DEEPENING: Connection
Weekend Nature Retreat

Papershell Farm, Willunga

Connecting to nature is our pathway home. Grounding our feet on the earth and breathing beneath an open sky are proven ways to ground our busy human beings and return to a sense of place in the world. In partnership with the magical Papershell Farm in Willunga, we are delighted to invite you on our first S.A. weekend retreat, Deepening: Connection.

Join Tessa Leon, Amber Cronin and special guests to escape the hustle of the city, slow down, and reconnect to your natural state. The idyllic natural surroundings of the family-owned farm will be our venue for a weekend of learning, creativity, meditation, fresh food, and fun.

Come home to the earth, to yourself, and to each other.

  • Lectures on interconnectedness through the teachings of spiritual ecology and mindfulness
  • Guided meditations
  • Walking the farm and learning about the land
  • Seed planting
  • Stargazing
  • Ritual and ceremony
  • Evening music and connection
  • Sacred silence and time to get still

FRI 29 OCT 3:30pm – SUN 31 OCT 4pm


$709 (10% member discount)



All meals and snacks are provided, grown with love, cooked with love and served with love on the property

Nourishing and locally grown breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are all cooked on site by Surahn & Jessica Sidhu

Coffee/tea will be provided

All meals will be vegetarian

Please let us know if you have a food allergy or dietary requirement as soon as you book your spot



Sleep under the stars in ‘glamping’ style Bell Tents on the property

Each tent will be four person share with single beds

Tents are beautifully styled with blankets, lights, side tables for extra comfort

Two unisex bathrooms on site in close proximity to tents

Free use of the Almond Door as community space with warm fire, hot tea and common area



The Farm

Papershell Farm are pursuing an ever evolving 300 year legacy plan to convert a monoculture orchard into a thriving, biodiverse food forest for the ages to come

Experimentation with traditional and conventional harvesting and growing methods allows them to trial techniques lost to a time before the use of pesticides and herbicides.

Their focus is on producing delicious, nutritional and chemical-free food.



About Tessa Leon and Amber Cronin

Community, education and creativity are the passions that orbit Tessa and Amber’s life.

As co-owner of South Australia’s most influential yoga community, Tessa has spent the past decade studying, practicing and teaching the tools of self-awareness to thousands of people from all walks of life. She’s completed over 1000hrs of formal yoga industry certifications. Including studies in traditional hatha yoga, modern vinyasa, yin yoga, yogic literature and philosophy, buddhist dharma, meditation, biomechanics and anatomy. She acknowledges her most influential teachers; Sarah Powers, Georg Feuerstein, Jack Kornfield, Duncan Peak, Annie Carpenter and Rod Stryker for the influences she carries today.

For Tessa, yoga is the connection to modern life through living wisdom and open-hearted community.

Amber is an emerging cross-disciplinary artist and facilitator living and working on Kaurna Land. She is passionate about spiritual ecology, connection and transformative experiences. Her socially engaged practice leads her to work within communities in development and project capacities. She also freelances as a producer on festivals, events and development of new works.

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