During the Retreat we are ready to take our skills, speaking and coaching and talents to the next level -increasing our capacity alongside you. This is a shared experience, and our promise is that the intensive, fast-paced, life-changing journey will happen with others who are ready for the same. We believe that the right people will formulate our time together and that we will gather a heart-centered group who are ready for a change.
Powerful sessions including coaching, impartation, art, fitness, food and more will formulate the hours spent together. We will move toward a powerful sacred circle time that promises to be both revealing and incredibly releasing.
This retreat has a long-lasting value, one that far exceeds the investment made to attend. You will feel the shift the moment you sign up. And we promise the results will continue long after we leave. You will gain invaluable friends and connect with an unstoppable community that will endure for your lifetime.
Prepare for a time away that will be life-transforming, enlightening, engaging and fun.
We don’t see our retreats as a one size fits all. But rather through gaining a deep understanding of our guests, we take time to create something that will touch the lives of everyone attending in a very specific way. By combining essential elements, you will leave us with renewed hope, focus, resolve and tools to help you take the next steps. Simply put, we get to know you and create based on your needs.
Your retreat package:
- Secluded, spacious accommodation tucked away in nature with stunning sweeping views
- Use of all the facilities; pool, spa walking trails and an outdoor relaxation area
- Forest Bathing – an ancient Japanese tradition of spending meaningful time under the canopy of a living forest.
- Incredible gourmet meals designed specifically for your time away. Group dining with intention and purpose
- A diverse selection of group activities; art therapy, fitness, yoga/stretch class & guided meditation
- In-depth group and individual sessions with seasoned practitioners
- Contemplative silence sessions – regaining the beauty and art of silence
- One consultation of your choice from counselling, meditation, or mentoring
- Specific surprises along the way, created to enhance your overall experience
You’ll fit right in if you are:
- Someone who wants to start something new and recalibrate
- Someone who needs to get away and return energised
- Someone who is ready to truly live a life of freedom
- Someone who wants to ditch the lies they’ve believed about themselves
- Someone still trying to figure out where you fit in the grand scheme of life
“The Get Real Live Lifestyle Retreat was exceptional. Expectations were met and went above and beyond. True to what the retreat promises, lives were transformed, hearts were open to change, and change happened. There was so much packed into the time away I honestly don’t know how the team did it but I’m grateful that they did. Every detail was tended to and it was in the detail that I experienced change. I trusted the process from the application all the way through to the first and last payment. I’m so glad I went, things became ever so clear and I’m happy that I valued me.
Part of the BEAUTY of the Retreat is the confidentiality and the safe space that is created. So I would love to share more, and I will respect that and the only thing I can say is GO. You won’t regret it and you will be excited for the next one. I can hardly wait. To Susan and her team from the moment I said that ‘yes’ in my head change started to begin. Thank you for seeing me, hearing me and knowing me.” – Lydia.
If this is YOU:
Register now and be one of a few who will experience this – limited spots are available.
- Fill out our Retreat application
- Watch your inbox for further Retreat details
The cost for our retreat is $1400 (+GST) and we have payment plans available. This is a step to valuing yourself because YOU’RE WORTH IT and a better you means a better life for yourself and for those around you. Take a bold, brave step and apply now, because from the experiences of others we know how much change is in store. The GetRealLive Retreat is a life-changing personal investment that will see you propelled into your future. Trust us, you won’t regret taking this step.
Susan greeted me at the door. I stood in front of her and said with tears running down my face, ‘if what you’ve sent me and what you’ve done so far is all I receive, I will have gotten my money’s worth, and the weekend hasn’t even begun.’ – Trish.
Who Will Be Joining You
Jane works in International Community Development and oversees programs in Asia and Africa.
She’s also currently doing a Masters in Counselling as means of expensive personal therapy, but mainly because she’s been through some life-altering events and wants to help others process the same. Whether in a slum in India or over coffee with our neighbours, we’re wired for connection and just want to be seen. Jane loves conversations that create the courage to connect. Mum of 2 young adults, partner to Pete, big fan of yoga, Enneagram Type 2 (shockingly).
Jessica Le Clerc
Jess is a silver lining storyteller who is artistically deliberate in crafting deep connections that celebrate human value. She has most recently been recognised as a finalist in the 2015 Archibald Prize and is known across Australia as an artist who captures the human heart in a compelling, engaging and inspiring way. Jess explains herself as a girl from a dairy farming family, who is totally obsessed with drawing, painting and art. Mainly because it soothes and stills all the thoughts that race and roam around inside her brain. Jess sees beauty and light and colour everywhere.
Married to her childhood best friend, Dylan, who she has the joy of raising their four children with, she dreams of a day when she can voice an image, that is burning inside of every person in an effort to help them find courage and vision for their whole life. That’s the direction she will take you in.
Rowena is a registered psychologist and clinical counsellor working in private practice. She is driven by a sound belief in the worth of humanity and strives to help her clients accept that they have value and can believe in themselves even when they are not happy with their behaviour or experiences. Her approach to therapy is both humanistic and existential, which allows her to take a positive approach that applauds human capacities and aspirations whilst concurrently grappling with limitations and difficulties.
Rowena has more than 13 years of experience working as a clinical counsellor and as a lecturer in various Christian colleges. In addition, she was also Faculty Head of the Social Science degree at The Australian College of Christian Studies for 4 years and Faculty Head of the Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counselling at Emmaus Bible College for 6 years. Having worked in church/faith-based settings Rowena has extensive experience working with individuals who are grappling with difficulty regarding their faith. In addition, Rowena has worked in non-ecclesiastical settings and therefore has experience working with people from all walks of life. This has sharpened her awareness of the need for acceptance regarding all areas of diversity and difference, especially if those differences lead to discrimination. At the heart of her work is a very concrete understanding of the importance of relationships built on congruence, empathy and unconditional positive regard.
Rowena lives on an island, is married to an Irish Jew, has two sons and is a very keen Rabbitohs supporter! In her spare time, she enjoys sailing, travel, yoga, reading and jigsaw puzzles.
Philip stumbled upon meditation and hasn’t looked back since. Struggling to be present, and suffering from a racing mind and bouts of anger; by an act of grace, he experimented with 10 minutes of silent prayer and discovered God’s wide open spaces.
Having explored the contemplative spiritual tradition since then, his daily spiritual practice of meditation and contemplation has seen him live from his heart and not his head. Married to Susan, and seeing their life and relationship transformed, the couple started The Gathering Cloud in 2016, a contemplative spiritual space that emphasises divine love and being present. Expressions include a weekly guided meditation class at their local yoga studio and gatherings in homes and venues both near and far. It is their passion to see people experience communion with the divine, with others and with themselves.
Who is Your Retreat Lead?
A prairie girl with global experience, Susan Sohn is a natural motivator and gatherer. Her infectious humour, straight-talking style and love for people, can be seen and felt through all her endeavours. She lives to inspire others to look beyond their today and grasp the promise of their tomorrow. Her passion is to see people step into the strong, confident lives they desire. She wholeheartedly believes that you can live the dream. Susan has dedicated her life to helping others walk in authenticity and living their true selves rather than filling the space that is expected. Living in such a way means freedom in ways that is breath-taking. She believes that we were planned, purposed and chosen for such a time as this. It’s through this revelation that she inspires and motivates people and helps people not only see the gold within but helps unlock the future. Susan is passionate about authenticity and knowing who you are and loving self.
Susan and her husband, Philip, have raised three incredible children, they have travelled the globe and have lived in multiple countries (Hong Kong, Australia, USA, Canada). They currently call Australia home. Both are guided meditation instructors and they lead weekly guided meditation classes. Additionally, they have started ‘The Gathering Cloud’ which is a safe place for people to come together and commune with one another and with God – the Divine.