Adelaide Mindfulness Retreats

My Balm
I close my eyes and sigh, and here I am
lying in the hammock in my heart.

Moving gently, with the soft air of my breath.

When I fall from my head past my words,
I’m caught lovingly by the hammock
of my heart and rocked to its rhythmic beat.

It is my peace, my rest, my quiet,
cradled in the hammock of my heart.
It is constant; it is safe to be held
in the hammock of my heart.

No place to go
Nothing to do
Nobody to please

It is my altar, my blessing, my balm,
here in the hammock of my heart.

- Jane O’Shea


Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Retreats

Our silent meditation retreats aim to provide you with an oasis of silence, comfort and calm, allowing you a breathing space to unplug, replenish and reset.

Adelaide Mindfulness Retreats

Offering: 4-hour in person and 5-day online / in person retreats

In our life we are frequently operating in a doing mode, often multi-tasking which can feel like we are chasing to catch our breath. This pace can often be relentless, whereby we are constantly wired and plugged in, struggling to switch off. This can have a negative impact on our ability to be present in our lives.

Our wellbeing, relationships and our performance at work and play can all be affected, bringing added suffering both physically and mentally.

Retreats can assist us to feel our way back home, to a sense of being grounded and balanced. They can also reignite or deepen our mindfulness practice.

We offer regular 4-hour silent retreats and an annual 5-day residential silent retreat and online retreat.

The 4-hour silent retreat is structured to allow you to immerse yourself in a mindful compassionate presence. Tina and Emma provide a gentle flow of led compassion-based mindfulness practices. Within this structure is the quiet freedom to move in and out of the garden and the practices themselves as you need to ensure the morning meets your needs and is nourishing for your body, mind and heart. 

Online 5-Day Silent Meditation Retreat

Tina Gibson and Siri Chandler will be offering this retreat from the 6th to the 10th of October 2021.

For details of registration please email Tina.

5-Day Silent Retreat in Phuket

We will be offering this wonderful retreat again in October 2022. Click here to find out more.


Retreat dates

2021 Dates for Sophia

  • Aug 7th
  • Oct 2nd
  • Dec 4th 

On-line 3-hour retreats in 2021: 

  • TBA

To register for a retreat email Tina

Sophia retreat details

Time: 9.00am - 1.00pm

Venue: Sophia Centre, 225 Cross Rd Cumberland Park, SA 5041

Cost: Full fee $50 (thank you for supporting concession places)
Past participants & concession $40

Herbal teas are provided.

Upon registration a reminder follow up email will also be sent out one week before hand.

“Every retreat day is exciting and soothing. I experience them as sailing to a small island in an azure blue sea. The meditation practices are my boat. The release from speaking is a gift. You can safely just let yourself go into your own experience without the anxiety that someone is going to jolt you out of the deep relaxation your body and mind is sinking into. I simply love these retreats and look forward to their arrival with gladness in my heart.”

- Keith Smith
Compassion-Based Mindfulness Programs and Workshops:
Creating and delivering individual sessions or group training in Mindfulness, Meditation, Compassion and 
Self-Compassion to manage problematic stress and anxiety.
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