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This week-long program will provide you with a new sense of relaxation and wellness, balance, and vitality for your soul, body, and relationship. Back 2 Earth's unique program of couple counseling, relaxation, exercise, rural serenity, massage therapy, and nutritious cuisine will allow you to experience, first-hand, real health benefits for yourself.
Back 2 Earth has Noah’s ark livestock, dogs, mini horses, goats, alpacas, sheep, ducks, rabbits, chicken, and geese. Children and adults alike are invited to observe or fully participate in the everyday life of Back 2 Earth's farming family such as helping with farm chores, feeding and caring for the farm animals, or simply enjoying the tranquility and space that surrounds you.
At Back 2 Earth, you can have as much free time as you wish or spend the day with Marc and Jenny. You might find yourself picking fruit and veggies, feeding the baby farm animals, fencing, sweeping out the farm shed, collecting eggs, or prepping food in the kitchen. At the farm, you can do everything or nothing at all, the choice is yours.
During the winter months, you can enjoy the crackle and warmth of the outdoor fire pit, make sure to bring your musical instruments for a sing-a-long. Back 2 Earth is also happy to cater for guests with special dietary requirements. There are three different types of farm stay accommodations to suit your style:
The large bedroom has a queen bed and two bunk beds, separated by a curtain. It is fully self-contained and very comfortable with all linen and towels provided. It can comfortably sleep four. The B&B has its own entrance and veranda for privacy. There is also a log fireplace for those cozy winter evenings. Fresh teas and veggies can be picked from the gardens as you require for your stay.
There is a full kitchen for you to make/bring your own. Please be aware, Back 2 Earth prepares many of their dishes using nuts and seeds. There are also a variety of books, games, and DVDs for you to enjoy. There is a private balcony overlooking Berry Mountain, the Dam, the paddocks, and the five acres of trees, greenery, and fruit forest.
There are all the mod cons that you will need to make your stay pleasant, a dishwasher, microwave, barbecue, Wi-Fi, comfy chairs, and a dining area.
The stylish loft is a converted milking shed and is comfortable and spacious. It is private with a small balcony, lounge, dining area, loft bed, and private bathroom. The loft has mountain views on one side and paddock views on the other. All linen and towels are provided. It can comfortably sleep two people. The B&B has its own entrance and veranda for privacy.
You will find a variety of books, games, and DVDs for your enjoyment. There is a small kitchenette equipped with crockery, cutlery, kettle, toaster, fridge, and condiments. Please note that there are 12 steep steps leading up to the loft; when you book this accommodation, please make sure that you are physically able to manage these.
The two or three-bedroom farm stay is fully self-contained (no microwave) and very comfortable with all linen and towels provided. It can comfortably sleep five to seven people. The farm stay has its own entrance and veranda for privacy and has its own barbecue.
Back 2 Earth provides the perfect setting to escape the daily stressors of life, giving you the chance to simply take time out, take a breath, and refocus. The program commences on Monday morning in time for lunch with a departure on Sunday morning after breakfast.
There will be three sessions of relationship counseling by Jenny, aimed at improving communication, intimacy, resolving difficulties, reaching agreements in areas including parenting, finances, work/life balance, and whatever area you, as a couple, would like to focus on. These sessions would take place on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
There will also be three massage therapy sessions per person. You will be able to choose whatever type of massage you would like. These massages would take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You will also have access to wander around the grounds, get involved in the farm life, go for a bushwalk, a swim in the ocean, and/or meander through Berry village.
Relationship difficulties can be painful and confusing and can negatively affect all other areas of your life. Very few have been taught how to have a good relationship. Most are doing the best they can and often find themselves reacting rather than responding to intense situations.
Symptoms of a troubled relationship include affairs, controlling behavior, verbal abuse, imbalance of power, lack of intimacy, financial issues, poor communication, frequent arguments, feeling disconnected and alone, sexual problems, painful childhood memories, undermining parenting styles, and difficulties in relating to stepchildren and in-laws. Over time, relationships, individual needs, and future goals change.
Couple counseling provides an opportunity to rediscover who you are and who your partner is within the relationship. Couple counseling can also help you and your partner understand the dynamics and patterns within your relationship. It offers a safe and comfortable place where you can talk openly, know that the conversation will not get out of hand, and that both of you will be supported in being heard.
Being able to communicate effectively helps a relationship stay on track, especially during times of transition. Even if couples decide to separate and children are present, counseling often helps to refocus and reprioritize on parenting, rather than on relationship issues. It also helps to be able to communicate better down the track. As parents, you will be in each other’s lives for a very long time. Your children will benefit enormously if you can negotiate, deal with conflict, and make united decisions concerning your children.
Healing and massage have been his passion for the last 20 years. He enjoys growing and developing in many areas and integrates all techniques, skills, and experiences into a deeply healing and energizing massage. Marc doesn’t just massage, he provides an intuitive healing therapy. Whether you are looking for a deep tissue massage to ease your physical pain or a relaxing massage to quiet your mind, his caring and holistic approach will bring relief and relaxation. Marc is also a pastry chef by profession and has incorporated a healing attitude into a love for good, wholesome, revitalizing food.
Jenny has been in her own private practice for almost 20 years. Her areas of interest and expertise include individual psychotherapy, couple, parenting, and pre-marital counseling. She is fully registered as a clinical psychologist with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency), a member of the Australian Psychological Society, endorsed with the College of Clinical Psychologists, and is also a member of ACPA (Australian Clinical Psychology Association).
Back 2 Earth is a fice-acre property surrounded by the majestic hills of Berry and the sparkling, unspoiled Seven Mile beach. It is only a five-minute drive to Berry Village, which takes you back to a time and a place where the world was less complicated. The town is famous for its shopping and café culture and is a great venue as a base, whilst exploring the local area. Back 2 Earth is more than an organic farm stay.
Back 2 Earth is a health retreat offering massage therapy, psychotherapy, and RAW vegan cuisine. The brand new, luxurious accommodation is designed for comfort. Back 2 Earth is just two hours from Sydney, two and a half hours from Canberra and the Blue Mountains. There is easy access by a daily train service that takes you to Berry and Back 2 Earth would be happy to pick you up from the train station at no extra charge.
Back 2 Earth's food is created using the finest organic ingredients honoring the environment and yourselves. Back 2 Earth has its own fruit forest and vegetable gardens with their aim to be self-sufficient. The majority of the food is homegrown, however, when needed, they also support their local organic farmers.
Back 2 Earth's food is raw, which means that it has not been processed or heated beyond 46 degrees Celsius and is full of flavor and nutritional value. Back 2 Earth is vegan, does not use any animal products, gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, whole-foods, organic, and refined sugar-free. This is consistent with their philosophy to only serve food in its pure state.
Breakfast is a choice of fruit or green juices, homemade muesli, homemade almond milk, energy shake, fresh fruit, and herbal tea that you can handpick from the tea garden, just what you need to start your day and fill your body with the energy it needs. For a mid-morning or afternoon treat, try the power balls or a smoothie made from a delicious, energy-boosting Superfoods blend. There is also mouthwatering snack food whenever you feel peckish.
Lunch is a wholesome, filling salad packed with living foods, homemade crackers, avocado, dips, and dairy-free cheeses. Afternoon tea is a fresh, homemade, mouthwatering cake, brownie, or treat. Dinner is a wonderful surprise of balance, nutrition, and taste. Finished off with a choice of cakes that are delicious, loaded with antioxidants and nutrients, are healthy in their own right and can be eaten without guilt.
There is a menu provided in the rooms, feel free to order something during your stay. You are welcome to purchase a box of organic fruit and veggies for 50 AUD. Back 2 Earth is flexible with its meal packages.
Any specific allergies or food intolerances can be catered for, Back 2 Earth needs at least 72 hours notice. Please be aware that they do use nuts in many of their products so this is a nut environment, however, they would be happy to cater nut-free for your stay if you are allergic.
Eating raw, organic, real, live food is not about deprivation or counting calories, it’s about nourishing your body on a deep, cellular level, and giving your body the right environment to cleanse and heal. Looking for Back 2 Earth's recipes? Look no further. See how you can create the food they serve. After a few days at Back 2 Earth, you will never look at food the same way again. You will leave, feeling full of energy and more vital than you have been for a long time.
This yogurt is berry good! Layers of crunch (Marc’s muesli) and berries and nut yogurt.
A little mango magic on a cold rainy day. This tasty parfait has layers of mango, Marc’s muesli, and mango yogurt.
So many people have been asking for this recipe.
This is wheat/gluten-free, dairy-free, and sulfur dioxide-free.
This dish requires a bit of organization and planning, however, it is well worth the effort. Back 2 Earth always has almond milk and coconut yogurt in their fridge, ready to go as a staple.
Here is a delicious and nutritious tempt for every one created by the barefoot, different-socked, and all-around wonderful guy, and chef, Marc.
These are Back 2 Earth's delicious, minty superfood slices. They are made with seven different superfoods. Back 2 Earth pretty much has one of these every day.
Here are some avocado, tomato, onion, and shallot hearts. Back 2 Earth wanted to take this opportunity to give you a basic recipe for soft, flavorsome, chewy bread that is also gluten-free, dairy-free, wheat-free, sugar-free, vegan, and completely delicious.
Just a simple lunch of cheese and crackers, except there is nothing simple about THIS lunch.
This is the colorful, incredible, taste-tingling, raw, and vegan sweet chili jam that Marc has completely aced. It goes with (and on) everything.
Another of Back 2 Earth's delicious bread, this time made from Zucchini.
This is a RAW version of Thai lemon soup and can also be heated after blending.
This is Back 2 Earth's quick go-to meal whenever they are in a hurry. Avocado with salt, lemon juice, coriander, and organic tomatoes on your seeded bread.
An extremely healthy snack and quite easy to make!
These mixed seed crackers are always great to snack on.
Hello, spring! Time for yummy, basil cheese zoodles! What a taste explosion!
This delicious raw vegan cannelloni is one of Back 2 Earth's favorites! It is packed with zucchini, tomatoes, spinach, pesto, and cashew nut cheese.
This dish requires a bit of organization and planning, however, it is well worth the effort. Soak your nuts the day before you want to use them. Back 2 Earth always has nut cheese in their fridge, ready to go as a staple.
Delicious doesn’t begin to describe the Raw Vegan Pizza
Raw/cooked fusion vegan handmade nacho chips smothered in cooked beans, topped with raw guacamole, nut cheese, and tomatoes. Delicious, nutritious, and just plain yummy
So many people have been requesting the recipe for the Lemon Meringue Dessert. Mainly raw, all vegan, and refined sugar-free.
This delicious treat is made from fruits, nuts, and dates.
This tastes like the REAL thing but is organic, sugar-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, gluten-free and guilt-free. This is a taste sensation supreme!
When treats made from nuts, dates, superfoods, and dried fruit tastes THIS good; it amazes Back 2 Earth that so many people continue to eat so unhealthily. It is creamy, satisfies any sweet craving, and tastes AMAZING.
For supercharged variations, you can add cacao nibs, cacao powder, or goji berries. Or for a wonderful flavor, add a few drops of organic peppermint oil.
You need a Vitamix and a food processor for this recipe.
This rainbow dessert tastes as good as it looked. There are five layers to it and very easy to make, although a bit time-consuming.
With 49 towns and villages and 109 beaches, there is always something wonderful to do and see in the Shoalhaven. Water-lovers have so much choice with a wealth of lakes and inlets, great surf beaches, boating, and water sports. Popular activities include kayaking on Jervis Bay, heading out to spot whales and dolphins from Huskisson or going canoeing in Kangaroo Valley.
Nature enthusiasts can enjoy some excellent bushwalking, with an abundance of native flora and fauna to be seen. There are plenty of other ways to experience the natural surroundings like horse riding, cycling, kayaking, and canoeing. For the adventurists, get an adrenaline rush with hang gliding, abseiling, car racing, 4WD driving, scuba diving, sailing, skydiving, quad bikes, and canyoning, to name a few.
On a cultural level, the Shoalhaven has many talented artisans showing their craft that you can immerse yourself in. Here, you’ll find museums and galleries displaying unique works of art, take your pick amongst fine pottery, paintings, sculptures or arts, and crafts. Wander through the delightful country village of Berry.
Foodies will have a feast on the range of fresh produce farmed and harvested locally. There are also plenty of places for eating out. The region is also home to 20 vineyards and 11 cellar doors, as well as wine tasting tours over the weekends. You can also enjoy a game of golf. The Shoalhaven has also become popular with its food, wine, and arts festivals. There are also weekend markets which will impress.
For family fun, there is Jamberoo Water Park, mini-golf, skate parks, aquatic centers, surf lessons, a trip to the Treat Factory, the Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk, Shoalhaven Zoo, the list is endless.
Three massage therapy sessions per person are included in the package. You will be able to choose whatever type of massage you would like.
Transfer not provided
Please arrange your flight to arrive at Sydney Airport (SYD). Transfers are not yet included in the package, for more information, please send Back 2 Earth an inquiry.
Please arrive at the Berry train station and from here, Back 2 Earth will pick you up at no additional charge.
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