Rewild Retreats… Retreat Within & Renew

Marcus Dabb
7 min readFeb 8

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In the Hopi language, the word koyaanisqatsi means “life out of balance”. Over four decades ago Godfrey Reggio created a non-narrative film based on this idea, depicting different aspects of the relationship between humans, nature and technology.

It could be said that while our culture champions individuation as a principle, it endeavours to make it as difficult as possible for us to do so.

Having moved into an era where the number of hours spent at work steadily climbs, scientists speak about the permanent state of jet-lag experienced by more than half the population.

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The combined effects of reduced daylight from working indoors and greater exposure to artificial light in the evenings has led to a weakening of our body clocks and our ability to harmonise them. Struggling to wake in the morning, we come to rely on caffeine to jump-start us, resort to nicotine to us get through the day, before depending on alcohol or pills to help us sleep.

It becomes hard to question how functional our modern working lives are, let alone muster the energy to change them, when we are just trying to get through the day in a state of semi-exhaustion and disconnection.

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The ache for home lives in all of us. — Maya Angelou

The program begins with you exploring the overculture, how it has shaped you and the importance of our collective orientation towards a hopeful future.

Afternoon Session

This session will centre around how essential nature and natural living is, outlining a host of ways you can return to a simpler, more sustainable and satisfying lifestyle.

There is an optional waterfall walk for you to do at the end of the day. Exercise and time in nature allows you time to contemplate the days’ learnings.

Dinner (or the option for you to take in one of the local dining facilities)

There are a range of optional evening activities for you to enjoy, such as listening to or reading poetry, life stories, or enjoying a thought-provoking film or inspiring documentary.

Start your day with an optional meditation and/or yoga session.

Morning Session

In this first session, you’ll examine your mental diet and reevaluate your relationship with technology. Cultivating a stronger relationship with the natural world and what you feed your mind will help you attain and maintain equaniminity.

The world will ask you who you are, and if you don’t know, the world will tell you.

~ Carl Jung

Upon integrating our connection with culture, nature, technology and our mental diet we becoming well positioned to discover and fulfill our life’s purpose, the focus of this final session.

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

Included in your package is an optional stand up paddleboarding session, mountain bike ride or bush walk at the end of day 1 of your program (weather permitting).

Cost: $590 for a 2 day program *$50 discount on a weekday retreat

Inclusions: Accommodation, meals, workbooks, counselling and activities.

Optional session with a bibliotherapist. Learn more about our bibliotherapy service.

Location: Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW

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https://adifferentdrummer.com.au/wellness-retreat/rewilding-retreat

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