Antara Retreat


Live In Stays

The live-in stay program facilitates the opportunity for people to to be involved in the daily responsibilities of running the retreat whilst at the same time providing an amazing space for timeout and personal development. We offer a two way exchange where people can grow personally as part of an outward focus toward helping others.

The retreat is 100% run by volunteers and this allows us to provide all services free of charge. We facilitate weekend workshops as well as offer retreat stays. Antara is also keen to grow and support other community focussed initiatives around the globe. It is a unique opportunity to connect soulfully with yourself whilst being part of making a real difference in the world.

What we provide:

  • Free accommodation

  • Organic food and staples (mainly vegan) 

  • Flexible schedule

  • The opportunity to participate in a 12 week personal development program, Align4Life, that promotes physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

The retreat is run co-operatively allowing assignment of responsibilities to suit people's strengths. Depending on your passions responsibilities may include:

  • tending to the gardens, land and buildings

  • supporting workshops and retreats and being part of providing a loving and supportive environment

  • inspiring community engagement and promotion of the retreat

  • supporting the development of the retreat program and workshops

  • development, running and support of new community initiatives

You need to be comfortable with being in a quiet rural setting, trapping possums (or at least accepting that we do trap them), abstaining from alcohol, tobacco and caffeine, integrating sustainable practices into your daily routines and being able to commit for a minimum of 4 months.

The retreat gives priority to young adults 18-29. As it is for adults all people staying must be comfortable being responsible for their personal wellbeing and contributing positively to the team.

The Align4Life programme:

  • A transformational 12 week programme that will leave you empowered, energized and thriving

  • Focusses on the benefits of yoga, ayurveda, meditation and diet and the way they can help you with life off the mat

  • Embeds self care and mindset disciplines into your daily routines as strong foundations for your health and happiness

  • Uses executive leadership tools and transformational coaching to put you into the leadership position in your life

  • Supports you with setting clear vision and priorities providing you with the tools to monitor and deliver them

  • Supports you to align physically, mentally and emotionally so you have the energy, resources, and capability to live your highest purpose

  • The program is run by Honor Stratton and Craig Parker.

  • Honor is  a certified Ayurvedic practitioner, health coach and international yoga teacher, with over 20 yrs experience.

  • Craig is a counsellor-trained transformation and business coach, with experience up to CEO level in stock exchange listed companies and is Antara's chairperson

  • The programme is offered free of charge as part of the retreat’s live in stay progamme and only to those absolutely committed

As we are all at one point or another on our personal journey, all people staying at the retreat should be actively involved with their personal awareness, healing and growth.

The retreat does not provide drop in or emergency accomodation with all stays pre-arranged. All individual stays are for an agreed duration. They vary based on individual circumstances and could be four months or even one year.

People considering a live in stay are encouraged to come and stay for a weekend and meet the retreat team. Please feel free to make an enquiry.


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