Spring Equinox Retreat

a residential Circle of Trust retreat

Friday 19 September  5pm – Sunday 21 September 12pm, 2025

This retreat welcomes a maximum of 15 participants and offers the opportunity to take time out of our busy and often noisy lives to pause, replenish and recalibrate as we move into the light and possibilities of spring.

Circle of Trust Retreats utilise resources (poems, stories, music, artistic and embodied activities) and reflective practices within the Courage and Renewal approach, developed by the Center for Courage and Renewal, which was founded by Parker Palmer, a Quaker activist and educator. You can learn more about Circle of Trust Retreats by viewing this video.

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Yoga on cliff
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your facilitators

Clare Raffety (BSc, Level 3 Yoga Teacher) is a Courage & Renewal Faciliatator and is qualified in various body-mind-heart integrative practices. Clare has developed and facilitated numerous workshops, retreats, and trainings over the last 35 years, is a Lecturer at the University of Tasmania in Health and Human Services Leadership, co-facilitator of trainings with Adventure Works Australia and consults with organisations in wellness and team development. Clare has trained in Non-Violent Communication, is a certified Map of Meaning practitioner Clare’s passion is to hold safe and trustworthy space for individuals, groups, and teams inviting connection with the ground of being and the guidance, joy, and nourishment such connection makes accessible.


      Steeles Island Resort, Carlton, TAS, Australia


      Residential retreat includes two nights stay in either single occupancy or twin share room (each room as an ensuite bathroom), nourishing food and all materials. 

      A deposit of $100 is payable upon registration.

      Early Bird

      • Twin Share: $775 payable by 1 June 2025
      • Single Occupancy Room: $945 payable by 15 August 2025

      Full fee 

      • Twin Share: $825 payable by 1 June 2025
      • Single Occupancy: $995 payable by 1 August 2025

      Feel welcome to inquire about payment plans.

      Cancellation Policy: 

      We understand that life challenges emerge and changes happen. You will receive a refund less the $100 non-refundable deposit when you notify us in writing at least 3 weeks before the program begins. No refund will be given if we receive your cancellation less than two weeks before the program start date. If you need to cancel due to testing positive to COVID-19, you will receive a full refund. If the program is cancelled due to low enrolment or other circumstances, you will receive a full refund. Please note travel costs are solely the responsibility of participant.

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