Eco-Healing Adventure in the Western Kimberley

Let yourself be re-born into the wild breath of ancient Country! An incredible life-changing experience like no other!

A world outside of worlds, yet an inner experience of hugely significant proportions! The Western Kimberley is a magnificent and breathtaking setting for our Winter Eco-Healing Retreat. Join us for a week out of the ordinary as we gather to open with, connect into, and wonder at this incredible country.
(All photos on this page were taken by Mike on the 2017 Western Kimberley Adventure.)

This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

We stay on Aboriginal land on the beach on the northern West Australian coast.

We immerse ourselves in an Aboriginal-owned wilderness camp with a range of comfortable accommodation options, 220km north of Broome, at the tip of the Dampier Peninsula.

The amazing wildlife, the vast array of marine life and the stunning coastline, makes this a truly unique experience. On the very edge of Australia’s north-west corner, the red soil, great birds and glittering incandescent ocean of the western Kimberley enthralls and open’s the heart in ways nowhere else inspires.

We enter the tropical forests and explore the beaches and water in ways that are not your usual experience of country. One of the Bardi people will take us into country to help us understand the indigenous way of being in Country.

The rest of the time, deep we go, exploring beyond the surface and immersed in the vast visual beauty, as we open and strengthen our connections with all beings and the spirit of the country and the energies that create an unique web of life in this ancient land.

Kimberley eco retreat Whalesong beachWe explore that human identity exists at the intersection of the ancient cycles of air, water and soil. In spite of the pervasive illusion of separation, in reality no separation is possible between nature and ourselves.

Arne Naess, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Oslo University, suggested that what is needed are community therapies “healing our relations to the widest community, that of all living beings”. By acknowledging our interconnectedness we invite the spontaneous healing of the psyche.

In this workshop we participate in a series of processes and rituals informed by those used by indigenous peoples throughout time. Using personal sharing, experiential Healing Ecology – the two way process of healing the earth and the earth healing us – experiential Deep Ecology, exploration by car, foot and senses, we dissolve the separation between person and planet. Vision and empowerment arise naturally from realigning ourselves with the living Earth.

Saturday 2 June – Friday 8 June 2018

Investment: $1995 (full); $1595 (Early Bird price till 31 March)
Special combined price of $3490 ($3000 Early Bird) for this retreat and the Eastern Kimberley retreat together. Includes accommodation, meals, facilitation, transfers from Broome etc.
A $250 deposit will secure your place.

Cancellation policy for this event: Refundable – less 15% admin/bank fees if cancelled 3 months before the workshop or 50% refundable less admin/banking fees 30 days before the workshop begins. No refund 30 days before the workshop begins, during or after the workshop. Tickets may be transferred to others at no cost.

To book or for questions please call 0407 650 026 or contact us here.

Program:

Day 1: Gather in Broome, travel to Cape Leveque, overview, intro, sharing, community creation, connections, grounding & relaxation
Day 2: Sacred space in nature, Deep Ecology experiences, coastal walk
Day 3: Indigenous tour, Healing Ecology experiences, deep nature connection, elements, wilderness immersion
Day 4: Emotional connection, Healing Ecology, visit to Whale Song Bay, night experience
Day 5: Surrendering to the land, opening hearts, community circle, shamanic journey under ancient red cliffs
Day 6: Deep connection, solo reflection and art/creativity. Cosmic Spiral Walk under the stars
Day 7: Consolidation, completion, moving forth, celebration, travel back to Broome
(Program subject to change.)

If enough people are interested we may also organise a flight over the Buccaneer Archipelago and the Horizontal Waterfalls (at extra cost)

Click here for more information about venues, transport and locations.

To read an article about Healing Ecology by Phoenix Arrien published in Living Now magazine please click here: Healing ourselves Healing the Earth – eco article

Facilitators:

Phoenix ArrienPhoenix Arrien has over 20 years experience, providing sacred transformation and healing spaces for people to 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.

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Mike LoweMike 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.

 

Kimberley retreat Shamanic journey

Testimonials:

“Thankyou for your motivation & compassion. After these 2 weeks (in the Kimberley) I do feel regenerated, emotionally stronger & creatively inspired.The landscape holds so many stories & the water bubbles down, down, deeper & deeper – the frogs speak volumes…Eco-healing, water, land, community & communications. It was indeed an interested quadrant we formed in this space. That bum up head Down trek across the river was both hysterical (to use a Kim word) & instructive – laughter is one of the best medicines & trust in my own ability to ford streams & obstacles.” – Catheryn Thompson

“A gift form you, other humans and nature. I recognised a deeper need for re-communing 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

Kimberley deep ecology retreat