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Max & Bronwyn's House Party

A weekend of playing with and developing your creative-meditative-reflective side with Bronwyn & Max...

And you?

When will you begin your long journey into yourself? Rumi

1st-3rd May,2020

Suitable for beginners and those with experience. 

You've thought about it, maybe promised yourself "one day", so come  immerse yourself in a creative environment & develop your future resilience at a weekend with us.

Spend time developing your inner creative,  in a

range of media - helping you connect with nature as you use it for inspiration,

  • Enjoy the abundant wallabies, birds & plants at your door and use them for inspiration,

 

Learn how to use different media to capture and imagine your unique  experience,

  • Be inspired by local talent in a visit to the local art collective, art society & historic town of Dungog,

 

Try new reflective methods & develop old methods in new ways,

  • Give yourself permission to spend time nurturing yourself.

Increase reflective your skills- if a beginner- BEGIN, if proficient learn and share with others,

  • This is a  journey of the soul, towards  depth, healing &  vulnerability, SO .....

  • Make the most of a facilitated labyrinth walk to dream the next step in your life story, 

Be encouraged & encourage others on this shared journey of life,

 

  • Stay overnight and sit around the fire pit, under the stars sharing stories of success & failure, because this is where we learn the most (see Brene Brown's video on failure).

 Limited to 10 places- this is a boutique experience with a small group at  Fosterton Retreat.  Keep reading to see your accommodation options. 

We love to share what the property has to offer. The serenity is part of that.

Save the date, come along  go deeper through reflective -meditative and creative exercises (no matter what your skill level).

 

Not sure? We are so excited to present this weekend & are happy to talk about it with you so call or email us to see if this is a good fit for you & share this exciting weekend event with others.

Bronwyn & Max 

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0439 500 909 / 0490 663 228

fostertonretreat@outlook.com 

For full terms & conditions for retreats click here. 

Previous retreatant discount:

receive a 10% discount on the retreat cost.

We dont think our way to new ways of living..but we live our way to new ways of thinking. Rohr

“The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear.”
― Daniel Defoe

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Sunset views to the Barrington Tops

About us, your hosts...

Bronwyn is currently a PhD candidate...teacher... contemplative......and has presented at world conferences about her research in endomophilia," love of local environments by people of the area". She is a passionate creative, who hasn't found a medium she dislikes. 

She likes colour...and is responsible for several community involved murals, 2 of these are in Dungog. She has other artworks at Dungog By Design, Dungog visitors Centre and has had exhibitions in Newcastle and recently in Tumut.

Max has been a farmhand, mortuary attendant, pastor, youth/community worker and is currently a counsellor-therapist, spiritual director, artist and labyrinth facilitator. He shares his appreciation of the ancient practice of labyrinth walking, with all eager participants. Currently President of a local arts Network in Newcastle, he enjoys playing with wood and watching sawdust fly.

Prior to this he and Bronny helped create a community centre "for anyone who needs a little something".

Fosterton Retreat is our next adventure.

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Friday 1st May

Make your way to the lovely Dungog region- take time to visit areas that interest you- the view, a little town in the shire, the Barrington Tops National Park World Heritage area, Chichester Dam, enjoy a meal in town, or a picnic by the river,

Arrive at Fosterton Retreat (only 10 minutes drive) Friday night 6pm & settle into your room, gather to meet other like-minded people and have supper.

Later sit around the fire pit with Max & Bronwyn & dream your creative story.

 

Saturday 2nd May

 

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Enjoy a silent-self-serve breakfast before coming together to practice  some mindfulness.

Spend the morning out on the property connecting and reflecting on nature to focus on what is.

After lunch and free time.(walk,swim,rest)

Using creativity as a way of looking at what could be.

Free time 4-5.

What to expect

For the full retreat experience arrive at Fosterton Retreat for a weekend of reflection, quiet, times of laughter, creativity, and immersion in beauty.  

Wake up each morning to the sounds of birds, gaze over the valley and bush with views that stretches to the Barrington Tops National Park World Heritage Area.

Use this time to be nurtured by nature and let it fuel your deeper self.

At night unwind under the stars around the fire pit to allow all that you've learnt to sink deep into your being.

This weekend is not a stand-alone experience but something  to take home  & build on.

Organise with us to arrive by train- come from north or south to our pre-WW I,  Functionalist style railway station.

For full terms & conditions for retreats click here. 

Saturday  (cont'd) 

5-6pm join us on the front deck and enjoy the sunset (usually spectacular-but we cant promise) as we reflect on the day.

Eat dinner in town at one of the boutique eateries & once again enjoy an 'under the stars fire experience' as we contemplate what gets in the way of our creating our life,

Sunday 3rd May 

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Enjoy a silent-self-serve breakfast then a 

Labyrinth walk -an ancient path for modern times.

Personal future focus-where to from here? some exercises to help explore

After a casual lunch take part in a closing ritual to help you take your experiences from the weekend to relate & grow them into your everyday life.

Your investment for the weekend:

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Full Retreat Friday to Sunday includes:

A boutique retreat experience with limited numbers (10 max),

2 breakfasts, 1 evening meal in Dungog, 2 lunches,

Tea, coffee, 2 afternoon teas, 2 suppers,

Night time under the stars, around the fire pit (weather permitting) sharing stories of failure & success,

Morning pre-class activity connecting your creative side with the beautiful nature around you,

A facilitated labyrinth walk to dream about your creative journey,

Accommodation on the property with all linen provided,

Visit to the artistic & historic town of Dungog,

Access to the swimming pool & spa,

Accommodation at Fosterton Retreat (see options below).

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Not included:

Alcohol & soft drinks

Transport to the retreat

Your investment for the full retreat =

$300 + your accommodation costs

Live locally & want to be a day participant? See below

Choose your accommodation:

Well appointed cabins:

  • Valley View -2 people, Queen bed, 1 bath, $ 150 p/night

  • Mountain View -2 people, Queen bed, 1 bath, $150 p/night

  • In Mountain View bring 2 more friends to stay in the single bunk beds at only $50 ea p/ night

Shared accommodation in the comfortable Fosterton House (5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms)

  • King room- 2 people, King bed, $ 130 p/ night

  • Queen room- 2 people, Queen bed, $120 p/ night

  • Double room- 2 available, 2 people, Double bed, $100 p/ night

  • Shared single bed room- can take 2 people, Single beds, $50 p/ person / night

Non-residential day participants: $250  

Includes:

  • Limited numbers (10 maximum total),

  • Friday night supper,

  • A facilitated labyrinth walk to dream about your creative journey,

  • Visit to the artistic & historic town of Dungog,

  • Tea, coffee, 2 afternoon teas, 2 suppers,

  • Non-residential participants are welcome to join us in Dungog for dinner on Saturday night, at their own expense,

  • Only a few day places are available.

Non-participating partners welcome: $200

Includes: meals as per full retreatant & accommodation

Conditions apply: Partners must share the same bed & amuse themselves through the day without infringing on the retreat participants.

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Cabin bedroom
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King Room Fosterton House
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Queen Room Fosterton House
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Swimming,  fishing & kayaking at the nearby Williams River

Bring:

Suitable clothing, footwear & toiletries

A sense of fun

Swimwear

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Bunk room in Mountain View 
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Double Rooms Fosterton House
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Shared single bedroom- 2 bottom bunks available
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Visit the Barrington Tops National Park World Heritage Area

“I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.”  Vincent van Gogh