Mindfulness Meditation - Ancient Wisdom - Human Thriving - Authenticity - Sound Healing - Compassion - Gratitude - Creativity - Purpose 

Welcome to the Gift of Life Retreat!

There’s only very few things standing between you and your dreams, and that’s your mind, your beliefs and your habits.

 

Stop focusing on how difficult things are or who you aren’t, and instead turn your attention to your natural qualities and the flow of nature. As you align yourself with your innermost truth, you become a fountain of energy, potential and joy.


Discover your true power and innate wisdom with a team of experienced wellness practitioners and thought-leaders and tap into your unlimited potential through mindfulness, yoga and the innovative

INNER NATURE PROCESS for Human Thriving.

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What Can I Expect When I Attend This Retreat

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CONNECTION

 

Daily meditation, yoga and mindfulness will help you release stress and connect to a sense of peace and self-compassion. Fun group processes will help you connect with others at a heart level and feel a sense of belonging. Mindful time in nature will help you deepen your connection to life force.

NOURISHMENT

Be deeply nourished and support your body to thrive with daily yoga and delicious vegetarian food. Discover the power of mindfulness and how to let go of stress and nourish your mind in daily life. Learn a variety of nourishing practices for self-care and be supported to change your daily habits to a routine that helps you thrive.

Freshly Picked Food
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TRANSFORMATION

 

Receive compassionate support from the Gift-of-Life facilitators and a safe cocoon of deep listening to help you become more self-aware, release internal roadblocks and experience breakthroughs. Learn how teachings from ancient wisdom and the science of human flourishing can totally transform your mindset and life. Take a journey in an innovative process for positive transformation, The INNER NATURE PROCESS. 

EXPANSION

Discover your natural strengths and learn how they are a true source of power and energy and can help you to actualise your projects and dreams. Step into a vortex of joy, playfulness and authenticity and be encouraged to play with your own creative potential.

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CELEBRATION

 

Uncover the many Gifts of Life. Open your mind to live more freely and welcome more celebration and fun into your life.

LOCATION

Solitude Retreat

Solitude Retreat, a hidden paradise of 164 acres of outstanding natural beauty with beautifully tended gardens including sacred areas: Labyrinth, North American Medicine Wheel and Mary Magdalene's Grotto. We have numerous walking trails with spectacular views of the Boarder Ranges National Park and has many rock pools for that cool, secluded swim.

 (Numinbah Valley, Qld).

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Meet the Facilitators

 Gustavo Sé Cestari

PRINCIPAL FACILITATOR

Gustavo has a background in Psychology, including a Master Degree, is a psychotherapist, a yoga teacher (RYT500), and an accredited mindfulness meditation educator with the MTIA. He has been sharing mindfulness meditation with thousands of people through workshops, courses and retreats over the past 7 years.  

His life’s work revolves around assisting people overcome struggles and thrive being their natural self. Gustavo also is the co-founder of For the Love of Humanity Project (FLOH Project), an altruistic project dedicated to bringing love, simplicity and connection back to people’s life and facilitating a collective shift into the new paradigm of human consciousness. 

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Amanda Greenwood

 Gustavo Sé Cestari

PRINCIPAL FACILITATOR

Gustavo has a background in Psychology, including a Master Degree, is a psychotherapist, a yoga teacher (RYT500), and an accredited mindfulness meditation educator with the MTIA. He has been sharing mindfulness meditation with thousands of people through workshops, courses and retreats over the past 7 years.  

His life’s work revolves around assisting people overcome struggles and thrive being their natural self. Gustavo also is the co-founder of For the Love of Humanity Project (FLOH Project), an altruistic project dedicated to bringing love, simplicity and connection back to people’s life and facilitating a collective shift into the new paradigm of human consciousness. 

Karina Miotto

 Gustavo Sé Cestari

PRINCIPAL FACILITATOR

Gustavo has a background in Psychology, including a Master Degree, is a psychotherapist, a yoga teacher (RYT500), and an accredited mindfulness meditation educator with the MTIA. He has been sharing mindfulness meditation with thousands of people through workshops, courses and retreats over the past 7 years.  

His life’s work revolves around assisting people overcome struggles and thrive being their natural self. Gustavo also is the co-founder of For the Love of Humanity Project (FLOH Project), an altruistic project dedicated to bringing love, simplicity and connection back to people’s life and facilitating a collective shift into the new paradigm of human consciousness. 

The Gift of Love

The Gift of Presence

The Gift of Health

The Gift of Connection

The Gift of Nourishment

The Gift of Joy

Dates
5-7 Feb 2021
Apply for the retreat​ now and you will be contacted shortly. 
  • Delicious vegetarian meals and shared accommodation

  • Daily yoga, breathwork and mindfulness meditation

  • Sound healing

  • Subtropical nature walk and a cleansing river swim

  • A workbook including practices for daily health & wellness

  • A powerful Deep Ecology process with Karina Miotto, a passionate environmentalist and change-maker who lived in the Amazon for 5 years

  • Fire ceremony under the stars

  • A musical journey and mantra meditation

  • Immersion into the Inner Nature Process

  • Play therapy processes for building confidence and connection

  • 3 days dedicated to your wellbeing, growth and thriving

What's Included

 THE EXPERIENCE

Set amongst the natural haven of Solitude Retreat, you will be guided by Gustavo Sé Cestari & Amanda Greenwood; experienced facilitators with backgrounds in the fields of mindfulness, yoga, psychology, hypnotherapy, applied theatre, energy healing and meditation.

We create a supportive and safe environment built on the foundations of respect, kindness and compassionate listening. Within this cocoon you are able to safely journey deep into yourself and expand your awareness, self-acceptance and self-love. As you emerge from this healing and transformative experience you will be equipped with a variety of tools for empowered, authentic and mindful living.

Through experiential processes, reflections and meditations you will:

  • Learn how to better understand and regulate your emotions

  • Cultivate practices for your daily wellness routine

  • Gain insight into your natural strengths and gifts

  • Learn practical tools to overcome anxiety, stress and depression

  • Engage in authentic and creative expression

  • Explore the art of conscious relating and communicating

  • Develop tools to overcome emotional patterns and limiting beliefs

  • Deepen your connection to nature and the universe

  • Enjoy the benefits of sound healing and soulful music

  • Celebrate the Gift of Life!

THE GIFT OF NATURE

The retreat on the 5th to the 7th of February is set at Solitude Retreat, a hidden paradise of 164 acres of outstanding natural beauty with beautifully tended gardens including sacred areas: Labyrinth, North American Medicine Wheel and Mary Magdalene's Grotto. We have numerous walking trails with spectacular views of the Boarder Ranges National Park and has many rock pools for that cool, secluded swim.

 (Numinbah Valley, Qld).

THE JOURNEY

The retreat not only involves rest and relaxation but also an immersion in the INNER NATURE Process For Human Thriving. The IN-THRIVING is an innovative process for transformation based on various fields including: ancient wisdom, psychology, yoga, neuroscience, schema therapy, mindfulness meditation, compassion training, sound healing and human virtues. It contains knowledge that is universal, transformational and key to true empowerment, happiness and thriving. 

 

You will be guided on a series of reflections and process of self-enquiry that lead to a deeper understanding of yourself, 

It was carefully designed to help you transform your struggles and be more relaxed, empowered, happy and free. Through experiential processes, reflections and meditations you will immerse yourself in the core aspects of thriving including:

 

The Mind

Calm your mind and live with greater presence and peace.

 

The Heart

Tap into the power of love & compassion to transform your life.

 

Emotions

Learn to regulate your emotions and change your limiting patterns.

 

Natural Strengths 

Transcend your limits and thrive on your natural qualities.

 

Energy

Learn to catalyse energy in daily life and support your body to flourish.

 

Self-Mastery

Learn powerful tools to navigate daily challenges with wisdom .

 

Relationships

The art of conscious relationships.

 

Interbeingness

Tap into ancient wisdom and feel your interconnectedness with the web-of-life.

 

Freedom

Be the author of your life and create freely.


Purpose

Engage with life in a meaningful way and use your gifts for the greater good. 

Transformation on one of these areas alone can bring about major changes to your life. Together they make a powerful in-depth process for transformation and living with awareness, clarity and confidence! 

Transform your struggles and open to the
Gift of  Inner Nature
For details and to apply click below!

WHO’S THIS FOR?

This retreat is for those who:

 

Want to have a break from the busyness of life, learn profound truths, reset their body and mind, and start afresh

Want to have a set of practical tools to face life’s challenges

Are feeling anxious, down or unfulfilled and want to change 

Are feeling overwhelmed and tired of living life as never-ending to do list

Are ready to let go of limiting beliefs and start living with more courage and authenticity

Want to develop inner strength and actualise their full potential

Wish to live on purpose and contribute to the greater good

Want to deepen their relationship with nature and feel deeply connected to life

Want to develop personally, professionally and spiritually

Want to live with greater excitement, creativity and freedom

THE FACILITATORS

Gustavo Sé Cestari

Principal Facilitator -Meditation

The Inner Nature Process

Immersions - Meditations

IN Process

Gustavo has a background in Psychology, including a Master Degree, is a psychotherapist, a yoga teacher (RYT500), and an accredited mindfulness meditation educator with the MTIA. He has been sharing mindfulness meditation with thousands of people through workshops, courses and retreats over the past 7 years.  

His life’s work revolves around assisting people overcome struggles and thrive being their natural self. Gustavo also is the co-founder of For the Love of Humanity Project (FLOH Project), an altruistic project dedicated to bringing love, simplicity and connection back to people’s life and facilitating a collective shift into the new paradigm of human consciousness. 

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Amanda Greenwood

Principal Facilitator -

Sound Healing, Authentic Expression, 

Yoga

Amanda Greenwood works with groups and individuals to integrate self care, empower expression & embody transformation.

She weaves her intuitive healing practice with threads from her studies of Reiki, Zenthai Shiatsu, Yoga, Chi Nei Tsang, Womb Awakening and Sound Healing.  

With a passion for play, connection and creativity, she also facilitates sessions for Empowering Expression.With a Bachelor in Applied theatre and a background in Creative Facilitation, Actor Training and Play Therapy, Amanda creates safe environments to explore and express the many aspects of the self to unlock ones full potential. 

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Guest Facilitator

Karina Miotto

Deep Ecology

& Purpose

Karina Miotto is an environmentalist and activist with a Master´s Degree at Schumacher College, England, one of the greatest schools of holistic teaching on nature in the world. She is a facilitator of The Work That Reconnects and a close student of Joanna Macy. Karina Miotto also works as speaker´s coach, trained by TED and as individual “coach”, helping people to empower themselves in their projects to heal themselves and the planet.

NOURISHING TERRAIN FOR TRANSFORMATION 

Certain conditions lead to struggle and other conditions to positive change and thriving. In an environment rich in compassion, wisdom and support, a person who is struggling can overcome their challenges, grow and feel greater joy, clarity and fulfilment. In this retreat, we have crafted the right conditions for transformation.

 

The Gift Retreat incorporates 6 key elements for positive change:

 

COMPASSION – A safe environment of genuine compassion, validation and deep listening.

 

WISDOM  – Timeless truths from ancient wisdom that underpin living as an awakened, empowered and peaceful human being. 

 

KNOWLEDGE– a wealth of knowledge from various fields, from positive neuroplasticity, to mindfulness, transpersonal psychology, emotional healing, and the science of human flourishing.

 

EXPERIENCE – Actual experiences with the key processes, tools and principles for transformation applied to your own mind, heart and life. 

 

INSIGHT – The retreat is designed to help you gain deep insight into yourself and inner patterns as well as the nature of human thriving.

 

PRACTICAL TOOLS - You will learn practical tools to overcome challenges and catalyse energy in daily life.

Plus this retreat is blessed to be set in an amazingly lush and vibrant natural paradise.

NATURE - another powerful setting for transformation and positive chance.

DATES 
 
 5-7 Feb  2021
For more into and to apply click here. You will be contacted shortly. 
Give yourself the give of love and wisdom and receive the
Gift of Your True Nature! 
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Welcome to the Gift of Life Retreat!
 A 3-day journey to reconnect, discover your gifts and celebrate the 
Gift of Life!
Reset your body and mind
Cultivate calm and presence 
See your life from a higher perspective
 Learn proven tools for self-mastery, clarity and mindful living
Expand your knowledge and potential 
and celebrate LIFE in a natural heaven
All in an immersive and insightful journey applying the teachiuancient wisdom, the science of human thriving, and the simple of joys of living to your life. 

Contact Us

info@amarcentre.com.au  /  Tel. 0430 434 417

Cancelation Policy for Retreats and Workshops

Cancellations received up to or before 1 month before the event – the fee will be refunded less $110.
Cancellations received up to 10 working days before the event – 50% of the fee will be refunded.
Cancellations received 10 working days or less before the event – no refund will be made. 

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© 2021 ANANDA Rainforest Retreat. 

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