Retreats & Events

Mindfulness and Meditation Retreats

The Gawler’s mindfulness retreats and meditation retreats are all designed to be restful and regenerative, but are intense enough to be meaningful and effective for those seeking deeper experiences of meditation, good health and wellbeing.

Each mindfulness retreat and meditation retreat presented by Ruth and Ian Gawler focuses upon a particular theme relevant to the ongoing development of meditation.

These mindfulness retreats and meditation retreats that are led personally by Ian and Ruth Gawler, will also have immediate personal relevance for all health professionals and teachers as a basis for a mindfulness and meditation teacher training program. They provide a good starting point for using mindfulness and meditation based techniques in teaching and clinical settings and may well satisfy requirements for meditation teacher certification as well as on-going professional education credits.

Residential Retreats

Victoria

Meditation Teacher Training - CONTEMPLATION (Module 2)

Yarra Valley Living Centre (Yarra Junction) Victoria

In this 5 day residential Meditation Teacher Training with Drs Ruth and Ian Gawler learn to deliver a 4 week course focussing upon contemplation

Mental clarity, heightened intuition, better decision making, exciting new levels of creativity. Contemplation is a reliable pathway to all of this, while it also increases confidence and fosters inner contentment. Yet little is written specifically on how to practise it, and trainings in how to teach it are rare indeed.

Ian and Ruth Gawler have been teaching this program for quite some years and we are delighted to be able to offer it once more. The training will be supported by a detailed facilitator’s manual.

A Certificate of Completion confirming you have completed 40 hours of face to face meditation teacher training will be provided at the conclusion of the program.

This is another wonderful opportunity to deepen your own meditation practice and become equipped to better help others learn to train their minds and meditate.

For more information view ... a PDF here

 

Meditation Teacher Training - Module 1 : Mindfulness-Based Stillness Meditation

Yarra Valley Living Centre (Yarra Junction) Victoria

Facilitated by Drs Ruth and Ian Gawler

Learn to deliver an 8 week course focussing upon meditation at this 5 day residential Meditation Teacher Training

This training will enable you to deliver an eight-week Mindfulness-based Stillness Meditation Course from a facilitator’s manual. A manual will be provided with the course and you will also receive a certificate of completion.

For more information view ... a PDF here

 

Reclaiming Joy with Drs Ian and Ruth Gawler

Yarra Valley Living Centre (Yarra Junction) Victoria

7 Days | 6 nights from Saturday 14th November 11:30am to Friday 20th November 2:00pm 2020

  • - Facilitated by Dr Ian Gawler OAM and Dr Ruth Gawler (Psychotherapist and General Practitioner) with Melissa Borich (Senior Yoga Teacher).
  • - Immerse in the ancient self-healing techniques of yoga, mindfulness and meditation to regain balance in your body, mind, emotions and spirit
  • - Learn reliable and practical evidence-based techniques to reduce anxiety and depression to reclaim your joy from within
  • - You'll be able to press the 'pause' button and re-set your nervous system by learning the rest and digest response. Reboot and review.
  • - Have help with detoxifying the body using a plant-based whole-food diet - the best of therapeutic nutrition.
  • - Develop an easier relationship with your thoughts and emotions and find more ease, kindness and joy with yourself.
  • - Learn evidence-based alternatives: mindfulness and meditation, complementary therapies for managing mental health - depression and anxiety.
  • - Access your own inner wisdom and understanding.
  • - Give yourself the opportunity to be supported and assisted by experienced facilitators and like-minded company whilst you find the time and space to re-set your compass. Working out what to leave behind and how to move forward.
  • - Participants will be further supported through this life-changing retreat by the calming and conducive natural forest environment, purpose-built retreat facilities, contemplative spaces, daily fresh juices, and deeply nourishing plant-based wholefoods at the Yarra Valley Living Centre. Everything is taken care of here, so you can truly immerse yourself, and re-emerge feeling empowered to create new possibilities for your life.

For more information view ... a webpage here

 

Guest Speaking & Seminars

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Public Events

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Requests

Request Ian to speak at your conference, workshop, seminar or event

Ian and Ruth Gawler have played a major part in popularising meditation, Mind-Body Medicine and other self-help techniques in the Western World. Ian does most of the public speaking, while Ian and Ruth combine to present their retreats and trainings. A compelling and meaningful speaker, Ian Gawler has presented at many major conferences around the world.

If you are interested to have Dr. Ian Gawler present at an event, or if you are interested in supporting or volunteering help with organising a mindfulness retreat, a meditation retreat, or a public event in your area, please contact us by email or call +61 (0)417 869 938 (9-5pm AEST Mon-Friday)

The Gawler Cancer Foundation

The Yarra Valley Living Centre

Home of the Gawler Cancer Foundation 

Ian and Ruth Gawler present mindfulness retreats, meditation retreats, mindfulness and meditation teacher training programs and specific residential cancer healing programs at The Gawler Cancer Foundation’s, Yarra Valley Living Centre.

The Gawler Cancer Foundation and Yarra Valley Living Centre is a not for profit, non-denominational organisation, that promotes a whole-person (holistic) and integrative approach to health, healing and wellbeing.

The Foundation’s  mission is to improve the recovery outcomes and quality of life for people affected by cancer or multiple sclerosis and to educate people in the prevention of illness.  For over 30 years the Foundation have been achieving this through the delivery of educational retreat programs, at the Yarra Valley Living Centre.

Testimonials

I thought meditation… and all that stuff… was something I just didn’t do… but now I find it has been such a help to me, in my mind and in my body.

Jeff Davis

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I have attended ten retreats at the Yarra Valley Living Centre and each time I come away calmer, wiser, and soul-enriched to face life’s daily challenges. And a break from cooking is always a treat! At each program I meet amazing people who all have their own stories to tell. On many occasions, it’s hard to say goodbye.

Linda Rocke

Read the full article from Living Well Magazine.

This from a Life & Living Cancer Retreat participant.

Vana Minelle

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Read more inspiring stories at The Gawler Cancer Foundation

Contact


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1300 651 211 or +61 3 5967 5400
(9-5pm AEST Mon-Friday)