Retreats & Workshops

Our transformational dance retreats in wild nature for mixed genders, are a highlight of our programs and take place 4 times a year with seasonal themes and include a women’s only retreat. These dance retreats in various locations, including The Blue Mountains and South Coast NSW offer a deeper immersion over 3 – 5 days where we can retreat from the busyness of everyday life with a small group of people to do deep healing and transformational work and deepen our connection to nature.

They incorporate 5Rhythms dance, dance therapy, & nature practises, with guest facilitators offering yoga, sound healing and chanting. These retreats are life changing and take clients on an immersive journey to connect deeply with their soul wisdom to listen, heal and  discover new pathways and empowering choices to move forward in life. These containers are a deep journey into sacred space, where our collective intention and purpose creates a powerful field for healing, rejuvenation and change.

Upcoming Retreats



One day 5Rhythms Womens Urban Retreat with Michelle Mahrer & Mukti Mignon 

Dec 9  Sydney NSW

I warmly invite you to join us for a nourishing, and transformational day of integration, celebration and completion of this year held by our potent sisterhood container.

What have we learnt this year? What are we celebrating? What is ready to be healed and integrated? What are we bringing to this next chapter of life for ourselves and our community.

The day will include 5rhythms dance, dance therapy processes, artmaking and writing integration, womens circle, heartsongs and sound healing.

in pristine nature by the sea for 5 days and 4 nights, combining 5Rhythms Dance & Manifestation workshops to bring inspiration, rejuvenation, clarity, skill and new dreams into your life for 2024. (8)


5Rhythms & Manifestation Retreat with Michelle Mahrer & Vanessa Forbes Sapphire Coast NSW March 14 - 18, 2024

We are delighted to invite you to a luxury autumn retreat/holiday experience in the most beautiful pristine nature & beach setting, combining 5Rhythms Dance & Manifestation workshops to bring rejuvenation, clarity, skill, inspiration, and new dreams into your life for 2024. Over 5 days and 4 nights, enjoy a blissful time of relaxation, connection and nature - combined with learning and practising the art of manifestation using 5Rhythms Dance, kirtan & sound healing to help us embody our dreams, let go of our limiting beliefs and dance in our true desires. You will leave inspired, motivated, and ready to make your dreams a reality. If you are looking to change, elevate or reignite your life, then this is the retreat for you. Early bird discount available until Dec 30

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“Thank you Michelle for being a finely tuned facilitator, counsellor, medicine woman, protector, organiser, creator of such a beautifully profound weekend. What we have all shared together will sustain me for months if not years. I discovered so much about my self, my relationships with others and my dance practice itself. The dance retreat was extraordinary, it has provided so much richness. I have walked away with such a large bag of tools to keep me present and bring me joy. There were so many moments of opportunity to explore my body (it’s moves). Also to explore relating to a brave, open, ready, deeply creative bunch of people. I came to the retreat in the hope I could have the time and sacred space to commune with my own process and to commune with Keith (my husband now passed). I was blessed to have experienced both.”

~ Wendy Keen


Feeling so content and peaceful after the weekend retreat. I am so grateful and feel so blessed to have been a part of such a meaningful weekend. I feel I finally have a beautiful big hearted community that I can be part of. I have come home feeling revitalised and so relaxed and calm. Thank you Michelle for a life changing experience.”

~ Bev Silberman


I came to the retreat to recharge and let go of some of the things that hold me back: I lead a busy life – as a parent and a doctor and I spend a lot of my time and energy being responsible for others. I am aware that the more I work on healing and bringing joy into my life, the more I can thrive in my role as a care giver. The retreat was everything I hoped for and yet more. The dance, music, yoga, food and nature were all wonderful and the support of the other participants was incredible. The connection within the tribe that formed had a profound impact on me. Human beings need to connect with each other for wellbeing and I had been yearning for such an experience for a while.  Michelle is an excellent facilitator and her experience shone through. She provided a safe container for the exploration of movement and the whole spectrum of emotions that comes up as a result of the practice. I had complete trust in her safely guiding us all through.

~ Lucy Wagemaker

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