Courage & Freedom

A retreat at Bay of Fires Lodge

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Courage. Freedom. Retreat

May 23-26, 2019 (Thursday 10am - Sunday 2pm)

Tasmania’s stunning Larapuna - Bay of Fires gives spaciousness just by breathing its air and gazing upon its long horizons. Imagine combining this expansive beauty and the sensing of freedom it inspires, with participation in the courageous reflective dialogue of a Circle of Trust

Circles of Trust invite and point toward inner freedoms which continue well beyond the salt air and multi-hued skylines. This is the offering of this Courage. Freedom. retreat. If you have yearned for freedom which remains open and available even within the hustling and bustling, join us.

In one of the most beautiful places on earth, and using the generous methods of Parker J. Palmer and the Centre for Courage & Renewal, this retreat offers both safety and challenge within which to explore personal and professional questions of courage and freedom.

Held within the sustainable, elegant eco-design and deep comfort of the Bay of Fires Lodge, you will be nurtured with food fine for the body, inspiration fine for the mind, and refreshment fine for the spirit.

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Meet Your Facilitators 

Rosie Martin is passionate about holding gracious space to support people to listen deeply to their inner wisdom. More deeply knowing ourselves permits us to bring our best to our communication and connection with others - supporting them to likewise bring their best selves. Rosie is also a speech pathologist and criminologist; passionate about social justice, she was awarded 2017 Tasmanian Australian of the Year for literacy development work she began in Tasmania’s Risdon Prison.

Rich Martin has particular interests in mindful personal-development for men and others who have experienced disadvantage and loss. He works in his own businesses and volunteers other time in a wide range of local and overseas community-development projects. Having witnessed and experienced the expansive work of reflective dialogue, he is excited to share the Circle of Trust suite of high quality and relevant personal and leadership tools.

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About Our Venue

Set on a hilltop, 40 metres above the pounding of the sea and surrounded by National Park, the Bay of Fires Lodge is the only building on 20km of outstanding coastal wilderness.

Enjoying views up and down the pristine white sandy beaches in an area of great significance to the Aboriginal community, a truly ecologically-aware building has been gently let into the landscape. Two long timber and glass pavilions allow maximum connection to the landscape with minimum impact on the environment: all building materials - Tasmanian hardwood and plantation pine - were lifted in by helicopter or hand carried to the site.

The lodge is autonomous in providing and managing its existence. Here you will experience true communion with nature in accommodation that combines simplicity of design with comfort and warmth. In the magnificent living area with its large timber deck and open fire, you’ll enjoy delicious meals prepared with the freshest local produce, accompanied by fine Tasmanian wines. Solar power provides the lighting, while hot showers and comfortable hotel beds add a touch of luxury at the end of each day’s activities.

All accommodation at the Lodge is twin or double share, with king size mattresses. There is a small library which is comfortable and cosy looking out over the ocean. This is a great place to sit back and relax or look through our selection of books and magazines.

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Registration and Details 

Cost and Cancellation Policy:

  • $AUD2000 total program fee.
  • We understand that life challenges emerge and changes happen. If you find that you must cancel, you will receive a full refund of $AUD2000 when you notify us in writing at least one calendar month before the program begins.  For cancellations occurring within a month of the start date a refund of $AUD1700 will be made.
  • We reserve the right to cancel the program due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the program non-viable. If we cancel, you will receive a full refund, or if preferred, a credit towards one of our future events.  The Courage. Freedom. program fee includes transfer from Launceston to larapuna. Travel costs to Launceston, or by independent transport to larapuna, are the responsibility of participants, however.

Registration: Please contact Rosie using this submission form. 

Registration Deadline:  Please register by April 23, 2019.

Participation: Participation is limited to 20 participants. Early registration is encouraged. Participants who wish to undertake a 60 minute hike into the venue will be able to do so. Participants unable to hike in, can be transported to the venue by small bus.

Questions about this retreat?

Please contact Rosie Martin at : r.martin@spt.com.au