Earthbody Women's Retreat: Tasmania (Pallittorre Country)
Time & Location
For the full event details here: https://www.theearthbodymovement.com/earthbody-retreat-tasmania
The Earthbody Retreat is an 8-day immersion for women who seek to EMBODY the wild soul within, REDISCOVER their innate belonging in nature, and COMMUNE with their earthy kin through somatic movement.
So much of our contemporary lives are displaced from the land, other people and our own soul. The predominant culture is one of competition, isolation and consumerism where it can be difficult to escape the throws of stress, depression, anxiety and burnout. In order to survive, our bodies can stiffen with overwhelm and our hearts grow numb to shield our wounds of separation. Though we yearn for something more - to feel ALIVE and part of something greater than ourselves, to belong to a place, to community, and even in our own skin. These are the stirrings of our WILD SOUL.
Yet despite this yearning, many women feel that they do not have a right to be on this land, or call it their home given the traumatic history of the continent still rife in our cells. Whilst these inhibitions are indicative of a respectful and loving intention, these feelings of shame or guilt can often block our deepest potential for intimacy with Country because we believe we do not belong or are unworthy. More so, they keep us seperate, stagnant and chained to the low vibration of fear despite knowing that love and CONNECTION is the only effective pathway for healing our world at this critical time.
In this retreat, we learn how to re-awaken our BELONGING in nature by embodying the WILD FEMININE. Reconnecting as sisters of the same Mother. Weaving our collective roots into the Earth, where we are inextricably connected to the family of all beings and working towards a common goal of HEALING.
To do so, we learn to befriend the intelligence of our cyclic, moving body as our greatest ally in coming home to the Earth and ourselves. We use DANCE, embodiment, craft and ceremony - just as our ancestors have always done - working with the seen and unseen realms to move and transmute the old ways that keep us powerless. Our motions follow the sacred circle of life, our ever-changing seasons of movement witnessed in the flow of all living beings. We look to the moon, the sun, our womb, our plant allies and see the same recurring pattern which holds the code for ways of being, moving and healing. In doing so, we invite the land to move with us and through us as we STOMP BAREFOOT, sing and drum to the heartbeat of the Great Mother.
As with all journeys of the soul, we must be willing to surrender to the mystery and boldly descend into the unknown where our most unique gifts and insights are waiting. Yet those with the courage to do so, are rewarded with the ecstasy of their wholeness and become the way-shower for great healing. Healing for our hearts, the Earth, the ancestors, and all generators to come.
Join us as we move, laugh, wander, play, cry, listen, pray and sit in sacred circle among the forest trees. The time has come to dance again with our sisters, to engage in intimate conversations with the animate world, and participate in the reciprocity of all life.
This retreat is open to those who identify as a woman. If you have any questions regarding your suitability for the retreat, please get in touch.
No previous dance experience required. Please get in touch if have any specific mobility questions.
Together, we will journey through:
- Reclaiming the forgotten map for EMBODIED ALIGNMENT with the Earth’s energies and cycles
- Daily movement and dance practices in nature to access the wild wisdom of our moving bodies
- Powerful rituals and ceremonies for transmuting wounds into personal power for individual and planetary healing
- Remembering our abilities to converse with the land through experiential processes, multi-sensory activation, deep listening and merging with the wild
- Embodying WAYAPA®, a movement-based earth connection modality based on the wisdom of Australia's First Peoples
- Shamanic drumming and deep imagery work to retrieve important wisdom for our Soul journey
- Meeting our POWER ANIMAL - our personal allies for healing & uncovering our gifts
- Understanding and collaborating with the magic of your monthly moon-dance
- Journaling and sharing exercises for inner exploration and reflection
- Wildcrafting, weaving and sharing in sacred sisterhood circles
- Sharing fireside stories, myths and poetry for the wild soul
Plus plenty of time for integration, relaxation and reflection in the WORLD-RENOWNED FORESTS of Tasmania.
* Please note that the program may change slightly due to various factors
Full program can be found here: https://www.theearthbodymovement.com/earthbody-retreat-tasmania
Our wholesome caterers (aka kitchen witch) will be cooking up a delicious array of healthy vegetarian and vegan meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All meals are gluten free, sugar-free, organic where possible, and sourced from local farmers. Special dietary requests can be catered for also - just let us know.
Organic teas, fair trade coffee and the finest raw cacao will also be available along during snack breaks. Snacks are not provided so if you require any extra food, please feel free to bring this along with you.
Fresh mountain water is also provided for drinking.
VENUE: TENCHI FARM, TASMANIA
Located on the edge of the wild, Tenchi Farm is nestled into the side of a mountain on a 50 hectare property near Northern Tasmania’s world-renowned rainforests. There is a beautiful lake within view, rolling parklands and an organic farm on the property that serves venue guests.
Camping accommodation allows us to be fully immersed in the natural beauty of this land, although some cabins are available for an extra fee.
Most of our time will be spent outside, however some practices will be hosted in the light filled, temple space overlooking the countryside. The venue is also fully equipped with a fire pit, indoor and outdoor showers, a cedar wood sauna, and 2 fire baths in a beautiful bush setting.
Learn more about the retreat's stunning location & getting there here: https://www.theearthbodymovement.com/earthbody-retreat-tasmania
$ 1995 AUD (GST incl) - Early Bird (available until 18th January)
$ 2195 AUD (GST incl) - Regular (after 18th January)
To secure your space, we kindly request a $400 (GST incl) deposit. The remaining amount can be paid in full or via payment plan. Full payment is due by the 3rd of March 2019.
Payment plans are available upon request - once your deposit is paid, get in touch so we can tailor a plan to suit your needs.
Bookings will be open until the 3rd of March unless sold out before this date. After this date, the bookings cart will close and you will be added to the Waiting List.
Before booking, please read the Terms and Conditions (www.theearthbodymovement.com/terms-conditions).
- 8 days / 7 nights camping accommodation in the extraordinary landscapes of Northern Tasmania (cabins are available upon request for additional fee)
- Three delicious meals each full day, plus organic teas, coffee & cacao.
- All workshops and practices; including dance, natural movement, rewilding & bushcraft, soulcraft, shamanic ceremony, breath work, sister circles
- Use of all the onsite facilities (indoor and outdoor showers, cedar wood sauna, and 2 fire baths)
- Access to a team of experienced facilitators to support your journey
- Pre-departure assistance
- Access to the Private Facebook Group for integration support upon returning home
- Discounted access to online courses & programs to continue your journey & stay connected after the retreat
- Flights to Tasmania
- Transport fees, including car hire fees or taxis
- Camp equipment - please let us know if you need to hire some for an additional fee
ANY QUESTIONS? - FREE CONNECTION CALL
Book your free 15 minute connection call with Brittany Jane to learn more about the retreat & feel into whether this experience is right for you. Book your call here: https://calendly.com/theearthbodymovement
Brittany Jane is a Somatic Ecologist, Dancer, Accredited Wayapa® Practitioner, and Permaculturist whose work aims to reunite the embodied arts and ecology. Brittany holds a Master of Environment in Somatic Ecology where her thesis explored the use of somatic dance as a medium of connection to the natural world. She brings over 15 year experience in dance complemented by 7 years in sustainability education where she delivered international tertiary programs for Australian universities including the University of Melbourne, RMIT and UTS, and permaculture design courses for remote communities across the Asia Pacific. Today, Brittany is the Founder of The Earthbody Movement which offers immersive programs that use dance and movement to facilitate deeper connection with our inner and outer environments. These experiences are heavily inspired by ancient and contemporary dance traditions across the globe, combined with her academic background in somatic ecology, Indigenous studies and eco-psychology. Brittany is the inaugural winner of the 2016 Westpac Future Leaders Award and recipient of the 2013 Australia Endeavour Award for her innovative leadership in the field of socio-ecological restoration.
Abby Gilbert is a Spiritual Nature Guide, Elemental Medicine Weaver, Intuitive Dance Facilitator and a Holder of Sacred Spaces.
Trained in Advanced Alkymia Energie Healing, BodyTalk and Outdoor Recreation, Abby combines her lifelong relationship with dance and nature connection, intuitive wisdom and body knowledge to guide women to the deep wisdom of their wild-selves.
Abby is most at home when learning the songs, stories, teachings and the dances of wild places, which inspire and inform her circle gatherings, sacred spaces, and her individual and group sessions.
The Earthbody Movement wishes to acknowledge the lands of the Pallittorre People upon which this retreat in held. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and give thanks for the opportunity to gather here and connect with Pallittorre Country.