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Seeds of growth

– nurturing new directions

3-day non residential retreat

9 am Tue 29 Dec – 3:30 pm Thu 31 Dec 2020

Lifeflow Studio


Welcome to our new ‘summer retreat’ – a 3-day non-residential retreat held at our cool and spacious Glen Osmond Rd studio.

At this end of year retreat you’ll learn a range of practical exercises to help build confidence with letting go, and to trust opening to transformative change. You will learn to bring the qualities of calm, clarity, inner stillness and tranquillity into the hurly burly of life.

We will introduce you to meditation-as-a-creative-tool that can help you to open to wider perspectives and give you skills to cultivate new growth and directions in your life.

Discover that the path to growth lies in letting go of having to control life, and learning to ride it instead; opening to the richness and fullness of life, opening to wider and deeper contexts.

The retreat day will begin at 9am, so you can still enjoy a holiday sleep-in if you need this ☺ We will finish the retreat day at 3:30pm giving you plenty of time to enjoy the late summer afternoon, continuing with informal retreat practices if your life allows this.

You will be 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 session, gentle yoga classes and plenty of time for deep relaxation.

A great way to kick start your new year and open to new directions!

Retreat prices - Dec 2020

full price
early bird price
3-day retreat – standard rate
3-day retreat – concession
Members discounted rate

Early bird special

Book and pay in full by Monday, November 30 and receive a 10% discount off the Standard and Concession rates. Not valid with other discounts.

Members discounted rate applies at all time.


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 each day in retreat. There are 5 sessions per day, including meditation, deep relaxation and gentle yoga.
  • Retreat handout with a summary of the theory being presented.
  • 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.)
  • 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.)

9:00 arrival for a 9:15 start

9:15 – Guided meditation

9:30 – 10:30 – Theory class

Morning tea

11:00 – 11:45 – Guided meditation exercises

12:00 – 1:15pm – Gentle yoga

1:15 – 2:15pm – Lunch

2:15 – 2:45pm – Deep relaxation

3:00 – 3:30 – Closing class for the day 

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.

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.

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.

Each day there will be a gentle Yoga session, so please wear clothing that will be comfortable for that part. There is space for getting changed if you would like to bring a change of clothes for the yoga part. 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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