• learn how to read, listen to & work in harmony with the land • learn how to care for yourself and others in community • Be nourished with fully catered wholesome organic meals • Daily yoga, landcare, Zen Thai Shiatsu & social activities
Bringing together the worlds of Grounded Permaculture and Zen Thai Shiatsu we are proud to offer our five-day, fully-catered Retreat leading into the weekend festival.
Created as a synchronistic collaboration between Internal Healing Alchemy 111, Growing Roots and Grounded Permaculture, this retreat gives a small group of awakening souls the opportunity to embody the interconnectedness between personal well-being and healthy ecosystem function through daily therapeutic workshops and permaculture action on the land.
Join us to honour the past, celebrate the present and prepare for the future.
This retreat is for people who want to try new things, especially to join the Zen Festival, which nurtures health and well-being in the community through daily yoga. People who want to participate in Zen Thai Shiatsu, landcare, and social activities.
What would happen if you brought together three well established communities in their own right together to collaborate? Zen Festival - something that nurtures equally the health and wellbeing of the individual, our community and the land we walk upon.
family-friendly traditional village sized celebration
eat together as a community like our ancestors did
big focus on holistic health and well being
just the right amount of music to dance and have fun
About The Host
The one and only permaculture action party on the mission to regenerate our sacred connection to country, community and culture.
Day to Day
Zen Festival nurtures the health and wellbeing of the individual, our community and the land we walk upon.
We gather to listen to each other and the land, share yarns by the fire, take time for silent self-inquiry, get our hands in the soil to grow food, share wholesome meals, wiggle our bodies, wobble our voices and relax into the moment.
Daily reading, listening sessions, and land-based work
Everyday, learn how to take care of yourself and others in your community.
Be nourished on a daily basis with fully catered wholesome organic meals.
Daily yoga, landcare, Zen Thai Shiatsu & social activities
Cancellations 28 to 15 days before the course start can receive 50% refund of the course fee.
Cancellations within the last 14 days before the course start are non-refundable, unless we are able to fill your place.
In the case of the PDC or your ability to get to the PDC be affected by COVID - via direct infection or gov. lock-downs and border controls - we will refund your deposit and balance (total payment) minus a $40 admin fee.
Is the weekend festival included in the retreat pass price?
Yes! The Retreat Pass price includes all camping and meals for the week of the retreat and weekend of the festival.
Are meals included in the festival pass price?
Yes! All meals from Friday dinner -->Sunday lunch are included in the festival pass price.
What's the story with kids?
We love kids and whilst we don't have a program specifically for them - the family friendly vibes ensures they are included. If they are under 16 - then select one of the ticket options that includes the kids. If they are over 16 then they count as an adult.
Are there toilets and showers at the site?
Yes! Our site is very well set up to accomodate campers and is well equipped with drinking water, compost toilets and hot showers.
Do I need to bring my own camping gear?
Yes. There are no accomodation options on site so you need to bring your own set up.
Is there are swimming spot?
Yes - but due to liability considerations this is not offered as part of the event.
What's your refund policy?
We can offer full refunds (minus $40 admin fee) up to 7 days before the event start. Less than 7 days before, during or after the event there are no refunds - but we can do a name transfer.