JOIN us from the 4th – 12th of January 2020 and bring in the New Year in a new way.
A holistic adventure for adults designed to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.
9 days, 8 nights of compassionate connection including….
Daily sessions to facilitate and deepen our Nonviolent Communication with qualified NVC facilitator Kate Raffin
Qualified & experienced Whitewater Instructors & Guides to keep you safe on the water
Delicious Nutritious Food for your entire stay – Featuring: Local, Organic, Sustainable produce
Wilderness Camping under more than 5 stars, with nights spent relaxing by the fire
Being in canoes creates a platform for a much more intimate understanding of self and the water. It is not like the gun-ho, guided experience of a rafting adventure. Instead boats are paddled in pairs, facilitating an opportunity for participants to develop trust, communication and understanding with their canoeing partners, as well as experiencing first hand the outcome of their paddling decisions. The Nymboida river has a safe drop-pool style, so capsizes and mistakes are harmless fun, and there is ample room to collect our wits and process our experiences in the calm pools below.
Nonviolent Communication (NVC), was founded by Marshall Rosenberg in the 1960s. It is grounded in consciousness, language, communication skills, and uses of power that enable us to remain connected to everyone’s humanity, even under trying conditions. Nonviolent Communication contains nothing new: all that has been integrated into NVC has been known for centuries. The intent is to remind us about what we already know – about how we humans are meant to relate to one another – and to assist us in living in a way that concretely manifests this knowledge.
If your canoe experience is limited, don’t stress: no paddling experience is required and beginners are welcome! We will teach everyone the skills, features and safety tips needed to give whitewater canoeing ago. An open-mind, positive outlook and sense of adventure, will be all you need to bring. This section of river is perfect for developing canoeing skills, as there are easier grade 1 and 2 rapids for the first few days, allowing time for solid skill development, and little consequence for mistakes. As the journey continues and your skills improve we will approach some more challenging grade 3 elements to paddle and grade 4 rapids to portage (walk around). A great progression in physical challenge will be equally matched by a journey deeper into our understanding of ourselves and the way we can effectively communicate with others.
The retreat will be facilitated by Caitlin Clare, Kate Raffin, Tegan Cork & Laura Stampa.