HOLO Retreat Center

HOLO Retreat Center

The HOLO Retreat Center (Holistic Organic Retreat Center) is an idea that grew from our desire to follow an organic, wholesome path – not just in terms of what we produce but in the way we approach life.

Everyday we meet people that are racing just to stand still. Work is basically about paying the mortgage, family time is something that only happens with a great deal of planning and life in general is one big ball of stress.

Many of us have become so far removed from our food and community that we have lost touch with life itself. We go through the motions on a daily basis, not really knowing where we are going or what our greater plan is. We are not really in control of our own lives, but merely drifting and being shuffled about.

The bigger plan for HOLO is to fund a retreat center where people can come at very little cost to reconnect with themselves. We want a place where people can learn how easy it is to cook and grow organic food and how to live daily life without ingesting or being subject to a whole host of toxic chemicals.

We want to help people lead a full life and help open the door to them leading an exciting path full of opportunity, where the path they walk is one they set themselves rather than drifting through life aimlessly.

Motivational speakers, massage, meditation, career guidance, solitude, wellbeing, tai chi, yoga, positive thinking, self control and discipline, organic foods, cookery – there is a whole host of classes and events we want to make available to people. The critical issue for us is that they offer people a perspective on their own lives that they may be seeking.

Yes, we’re hippies in disguise. We want to save the world.

Why all this? Wouldn’t it be easier pocket the profit and say thanks very much?

Well yes, it would, but we’d be missing a load of fun. The first reason we want to do it is we feel driven to set it up. I’m not a yoga, massage or cookery teacher. My part in this is the ‘managing’ part – where we structure the center and get it up and running.