Anahata Retreats in Mullumbimby

Anahata Retreats is situated in a lush bush setting beside a bend in the river and it offers gorgeous facilities for retreats near beautiful Mullumbimby. In natural surrounds, you can restore and nourish your mind, body and spirit in a small group setting.

A Unique Retreat Experience

In February – March each year Phil and Rhonda’s personal development group is held over 3 days on retreat at Anahata. You can explore pathways to a new sense of self! There will be opportunities to discover what your hidden needs are and in being deeply met you’ll be able to experience the nature of your own healing at your own pace.

In September – October each year a guest facilitator (usually from overseas) will provide a 2 day workshop. These weekends are a wonderful way to network with the overseas Gestalt community and receive up-to-date training.

Both workshops have the same rate – $800 shared room, $950 own room, $750 non residential with a $100 early-bird discount if you pay 2 months in advance.
These workshops are a chance to:

  • Restore – your body and spirit in beautiful surroundings and delicious food
  • Recover – in being deeply met at where you are so you get a clear sense of what you need to heal and to replenish
  • Re-energise – connecting with others, sharing a journey and reaffirming your strengths.

Due to the Coronavirus all residential retreats have been postponed until 2022.

Dr. Janice Gerard is facilitating a workshop on September 19/20 via Zoom titled Relational Gestalt: Immersion In Complexity.

Times are from 8:30 until 2:30 with a break for lunch. The weekend will be a mixture of presentations on relational gestalt, group process work, pair work and trios. You will be able to do your own individual process work with Janice and then get feedback from the group.

If you’d like more information you can email Janice on

Only $250 for the two days. Please contact Tine at Gestalt Therapy Brisbane via the link here to book and for payment. Participation gives you 11 PD points with PACFA.

Relational Gestalt: Immersion In Complexity

Relational Gestalt Therapy is about the complexity of human experience. To learn to be intimate with others is a complex process which requires our presence, our focussed attention and awareness of our history, our immediate experience and our surroundings simultaneously. During the course we will review the major underpinnings of classical Gestalt and how Relational Gestalt advances our capacity to integrate and live complex experiences while advancing the theory and practice of Gestalt therapy. We will explore the evocative power of language, of imagery and most importantly, the profundity and complexity of human interaction. We will be given the time and space to ponder, live and understand one of the fundamental tenets of Relational Gestalt, “All experience is co-created.”

JANICE ROOSEVELT GERARD, Ph.D. is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and trainer in private practice in West Los Angeles, CA, USA, and is Past-President of The Gestalt Therapy Institute of Los Angeles (GTILA) (1998-2000). She received her Doctorate in Psychology in 1986 from the California School of Professional Psychology-Los Angeles and became a Certified Gestalt Therapist in 1994. From 1979 to 2009 she was the Vice-President of The International Foundation for Integral Psychology founded by her late husband Dr. Robert Gerard. For many years she has led workshops and training groups and has presented at many international conferences in Relational Gestalt Therapy, Gestalt Dreamwork and Transpersonal Psychology. Here most recent workshops and conferences were held in Australia and Japan. She has ongoing groups in Relational Gestalt and Dreamwork and is currently writing a book about her experiences with Gestalt dream groups.

Anahata Retreats

Accommodation at Anahata

Within this setting is a magnificent 5-bedroom pole-house where the retreats occur. Accommodation includes a separate double bed room and then twin or triple shared rooms. The bathroom is shared. In addition, there are also two double beds outside on the veranda or you can use your own tent down by the river.

Linen and Towels

Linen, blankets and towels are included in the accommodation costs. The maximum number of retreat participants is 15 people. Discounts are available if you stay off-site.


Coffee and tea are included in the accommodation costs. We provide breakfast, lunch and dinner when you choose to stay with us or lunch only if you are non-residential. Our nourishing food is delicious and sensitive to all dietary requirements.

Mobile-Free Zone

Please note that there is no mobile reception in this valley, but we do have a landline telephone for common use and an efficient internet system for Skype or emails.

Workshop Booking

The cost of the workshop is $850 residentials (shared) and $700 for non-residential . This covers all accommodation (shared) and food. It doesn’t cover airfares, airport transfers or alcohol. A private room is available for $1000. Payments can be made via PayPal but it has a 3% surcharge. You can pay by bank transfer. Please direct fee transfer to BSB 012-241 and Acc #544191896 with your name.

Anahata Retreats

Find out how we can help by calling 02 6684 0095.

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