Mindful Nature Therapy,
& Wellbeing Experiences
Melbourne & Victoria
The Eco Retreat is a Nature Therapy and Mindfulness Community for Wellbeing, Nature Connection & Sustainable Living Programs and Retreats in Melbourne, regional Victoria and Online.
At The Eco Retreat, we believe that human health and wellbeing is intrinsically connected with the health and wellbeing of the natural living world and each other. We help people reconnect to nature, self and community and support them in developing a more life-sustaining world. Join us for deep transformative nature based experiences in Melbourne and the wider region of Victoria.
Nature based work is an alive, immersive, and dynamic experience of connecting with nature to inspire action. Through self-reflective and group activities such as slowing down, deep listening, sit spots, walking, journaling, forest therapy and creative conversations, we create nurturing experiences that foster social, cultural and environmental wellbeing and leadership.
Our group programs invite you to embark on a journey of self-discovery, mindful connection and deep ecology. Discover your thread, intricately woven into the whole web of life, as you experience the profound impacts of nature therapy, mindfulness and sustainable living coaching programs, one on one ecotherapy sessions and retreats. Our projects are designed to inspire and educate local communities and encourage slow and sustainable living and leadership in the twenty-first century.
Discover our local natural beauty and join us in reimagining the future world for generations to come as we deepen our connection with the beautiful seasides, forests, and parklands that grace Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. We acknowledge Australia's first nations people and country and are grateful to share these natural treasures and knowledge. Sign up to The Eco Retreat, to find out more about our work or email us to save your place in our next program.
What is Nature Therapy?
Ecotherapy and Nature Therapy, is the applied practice of eco-psychology, coined by Theodore Roszak. Ecotherapy is based on the principles of interconnectedness and reciprocity. “The goal of Ecopsychology is to overcome the historical and persistent gulf between the psychological and the ecological, to see the needs of the Planet and those of the person as a continuum. The Earth’s cry for rescue from the punishing weight of the industrial system we have created is our own cry for a scale and quality of life that will free us to become the whole and healthy person that more and more members of our species are coming to believe we were born to be." - Theodore Roszak.