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Mid Winters |
Deep Rest, Reading & Ritual Retreat

Friday 9 August – Monday 12 August 2024
Brass Moon, Wooditjup / Margaret River

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When was the last time you felt deeply rested?

 

 

Slow mornings. Uninterrupted reading time. Hugs in cups. Sleep-ins. Nature soaks. Nourishing food. Sound of rainfall. Golden candlelight. Crisp forest air. Luxe comfort. Starry nights. Starting and finishing a book. Beauty beyond belief. Quiet time with yourself. Alone time with others. Resting your bones.

Join us for an immersive mid winters deep rest, reading and ritual retreat in a magical location nestled in WA’s South West region from 9-12 August 2024.

Winter is the season of doing less and letting go. A time to restore and replenish. To receive quietude and soul nourishment by going in. It’s nature’s pause button – and yours.

This is your permission slip to do nothing. No rules, no rush.

Anyone can be busy; the challenge is to be well rested.

Do you desire to be deeply rested this winter?

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The desire that drove you has relinquished.
There is nothing else to do now but rest
And patiently learn to receive the self
You have forsaken for the race of days.
— John O’Donohue

THE EXPERIENCE

You will be deeply rested and deeply nourished.

We will soak in the lush surrounds of Forest Grove National Park, immerse in rituals and ceremony, relish getting lost in a good book, eat delicious local and seasonal foods, warm your bones by the fire, explore elements of your inner life, and bond with good humans in an exquisitely curated weekend for you.

We designed the retreat that we’ve always wanted to go on.

Expansive days and cozy nights. Spacious ease. Togetherness when you want it. The solitude you’ve been waiting for. Timeless time. Finishing that book you can’t put down. Endless cups of tea. A scheduless schedule. Incredible food that makes you weep. Being held. Lush bedding. Naps and proper sleep. Fresh air that breathes you. The perfectly curated playlist. Scents that make sense. Trees. Trees. Trees.

You can do it all or nothing at all.

Soak in winter and the magic it beholds.

DEEP REST

We will be resting together with intentional pockets of time for resting alone.

Burnout is borrowing energy that you do not have. Rest is how you get it back. Rest is recalibration. Rest is how we repair and recover our spark.

We will be in full devotion to that ‘no time’ feeling. Normalising rest. Getting curious about who we are when we are not always doing. Fatigue and exhaustion are no fun. Learning to rest at a bone-deep level is one of the biggest gifts you can give yourself.

Let us make it easeful for you.

Time for solitude, napping, and wandering. Digital detachment. Being nurtured by nature and each other. The nourishing food you are lovingly made. The words and literary worlds that envelop you. The fire that keeps you warm. The rituals you experience. And the person that you truly are when you let yourself just ‘be’.

Adequate rest promotes stress release, encourages creativity, and strengthens your overall mental health and wellness.

Come rest with us.

The dream of my life
Is to lie down by a slow river
And stare at the light in the trees–
To learn something by being nothing
A little while…
— Mary Oliver

READING

A book is a portal into another world. Getting lost in beautiful words by a big window with a crackling fire and a mug of chai. That’s where you’ll be.

Whether you’re in a reading rut or an avid reader, this is your chance to indulge in continuous reading over a weekend. Tea on tap included.

Reading is for retreating into yourself, and this retreat is for reading.

The quiet contentment of falling in love with characters, being engrossed by an unputdownable story (yes, that is a word), and the grief of a book ending. This retreat is for book lovers and book lovers to be.

One good book can change your life. This retreat will show you how.

Come read with us.

You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. — Paul Sweeney

RITUAL

Rituals are a reminder of the need for sacredness and true rest in our lives.

Rituals make the invisible visible with reverence.

Rituals are simple and profound.

You will experience rituals and practices that will enhance and bring awe to your everyday existence.

We will guide you in learning the game-changing rituals that have supported and transformed our lives, and you will be empowered to create your own.

This retreat offers invitations to receive the gift of tea in stillness, a ritual immersion into our sensory selves, tarot, divination practices, Irish blessings, the art of poetry, beautiful questions, outdoor fire ceremony, star gazing, and meal gathering to explore the magic of intention and your greatest potential.

Come ritual with us.

Tea is ceremonious because we make it sacred: we uplift it. And if tea, why not life? — Wu De

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THE SPACE

We literally gasped on arrival at the Brass Moon.

This magical venue is located 15 minutes south of Wooditjup (Margaret River) and will be our retreat cocoon featuring bespoke furnishings, plush couches, fireplaces, lots of natural light, evergreen gardens, and stunning views of the Marri forest. The Brass Moon is a fully off-grid venue and is committed to living in reciprocity with the earth and all its creatures.

The Row is equally as spectacular.

Four handbuilt stone cottages next door to the Brass Moon and accessible by a beautiful bush path connecting the two properties. The Row is your ideal winter rest cocoon featuring soft and comfortable bed linen, antique furnishings and art, woodburning stove, homely touches and towering forests at your back door. A calming abode that feels like an exhale. Your slow stay awaits. We are seriously obsessed with these beds – and can’t wait for you to join our sleep appreciation club.

Wow, wow. Wowwwww. Okay, WOW. WooooooAHHH. Wow. — Andjelka 

Hooly Dooly. — Tiff

THE FOOD

Lovingly made meals by foodies for foodies.

We will be celebrating the winter season that is with local produce and global flavours from India, South East Asia, Japan, Middle East, and the Mediterranean.

Jess and Zina from Sunny Peach Kitchen create incredibly nourishing and warming foods bursting with flavour and comfort. The menu will include locally sourced protein supporting local regenerative farming that gives back to the earth and soil, and inclusive of all dietary needs.

In short: you will be VERY WELL FED.

All meals are provided and premium reading snacks (because: life) are included.

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. — Virginia Woolf

Well played Virginia.

THE DETAILS

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WHEN

Friday 9 August – Monday 12 August 2024

Arrive from 2.30pm and the retreat begins 4.30pm sharp on Friday.

Retreat ends at midday on Monday.

WHAT’S INCLUDED 

A weekend to close down all your brain tabs…

Rituals cannot be uploaded or downloaded. They are sources of joy and stability in everyday life. Instead of the ceaseless quest for novelty embedded in scrolling, ritual offers the deeper satisfaction of mindful repetition. — Ted Gioia

This retreat is for:

People only know the work of working. They don’t know that the work of not working is the greatest work of all. They only know that everything comes from something. They don’t know that something comes from nothing. If they knew that something came from nothing, they would no longer enslave themselves to things.  — Te-Ch’ing

ROOM OPTIONS

The Brass Moon will be our retreat cocoon offering spacious and inspiring rooms to rest, read, ritual and dine together.

The majority of the accommodation is at The Row – a 5-minute beautiful forest walk from the Brass Moon. Each cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, dining and living space on the ground floor, shared bathroom and shower, wood burning stove, a private veranda looking into pristine bushland, and outdoor sitting space that backs onto the forest.

We have a variety of rooms available from a stunning fully private Rose Room, to king double bedrooms with a private toilet through to single bed shared rooms.

Rose Room: Located in the gardens of the Brass Moon — a majestic space with timber floors, high ceilings, bespoke furnishings, lush bed linens and towels, and an ensuite with a bathtub. Sleeps 2 guests — shared room with two single beds, or can be set up as a king bed for couple sharing.

King Double Bed Private: Located in the grounds of The Row — an elegant main bedroom with its own private toilet, antique furnishings, soft and comfortable bed linen and towels, and thoughtful touches. A cozy hideaway. Sleeps 1 guest.

Single Bed In Shared Room: Located in the grounds of The Row — a charming mezzanine with privacy curtains, antique furnishings, soft and comfortable bed linen and towels, and thoughtful touches. Sleeps 2 guests – shared room with two single beds. Can be shared with a friend or another guest.

If you would like to share a room with your partner or a specific friend, please inform us so we can arrange.

 

PRICING

Rose Room: $1,990 per person

King Double Bed Private: $2,220 per person

Single Bed In Shared Room: $1,880 per person

To secure your deep rest, please complete the Welcome Form and specify your preferred room option.

We kindly ask for a 50% deposit or paid in full to secure your place. The remaining 50% is due 30 days before the start date of retreat.

Read our FAQs including Booking & Cancellation Policy for further insights.

Spaces are limited.

Please get in touch with any questions.

Gradually, you will return to yourself,
Having learned a new respect for your heart
And the joy that dwells deep within slow time.
— John O’Donohue

Let’s deeply rest together.

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YOUR GUIDES

Andjelka & Tiff

We are bursting with excitement to share the invaluable practices and ways of being that are our souls!

Rituals are who we are.

Tiff is a natural nurturer who is happiest when tending to those around her. Her life is guided by the seasons and dedicated to ritual. Tiff basks in reverence and is the ultimate noticer – of the tiny and quiet, the mighty and profound. Tiff’s deets: Vedic meditator, a 4/6 Mani-Gen, Taurus sun, Virgo moon and Pisces rising. She will fill your cup to the point of overflowing with care, delight, and bringing you things before you even know you need them.

Andjelka is a tea lover who is 50% Irish moss at this point. A creator of sacred experiences, she serves tea in ceremonies and marries people as a celebrant. Andjelka is part of a Cha Dao lineage and sits with tea as a daily meditation practice to cultivate true presence and profound downloads about Outlander. Andjelka’s deets: a 1/3 Projector, Vatta dosha, Virgo sun, Capricorn moon, Libra rising, and lived a double Saturn Return. She is writing her first book about pilgrimaging, and all her current reads have food stains.

Collectively, they have 42 baskets between them and their love of hot chips is not on the elemental chart.

This mid winters retreat is a remembering of the importance of deep rest and an invitation to meet your most rested self – so you too can flourish.

Much love and until we meet,

Andjelka & Tiff

 

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What if I told you that if you simply mix starlight, solitude, silence and softness, you may just learn everything you’ve ever needed to know about everything you hadn’t known? — Victoria Erickson

CONTACT US

To book your place, please complete the Welcome Form.

Email deeprestplease@gmail.com with any questions about this retreat.

Rested, we are ready for the world but not held hostage by it; rested, we care again for the right things and the right people in the right way. In rest we re-establish the goals that make us more generous, more courageous, more of an invitation, someone we want to remember, and someone others would want to remember too. — David Whyte