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'METAMORPHOSIS' Art of Being urban retreat Sydney

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A 2-day Art of Being Urban Retreat in Sydney, Australia

September 9 & 10, 2023

'And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.'

Join international yoga teacher and art therapist Lara Zilibowitz & mystical musician Benny Holloway on an transformative two-day journey into your most expanded and liberated expression.

Just like a caterpillar entering into a chrysalis, this weekend is an ecstatic rite of passage for anyone who feels the longing to wake up to their wild, unbound and authentic nature. To burn through layers of contraction, inhibition and doubt. To remember who they really are, before the layers of coping and conditioning clouded over. 

Throughout the weekend you will be guided through a dynamic sequence of transpersonal ritual and art therapy process, from yoga, embodiment, meditation and breathwork, to vocal expression and transcendental sound journeys, drawing upon shamanic technologies of dance and creative externalisation, to let the wisdom of your psyche, soma and soul speak.

The journey has been specifically curated to offer you rich experiences, personal insight and empowering take home techniques, as we open to embodiment and unfreeze numbness, infusing who we really are into every moment, breaking free from the barriers that hold us back from fully taking flight.

The location is in a private venue in North Bondi, Sydney, Australia.
Address will be provided closer to the date.

A full vegetarian feast for lunch is included both days.

Saturday 9th September ~ PREPARING THE VESSEL ~ 9:30am - 5pm
Sunday 10th September ~ THE DESCENT & THE ASCENT ~ 10am - 5pm

This Art of Being immersion is for anyone craving;

* To connect deeply with the wisdom of your body
* To remember your intrinsic creative genius
* To experience the freedom and aliveness always available to you
* To explore your internal landscape and how to move as who you truly are
* To release old patterns of contraction and fear
* To engage in a personal full-bodied flowering into your essence


“This intensive has been one of the most inspiring and profound experiences of my life.

Lara and Benny have crafted an incredible journey to drop the masks we are wearing in our daily lives in order to be in touch with the depth of our hearts and yearning of our soul.

Through intuitive yoga and movement, somatics, free dance, music, chanting, drawing and many other processes, they opened doorways to explore these deep and subtle layers of our body, to awaken creativity and to express ourselves in our own unique and unfiltered ways.

I went on a deep shamanic journey, where I navigated between the intrapersonal (knowing myself) and interpersonal (knowing others), I drifted from light to shadow to witness the beauty and magic of my life exactly as it is.

A lot of tears flowed for me throughout the retreat and I softened more and more into remembering who I was on such a connected level.

I felt totally safe to expose my sensitivity and vulnerability, held by Lara’s loving guidance and Benny’s powerful music.

This weekend was an absolute gift and a prayer answered, a strong reminder of taking the time to listen deeply… to re-inspire ourselves, to heal ourselves, and in doing so, to heal the world.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

~ Vicky, Yoga Teacher and Psychotherapist, Lausanne, Switzerland

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