Stillness and Ceramics Retreat
Padma Retreat Centre - Youngs Siding - Western Australia
Pottery and meditation retreat with Melaney and Yolanda – relax into creativity and inner stillness
Youngs Siding, Western Australia
We invite you to join us for a two day pottery and meditation retreat at the beautiful Padma Retreat Centre near Denmark, Western Australia, allowing you to connect in a relaxed way with your creativity and inner stillness.
This retreat will take you on a tranquil journey of self-discovery as you create hand-built pottery and share simple guided meditations, gentle body movement and breathwork, all of it suitable for wherever you are right now.
Padma’s grounds sit among the karri trees within the wetlands that face the Nenamup Inlet, alive with abundant wildlife and fresh air coming off the Great Southern Ocean. You will have plenty of time to enjoy nature with walks or visits to local places, or just kick back and listen to the birds.
Our intention is to help you relax and feel an easy connection with one another through the shared soulful practices led by founder of Padma and the Melaney Ryan Insitute of Applied Consciousness, Melaney Ryan; getting your hands delightfully dirty with pottery-enthusiast Yolanda Rojas; and sharing wholesome meals cooked with love by Melaney’s daughter, Jenna Ryan.
Pottery and meditation align beautifully, offering complementary approaches to finding more inner joy and peace. The serenity we find in meditation helps us tap into our creativity, just as feeling warm clay in our hands brings a depth of grounded mindfulness. What a team!
You can learn some free form ceramics techniques with Yolanda's guidance, or feel free to shape your creations just as you wish, to make three unique pieces to take home. You will glaze your plates, bowls or whatever forms you create which we will take away for firing.
The retreat opens with a long table dinner in celebration of the Spanish heritage shared by Melaney and Yolanda, and the Padma fire pit will burn every night (weather permitting) if you feel like sitting under starry skies.
We are excited to share this piece of Heaven on Earth with you if you feel called to revivify your body, mind and spirit with the delightful combination of pottery and meditation!