MEDITATION CAN DRIVE POSITIVE NEOPLASTIC CHANGES THAT CAN ALSO REFLECT MENTAL AND PHYSICAL WELLBEING SUCH AS GREATER EMOTIONAL BALANCE, COMPASSION, AND GENUINE HAPPINESS, AS WELL AS A POTENTIAL BUFFERING OF STRESSFUL AND TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE WHEN IT DOES OCCUR.
John Kabat-Zinn, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Workbook
Friday 10th – Sunday 12th August 2018
Hope Farm Guest House, York, Western Australia
You’ve probably heard of the benefits of meditation and the importance of improving your mental wellbeing.
This weekend meditation retreat in the gorgeous surrounds of historic York, will provide you with the perfect setting to build your meditation muscle, whether you’re a novice or an experienced meditator. It provides you with a circuit-breaker if you’re feeling like you’re trudging along on the treadmill of life, and will enable you to be still, to regenerate and to emerge with renewed focus.
Immerse yourself in a weekend of reflection, relaxation and rejuvenation. This is not the kind of retreat that you attend, have a great time and then forget about two weeks later. You will learn practical techniques you can take home and continue to use, with strategies to integrate your renewed calm state into daily practice.
Your weekend will include daily meditations, sessions to reflect and recalibrate on your current state of mental wellbeing, a fun group class playing with clay, free time to relax, an individual session with Tasha, and if you really want to indulge: optional massage and beauty treatments are available (fees apply).
All meals are included in the fee except for Saturdays lunch out at a local cafe.
This is a small group retreat, with only 3 rooms available.
Queen bed room (2 rooms available):
• $1000 plus GST per person, or $1600 per couple (shared bed)
Shared room (1 room available):
• $800 plus GST per person for double bed
• $700 plus GST per person for single bed
Please contact Anna to book your room.
This retreat is not intended as clinical treatment for people who are experiencing mental illness or distress.
You acknowledge you will comply with the “Rules of the Retreat Centre” annexed to the Participants Form below.
(a) For the purposes of this clause the expression “Organisers” includes the Retreat Facilitator and all agents, employees, consultants and contractors of the Retreat and the Retreat Centre.
(b) I waive any and all claims I may now and in the future have against, and release from all liability and agree not to sue the Organisers, their guides, agents or representatives whether acting for or on behalf of the Organisers or acting in individual capacity for any personal injury, death, property damage, or other physical, mental or economic loss sustained by me as a result of my participation in with the Organisers due to any cause whatsoever, including, without limitation, negligence on the part of the Organisers, their guides, agents or representatives.
(c) I am aware that the Retreat I am attending, in addition to the usual dangers and risks inherent, may include (but not be limited to):
(i) Physical Exertion for which I may not be prepared;
(ii) Weather extremes, and weather subject to sudden and unexpected change;
(iii) Remoteness from normal medical services;
(iv) Evacuation difficulties if I am disabled.
I accept all the inherent risks of the Retreat and possibility of personal injury, death or other physical, mental or economic loss or property damage resulting therefrom.
(d) I agree that if I suffer injury or illness the Organisers, their guides, agents or representatives can, at my cost, arrange medical treatment and emergency evacuation service, as the Organisers, their guides, agents or representatives deems essential for my safety.
(e) I agree that the Organisers are in no way responsible for the safekeeping of any personal belongings while I attend the event.
(f) I agree that the Organisers may take photos or videos while I attend the event. I understand that such photographs or videos may be used for promotional material on the website and social media pages of the Organisers. I acknowledge that the Organisers own all rights to the images and recordings.
RULES OF THE RETREAT CENTRE
1 The Retreat Centre General Terms of Lease will be (in so far as they apply) complied with by you at all times whilst attending a retreat at the Retreat Centre.
2 The General Terms of the Lease include the following:
(a) Accommodation will be provided as described on the Retreat Centre website
(b) No smoking – Smoking is strictly prohibited inside all accommodation.
(c) No pets – it is forbidden to bring pets to the Retreat Centre
(d) Whilst all reasonable attempts have been made to make the Retreat Centre as safe as possible, there are natural hazards. You need to conduct yourself in a prudent manner.
(e) Arrival and Departure: The Participant is requested to arrive on Friday after 16:00 and vacate the property by 11.00 am on the day of departure (Sunday) unless otherwise agreed.
(f) The retreat centre you are staying in is provided in good condition, tidy and clean and completely furnished. You undertake responsibility to use the property with due diligence, and leave the property on the expiry date agreed, in the same state it was received, tidy and clean.
(g) Mosquitoes, lizards, ants and other insects are endemic residents. They are attracted by human presence and might be found in the retreat centre. This is considered normal and the presence of any quantity of bugs in the retreat centre in the outdoor areas shall not give rise to any liability of the Owner, or right to terminate the Agreement.
(h) The retreat centre has locks but you are responsible for ensuring the security of your belongings.
(i) Should problems arise during the retreat, you are responsible for informing the retreat organisers immediately. Inconveniences do not entitle you to a refund or compensation. Complaints lodged at the end of or after your retreat will not be taken in consideration.