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. Aside from our Advanced and Member retreats 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
Simplify your life – using Mindfulness every day
Life’s busy ... rushing to get everything done and every day is a different version of the same … busy! Is there another way to live your life differently that’s less complex and clearer? Yes there is and it can be discovered through mindfulness. This retreat resets busy to calm.More info
Restore and rejuvenate – develop your meditation skills
A quiet weekend to relax deeply, time to rejuvenate and enjoy beautiful food ... Perfect for beginners and experienced meditators alike. If you've been on retreat before or attending Lifeflow classes in the city, the practical focus of this retreat will deepen your meditations even more. Minimum theory classes for maximum time in the quiet zone.More info
Growth through adversity
Has life thrown you a curve ball or are you dealing with something unexpected? At these times it can feel like life is happening to you and you have no control over how you react. Meditation and mindfulness provide an access to strength and courage when times are tough ...More info
Returning home – finding deep calm & inner peace
Do you feel an emptiness, that can’t be filled by any of the stuff that’s supposed to make you happy? We know there is more to life ... on this retreat you can rediscover the quiet stillness at the core of your being ... you can experience your inner peace and tranquility. Suitable for all levels of experience. Optional massages available.More info
Meditation & Mandala – discovering joy through art
Enjoy a deep focus, or concentration so deep that you lose track of time – welcome to the world of creating mandalas. No prior art experience is necessary... along the way enjoy some guided meditations, nourishing food and a great weekend of time out. Discover the artist within!More info
Nurturing body and mind
At times we can feel like there is something missing from our life but can’t quite put our finger on it. Maybe you used to feel happy and excited, but now life seems kind of dull and meaningless. The good news is nothing is actually missing and you can rediscover your joy and nurture well-being in your life through the practice of meditation.More info
Advanced retreat with Dr Graham Williams
25–27 October Theme to be advised
This is the only Tara Hills weekend retreat that Lifeflow Director Dr Graham Williams will be leading in 2019 – not to be missed! It is aimed at people who have attended previous Lifeflow retreats and wish to further develop their experience and understanding.
Prerequisite for this retreat: prior completion of at least one Lifeflow Classic retreat.More info
Finding fulfilment – opening fully to life
You might have asked yourself whether fulfilment is possible in this life. Intrinsic in the meditation tradition has been the wisdom that fulfilment is not just about getting things, but rather it’s an approach to be cultivated. When you open fully to life, there is no moment that is left unfulfilled ...More info
2020 retreat schedule
Lifeflow retreats run from March through to November each year. Stay tuned for further details on what's coming up in 2020.
Our meditation 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
Tara Hills is set amongst the rolling hills, large gum trees and abundant bird life of peaceful Native Valley ...Find out more
What to expect – Lifeflow retreat FAQ
All you need to know about a day on retreat at Tara Hills Retreat Centre ...Find out more
Learn to Meditate
Learn simple, effective techniques for bringing calm and balance into your everyday life.Find out more