Winter Solstice Day Retreat

 - Attune, Renew, Create - 

Bioenergetic Scent Journey, Yoga, Weaving Meditation and Nature Reconnection

On the eve of the Winter Solstice, join us for a day of slowing right down in the peaceful natural setting of Forest Farm, a regenerative rainforest corner of Bunjdalung land. 

Attune and reconnect with your true Nature while creating your own intentional aromatherapeutic perfume to carry with you into the renewal of the new season and  exploring a tactile form of meditation through basket weaving.

Start the day with an hour of slow flow yoga beneath the elm tree with Ayla, followed by a Winter Solstice embodiment meditation to awaken your creative power and an exercise to attune to your body's innate wisdom.

Embark on a Scent Journey with aromatherapist and energy healer, Theme Rains to create your own personal intentional perfume made with 100% pure Certified Organic bioenergetic essential oils and learn how to apply it to key acupressure points to reduce stress and evoke wellbeing. Expertly crafted to support you to embody and connect with your inner knowing, the Scent Journey will teach you how to ‘listen’ to your body’s innate intelligence as you intuitively journey to a scented blend that perfectly resonates with your true self and present moment intention.

After a warm and nurturing vegan lunch and a walk around the beautiful grounds, you’ll be led by Kelly Evans from Ecosophy Sustainable Arts through a 'Coiling with Raffia' workshop.

A simple and relaxing basketry coiling technique, using sustainably harvested and eco-dyed raffia, is a form of tactile meditation. Focusing on slow, repetitive hand motion,  it serves as  a powerful means of reducing stress, calming the nervous system, and improving focus and clarity. The bonus is that you learn to make beautiful vessels, and in the process unlock and explore your own creativity. You will leave with the skills and materials to continue this practice at home.

Date: Sunday, June 20th, 2021

Time: 9am-4pm

Venue: Forest Farm, Tintenbar (Byron Shire)

Investment: $195

Giving Back: Proceeds for use of Forest Farm go to native bush regeneration and 

4% of profits from ticket sales go to fund education for disadvantaged kids.

Take Home:

Personalised intentional perfume made from Certified Organic bioenergetic essential oils and a raffia weaving kit. 


Theme Rains

Founder of Synthesis, the Heart of Organics – an award-winning skincare and well-being company. Theme created Synthesis as a way to share all the life-positive healing modalities that have touched her life, with the intention to nurture, uplift, and restore others in their journey of personal discovery and flowering. Synthesis products and treatments are used in the world’s leading luxury eco spas and retreats.

Theme has two decades of experience in the Healing Arts, including Yoga, Meditation, Aromatherapy, Astrology, Energy Alchemy, Herbalism, Ayurveda, Counselling, Psychotherapy, Organic Skincare and Health-food formulation, energetic meridian work, and healthy, conscious living that have added the layers to her holistic offering – Synthesis. As well as founding and running heart-centered, for-purpose businesses, she has been facilitating retreats and one-on-one transformational sessions for 20 years.

Kelly Evans

Kelly Evans has been an educator and facilitator for the past 25 years, first teaching Japanese language and cultural studies, before transitioning to lecturing and coaching in academic literacy and learning skills. Growing up in a family of artists and creatives, the creative process has always been a normal part of life and a means of achieving balance. Ecosophy Sustainable Arts is Kelly’s emerging, purpose-driven business uniting her skill as an educator and facilitator, with her love of sustainable fibre arts, and lived experience of the restorative power of the creative process. Through employee wellness packages, and private and community workshops, she shares sustainable fibre arts processes to alleviate stress and cognitive fatigue, and to stimulate creativity.

Ayla Perrin

Ayla is a certified Hatha/Ashtanga yoga teacher of over 3 years. Working also as a holistic personal trainer and mind-body eating coach. She is passionate about guiding women back into their bodies.

Ayla will be guiding you through a 1-hour slow flow journey to bring you into a deep state of presence and connection to start your day.

"So honoured to have been at one of the Synthesis Organics Workshops. So relaxing, Nourishing and Beautiful. Theme’s workshops are a perfect way to give back to yourself or get together with your friends. They are beautifully presented, intimate and welcoming."

Isiah Mckimmie

"Theme reminded me that it’s not just a matter of ‘slap your creams & hope for the best'. It can and should be a beautiful ritual, a gift to yourself as you take the time to consider not only what you are doing but give intention to your desired outcome with your beauty."

Georgie Denny

"I absolutely loved this highly immersive workshop .It taught me how to use certain products for specific treatments, and also application methods to get the best out of the holistic benefits the brand offers.

Rosana Iacono

"This gloriously relaxing, self-pampering workshop was my introduction to Synthesis products. As well as enjoying such a nourishing workshop on all levels - with the delightful & knowledgeable Theme, I  became an instant convert"

Margaret Munoz

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Bundjalung land upon which we live and work. 

We pay respect to their Elders, both past and present. 

Posted 06 May 2020


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Synthesis Organics acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we conduct our business, the Arakwal,Widjabal and Minjungbal people of the Bundjalung Nation.
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