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Expanded Horizons & Waterfalls Retreat, Eastern Kimberley, WA

A deep and rejuvenating journey into an immense magical country!

12 – 16 June 2017

FLASH SPECIAL FOR THE KIMBERLEY ECO-HEALING RETREATS: Book in the next 24 hours with a deposit and jump on a huge $250 discount off the price of this retreat!
 
How: book the deposit through this page before 5pm tomorrow 2 May and call/text or send an email via this website to notify us you have this special price!
 
Or do both this and the Western Kimberley retreat and get this one at cost price of  only $1295 for an incredible two week journey into the wilds of this magnificent region!

An incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in the wonders and depths of the Kimberley Wilderness in Western Australia, where creative energy, deep meditation and integration of your current life journey takes place experientially, easily and profoundly.

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A world outside of worlds, yet an inner experience of hugely significant proportions! Bigger than some countries, the Eastern Kimberley is an awe-inspiring landscape of incredible magnitude yet allows internal detail to be felt and journeyed into.

Join us for five days in a vast wilderness park spreading across one million acres as we explore country, ourselves, community, art, photography, writing, meditation, relaxation, opening, letting go, sharing circles and more.

Designed to unfold an inner and outer journey not experienced anywhere else, this will be an unforgettable experience.

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We stay at the El Questro Wilderness Park, located a couple of hours from the Kimberley town of Kununnurra along the iconic Gibb River Road. A place like no other, it has a stunning diversity of landscapes fed by four major rivers and includes rugged sandstone ranges, broad tidal flats, green rainforest, sweeping gorges and refreshing waterfalls.

All facilitation, necessities and transport etc is organised. You choose your level of accommodation and own meals according to your needs. There will also be solo time for relaxed reflection and exploration.

Vision, understanding, open hearted connection and taking stock of where you are at in your life and who you are. A great empowering of heart, mind and soul and opening to a deeper understanding of your place in the world.

Dates: 12 June – 16 June 2017

Price: Full $1995;  conc / early bird (30 March 2017) $1395 includes accommodation, transfers to / from Kununurra, transport during the retreat, facilitation and materials.

For the ultimate double experience and to really enhance your time here, join us beforehand on the Western Kimberly Eco-healing Retreat and get 20% off the two prices. Click here for more info on the other retreat!

Payment plans and installment systems are available. Contact us now to begin!

A $250  deposit will secure your place. To book go to http://trybooking.com/MBJW    or for questions please call 0407 650 026 or email info@openheartedtransformation.com.au or contact us here

Please let us know your interest and any questions here

More info on the venues and locations here

Approx program as this is an experiential unfolding:

Day 1:
Gather in Kunnunurra, travel to El Questro, overview, intro, sharing, community creation, connections, grounding & relaxation998613_10151679092291578_2103035130_n
Day 2:
Morning: walk through rainforest gorges to a beautifully tranquil and natural waterhole. Swimming, relaxing, guided connection with country and tactile sensory experience.
Afternoon: sharing, journey and unfolding.
Day 3:
Morning: to rainforest springs for bathing amongst pandanus palms, meditation and tactile connection with water.
Afternoon: Relaxation, art, photography and writing.
Day 4:
Morning: Exploration of outer and inner landscapes
Afternoon:
Own time
Night experience
Day 5:
Nature wander, consolidation, completion, moving forth, celebration, travel back to Kunnunurra.

“Standing at the lookout, I see the Kimberley ripple away towards further-than-impossible horizons and I finally see the ancient seabed that this vast land is said to be. It echoes with the ancestral tread of aboriginal tribes, layered by colourful escarpments, dramatically cut by towering gorges and blanketed by forests.

Vast green, red and yellow floodplains sweep towards the strangely compelling 1.9 billion-year-old Cockburn Range. Far off to the right are more mountains, to the left winds the mighty Pentecost River, one of several waterways feeding the Kimberley.

It’s all so wild, rugged and ancient, I feel a profound sense of timeless grandeur. Watching eagles soaring on the thermals I can’t help revelling in a primal sense of freedom and feeling my own wildness rise to join the spirit of this place.

Into this crying silence, you can almost hear the thud of ‘society’s shackles’ dropping off and hitting the dust; one’s reality tilted and transformed in this place.

I begin the deeper journey into different places; here a blue rocky river, there the red rearing mountains and beyond the green vegetation under an enormous dome of sky. The landscapes may be hauntingly vast from lookouts, however once you drop deep into individual places there are natural wonders and lifestyles unique in the world.”

– Phoenix Arrien, Kimberley Wilderness, 2004

Facilitators:

Phoenix Arrien has 20 years experience, providing sacred transformation and healing spaces for people to smilingtransform, heal and self-discover. She began her career in outdoor education taking people into wilderness and the outdoors letting nature be a medium for personal development and group relating through bushwalking, canoing, rockclimbing, abseiling, rafting, ropes courses and more.

Further training and experience includes Aus indigenous healing, Native American and Sth American healing, Maori and 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.

A profound affinity with nature and a passion for photography has led him to explore a variety of forms of nature contact. 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.

Be inspired, invigorated and be part of nature like never before!

To book: http://trybooking.com/MBJW

Click here for the 7-day Eco-healing Retreat in the Western Kimberley

For more information and booking details  info@openheartedtransformation.com.au or through this website

Testimonials:

“The greatest gift of space and time – to re-discover self, connect with the energy that nutures. To lie in the safe embrace of deep rooted forest. To breathe deep and remember I am part and always coupled with these trees, rocks, insects and animals. At times risky, but with all new adventures are. To find childlife joy in the play of the breeze in the leaves to a profound conversation with the spirit of the myrtle beech giant. It is and will always be a gift to myself :-)” – Cass

“A gift form you, other humans and nature. I recognised a deeper need for recommuning with nature more often; listening to ‘her’ messages and offering back to ‘her’. The retreat gave me an opportunity to reflect and connect to myself to be held and give to others in community sharing, food, friendship and new experiences.”

“My “Mother Tree” connecting me to the earth… Such happiness and emotion after a long, deep, meaningful and often painful journey to finally be connected to find peace and contentment in my life. Thank you Mother Earth.

Thank you to facilitators Phoenix Arrien and Mike Lowe for guiding our ‘journey’, Tobias Wiseowl for feeding us and especially the other participants who without sharing their souls honesty, trust in each other and love, this would not have been possible” – Andrew Browne

“Thank you so much for your support and caring. I feel encourage to open again and shine.” – Menka

“An amazing time… in a sacred space that you crated. Yes we co-created but you created that space for us to grow into. That’s magic you weild lady.” – Phil Harrington

“Laugh, new friend. A new community, a furthering and extending of a special web. A new seeing, a learning to smell, breathe, touch and take in nature…. Love, Rob” – Rob Lamicela
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Cancellation policy for this workshop: refundable – less 15% admin/bank fees if cancelled 30 days before the workshop or 50% refundable less admin/banking fees 14 days before the workshop begins. No refund 14 days before the workshop begins, during or after the workshop.