Retreat

Wild Remembering Retreat

Beerwah, Sunshine Coast (QLD)
8th-10th September 2017

The Wild Remembering Reteat is a 3-day retreat designed to bring you back into communication with yourself and the Earth.

Our natural state is untamed, beautiful, sensual, creative, intuitive, unflinchingly honest and joyous. It alternates harmoniously between movement and stillness allowing one to give rise to the other. It is connected to self, to others and to the Earth.

Spend three days exploring your relationship with yourself and the Earth as you dance, move, sing, laugh, cry, create, learn and explore. Discover the plants in your environment and learn how to recognise, gather and use them as food and medicine. Remember how to listen to nature and hear its response. Spend time creating using natural material found in your environment. Journey into sacred space and connect with yourself, those around you and the hidden realms of the natural world. Come away recharged, reconnected and infused with wonder.

When we spend time in nature in an environment that supports us to be our most authentic self we come away acutely aware of what we are and what we are not. This is a place of power from which we can make the large and small decisions that shape a joyous, authentic life.

If you are ready to explore your most authentic, most powerful and most creative self then please join us for the Wild Remembering and let your beautiful wild nature shine!

Only 20 Places Available

Presenters & Facilitators

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Heidi Merika – Herbalist
Event Coordinator/Workshop Presenter Heidi is an experienced naturopath and medical herbalist with a passion for wild medicinal and nutritional plants. Heidi regularly runs classes and workshops on herbal medicine and plant based nutrition. Her workshops combine her knowledge of natural health as it relates to nutrition, medicine, spiritual growth, environmentalism, creativity and the joy of living. She has […]
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Anne Harris – Process Artist
Workshop Presenter Working with Plants and Natural Materials forms the basis of Anne’s practice.  Using process and repetition to learn from materials she works with textiles, mixed media, basket weaving, and uses traditional and experimental techniques. Anne is also the fasciliator of “Tree Place” a collaboration with an ancient tree that, through community workshops and exhibitions gives […]
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Honi Chaitanya – Dance Facilitator
Workshop Presenter Honi is a kahuna massage therapist and a conscious movement and dance facilitator. Her passion is to gently guide you to be fully present in your body in the present moment – the time and place where all transformation, healing and truth is available.
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Jeunae Rodgers – Singer/Musician
Workshop Presenter Jeunae Rogers has a reputation for adaptability. Like, a Black Nightshade that will grow anywhere and administer pain relief where necessary, she is known for her ability to shape shift through musical styles, voices/channels, improvisation and feels while still remaining in an integrity that is settling to listen to. She has worked as a performance […]
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Kristin Hamilton – Event Coordinator
Event CoordinatorKristin has an educational and experiential foundation in Environmental Science and Naturopathy. After many years spent traveling she is now concentrating on consciously raising her three wild, tree climbing, constantly hungry children.  Her involvement in nature schools rooted in the Art of Mentoring philosophy has led to an interest in building community by fostering connection – to self, to nature and […]
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Carly Garner – Nature Pedagogue
Workshop PresenterCarly’s life and pursuits are so inextricably linked with the wildspace around her, that she spends most of her life covered in fallen leaves, creekside mud, ticks and dandelion blossom, with a knife, flint and tinder around her neck, foraged wild greens and vegetable seeds lining her pockets and groups of children scattered about her. […]

Retreat Schedule

Friday 8th Sept

3pm – 4pm Registration & Welcome drinks, Settle into your accommodation

4pm – 4.30pm Welcome talk

4.30pm -5.30pm Renouncing ceremony – leaving behind the past

5.30pm -6.30pm Opening ceremony – welcome to the space

6.30pm – 8.30 Welcome Feast

8.30 -10.30pm Plant Communion- Enter a space of communion with your chosen plant ally through sound immersion, imagination and your senses with Jeunae Rogers

10.30 Rest time

Saturday 9th Sept

4.30am – 6am – Sunrise Meditation (optional)

6am -7am Free time

7am – 8am Breakfast

8.30am – 10am A conscious movement and dance journey with Honi Chaitanya

10am -10.30am Morning tea

10.30 – 12.30 Wild plant walk – gather useful plants and spend time doing plant meditation

12.30 – 2pm Lunch

2pm – 3.30pm Making remedies (tinctures, glycetracts & syrups)

3.30pm-4pm afternoon tea

4pm – 6pm Making remedies (flower essences)

6pm – 7.30 pm Dinner

7.30 pm – 8.30pm Soul work – Facing fear – walking in the dark

8.30pm – 10.30pm Story and Song Share- Fireside reflections and connections of story, place and sound with Jeunae Rogers.

10.30pm Rest

Sunday 10th Sept

4.30am – 6am – Sunrise Meditation (optional)

6am -7am Free time

7am – 8am Breakfast

8.30am – 10am A conscious movement and dance journey with Honi Chaitanya

10am -10.30am Morning tea

10.30am -12.30am Sensory Mapping, using creativity and natural materials to engage with nature. With Anne Harris (for more information visit www.anniesworkroom.com.au)

12.30pm –2pm Lunch

2pm – 3pm Closing ceremony

3pm Farewell

Basic Cost $625, Early Bird Price before 30th April $575

This includes all food and materials used for making art and medicine, all activities in the retreat, camping (using your own tent) and shared bathrooms. Other accommodation options are available for a small additional fee if you do not have a tent or are uncomfortable camping.

Location

Blackwattle Farm

Blackwattle Farm

123 Old Peachester Road, Beerwah. Queensland

www.blackwattlefarm.com.au

Accommodation

In order to keep costs as low as possible I have decided to offer mainly tent camping where you bring your own tent. If you do not own a tent there are other options available for a small extra fee. There will be shared toilet and shower facilities.

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Optional accommodation and additional cost

Tipi accommodation – $30 per person, 2 people per tipi, beds and linen provided. Shared bathroom (There will be two tipi’s with 4 available spaces, 2 in each tipi)

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Private Double Room – $50 per person (Available for 2 people only)

Two king single beds in private room. Note: The ensuite bathroom will be shared with campers.

Double room

Private Suite – $100 per suite (1 bed available, will suit single or couple)

We have a Beautiful Queen Suite where you have Private Mountain Views, Gorgeous Claw Foot Bath, WiFi, Reverse Cycle Air conditioning, Floor to Ceiling Opening Windows to take in the view, plenty of fresh air and access to the farm. This room is offered at a very reduced rate as the bathroom and toilet will need to be shared. However your room is adjacent but separate and can be kept private.

Suite

What to Bring

  • If camping (tent, sleeping mat, sleeping bag)
  • Toiletries
  • A towel
  • Sun hat, sunscreen, sun glasses
  • Good shoes for being on a farm either; gumboots, walking boots or sneakers and a pair of thongs
  • A jumper in case it gets cold at night
  • A raincoat (we will still go out if it is raining)
  • A long sleeve top or shirt and long leggings or pants (we may be exploring areas with prickly plants)
  • Light, loose and comfortable clothes for movement and meditation
  • A pretty, light, white or pastel colored dress or pants and shirt to change into for the opening ceremony and a carry bag to put the outfit in
  • A pair of bathers and a sarong to wear as part of the closing ceremony (you will be getting wet!)

Food

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Sellina Baker – Essentially Raw Catering
Catering All meals are vegetarian/vegan and gluten free. Please advise us of any allergies. Catering is provided by Sellina from Essentially Raw All food will be seasonal, locally sourced and prepared with love and laughter.

Getting There

From Beerwah train station we can organise someone to pick you up as its only 5kms away from the farm. You can get to Beerwah train station from Brisbane Domestic Airport and other Brisbane stations for details of trains visit https://translink.com.au

You can also get the Connexion bus service from all over the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane including from Brisbane Airport https://www.con-x-ion.com

The Greyhound bus service drops off at the Australia Zoo, which is only 10 minutes away and we can organize for you to be picked up. https://www.greyhound.com.au/content/australia-zoo

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Due to the difficult nature of filling spaces on workshops and retreats at short notice it is important that you check your schedule carefully before booking. If you cancel more than two weeks (15 days or more) before the workshop or retreat, we are able to offer you a full refund minus a $25 office fee. If you cancel within two weeks (14 days or less) of the workshop or retreat, we will be happy to apply your payment (minus a $25 office fee) to any other course, retreat or e-course. If you don’t attend there is no refund; non-negotiable. You may transfer your payment to another person at any time, no extra charge.