Opening to love

– living life to the full

Advanced weekend retreat

7 pm Friday 23 October – 2 pm Sunday 25 October

Tara Hills Retreat Centre


Are you curious about what gives life its value and how do you live your life to the full?

And what does love have to do with it?

Often we’re given the messages that to engage fully in life means more of getting what you want, more achievement, more of anything. Maybe there is another way?

Even relationships can lose their spark. If you are feeling disconnected internally, then no amount of time with others can help heal that split. You may have an enviable life, but feel empty inside. If so, it’s time for a shift in orientation, for opening to deeper questions.

The question of love is central to meditation. What is it? How to cultivate it?

On this retreat you will have the time and the guidance to discover that you can redirect your energies from a ceaseless trying to be fulfilled, to being fulfilled in every moment. Opening to the richness of your inner experience, reconnecting with the core of your being, you can open to love. From here you can open to the wonder of the world around you, living each moment to the full.

Please note that prerequisites apply to this retreat – see below in the bookings section.

Retreat prices - this retreat is now fully booked

full price
early bird price
Standard single room FULLY BOOKED
Standard single room – conc FULLY BOOKED
Optional linen service:
add $35
add $35
Ensuite single, including linen FULLY BOOKED
Ensuite double, including linen FULLY BOOKED
$1300 for 2 people
$1170 for 2 people

Early bird special

Book and pay in full by Thursday, September 24 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 the retreat or when booking in person.

Bookings - this retreat is now fully booked

Email if you would like to be added to the wait list.

Prerequisite for this retreat: prior completion of at least one Lifeflow retreat. Please note that due to the nature and content of this advanced retreat our Learn to Meditate and Levels courses (and third party retreats) do not qualify for eligibility to attend. Please call Lifeflow reception on 8379 9001 if you have any queries.

You can book online, over the phone (08 8379 9001) or in person at our studio with your Visa or Mastercard.

See more for bookings, cancellations and refunds policy.

A simply wonderful experience like nothing I have encountered before. It is amazing what insight one can get from stillness and silence.
- Jane, Tara Hills retreat
A fabulous weekend. Thank you.
- Julie, Tara Hills retreat
Calmness, sincerity and skill of instructors was comforting and appreciated. A very special centre and well-designed retreat program. Thank you.
- Student, Tara Hills retreat
Thank you so much for the generosity you all bring to your teaching.
- Lauren, Tara Hills retreat
A fantastic introduction to the world of meditation. Extremely useful, practical and relatable. I will be back!
- Justina, Tara Hills retreat

Retreat fee includes

  • Guidance throughout each day in retreat. There are normally 4–5 guided sessions per day: meditation, deep relaxation and Stretch and Breathe (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.)
  • 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.

Ensuite rooms:

Book early to secure a place in one of our beautiful ensuite rooms – private facilities, lovely north facing views across the valley.

Standard rooms:

Enjoy great comfort in our 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. 

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.)

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.

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.

When you book into a retreat we’ll send you a map of directions to Tara Hills and a summary of what to bring. 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.

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.

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.

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