3 Days Wisdom Advanced Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Strathalbyn, Australia

  • Glenbarr Retreat Centre, Paris Creek Road, Strathalbyn, South Australia, 5255, Australia

3 Days Wisdom Advanced Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Strathalbyn, Australia

  • Glenbarr Retreat Centre, Paris Creek Road, Strathalbyn, South Australia, 5255, Australia

In-Depth Yoga Retreat Australia

This retreat is a deepening of understanding of the foundations of meditation, designed especially for those who want to go further in their existing practice. It offers opportunities to be silent, allowing participants to fully turn their mind inwards. The program has been specially designed to provide the perfect balance of technique and wisdom teachings. Enjoy a weekend of in-depth meditation practice in the tranquil setting of south of Adelaide.


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Deep meditation sessions
  • Daily walking meditation practices
  • Teaching and discussion sessions
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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You will be accommodated in the sharing dorms at Glenbarr Retreat Centre. Situated on the outskirts of Strathalbyn, Glenbarr is a heritage-listed homestead set on 35 acres of gently undulating farming land alongside the meandering Middle Creek. Its intimate and rustic feel is perfect for disconnecting and taking time for yourself while on meditation retreat.

It is on the edge of the township and only a short walk to the center of this historic town with its beautiful memorial gardens, stunning heritage buildings, and collection of antique shops and cafes. Glenbarr was originally a home for Scottish pioneers and was one of the first buildings in Strathalbyn built in 1842. The buildings are a unique insight to the lifestyle of the early pioneers in rural Australia.

Many of the original buildings are used by groups with modern accommodation and bathroom facilities to ensure a comfortable stay. Please do not forget to bring your own linen including single sheet set or sleeping bag, blankets, pillow and pillowcase, towels, face wash, and soap. There are extra camp-style blankets available in bedrooms. Bedrooms are simple dorm or bunkhouse-style accommodation.

All rooms have heating, however in winter, you might wish to bring a wheat bag or hot water bottle for bed warming. There are separate shared dorms for men and women, that each sleeps four to six people. Modern communal bathroom facilities are available. Facilities are provided separately for males and females. The accommodation may be basic, but the views, space, and country air make up for it.

This venue really gives you a chance to "disconnect" from your everyday world, and enjoy gorgeous countryside while immersing in your spiritual growth while on retreat.

Do you have a meditation practice but feel like it is time for the next step? If yes, this retreat is for you. Peter Radcliffe has traveled the world learning and studying the ancient art of meditation, spending time in solitary retreats up to nine months, and has even become an ordained Buddhist monk. When it comes to meditation, you could say that Peter knows his stuff. Let him help you to take your practice to the next step.

This retreat is a deepening of understanding of the foundations of meditation, designed especially for those who want to go further in their existing practice. It is recommended for the beginners to attend a Skillful Mind Technique retreat first. If the participants already have an experience with meditation, then this exclusive retreat will help you to gain the greatest benefit for your meditation practice.

Why do an advance retreat?

In the Technique Meditation Retreat, Peter taught the participants the first two foundations of mindfulness - body and feeling with some other techniques to start your own meditation practice. To complete your knowledge, and take your meditation practice to a deeper level, this retreat teaches the final two foundations of mindfulness - thought and phenomena.

Benefits of meditation

Meditation offers many benefits for your body, mind, and spirit.

Physical benefits of meditation

  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Lowers the levels of blood lactate, reducing anxiety
  • Decreases tension-related pain
  • Increases serotonin production improving mood
  • Boosts immune system
  • Increases energy levels

Benefits of meditation on your mind

  • Decreases anxiety, negative emotions, trait anxiety, and neurotcism
  • Aids learning, memory, and self-realization
  • Improves attention and mindfulness
  • Stabilizes emotions
  • Increases creativity and happiness
  • Develops intuition
  • Gives clarity and peace of mind
  • Creates better focus
  • Reduces tension, anger, and frustration
  • And it done deelply enough is a path to a bliss that is beyond imagination

Spiritual benefits of meditation

The sense of peace, connectedness, and happiness opens the heart to enable you to live a contented and fulfilled life. Most spiritual traditions around the world have meditation, prayer, or at least self reflection as an important part of their practice. It makes sense that to get to know your spirituality better, you should spend time getting to know yourself better. A lesson that gets forgotten in the current fast paced world one now live in.

Typical daily schedule

  • 06:00 Meditation practice
  • 07:00 Yoga
  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:30 Teaching and practice
  • 10:30 Morning tea
  • 11:00 Walking meditation
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Teaching and practice
  • 15:00 Discussion group
  • 16:00 Afternoon tea
  • 16:30 Teaching or activity
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:00 Gentle meditation
  • 20:00 Sleeping yoga
  • Peter Radcliffe

    Peter is a life coach, meditation teacher, and neuro-linguistic programming trainer. He teaches students though the lens of a calm mind to help bring peace, happiness, and joy to their lives. Peter's unique background as a Buddhist monk empowers his retreats to be so much more than an ordinary getaway, it becomes a journey in itself. Peter began coaching and teaching meditation to small groups in 2004. He left the corporate world behind in 2009 to teach meditation, neuro-linguistic programming, and personal development full time.

This retreat will take place in Strathalbyn, Australia. You will enjoy a weekend of in-depth meditation practice in the tranquil setting of Glenbarr Retreat Centre. Glenbarr is located 45 minutes southwest of Adelaide, in the quiet rural countryside near Strathalbyn.

Nearby places

  • Adelaide - 45 minutes

During this retreat, you will be served delicious and nourishing vegetarian meals from Friday night supper until the lunch on Sunday. The menu has been designed as healthy and wholesome in a home-cooked style. It is a simple vegetarian fare but is full of flavor, and you body will thank you for the nourishment.

There are other food options available and Skillful Mind will be happy to cater for lactose or gluten-free, vegan, or any special dietary requirements as well. Please let Skillful Mind know about your special requirement.

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Deep meditation teachings
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Vegetarian meals as specified

Driving directions

  • Take the freeway towards the Adelaide Hills and exit at Mount Barker.
  • Follow Wellington Road for approximately five kilometers through to Wistow.
  • Turn right to Strathalbyn along the B37.
  • Now, follow this road for another 15 kilometers into Strathalbyn.
  • Veer to the right at the first roundabout.
  • When you reach the intersection of North Parade and Manse Road, turn right and follow this road to the North.
  • The Glenbarr gateway is 100 meters past the vet surgery on the left hand side of Paris Creek Road.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

South Australia, Australia

With over 20 years of experience and a long history in health and well-being, Skillful Mind provides people with the skills and knowledge of soul searching.

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3 days / 2 nights


Arrival: Friday November 17, 2017
Departure: Sunday November 19, 2017

Accommodation policy

There are separate shared dorms for men and women.

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