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"Inspire" Retreat - Taking VIP Bookings Now

Agnes Water,  25th - 27th March 2022

"Nurture" Retreat -   Sold Out

Agnes Water, 4th - 6th  March 2022


Ara Arcadia is Greek for: ceremony, peace and simplicity.

Over the past 4 years we have gathered regularly in sacred circles of women to catalyse our personal growth through ceremony, peace and simplicity. Over time, we’ve each developed our capacity for supporting and journeying deeply with our sisters, empowering them to be the creators of their own lives.

The Inspire Retreat is an invitation for you to join our circle. An invitation to rejuvenate, reset and reconnect in a compassionate and supported environment where you can design your reality and let your evolution take place.

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About Our Facilitators

The complementary skills of a collective of amazing healers, creates the alchemy that makes Ara Arcadia Retreats truly transformative.


Shelley, the creator of Ara Arcadia 

has weaved together a dynamic team of facilitators, each with their own unique history, wisdom and power, to help create a safe space of profound healing for all who join the circle.


Each retreat births a new theme, and drawing on that theme, a handful of our facilitators will join in creation ~ each time creating a whole new experience on offer.


Through dance, stillness, sound vibration, silence, music, food, creative writing and exploration, you'll be guided toward deeper connection as you work gently to remove any blocks that arise.

Click to learn more about each of your facilitators.

"We are all shaped by our past, but our power is in the present moment and our present choices."

Shelley Eyesis Cochrane


Nature therapy clears the mind and creates space for new perspectives, boosts creativity and enhances problem-solving abilities. 

The Loft is a unique and inspiring beach house, which perfectly integrates into the natural surrounds and provides a relaxed deck life perched above the Pacific Ocean. It has been designed for relaxation, located within the unspoiled luxury enclave, the eco-estate Sunrise at 1770.


From the deck at The Loft, the Pacific stretches to the horizon through the whole eastern arc, a full 180° ocean vista with the waves 100 meters below.

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What Our guests Say

Women's circles have always been a source of nourishment and depth over the years, but never in my life have I so immediately felt like part of the family!!


The weaving of such down to earth, yet daringly open, women in Agnes had me feeling astounded, humbled, challenged and totally nurtured. By the end of the retreat I had experienced such a change across my mind soul and body - all levels were utterly satisfied and had been catered for with such thought and love.


I returned home with treasures both physical and internal that carried me joyfully for many moons after, and still now feel I have been welcomed into new and inspiring dimensions, which continue to unfold...highly, highly recommended. What a gift!!

"warm heart flows,

glows with embers live.

I hear the whisperings,

always conversing,

as I stop and tune in

I can hear...

well come Sister. "

Kassia Story

"Inspire" Retreat Facilitators 

Shelley Eyesis Cochrane

Shelley Eyesis Cochrane

Alchemist, Permaculturist, Chef and Retreat Founder/Creator

Kylie Wood

Kye Wood

Zen Thai Shiatsu Practitioner, Sacred Ceremony Host, Intuitive Dance Instructor and  Vegan Chef


Aurora Heartsong

Shaman, Sound Healer, Astrologist, Reiki and Crystal Healing Practioner

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Jakkie Talmage

MindBody Coach, Teacher & Healer. The founder of MindBody Courses and author of Your MindBody Journey

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Sharon Groves

Somatic Practitioner 

Nita McIntyre

Nita McIntyre

Intuitive Counsellor, Women's Sacred Circle & Blessing way Facilitator  

Claire McCollum

Claire McCollum

Sacred Song Facilitator and Ara Arcadia Digital Librarian