On offer 2023
All of the following workshops & training are offered at The Gift.
They may also be booked by a group for a specific time.
If you would like to purchase one of these workshops for your SMALL group, please contact us.
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(Payment Plan is available at Checkout)
Living A No-Mistake Life
Weekend workshop (October 21 & 22 Arriving Friday October 20 – 3pm -6pm)
The No-Mistake Life is a life of loving, humility, generosity, spontaneity, and joyful wonder and knowing what colours you create. It is a life of freedom, and it is time to Live It!
The No-Mistake Life? Is there such a thing? Yes!
- Being your own healer
- Resilience and Responsibility
- Courage and Clarity
- Trust and Acceptance
Putting life in perspective – the many choices we make – the colours we create – no mistakes – no nonsense – being wonderful, ordinary, courageous, creative people.
This workshop is a prelude to the course, Sacred Living, but is not a pre-requisite.
Yoga – Meditation – Art play – Sharing – Solitude – Nurture – Nourishment – Connection
You Are Most Welcome! This land is waiting for you.
$425 (includes meals, materials, camping)
Examples of Other Workshops we run (not current)
A man to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own. The great instrument of moral good is the imagination. Poetry strengthens that faculty which is the organ of the moral nature of man in the same manner exercise strengthens a limb.’
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Sharpen your pencils – it’s time to write.
Imagine two days of morning yoga, delicious food, time for reflection, writing and sharing whilst ensconed in the beautiful surroundings of Hillier Retreat.
Writing is a means of expression and communication. Writers plant seeds. Throughout history the written word has proved ‘more powerful than the sword’.
A writer is an independent, empathic thinker who understands ‘inner listening’ and the need for solitude.
A writer therefore develops a strong relationship with intuitive, imaginative thought and learns to trust this process.
There are many who long to write but do not trust their ability or make space to explore openly and honestly what it is they wish to express, and how they wish to express it. This retreat allows for such exploration.
If you long to write, or simply need to create the space to follow your commitment, take the time to honour this calling to connect with your writing voice.
Arrive Saturday October 29, 3 – 6pm to set up camp.
Depart Monday October 31, 3-4pm.
Bring camping gear. Meals catered.
I want to dissolve
in the movement of my soul
complete in the rising and falling;
when the tide of this dance
moves across the space
of my being.
I want to dissolve
In the movement of my soul
to these sacred eyes;
to let the body of me succumb
surrendered at last
to that which aches its destiny;
strong without illusion
a blinding vision.
Rain blesses the earth of me.
This Body of Movement—Yoga, Movement & Dance
Movement is more than physical accomplishment. It integrates intellect, emotions, the physical body and the spirit.
Freedom of movement allows for mental and emotional freedom.
Movement invites us to know our self and the rhythm of creation within us.
Movement can be an intrusion into a space or an awareness of space and vibration. It can be connected or disconnected from what surrounds it.
Exploration and Inquiry:
- Reprogramming the body through movement.
- Movement as expression, voice and healing.
- Movement as devotion.
- Form and movement
- Formlessness and movement
- The body of all – seen and unseen
- This surrendered form.
Morning yoga and meditation
A Celebration of Spring
The Intelligent Heart, a Window to Eternity
The Intelligent Heart is a course comprising of five workshops that have their origin in the book The Red Dove—an inspirational story of the journey to completion.
It sees the heart as intelligence—a mind that can direct the course of enlightened living.
This ‘mind’ understands that love is the basis of living and this love encompasses beauty, devotion, reverence and compassion—in essence, sacred living.
When combined with the will of brain and gut ‘mind’ the heart ‘mind’ becomes a compassionate impetus that manifests our deepest longing and becomes a powerful force in the world.
- Intuitive art & writing (may include textile art – eco dyeing and ceramics)
- Creating a heart journal
- Yoga (modified to suit individuals) & expressive movement
- Silence, contemplation & stillness
- The Heart—physical/metaphysical
- The gateway to spiritual liberation
- Opening our pathway to heart intelligence
- The weeping, compassionate heart
- Offering and devotion
- Ritual and symbolism—the sacred space
- Healing the wounded heart
- Enabling healing
- Being finished with past emotional injury
- Emotional release
- The surrendered heart of humility
- Reverence and gratitude
- When all is one
- The expressive, intuitive heart
- Understanding the heart’s desire
- Creativity as a means of understanding heart intelligence
Healing From Within
This is a series of workshops or one three-day retreat focused on healing—emotionally, physically and spiritually.
We are all human and there are times when we become unwell—lose our equilibrium – emotionally, spiritually, physically or mentally. This is an ideal workshop for managing stress, anxiety, depression and illness by utilising our inner stillness, wisdom and strength.
Deep healing on any level of our body can only be achieved through an understanding of our inherent wholeness. How can we bring ourselves to wholeness when we do not truly understand what it is?
Each session offers skills and techniques to assist healing on a deeper level incorporating the following:
- The breath as a healing tool
- Gentle yoga for health and well being
- Meditation and relaxation
- The body mind connection
- The energetic body—releasing blockages and replenishing life force
- Intuitive body scans
- Visualization, affirmation and prayer
- Positive living skills
Learn how to nurture yourself, to open your body and mind and become free and joyful. Discover and utilise your inner stillness, wisdom and strength.
- What Inhibits My Life – Where Am I Stuck?
- Living Choice—Living Death
- Identifying Loss
- Reclaiming Power & Vitality
- 7 Steps of Commitment
- The Responsibility of Change
- When Healing Is
- What Love Has to do With It
- An Open Heart is a Healed Heart
A combination of drama, movement, mime, story-telling, art and deep contemplation.
This workshop can be a one-off weekend of creative play or a weekly workshop culminating in performance.
It is powerful in removing inhibitions and barriers that restrict one from living as a wonderful creative self.
Love changes your body;
creates joyful pathways in your brain;
softens your face;
removes the stubbornness from your muscles
and sends rivers of gratitude through your nerves and veins.
Love makes your heart beat strong and steadfast in compassion;
lets your lungs welcome your breath as food;
ignites a gentle yet powerful fire in the centre of your core.
Love blends both feminine and masculine, so they may dance as one;
puts purpose in your steps,
gentleness in your hands
and light in your eyes.
Why are you not in love now?
It will not come to you wrapped in tissue and promises;
those promises will fade.
Love awaits you;
awaits your recognition;
awaits your willingness to allow its governance in you.
Create your perfect body as you will
but a body without love at the core of all its doing,
a body that does not know tender, divine love as its sustenance,
is a body deprived of joy.
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