Retreats13 May 2020 2021-10-20 8:05
Are you ready
March 25 - 27, 2022
Arrival time: Friday 4pm, Departure time: Sunday 1:30 - 2pm
In the Potential of Every Person
We believe in true, authentic engagement through compelling conversation and rich dialogue. We know that small talk always leads to BIG Talk. We want to help you walk in the fullness of who you are and who you were created to be. We are interested in your BEing and want to help you with your DOing. We want to see you move beyond your comfort zone and design the life you love. Together, we will dive into the truth of who we are. Through time away from the demands of life, to reflect, play and be still, we know you’ll leave inspired and motivated for the next right thing for you.
During the Retreat we are ready to take our skills, speaking, coaching and talents to the next level – increasing our capacity alongside you. This is a shared experience, and our promise is that the intensive, 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 shift.
Powerful sessions including women’s circle heart conversations, art, meditation, beautiful food and nature will form the hours spent together. We will move toward a powerful, sacred time on Saturday night that promises to be both revealing and releasing.
This retreat has long-lasting value, one that far exceeds the investment made to attend. You will feel the shift the moment you sign up. And the results will continue long after we leave.
You will gain new friends and connect with like minded community.
Why do people love Get Real Retreats?
The Get Real Live Lifestyle Retreat was exceptional.
Susan greeted me at the door. I stood in front of her and said with tears running down my face.
Thank you so much for a truly phenomenal weekend Susan!
This weekend marked the beginning of a vulnerable and gentle journey of accepting this woman in the portrait as perfectly imperfect.
Prepare for a time away
That will transform and refresh you.
We don’t see our retreats as 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 with renewed hope, focus, resolve and tools to help you take the next steps. Simply put, we get to know you and create our weekend 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.
- 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 sessions
- Contemplative silence sessions – regaining the beauty and art of silence
- Specific surprises along the way, created to enhance your overall experience
You’ll fit right in if you
- want to start something new and recalibrate
- need to get away and return energised
- are ready to live free
- want to ditch the lies you’ve believed about yourself and rewrite the script
- are figuring out where you fit in the grand scheme of life
Hosts and Guests
Who will be joining you?
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, 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.
Jane has worked in the International Aid and Development sector for 16 years and is wired for connection across cultures, or over coffee. She is currently moving into the world of Counselling and Psychotherapy and is excited to support people as they move through pain and areas where they’re stuck, into freedom and ease.
Whether in a tribal village in India or over dinner with friends, we just want to be seen and fully known. Jane loves conversations that create the courage to connect and let others in.
Mum of two wonderful young adults, partner to Pete, big fan of yoga and quiet time.
Jane has been part of the GetRealLive team from the very first retreat and knows what’s possible when open hearts take a step towards wholeness.
Jess is the principal & founder of Art School Co. She is a member of the Portrait Society of America and is recognized as an Associate Living Master by the Art Renewal Center.
Jess has been teaching art for 20 years and has been a finalist in numerous art prizes including the Archibald Prize, the Shirley Hannan Art Award, the Lester Prize, the Brisbane Portrait Prize, the Percival Portrait Prize and the International ARC Salon Competition.
Living on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Australia, Jess is married to Dylan, and is Mum to Toby, Jewel, Summer & Eden.
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.
The cost for our retreat is $1400 (+GST) and we have payment plans available.
This is your first step to valuing yourself and your need for rest and renewal.