Lesbian Retreat ~ Port Douglas
with Tammie Day 16 – 21st of June 2012
‘Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead” . ~ Lousia may Alcott
This year prepare yourself for ‘lotska’, what the Russions call ‘the winter sleep’ by taking time out for yourself – to relax, reflect, reconnect and revitalise. Five days of self-care and stress relief, away from everyday pressures and responsibilities. Prepare yourself for hibernation by learning to still your mind and body. Participate in a balanced program of walking, meditation, massage and personal growth, with plenty of free time by the pool and outings exploring this beautiful tropical paradise. Leave the retreat with your vital energy and balance restored!
Your retreat leader:
Tammie Day is a counsellor and group facilitator of 17 years. She runs retreats and workshops in Australia and Bali and has a particular interest in the positive psychology movement and cultivating mindfulness. She is the author of “Personal Baggage: Lighten Your Load and Improve Your Relationships”. For more information about Tammie go to www.vibrantwomen.com.au/about/
- Airport Transfers and 5 nights’ accommodation
- Breakfast hamper & 3 lunches
- 1 x 1 hour massage
- Port Douglas Markets
- Sunset cruise
- Day trip to Daintree rainforest and Mossman Gorge
- 2 hours of daily personal development classes with Tammie
The price is inclusive of everything described above.
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NB: Twin share is snug as the beds are separated only by a bedside table.
Not included: Meals – 2 lunches and 5 dinners (self-pay). A starter breakfast hamper is provided. The fun times will be free.
THE RESORT – www.pinkflamingo.com.au
Massage: During your retreat you will enjoy a 60 minute relaxation massage, scheduled throughout free time. You can have this massage in the privacy of your villa or outside in a shady spot under the palms.
Yoga: During the retreat we will have 2 optional yoga classes (self-pay) held at the Pink Flamingo by the pool. These classes will be a gentle and restorative way to start the day. No prior yoga experience is necessary, classes will be tailored to suit all capabilities.
Day 1 Saturday: Check in from 2 PM.
3.00 – 5.00 Overview of retreat and introductory session
5.00 – 7.00 Free Time – Swim and relax by the pool
7.00 – Dinner in town and casual look around
Day 2 Sunday
9.00 – 10.00 Beach Walk
10.30 -12.30 Port Douglas Markets and lunch at ‘3 –19’, Share plates and mains around $15 – $20. (Self-Pay)
1.00– 2.00 Relax time
2.00 – 4.00 Session ~ Understanding Mindfulness and how it can be used in everyday ways to quiten the mind and restore balance. Learn the purpose of mindfulness, common sitting postures, mudras, attitudes and related skills to practising mindfulness.
4.45 – 6.00 Sunset Cruise ~ Enjoy the thrill of pure sailing! Relax with an ehilirating twilight sail onboard the nwe luxury ‘Lagoon’ sailed from France. Soak up the peace and tranquility of a tropical sunset ovet the coral sea with spectacular mountain views. Lasts approximately 1.5 hours and includes canapes and a glass of champagne (Self catered dinner afterwards)
Day 3 Monday
8.00 – 9.00 Yoga
10.00 – 12.00 Session ~ Having Purpose and Direction. Get clear about your values and goals in life, challenge how automatic habits fit with your real intention for who you are. Learn to act skilfully and in a consistent manner that fits with your values. Challenge self-limiting thoughts and beliefs and create by cultivating acceptance.
12.00 – 1.00 Lunch – Provided
1.00 – 3.00 Relax time
3.00 – 5.00 Session ~ Meditation and Healthy Lifestyle. Caring for our mind depends on numerous factors coming together and interacting. Events in our lives and the way we respond to these events can influence our capacity to manage stress and the way stress affects us. In this session we will develop the tools necessary for creating a healthy mind (Self catered dinner)
8pm Film Night – Insightful/Educational/Chickflick …t.b.a.
Day 4 Tuesday
8.30 – 4.30 Daintree Day Trip – Highlights include:
Daintree River Wildlife Cruise
Kulki track and lookout
Swim in the Noah Valley Rainforest Stream
Morning tea, and lunch included
Relaxing afternoon and evening after our big day out
Day 5 Wednesday
8.00 – 9.00 Yoga
10.00 – 12.00 Session ~ Managing stressful or problematic thoughts and thought processes. There are two ways to manage difficult thoughts that involve mindfulness: 1. Changing what we think or the content of our thoughts and, 2. Changing our relationship to thoughts. Unwanted, difficult or problematic emotions and thoughts lead to unwanted behaviours. If we understand the nature of our discomfort we may have an opportunity to choose how we react. Understanding the issues that lead to unwanted behaviours can help us to find a way out of a sometimes vicious cycle. Insight is about understanding the true nature of our thoughts. Thoughts can be illusionary and influenced by our mood. De-mystifying long held beliefs can liberate us from unhealthy relationships and patterns.
12.00 – 3.00 Lunch and free time.
3.00 – 4.00 Session ~ Practice loving kindness – Loving kindness is part of practicing mindfulness. This is a meditation practice that can open your heart and cultivate compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity. Open your sacred heart to yourself and others and allow gentle healing to take place. A practice CD will be given at this session so you can continue to practice this at home.
5.00 – Groper Bar, drinks and farewell dinner at “On The Inlet” (Self-pay) Mains approx. $35.
Day 6 Thursday
8.00 – 9.30 Lookout walk ~ This is a steep and demanding 1.5 hour return walk from the resort.
10.00 – 11.00 Closing Ceremony ~ This session you will meet your future self and be given some wise advice to carry with you into the future. Use this information to make a pledge to yourself about the future direction of your life, your hopes, dreams and intentions.
12:00 pm End of Retreat ~ Leave the retreat with your vital energy and balance restored – ready for the year ahead!
RESERVATION: To make a reservation contact Tammie on 0459 247 122 or Email: email@example.com to request a registration form.
Registrations are required by the 29th of February 2012. A $200 deposit is required to secure your place. The remainder is to be paid two weeks prior to the commencement of the retreat
Early Bird Special – Save $200 if you book before the 31st of December 2011.
Deposits are non-refundable. In the event of a cancellation and if a replacement cannot be found to fill your place an additional 20% cancellation fee applies to the full amount of the retreat.