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The Gawler Foundation Healing & Wellness Retreats

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by Deveta Patel (subscribe)
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Published May 31st 2012
The Gawler Foundation, situated in the beautiful surroundings of the Yarra Valley, offers a full range of wellbeing and healing retreats that can help you to get the most out of your life. Whether you simply want to 'get away from it all', eat healthy food and learn how to meditate, or for a relaxing retreat for healing benefits, the peaceful surroundings at The Yarra Valley Living Centre, coupled with the 30 years' experience of The Gawler Foundation's world class therapists, will ensure you leave feeling well rested, relaxed and healthy.

The programs on offer include, the Healing Meditation Retreat, which is designed for people dealing with an illness or health condition, and want to take control of their healing process from the inside out. Learn to meditate, connect with your inner wisdom and know your true self more closely. The Weekend Meditation Retreat is a special treat to de-stress, relax and recharge your batteries. Learn and practice meditation and relaxation techniques so you can easily incorporate them into your daily lifestyle. The Pathways to Intimacy Program is designed for couples and individuals who want to develop skills for creating more intimacy into their lives, and to enhance relationships with a partner, children, friends and family.

Meditation @ The Gawler Foundation
Meditation @ The Gawler Foundation


For information on The Gawler Foundation's retreats visit the website.

The Gawler Foundation was originally set up to help people dealing with cancer. It now offers a range of health orientated and lifestyle improvement programs. It's a place where people can learn to take control of their disease, and fight it using lifestyle changes such as meditation and a healthy diet. However, over the years the Foundation has extended its programs to help all types of people to get more out of their lives, and to live it to the full. Its meditation programs are very popular. The benefits of taking time out are essential and this serene setting is the perfect place to come and switch off while enjoying healthy, delicious food. Experiencing one of The Gawler Foundation's retreats involves a trip to the beautiful Yarra Valley, where participants can leave behind the stresses of their everyday life and enjoy an invigorating and mind changing experience.

The Foundation's herb garden
The Foundation's herb garden


Prices start from $590 per person for weekend meditation retreats, and go up to $3,490 for the 11 day healing retreats (including accommodation in the Yarra Valley). Meditation retreats are also held at the Foundation's Hawthorn centre, where prices start from $180, excluding accommodation. For more information call The Gawler Foundation's client services manager on 03 5967 1730.

Indoor Meditation Sanctuary
Indoor Meditation Sanctuary
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Why? Because everyone needs to take time out sometimes
When: All year round
Phone: 03 5967 1730
Where: 55 Rayner Court, Yarra Junction, VIC, 3797
Cost: $180 - $3,490
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Thanks for writing about this. I'm a Naturopath and Ian Gawler has one of the best programs for cancer. This is an important article. Good work.
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