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Weekend Retreat


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Finding Stillness

Do you need some quality time to relax and replenish your body and soul?

Do you want to learn more about mindfulness, meditation and practices to help with stress management and living at your best?

Join us for an unforgettable Weekend Retreat at the beautiful Highfield Historic Site in Stanley, Tasmania on October 7th and 8th.

Five presenters of the movement and music therapies, will be collaborating to offer you a wellness weekend of:

  • Yoga

  • Pilates

  • Meditation

  • Mindfulness

  • Relaxation

  • Chanting

  • Freestyle Dance

  • Breath-work

  • Time in Nature

  • Educational talks

  • Time to explore the quaint historic town of Stanley

  • Take home resources for ongoing practice

 

Day one begins in the recently renovated threshing barn of Highfield Historic Site. Two seasonal vegan feasts will be prepared for you to enjoy for lunch and dinner, with the day concluding at 8pm.

We welcome in day two with a hike, meditation and outdoor movement session. Breakfast and lunch will again be a seasonal delight of local, nourishing produce.

Delicious, raw snacks will be provided over the weekend alongside our refreshing tea blends. All meals, refreshments and snacks are included.

Equipment will be provided so you don't need to worry about a thing except letting go and enjoying yourself!

Special accommodation packages are available to retreat participants. Click below to find out how you can save up to 25% off accommodation in Stanley:


 

Our Guest Speakers

Allison Davies: Neurologic Music Therapist, owner of Oh My Musical Goodness

Allison Davies: Neurologic Music Therapist, owner of Oh My Musical Goodness

We are honoured to have the passionate and talented Allison Davies join us once again as a presenter at our Weekend Retreat.

Allison is a Neurologic Music Therapist and the owner of Oh My Musical Goodness.

She has 15 years experience working with children in both clinical and education settings and her focus is on using music to nourish and develop neural, sensory and emotional development.

Chanting is Allison's number one tip for supporting brain function in adults and throughout this workshop you will learn why it's so important to your brain health as well as how to do it. Once you've experienced group chanting you'll be hooked for life. Prepare to be relaxed, revived and renewed!

 

Christine Hiltner: Social Worker, certified yoga instructor, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) expert, co-founder of Mindfulness Programs Australasia

Christine Hiltner: Social Worker, certified yoga instructor, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) expert, co-founder of Mindfulness Programs Australasia

Christine Hiltner is a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Teacher. She is the co-founder of Mindfulness Programs Australasia, who offer a range of programs to help with improving mental health and wellbeing.

Christine is also a certified Yoga Instructor, specialising in yoga for anxiety, trauma and addiction.

Christine uses her unique skills as a social worker, yoga instructor and Mindfulness teacher to focus on healing through the mind-body connection.

Christine will be presenting on how Mindfulness can help us to live with more present moment awareness, to engage more fully in life.

 

 

 

We are blessed to also have the incredible Tarnie Blint joining us as a presenter for a second time. She is the owner of Dancing Freedom in Torquay, Victoria and we can't wait to have her in Tasmania again.

She will guide a wildly inspiring & supportive free-style dance journey that helps with letting go of inhibitions to freely express unique movement & rhythm.

She facilitates freedom dancing, providing a space for equality, honesty, acceptance, tolerance, compassion & support. Her session will involve exploring your own timing, intuition & body intelligence, without judgement.


 

Coming Home To Your Body was founded by Cassie Thomas and Jessica Maguire in January 2016.

They combine their teachings to offer life changing retreats in Tasmania and Bali.

Cassie Thomas: Owner of Paraka Yoga and co-founder of Coming Home To Your Body Retreats with Jessica Maguire.

Cassie Thomas: Owner of Paraka Yoga and co-founder of Coming Home To Your Body Retreats with Jessica Maguire.

Since 2006 Cassie has been dedicated to a daily practice of yoga, thriving on the physicality of Asana, the wonder of Pranayama, the basic goodness of Yamas and Niyamas and growth that can occur through meditation.

It is her belief that yoga has the potential to bring into the lives of those who practice it a greater balance, and awareness to the world at large. Cassie believes that the practice of yoga has the ability to bring greater clarity into daily life resulting in one simply being the best that they can be.

Paraka yoga is based around the teachings of Tirumalai Krishnamacharya. The word Paraka is derived from the Tasmania Aboriginal word meaning to Blossom. It has meaning in Sanskrit, inhalation, inspiration. Throughout the retreat weekend Cassie will be using Vinyasa Flow with emphasis on dynamic movement and flow of breath, meditation and practices of eastern philosophy.

Jessica Maguire: Physiotherapist, owner of Flex Physio and Pilates and is the co-founder of Coming Home To Your Body with Cassie Thomas.

Jessica Maguire: Physiotherapist, owner of Flex Physio and Pilates and is the co-founder of Coming Home To Your Body with Cassie Thomas.

Jessica Maguire is passionate about helping people overcome pain, illness and limitations to reach their potential. She balances her hands-on Physiotherapy treatment skills with movement therapy and also brain-based modalities.

Jessica is the owner of Flex Physio and Pilates and is the co-founder of Coming Home To Your Body with Cassie Thomas. She's currently completing the Mindfulness Meditation teacher certification through Berkeley University.

Jessica will be presenting on how to balance the nervous system to decrease anxiety using the breath, movement, meditation and mindfulness based practices in a unique blend. Her Pilates will focus on the fascial web: the connective tissue matrix that links every cell in our body!


The weekend retreat is open to men and women 16 years and older. It caters for all fitness levels and is suitable even if you have had no meditation experience.

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