Meditation & Mandala – discovering joy through art
7 pm Fri 23 August – 2 pm Sun 25 August
Tara Hills Retreat Centre
Enjoy a deep focus, or concentration so deep that you lose track of time – welcome to the world creating mandalas. Join highly acclaimed art teacher Cathy Gray as she guides you in creating your own mandala art works.
No prior art experience is necessary; all that you need is a sense of discovery and an interest to create. Along the way enjoy some guided meditations, nourishing food and a great weekend of time out. Discover the artist within!
In all retreats we explore practices that are useful in both the retreat situation and in everyday life. We aim to teach in a way that allows you to apply the experiences and understanding of meditation throughout your life.
|Full price||Early Bird price|
|Standard single room||$580||$522|
|Standard single room – conc||$520||$468|
|Optional linen service: add $30|
|Ensuite single, including linen||$790||$711|
|Ensuite double, including linen||$670 per person||$603 per person|
Early bird special
Book and pay in full by Thursday 25 July 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 (08 8379 9001) or in person. You can also make payments by cash (in person).
See more for bookings, cancellations and refunds policy.
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 will be several guided meditation sessions, a Stretch and Breathe (gently yoga) class and a deep relaxation session on this retreat.
- 3 hour Mandala workshop with Cathy Gray plus time to work on your own mandalas.
- All meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner; includes snacks in between meals. We serve delicious, fresh, healthy, 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 and yoga 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 Lite retreat
Each day of this retreat provides a good balance between practical workshops, time on your own, guided meditation sessions and plenty of time to enjoy the countryside.
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.
What experience do I need?
No prior meditation, yoga 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.
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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