The Emergent Feminine – Opening Our Hands

I left my robes on the street corner. I watched them dry out like a shrivelled skin. I could no longer wear that protective covering. . .

This retreat is designed to support our practice as contemporary, multi-faceted women. How do we find practices that hit the mark and truly nourish? As we shed restricting modes of being (those old robes or outdated outfits) what can emerge? 

The retreat will take place at a spectacular location on Great Ocean Road. We will harness the horizon, open our hands, and attune ourselves to quieter levels of our experience. We will ‘look into’ the Buddhist notion of Prajna paramita – sometimes translated as the ocean of wisdom.

We will be practicing to settle our often overworked and self-harassing minds and bodies. In this, we create a space for insight and regeneration to occur. 

We will have an opportunity to re-orientate ourselves back into a bodily sense of trust, despite all that our current world situation throws at us. We will explore going deeper than overwhelm to activate our life force.

How can we continue to bloom wherever we find ourselves?

Grounded in foundational Buddhist practices we will widen our scope to include expressive and relational practices. Teachings will draw on the facilitator’s direct experience, metta heart practices, and the poetic traditions. Guidance will be offered through meditation instructions, relaxation practices, movement, one to one and group discussions, dharma talks and meditative singing and dancing. 

Teachers: Jess Huon and Chani Grieve

Dates: Sept 18-22, 2020

Location: Seacroft Estate

4990 Great Ocean Road, Sugarloaf (near Kennett River)

Base Cost: Shared room (2 people): $580, Private room $720 + Dana contribution for teachings

Bookings Open: book here!

All bookings taken already will be fully refundable if you aren’t able to attend the September date.

We will be watching closely C-19 developments re September, and maintaining hygiene practices and social distance as necessary at the retreat.


Kate Outhred, Booking Manager


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