Retreats

Women’s Retreat

Welcome

I am really happy you are here.

If you are here, reading this you know you are here for a reason.

I invite you to tune into that reason as you read.

Tune into the opportunity.

KNOW YOU CAN be a part of this.

YOU are worthy of this time, space and chance to drop in to the centre of yourself.

Payment Plan Available,

Talk to Kellie

This fully catered intimate women’s retreat will be held in the beautiful Yarra Ranges at Riverdale Retreat.

The organic, vegetarian, gluten free, soul food will be created delicious Emily Bell with love and intention.

The meals will nourish your taste buds and your belly.

Created and facilitated by Kellie Curtis with the intention of providing a safe and confidential space for women to connect, share, create, move, laugh, cry, enjoy and relax.

We will spend time in silence, in circle and there will be free time as well.

 We will be guided through a fun and intentional creative journal making experience by the highly acclaimed art therapist Amanda Scott.

We will move, we will share, we will learn and journey together with the intention to come out the other side with tools for feeling more available to loving ourselves.

Retreat Schedule

FRIDAY- FLOW OF MOVEMENT

4:30pm- Arrive. Settle in. Set up. Chill out.

6:30pm- Dinner

7:30pm- Clean up dinner, prepare for circle

8:00pm- Opening circle, explanation of noble silence.

Intention setting.

8:45pm- Session 1: Creative Journal making with Amanda Scott

9:30 pm- Closing circle. Begin noble silence.

10:00pm- Lights out

SATURDAY- FLOW OF MOVEMENT

7:00AM- Movement practice: Tuning into breath and body.

8:30am Breakfast

(Noble silence continues until 10am)

10:00am- Women’s Circle

Session 2: Creative Journal Making with Amanda Scott

11:30am- Tea Break

12:00pm- Women’s Circle

1:00pm- Lunch

2:00pm- Personal reflection time (aka free time)

3:00pm-Afternoon CONSCIOUS DANCE (optional)

4:15pm- Tea break

4:30pm- Circle- Check in, reflection. Creative journal writing. Close circle and day.

6:00pm- Personal time

7:00pm Dinner, chats and fluidity

9:00pm- Noble Silence

10:00pm- Lights out

SUNDAY- FLOW OF MOVEMENT

7:00am- Movement practice: Tuning into breath and body.

8:30am Breakfast

(Noble silence continues until 10am)

10:00am- Women’s Circle: Self care, support and boundaries.

11:30am- Integration DANCE

12:30pm- Lunch

1:15pm- Rock painting. Closing circle. Gratitude.

3:00pm- Afternoon teas and laughs. Pack personal items.

4:00pm- Beautification- working together to pack down.

5:00-HOME

Other Women’s Retreats

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Please inquire for dates in 2017

A retreat for women who have experienced pregnancy loss from miscarriage and still birth

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Please inquire for dates in 2017

A retreat for women who have experienced pregnancy loss by termination/abortion

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Please inquire for dates in 2017

A retreat for mothers to share their birth experiences, recently or many moons ago

A Retreat for Healing after Miscarriage

Please Inquire for next dates

Mt Martha

Tabby and Amanda would like to invite you to join us on retreat to share, create and play and be pampered with a supportive and nurturing group of women.

Around 1 in 4 pregnant women experience a miscarriage or pregnancy loss.

This retreat is for you to explore shared experiences, stages of grief and what has supported you through this time in a safe, nurturing space.

In our culture there is little or no opportunity for women who have experienced the life-changing event of miscarriage or pregnancy loss to honour/debrief the experience.  The memories of such an incredible and often traumatic process can lie dormant or festering within us. Women’s experiences of miscarriage/pregnancy loss can vary greatly, from fear, guilt, shame, grief or any combination of these. While going about life after this loss, time can be sparse to process the event and the profound changes upon us.  This can affect our:

  • – relationship with our partner
  • – physical and mental wellbeing
  • – work/social life
  • – relationship with ourself

Partners have their own experience and may not completely relate with or understand our experience of grief. Support people (parents/friends) may have different experiences, feelings, beliefs, thoughts so we can often feel alone, isolated and anxious in our experience.  What can also be challenging is the journey following the termination and re-adjusting to life.

Amanda and Tabby are passionate about providing supportive spaces, and to minimise stigma and shame through sharing, empathy, compassion and acknowledgement.

A Retreat for Healing after Pregnancy Loss by Termination/Abortion

Please inquire for next dates

Mt Martha, VIC, Australia

Tabby and Amanda would like to invite you to join us on retreat to share, create and play and be pampered with a supportive and nurturing group of women.

Up to 1 in 3 Australian women will have an abortion at some point in her life. This retreat is for you to explore shared experiences, stages of grief and what has supported you through this time in a safe, nurturing space.

In our culture there is little or no opportunity for women who have experienced the life-changing event of pregnancy loss by termination/abortion to honour/debrief the experience.  The memories of such an incredible and often traumatic process can lie dormant or festering within us. Women’s experiences of termination vary greatly, from fear, relief,  guilt, shame, grief or any combination of these. While going about life after this experience, time can be sparse to process the event and the profound changes upon us.  This can affect our:

  • – relationship with our partner
  • – physical and mental wellbeing
  • – work/social life
  • – relationship with ourself

Partners have their own experience and may not completely relate with or understand our experience of grief. Support people (parents/friends) may have different experiences, feelings, beliefs, thoughts so we can often feel alone, isolated and anxious in our experience.  What can also be challenging is the journey following the termination and re-adjusting to life.

Amanda and Tabby are passionate about providing supportive spaces, and to minimise stigma and shame through sharing, empathy, compassion and acknowledgement.

A Retreat for Healing for mothers after giving birth

Saturday 18th February 10am-4pm

Gaiaspirit Retreat, Mt Martha, VIC, Australia

Tabby and Amanda would like to invite you to join us on retreat to share, create and play and be pampered with a supportive and nurturing group of women.

This retreat is for women who have experienced birth, recently or many moons ago, for you to explore shared experiences through this time in a safe, nurturing space.

In our culture there is little or no opportunity for women who have experienced the life-changing event of birth to debrief the experience.  The memories of such an incredible and often traumatic process itself can lie dormant or festering within us. As with the busyness of caring for a new child, time can be sparse to process the event and the profound changes upon us.  This can affect our:

  • – relationship and bonding with our child
  • – relationship with our partner
  • – physical and mental wellbeing
  • – work/social life
  • – relationship with ourself

Partners have their own experience and may not completely relate with or understand our experience as a new Mum. Support people (parents/friends) may have different experiences, feelings, beliefs, thoughts so we can often feel alone, isolated and anxious in our experience.  What can also be challenging is the journey following birth, the transition into Motherhood or motherhood again and all the surprises and shocks that can come with it.

Amanda and Tabby are passionate about providing supportive spaces for these shared experiences of giving birth and transitioning into motherhood, to be honoured, heard and witnessed.

What will I gain

On this retreat

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Connect with others with similar experiences

Be seen and heard, with no judgement, no advice giving

Respect for each woman’s unique experience

Witness and validate one another’s unique experience

Share your story (as much or as little as you wish)

Take the time and space to honour your experience in your own way

Pamper, nurture and heal

Minimise stigma and shame through sharing, empathy, compassion and acknowledgement.

Explore your experience through a women’s circle, art therapy, creativity, symbolic processes, singing bowl sound meditation/healing, optional spa, and connecting with nature.

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What will we do

On this retreat

Saturday

Women's Circle

Saturday morning we will arrive at the Retreat with a view of the ocean. We will begin with a women’s circle, to meet one another and share our experiences.

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Saturday

Free time to Pamper

This will be followed by free time to create, have a bath, facial, read, write, paint, draw, or connect with one another.

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Saturday

Art Therapy

This will be followed by lunch, where each person brings a vegetarian dish to share. Then we will gather for an art therapy process, exploring our experiencing through creativity.

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Saturday

Singing Bowl Sound Healing

A singing bowl meditation and healing can support to integrate the experiences.

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Sunday

Honouring & Letting go

We will gather once again for sharing and a letting go process, honouring yourself and one another, and a closing circle. You may choose to visit the hot springs nearby for the evening.

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Meet the Facilitators

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Amanda Scott

Amanda Scott is a Melbourne based Creative Arts Therapist, Facilitator and Youth Worker. With 12 years facilitation experience, Amanda is passionate about creativity for wellbeing, self-discovery & connection, focusing on transforming challenge into awakening.

Amanda offers tailored one on one sessions and themed workshops, such as creative journaling and Vision Boards, at Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne.

Amanda practices from a strengths based empowerment model, that by exploring yourself, your values and symbols, you can connect with your own intuition and inner knowing, fulfil your potential, find hope for the future and live a meaningful life.

contact@amandascottarttherapy.com.au | 0422 521 209

Tabby Dougall

Tabby Dougall

Tabby Dougall is a qualified holistic counsellor and experienced facilitator, drawing from her own broad life experience and healing journey.

She specialises in women’s trauma and works in private practice in Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula.

Helping women who are feeling lost to heal old wounds, resolve current difficulties, and find their authentic selves she offers heart centered creative expression, sound healing, ritual & talking therapies.

She also runs singing bowl meditation groups, workshops, trainings and retreats and has released a singing bowl meditation cd: Ancient Sounds of Healing available for purchase.

TabithaDougall@yahoo.com.au | 0422 646 021 | lightlycenteredholistic.ntpages.com.au

Secure your spot

Bookings

To book, please send an email to Amanda, contact@amandascottarttherapy.com.au or call Amanda 0422 521 209 or Tabby 0422 646 021. There are different options for accommodation you can select from below. Price includes all facilitation, sound healing, materials, use of spa & pampering products, breakfast, snacks, tea, towel, bedding & accommodation on site or at a property close by (for the overnight retreats).

EARLY BIRD -30 days before retreat

$145 AUD

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$195 AUD

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EARLY BIRD -30 days before retreat

$245 AUD

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