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16 October 2019
Restore Balance will offer those living busy, tangled lives a chance to step away for a 5-day retreat. It will help to bring refreshment, balance and nourishment to your soul.

Are you trying to juggle all the balls in your life and don’t know how to get things back on track?
Restore Balance will offer those with busy lives a chance to step away for a 4-day retreat to bring balance and nourish the soul with an opportunity to be refreshed and resourced.

Each day there will be intentional time to connect with God through the awe and wonder of nature such as guided walks and other recreational activities or, simply rest. Selah.

This will be complemented by some short relaxed sessions as a group and the opportunity for 1-1 with a spiritual director or coach for spiritual input and insight.

 

The 5 day/4 night retreat will be hosted and facilitated by two couples, Paul and Rosanne Arnott and Peter and Lynne Grant.

Paul and Rosanne Arnott have been married for 39 years and have been close friends with Peter and Lynne for almost that long. While they were both born in Tasmania they have lived in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs since 2002. They are continually blessed by sharing life with each other and their 3 beautiful daughters Alice, Libbie and Catherine. They enjoy walking, reading, movies and travel.

Rosanne is a Spiritual Director with Wellspring and for the past 12 years has been helping train others in the ministry. She finds great joy in journeying alongside others as they give expression to their own unique story. She loves being at home and enjoys sharing her home with others. Rosanne feels nurtured when she takes time to reflect, pray, read, walk or be a bit creative. She is drawn to contemplative spirituality because it helps her to be more real, honest and present to the sacred in all of life.

Paul is the Executive Director of CMA’s Q4Connection, a Kids Hope mentor and a Victorian Council of Churches Emergency Ministries chaplain. He has a degree in Theology, a CertIV in Christian Leadership Coaching and coaches a number of people. He has written two books and enjoys swimming, walking and the very occasional game of badly played golf.

Peter and Lynne Grant have been married for 43 years. Together they have three adult children and nine grandchildren, all living in Tasmania. As you can imagine their home in Hobart is not always tranquil!
Tasmania has been their home for 38 years and together they have explored some of its wild places, with its beauty and quiet.

Peter has studied Earth Science, Theology and Education, and is also a published writer. For 24 years he worked with Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service and is passionate about the natural environment and gets out into it as often as possible. He loves folk music, reading, socialising and humour. His favourite quote is “I am only interested in everything.”

Lynne is a Teacher and Spiritual Mentor, who loves walking, reading, sewing, travel and family shenanigans. She enjoys hospitality, with good food and wine, and more recently practising spiritual hospitality to those wanting to go deeper with God. She loves music, dance, art, the colour red and Khachaturian. She’s an investor in people, particularly grandkids – but promises no photos!

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5 Days $1590
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30 June 2020

Tread up the stone steps and down the grand boulevards of Italy’s capitals – the pavement café culture, enchanting Renaissance frescoes and incredible feats of classic architecture are all must-see highlights of this leisurely jaunt through the cities of Rome, Assisi and Venice. Explore the centuries-old Rialto food market, admire the embrace of Bologna’s Kissing Towers and enjoy 3 glorious nights in a Tuscan Villa. Continue through to Austria and onto Oberammergau to experience the once in a decade Passion Play. An experience not to be missed

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15 Days $7999
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06 September 2019
Join us on an authentic trip of Greece exploring the ancient sites of Athens and visit the island of Crete where we will connect with God’s heart for family and community through food. We will start in Athens where we will spend some time in this ancient city visiting the acropolis and Parthenon Temple. Other sites will include Mars Hill where the Apostle Paul famously spoke during his time in Athens and a visit to the ancient city of Corinth.

Join us on an authentic trip of Greece exploring the ancient sites of Athens and visit the island of Crete where we will connect with God’s heart for family and community through food.

We will start in Athens where we will spend some time in this ancient city visiting the acropolis and Parthenon Temple. Other sites will include Mars Hill where the Apostle Paul famously spoke during his time in Athens and a visit to the ancient city of Corinth.

We will spend 6 days based on the beautiful island of Crete where we will have time for reflection and a foodie adventure. Sophie Stokes, of ‘In Sofia’s Kitchen’ will join and lead us through our foodie adventure connecting with locals and experiencing the authenticity of Greek culture and family way of life.

An additional extension to this trip is a 4-day cruise around the Greek Island visiting Ephesus, Patmos, Rhodes and Santorini.

This trip has been created to bring a mixture of discovery, reflection and food adventure.

About the ‘Foodie Adventure’ – Island of Crete

Our time on the island of Crete is filled with cooking workshops, food walking tours, relaxing by crystal waters of the island and learning from the locals. You will get a chance to explore, taste and have a go yourself. If you love provincial country living, deliciously good food and immersing yourself in another culture this will be for you. We will also get an opportunity to connect with local Christians over dinner.

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14 Days $4149
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20 August 2020
Sail through Central Europe's splendid capitals and charming towns in Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany inlcuding tickets to the Oberammergau Passion Play.

Sail through Central Europe’s splendid capitals and charming towns in Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany. Then travel to the Bavarian village of Oberammergau for the performance of the Passion Play. Performed once a decade, the Passion Play is a stunning theatrical event with a history dating back to 1634. The perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and inspiration, this is truly a once in a lifetime experience.

The river cruise begins in Budapest, then set sail for Bratislava, the Slovakian capital. Continue to Vienna, the world’s most livable city before continuing to Linz and the cobblestones streets of Passau. After docking in Innsbruck you will have 2 nights there before driving to Oberammergau for the Passion Play performance.

Continue to Munich for the conclusion of the tour.

SPECIAL OFFER – BOOK BY MARCH 31, AND HAVE ACCESS TO THE DISCOUNTED PRICES LISTED BELOW

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11 Days $6385
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June & July

Here’s a fantastic opportunity for independent travellers to attend the once-a-decade renowned Oberammergau Passion Play. The play itself is a powerful and deeply moving religious experience. There is a rich 400-year history surrounding the small village in Bavaria fulfilling the vow to God to perform the Passion Play.  Our tour is designed to help us better appreciate this context and join in our thanks to those offered by all the generations that have gone before us. This tour also takes advantage of the European spring and summer season, with the beauty and warm weather.  There’ll be plenty of time to enjoy some of the great German-speaking cities of central Europe – Berlin, Dresden and Vienna; experiencing the life, culture, religion and history of these cities.

There are 3 departure dates you can choose from: 14-17 June & 14-17 July 2020.

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4 Days $1833
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