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Beyond the quick fix

… building skills for lifelong growth

3-day non-residential retreat

9.30 am – 4 pm, Wednesday 29 December – Friday 31 December

Lifeflow Studio


Do you often want the easy answer to lifelong issues … the quick fix?

You can use meditation that way, but it’s far better to build skills that last the distance and can give you sustainable lifelong growth, long after your New Year resolution has been forgotten.

It’s about starting with smaller moves and building confidence with them, so that you can tackle the big questions more skilfully when you are ready.

This rests on developing a meditation practice that lasts the distance – something that you can always come back to.

It’s like building a deep and trusting friendship – it takes time to mature, but when it does it is strong and true.

On this retreat we’ll focus on skills and attributes that underpin any lifelong meditation practice. This includes essential qualities, or values, plus deep contemplations that help to orient us to what is truly valuable in your life.

The retreat day will begin at 9:30 am so you can still enjoy a holiday sleep-in if you need this. We will finish the retreat day at 4 pm giving you plenty of time to enjoy the late summer afternoon, continuing with informal retreat practices if your life allows this.

You will be completely looked after, and everything will be taken care of including delicious vegetarian lunch and morning tea each day.

Along with the retreat theory, there will be daily guided meditation sessions, gentle yoga classes and plenty of time for deep relaxation.

A great way to prepare for a fresh start in 2022!

Retreat prices

full price
early bird price
3-day retreat – standard rate
3-day retreat – concession
Members discounted rate
Early bird discount will be applied after you have selected the full price item in your cart.

Early bird special

Book and pay in full by Monday, November 29 and receive a 10% discount off the Standard and Concession rates. Not valid with other discounts.

Early bird discount will be applied after you select the full price option in your cart.

Members discounted rate applies at all times.


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 have your card details ready for phone bookings. For online bookings send your card details to, thank you.


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 the day in retreat. Sessions each day include guided meditation, theory focused on the retreat topic, deep relaxation and gentle yoga.
  • Retreat handout with a summary of the theory being presented.
  • A delicious vegetarian morning tea and lunch each day. (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.)
  • Highly qualified teachers on this retreat – you can check your meditation and yoga experiences and get some guidance during the retreat.
  • Find out what to expect on a Lifeflow Studio Retreat and answers to frequently asked questions on our Lifeflow Studio Retreats FAQ page.

A delicious vegetarian morning tea and lunch. (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.)

Sample schedule of a day on a studio retreat. Times may change slightly for different retreat themes.

9:15 am – Registration

9:30–10:45 am – Theory class on retreat topic and guided meditation exercises

10:45 am – Morning tea

11:15–12:00 pm  – Guided meditation exercises relating to retreat topic

12:00–1:00 pm  – Gentle yoga

1:00–1:45 pm – Lunch

1:45 pm – Deep relaxation session

2:30–3:15 pm – Theory session

3:15–3:50 pm – Guided meditation

3:50–4:00 pm – Closing session

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. See our Lifeflow Studio Retreats FAQ page for more.

This retreat is best suited to people who have some prior meditation experience. No prior retreat experiences is necessary – in fact, this retreat can be a great starting point for anyone new to them.

If you have no prior meditation, yoga or retreat experience then please check in with us – you may still get a lot out of attending.

You will be guided by experienced teachers who can help answer any questions that may arise during the retreat. All meditation sessions are guided and there are theory classes each day to support the understanding of the practical sessions.

We suggest that you wear comfortable clothing – for the meditations you can be sitting on a chair, using a stool, or even lying down on a mat.

Our studio is air-conditioned, so you may like to bring an additional layer to put on if the air temperature is too cool for you.

There will be a gentle Yoga session, so please wear clothing that will be comfortable for exercising. There is space for getting changed if you would like to bring a change of clothes for the yoga session. You are welcome to bring your own yoga mat and bolster if you have them.

Optional: if you like to take notes then bring a pen and notepad. And you are welcome to bring your own water bottle.

As places are strictly limited on our retreats, we have adopted a cancellations and refunds policy. See Cancellations and Refunds for Studio Retreats for full details.

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