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Lifeflow members-only retreats build on the experience that you gain at our public retreats.

2021 member retreats

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Summer retreat at Tara Hills

Teachers in residence
Ann Calvert, Ian Nuberg, Josh van Konkelenberg

Friday 3 January – Tuesday 7 January 2020

This retreat format will allow flexibility for members who wish to stay on retreat this summer and allows time for you to develop your own retreat and meditation practice. You will be able to nominate which day you start and end, as long as it is somewhere between Fri 3 Jan and Tues 7 Jan and that you stay for at least two nights.

3 x teacher led sessions are included per day (Stretch & Breathe, Deep Relaxation, guided meditation session).

It is expected that anyone attending these retreats is able to be self guided in their meditation exercises. A Lifeflow teacher will be present and available for interviews so you can check up on how your retreat work is going.

Important information to read before you book

Check here for prerequisites that apply to all Members Retreats

Check here to find out about food, clothes, bushfire risk management and more

Important booking dates

Ensuite bookings and linen orders close 9.30 am Monday 16 December 2019

Phone bookings close at 4.30 pm on Monday 16 December 2019

Online Bookings close midnight Friday 27 December 2019

Fee Guide – minimum 2 nights / maximum 4 nights

  • Standard single rooms $80 per night / $70 conc per night
  • Optional linen service for standard rooms – add $35
  • Ensuite single rooms $145 per night

Optional linen for standard rooms
If you would like to book linen for use in a standard room, please call or email Lifeflow reception before 9.30 am on Monday 16 December to place your order and finalise payment. Please note that the online booking system only handles room bookings, it does not process linen orders. Linen is already included in all ensuite room bookings.

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Easter long weekend retreat at Kurlana

The Way to the Core of Our Being
Graham Williams et al

11am Friday 2 April – Monday 5 April

About this retreat

The retreats at Kurlana this year focus on the theme of Integration and draw both on the meditation path and the work of the psychologist Carl Jung. In his therapeutic work Jung’s goal was to achieve what he called Individuation, the name he gave to psychological integration. For him, a fully integrated sense of self develops from bringing into consciousness what he called the ‘shadow’ or those parts of our psyche that are generally unconscious. We shall be exploring the different layers of our unconscious mind as outlined by Jung and the way we can use dreams and meditation to become aware of them.

Integration in the meditation tradition opens up a different realm because its aim is to bring both our minds and bodies together at a level that not only incorporates an integrated sense of self, but also moves beyond it. This is what we call the ‘core of our being’. It’s where the open, infinite nature of our minds and the finite, blissful state of our bodies are united.

In these retreats we will bring together the experiences of individuation and the unity of our minds and bodies by following the steps outlined by Jung, along with the practices of Integration from the meditation tradition. You will be introduced to the symbol of the shadow, the problems it can cause in our lives, and how to become aware of and deal with these.  As well, you will have the opportunity to further your practice by being guided through the stages outlined in the meditation tradition to experience for yourself the integrated core of your being.

Part 1 of the retreat is over the Easter long weekend, part 2 will be over the October long weekend.

Dates and times

Retreat starts with lunch at 1 pm on Friday 2 April.
You are welcome to arrive any time on the Saturday morning.
Retreat finishes after lunch on Monday 5 April.
Bookings for this retreat close 4.30 pm on Wed 31 March.

Retreat Fee
All details about fees for this retreat are included in the members’ email update. Or, please call the Studio on (08) 8379 9001 to find out all of the fee information.

Prerequisites
Any member who wishes to attend this retreat must have attended at least one of our public retreats at Tara Hills and attending or completed our Level 2 course. Please check with Reception before enrolling in a Kurlana retreat for the first time.

Find out more about retreats at Kurlana
You can find out more about retreats at Kurlana, including information about facilities, what to bring and alternative nearby accommodation options on our retreats at Kurlana page. Particularly note that Kurlana lies in the Fruit Fly Exclusion Zone in SA – click here to find out more.

See the PIRSA website for the current Fruit Fly Outbreak Map and also details of restrictions on movement of fruits and vegetables in SA.

More information and prerequisites – see below.

Winter retreat at Tara Hills

Teacher in residence
John Burston, Janine Koch, Josh Van Konkelenberg

Wednesday 15 July – Sunday 19 July

This retreat format will allow flexibility for members who wish to stay on retreat this winter and allows time for you to develop your own retreat and meditation practice. You will be able to nominate which day you start and end, as long as it is somewhere between Wed 15 July and Sun 19 July and that you stay for at least two nights.

3 x teacher led sessions are included per day (Stretch & Breathe, Deep Relaxation, guided meditation session).

It is expected that anyone attending these retreats is able to be self guided in their meditation exercises. A Lifeflow teacher will be present and available for interviews so you can check up on how your retreat work is going.

Important information to read before you book

Check here for prerequisites that apply to all Members Retreats

Check here to find out about food, clothes and more

Bookings close Thursday 9 July at 4.30 pm
(ensuite bookings and linen orders close Thurs 2 July)

Important information about catering, prerequisites and bookings here

Fee Guide – minimum 2 nights / maximum 4 nights

  • Standard single rooms $80 per night / $70 conc per night
  • Optional linen service for standard rooms – add $35
  • Ensuite single rooms $145 per night

Optional linen for standard rooms
If you would like to book linen for use in a standard room, please call or email Lifeflow reception before 4.30 pm on Thursday 2 July to place your order and finalise payment. Please note that the online booking system only handles room bookings, it does not process linen orders. Linen is already included in all ensuite room bookings.

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October long weekend retreat at Kurlana

The Way to the Core of Our Being Part 2
Graham Williams et al

1 pm Saturday 2 October – 2 pm Monday 4 October

About this retreat

The retreats at Kurlana this year focus on the theme of Integration and draw both on the meditation path and the work of the psychologist Carl Jung. In his therapeutic work Jung’s goal was to achieve what he called Individuation, the name he gave to psychological integration. For him, a fully integrated sense of self develops from bringing into consciousness what he called the ‘shadow’ or those parts of our psyche that are generally unconscious. We shall be exploring the different layers of our unconscious mind as outlined by Jung and the way we can use dreams and meditation to become aware of them.

Integration in the meditation tradition opens up a different realm because its aim is to bring both our minds and bodies together at a level that not only incorporates an integrated sense of self, but also moves beyond it. This is what we call the ‘core of our being’. It’s where the open, infinite nature of our minds and the finite, blissful state of our bodies are united.

In these retreats we will bring together the experiences of individuation and the unity of our minds and bodies by following the steps outlined by Jung, along with the practices of Integration from the meditation tradition. You will be introduced to the symbol of the shadow, the problems it can cause in our lives, and how to become aware of and deal with these.  As well, you will have the opportunity to further your practice by being guided through the stages outlined in the meditation tradition to experience for yourself the integrated core of your being.

Part 1 of the retreat was over the Easter long weekend, part 2 will be over this weekend.

Dates and times

Retreat starts with lunch at 1 pm on Saturday 2 October

You are welcome to arrive any time on the Saturday morning. If you have booked the 3 night option (i.e. arriving on the day before the retreat starts), then you may arrive any time from 2 pm on the Friday.

Retreat finishes after lunch on Monday 4 October
Bookings for this retreat close 4.30 pm on Wed 30 Sept

This retreat theme continues from the Easter long weekend.

Retreat Fee
All details about fees for this retreat are included in the members’ email update. Or, please call the Studio on (08) 8379 9001 to find out all of the fee information.

Prerequisites
Any member who wishes to attend this retreat must have attended at least one of our public retreats at Tara Hills and attending or completed our Level 2 course. Please check with Reception before enrolling in a Kurlana retreat for the first time.

Find out more about retreats at Kurlana
You can find out more about retreats at Kurlana, including information about facilities, what to bring and alternative nearby accommodation options on our retreats at Kurlana page. Particularly note that Kurlana lies in the Riverland and there are strict laws now in place to limit the movement of fruit and vegetables into the area.

See the PIRSA website for the current Fruit Fly Outbreak Map and also details of restrictions on bringing fruits and vegetables into the Riverland.

More information and prerequisites – see below.

Prerequisuites for members only retreats

Tara Hills retreats

Either

Attending or have completed level 2 AND attended at least two public retreats

Or

If you haven’t attended any of our levels courses but have completed three public retreats then please call up on (08) 8379 9001 to confirm eligibility.

Kurlana retreats

Any member who wishes to attend these retreats must have attended at least one of our public retreats at Tara Hills and attending or completed our Level 2 meditation course. Accommodation at Kurlana is very limited, and most people camp near the house or in the bush reserve. Please check with reception before enrolling in a Kurlana retreat.

See our general info page that has more about members-only retreats at Kurlana.

General
If you have further questions about any members retreat please contact the Centre on (08) 8379 9001 or email.

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