A Circles of Trust® retreat on Tasmania’s  magnificent Freycinet Peninsula – delivered in collaboration with premium Tasmanian hiking tour operator, Freycinet Experience.

Transitioning from ocean to beautiful bushland, the wide and wonderful Friendly Beaches of Tasmania’s Freycinet Peninsula are our host, and our metaphor for the transitions of life, during this beautiful four-day retreat.

From the gentlest to the largest, life’s changes leave jetsam on our shores. When uncovered in the sand these treasures of the tidelines reveal something of their journey from the deep. In this retreat, participants will explore the tidelines of their own lives. 

A wellness and courage-building experience, the retreat takes place within the exquisite ancient beauty of the Freycinet National Park on the breathtaking east coast of Tasmania. It uses the courageous reflective-dialogue processes of Parker J. Palmer’s Circles of Trust®. Together with intentional others, the program offers both safety and challenge within which to explore personal and professional questions of change.
Held within the sustainable eco-design and simple deep comfort of the award-winning and architecturally-designed Friendly Beaches Lodge, this is a place to meander barefoot, be inspired, renewed, and nurtured with fine food – and allow the roaring beach to send you to sleep each night.
When: Friday 18th to Monday 21st October, 2019.

What: Accommodation, all meals, guided walks, and full retreat program.

Group size: 5-14 people

Cost: $2500 per person.

What to Expect: Together with other participants, you will engage in small-group and whole-group dialogues and activities focused on evocative texts and questions.

You will experience silence, solitude, journaling for reflection and time outdoors in the beautiful natural world treasure that is Friendly Beaches. You will also experience connection and opportunity to tell stories from your own life and work and listen to the stories and reflections of others. Weaving and sharing these generous processes allows deep exploration of the transitions of the inner and outer life, and the unfolding of personal courage.
The Tidelines Circle of Trust presents process which supports and enlarges self-awareness, generosity and leadership.
Your Facilitators: Rosalie (Rosie) & Richard (Rich) Martin are both accredited facilitators with the Centre for Courage & Renewal
Registration & Questions: Secure your place and connect directly with Rosie here.
Rosie 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 Risdon Prison.
Rich 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.

Quick Facts:

Retreat Duration: 3 nights & 4 days

Departs: The Old Woolstore Hotel, Hobart @ 8.00am Day 1

Returns: The Old Woolstore Hotel, Hobart @ 5.30 on Day 4 (airport drop-offs are possible on request)

Maximum group size: 14 guests

Accommodation: The exclusive Friendly Beaches Eco Lodge (private residence)

Meals: Meals are lovingly prepared, showcasing flavoursome Tasmanian ingredients.

Transport: All on-ground transport ex Hobart and boat transfers at Freycinet are provided

About the Lodge:

Deep within the Freycinet National Park, Friendly Beaches Lodge has been called the invisible lodge. Tucked into a secluded 130-hectare private sanctuary just 100 metres from the beach. You’ll return here after a day of walking and workshops to relax and enjoy a delicious dinner and sleep in your spacious, private bedroom. The aim in the building of the lodge was to make its environmental footprint as minimal as possible. The sun and rain provide energy and water. The lodge’s busy kitchen produces minimal waste and includes a comprehensive recycling program, whilst composting toilets ensure the lodge’s pristine setting remains undisturbed.