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Retreats and Experiences

CERES Retreats and Experiences reach out into our local communities and spaces, to engage in deep learning and sharing and connect with land and spirit. Join us on a deeply nourishing and life affirming journey.

2021 Webinars:

Autumn Yarnings May 2021

In this 3 part webinar series we heard from Australia’s First Nations voices sharing their stories and cultural wisdoms, providing an opportunity for deep listening in order to open the door for understanding and healing.

To be still brings peace – and it brings understanding. When we are really still in the bush, we concentrate. We are aware of the anthills and the turtles and the water lilies. Our culture is different. We are asking our fellow Australians to take time to know us; to be still and to listen to us…
Miriam Rose 2021

Annabelle Sharman: Wednesday 5th May

Annabelle Sharman is a proud Mutti Mutti Woman, who honours her ancestral cultural heritage, knowledge and wisdom. Annabelle is a healer, social worker, certified holistic counsellor, life coach and writer with an extensive career in mental health, trauma and recovery. She is a passionate humanitarian with a dreaming to heal Australia.

Tyson Yunkaporta: Wednesday 19th May

Tyson Yunkaporta is an academic, an art critic, and a researcher who belongs to the Apalech Clan in far north Queensland. He carves traditional tools and weapons and also works as a senior lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges at Deakin University in Melbourne.

Tyson is also the acclaimed author of Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World, the remarkable book that provides a template for living. It’s about how lines and symbols and shapes can help us make sense of the world. It’s about how we learn and how we remember. It’s about talking to everybody and listening carefully. It’s about finding different ways to look at things.

Yin Paradis:Wednesday 26th May

Dr Yin Paradis is an Aboriginal-Asian-Anglo Australian of the Wakaya people from the Gulf of Carpentaria. He is a Professor of Race Relations at Deakin University, where he conducts research on racism and anti-racism as well as teaching and researching Indigenous knowledges and decoloniality. Yin is a climate and ecological activist who is committed to understanding and interrupting the devastating impacts of modern societies. He seeks meaningful mutuality of becoming and embodied kinship with all life through transformed ways of knowing, being and doing that are grounded in wisdom, humility, respect and generosity.


Nature Based Leadership Training

March – November 2021

This course recognises and builds on contributions from ecology, indigenous wisdom, environmental studies, eco-psychology, spiritual traditions, and place-based education, synthesizing and applying them to our local context.

Nature-based leadership draws on these and other disciplines to nurture leadership in all aspects of society, with the aim that people in all relationships—with themselves, others and the Earth itself—contribute to a healthy, peaceful and regenerative present and future.

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Mapuru – Arnhem Land

Dates to be confirmed June – August 2022

We are privileged to run trips to the remote Homeland Community of Mäpuru in East Arnhem Land. A unique opportunity to learn about Yolngu culture from Indigenous leaders passing on their traditional skills and knowledge in basket weaving and bush survival.

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