Toni Herbine

Intimacy from the Inside Out - Getting to the Heart of the Matter

23 - 27 September 2017

What it is

Intimacy from the Inside Out©: - Getting to the HEART of the matter - A relationship retreat welcoming couples and individuals. Whether in an intimate relationship or not, we have all been hurt in connection with others and we all have healing to do. The more we protect ourselves from further hurt, the less we can receive the love that is available. This experiential retreat will provide opportunities to:

  • Grieve and heal the broken heart
  • Understand and break patterns of protective interactions with self and others
  • Learn to recognize one’s own huge heart as a life sustaining resource for strengthening relationships inside and out
Through meditation, internal inquiry, being in nature, journaling and sharing with others learn to become available to your vulnerability gently and with compassion. Learn to speak on behalf of these tender places without shame or fear

How big can your heart get? What’s your vision of yourself in Relationship, inside and out?

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” -Rumi


“For many years people have asked me to think about a relationship retreat not just for couples but to include people not in an intimate relationship in the moment. Since regardless of being partnered or not, we are all in relationship all the time, what a lovely invitation for me!

I have long wanted to run a retreat for any person, coupled or not, who wants to explore "who am I in relationship and what parts of me keep my heart protected"

This retreat, open to all, will explore these questions and more, each days inquiry building on the one before it. There will be time for internal exploration (U-turn work) as well as time to share with a partner, in small groups and the large group, to write, draw, spend time in nature as well as is often the case create a safe and welcoming community.

Much of the work is based on Internal family systems, but no prior training is necessary”

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Suggested Program

Retreat Program

23rd  September :
Arrival and check in from 2:00pm onwards
Opening session 5:00-7:30pm
7:30pm dinner 

24th-26th September:
Breakfast 8:00-09:00
Morning session 9:30-12:30
Lunch 1:00-2:00pm
Afternoon session 3:30-6:00pm
dinner 7:00-8:00pm

27th September
Morning session 10-12:30
Lunch 1:00-2:00pm
Closing session 2:30-4:00pm
Departure after 4:00pm

It is also possible to book one extra night until 28th September (check out by 10.00am)