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 Women's Retreat

Nurture & Nourish
Women's Retreat

A women's retreat designed to Nurture & Nourish YOU with organic vegetarian food, yoga, relaxation & meditation, sacred women's circle, dancing & singing.

  • Date:  3pm Friday 8th Nov to 3pm Sunday 10th Nov (Bookings open June)
  • Cost:    $600 Camping    $650 Dorm
  • Where:  Bamarang Bush Retreat  (Nowra - South of Wollongong)

Women as daughters, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, partners and friends we give to others. It is in our very nature to be givers and carers. To give fully with unconditional love, without resentment, irritability and anger we too must receive.


This weekend retreat is an opportunity for you to explore the relationship between giving and receiving, to delve into the cyclic nature of the inward and outward and to discover ways to nurture and nourish yourself in the busyness of daily life. 


Join your sisters at an awesome bush retreat near Nowra to swim in the river; to stretch and expand with daily yoga, relaxation and meditation; feast on nourishing organic vegetarian food; release with conscious dance; gather around the fire to sing and share stories and sit in sacred circle to gain and share women’s wisdom.

Sara-Jane Cleland and Anna Clarke facilitate a red tent women's circle in the Southern Highlands, they collaborate to create the Nurture & Nourish Women's Retreat which they run annually each Spring.

Sara-Jane Cleland

Sara-Jane's journey as a health practitioner began over 22 years ago as a Yoga & meditation teacher where she created and operated her own yoga school 'The Inner Space' in Cairns for several years. She then went on to study a degree in Naturopathy and now runs a busy clinic in the Southern Highlands. She is a Naturopath, Herbalist, Nutritionist and Massage therapist who specializes in women's health. Sara-Jane is passionate about food as medicine and runs cooking schools. In 2018, Sara-Jane trained as a Dancing Freedom conscious dance facilitator and loves offering the medicine of dance at this retreat.

Anna Clarke


Anna is a mother of four children, graduate of The School of Shamanic Womancraft, Teacher of women's mysteries, Midwife and Nurse. Anna is passionate about the importance of women's rites of passage, Menarche, childbirth and menopause, including the inner and shamanic journey of pregnancy, birth and menopause.Anna facilitates women’s’ circles and workshops including “Healing the Menarche” and "Positive preparation for Menarche for mothers and their daughters". Ceremonies that Anna facilitates include “Mother Blessing”, “Closing the Bones” and ceremonies for the different rites of passage.

Retreat Program


3.00-5.00pm Arrival Time


5.00-6.30pm Welcoming Circle


6.30-7.30pm Dinner


7.30-9.00pm Deep Bone Massage and Relaxation with Sara-Jane



7.00-8.00am Yoga & Meditation 

7.30-9.00am Breakfast


10.00-12.00pm Exploring the Four Seasons of our lives as Women Workshop with Anna


12.30-1.30pm Lunch


3.30-5.30pm Conscious Dance Workshop with Sara-Jane


7.00-8.00pm Dinner


8.00-9.00pm Gather around the fire for song and sharing stories



7.00-8.00am Yoga & Meditation 


7.30-9.00am Breakfast


10.00-12.00pm Womb Honouring Workshop with Anna


12.30-1pm Closing Circle

1-3pm Lunch & Departure Time

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