Eco Retreat

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ECO RETREAT


 

EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS

At Bayside Kinesiology we are happy to offer a range of educational and recreational experiences. We have a 5-acre property with a fully equipped training room and accommodation with permaculture gardens in a beautiful Aussie bush setting. We have been serving the community since 1996. With 20 years of training experience we are happy to work with a range of clients in a fun and informal environment. 

Each Retreat can be modified to ensure that it suits your needs, to that effect we have included a brief summary of some of the many educational activities that we regularly run and some of the skills each participant would develop. 

 


 

TEAM BUILDING GAMES: 

A team that works well together is more effective, more productive, and more successful â?? not to mention happier and more fun to work with! We can co-ordinate a range of fun team building games to laugh, learn, and connect with your team. 

  • They can be tailored to the fitness levels and interests of the people involved.Improve Team Bonding  â?¢  Improve Communication Skills 
  • Enhance Creative Problem Solving and Collaboration Skills

KINESIOLOGY INTRODUCTION:  

Kinesiology is the healthcare system of the future. Your body is designed to heal itself naturally. Kinesiology is a simple technique to help the body balance physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and nutritionally.

In this activity participants will learn how to: 

  • Do Kinesiology â??self testing â?? 
  • Find imbalances/intolerances and desensitise
  • Establish new personal/group goals

MINDFUL MEDITATION:

Meditation is a practice of concentrated focus upon a sound, object, visualisation, the breath or movement in order to increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and enhance personal and spiritual growth.

In this activity participants will: 

  • Learn and use different tools and techniques to help attain a peaceful mind and different breathing techniques

FACE READING:

Face reading, involves a deep reading of peoplesâ?? faces and expressions. 

In this activity participants will:

  • Learn insights into facial structures and expressions
  • Read emotion and personality underneath appearances 
  • Learn to understand themselves to bring out the best of their uniqueness 

DIFFICULT BEHAVIOURS:

Behavioural problems if not addressed may swiftly escalate into a distracting scene that takes attention away from the real issues. There are many ways when dealing with clients,work colleagues and family members where behaviour will cross a line and become difficult to handle.

In this activity participants will learn:

  • Some underlying reasons for behaviour clashes
  • Coping and management strategies
  • Negotiation skills

GOAL SETTINGS:                           

Goal setting is very important life skill, and most of us donâ??t make the time to work through what it is that we really want to achieve.  

In this activity participants will:

  • Learn the importance of goal setting
  • Work through a goal setting process 
  • Learn what some of their mental blocks are... and how to clear them 

LANGUAGES OF APPRECIATION TRAINING:

Real life involves real people who often feel misunderstood. Sometimes saying â??well done" just isn't enough. The need for appreciation or apology impacts all human relationships. Just as you have a different love language, you also hear and express the words and gestures of appreciation in a different language. 

In this activity participants will:

  • Identify the workplace languages and clear the way toward healing and sustaining vital relationships

SENSORY DEPRIVATION:

The purpose of the Sensory Deprivation activity is to learn tools and techniques to assist a person who may have impairment of one or more senses.

In this activity participants will:

  • Learn through experience â?? (participants must be prepared to learn first hand) 
  • Feel what it is like to be deprived of sight, hearing, speech and body movement 
  • Develop strategies to help others with each impairment

YOGA / MOVEMENT:

Yoga is an ancient art based on a harmonising system of development for the body, mind, and spirit. The practice of yoga makes the body strong and flexible and also improves the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, and hormonal systems. Bringing about emotional stability and clarity of mind.

In this activity participants will: 

  • Learn slow gentle stretch and movement with intention 
  • Learn how to set intentions of what they want to achieve e.g. relaxation, to get out of the head, to leave work at work

COOKING & HEALTHY EATING

Good health depends on healthy eating. We have a 5-acre permaculture property with our own organic herbs, fruits and vegetables. A range of recipes is available and can be tailored to suit the participant group. 

In this activity participants will learn:

  • Importance of eating food that is raw or unprocessed 
  • Benefits of organics and eating â??Free of Stressâ?? food 
  • How the body metabolises food
  • Medicinal plants across the seasons
  • Go foraging in the permaculture gardens to collect healthy ingredients 
  • Prepare meals from scratch some basic meals, dips and desserts (different recipes available) 
  • Take home a cheat sheet on healthy living and recipes of the foods prepared 

BRAIN BALANCE & CO-ORDINATION:

The purpose of these activities is to undertake exercises to activate both sides of the brain. These activities can be tailored to meet the precise needs and requirements of participants. 

It will include a circuit of activities. Depending on fitness of participants we can do a combination of exercises done while sitting on the floor, exercises involving minimal movement or more physical activities. 

Some suggested developmental areas include: 

  • Brian Exercises
  • Fine motor skills exercises
  • Gross motor skills exercises

INTRODUCTION INTO MASSAGE TOUCH

Massage is the manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person's health and well-being. Physical benefits of massage include: heightened mental alertness, reduced muscle tension, improved circulation 

In this activity participants will learn to: 

  • Become familiar with some basic massage techniques 
  • Work together in pairs (fully clothed) to practice their skills 
  • How pressure and texture can change the experience of touch 

 


ACCOMMODATION & MEAL OPTIONS 


 

There is a range of options available to suit all budgets and requirements. All participants will be expected to share in meal preparation and daily house keeping activities.

Some Options include:

  1. All meals, linen and in house (possibly share room) accommodation are provided*
  1. All meals, linen and tent accommodation will be provided for you*
  1. All meals will be provided, BYO tent and bedding*
  1. Meals only option*

All the above options include the use of amenities including shower, pool and spa.

Meals are organic and straight from our gardens wherever possible.  Most dietary needs can be met if you advise before arrival.

We are located in Sheldon in the outer Brisbane Metropolitan area and are also able to pick you up from Brisbane Airport.*

 

After Hours Activities for Live-in Accommodation

As well as structured/formal training experiences we offer a range of recreational experiences for participants: 

  • Rest and Relaxation: Spend quiet time alone just relaxing by the dams or reclining in a hammock
  • Camp fire: Depending on the time of year and weather, we have an open camp fire outdoors 
  • Bush Walks: We have bush walks in the area, where you will cross paths with wallabies and lizards ..... there are also snakes, spiders and a tick or 2!
  • Enjoy some relaxing old-fashioned games in the afternoon: Chinese Whispers, Black Magic, Dixit, Kelly Pool
  • Swim or Spa: Bring your bathers: We have a large pool and the spa is always heated

 

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