Be nourished by nature
– reconnect with yourself
6.30 pm Friday 15 September – 2 pm Thursday 21 September
Tara Hills Retreat Centre
This retreat provides seven blissful days for an immersive experience in the nourishing natural environment of Tara Hills. Reconnect deeply with yourself and your surroundings. Although the science is clear on the health benefits of spending time in nature (think forest bathing), we often forget how healing the power of nature is for emotional wellbeing!
We will take a deep dive into the five elements of nature: earth, fire, water, wind and space. Focusing on one element each day will help explore different aspects of ourselves and how they can help us lead a full and rich life. A toolkit of simple, practical tips and techniques to take home will support bringing these practices into busy everyday life.
Peramangk Elder and guest speaker Ivan Copley, will also take us on a story-telling journey through his culture, viewing nature through connection and relationship.
And that’s not all! The menu will highlight the wonderful world of Australian native foods with their delicious and nutritious flavours, to complement the retreat theme. This is a retreat not to be missed …
“Being immersed in the elements of nature nourishes me and brings joy to my heart. I never feel alone when I am in touch with nature.” Retreat leader, Ann Calvert
Hear Ann’s introduction to the spring 7-day retreat in the video below.
Previous 7-day retreat participants say:
Thoroughly enjoyed Ann’s insights and meditations. Ann has a warm, caring and inclusive approach. She also has such a gentle and soothing voice to lead meditations.
Ann is incredible. she is such a good communicator and has a really good way of explaining everything. She is so interesting to listen to.
A 7-day retreat gives time for deep restoration and insight
The benefits of retreat are numerous and include feeling grounded, deep peace, awakening your senses, improved ability to focus and a welcome restoration of energy. Being on retreat provides the ideal conditions for exploring deeper states of calm and opening to the clarity from within that naturally develops when mind and body are deeply balanced.
Throughout the 7 days, you will experience guided meditations, deep relaxation, and (optional) gentle yoga. Plus, every day you will be nurtured with an abundance of wholesome, delicious food.
There is also plenty of free time for you to reflect, take long walks along the quiet country roads, nap in the afternoons or just sit with a cuppa taking in the beautiful views and abundant bird life of Tara Hills.
You will also learn practical techniques that can be taken into your everyday life.
Suitable for all levels of experience
Suitable for all levels of experience – beginners can start here, and experienced meditators can take their practice further and deeper.
This retreat will help you to reconnect to nature in a way that will be with you long after the retreat is over.
Retreat prices - 2023
Rooms in the Burston-Haenke building
early bird price
Blue Wren & Rosella rooms (Premium|ensuite) – double occupancy
Blue Wren & Rosella rooms (Premium|ensuite) – single occupancy
Cockatoo rooms (Standard|garden view|shared bathroom)
Cockatoo rooms – concession*
Rooms in the Walden building
early bird price
Pardolote room (Superior|ensuite|valley view)
Honey Eater room (Superior|ensuite|garden view)
Kookaburra rooms (Standard|shared bathrooms|valley view)
Kookaburra rooms – concession*
Magpie rooms (Standard|shared bathrooms|garden view)
Magpie rooms – concession*
Early bird special
Book and pay in full by Friday, August 25 and receive a 10% discount. Not valid with other discounts.
The concession rate is available on Magpie, Cockatoo and Kookaburra rooms only.
Are you an eligible concession card holder? Please check here before booking …
Cancellation and refunds policy
In person bookings
Call us on 08 8379 9001 or visit in person at our studio with your Visa or Mastercard.
Retreat fee includes
- Guidance throughout each day in retreat. There are normally 4–5 guided sessions per day: meditation, deep relaxation and gentle yoga.
- Retreat handout with a summary of the theory being presented.
- All meals are fully catered including 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.)
- Purpose built retreat accommodation at Tara Hills Retreat Centre – choose from a range of rooms and orientations – click here to find out more about the types of rooms available. All rooms include linen.
- 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.
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 and there is a theory class each day to support the understanding of the practical sessions.
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.
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.
When you book into a retreat we’ll send you a map of directions to Tara Hills and a summary of what to bring. All rooms include linen, so you just need to bring comfortable clothing and toiletries. Everything else is provided.
More details can be found on our Retreats FAQ page or call Lifeflow for more info on 08 8379 9001.
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.
All rooms include linen.
All meals are fully catered including 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.)
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