Need some time out for yourself? Relax and revive here
Ever dreamed of going to a retreat where someone else cooks delicious meals and you can relax and simply concentrate on yourself? Or sit in on talks, sit under a shady tree or coax out your inner artist?
Heartland Retreat is located in Chatsworth, about 5 minutes north of Gympie. It has been a healing retreat for over 10 years; an "affordable retreat" where you can reconnect with your inner self in a safe and loving environment.
Owners Les and Trudi Dyer are thoroughly committed to running their unique self healing programs and their relaxed and friendly manner immediately puts new visitors at ease.
One does feel a sense of peace, simply by walking around the grounds of Heartland and it's this sense of peace that is so often missing in our sometimes harried, modern day lives.
Some signs that you may need time out: Restlessness, frustration, feeling directionless, tears, things not going according to plan, sudden changes, coping with a death or a marriage breakdown, illness or a prognosis which is challenging or a sense that your simply searching for 'something'.
"Heartland" runs bi monthly 5 days retreats that give you the opportunity to:
reconnect with that deeper part of yourself
experience meditation and quietude
enjoy home cooked vegetarian meals that have you lining up for seconds
morning sessions of tai chi
body massage's are on offer
lay by the pool, swim or simply relax
sit under one of the beautiful tree's on the property
indulge in a little art and learn how to create a painting with Trudi
Sitting in on a chanting evening recently (and I must add here that Heartland is non denominational) with 18 other people, I realised the immediate benefits of sitting with a group of like minded souls who were opening themselves to experience something different.
Les told the group that 'chanting sacred sounds helps to focus and still the mind'. It doesn't matter if you can't sing perfectly, it is designed for you to simply "be" and participate in the flow of sound in a loving space. It was the perfect way to complete the day and I slept soundly that night.
Les has been helping people gain greater perspective within themselves for over half his lifetime now. He also offers private one on one counselling/coaching sessions for people who attend their retreats and also follow up sessions by Skype or telephone.
One lady I spoke to told me it was her third visit to Heartland and that she comes yearly to reconnect to her inner self. "I always feel so fantastic after the 5 days that I gain a new sense of myself plus Heartland really is coming from the heart, in providing a affordable retreat for people like me."
So, if your in need of some quality time, look no further. Heartland's next 5 day retreat will begin late December 2013 and includes New Year's Eve, an excellent time to begin self renewal. There are still a few spaces available and what a great way to see in 2014. Check on their web page and look on their 'Calendar' to see upcoming program through out 2014.