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Soulful Retreat

Enter the sacred space, reconnect back to your powerful heart and be inspired by your soul.

The divine feminine fans the flames of life.

The Women’s Soulful Retreat is, in essence, the creation of a sacred and potent space. When we return to our heart, the full expression of living a soul inspired life is birthed.

Women have sat in circle for millennia, an instinctive and natural way to bond and share genuine experiences. Traditionally, this ritual has been practiced as a way of nourishment, acquiring wisdom from another and is considered the origins of true self-care.

As  women, we are pulled in one million different directions as we go about our day-to-day lives. Often, taking care of others: we work, shop, cook, run a home, exercise, run businesses and yearn to find time for our spiritual self. A disconnection from our soul’s guidance, intuition and inner power forms a reality. The universal flow of energy is obstructed. Overwhelm, indecision and stress appear to be a normal aspect of life.

When women are nourished in their body, heart and soul, giving comes from a place of fullness. The benefits are boundless. A vibrational change occurs. Women witness their businesses flourish, energy increase and experience more vitality. Radiance shines from within.

Women who attend Soulful Retreats come from all walks of life. Often, they are mothers, therapists, creatives, professionals and business owners. Women taking care of others. A common thread, of holding space and giving, is an integral aspect of a woman’s journey.

The essence of the Women’s Soulful Retreat is to empower women in the seven keys to creating a fulfilled, soul inspired life.

Immersion in the healing power of nature.
Receive nourishment from the power and support of a women’s circle.
Release blocked emotions and clear negative energetic chords.
Connect into your heart space with divine beings.
Express creativity through mandala art, dance and journaling.
Experience the power of intention and ritual.
Meditate and be guided by your soul.

In the retreat space, Rachel offers a range of modalities. The retreat participant will experience meditation, intention rituals and clearing techniques. The women’s circle, combined with grounding techniques, chakradance, freestyle mandala art, a drum journey and manifestation dance are profound. Rachel draws upon the healing power of movement and dance. Sacred soul connection, developing intuition and being blessed with time in nature take us on a deep dive.  During the course of being in sacred space, the residue of stuck energy, stored emotions and old memories may arise to be cleared. All retreats are held with the intention of holding space to support all participants and are confidential. All practices are created with the intention of drinking from the well to nourish the spirit.

Women’s soulful retreat options.


Half-Day Retreat

The Half-Day Retreat has been created for women as a spiritual top-up. The Half-Day Retreat is centred around a women’s circle. Women are given an introduction to living in sacred time and carving out space for spiritual self-care when experiencing the practices of meditation, mandala-art and chakradance. Developed as an introduction to the One Day and Weekend Retreat, this mini retreat was created with the intention of unravelling blocked energies, calming the mind and nourishing the soul.


One Day Retreat

The One Day Retreat has been conceived as an overall surrender to a deeper experience. In the sacred space of the women’s circle, we look inward, to the heart centre and connect with soul guidance. Modalities such as dance meditation, drum journey, meditation and mandala art create energetic support. Release blocked feelings, unwind tension and realign with our soul’s magnificence. Reconnect to the unlimited energy of the universe and divine beings.


Weekend Retreat

The Weekend Retreat is a deeply transformational immersion. Held at Claerwen Retreat, a place of magic and healing, perched on top of 130 acres with panoramic views of Apollo Bay and the Otway Ranges. Claerwen retreat is located at Crows Nest Lookout, an indigenous sacred site. Those sensitive to subtle energies may experience the healing frequency of this site.

This retreat is a dedicated immersion and profound journey inward, a return to our divine nature. We do a deep dive into our soul frequency. Any obstacles out of alignment with our divine connection arise to be cleared. In this clearing process a range of emotions can surface. Rachel creates a safe healing space within the women’s circle for emotions to be released and is a strong believer in the freedom and authenticity experienced when our soul realigns. The vibration of joy, vitality, intuition and inspiration comes naturally from this process.

Please book a fifteen-minute discovery call with Rachel to ascertain if this weekend is for you.


Meals: Included in this transformative retreat are two healthy, nourishing lunches and dinners (catered), allowing you to focus within.  Natty Murray, our local kitchen garden teacher, caters for the retreat.  With a focus on the highest nutrition and diet requirements, Natty creates balanced meals for women in the retreat space.

Meditation recording: A meditation and notes will be sent after the retreat to support your journey in continuing a soul-inspired life.

Free Time:  You can rest or walk  in the pure natural surrounds of Claerwen Retreat. There is also the option of going for a swim in the pristine waters of Apollo bay. The property is surrounded by many lush bush tracks with breath-taking views.  Read a book or take a siesta. Give yourself space to integrate the shifts of the retreat.

Claerwen Retreat offer a range of accommodation options as an added cost to the retreat.

The suites and cottages have a 4 star rating and are set up forself-catering. So, it is BYO breakfast and snacks. All linen and towels are supplied. Four types of accommodation are available.

Cost per night:

  • The loft in the workshop area $40
  • Shared room in one of the cottages $80
  • Single room in one of the cottages $110
  • Single in a self-contained studio $140

During the winter months from 1st May until 31st August, a third night of accommodation is offered for free. Please let us know which accommodation type you would prefer.

Women’s Online Sacred Soul Journey

The seven principles for women to live a soul-inspired life.

A completely new online course, designed to create sacred practices for spiritual self-care.

This course is in the format of a series of two hour sessions spread over seven weeks.

We journey into the significance of the seven main chakras, work to unblock emotions and realign with the power of each energy centre. This course is an invitation to immerse yourself in the wisdom and energy of each chakra.

Each week, empowering information will be disseminated, along with specific meditation journeys. To evoke personal insight into the inner workings of the chakras, we use colour, affirmations, journaling, rituals, and meditations. The intention of this course is to empower women with essential knowledge of the chakras, understand each energy centre’s vibrational frequency and reveal how each chakra holds the key to living a soul inspired life.

When participating in this online journey, it is imperative to create uninterrupted time as a commitment to yourself and as an integral part of the self-care process.

Week 1

Base Chakra

To begin, we open and honour the sacred space. We connect to the power of Mother Earth and learn daily practices to receive healing from nature and grounding exercises as we return to the wisdom of our body. In this first week, we take a drum journey to meet with our power animal for healing, guidance and strength.

Week 2

Sacral Chakra

In week two, we journey to a sacred space to meet the divine mother. This journey is an opportunity to be held with grace. Often, emotions are cleansed as we tune into our spirit guides, while also being open to reciprocity. When a woman surrenders, her body and heart open. This expansion of spirit allows feminine energy to be receptive to universal support in all forms.

Week 3

Solar Plexus

This week we do a ritual to clear old thoughts, behaviours, ties or threads that are not for our highest good. We connect to and understand our inner power, as we learn a process to clear energy fields.  Learn to embody the light.

Week 4

Heart Chakra

Our hearts are the gateway to our soul, offering unlimited connection to universal energy, love, support and all that we need. In this week’s journey, we embrace our loving soul and the beings of light who love us unconditionally. Our heart experiences true healing, when we connect with the universal energy of love.

Week 5

Throat Chakra

In week five, we take a journey to meet with our loving soul family to deeply connect and retrieve our precious inner child. The throat chakra governs self-expression, the  true sense of ourselves. Often, this essence of our true self has been lost or disconnected in childhood. This process is deep and powerful, a necessary process to be able to step into spiritual self-care.

Week 6

Third Eye

This week we cover the highly intriguing subject of manifestation. The third eye is our intuition and inner vision centre.  We experience the dynamic expression of embodying our inner vision through dance and mandala art.  Often, we become stuck and find it difficult manifest. We learn how to shift this energy into a joyful, embodied experience.

Week 7

Crown Chakra

Take a journey to integrate wisdom, access knowledge and have direct guidance. Continue living on a soul frequency. Understand how to maintain a soul inspired life after the online course is complete. We end with a ritual to close the sacred space.

Women’s Ritual and Intention Online Meditations

Create meditation rituals to live a life of intention and magic.  On the new moon or full moon, a one-hour online ritual will be available as a practice. Enjoy the unfettered expression of womanhood in the comfort and privacy of your home. Connect with your divine feminine power, the moon, elements for the season, astrological shifts and divine beings. Rachel will be guided by her intuition and offer guided ritual through dance, drum journeys, visualisations and altar creations.

The ritual is an opportunity to create sacred practices in an intimate space as we open up to life’s magic.  In the regularity of creating sacred moments and divining with our higher selves,  we are open to connect with unlimited support and healing.

Women’s Online Wellness Workshop: three hours

In the Women’s Wellness Workshop, Rachel teaches the timeless wisdom of Chinese Medicine. As an experienced acupuncturist, treating women with various health issues over a twenty-year period, Rachel shares her extensive knowledge and insight. We learn how to navigate the changing seasons, earth energies and ultimately, balance our systems. In this workshop, Rachel gives us tools to ‘thrive in each season’ for optimum health.

This workshop is an opportunity to restore, nourish and connect to ourselves in ways that will offer a broader access to the healing and rejuvenating essence of each season. We look at the five elements and integrate how they relate to the health and vitality of women.  We explore vital health-giving elements and how they fit into our daily life, allowing us to truly thrive.

In each season, a specific approach is necessary to create a balanced mind and body. The workshop will cover certain foods, cooking styles, acupressure points, qi-gong exercises and meditation techniques. Emotional balancing practices and comprehensive information relating to the seasons will be covered. The information in this workshop can be easily shared and understood by family, friends, or clients. Notes will be supplied.


Rachel is such an amazing facilitator. I have attended weekend and one day retreats and I leave feeling renewed, peaceful, empowered and grateful. Highly recommend the gift of Rachel. Her aura exudes her passion to create a space for women to unwind and reconnect with self.


I can not express deeply enough the impact she has made in my life and the impact I’ve seen her make at the retreats I’ve attended. Rachel really is the most unique and genuine healer I’ve ever met.


I am already feeling so held and supported by Rachel leading up to this retreat. She holds such a magic heart felt container, creating a space that is safe to dive deep and connect with your inner knowing. I love nothing more than sitting in circle with other like minded sisters, to be seen, held, heard and supported. Do you hear, feel the call? I can not recommend taking this time for your self more. Come be nourished and loved up sisters.