Mindfulness - Breathwork - Meditation - Yoga - Song Circle - Didgeridoo Healing - Empowerment Hypnosis -Nature Embodiment Dance - Human Thriving - Nature Connetion
Welcome to the Gift of Life 3-Day Retreat!
Turn your attention to the power of your heart, and step into the joy and clarity of your True Self.
The world is evolving rapidly and we now have the potential to let go of our old beliefs and habits and live in a way more exciting, empowering and fulfilling way.
You HEART holds the key and the TRUTH shall set you free!
To dive into your Innermost Truth and Essence of Natural Life is deeply healing.
To live in the present, in communion with nature, and from your heart's inner wisdom is profoundly liberating.
Join Jawai and Marko in a 3-day immersion in a natural paradise as we dive into the Teachings of Nature, the Practices of Thriving, the Power of Awareness, The Sovereignty of Consciousness and the Wisdom of Love.
Take your body and mind to the next level
Step into the clarity and power of your higher self
& create the life you envision!
What Will I Experience in this Retreat?
Daily meditation, yoga and guided mindfulness will help you release stress and connect to your innate peace and stillness.
Healing processes will help you connect to your heart, others and nature from a space of love and presence. Qi Gong and forest bathing will help you remember your intimate interconnectedness with Nature.
Be deeply nourished with delicious organic vegan food, mind-body nourishment and the powerful rainforest energy of ANANDA.
Learn a variety of nourishing practices for self-care and be supported to change your habits, and your state of being.
Receive compassionate support from the Gift-of-Life facilitators and a safe cocoon of deep listening to help you deepen self-awareness, grow self-love and release internal roadblocks to your true potential. Experience breakthroughs and expansion in a shamanic breathwork session and variouos heart healing immersions.
EMPOWERMENT & THRIVING
Uncover your innate power and tap into life's unlimited source energy. Learn the connection between will power, consciousness, nature and your body abilities and take your life to a whole new level of health and thriving!
Life is truly a gift. Uncover the many Gifts of Life and the precious gifts of your heart and open yourself to a life of Joy, Freedom, Abundance, Conscious Creation & Celebration.
ANANDA is a meditation and wellness retreat centre nested in 19 acres of exotic rainforest and breathtaking views. At ANANDA you can immerse yourself in nature, de-stress and gain vital knowledge for a healthy, prosperous and meaningful life.
ANANDA means bliss in Sanskritt - the natural beauty, energy of the forest and mind-blowing views of this land really does live up to it's name.
Meet the Facilitators
Jawai Tao - Gustavo Sé
Jawai has a deep passion for life, full trust in the power of truth and love, and a keen appreciation of the Natural Intelligence behind all life. He works with the principle that all life has an embedded design for wellness and thriving, including human beings, and his work is founded on natural law, life-force and soul consciousness.
He is a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, yoga instructor, transformational coach, accredited mindfulness meditation teacher, and the founder of AMAR Centre for Mindfulness & Human Thriving. He is the author of the INNATE THRIVING PROCESS, has a meditation practice of 20 years, a private practice on the Gold Coast, and has been facilitating workshops, courses and retreats for over 10 years. He has been helping individuals with all kinds of challenges in his private practice, from complex trauma to depression and anxiety, to unleashing innate potential and expansion of consciousness.
He lives a life of joy, love and purpose, and loves to surrender himself to daily ocean swims and the many blessings of nature.
Over the past 20 years Jawai has trained in a variety of modalities including:
- Trauma healing
- Psychology - Master degree in Clinical Psychology
- Transformational Coaching
- Yoga - teacher trainings in India and Guatemala.
- Mindfulness meditation - several professional trainings over the past 14 years.
- Qi Going level 1
Kaylie Stock - Nature Embodiment Dance
Kaylie is a professionally trained dancer and passionate environmentalist, originally from England. Kaylie danced professionally for over 15 years and spent her younger years dancing in Pineapple Studios in London. Whilst training at Pineapple, Kaylie had many amazing experiences dancing on TV shows, in music videos and in major theatre venues across the UK. She later developed her studies and went on to complete a degree in Contemporary Dance. Alongside a busy dance life, Kaylie has always been a passionate traveler and has volunteered overseas in South Africa and Fiji running dance classes for young children. Kaylie now lives in Australia and spends her time immersed in her two greatest loves; dancing and nature. She is passionate about integrating her choreography based training with sacred embodied movement and loves to share this with others as a healing modality.
Over her 19 year dance journey Kaylie had many stand out moments:
- Danced in Pineapple Dance Studios, London UK.
- Performed in major theatres across the UK including Her Majesty's Theatre and Sadlers Wells.
- Honours degree in Dance, 2017.
- Globally facilitated dance classes for all age groups.
- Started her own business "Wild Within Dance" which integrates choreography, embodied dance and nature through weekly and monthly classes.
- Studied Embodied Dance Teacher Training with Allison Pagano, 2022
Marko has a long history of living in and exploring wild places in nature around the world. He has survived and thrived in the extremes of nature, living in the ice and snow of a Norwegian winter, the high altitudes of the Himalayas, the lush jungles of India, Brazil and northern Queensland, the dry and hot desert of Egypt and central Australia. He experienced these environments in the rawest form, mostly with nothing but himself, his trust and love for the natural world and his faith in the body's ability to adapt and grow strong.
He firmly believes that the natural world is our true home and our path to discover our innate strength and capability. He had many profound experiences that led him on a path to discover his highest potential and to seek ways of helping people to reconnect with nature to heal, nourish and find peace, contentment, love and enlightenment.
Marko spent many years studying ancient and new practices around the world that bring us into balance so that we can live in greater harmony with the natural world:
- Yoga: trained in Norway, completed teacher training in Dharamshala, India and has taught classes in Egypt, Norway, Philippines, Australia and India.
- Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Kung Fu training in Wudang China
- Reiki 1st and 2nd degree in India
- Bio energetic healing in Norway
- Kick boxing, practiced for 12 years and taught at a high- level for 5 years in Norway
- Breath work facilitator since 2012
Mikky - Aroha Catering
Delicious vegan meals & shared accommodation
Daily yoga and mindfulness meditation
A powerful shamanic breathwork experience
Didgeridoo healing and soul consciousness hypnojourney
Holistic movement & fun outdoor fitness games
Life-transforming workshops and processes for Quantum leaps in your state of mind and consciousness
Cultivation of mindful presence and compassion
Guided rainforest walks and nature connection experiences
A Deep Ecology process for releasing blocked emotions
Fire ceremony under the stars
3 days dedicated to your wellbeing, growth and thriving
What We Will Explore
In a safe and supportive environment built on the foundations of respect, guidance and compassion you will be able to safely journey deep into yourself and expand your awareness, clarity and inner power. As you emerge from this healing and empowering cocoon you will be equipped with:
Practical tools to overcome anxiety, stress and inner tension
Principles and practices on Human Thriving and living an empowered life from your higher self.
Practices for daily inner cultivation and abundant energy
Tools to overcome limiting beliefs and emotional patterns
Insight into your innate strengths and natural gifts
A deeper appreciation for Miracle of Life and your connectedness with nature.
Inspiration to express yourself more freely, bravely and creatively
Celebration of the Gift of being alive in this beautiful and magnificent planet!
Who Is This For?
This retreat is for those who:
Are ready to let go of limiting beliefs and start living their truth with courage and authenticity
Want to cultivate inner strength and actualise their full potential
Want to have a break from the busyness of life, reset their body and mind, and start afresh
Want to have a set of practical tools to overcome inner and outer challenges
Are feeling anxious, down or unfulfilled and want positive change now
Want to take their body and health to the next level
Have a longing to live on purpose and have a positive impact in the world
Want to deepen their relationship to the beauty, power and of nature and the magic of the universe.
Want to deepen their connection with their inner guidance and intuition.
Want to develop personally, professionally and spiritually
Know that life is a blank canvas and long to create a life filled with exuberant excitement, creativity, abundance 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 lovingly crafted the right conditions for your 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.