Silent Wellness & Nourishment Retreats
~ Torquay, Surf Coast, Victoria ~
Our Silent Half and or Full Day Wellness Retreats include the following;
Welcoming, sage cleansing and setting of intentions ceremony (talking permitted)
Tea, coffee, lemon and mint water - and delicious vegan treats and fruit for morning tea. (Please note; on Full Day Retreats, please bring your own desired lunch and or snacks that can be housed in a fridgerator if needed - and or heated)
You'll receive an eye mask on arrival for your use if you wish.
Be silent and reconnect in a tranquil naturesque setting. You'll have free time to lounge in the different spaces conducive to relaxation and or read / journal, including a heated pool and spa, meditation hut, open lawn and plenty of resting spots. (Please note; on those cooler days, we can enclose outdoor spaces and heat to keep you cosy and warm!)
Your Retreat Host, Kim Bingham will guide you through silence, helping you on your wellness and awakening spiritual journey.
Kim is offering the following on the day;
Facilitated 45 minute Gentle Restorative Yoga for all levels of skill. (Optional) *
Guided Meditation; style of meditation will be intuitively chosen on the day. (Optional)
30 minute Yoga Nidra; laying down body scan deep relaxation meditation - 30 minutes is equivalent to 4 hours sleep! :) (Optional)
Let's get Earthed! :) A guided barefoot mindfulness exercise to deepen your connection to mother earth and receive it's nourishment in gratitude. (Optional)
Full Day Retreat Offering ONLY: A facilitated group Reiki (Energy Healing) experience; learning to heal yourself and others. (Optional)
To close the special day shared together, we will end our time in silence by chanting sacred mantra's (Kirtan) with Fee from Chantananda, followed by a Sharing Circle; an opportunity to share with the group in a safe, judgement free and sacred loving space. (Both optional)
Additional services available to help you on your journey:
*Detailed description of the below offerings are available on the Book Online Page.
Life / Spiritual / Wellness Coaching 1:1 session with Kim Bingham
Reiki - intuitive energy healing offered to you by Kim Bingham
Please note; the above services are offered and available to book ALL YEAR 'round, bar at Silent Retreats. I'd recommend engaging in the above services, post Retreat attendance to assist with the integration process.
We are so blessed to be able to share our beautiful, relaxing and tranquil and naturesque space with our Retreat lovers, known as 'The Silent Village'.
'The Silent Village' is located in Torquay, Victoria is conducive for our participants to reconnect with themselves and the beauty that surrounds them.
The property has several spaces of relaxation including a state of the art heated pool and infinity spa, a meditation hut and open lawn and lounge areas.
A little Torquay history...
Torquay is located 104 km south-west of Melbourne and 22 km south of Geelong via the Surf Coast Highway. It is recognised as the eastern starting point of the Great Ocean Road.
While Bells Beach, just a few kilometres down the coast, is the most famous surfing beach in Australia, it is fair to say that Torquay, because it is the largest township in the area, is often seen as the centre of the area's surf culture. Certainly it has the Surf World Museum celebrating Australian surfing culture; it is the place where the two iconic surf brands - Rip Curl and Quicksilver - originated; and it is a place where surfers from all over the world congregate to try their skills in the sublime waves which break on the beaches which stretch south from the town. On another level Torquay is a seaside holiday resort and in recent times it has become residential satellite of Geelong.
The noble art of silence is a powerful tool to unlock the highest potential of human life and there is no greater gift to give yourself than spending time in silence and deep reflection to open the doors to your life’s purpose.
By means of Silence, Meditation, gentle Yoga, Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation body scan meditation), Earthing, Reiki (Energy Healing), Kirtan (Chanting Sacred Mantra's) & Mindfulness in naturesque surrounds, allows you to find the answers to life’s deepest questions from within and helps reveal greater states of clarity, well-being and inner peace. Together, they purify the mind and opens the heart so that you may live with greater wisdom and compassion in each moment of your life. The inner transformation that occurs when you simply allow yourself to completely let go and relax into your natural state is truly incomparable and liberating. You become better able to evaluate different ideas and make better decisions. Creativity, intuition and clarity come to you with ease and congruence. It helps to regulate your emotions with conscious awareness.
Our intimate group silent retreats (max 10 attendees) will be a safe space and catalyst for change and to invoke your truth and authenticity. Change happens from within and starts with silence and introspection. The benefits reaped from such practices extend to all facets of life: our relationships, confidence, wisdom, compassion, sincerity, love, respect, creativity and insight. All of these attributes arise from a source within, and the only way to access it is to remain silent, listen and witness inside as your highest potential reveals itself.
Is our Silent Retreats for you?
Do you feel you need to spend some time slowing down and disconnecting from your hectic pace of life?
Feeling tired, stressed, lacking in energy and needing to rejuvenate with some serious 'me time' to feel connected, centered, full of self love and worth?
Do you desire to come home to your natural state of being, clarifying your purpose and intentions in the world?
Does the thought of not having to say a word for a chosen half day or full day feel desirable?
Do you crave to simply be your beautiful perfectly imperfect self and be supported and nurtured in a safe space with like minded individuals?
Do you wish to come back to the present moment and challenge your perception to see the world filtered through the light?
Feeling as though you want to let go and surrender what is no longer serving you; past pains, stress, fear, ego, self doubt and limiting thoughts and beliefs? Choose to take time for you to cleanse your mind, body, heart and spirit.
Do you desire to feel at peace with the past, find the beauty in the present with a heart full of gratitude? To feel excited about the future and find comfort in the discomfort of relinquishing all control and attachments?
Do you desire to reconnect with your faith, or wish to go deep within and explore spiritual liberation?
You are what you think and your external world is a manifestation of of your thoughts. Do you crave change in you or any part of your life? Learn and develop the techniques to do so; it starts with acceptance and forgiveness of what is, followed by setting intentions with a willingness to know you're worthy of feeling amazing and creating a life lived you so desire.
Do you desire to strengthen the connection to your heart and feel more compassion for yourself and others?
- Do you wish to find balance (sushumna) between your feminine energy (ida, meaning moon) and masculine energy? (pingala, meaning sun)
Do you desire to build a better relationship with yourself to intuitively know what your body, mind, heart and spirit need in any moment to feel your optimal self?
If so, these daily silent wellness and nourishment retreats are calling for you!
You don't have to have experienced silent retreats before to join us, they are
open to everyone called to rest in stillness and 'come home to self'
All genders over 18 welcome of different ages, beliefs, faiths, perspectives. Available to individuals, social or corporate groups. We preface our time together and ask of our participants, that we unite together with no judgement of ourselves or others. That we support one another with kindness and positive thoughts and intent, knowing that each participants journey to date, like our own, is perfectly imperfect. Let's celebrate ourselves and each other. Please note; Yoga Philosophy and references from other faiths relevant, may be spoken of at our Retreats, however optional to listen to.
By the end of the Retreat you will feel...
We aim to have you feeling balanced, connected, grounded, nourished, celebrating yourself so you can return home feeling rejuvenated, stronger, braver, clearer and more radiant than ever! You'll leave with a more peaceful and compassionate mind, heart, body, spirit x
The Science behind Silence and Neurological Benefits...
The world has become louder. Scientists say the level of human-generated buzz (from noisy neighbours to surround sound) has been climbing steadily, putting millions of us at potential detriment everyday. All that, plus we're bombarded by an endless stream of emails and social media updates, which is creating record levels of mental noise and physical stress. Seek silence when you can and don't forget to pack your headphones on your travels!
Please refer to link below to read about the scientific and neurological benefits of spending time in silence...
Is the number of decibles the music in spin and circuit classes can reach. That's almost as high as a jet engine. Yikes. Yoga next time?
2 hours of Silence per day can lead to cell development in the hiccocampus - the brain area responsible for memory, learning and emotion
Silent Wellness Retreats 2021:
Friday 22nd October: Full Day Retreat - 9am - 5pm | $129 / Early Bird Price $115!
Saturday 27th November: Half Day Retreat - 8:15am - 1pm | $89 / Early Bird Price $79!
What People Say...
"This event was very timely and was totally nourishing for my mind, body and soul"
~ Melissa McKeegan ~
Meet Your Facilitators...
Facilitates Yoga, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Earthing & Reiki
With an Entrepreneurial and passionate spirit, Kim built and managed an Employment, HR and Training Organisation for over a decade. In the later years of operation, she became burnt out and got on a plane bound for India where she spent the most part of a year healing emotionally, mentally & physically while training with some of the world's (and the Dalai Lama's!) Wellness Guru's in modalities such as Yoga, Mindfulness, Meditation, Sound Healing, Reiki & Massage. Since returning home, she now works as a Wellness & Spiritual Coach & Facilitator with Individuals, Retreats and Organisations (Please refer to page, service offerings for full scope of services)
Kim is a passionate, soulful, spiritual, heart based, healer, lover of life, laughter and the simple things. Yoga, travel, connection with beings and nature makes her heart sing. She's genuinely fascinated by human behaviour, a lover of science and enjoys in depth discussions questioning why, how and what!
Kim is a huge advocate of silence and the benefits of. She knew after experiencing her first silent retreat, that creating space for others to be immersed in silence and experience the amazing and life changing benefits of, would be a prominent part of her future path.
With her passion, knowledge, education and life - professional experience of Human Behaviour, Wellness, Spirituality, Coaching, leadership, HR, Psychology and Business; she aims to guide, inspire and motivate Individuals and Organisations in need to transform and thrive!
Kim works towards a future in hope that we all, as a collective race consciously awaken and live a more mindful, compassionate for oneself and others, peaceful and happier existence x
Facilitates Chanting (Kirtan)
The amazingly talented group, Chantananda are united with the common purpose to raise consciousness, open hearts and heal via the vibration of sound.
The power of chanting cleanses your entire being. It brings about auspiciousness and soothes a sad heart. The power of chanting is very healing. Whether you are completely immersed in the chant or just skimming along the surface of the the sound, the power of chanting seeps through your entire being.
Chanting is a significant & mysterious practice. It is the highest nectar, a tonic that fully nourishes our inner being. If we want to experience love, the greatest means is chanting the name of the Divine. Chanting opens the heart and makes love flow within us. It releases such intoxicating inner bliss that simply through the nectar it generates, we can enter the abode of Self