Here and Now Retreat - March 2020
A Three Day Life-Changing Journey For Urban Professionals
Escape from the hustle and bustle of city life to recentre, reconnect, and recharge….
Experience Deep Levels Of Calm
During the retreat, you will spend a significant amount of time deep in meditation, releasing long-term stress from within your physiology. You leave feeling a profound sense of calm pulsating through your entire body with a renewed enthusiasm to take on everything you are committed to.
Cultivate New Layers Of Clarity
During the retreat, you explore how meditation and mindfulness are profound tools for entering new stages of self-development and heightening levels of consciousness. You gain a newfound depth of self-awareness that carries into every area of your life – professionally, personally, socially, and family.
Become A Confident Meditation Practitioner
During the retreat, you learn an effortless self-led meditation technique that is easy, enjoyable, and effective. You leave feeling highly competent and confident to practise on your own and continue to unravel new heights of calm and clarity.
Your Expert Hosts
Walter pioneered the development and teaching of a wide range of methods designed to maximise the professional and personal potential of individuals, teams and organisations. Walter is an international consultant who regularly consults to the top senior management teams of Australian public and private sector organisations in the areas of corporate development, leading organisational change (specialising in organisational cultural change), leadership development, teambuilding, communication skills and strategic business planning. Walter began meditation in 1970 and has continued ever since. Mindfulness meditation training has always been part of Walter’s leadership and personal development programmes.
For over 15 years Robert has worked with senior teams and management all over the world assisting them create the leadership and corporate cultures that support them to achieve their vision and goals. He was a foundation member of Mckinsey’s Mindsets and Capabilities initiative and has extensive experience in C Suite and Senior Team Facilitation and Coaching. He has a variety of qualifications in a various leadership and stress management courses, as well as years of experience running corporate personal development companies. Outside of work, his love of The Himalayas led him to create “Conscious Trekking”, a travel company taking like-minded people to discover ‘spirit of place’ in the mountains.
Kevin is the Co-Founder and Chief Meditation Officer at Centred Meditation. He reluctantly came to meditation out of desperation to rid himself of the detrimental effects of stress. Years down the track of cumulative benefits, Kevin now dedicates his life to making this untapped resource more accessible to urban professionals through his world-first corporate meditation studio as well as his highly sought-after meditation and mindfulness programs with many of Australia’s leading businesses. He regularly features in the media – print, radio, and TV – and is also a proud lululemon Ambassador.
Nikki is the Co-Founder and Marketing Guru at Centred Meditation. It was while studying to be a Psychologist at University when she experienced first hand the visceral effects of stress on her mind and body: constant anxiety, muscle spasms, digestive issues and the list goes on. She stumbled upon meditation online, and was overwhelmed by it’s immediate effects on all aspects of her life. She has since directed a non-profit organisation, trained as an Ayurvedic Practitioner, and travelled around the world organising, undertaking, and facilitating personal development and leadership programmes.
Each cabin has two single beds and an en suite, and there are private or shared rooms available. Heating blankets and electric heaters ensure the cabins are kept warm and cosy.
Delicious vegetarian dishes are freshly prepared for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Tea and coffee is available at all times throughout the day.
A spacious meditation hall hosts all of our sessions, with heated floors to keep you especially comfortable!
Urban professionals seeking to experience greater levels of calm, clarity, and confidence. Some prior experience with meditation is encouraged, but not required.
Our retreat is located in spectacular natural surrounds just over an hour from Sydney at 150 MacArthur Drive, Wilton.
The nearest train station is 15 mins away at Picton and we are happy to arrange transport to collect you from there.
Contact us for information on car pooling!
Starts Thursday 12th March at 7:00pm
Ends Sunday 15th March at 4:00pm
Shared Room: $999
Private Room: $1299
(Cost includes all meals, accommodation, and sessions)
The retreat was one of the most transformational things I have done. I was sure meditation wasn’t for me, but after only three days, it is something that I have since brought into my life, a practice that I use day in day out and makes an enormous impact on my life.Barton
I didn’t think three days would be enough, but it was! I can’t believe how much I learned about myself in such a short time. Before the retreat, I had been banging my head against the wall trying to change the external which I now know was a futile endeavour. The reality is that the world is going to stay the same, I just needed to find a way to effectively deal with it. The retreat completely changed the way I react internally to the external. Looking back, the moment I hit the booking button was a life-changing turning point for me.Emilia
I’ve been meditating for about 15 years and had never been to a meditation retreat before. It was a really amazing experience! Nikki and Kevin set it up beautifully, it was a wonderfully open group of people who came and I left feeling remarkably uncluttered and clear and which was a real gift.Terence
I came to the retreat thinking I was going to get a better understanding about meditation, and I absolutely did. Every myth I had about meditation has been completely bust and I now feel so comfortable meditating on my own. However, the additional sessions have actually been life-changing! We examined our thought patterns and behaviour patterns in really practical ways and I have come out feeling a better person. The value of the retreat has far exceeded my expectations and I can’t wait to come back on another retreat!Lauren
There was a perfect balance of meditation, and other sessions to enable holistic growth and transformation. The addition of having access to the facilitators, including through one on one coaching to address any specific questions, queries or concerns was highly beneficial and very impactful.
The accommodation was sufficient, the meals were delicious and healthy and it was organised in such a way that everything was handled and the weekend flowed without a hitch.
I attended the Here and Now Retreat on the 19-22 Sept 2019. I was introduced to this retreat by a friend who has attended previous retreats. I am a Senior Project Manager at a Top 5 ICT Company where things can get a little stressful.
Nikki, Kev and Robert were key in making me feel welcomed and safe throughout the retreat. At first I was not too sure what I needed or wanted to change, but by the end I walked away with a clear goal and understanding on how I can improve myself. I have been implementing these changes and feel so much more relaxed and present when dealing with situations that in the past may have created a lot of stress in my life.
I cannot thank the team enough at Centred Meditation for making me feel like a part of their family, encouraging me throughout and getting me to step out of my comfort zone in a safe way.
Since attending I have had the opportunity to stand up in front of 50+ staff to present a talk, which I would never have done in the past.Genelle