Music as meditation
7 pm Friday 25 June – 2 pm Sunday 27 June
Tara Hills Retreat Centre
Music is the language of emotion, the language of feeling. It transports us out of the chattering mind and into an evocative world of colour, passion and yearning; the highs and lows of emotional life. How does it work? Why is it so effective? During this weekend we will explore the links between music and emotion—how and why music moves us so much, and how we can use music to tap into the richness of meditation.
Join professional musician and Lifeflow teacher Joshua van Konkelenberg for a weekend where you can relax completely and let go of the stress of the daily grind and open out to the sounds of nature and music through meditation and mindfulness.
Everything is taken care of on a Lifeflow retreat – you will get to enjoy delicious vegetarian meals, daily yoga and meditation sessions with plenty of down time for you to deeply relax and let go for the weekend.
Retreat prices 2021
early bird price
Standard single room
Standard single room – concession rate
Optional linen service:
Superior Standard room (ensuite incl linen)
Premium Ensuite single, including linen
Premium Ensuite double, including linen
$720 per person
$648 per person
Early bird special
Book and pay in full by Thursday, May 27 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, thank you.
A simply wonderful experience like nothing I have encountered before. It is amazing what insight one can get from stillness and silence.
A fabulous weekend. Thank you.
Calmness, sincerity and skill of instructors was comforting and appreciated. A very special centre and well-designed retreat program. Thank you.
Thank you so much for the generosity you all bring to your teaching.
A fantastic introduction to the world of meditation. Extremely useful, practical and relatable. I will be back!
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.
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.