Returning To Presence
Join us for an unforgettable weekend retreat at the beautiful Highfield House in Stanley, Tasmania.
Five presenters of the movement and music therapies, will be collaborating to offer you a wellness weekend of:
Time in Nature
Take home resources for ongoing practice
Day one begins at 10:00am in the recently renovated threshing barn of Highfield House. Two seasonal vegan feasts will be prepared for you to enjoy for lunch and dinner, with the day concluding at 9pm.
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 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 is a Neurologic Music Therapist and National 2016 AMP Tomorrow Maker, based in Wynyard, Tasmania.
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 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 is a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Teacher. She uses a person-centred approach for assisting people to enable their own capabilities for engaging fully in life.
She is also a certified Yoga Instructor, specialising in yoga for anxiety, trauma and addiction.
Christine uses her unique skills to focus on healing through the mind-body connection. She will presenting on mindfulness over the weekend retreat and it's transformative qualities.
Tarnie Blint guides a wildly inspiring & supportive free-style dance journey for anyone wishing to let go of their inhibitions so they can freely express their unique movement & rhythm.
Her session involves exploring your own timing, intuition & body intelligence, without judgement.
In each journey we traverse the file elements of nature, experiencing our intrinsic connection with each element: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Ether (Spirit).
Coming together in an opening & closing circle, we develop & encourage a culture of equality, honesty, acceptance, tolerance, compassion & support, understanding we are all in this together & that each perspective is sacred .
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.
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 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. She's currently studying the latest on mediation and mindfulness through Berkley University in California. She has worked in health and fitness for over 13 years and now brings together unique programs to help people function at their best.
Jessica will be presenting on how to balance the nervous system to decrease anxiety and to think and feel your best. She will use the breath, movement, mobility training, meditation and mindfulness based practices in a unique blend over the weekend.
You will learn the practices of self-compassion and how creating change to your health and wellness happens when you stop self-criticism, comparison and expecting yourself to be perfect!
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.