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Garden of Mindfulness Family Retreat

Saturday 28th December 2019-Saturday 4th January 2020

The Garden of Mindfulness is a family retreat for all ages. Inclusive of all families, it is an opportunity to become familiar with the benefits of being in the present moment and unfolding through play and exploration. GOM offers a rare opportunity to share a retreat space with our families.

A morning class will give the adults time to learn and practice a range of contemplations based on the above texts, while the children enjoy fun activities with our children’s coordinator.

In the afternoon families will have time to practice mindfulness and kindness together as well experiencing the joy of a range of nature archetypes and fun activities, such as forest walks, river swims, homemade water slides, badminton and bubble play.

This year’s Garden of Mindfulness theme is based on the myths and masculine and feminine archetypes in “Women who Run with the Wolves” by Clarissa Pinkola Estés. Nurture the wild creative within and enhance your and your family’s wellbeing through play and nature exploration. This retreat is open to all genders.

We ask that people attend the whole retreat if possible. If you have any skills or talents you would like to contribute please let us know.

Family Friendly


December 28–31
January 1–4, 2020


Tapawera / Wakefield

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Adults 14+ (per person): $599. Children (per person): 5 -13 years: $207, 4 years and under: free.

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Ph. (03) 522 4221

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