Heal­ing re­treat set to im­prove well­be­ing

Pilbara News - - Pilbara | News - Tom Zaun­mayr

Free­dom of ex­pres­sion — phys­i­cal and men­tal — is the name of the game for an in­ti­mate women’s re­treat next month

The in­au­gu­ral Pil­bara God­dess Re­treat will be hosted in Cos­sack from Oc­to­ber 12-15, of­fer­ing daily yoga, stand-up pad­dle­board­ing and arts and crafts lessons, as well as talks on us­ing food as medicine and nu­tri­tion.

Cre­ative di­rec­tor Cass Doyle said the re­treat was born out of her own per­sonal de­sire for heal­ing.

“I wanted a plat­form to share that with oth­ers, be­cause I re­alised I wouldn’t be the only one who needed this,” she said. “I just had all th­ese amaz­ing women around me who I could in­vite in to fa­cil­i­tate it.

“It is hard for peo­ple in a tran­sient town to know what ser­vices are avail­able, so hope­fully this will give women a bet­ter op­por­tu­nity to see what is avail­able to them.”

Co-organiser Ja­clyn Ni­choll said the re­treat would of­fer a va­ri­ety of ar­eas for women to ex­press them­selves. “It is that whole thing of sis­ter­hood and sup­port­ing each other in the com­mu­nity,” she said.

“There are so many women here who are look­ing to ben­e­fit them­selves through im­proved health and well­be­ing.

“This will bring us to­gether to cre­ate a net­work to ex­pe­ri­ence and learn to­gether.”

Kiah Twelftree will be run­ning cre­ative work­shops, in­clud­ing henna, painting, knot­ting and us­ing flora found on na­ture walks.

“We will be bring­ing all of this to­gether and us­ing it as a way of ex­pres­sion,” she said.

“It is that out­let of be­ing able to turn the out­side world off and fo­cus.”

At time of print there was one ticket re­main­ing for the re­treat.

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

Vi­o­let, 3, and Kiah Twelftree, Ruby, 3 months, and Beth Corps, Ja­clyn Ni­choll and Cass Doyle.

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