do I need to bring?
When you book into a retreat we'll send you a map of directions to Tara Hills and a summary of what to bring (in short: if you are staying in an Ensuite room or a Standard room with linen service, then you just need to bring some comfortable clothing and toiletries. If you are staying in a Standard room with no linen service then please bring bedding as well). Everything else is provided. More details can be found on our Retreats FAQ page or call Lifeflow for more info on 08 8379 9001.
Getting to Tara Hills
When you book into a retreat we'll send you a map of directions to Tara Hills. It's about a 45 minute drive from Adelaide, just past Nairne in the Adelaide Hills.
Cancellations 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.
What others have said about our retreats
Beautiful setting really loved being surrounded by trees and hearing birds, so peaceful
2014 retreat participant
Terrific experience. Paid for 2 days and got a lifetime worth. Thank you!
Student from 'Moment to Moment' retreat
Thank you for a lovely healing weekend. Lifeflow is a practical yet connected way to heal – and I am very grateful for the way you teach.
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