Retreats 2020-07-23T13:34:37+08:00

COME BACK TO LOVE

A YOGA & COMMUNICATION SKILLS RETREAT FOR SINGLES & COUPLES

3-6 SEPTEMBER 2020 @PREMALAYA, YALLINGUP, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Our capacity to stay PRESENT, OPEN and CONNECTED to our partner, family, friends and colleagues can be challenged when difficulty arises. Yet, the deeper we dive into relationship, work, parenting and family the greater the chance we will encounter change, challenge and discomfort. 

In this experiential heart-centred training, you’ll create deeper freedom and connection with those who matter most to you as you learn how to stay present in discomfort. You’ll gain the skills to deepen your sense of CONNECTION, UNDERSTANDING and TRUST with others even as challenge arises. 

You’ll learn tools to:

  • grow safety and unity with those you cherish
  • move through challenge and change skilfully
  • future-proof your relationships from conflict
  • nurture your personal sense of peace & balance

WHAT WILL WE BE DOING?

Blending his compassionate facilitation style with open-hearted storytelling, ancient yogic wisdom, contemporary communication tools and plenty of humour, Australian transformational facilitator James ‘Fish’ Gill will connect you to the depth and power of your empathy and compassion. Over 3 days and 3 nights you will be guided through a profound program of skill development that combines facilitated group conversations, rituals of playful connection, twice-daily yoga & meditation practices and personal reflection. You’ll share this process with other courageous people in the idyllic location of Premalaya, Yallingup.

You will experience:

  • 6 x yoga practices to nourish your capacity to love
  • 7 x relationship communication masterclasses
  • 9 x delicious ayurvedic meals prepared on site
  • rituals of story, celebration and connection
  • shared accommodation in cosy, modern apartments
  • 1:1 coaching to integrate the practices into your life

We’ll be hosted by the wonderful Hayley Lane at the stunning @premalaya in Yallingup, south west WA, famous for quality wine and surf. 

* No previous yoga experience is necessary. Skills developed relate directly to parenting, sibling, friendship, work, and romantic connections alike.

YOU’LL USE ANCIENT YOGIC WISDOM

Yogic philosophy provides us with opportunities to understand ourselves and others more deeply from the perspective of our shared humanness. You’ll gain insight into your unconscious conditioning, and explore how yogic philosophy, asana (postures), pranayama (breath control) and meditation can release tension and suffering and open our hearts and minds.

YOU’LL EXPLORE PERSONAL RITUALS OF CONNECTION

Esther Perel says “The quality of our lives is given by the quality of our relationships”, yet we can find ourselves with few opportunities to make our connections sacred, precious and protected from the mundane pressures and habits of modern life. You’ll explore ways to create personal rituals with those closest to you that lead you deeper into healthy, safe, sacred connection.

YOU’LL LEARN MODERN COMMUNICATION TOOLS 

For all of us, at some point, relationship feels like struggle. In struggle the human mind defaults to opposition: me vs you, right vs wrong. You’ll practice ways of thinking, feeling & acting in relationship that will undo these unconscious reactions to create greater ease and openness. You’ll develop the skills to move closer to others in moments of challenge and grow love from your biggest hurdles.

“Fish radiates warmth and kindness in the most authentic and relatable way. He makes everyone feel as though they belong even in the face of discomfort. He worked with me to transform anxieties, and resistance to love. He selflessly brings joy to others.”

Tamar Zalk

WHO IS THE FACILITATOR?

James ‘Fish’ Gill is an Australian transformational facilitator and yoga teacher. Fish’s experiential social and emotional learning programs have transformed complex interpersonal challenges in communities, governments, corporations and schools since 2007. As a consultant Fish advises on the development and delivery of contemporary Rites of Passage programs, and grows transformative facilitation skills in educators. He has presented nationally and internationally on empowering communities in the face of conflict, challenge and change. His warm, compassionate facilitation style draws on his experiences as a passionate educator, actor, loving father of two young adults, and open-hearted, fallible human. Since completing his 350-hour yoga teacher training through Tamara Yoga in Perth, Western Australia in 2017, he has taught at yoga studios in Perth, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. 

HOW DO I KNOW IF THIS IS FOR ME?

This training is for you if you struggle to:

  • find time to connect deeply with those you love;
  • skilfully navigate disagreements with your partner;
  • keep your cool in family dramas;
  • feel understood by someone you love;
  • relate well with an ex;
  • parent your teenage children with clarity and ease, or;
  • manage with conflict in your workplace.

Singles or couples, all nationalities, religions and walks of life are welcome. No previous yoga experience is required. The retreat will be facilitated in English. 

WHEN? Begins 5pm Thursday 3rd September, concludes 12pm Sunday 6th September 2020  (3 nights)

WHERE? The beautiful Premalaya, in Yallingup, in the stunning Margaret River Region of Western Australia. The venue is 3 hours drive south of Perth.

EARLY BIRD PRICING UNTIL 31 JULY: $AU 940.00 per single, $AU 1780.00 per couple

MORE INFO/BOOKINGS: call Fish on 0492 415 852 or email fish@creativeteams.com.au

TRANSFORM YOUR RELATIONSHIPS

Extraordinary skills to deepen your connections

Sri Lanka, 10-14 FEBRUARY 2020.

Our capacity to stay open and connected to our partner, family and friends are challenged when difficulty arises, yet the deeper we love the greater the chance we will encounter difficulty. Our tendency to freeze, withdraw, or defend can lead us off centre, away from our truth and away from our loved ones. Why? Because most of us have never been taught the skills to step towards discomfort and turn it to gold. 

This heart-centred experiential training program will develop your mastery in leaning towards discomfort in order to create deeper freedom and connection with those who matter most to you.

WHAT SKILLS WILL I DEVELOP? 

You’ll gain mastery of skills to stay open-hearted in the face of difficulty so that your personal moments of conflict can become moments of the richest connection. You’ll begin to live more peacefully and compassionately even when difficulties arise.

You’ll learn how to:

  • move beyond arguing
  • grow connection from disagreement
  • change your unconscious habits in conflict
  • stop ‘treading on eggshells’ and tackle big issues
  • deliver critical feedback while deepening connection
  • talk skilfully about the ‘elephant in the room’
  • dissolve conflict by identifying and meeting needs
  • articulate your own needs so you feel understood
  • have conversations that grow trust and understanding 
  • begin repairing past hurts
  • hold your personal boundaries with clarity and kindness
  • stay open and responsive in conflict when you’d usually react
  • skilfully create win-win solutions to your conflicts with others

WHAT WILL WE BE DOING?

Blending their compassionate facilitation styles with open-hearted storytelling, ancient yogic wisdom, and plenty of humour, Australian transformational facilitators James ‘Fish’ Gill and Sarah Cargill will connect you to the depth and power of your empathy and compassion. Over 5 days and 4 nights you will transform your current conflicts, changes and challenges into freedom as you are guided through a profound program of skill development that combines facilitated group conversations, rituals of playful connection, twice-daily yoga & meditation practices and personal reflection. You’ll share this process with other courageous people in the idyllic location of Talalla Retreat. 

WHO ARE THE FACILITATORS?

James ‘Fish’ Gill is an Australian transformational facilitator and yoga teacher. Fish’s experiential social and emotional learning programs have transformed complex interpersonal challenges in communities, governments, corporations and schools since 2007. As a consultant Fish advises on the development and delivery of contemporary Rites of Passage programs, and grows transformative facilitation skills in educators. He has presented nationally and internationally on empowering communities in the face of conflict, challenge and change. His warm, compassionate facilitation style draws on his experiences as a passionate educator, actor, loving father of two young adults, and open-hearted, fallible human. Since completing his 350-hour yoga teacher training through Tamara Yoga in Perth, Western Australia in 2017, he has taught at yoga studios in Perth, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. 

Sarah Beth Cargill is a transformational worker, yoga teacher and soul business advisor. Her passion is to inspire others to live in authenticity by connecting them to their purpose and true nature. With over 500hrs of yoga teacher training in Vinyasa, Yin, Hatha & Calligraphy, she has a wealth of knowledge of the body and how powerful we all are to heal and transform. After ten years in corporate culture and overcoming her own chronic health issues Sarah was able to use these tools to help transform her life. She is now running sold out retreats all over the world and helping to open hearts, minds and bodies all over the planet.

When? 10-14 February 2020 (5 days, 4 nights)

Where? Talalla Retreat, one of the top retreat centres on the stunning south coast of Sri Lanka, a 3 hour drive from Colombo.

What is the cost?

Single room, full board $US 990

Twin share, full board $US $840

Fish’s style is genuine, relatable, and powerful. He brings deep and meaningful teachings, and his naturally calming and fun presence which made me feel at home for the week, at home at the retreat and at home with myself. Fish truly has a special gift for facilitating love and acceptance. I learned so much from him not only in class but in how he holds himself and connects off the matt.

– Hayley Wells

MEN’S YOGA & SURF RETREATS

If you’re a compassionate, courageous, connected guy who is committed to growing a magnificent future for your family, your community and the world, then join Australian Transformational Facilitator James ‘Fish’ Gill on retreat in beautiful locations throughout Asia.

Like healthy communities have done for thousands of years, you’ll connect with other guys who are also juggling complex, passionate lives, going deeper into what really matters to us, and how our masculinity can be a healing presence in our communities. You’ll discover ways to grow a greater sense of support and balance mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually, so you can live a passionate life more effortlessly. You’ll be guided through a yoga, meditation, group conversation, playful connection, celebration and solo reflection so you can:

  • DE-STRESS from the worries that currently impact you
  • CONNECT with men who are committed to growing a world that works
  • DISCOVER practical tools to untangle the conflicts and upsets in your life
  • RE-BALANCE your wellbeing with the complex demands of your life
  • RE-CHARGE so you can return to those you love with your cup full

No previous yoga or meditation experience is necessary.