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So this is happening! A little Trip family getaway to escape out of the suburbs and into the lovely town of Coalville. This will happen in the last weekend of March and will be all about disconnecting from the world, and reconnecting with ourselves.
Let me take a moment and just talk about the inspiration behind the Trip Tribe Retreats. It is my belief that for a while now our society has lacked some fundamentals of civilization that have led us into the current epidemic of poor mental health we currently find ourselves in. I think one of the major things we are lacking is a connection with one another, our tribe and most importantly ourselves.
Smart phones, tablets, social networks, netflix, gaming, have all played their part in creating this quick dopamine rush fueled society that is making it harder and harder for us to just sit still for 10 minutes and do nothing. We seem to have lost the ability to connect with each other in a meaning full way and this has only made us feel more alone, more anxious and more depressed, leading us to kill the minds dissatisfaction by abusing all those things that are causing the problem in the first place.
'The Opposite Of Addiction Is Not Sobriety. The Opposite Of Addiction Is Connection. ' Johann Hari. Click This.
So come retreat time, we'll be putting our phones away, connecting with each other, and having the option of doing lot's of different workshops on things like meditation, yoga, nutrition, art therapy, massage, hoola hooping and more.
In saying that, this is a totally no pressure getaway. Do what you want, when you want. You are welcome to participate in whatever you like and you are welcome to wander off and have your own private time if that's what you want to do.
Now here's some more specific info about it all...
[PROPERTY + LOCATION]
The property is nestled in the foothills of Victoria’s beautiful Strezlecki Ranges, on it's very own private hill just under 2 hours south east of Melbourne.
It boasts a saltwater swimming pool, basketball ring, table tennis table, volleyball net, pool table, commando course, outdoor fire place, indoor fire place and has lots of farm animals including chickens, a couple of very friendly dogs and even an emu or two.
The property has separate male & female toilets which each have 3 cubicles + 3 showers.
The property has 1 major sleeping area that comprises of 7 bedrooms each with 2 bunk beds. So that's 4 beds per room. As this is the case, you may have to sleep in a room with people that you may not know very well if at all. This will be a great experience and a chance to push ourselves out of our comfort zone and get to know our new friends, and more importantly our selves that little bit better.
In saying this, if you have requests to be lodged with certain people I will do my best to make this happen.
[ACTIVITIES / WORKSHOPS]
We will have a number of workshops running from Yoga to Meditation to Hoola Hooping & more. We will also have a remedial massage therapist on site that you can book in for a nice relaxing massage at some point if you so wish. More details on the classes and facilitators will be available soon.
[ANNIE / FOOD]
The property manager is a lovely lady named Annie who lives on the property about 30 meters away in her own separate unit. Annie will be catering all of our meals for us. Annie is a competent 'country cook', not a chef, so she'll be making us home cooked meals we can expect to enjoy. That's breakfast, lunch, dinner & dessert that will all be included in the price of the trip. All you need to bring along are your beveridges and any snacks or special items you want.
So that's 3 nights accommodation, Friday, Saturday & Sunday plus dinner on Friday, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Saturday, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on Sunday & Breakfast on Monday before we check out.
3 Dinners with dessert.
I plan on having Annie cater for us for all meals besides Saturday lunch or dinner where we will have a barbecue.
Annie can cater for Vegetarian, Vegan or Gluten Free diets. However cannot cater for anyone who's anaphylactic.
If you have any specific requirements please let me know as you book and we will make a note of it.
There are full kitchen facilities available for you to use if you decide to bring your own food but just please be courteous of your fellow guests and always clean up after yourself.
[NOT A BENDER]
I want to stress that this is not a bender. We will not be cranking up the music and rocking out to some bangers. This is more of a retreat style getaway and thus strongly advise against any substance use. A glass of wine or a beer or two would be totally fine and we have every other TR!P to get smashed. This is about strengthening our mind as a collective.
[PHONES / ELECTRONIC DEVICES]
Unless it's urgent, I'd like to urge us all to keep our phones off and away at all times. A major part of the issues facing our society comes from these amazing pieces of technology that live in our pockets, and the more we can put the phone down and connect with the people in front of us and connect with the nature around us, the better off we will be.
[FUN, GAMES & SPORT]
We'll try to get some some activities going going such as volleyball, board games, pool & table tennis tournaments plus other fun stuff like charades, crainium, uno, and any other fun games you may want to bring along.
After much deliberation the decision has been made to have this retreat as an adults only retreat. I know a lot of you have young families and would have loved to bring them along, however as though as a first retreat it will be important for us to focus on ourselves. I do sincerely apologize if this makes it difficult or inconvenient for you to get away. In the future we will definitely look at having full family friendly trips.
[LEAVE NO TRACE]
As we are such a large group, please try and minimise the amount of waste you bring up. For example, if you are bringing up anything in packets, as much as possible try empty the food or snacks into plastic containers that can be taken home with you to try and eliminate the rubbish we leave at the property.
Coalville is about 1.5 hours east south east of Melbourne. There is ample parking on site however I would definitely encourage all of us to carpool where possible both to reduce stress on the property and the environment. Once we have enough members in here and are a bit closer to the date we can arrange a car pooling thread in this event page.
We have a few payment options available including Cash / Bank Transfer / PayPal / AfterPay / Bitcoin
[ COST ]
Including All Meals:
- Cash / Bank Transfer / Bitcoin: $400
- PayPal: $415
- Afterpay: $425
Accommodation Only (BYO Food):
- Cash / Bank Transfer / Bitcoin: $250
- Paypal $260
- Afterpay $270
PayPal Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I think I've covered just about everything! I truly hope that you will join us on this first ever Trip Tribe Retreat as we bring our community that little bit closer together. And would also love for this to not be a once off, and maybe go on 1 or 2 of these a year!
Please be mindful that this is not something I have ever organised or been on myself before, so please be patient with me and don't hesitate to ask any questions or just to hit me up with some ideas.
If you think there could be improvements, or think that you can provide value to the retreat in the form of a workshop then please let me know.
Thank you all for being on this journey with me, and hope to see you in Coalville!