Mindfulness - Meditation - Yoga - Ecstatic Dance - Sound Healing - The Inner Nature Process - Nature Walks
Welcome to the Gift of Life 3-Day Retreat!
There’s only very few things standing between you and your dreams, and that’s you, and your beliefs and habits.
Stop focusing on how difficult things are or who you aren’t, and instead turn your attention to your truth and the power in your heart. As you awaken your inner wisdom, you step into a whole new way of being, one filled with joy, authenticity and freedom.
Discover your true power with a team of experienced wellness practitioners, in a 3-day journey into mindfulness, self-awareness, love, music, yoga, breathwork, movement and practical tools for conscious and empowered living.
Open yourself to transformation through a journey into the INNATE THRIVING PROCESS.
What Can I Expect When I Attend This Retreat
Daily meditation, yoga and mindfulness will help you release stress and connect to yourself in peace and stillness. Fun group processes will help you connect with others and return to a sense of belonging to the human family. Grounding and forest bathing will help you deepen your connection to the web of life.
Be deeply nourished with daily yoga, natural beauty and delicious vegetarian food. Discover the power of mindfulness and how to nourish your mind in daily life.
Learn a variety of nourishing practices for self-care and be supported to change daily habits.
Receive compassionate support from the Gift-of-Life facilitators and a safe cocoon of deep listening to help you deepen self-awareness, 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.
Discover your natural strengths and tap into a true source of power and energy to 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.
Uncover the many Gifts of Life. Open your mind to live more freely and welcome more celebration and fun into your life.
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).
Meet the Facilitators
Gustavo Sé Cestari
MINDFULNESS, YOGA & THE INNER NATURE PROCESS
Gustavo is a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, yoga instructor, accredited mindfulness meditation teacher, and the founder of AMAR Centre for Mindfulness & Human Thriving. He is the author of the INNER NATURE PROCESS, has a meditation practice of 20 years, a private practice in Burleigh, and has been facilitating workshops, courses and retreats for over 9 years. He lives a life of joy, love and nature and loves to assist others to reclaim their power and live in optimum health, authenticity and freedom.
Gustavo Se Cestari
YOGA & AUTHENTIC EXPRESSION
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.
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.
Delicious vegetarian meals and shared accommodation
Daily yoga, breathwork and mindfulness meditation
Sound healing and ecstatic dance
Subtropical nature walk and a cleansing river swim
Life enriching immersions in the Inner Nature Process
The Gift of Life workbook including practices for daily health & wellness
A powerful Deep Ecology process with Karina Miotto
Fire ceremony under the stars
A musical journey into mantras and free expression
Play therapy exercises for building confidence and connection
3 days dedicated to your wellbeing, growth and thriving
What You Will Learn
In a supportive and safe environment built on the foundations of respect, kindness and compassion you will be able to safely journey deep into yourself and expand your awareness, self-acceptance and self-love. As you emerge from this healing and transformative cocoon you will be equipped with:
Tools to overcome emotional patterns and limiting beliefs
Practices for your daily wellness routine
Insight into your natural strengths and gifts
Practical tools to overcome anxiety, stress and depression
Inspiration to express more authentically and creatively
Knowledge about the art & science of Human Thriving
Insight into the art of conscious relating
An appreciation to your connection to nature and the universe
Celebration of the Gift of Life!
Who Is 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
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.
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.