August 2011 Newsletter – The Gathering Retreat

The Gathering Retreat

Escape the cycle of perpetual overwhelm!

October 28th, 29th and 30th

I have been told many times by clients and those in spirit that when individuals come to me for help they never really know what they are going to get but it is always exactly what they need!  So the following is an outline of the theme and program for the weekend, but as always with me there will be organic flow as required.

Life is becoming busier and busier, time is speeding up and some say that we have entered the “Quickening”, the period leading up to December 2012. Whatever is going to happen in the future is in some ways irrelevant. We all need to find peace, joy and fulfillment in the now. Unfortunately, many individuals feel as though they are living with constant overload of information; people, advertising, emails, TV etc.  The Gathering Retreat will a gathering of like minded souls who want to spend time gathering the many fractured aspects of themselves and re-integrating them into a synergistic whole.  Finding your sacred centre of Self, the place of calm in the surrounding storm.  The Gathering Retreat will give you the breathing space to gather your senses and unwind.  Having your mobile phone on is not an option during the day.

The weekend will involve the dissemination of information and processes to help you move forward no matter the outward storm of society.  There will be exercises to connect with the many aspects of yourself as well as exercises for healing.  We will go through the different stages of mind/soul development using variety of mediums; discussion, self-contemplation, storytelling, meditation and art materials.  (Don’t be afraid of the words “art materials” you will find your creativity even if you feel you do not have a creative bone in your body!)

You will leave the retreat feeling stronger; mentally, emotionally and spiritually, more in tune with yourself and more connected into the flow of your own life.  Renewed and relaxed. You will also be well equipped to keep your energy and the spaces that you live in clear.

The Gathering Retreat Fees (excluding accommodation)

  • $450 per person if paid in full before October 8th
  • $495 per person if paid after October 8th

Morning and afternoon tea on Saturday and Sunday, Saturday and Sunday lunch and Saturday night dinner are included.

Make your booking early as places at The Gathering Retreat are limited

The Gathering Retreat Program

Friday Night

  • Gathering, meet and greet and a guided meditation

Saturday & Sunday

  • Psychic Protection, Keeping your energy and space clear
  • quick and easy healing processes to deal with day to day discomfort
  • Deepening your meditation with self-hypnosis processes
  • Why we are all stuck
  • Discussion on the different levels and attributes of mind including aspects of yourself – male and female, dark and light.
  • Do you need to worry about 2012 and what can you personally do?
  • bringing it all together for transformation and evolution of your soul
  • re-creation of the Self
  • Animal Totem for healing and guidance

Saturday Evening Program

  • 7.00 pm evening meal for all The Gathering participants
  • 8.30 to 9.30 Healing Circle will be available for those who feel material has arisen for them during the day that needs to be addressed.


  • Retreat program runs from 9.00 am to 3 pm
  • 12 noon checkout of accommodation rooms

The Gathering Retreat Venue – Shara Sanctuary & Retreat

The Gathering Event will be the inaugural workshop to be held at the newly created Shara Sanctuary & Retreat which opens in mid Sept 2011.

Shara Sanctuary & Retreat offers a place of peace and tranquillity, away from the demands of everyday life, allowing you time to relax, re-energise and reconnect with yourself in a safe and nurturing environment.  Located on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, the property sits on 4.3 acres overlooking the McLaren Flat vineyards.

Shara Sanctuary & Retreat offers luxury accommodation, gift shop, new-age library, infra-red sauna, and solar heated swimming pool with waterfall.


We are booking the entire Shara Sanctuary & Retreat for The Gathering Retreat.  If booking a room you will be delighted with the retreats facilities whilst enjoying the luxurious accommodation.  You will need to provide your own evening meal on Friday night or it can be pre- organized at the retreat for an additional charge.  There are numerous eating venues in the area or you could choose to cook your own in the chefs gourmet kitchen at the Shara Sanctuary & Retreat.

The Gathering Retreat participants may choose to book accommodation at the Shara Sanctuary & Retreat itself, or there are a number of other accommodation venues in the region.  I will be staying at the Shara Sanctuary & Retreat, so it will be great to share this beautiful venue with you. Please be aware that there are only 9 shared accommodation spaces available at the retreat so be quick to avoid disappointment. The following is a list of luxury rooms reserved for participants. (all prices are inclusive of GST).  Accommodation cost also includes breakfast on Saturday and Sunday Morning.

Golden Orb Suite (3 share)

  • 1 King + 1 single, private ensuite
  • $245 oer night single occupancy
  • $120 per person per night double occupancy
  • $85 per person per night triple occupancy

Hummingbird Suite (2 share)

  • 1 double bed with private ensuite
  • $225 per person per night single occupancy
  • $110 per person per night double occupancy

Bougainvillea Suite (2 share)

  • 1 queen bed, shared ensuite with Freesia Suite
  • private verandah overlooking the vineyard and swimming pool
  • $210 per person per night single occupancy
  • $110 per person per night double occupancy

Freesia Suite (2 share)

  • 1 queen bed, shared ensuite with Freesia Suite
  • private verandah overlooking the vineyard and swimming pool
  • $210 per person per night single occupancy
  • $110 per person per night double occupancy

Check in time is from 2pm on Friday and checkout 12 noon on Sunday. So if you can, come early and enjoy the beautiful venue and retreat facilities before The Gathering Retreat program begins.

All guests have full use of the Retreats facilities as discussed above.

Morning and afternoon tea on Saturday and Sunday, Saturday and Sunday lunch and Saturday night dinner are included in your retreat fees.

It is highly recommended that you choose to stay in the area during The Gathering Retreat, (Fri and Sat nights) either at the Shara Sanctuary & Retreat if you get in first or other accommodation venues in the region.  If this is not possible, you can choose to attend The Gathering Retreat during the day 9.00 am – 9.30 pm Saturday and 9.00 am – 3.00 pm Sunday.

Accommodation bookings are to be made directly through Shamarie’s Body and Mind Therapies. To make a booking a 50% deposit is required, and the balance is payable by Friday 28th October.

Please note: as we are booking the entire Retreat facilities for this intimate workshop, refunds are not available on any accommodation bookings (unless we are able to re-book your room to another participant, in which case a full refund would be given less a small administration charge).  After payment of your deposit to reserve your room, the balance is then due and payable by Friday 28th October 2011 at the very latest. Many thanks for honouring our terms & conditions.

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