Tarkira Tree Rainforest Retreat is a stunning gallery apartment filled with huge original artworks on wall and canvas, by established Australian artist William Holt, whose studio is onsite. Bordering the pristine rainforest of the Tarra Bulga National Park, the retreat is surrounded by crystal rivers, waterfalls, fern forest and lush meadow. Retreat therapies are offered for relaxation and healing. Or book in for individual retreats for healing mind/heart/relationship
The gallery style retreat house, on the edge of the pristine rainforest, is the perfect place to escape to. It offers both comfort and beauty, is filled with original artwork and surrounded by nature’s tranquility. Although we run healing retreats at Tarkira Tree you are perfectly welcome to book straight accommodation with no sessions of any kind.
IMPORTANT NOTE: THERE IS NO MOBILE PHONE RECEPTION IN THE VALLEY, AND ONLY LIMITED SATELLITE WI-FI. If you need to make a phone call you are welcome to use the landline phone in the main house near your retreat house.
At Tarkira Tree, we run retreats to heal, transform and nurture the human heart, mind and spirit. We offer different styles of retreats so we can deeply respond to your needs.
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We offer relationship retreats, where you and someone you love can come to heal your relationship, and find a deeper connection.
We offer gentle silence retreats, where you are guided into the rest, and softness of your heart in it’s deeper quietness.
We offer gentle kindness retreats, where we practice tender compassion, meditation, listening, and openness.
We offer True Self retreats, where we meditate deeply and work with each other gently to begin to remember what is True in ourselves.
And we offer the most flexible of all retreats -personal retreats - where every session in the day is for whatever you most need to heal. Personal retreats can deal with any issues you want help with – anxiety, trauma, grief, loss, depression….and so on.
GENTLE SILENCE RETREATS
Gentle silence retreats are a soft and healing way in which to experience deep meditation in a supportive small group environment. These facilitated/guided retreats are usually held on weekends (afterwork Friday till Sunday evening) and consist of two days of gentle silent meditation, with 1-6 participants.
Although the emphasis is on silence, gentle forms of quiet interaction, such as partner meditation, touch, and soft chanting can all be used to create a nurturing experience, rather than a purely disciplined one. Also, guided ways of approaching the breath, mind and heart, are offered within the silence, to give a beautiful and healing focus.
This gentle approach means that compassion and softness are always brought into the experience of the meditation, and makes it appropriate for beginner and experienced meditators.
You can book in for a gentle silence retreat anytime you like. It doesn’t have to be on a weekend, any two nights is fine. The cost is $500 per participant. Sometimes there will be a small group of 5 or 6, but I am just as happy to facilitate for one or two. Sometimes I will advertise particular dates, but otherwise just feel free to book in, by yourself or with friends.
If you would like to book in for a gentle silence retreat for longer than two nights, just add $200 per person for additional nights.
If you book in as a group of five or 6, you can have 3, 4 or 5 nights of gentle silence retreat for $600 per participant.
If you would like to book in for a pre-scheduled retreat, a gentle silence retreat will be held on the FIRST WEEKEND OF EVERY MONTH.
GENTLE KINDNESS RETREATS
In gentle kindness retreats, participants explore kindness and healing through rest, meditation, compassionate listening and touch. Participants are encouraged to use gentleness with each other’s humanity and with their own. We take time to practice deep mindfulness, and to explore the simple kindness of gentle communication and communion.
The retreat runs over two days and two nights and the cost is $500 per participant. We need only two participants to run the retreat, so if you have a friend, partner or family member who you would like to connect with more deeply, you can book in for two days of gently guided nurturing experience. Maximum of 6 participants.
If you would like to add an extra day to the retreat, just add $200 per person.
Sometimes I will advertise particular dates for these retreats, otherwise, just book in with someone you would like to connect with.
These retreats are for an individual, a couple, or a small group (2-5 people) who want to have healing/counselling/transformation sessions and work on particular issues or areas.
In this style of reteat, I find out what you want and need, and offer whichever sessions of therapy/transformation would be most helpful. You simply pay for accommodation, and whatever sessions you choose to have.
These retreats do not run on any particular dates, you simply phone or email me and we find dates that work for you.
The retreats offer totally personalised sessions of meditation, breathwork, counselling,lomilomi, reiki, inquiry, conscious movement ( and more) as well as an overall connecting framework of guidance. When you arrive, we have an initial session together, where I listen to your story and your life experiences and hear what kind of transformation you need, want, desire and hope for. I hear from you what your spiritual perspective is if you have one, and I learn what approaches have worked for you and not worked for you. Then I can begin to respond sensitively to what you need, and guide you as to what I can offer you.
Then we take it one session at a time and see which therapies and treatments will best serve you next. Plenty of time for walks and nature. A completely flexible style of retreat where we are completely open to what your self needs to support it to discover more peace, strength, clarity and rest.
The flexible style means a retreat can deal with any number of issues you may want to transform eg: stress, anxiety, depression, painful thoughts, difficult relationships, unconscious conflict in relationships, suffering in relationship, abuse, trauma, sexuality, co-dependence, joylessness and other difficult areas.
My area of special interest with clients is the healing of relationship and the undoing of all the story, pain and projection that makes them so fraught and difficult. I have recently written a book that describes unconsciousness in relationship and how to heal it (link to other page).
Relationship retreats are run exactly the same as is described above, but all the sessions are designed to help you and your partner or other close person, to slowly unwind and heal all the misperceptions, unforgiveness and misunderstandings, that arise with such force in relationship.
Because projection (usually of the past) has such an extraordinarily strong negative influence on relationship, a lot of relationship sessions will focus around the inquiry process, which undoes our misperceptions of other people, and brings us back into alignment with truth. Also, there is a strong focus on truly understanding and hearing each other, separate from all our imagination and story, and developing true empathy for each other.
All relationship retreats are based on a very strong principle of self-responsibility, the knowledge that we are deeply responsible for our own experience, even our experience of what looks like someone else, our partner, child or loved one. This deep self-responsibility is necessary to heal any relationship, as all blame is laid aside in favour of a deeper truth.
All retreats are SELF-CATERED.
GENTLE SILENCE RETREATS
$500 per person for two night retreats.
If you are booking the retreat by yourself, add $200 per night to extend the retreat.
If you are booking for two or more, add $150 per person per night to extend the retreat.
If you are booking for 3 or more people (maximum 6), you can have 3, 4 or 5 nights of gentle silence retreat for $600 per person.
GENTLE KINDNESS RETREATS
$500 per person for two night retreats
Add $200 per person per night to extend the retreat.
Just Accommodation Costs
$200 per night (for two people)
$20 per night for each extra person.
$1000 per week
INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS COSTS
Breathwork, Inquiry or Counselling sessions – 2 hours, cost $200
Meditation, Lomilomi, Reiki – 1 ¼ hours $120
Initial Session for a Retreat -(URL HIDDEN)hours $150
DESIGN YOUR OWN = ACCOMMODATION $200 per night + INITIAL SESSION $150 + CHOSEN THERAPIES $120 - $200
PERSONAL RETREAT PACKAGES
2 Day Personal Retreat – GENTLE
2 Nights accommodation + Initial Session + two session each day (one session of relaxation/meditation and one of counselling/tranceformation)
3 Day Personal Retreat – GENTLE
Includes – 3 nights accommodation + Initial Session + two sessions each day
(one session each day of relaxation/meditation/nurture and one of counselling/transformation) (6 sessions overall)
Cost = $1500
2 Day Personal Retreat – INTENSIVE
2 Nights Accommodation + Initial Session + three sessions each day (one session of meditation, one of relaxation, one of counselling/tranceformation
3 Day Personal Retreat – INTENSIVE
Includes – 3 nights accommodation + Initial Session + 3 sessions each day –
(one session each day of mediation, one of relaxation and one of counselling/tranceformation)(9 sessions overall)
Cost = $1800
Design Your Own = Accommodation $200 per night + Initial Session $150 + Chosen Therapies $120 - $200
RELATIONSHIP RETREAT PACKAGES
(designed for two people, a couple, brother and sister, mother and daughter etc)
2 day deep healing relationship retreat
Includes 2 nights accommodation + Initial Session + 3 counselling/tranceformation sessions each day (usually one session together and one private session for each person)
3 Day Deep Healing Relationship Retreat -
Includes 3 nights accommodation + Initial Session + 3 counselling/tranceformation sessions each day ( usually one session together and one private session for each person)
The accommodation is entirely self contained and separate, and is all yours.