Rhythmic Meditation Retreat
Held monthly at Glenrock Scout Camp
A new way to think about meditation
Through rhythm, music and mindfulness, we’ll explore a different and accessible form of meditation in this amazing weekend program.
Play video for a sneak peek into our magical Rhythmic Meditation Retreat program.
Dive into the healing work of transformation with meditation, mindfulness and music.
What is rhythmic meditation?
Rhythmic meditation carries no religious affiliations or dogma, rather – it involves a collection of (fun!) rhythmic games.
In other words, it’s as simple as: Step, Clap and sing. You don’t need to be an amazing singer. It’s about singing as a group, to enhance a calm and clear state of mind. These games will bring on a certain sense of self-awareness. Depending on where you are on your journey, the experience could be triggering, releasing, expanding or even blissful.
Arrival Day 1
From 1:00pm – Arrival, camp set up and settle in.
(It’s important you arrive with time to set up and be ready for our 3pm opening!)
3:00pm – 4:30pm – Intro Session in main hall – Getting to know everyone
Through a meditation game and body percussion, let’s start the journey to find your flow.
6:30pm – Delicious Dinner
8:00pm – 9:00pm – Rhythmic Meditation and settle in for an early night’s sleep
7:00 – 8:00 am – Movement and Gentle Yoga
9:00am – Breakfast
10am – 11:15am – Rhythmic Meditation
Explore rhythmic movement with stepping, clapping and singling, allowing us to gain a deeper insight into our mind.
11:15am – 1:15pm – Free Time
1:15pm – Lunch
2:00pm – Drumming
3:00pm – Free time to have arvo nap, explore the area, go for a swim or chill with your new-found friends.
5:30pm – 6:45pm – Rhythmic Meditation
6:45pm – 7:45pm – Dinner
8:00pm – Night time meditation and sleep
7:00 am – 8:00am – GentleYoga
9:00 am – Breakfast
10:00 am – Closing circle
11 am – We’re officially finished
This retreat experience is for you if…
- You want to learn, and experience broadening your horizons by leaving your comfort zone, in a safe way.
- You have no musical experience and would like to explore music and rhythm.
- You are curious about mindfulness and the power of meditation
- You’ve tried other for forms of meditation (but haven’t loved it), and you would like to see if music and movement is a gateway.
- You’re seeking to connect with a group of like-minds, interested in human transformation.
- You have an open mind and feel willing to truly and honestly see where you are in life.
Deceivingly simple, this process is less about rhythm and more about life. In a safe space, we experience and dive into what it’s like to experience falling out of the rhythm of life – as we all sometimes do. Here, the rhythm is just a tool to experience how the mind and our old habitual patterns can get in the way of ourselves.
This retreat is led by Athil Singh, a down-to-earth and relatable facilitator (and founder of Happy Buddha Retreats). Athil helps people unleash their creative abilities and connect with themselves in an authentic way. He achieves this through a playful approach, as he feels meditation is easiest when you’re having fun!
Are you ready for a heart-opening experience?
This retreat is an authentic experience of self-discovery, fun and renewal. We’ll start on Friday afternoon at 3pm and finish up on Sunday at 11am ~ giving you a weekend of inspiration, meditation insights and ready to live with purpose, passion and intention.
We’re staying at Glenrock Scout Camp (near Newcastle) and you’ll be able to camp (BYO tent) or stay in a basic cabin. Imagine waking up each day with the backdrop of the ocean and picturesque bushland! Your $249 program includes all workshops and vegetarian meals for the weekend.
Camping is an extra fee of $40pp whether you BYO your tent or choose to glamp. Cabin twin-share accommodation per person is an extra $80 (including linen). Don’t forget to bring your swimmers in the warmer months too and extra warm clothes/blankets in the chilly seasons! You can also treat yourself to glamping bell tents(from $329 depending on number of people in your bell tent and availability).
Book now for December 10-12*, January 28-30 and February 25-27.
*Vaccinated retreaters only for December retreat.
View Covid Guidelines here.