Experience a life changing 2021 Art of Mindfulness retreats with Daniel in Yarra Valley 12-14 MARCH - 6-8 AUGUST



 Come and join us for a 2-day Art of Mindfulness retreat exploring the heart of mindfulness practice. A perfect balance yoga, workshop sessions, nourishing meals, fun and relaxation

Victoria, Australia

13-15MARCH - 7-9 August 2020

Would you like to be kinder to yourself and start shining through the essence that you are….

Are you over  being constantly operating from place of lacking,  pushing, retaliating, blaming, working harder or getting caught up in your own minds story. We all know that happy life doesn’t come from that, it comes from choosing consciously how you want to live your life. Feeling like you are never arriving no matter how hard you try. Well you may be missing self compassion. Come and join us at a restful retreat property on the magnificent Yarra Valley for a 2 day heart of mindfulness retreat. Breathe the fresh mountain air and feed your soul. Immerse yourself in restorative yoga or relaxation, stroll, meditate, read, reflect or just sit by an open fire.

I truly feel that there is a need for working with the way we support ourselves when we go through life experiences. I have been talking to so many of my clients and most of them don’t really understand what self compassion is, how they can be their own inner ally, how to heal and realized their own potential.

Why are we so often our own toughest critic? Why do we talk to ourselves in ways that we would never consider speaking to others? Self-compassion is learning to understand and calm our inner critic, is central to living a brave life as a partner, friend, parent, and leader. The Art of Mindfulness retreat combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for courage and emotional wellbeing.

Rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit, commune with nature and have some fun in the process. Be pampered, learn how to nurture yourself and bring these tools home to integrate and use them daily. Great for a first time meditators or those wanting to deepen their practice.  

Why are we so often our own toughest critic? Why do we talk to ourselves in ways that we would never consider speaking to others? Self-compassion is learning to understand and calm our inner critic, is central to living a brave life as a partner, friend, parent, and leader. The Self-Compassion workshop combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for courage and emotional wellbeing.

This rejuvenating weekend retreat program will help you develop the internal resources to counteract a modern lifestyle through a series of experiential mindfulness sessions. Daniel will guide you into a deeper understanding of the art of mindfulness, helping you develop the internal resources to unwind effectively, to live fully in the present, and to nourish your body mind and soul.

  • Learn to listen to your hearts deepest desires and values – live from your heart, rather than your head
  • Gain trust in yourself and your feelings
  • Develop the skills to respond more skilfully to stress, problems and difficult situations
  • Become less reactive and judgmental to your thoughts, feelings and emotions
  • Deepen our understanding of limiting beliefs – recognising fear from truth
  • Find peace of mind, feel present and enjoy and celebrate the journey of life


During the retreat you will:

  • Develop mindfulness practices to help you live a happier and more enriching life
  • Enjoy a mouth-watering wholefoods, plant-based menu
  • Receive practical tips on how to eat and live in a way that nourishes and balances your body
  • Relax and restore you body, mind and soul with gentle yoga (suitable for all levels)
  • Learn how to nurture yourself and take those tools home to integrate and use daily
  • Enjoy plenty of free time to immerse yourself in restorative yoga, relaxation, walking, meditation, journalling, reading or simply reflecting.
  • Feel the stress melt away and the joy for life return

An excellent retreat for first time meditators, or for experienced practitioners looking to deepen their mindfulness knowledge and practices.

Gift yourself, or someone you care about, a richer, fuller and more meaningful life.

  • Eating a delicious meals and snacks prepared on site with local, organic produce – any special dietary requirements catered for, please scroll through our previous retreats photos 
  • Lots of optional fun –Forest walk and massage 

“We were all born with one note destined to sing, this retreat is about trusting that note” 


Cost starts from $650 per person (including GST), depending on your choice of accommodation, and covers all elements of the program, including delicious organic plant-based wholefood meals, snacks, freshly squeezed juices, herbal teas and dandelion coffee.

Please note: members receive 5% discount on second and subsequent retreat bookings.

Optional extras include transport, massage therapies, and purchases from our resource centre.


Retreat Enquiry

To find out more or to register for our next Art of Mindfulness retreat, call 1300 651 211 or email info@gawler.org. Alternatively you can submit your booking request here using the form below and one of our friendly client services team members will be in touch within 24 hours.

“The most positive aspect of  this retreat are how comfortable Daniel made us feel, so homy and warm, I was able to unplug and reset have time to myself and meeting a new people. Being around nature. Group discussions and talks providing practical tools hoe to be mindful and compassionate towards myself. Delicious food and massage was divine”


“I knew the weekend would be good but it far surpassed that and was really amazing. The level of warmth that the two of you generate is incredible. The depth of your knowledge passed over in such a caring and loving way, not making anyone feel inferior for not getting it straight away was exceptional. It makes me very happy that you two are out there in the world passing on your wonderful karma to people in such a beautiful way. I will never forget my first retreat thankyou and my aim hopefully will be to attend 2 a year if possible.  Anyway take care God Bless” 

Happy heart happy life, Thank you 


The difference now is, I feel I have the fuel, patience & presence to attend & engage & enjoy the slow moments in between the rush that is life of a working mum. I wanted to thank you both for the nurturing, patience, warmth & heart that was shared this weekend. No detail was left unturned & it was these small touches that made the retreat so unique, so moving & has helped me shift! Everything from the accommodation, to personalized welcome notes, recipe books, perfumes, green smoothies on waking & impressive banquets!  I think I am noticing myself more & have an acute awareness around moments of mindfulness & moments of ‘autopilot’. Thank you for sharing your wisdom, your teachings, your attitude & passion with me. It was a real treat to be looked after (especially when feeling unwell).  It was such a privilege to have met you both & to have had 2 days of time to nurture me. 

With warmth & kindness 


“In my experience it was perfect, I received what i needed to make a shift, needed to include mindfulness in my everyday life to enhance experience. I like to extend wholehearted gratitude to you Daniel and Shiho, for amazing weekend that was delivered with love and devotion. Your passion to educate and deliver mindfulness in a sacred experience was achieved and appreciated with love Soula”


I had a  time to fully be immersed in mindfulness – from Daniel’s knowledge, meditation, mindful rainbow eating & quiet time to reflect – it was a perfect balance. Shiho’s massage was the icing on the cake with her beautiful healing energy and care. There is nothing I would of change itv was perfect. 

Thank you Daniel and Shiho. Thank you for making space to reflect and for your support when some difficult thoughts arose. I loved the ambiance – candles, flowers, music. All elements were taken care of and it was such a nurturing environment. Even though I have worked with Daniel in meditation at a studio & seen him as a naturopath at his clinic, i felt truly privileged to have 2.5 days to learn even more from him, about him and get even more knowledge under my belt. An awakening experience. Thank you.


Thank you for this time to nurture me!
Retreat venue was warm, soothing and comforting to be able to unwind. 
I loved Daniel’s thoughtful touches: the flowers, the candles, soothing music, essential oil perfume (which I totally love). 
Food was delicious and totally nourishing – and lots of it!!
Daniel’s workshop teachings on mindfulness and learnings were very insightful.
Shiho’s deep tissue massage was sensational.
Overall the retreat was very well balanced with time to relax, learn, eat, chat and just be!

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