Relax, Restore , Reconnect
I have had a very busy second half of this year when I took on a role to support a business that is going through significant transformational change. I have been working out of Sydney between 3-5 days a week for the past 5 months, and returning to Byron Bay on weekends. It has been a lot of juggling to meet the needs of both family and work and as a result not a lot of 'me time'. I have been feeling pretty drained and worried that I have been letting people down by not getting the balance right, and not being present when I am home with my children. I guess these are familiar feelings for many working mothers.
So I was looking forward to taking time out to co-host the Women's Wellbeing retreat with Ann Poulsen from Burringbar Equine Centre as much as I know our participants were. For me it gave me the space and the place to immerse myself back in nature, be present with the horses and myself and connect and enjoy being around other conscious women. I thought I would share with you the experiences of a some of the women as they expressed so beautifully what I also felt during the weekend. It was so much fun and so rewarding that Ann and I have already agreed on dates for the next one which will be May 18-20th 2018. Further details are on the Program page.
"I thoroughly enjoyed the Women’s Retreat. I left feeling connected, grounded and in love with life. Jackie and Ann are fantastic facilitators, full of wisdom, positive support and teaching skills. They are excellent communicators which meant they always knew how we were feeling and what we wanted to do at any time. It was wonderful to work with the horses and feel that connection with them. Having the whole weekend meant there was time to develop a relationship with a horse which was so meaningful and brought insight, new depth and a feeling of specialness to the experience. I highly recommend the Retreat and am looking forward to coming back next year!"
“The Women’s Wellbeing Retreat was a much-needed opportunity to escape from the demands of everyday life. From the moment I arrived, I was enveloped by the tranquillity and beauty of the surrounds which provided the perfect back drop and both complemented and enhanced the weekend’s activities. Jackie and Anne were incredibly warm and welcoming, and made me feel instantly at home. ‘Glamping’ was a lot of fun! The program was challenging, thought provoking and rewarding in equal measures – an opportunity to reflect on stress triggers and develop skills that can be applied in ‘the real world’. As a horse lover, the interaction with the equine herd and getting to know the unique personalities and dynamics within it was a highlight.
I would highly recommend a Women’s Wellbeing Retreat for anyone interested in taking time out for themselves, stepping outside their comfort zone and better understanding their place in the world.”