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Women's Retreat - Transitioning Inward

  • Vines and Branches 27 Bonds Road Lower Plenty, VIC, 3093 Australia (map)

A weekend to gather with sisters in yoga, meditation, women's circle, organic wholesome eating, nature, sacred space, yin time, creative movement and sound.

Autumn invites nature to shed.. to transition into a cycle of letting go. Come dedicate time for nourishment, self care and reflection.

Just 30 minutes from the CBD at Vines and Branches in Lower Plenty, Victoria. You'll feel far from the hustle and bustle at this healing sanctuary rich in gum trees, and wildlife, walking distance to the Yarra River.

- Facilitated by Sally Meredith, Liarna Conder & Laura Escudero
- 5pm Fri 13th April - 5pm Sun 15th April
- 2 nights on site twin or triple share accommodation
- opening & closing ceremony
- Yoga & guided embodied practices
- meditation & times of silence
- welcome bag upon arrival
- all meals and refreshments (Vegetarian and mostly organic)
- women's circles
- workshops (restorative yoga for women's health, exploring yoga's other limbs, womb meditation, moon/seasonal/life/menstrual cycles, rituals for letting go/connection/intention setting)

Invest in YOU
Payment plan available
$510 pp FULL
$490 pp EARLY BIRD (with deposit made by March 1st)
$100 deposit to reserve you place


Meet your facilitators and hosts:

Sally Meredith
Sally deeply values the importance of cultivating a friendliness and kindness that begins within our relationship toward ourselves. This is one of the greatest gifts she has received from the yogic path. Being intrigued by the experiential anatomy of our bodies and timeless yogic concepts, Sally's offerings will guide you on a poetic journey with your breath, body and heart. Sally is a Yoga teacher, dancer, massage therapist and sacred activist. For the last few years, Sally has been learning from and working alongside her teacher, mentor and dear friend Gwyn Williams in the art of Zenthai Shiatsu. She looks forward to bringing the lens of Chinese Medicine into her offerings during this retreat, Looking at how we can explore, apply and embody the 5 elements of Chinese Medicine in yoga poses, diet and lifestyle choice, self care, the rhythm of our cycles as women, and the seasons of nature.

She says: "As we learn how to be at home in our own body and being, there is no way of escaping the deep "connectedness" and harmony that occurs in our relationships with the natural world outside of us. We are in fact nature."

You can read more at:

Liarna Conder
Liarna is most passionate about creating nurturing and supportive environments for people to explore and attune to the innate wisdom of the body through dance and the healing arts practices. She is particularly dedicated to working with trauma that has locked in the body and relational field; thus showing up through the narrative and creating disharmony in ones life. She loves working with dance and movement as tools to share the story and acknowledge what is there in order to bring a greater sense of balance and harmony through the body and life experience. Liarna also works with the Art2Healing organization which is an organization that works with women in Nepal whom have survived sex slavery and exploitation. The projects works with art therapy and yoga to support these women to connect with their bodies in an empowered way; to honour their womanhood and love and respect themselves wholeheartedly. Liarna is very much looking forward to coming together with sisters in this sacred retreat space. She believes that the power of coming together; to see, hear, acknowledge and share is something that cant be put into words.. A power that is truly shifting humanity at this time.

Liarna run her own business “Rhythm and Resonance” where she offers holistic counseling, breath work, ceremonial dance journeys and somatic based practices.

Laura Escudero
Laura’s work promotes self-reflection and contemplation with self-acceptance, compassion, awareness and grace. Laura is passionate about community, creative expression and knowledge of one’s identity, values and beliefs. Her work integrates her Cultural heritage and background in anthropology with her passion and extensive training in yoga, somatics, dance, cosmology and intangible cultural heritage. Laura offers workshops, dance, yoga, movement or dialogue for community cultural development, to build awareness and education around various issues and world causes. Laura is looking forward to collaborating again with her sisters Sally and Liarna in creating a safe space for women to authentically connect to themselves, others and the whole. A safe space where women can support each other in nourishing themselves, expressing, shedding and letting go while in the context of the cycles of nature and the elements. Laura look’s forward to bringing in her own experience and healing journey of the sacred feminine through free movement, embodiment and somatic practices, mantra and meditation, yoga, partner and bodywork, self-care, sisterhood, community, ritual, cycles of nature and women.

Laura runs her own business “Embodhi Spirit” where she offers embodiment and somatic practices, yoga, Thai Yoga massage, dance journeys and free movement meditations. For more information visit:

Great mystery,
teach me how to trust my heart.
My mind.
My intuition.
My inner knowing.
The senses of my body.
The blessings of my spirit.
Teach me to trust these things.
So that I may enter my Sacred Space.
And love beyond fear.
And thus walk in balance.
With the passing of each glorious sun.

~Lakota Prayer

We look forward to sharing with you on retreat.

With love,
Sally, Liarna and Lau

Earlier Event: June 25
Journeying Within - Sri Lanka
Later Event: September 14
Elements Embodied - Bali