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Discovering bliss, cultivating joy

7 day retreat

7 pm Friday 24 September – 2 pm Thursday 30 September

Tara Hills Retreat Centre


Would you like to be in charge of your own emotional wellbeing and not rely on others or situations to make you happy?

At peak moments in life we open to bliss and feel moments of joy. But they quickly pass.

Is it possible to develop these qualities for yourself and return to them at will?

Yes! And this is where the skills and wisdom of meditation come into their own. In this retreat we will give you the structure and the supportive environment to relax and let go, by firstly allowing time to relax deeply and restore energy reserves.

What people find is that just by doing this you’ll open to a quality of wellbeing that you may have thought had been lost forever.

Then we’ll guide you through exercises specifically designed for cultivating bliss. Not an over the top and out of control bliss, but rather a steady warm glow that you can develop and bring into your life. It’s like restoring a well spring of joy – clear, simple and always refreshing.

It’s something that you can take with you and utilise long after the retreat has finished.

Suitable for all levels of experience – beginners can start here, experienced meditators can take their practice further and deeper.

Everything is taken care of on a Lifeflow retreat.

Retreat prices 2021

full price
early bird price
Standard single room
Standard single room – concession rate
Optional linen service:
add $35
add $35
Superior Standard room (ensuite incl linen)
Premium Ensuite single, including linen
Premium Ensuite double, including linen
$1375 per person
$1238 per person

Early bird special

Book and pay in full by Thursday, August 12 and receive a 10% discount. Not valid with other discounts.


The concession rate is available on standard rooms only 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 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.)
  • All accommodation at Tara Hills Retreat Centre – choose from either a Premium Ensuite room (single or double, includes linen), Superior Standard single room (with ensuite and linen) or 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.

Premium Ensuite rooms:

Book early to secure a place in one of our beautiful premium ensuite rooms (linen included) – 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 king single bed, storage cupboard, plus a heater and ceiling fan. The building is very well insulated, and is pleasant throughout the year. Optional linen service is available.

Superior Standard rooms:

There are 2 standard rooms available with ensuites (linen included). As with our other standard rooms this includes a king single bed, storage facilities, heater and ceiling fan. 

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 a premium ensuite room, superior standard 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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Meditation retreats

Meditation retreats

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Tara Hills Retreat Centre

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Meditation retreat FAQs

Meditation retreat FAQs

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