The end of 2019 was so difficult for our land, animals & people in Australia....and 2020 is highlighting how fragile our world and well being is.
New retreats for 2020
coming soon ????
A retreat is a stepping back (not running away) for the purpose of going deeper within.
...and below are some past retreats. If you are interested in any of these for the future please let us know & join our mailing list.
Max and Bronwyn's no longer called a House Party-or gathering-(but funerals can have 10 people....) Come alive....
Offering private retreats...enjoy some isolation and grow and be nurtured.
A Taster weekend at Fosterton Retreat.
“We do not think ourselves into new ways of living, we live ourselves into new ways of thinking.” Richard Rohr
If you want to take time off in beautiful surroundings whilst letting yourself play and learn from others on the reflective journey, then this weekend is for you. Be led by Max & Bronwyn through meditative-reflective exercises whilst immersed in nature, to dream, plan and experiment through creativity (you definitely don't need to be an 'artist').
At days end come gather on the deck, practising presence while enjoying the colourful spectacle of the sunset. Later at night, we sit under the stars around the firepit and enjoy the scope of the cosmos, undimmed by city lights. There are 100 acres to explore as well as plenty of nearby walks along the river to truly experience the beauty of the area before or after class.
Come and be inspired.
Some of our past retreats
Wrapping up 2019: During this facilitated day we spent time doing things that some of the world's best leaders do:
Reflecting on the year as it passed, Expressing gratitude for good things, Acknowledging the difficulties, Saying goodbye to the year that has been, Looking forward with a positive attitude.
A walk toward healing: A one day mini retreat for people interested in personal, relational or environmental healing & deepening spiritual practices walking the ancient path of the labyrinth, looking for everyday ways to make more quiet space in their lives so the deep work of transformation can happen. Or used it to deepen their spiritual practices & increase contemplative elements.
Holding a mirror up to ourselves using the enneagram... A weekend for developing tools for more harmonius relationships by looking at ourselves using the ancient enneagram. Individuals, leaders, workers, couples, business partners, bosses, well, some people wanting to understand themselves & others better.
For more information on the enneagram
"Play & Pray Zone" Using creative ways to connect with the Divine Mystery:
We all get the call to send our thoughts & prayers in a crisis or disaster. Imagine being pre-emptive and praying often & in a variety of ways.
This retreat used creating as a language of prayer.
Attitude of Gratitude:
Using creative tools to practice gratitude & ways we can integrate it into our life on a regular basis.
A retreat from distractions, with opportunity to relax into oneself. Space for the discovery of insights or something new. Guided meditations each day. A silent group walk in the hills of Fosterton Retreat. It could be 1 day- 3 days- 5 or 10 days of silence with input each morning & reflection at night.
This is the view not the hill we climb.