Metamorphosis – Kangaroo Valley Retreat

Resurrecting Gaia, Reclaiming our Divine Natures
December 9, 2020

Metamorphosis in the cycles of nature means transformation. Over the past two years we have been confronted with unexpected change, lockdowns and social isolation which have put us into a cocoon state; a time of separation and inner work. We have had to learn new ways to manage our lives, at work, at play and in our social networks. We’ve gone through many metamorphoses to hopefully emerge stronger and clearer about what matters. From caterpillars to cocoon to liquid and finally to burst through into the possibility of an illuminated butterfly. In this weekend we will gather to share your stories, your struggles, and your breakthroughs to encourage, support and celebrate the emergence of your new essence.

Venue: Nanny Goat Hill is a beautiful pastoral property with goats and chickens, owned by a dear friend. Just 3kms out of Kangaroo Valley village, it includes a large, lovely cottage and a Mediterranean studio with enough individual beds for each guest. Plus, a heated pool.

Times: Friday 4 March 6:30-10pm. Please arrive by 5pm, Saturday 5 March 9:30-9pm, Sunday 6 March 9:30-2pm

Total Cost $ Early bird $650 if paid in full by 1 February.
Or $695 ($345) for workshop with Accommodation and all meals ($350).
This includes 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners. *No alcohol during workshop
Meals are healthy choices and include meat, fish, dairy and vegetarian options.

Deposit: $200 by check or direct deposit by 29 January, total due 28 Feb by check or direct deposit, Direct Deposit, mark as Kangaroo Valley retreat, BSB 732-003 A/C 633915 (Westpac).

* Space is limited to 10 participants. Book early.

* During this changing time, I will ask that everyone be either vaccinated or have a covid test 24 hours before we gather.

Who should come: Women who need healing, empowerment, rest, or spiritual’ renewal’.

Bring: favorite pillow, swimmers, yoga mat /beach towel, torch, any special needs.

In this 3 day retreat you will experience, Gentle yoga, Meditations and Reflections,
Psychodrama‘s deep storytelling and interaction through group process. There will be expressive arts and rituals, music, massage, swimming, and time to walk, rest and dream.

Presenter: Rebecca M. Ridge PhD. TEP, Registered Health Psychologist, has been a psychodrama trainer for over 25 years, incorporating body mindfulness and the expressive arts into her work. She is the author of The Body Alchemy of Psychodrama. Becky teaches Psychodrama internationally. Over the years many participants have experienced her workshops and women’s retreats as a richly creative and restorative experience and as a unique opportunity to experience the healing power of community.
Contact by email rebeccamridge@gmail.com or 0434049881

A welcome letter will be sent one week before workshop with directions and arrival information.

Emergence
Once submerged
I sought the place
To burst open,
Swimming naked in truth
Against the current,
I held my breath
As I erupted
Into my purpose
Blossoming unto myself
I shine now
For all those women
Who inspire my intention
For those I love
And toward whom
I am now provident.

Jane Evershed

 

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