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Embracing the Wild Beyond


Sourcing Courage and Self-Care

Bundanoon, NSW

9th-13th June, 2020


Five Day Women’s Retreat

Do you want a restorative place to rest and reflect on the ‘what’s next’?

This five-day women’s retreat in the picturesque Southern Highlands, offers you a calm and welcoming space to slow down, and source the courage and self- care strategies that will help you embrace your next authentic step.

Our gentle practices invite you into deeper connection with the wild places within and beyond yourself. This retreat is a chance to revisit your self in new and sustaining ways through meditation, nature-based practices, reflective writing, sandplay and other creativity exercises. No skill or experience is needed to attend – we promise.

Learn and practice courage and self-care processes that can sustain yourself and others. If you are in the helping profession you will be eligible for PD points on completion.

From the moment you enter the gravel drive, you begin to feel renewed, refreshed and inspired. Set within 9 acres of manicured gardens in Bundanoon in the Southern Highlands, NSW the tranquil Retreat Centre provides the space you need. Supported and practical activities will allow you to deepen your courage and self-care for your future.

You will have the opportunity to:

Rest in a comfortable en-suited single or shared room, in the bush, by the fireplace and in 9 acres of manicured gardens.

Reflect on who and where you are, where you have been and where you are going, through supported creative exercises.

Restore your body with gentle yoga, bush walks, delicious, fresh, organic, chef-prepared meals and optional massage.

Experience the possibilities for new insights, restored focus and new directions that come from creative practices like reflective writing, eco-psychology, art exercises and sandplay.

Engage with your inner resources and creative potentials to build on your courage and self-care for all your existing and new ventures ahead.

Learn new self-care methods like the Tree of Life Creative Art Process, consolidating your core values, capitalising on your strengths and opportunities and helping plan for the future.

Practice how to relax and focus to enhance your health and wellbeing. 

Connect with like-minded women, have fun and experience the beauty of the Southern Highlands.

Expand your personal self-care tool kit to sustain yourself and optimise ways you can help support others.

Gain time and supported opportunities to build on knowledge and skills to embrace your wild beyond to sustain you for the future.


9th – 13th June, 2020


13-33 Ellsmore Rd, Bundanoon NSW, Australia

Your Retreat Facilitator

Jacki Short

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.


What's included:

  • Teaching - 5 day retreat program: 6 pm Tuesday 9th June – 1 pm Saturday 13th June, 2020
  • Four nights accommodation at the Quest for Life Retreat Centre from Tuesday 9th June - Friday 12th June, 2020
  • Daily Meditation or Yoga Practice
  • All meals with delicious fresh organic menus prepared by our chef using our SLOW food method – Seasonal, Local, Organic and Whole 
  • The beauty and bush land of the Southern Highlands
  • Bushwalking in Morton National Park 
  • Bundanoon village with great coffee shops and shopping (5 minute walk)
  • Gardens & Gazebo – areas for inspiration, reflection, reading or quiet times including Ruth Cracknell garden, rose garden, vegetable garden 
  • Labyrinth – an ancient tool with a meandering but purposeful path. Walking the circuit of a Labyrinth uses the right brain and draws on our creative intuitive side in a search for possibility. 
  • Abundant wildlife – birds, kangaroos, echidnas, wombats
  • Access to massage therapists (optional extra)
  • 22 Professional Development Hours (for mental health professionals)


Accommodation is included for the nights of the retreat for single, double or shared rooms all with ensuites and central heating.



Optional Massage Offered


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$1895 Shared room 
$2395 Single room 

*All payments are in Australian Dollars


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