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Summer Meditation Retreats 2024

Simplicity by the Sea, Flinders Island, Tasmania.

Killiecrankie is a beautiful location to the north of Flinders Island, in Bass Strait, Tasmania.
Enjoy the remote, unspoilt fresh natural environment while learning how to maintain a lifestyle that nourishes & inspires on all levels. There will be ample time for beach & bush walks, ocean swims, snorkelling & simply relaxing.

Relax and Recharge Weekend 4 days and 3 nights, 2-5 February 2024

Deeply relax & restore health & vitality in magnificent natural beauty. A beautiful gentle long weekend option; suitable for beginners. Perfect to bring a friend or family member with no previous experience; enjoy a fully guided weekend of Yoga & Meditation, with the focus on health. 

The cost of the retreat from $408

  • Oakridge Holiday House: Twin Room $450 each, Private Room $580.
  • Oakridge Cabin ( includes self-contained kitchen) adjacent rooms: $490 each.
  • The Tents: Single $450, twin share tent $408.
  • Own Tent $408, own accommodation $408.
  • Airport shuttle, return $50.

Inner Silence Meditation Retreat 8 days and 7 nights, 5-12 February 2024

Inner Silence Meditation Retreat Killiecrankie, Tasmania.

Inner silence meditation enables us to exhaust unwanted negative thoughts; it provides an effective means to purge the mind. If left to fester, these negative mental impressions poison the psyche and lead to irritability, aggression, anger, non-specific depression, a tendency to worry, being fearful without reason, and permanent tiredness. Once these mental tensions start to be released, we can experience corresponding surges of energy and inspiration and life starts to take on a new dimension.

This meditation intensive includes traditional meditation on the dark moon night, Shivaratri, as a symbol of endings & new beginnings & a powerful practice to update personal priorities & sustain positive change. There will be traditional stories, chanting & excursions into Nature; as well as a meditation on the Granthis.

The retreat will including regular periods of silence, chanting & havan. This retreat will provide a comfortable nurturing environment for all participants to reset & recharge.

Bookings:
Deposit $100, balance due by 31st December.
Private & shared accommodations.
Flights through Sharp Airlines via Launceston, Tas.

The cost of the retreat from $950

  • Oakridge House Rooms: Twin Room $1150 each, Private Room $1350.
  • Oakridge Cabin adjacent rooms (includes self – contained kitchen) : $1155 each.
  • The Tents: Single $1050, twin share tent $950.
  • Own tent, own accommodation $950.
  • Airport shuttle, return $50.

Daily classes in Yoga & Meditation (sample):

  • 90 minute morning yoga class each day before breakfast.
  • 15 minute morning chanting session (optional) each day after breakfast.
  • 2 hour morning session each day, covering specialised topics.
  • 30 minute Yoga Nidra relaxation session each day before lunch.
  • 1 hour back care class each day late afternoon.
  • 1 hour meditation session each day in the early evening.
  • Regular mantra chanting & healing mantra havan.

Please contact Nivedita Saraswati for more details.

The Venue

Simplicity by the Sea Retreat Studio is nestled into a sunny sheltered spot in the township of Killiecrankie, Northern Flinders Island in Bass Strait. There are wonderful views of the sunrise over the soft rolling hills, and a short walk around the corner to the beach & views across the bay to Mt Killiecrankie. It offers a lovely environment for reflection and to reconnect with nature. Simplicity by the Sea Retreat Studio is 40 minutes from the main town & shops of Whitemark, so be prepared to slow down, release the grip of constant communications; swim, walk and generally detox. 

Accommodation and Meals

The accommodations range from comfortable Oakridge Holiday House bedrooms, with full linen to sheltered tents, (complete with deck, bed, mattress & linen, cupboard & light); own sleeping bag required. Meals will be freshly prepared, delicious vegetarian. Extra fridge & tea making facilities are available for guests to access at any time. Participants are encouraged to bring or preorder special dietary requirements.

Travel Arrangements

The flight to Whitemark, Flinders Island is about 1 hour from Melbourne. Flights leave from Essendon Airport (Melbourne), Launceston & Hobart. Book early with Sharp Airlines to avoid missing out as flights are heavily booked over Summer.