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 Shamanic Deep Expansive Healing, Eco-healing & Transformation Retreat

This is the life-changer immersion experience you have been looking for!

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A true, deeply nourishing time into nourishing community, realness, discovery, self, life, breath, healing, transformation, nature and sublime experiences in incredible ways that profoundly transform your life for the better…easier…fuller…empowered!

This brings together the shamanic healing & transformation workshops with the eco-healing retreats and is for those who are really serious about changing their lives.

“Phoenix and Mike created a safe sacred space for authentic relating, allowing participants to unfold, release and transform in their own natural rhythm. It was such an honour to be a part of a process that enabled men and women to come together in this way and to witness, honour and bless each others journey as we brought our shadows into the light and worked through the processes in a very real way, enabling us to express our rawness and our vulnerability and be held safely in this space.

They skillfully opened the space for each participant’s inner wisdom to shine through and guide their own journey through the process. I highly recommend this experience for anyone wanting to experience deep connection on all levels” – Christina Reeves

Heal, transform, open, release, let go and connect in deep community, realness and nature…


The Deep Expansive Healing & Transformation Retreat: Healing Your Hurts, Living Your Essence, Flowing Your Bliss

This is your invitation to spend two weeks deeply immersed in your Dreaming, in intimate contact with your self, tribal community, healing, opening your heart, mind and awareness and grounding into your personal power.

In the building of trust and safety within a supportive healing community, connecting with the energies of nature and guided by your own innate healer, the group’s wisdom and the synchronicity of Spirit, let those old frustrating layers peel away, be supported to let the difficult blocks melt away, feel the relief and the wonder of discovering your truer state.

You don’t need any prior experience of shamanic, energetic or earth-based work and this work does not involve use of substances or plant medicines.

For thousands of years, the medicine men and women of indigenous cultures have understood the physical and spiritual interconnectedness of all things. This retreat follows the Shamanic perspective on healing. It is about restoring balance, right relationship with the earth and with Spirit and retrieving the aspects of Self (or Soul) that become fragmented through trauma.


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Wakiti Creek, near Echuca, Murray River Region, Vic

Investment: $1950 full or $1650 conc.

Early bird (30 Aug); $1750 full or $1450 conc

Includes accommodation, all meals, materials,  facilitation, experiences, etc. Accom is in shared bedrooms, own tents or vans. Upgrading to own cabin is also available (extra). Pets allowed including horses. Please contract us if you are experiencing financial hardship as payment plans avail.

To Book: www.trybooking.com/OOZZ

For questions or to book please call Phoenix on 0407 650 026 or or Mike on 0435 493545 or via this website’s contact page.

“I felt so deeply grounded & connected to my inner knowing through the processes Facilitated by Phoenix & the tribe that I want to learn more fully about how these processes of tribal connection & communal support allow for this deep healing between self & other. I recommend this retreat not only for the rediscovery of ones innate connection to self but also for the mediator – one who facilitates this deeper connection between each other. Phoenix is awesome. She’s a magic woman, a true shaman, and Mike, a respectful guide, assisting particularly the men on the journey” – Catheryn Thompson

To hear personally from the facilitators: click here & here

Our 2 week intensive is powerful, safe, sacred, empowering, life-changing healing and transformation is being offered on the beautiful Murray River region ! We stay in a camping area with indoor work space, go out in nature each day, stay in tents, tipis or cabins and revel in the simpler beautiful lifestyle of our sacred community.

If you ever wanted to connect and share with like-minded people, open your heart, feel the ease and power of who you under the layers, be nurtured and nourished or experience genuine transformation, then this is the week for you!

During this retreat, you will have the opportunity to:People's mandala - 12 hands

The daily life is deeply rooted in Mother Earth, the elements, the cycles and the Medicine web-of-lifeA-550Wheel. Each day begins with a silent meditation walk to wake up in our own way, with the thousands of birds, with the river and the morning bush light.

We journey together and individually, we are held, heard, understood and seen deeply. Old habits and fears lose power, better beliefs and insights arise to bring us into a life to believe in and take us into the next stage of our lives!

Tribal shamanic life approaches each moment as part of a continuity and we stand mindfully in the web of life, absorbing nature’s lessons and Spirit’s unfolding of our journey.


“OMG…. Such opening to everything that is real… Heart especially…. So so grateful… Love love love xo” – Paul Constantin

To Book: www.trybooking.com/OOZZ

For questions please call Phoenix on 0407 650 026 or or Mike on 0435 493545 or via this website’s contact page.

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Location is in the beautiful open bushland of the Murray River region near Echuca.

To book call 0407 650 026 or email info@openheartedtransformation.com.au or contact us here


Phoenix Arrien has over 20 years experience, providing sacred transformation and healing spaces for people to smilingtransform, heal and self-discover. Her training and experience includes Aus indigenous healing, Native American healing, Maori Bodywork, Cherokee bodywork, dance/movement, Adventure-based Counselling, Process Work, Voice Dialogue, Healing Ecology, Deep Ecology, writing and meditation. She believes that safe space, sacred process, loving community and non-judgemental presence allows healing and transformation to emerge and deep profound change to occur.

DSC_3656Mike Lowe has over 20 years international experience leading transformational workshops in the areas of trustbuilding and reconciliation. He has worked with politicians and young leaders in Eastern Europe after the fall of communism and has worked with police and former militia leaders in Solomon Islands. His particular gift is in creating safe spaces in which transformation can occur, and he has a particular interest in earth-based spirituality, indigenous wisdom, Process Work, Focussing, Voice-Dialogue, Archetypes, and supporting the rise of healthy and authentic Masculine and Feminine energies as we transition from Patriarchal and colonial ways of being.


“The work that Phoenix and Mike do is beyond your wildest dreams. A safe place to face that which scares you most and embrace that which empowers you and allows you to reconnect with your best self; one that you may have even forgotten. I feel so blessed that your paths have intertwined and will keep these magical souls in my heart and in my life” – Anthea Merson

“OMG! What an amazing, powerful, transformation, letting go… Thank you so much for the opportunity to connect more deeply with my body, emotions and soul. Than you for the opportunity to share in community. So much gratitude and love.” Sharrn Earthwise

“Arrived into the unknown with such vulnerability. Hour-by-hour, day-by-day to have the support and nurturing to help heal in a community. Phoenix and Mike have such a gift in allowing me to just be and guide me on a my journey of transformation. I leave today feeling a huge weight has been lifted and my heart open. Thank you.” – Amanda

“Exceeded my expectations. Nurturing, growth, support, love, community, fun, deep support, nature. Utterly professional, caring, knowledgable, intuitive. Would recommend your special and deeply necessary work to anyone.” Rob Lamicela

‘An amazing gift. this fantastic experience…beautiful time spent with amazing, real, heartfelt, genuine people. A heart opening experience. My heart, my life, has been renewed and I have a new strength now within to start a new (another) journey – a new beginning.’ Amara Shepherd

‘A real experience! If you are seeking to open your soul and your heart…I am really thankful I put myself in this space for the week which opened up pains I had shut down in my body but also opened up the possibility to let go of them. I felt safe.’ Stephen Cooper

‘I had little knowledge of what was in store for this retreat, but it exceeded anything I could have expected and needed. A wonderful balance of connecting with nature, connecting to self and most importantly being held so deeply in vulnerability. Thanks for offering such a powerful space for growth and nurturance.’ Ariana

‘A fantastic time in a fantastic location. Beautiful people, land, river, birds, bush and food…embracing healing, letting go, laughter, dance, stillness and contemplation.’ Shauna Cotter

“Your ability to create safe space, and hold it with and for our group was magical. I loved being in the bush environment, connecting so deeply and having opportunity to explore new paradigms. It was an amazing opportunity to feel and shift some old stuff in a such a real and safe way, and with such gentle and kind support.

As things are starting to settle and integrate, I’m really starting to notice some things that have changed and improved for me. Here’s a few of them:

Much gratitude to you! I am very happy to recommend you, your retreats and your wonderful transformative work” – Denise Belling

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Jung inferred that the loss of instinct, the loss of soul…can be restored through reconnection with the sacred aspects of the natural and imaginal worlds.
In our descent to reconnect with our roots in wild nature…we may navigate unknown territory, dark waters, and close, tight spaces. We may even enter in that impenetrable dark night of the soul where all hope seems lost. But Jung urged us to look for the seed in the darkness that will come to fruition and light.
What is broken into pieces can be re-membered and begun anew like the initiate who emerges as a powerful shaman. It is possible, through the process of descent to reconnect with the sacred earth, to restore our souls to their rightful wholeness, both individually and as a culture.
By re-membering our roots in the sacred, by re- establishing right relations with nature and the imaginal, we renew our trust in the power of soul to help us find our way home.
– Bonnie Bright

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds are available up to 21 days before this workshop date less 10% admin/banking fee. After these dates, 50% refund is available until 14 days before the start date of this workshop, when no refund is available. No refunds during or after the workshop.