Autumn Retreat

AUTUMN 2019: Friday to Sunday
DATE: MAY 3rd – 5th
TIME: Friday 1.30pm ~ Sunday 2.30pm
The Sublime Art of Gathering In
$415   (Deposit: $100)

‘In mystical life,
gathering-in is prayer and silent contemplation,
adoration, and thanksgiving;
giving is the performing of acts of love and justice in the world’

– Rumi

For most of us, our giving channel is more developed than our receiving channel.  Yet Rumi speaks of the sublime art of gathering-in, this elevation of receptivity shows us how important it is for us to be filled with sacred energy so we can be generous with our love in this world.

We need to become familiar with how it feels to open our receptivity, to fill up with the vibration of spirit, and how to notice when we have been giving out when it is time to gather in once more. 

Rumi says: Breathe in through worship the majestic peace, bliss, and strength of the Most High; breathe out in loving and just action the power that has been bestowed on you by the Beloved.

Our Friend will guide us in practices to help us experience the beauty of receptivity and how deeply nourishing it is, and she will give an inspiring discourse on this sublime teaching from Rumi.



  • Georgia’s heartcentering songs and music
  • Inspired practical teachings on the integration of loving qualities into daily life
  • Meditation practice
  • Times for reflection and sharing
  • Rumi & Hafiz ~ Sufi Poetry
  • Heartcentering Movement
  • Responding to the need of the moment
  • Exploring the beauty of Jervis Bay


When you book in for a Retreat we will discuss the wonderful accommodation that is offered in two Community owned houses in Vincentia, each with beautiful rooms.
Georgia or Susan will give you the contact details so this can be organised for you.  The cost is $30 per night.
Depending on the numbers you should be able to have a room on your own with a shared bathroom.

RETREAT starting time 1.30 with afternoon tea at Heartcentre on the first day.
ARRIVE at your Homestay between 12.30pm – 1.00pm to unpack and set up your space.
You are welcome to have your prepared lunch there.
RETREAT finishing time: 2.30pm on Sunday after lunch.
Cost of Seasonal Retreats: $415
Cost of Summer Extended Retreats: $540
Deposit: $100 to confirm your place. Deposit is non refundable / transferrable.
Concessions: Can be negotiated with Susan if you would otherwise miss out. You can also apply to receive financial assistance from Heartcentre’s Emerald Filled Pocket.
The cost includes the program – as well as two delicious homemade lunches and dinner on Friday night.
Saturday night dinner:  ‘bring your own ready made’ and it is shared in a community house around the corner.


Many people have already told us which Retreats they want to book in to for 2019.
Please check with Heartcentre that there are spaces available in the Retreat you are interested in attending before you pay your deposit.  If there are spaces available your deposit will secure your place.

Please contact us to book.


If you are planning to come to a Heartcentre Retreat and you have special requirements with food eg allergies, strong dislikes, we are very happy to cater for your needs.
Please email to Georgia the list of foods you cannot eat so your needs can be taken into account when preparing the menus.

We both look forward to welcoming you to Heartcentre in 2019.
In peace and with love
Susan & Georgia

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