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

Adelaide Mindfulness Mindful Self-Compassion Retreats aim to provide you with an oasis of silence, comfort and calm, allowing you a breathing space to unplug and reset.

Adelaide Mindfulness Retreats

“When you become aware of silence, immediately there is that state of inner still alertness. You are present. You have stepped out of thousands of years of collective human conditioning.” - Eckhart Tolle

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.

The 4-hour silent retreat is structured to allow you to immerse yourself in a mindful compassionate presence. Tina provides a gentle flow of led compassion-based mindfulness practices. In amongst 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. 

5-Day Silent Retreat in Phuket

We will be offering this wonderful retreat again next year in October 2021. Click here to find out more.


Retreat dates

 2020 Dates for Sophia:

  • Oct 24 This is now full...
  • Dec 5th -

2021 Dates for Sophia

  • Feb 6th
  • April 9th
  • June 12th
  • Aug 7th
  • Oct 2nd
  • Dec 4th 

On-line 3-hour retreats: 

  • Sept 26th 
  • November 21st 

To register for a retreat email Tina

Deepening Practice Sessions

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) past participants are welcome to attend these 3-hour sessions in the afternoon post the morning retreats.

The format: the afternoon will involve thought provoking exercises, contemplations, small and larger group sharing, new teachings and short meditations. Each session will have a different theme relating to MSC.

Cost: $30 or $20 if attending the silent retreat the same day. Please simply bring cash on the day.
Venue: Sophia, 225 Cross Road, Cumberland Park

Times: 2pm - 5pm

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.

Deepening Practice Sessions

October 24th


December 5th 

Theme: Trauma sensitive mindfulness, exploring our window of tolerance; what helps what doesn't to be in our window.

2021 Dates for Sophia

  • Feb 6th
  • April 9th
  • June 12th
  • Aug 7th
  • Oct 2nd
  • Dec 4th 

To register for an afternoon session email Tina

“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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