Phone: 0411 209 802
Mail: 14 Catherine St, Glebe, NSW, 2037
Burwood RSL, 96 Shaftesbury Rd, Burwood NSW
Well for Life, 2/35 Hume St, Crows Nest NSW
Kakadu Room, 110 Bourke Road, Alexandria NSW
WellSpring Centre - 10 Y Street, Ashburton VIC
Centre for Theology and Ministry - 29 College Crescent, Parkville VIC
Peel back the layers of tension and join us for this five day retreat in the gentle beauty of Bali. Time for and attention to self-care is critical to sustain joy, happiness and productivity in the midst of a busy life. People from all walks of life are invited to join us on this retreat. If you are in the helping professions you will be eligible for PD points on completion. The intention is to provide time and create space to restore energy and renew focus. As helping professionals we need time and space to restore energy, reinvigorate passion, renew focus and prevent burn out.
Experience regeneration, a gentle unfolding and enhanced wellbeing through creative exercises and mindfulness practices designed to nourish your body, mind, heart and soul. Feel wholly supported in reconnecting with and deepening your passion for your life and your work and feeling an enhanced sense of care and kindness flowing from a nourished place within.
Set in the warm, idyllic tranquility of Ubud, Bali, this winter retreat provides a space for learning, reflection and restoration. We will explore the role of creativity and mindfulness in the context of therapy, and facilitate gentle and practical exercises to deepen mindful and creative work.
To sustain a nourished life we need to feel a sense of community and connection. This retreat is an invitation to be in the company of like-minded people while giving spaciousness to rest, be pampered, explore Ubud and surrounds, enjoy local cuisine and delight in the natural beauty of Bali.
Jacki is a counselling psychologist and director of Sydney Centre for Creative Change. She has been facilitating retreats and experiential training workshops for helping professionals for over 20 years. Using art, imagination, music, movement and other creative processes, she invites new perspectives, important rememberings and inspiration for renewal and change.
Sabina is a counsellor and psychotherapist with 17 years experience primarily in private practice and is the founder of Well for Life, Centre for Counselling, Mindfulness and Holistic Health in Crows Nest. Sabina is a mediation and mindfulness teacher and over many years has taught courses and retreats that support people to open the mind to the present moment, restore inner peace and become deeply available to life and living.
Ananda Cottages is set in the tranquil rice paddies 10 minutes out of Ubud in the centre of Bali. The Cottages are approximately a one hour drive from Denpassar Airport. Accomodation is included for the nights of the retreat nights for single, double or twin-share rooms.
Tirta Empul - Water Temple Music and Dance Show Traditional Mask Painting
*All payments are in Australian Dollars
Application for concession can be made.
√ The Unfolding the Lotus Retreat was a wonderful opportunity for self-reflection and cultivating more mindful awareness and skills. As a Health Care Practitioner, it was a gift to be able to better appreciate my own self-care needs.
√ The interweaving of the two focuses (creativity and mindfulness) gave an opportunity to progress in both at a similar pace. I really valued the time given for individual processing and collective sharing. Counselling Student
√ I loved the art work and connecting with other like-minded people, and being in Bali as it is conducive to learning self-care.
√ I valued learning more about myself, meditative and mindfulness techniques and learning the concept of serving myself better. Living compassionate life open to deeper experiencing. I just loved this retreat.
The exercises we did on the retreat were great! Loved the processes and surprises that unfolded. The mindfulness practices were perfect – great tools to have.
√ Thank you, Jacki and Sabina – you are both talented teachers and complement each other so well. You have found a beautiful space so we can learn and grow. I wanted to rest and to have my energy levels return and this happened and more!! The other group members were special too. Thank you for bringing us together and for caring for us. Psychologist
√ I have found myself again. I can sincerely say that I needed this about 15 years ago, have needed it throughout that time and have genuinely gotten so much from this week in relation to addressing issues that have accumulated across many years. Thank you both so much! This has sincerely been one of the best things I have done for myself in my lifetime. Psychologist
√ Loved the retreat. Appreciated the careful preparations and support during the retreat. Nice balance of experiential and didactic styles.
√ Clearly both presenters are experts in their field.
√ Great synergy between presenters, topics flowed seamlessly and material was presented in a variety of ways.
√ Sabina and Jacki and the interns made a lot of effort to interact with all the participants. I felt valued and appreciated.
√ The retreat was amazing. A holistic and experiential process. I highly recommend it.
√ Congratulations to you both. I felt guided, protected and nourished. Thank you.
√ Thank you, it was fabulous.
√ It was brilliant, thank you.
√ It was a great experience and I got far more out of it personally than I expected. It was also a valuable experience professionally and I definitely improved my skills.
√ Thank you. I feel incredibly blessed to have been part of this retreat.
√ I loved every moment I spent with you all and have come back so ZEN from the experience.
√ Thanks to Sabina and Jacki plus our lovely intern helpers for an awesome workshop and wider experience of connection and culture. It was just what I needed! I am delighted to hear you are going to hold another Lotus retreat. I will have no hesitation in recommending it.
√ A thoroughly enjoyable and fruitful retreat in gorgeous surroundings. Sabina and Jacki were extremely supportive and sensitive to our needs as a group and individually. Our group bonded beautifully both in the group and out of it. We had tears and much laughter-all part of a truly creative and mindful process. I highly recommend it.