Bay of Fires – Tasmania 2019-04-29T11:41:01+00:00

Tasmania

Trip dates: There are no planned trips

Are you ready for an experience of beauty, simplicity and nurture in wild nature?

Join with us in the wilds of Tasmania’s east coast for a down-to-earth luxury retreat – 5 days of nature immersion  including guided walks, meditation, yoga, rewilding and deep ecology practices. A journey to collectively facilitate a state of quiet connection with ourselves, each other and the landscape.

To book a place on this incredible journey, please fill in the online trip registration form here.

I feel very nurtured and deeply nourished on many levels from this trip. It has filled my cup and lightened my soul. I feel replenished and have a deepened sense of purpose in my life.  Superb location and excellent accommodation. Amazing locally sourced, deliciously cooked plentiful food. Passionate, focused, supportive facilitators. (Marie, Tas Trip 2018)

Accommodation: 

Our journey will begin with a 1 hour walk to get to our base and home over the coming 5 days, The Bay of Fires Lodge – a modest yet stunning eco lodge nestled in the coastal heath along the majestic sea shore. Set on a hilltop looking out to the pristine white sandy beaches, aqua blue sea and surrounded National Park, the Lodge is the only building on 20km of coastal wilderness giving way to complete isolation.

All accommodation is twin share. Single travellers may be required to share a twin room with another person of the same gender or special requests for a single room can be arranged for an additional price.

Menu: 

The menu is designed from as much Tasmanian grown produce as possible with a focus on yummy, simple recipes utilising food as medicine principles from a Naturopathic perspective.

We will also have a naturopath joining us giving the opportunity, for those who are interested, to incorporate herbal medicine into the daily experience.

Itinerary: 

The Itinerary has been carefully crafted to provide a mix of organised daily activities including walks, meditation, yoga, and deep nature connection practices along with plenty of free time to relax and soak up the incredibly beautiful environment and surroundings. 

Walking times:

Our daily walks will vary between 1 – 5 hours per day along beaches and undulating coastal heath landscapes. On day 1 and 5 of the trip we will be required to walk the 1 hour in and out of the lodge location with all our personal items in our backpack. This is typically about a 10kg pack but depends on what you decide to bring.

Deep Nature Connection Practices:

By understanding our relationships with the animals, plants, weather and wind, and various aspects of the natural environment around us, we activate what are known as ‘the attributes of connection’ – happiness, vitality, the ability to listen deeply, increase empathy, helpfulness, true aliveness and gratitude for life, compassion, forgiveness and the quiet mind. These practices will be woven into the program along with rewilding skills such as fire-by-friction, and natural fibre weaving/string making.

Philosophy Behind the Trip

A modest, grounded and earthy proposal to enliven the way we show up to the world.

Let’s build a stunning silence. Open ourselves to sway in the language of stillness.  Let’s go back to that wide open space we may have forgotten how to handle or name. Lets remember our intimate entanglement with the natural landscapes around us. In finding a new our own synergy with the wild we can begin to re-recognise ourselves.

To sign up: 

To sign up to the trip and join this incredible journey, please fill in the online trip registration form here.

Once we receive your form we will send out an invoice for a $300 deposit to confirm your place.

Cost Breakdown: 

$2390 Includes:

Return transfers between Launceston and the walk base
4 nights accommodation at Bay of Fires Lodge
Fresh, nutritious meals based on all local Tasmanian ingredients
National Park pass
Facilitator support
5 days of meditation, yoga, plus nature immersion activities
Individualised herbal tincture for each guest
Pre trip preparation and support

Facilitators: 

Amalia Patourakis
Amalia is a naturopath, massage therapist and wilderness walking guide committed to exploring how health, our natural environment and our communities can have a positive interplay that considers and benefits each part of the whole.

Claire Dunn
Claire has a passion for fostering deep connection to earth, self and community, and ‘rewilding’ both our inner and outer landscapes. She has been offering reconnecting and rewilding workshops and retreats since 2005 and is a trained Vision Quest guide. She is the author of her  memoir My Year Without Matches: Escaping the City in Search of the Wild.

Sophie Edwards
Sophie is the CERES Global Coordinator and comes to the trip with her experience as a Tasmanian bushwalking guide and trained Yoga teacher.  She is passionate about experiential learning and challenging people to think about themselves and the world differently. She believes that relationships and stories are what really touch and move people.

For More Informtion: 

Contact sophie@ceres.org.au

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Testimonials:

For my first opportunity to travel with CERES Global I was so well rewarded. I now carry with me a deeper sense of peace within myself. Sophie, Amalia and Claire, aka the ‘Three Mamas’, generated and held such an exquisite space and provided us all with the opportunitiy to connect with others, the land and re-connect with the deep inspiriation of the spiritual self. 
The eco-lodge accommodation was divine. The food was 80% Tassie produce and Amalia’s passion and thoughtfullness in sourcing and preparing provided us with a deep sense of nourishment and care. The landscape was spectacular and the weather was apt. The perfect mix of wild crazy weather and sunshine in a landscape seeking to be re-known and tended with care. The program schedule was exactly what I needed – a blend of eco-arts and creativity, nature walks & rewilding activities, and opportunities for personal sharing and connecting. I loved the string making and eco dyeing. The yoga opened me up in the morning and the silent walks gave my inner child a chance to re-connect with its own wonder and joy. Thank you so so much. In gratitude, xxx (Sarah, Tas Trip 2018)

The care Sophie showed to the group was so nurturing and outstanding, the food and the energy Amalia put in was incredible, and the activities led by Claire were stimulating and thought-provoking. The Bay of Fires location spiritually profound! All the ingredient of a truly special and memorable experience we will talk about for a life-time. THANK YOU SO MUCH. (Ian, Tas Trip 2018)

This trip is a partnership between CERES Global,  naturelab42°  and Nature’s Apprentice

On behalf of all of us, we would like to thank  Melbourne Meditation Centre, Summer Healing Yoga Brunswick, Flow Through Yoga, and Yoghari Healing.

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How much will it cost?
$2390 for the 5 day journey

This Includes:

  • Return transfers between Launceston and the walk base
  • 4 nights accommodation at Bay of Fires Lodge
  • Fresh, nutritious meals based on all local Tasmanian ingredients
  • National Park pass
  • Facilitator support
  • 5 days of meditation, guided walks, yoga, plus nature immersion activities
  • Individualised herbal tincture for each guest
  • Pre trip preparation and support

For all enquiries: 

Email
global@ceres.org.au

Phone
(03) 9389 0183

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