Tide and Seek retreat participants

Tide + Seek

with Bo Wong. Work Well.

Tide + Seek, May 2025


Reflect, reconnect and ground yourself in readiness for the next chapter of your work and life in the beautiful surroundings of Menang Country at New Farm Denmark, Western Australia.

Overview

A brave space for change. 7-11 May, 2025.

Join us on an immersive professional and personal development program in the beautiful surroundings of Menang Country at NewFarm Denmark.

This unique development program is designed for you to reconnect with your inner compass, creativity and wellbeing under the guidance of an experienced, knowledgeable and warm facilitation team.

Program starts at 3pm sharp on Wednesday 7th May and finishes at 11am on Sunday 11th May.

Who is this retreat for?

  • People who are looking for support and resources to navigate career change or personal transition.
  • Curious, self-aware people seeking opportunities to connect to themselves and others in a nature-based setting.
  • Purpose-led people who would like to better align their work with their personal values.
  • Those interested in exploring personal development as a way to support both personal and professional relationships.

What’s included?

  • An impactful, carefully curated program of professional and personal development sessions.
  • 4 nights accommodation (see options below), exclusive use of facilities and grounds at NewFarm Denmark.
  • Guidance from an experienced and knowledgeable facilitation team.
  • 5 days of delicious and nourishing meals and snacks.
  • Daily movement and mindfulness.
  • A supportive environment to make space for personal enquiry.
  • A guided walk into the ancient Valley of the Giants.
  • Optional visit to nearby Greens Pool.
  • Time to reflect, restore, replenish and re-energise.
  • Access to Alumni Monthly Meets following the program.

Program sessions feature:

Wellbeing Resources

Wellbeing and mindfulness sessions will be integrated throughout the program. Gain a useful toolkit that you can implement immediately into your life and work.

Cycles + Seasons

By tapping into the wisdom of natural cycles and seasons, we explore ways to support every phase of a project or idea through embodied learning.

Values in Practice

Together, we’ll clarify your values based on past beliefs, current needs and future aspirations. We’ll look at how this shows up for you in your professional and personal spheres.

Articulate Your Purpose

Take the time to consider what’s truly important to you and how it might inform your mission, your vocation and your profession.

Creativity Tools

We practice short daily writing sessions and playful craft sessions to build our capacity for imagination, reflection and mental agility.

Support Mapping

In this powerful set of sessions, we map your support structures and resources to plan your next moves and discover frameworks for ideas generation, disruption and project realisation.

Deeper Cycles

An opportunity for those interested in going deeper to use cyclic thinking to navigate change and build capacity for self-compassion.

Mindful Forest Walk

Take a guided, soulful journey through the ancient Valley of the Giants. Enjoy the unique landscape, learn to identify local trees and take time to listen to and connect with our natural world.

Yoga & Movement

Enjoy balancing and restorative yoga sessions throughout the program, with inclusive and fun sessions for all levels of fitness in NewFarm’s yoga space.

Meet the facilitators


With decades of expertise across business, communications, project development and delivery, mental health, wellbeing, mindfulness and connection – we’re ready to challenge, support and inspire you. We bring our whole selves to both the development and delivery of our retreat program. Our facilitators stay onsite and bring an immersive, warm and inclusive dynamic to all of the sessions.

Some feedback about our facilitation team:

“In the hands of this professional and charismatic team, I was both challenged and cared for”.

“The relationship between the facilitators made it feel like you are part of a genuine community”

If you have any queries about the facilitation team, get in touch.


Bo Wong

Bo Wong

Retreat Leader + Communications Facilitator

Bo Wong is a photographer and educator working across the visual arts and culture sectors. She’s passionate about elevating the creative sector through strong imagery and communications. She co-hosts Soul Traders Podcast, the podcast about creative work, where she shares tips and tricks on running a creative business. Bo leads the organisation and program development of her retreats and brings a spirit of collaboration and fun to all of her leadership roles. She also draws on an endless (Greens) pool of ocean-swimming related metaphors for all of her work 🙂

Photo: Louise Coghill

Lucy Peach

Lucy Peach

Wellbeing + Strategy Facilitator

Lucy Peach is an award-winning period preacher who draws on her experience as a human biology teacher, sexual health educator and performing artist to create transformational experiences with the menstrual cycle. As a published author, speaker and educator, Lucy has delivered her message to hundreds of thousands of people through her book Period Queen, as a TedX speaker, via her two online courses and her show, My Greatest Period Ever. Understanding the cyclic nature of the planet and our bodies (menstruating or not) is a way of approaching anything from long term strategic business outcomes to daily scheduling. Lucy works with schools, corporates and athletes, championing the importance of rest and reflection and their connection to the more outward facing aspects of our lives. Lucy is here to help you celebrate life, in all of its ebbs and flows, with a warm and compassionate embrace.

Photo: Liz Looker

Ricky England

Ricky England

Wellbeing + Connection Facilitator

Ricky England is a senior clinical social worker specialising in mental health and well-being. He leads Rites of Passage camps, suicide prevention programs and personal development camps across multiple organisations including Zero to Hero. He’s an outdoorsy guy with an easy going presence that belies a strong clinical background in mental health. Ricky has been banging on about trees for over 20 years - now scientific evidence is stacking up around our connection with nature and the way it affects our nervous system, our ability to make decisions and our mental health in general.

Photo: Richard Berney

Location


Menang Boodja. The wildly beautiful southern coastline of Western Australia

Located on Menang Boodja, NewFarm Denmark is a 62-acre property between Denmark and Walpole in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia. We’ll have the entire property to ourselves for the duration of the retreat. Nearby, are two of the most stunning places on Earth: Greens Pool in William Bay National Park and the Valley of the Giants in the Walpole Wilderness Area. You’ll need to be able to travel to and from NewFarm Denmark independently for this retreat (however we are happy to put you in touch for shared lifts) and we’ve made an epic playlist of podcasts and music for your road trip down. If you have any questions about this region or travel queries, let us know.


Testimonials


It felt like such and inviting and safe space to explore the areas that might be holding us back in business or creativity and to gain tools to better work with our energy/seasons in life and work.

I absolutely loved the writing session with Danielle.

I feel like I have the perfect framework now to begin my writing project with confidence. A great teacher!

The retreat made my struggles in creative business valid and relevant.

I was provided with the tools and strategies I needed.

My experiences of the retreat were: connected, open, inspiring, joyful, supportive, emotional, challenging, freeing. Exactly what I needed.

I’ve loved the energy of family and friendship between the facilitators.

The workshops and experiences have been put together so thoughtfully.

Definitely grateful for the tools to overcome inertia and increase the creative juices!

I feel fed in many ways.

I feel more confident in myself and I had so much fun.

My biggest takeaway from the retreat was Ricky’s gentle guidance regarding self-care and the benefits of connecting with nature.


Investment

All costs are GST inclusive.


Facilitation, Program and Meals:

$3,300

+ please choose an accommodation from options 01 – 04


Please note there are no day passes available. Invoicing can be tax deductible as professional development.

Unfunded Aboriginal creative practices and businesses can receive a 20% fee reduction across all of Bo Wong’s services, including this retreat.

The costs listed below cover all workshops, sessions and activities as well as your accommodation and all of your meals for the entire retreat. There are no further costs.

01. Cabin


Enjoy a queen bed in a spacious NewFarm cabin. Cabins have a fridge and kettle so you can make your own cuppa – plus a balcony to watch the sunset and from.

3 cabins available


$660

($165 per night)


03. Bell Tent with Queen Bed


The signature NewFarm experience, enjoy a comfy queen bed in a glamping bell tent complete with a proper mattress, electric blankets (queen only) and gorgeous views.

6 queens available


$560

($140 per night)


02. Bell Tent with Twin Single Bed


Enjoy a comfy single bed in a glamping bell tent. You’ll be sharing with one other person, so bring the friend of your choice for a $200 fee reduction when you book together!

8 twin singles available


$360

($90 per night)


Glamping option

04. Camping


If you have your own tent, swag, caravan or campervan, then the self-camp option is for you.  Set up in the picturesque NewFarm campground and enjoy your own bed at night.

3 campsites available


$220

($55 per night)


Places are strictly limited


Small group, big impact.

We’re capping numbers so that you’ll be getting guaranteed IRL facetime with our facilitators. We’re ready to give you strategic support and cheer you on in your next endeavour.




Food, glorious food.


“This is literally the best food I have ever eaten in my life”

Enjoying meals together is an integral part of our programs. We celebrate the opportunity to showcase fresh, seasonal and local produce from this abundant region of Western Australia in our platters, shared meals and snacks throughout the retreat.


More questions?


Cycle awareness improves wellbeing, increases your capacity for self care and communication skills in the workplace as well as supporting bringing the whole self to relationships, work and creative projects. Explain to your accountant how our program will improve your capacity for workplace productivity, reduce your stress and make you a better colleague, collaborator and leader.

You can read more from the ATO.

community.ato.gov.au/s/question/a0JRF000000ABIM2A4/p00256311

Facilitators are onsite and immersed in the program with you, so you are welcome to chat and connect during mealtimes, walks and whenever the mood aligns – however there are no formal 1:1 sessions available in the retreat setting and all sessions are group sessions.

With a focus on fresh, regional produce and collaborations with local producers, the food is quite simply, going to be AMAZING.

Sunny Peach Kitchen will be bringing their thoughtfully created, nourishing and delicious menu, designed to support your hormonal health and inspire your tastebuds!

We request that you notify us of any food allergies; however, we cannot guarantee to cater for all combinations of allergies and intolerances. Caterers will be in touch if we see anything in your Expression of Interest that might not align with the menu.

‘All meals included’ means : Breakfast, Morning tea, Lunch, Afternoon tea and Dinner. Coffee, tea and fruit will be available all day, self serve.

Alcohol is not provided, though if you’d like to BYO, please feel free to bring something to drink with dinner. There are excellent wineries nearby if you’d like to pick up a local drop on your way.

Accessibility: Some aspects of the program may be difficult for participants with reduced mobility. While the accommodation and program venue at NewFarm can be wheelchair accessible, the program includes excursions to natural locations that are not. While no element of the program and activities is compulsory, it is important that you understand this. There is no discount or refund for activities you do not participate in.

Health and Safety: We work to create an inspiring and culturally safe space for personal development in a collegiate group environment. The program activities are not designed as personal counselling or therapy sessions and if you are looking for that type of program, this may not be the right program for you.
If you require medications or pharmaceuticals (including inhalers and EpiPens) it is your responsibility to bring, maintain and administer these while you are at the Retreat in accordance with your doctor’s advice.

We may travel to Greens Pool which is unpatrolled beach which can have strong surf and rips. If you are not a confident swimmer, it is a great place for a walk.
You accept all risks associated with swimming, physical exertion, bush walking, and exposure to

Payments

Following receipt of your Expression of Interest, we will notify you if a place is available and, if so, send you an invoice. You can accept the offer of a place by paying the deposit of 50% by direct deposit into our bank account. Your place is not confirmed until payment has been received by us.
If you need a more flexible payment plan, please get in contact with Bo.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing.

  • If you cancel by close of business 12 weeks before the retreat start date, we will refund your deposit less a 20% administration fee.
  • If you cancel by close of business 8 weeks before the retreat date, your 50% deposit will be forfeited and the balance refunded to you.
  • If you cancel by close of business 6 weeks before the retreat start date, there is no refund.
  • We hope this doesn’t happen but it’s possible that we may need to cancel the Retreat. We reserve the right to do so if we think it necessary. If so, we will refund your entire payment.

We follow WA Department of Health guidelines for our retreats.

There are a number of shared facilities at New Farm including the bathrooms – however all spaces are well ventilated and have sanitiser and hand-washing stations.

If you contract COVID-19 and can’t attend we’d like to know as soon as possible so that we can start contacting our waitlist. We’ll need proof of a medically supervised RAT or PCR for a refund, minus administration fees. You’ll have priority placement in the next retreat.

You are responsible for your own travel arrangements to and from NewFarm to attend the Retreat. While most of the program takes place at NewFarm, optional excursions to nearby places of interest may be arranged. You can use your own vehicle or carpool with another participant; however, this is at your own risk. We are not responsible for any damage or injury you may sustain while driving yourself or as passenger in a vehicle.

There is no mobile coverage for any providers except Telstra so if you need/want coverage and are not with Telstra, NewFarm Denmark suggest buying a Telstra SIM prior to your arrival. There is no wifi. Many will take the opportunity to be free of their phone while on the retreat, but it’s not compulsory at all. You might want to use your phone for the Photography Workshop and there will be an emergency mobile phone on site at all times.


Bo Wong Retreat

Cycle Remedy

with Bo Wong, Lucy Peach + Phoebe Jones

Cycle Remedy, October 2024


Join us on a holistic journey to connect deeply with your whole self and explore the emotional landscape of your body’s rhythms.


Next Date

23rd – 27th October 2024

We live in a world that prioritises the linear, where disconnection from our cyclical nature is systematic. Is it time you were supported to harness your beautiful changing self?

Join us to celebrate your cyclic self on this deeply restorative retreat.

Immerse yourself in a supportive experience of practical wisdom guided by expert facilitators, Lucy Peach, Bo Wong and Phoebe Jones.

Reflect, reconnect and ground yourself in readiness for the next chapter of your life in the beautiful surroundings of Menang Country at New Farm Denmark, Western Australia.

Retreat begins at 4pm sharp on Wednesday 23rd and finishes at 11am on Sunday 27th October.

This women’s retreat is for you, if you want to:

  • Feel grounded, restored, refreshed and inspired for the next season of your life
  • Learn and practice skills and access impactful resources to support yourself and others
  • Experience a deeper connection with yourself through embodiment and presence
  • Explore your cycle(s) in a supportive space
  • Build confidence and language to communicate your cyclical needs

We acknowledge there are many unique variations to the cycle – all experiences and stages are warmly welcomed, no matter the stage of your cycling life or depth of cycle awareness. No prior knowledge or skills are required.

What’s included?

  • A spacious, unhurried and impactful program of workshops and sessions.
  • 4 nights accommodation (see options below), exclusive use of facilities and grounds at NewFarm Denmark.
  • Guidance from an experienced and knowledgeable facilitation team.
  • 5 days of lovingly curated, hormone-nourishing meals and snacks.
  • Daily movement, yoga, meditation and mindfulness.
  • A supportive environment to make space for personal enquiry.
  • Mindful forest bathing and a guided walk in ancient old-growth forests.
  • Optional visits to nearby Greens Pool.
  • Time to reflect, restore, replenish and re-energise.
  • Monthly Zoom sessions with Retreat Alumni.

Expression of interest


Bo Wong's Immersive Retreat in Western Australia - Lucy & Bo

Retreat Practices

Expression of interest

Working with Cycles

Using our toolkit and practical strategies, learn how you can implement cycle awareness into your work, home, relationships and creative endeavours. Create unique routines and rituals that you can use daily to work with your natural ebbs and flows.

Yoga & Breathwork

Enjoy balancing and restorative yoga, mindfulness and breathwork sessions throughout the program tailored to each menstrual phase, with inclusive and fun sessions suitable for all levels of fitness and ability. All of these sessions aim to reduce anxiety and stress and have educational components that you can take home with you.

Practising Your Power

By tapping into the wisdom of natural cycles and seasons, we explore ways to support every phase of a project or idea in both your professional and personal spheres. Continue or begin to create a life that supports you in every phase.

Forest Bathing

Take a guided, soulful journey through the ancient Valley of the Giants. Enjoy the unique landscape and take time to listen to and connect with our natural world.

Creativity & Play

We include playful sessions of crafting, movement and play to build our collective capacity for imagination, creativity and fun.

Purpose & Values

Take the time to consider what’s truly important to you and how it might inform your mission, your vocation and your profession.

Wellbeing & Self-Care

Wellbeing and mindfulness sessions will be integrated throughout the program and anchored in self compassion and care. Be inspired and leave with a toolkit of strategies to implement into your daily life.

Movement & Meditation

Daily movement and meditation for all levels will be integrated into the carefully designed flow of the retreat, to assist in the unwinding experience and to send you home with practices to suit every aspect of your cycles and seasons.

Support & Resources

Learn to map your existing support structures so you can realistically plan your next week, month, year or decade to create a life that supports you. Enjoy extra resources from the facilitators to further your exploration.

Meet the facilitators


On our retreats, facilitators bring their whole selves to both the development and delivery of our program and experiences. Lucy and Bo stay onsite with participants and bring an immersive, warm and inclusive dynamic to all of the sessions.


Expression of interest
Lucy Peach

Lucy Peach

Lead Facilitator, Womens Wellbeing

Lucy Peach is an award-winning period preacher who draws on her experience as a human biology teacher, sexual health educator and performing artist to create transformational experiences with the menstrual cycle. As a published author, speaker and educator, Lucy has delivered her message to hundreds of thousands of people through her book Period Queen, as a TedX speaker, via her two online courses and her show, My Greatest Period Ever. Understanding the cyclic nature of the planet and our bodies (menstruating or not) is a way of approaching anything from long term strategic business outcomes to daily scheduling. Lucy works with schools, corporates and athletes, championing the importance of rest and reflection and their connection to the more outward facing aspects of our lives. Lucy is here to help you celebrate life, in all of its ebbs and flows, with a warm and compassionate embrace.

Photo: Liz Looker

Bo Wong

Bo Wong

Lead Facilitator, Culture

Bo Wong is a communications educator working across the visual arts and culture sectors. She’s passionate about elevating the creative sector through her work. She co-hosts Soul Traders Podcast, the podcast about creative work, where she shares tips and tricks on running a creative business. Bo leads the organisation and program development of her retreats and brings a spirit of collaboration and fun to all of her leadership roles. She also draws on an endless (Greens) pool of ocean-swimming related metaphors for all of her work 🙂

Photo: Rich Berney

Phoebe Jones

Phoebe Jones

Yoga and Mindfulness Educator

Phoebe is a yoga educator with 14 years of experience offering classes steeped in philosophy in WA, Sydney and to an international cohort online. Phoebe also teaches meditation coursework, mentoring and accredited coursework for other teachers and has brought yoga into the offices of large corporate companies.
Phoebe has studied with many luminaries over time, following pathways of classical Hatha yoga, creative and intuitive vinyasa, Sri Vidya Tantra, the work of Vanda Scaravelli, all intertwined with the science of Ayurveda. This depth in study has allowed for an ability to hold space for the more subtle elements of the practice, to become quieter so the student is able to listen and to tap into the deeper layers within themselves.

Location


Menang Boodja. The wildly beautiful southern coastline of Western Australia

Located on Menang Boodja, New Farm Denmark is a 62-acre property nestled between Denmark and Walpole in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia. We’ll have the entire property to ourselves for the duration of the retreat. Nearby, are two of the most stunning places on Earth: Greens Pool in William Bay National Park and the Valley of the Giants in the Walpole Wilderness Area. You’ll need to be able to travel to and from NewFarm Denmark independently for this retreat and we’ve made an epic playlist of podcasts and music for your road trip down. If you have any questions about this region or travel queries, let us know.


Testimonials


I came into it feeling like I needed escape but it helped me face the things I am running from.

What an amazing workshop. So affirming and inspiring. We were all empowered by your encouragement to be authentically ourselves, the two hours flew by and I walked out on a feel good high. Thanks a million.

Restorative, transformative; a time to slow down and take stock in an environment geared perfectly for that purpose

It gave me a greater respect of and understanding of what each part of the cycle meant to me. And how to harness that power, not to fight it.

Thank you for a refreshing and thought-provoking workshop Bo. You lead with skill and humour

Phoebe’s knowledge and guidance is both powerful and gentle and encourages you to accept every part of yourself.

Lucy is such an engaging speaker and this information has the power to transform lives and relationships!

Made me want to embrace my cycle more and understand it, rather than intentionally skip it.

Loved the course and the generosity and approachability with Phoebe guided us through. Such a supportive, safe space to do some deep self-excavation. Phoebe has such a wealth of experience and knowledge behind them that is extremely relevant to teachers of all wellness modalities.

Lucy’s course bolstered my beliefs about womanhood, and taught me more about how to use my cycle creatively.

Yes! Finally there was someone reflecting to me all the wonderful things I’d felt but never been comfortable talking about with anyone.

This is the greatest thing to happen to periods since they were medicalised (or somehow became seen as dirty and shameful). More power to you! You’re starting a revolution!

Phoebe’s Sadhanas help me to get to the truth of how I feel. She offers the kind of guidance and support that encourages me to connect to my own inner voice, with just enough prompts and direction to keep me on track and avoid distraction. They feel like a gentle platform which holds you steady while you work your way through some of life’s shadows. I have found them to be deeply beneficial in so many different ways.

I love Lucy’s positivity and the way she describes complicated things in a digestible way! Her emphasis on creativity, humour, romance.


Investment


Facilitation, Program and Meals:

$2,860

+ please choose an accommodation from options 01 – 04


  • There are no day passes available.
  • Your ticket price may be tax deductible (see FAQ) as Professional Development.
  • Unfunded Aboriginal + First Nations creative practices receive a 20% fee reduction across all of Bo Wong’s services including this program.
  • Complete your Expression of Interest form and pay your $500 deposit to secure your spot.

Expression of interest

01. Cabin


Enjoy a queen bed in your own spacious New Farm cabin. Cabins have a fridge and kettle so you can make your own cuppa – plus a balcony to watch the sunset (or sunrise?!) from.

3 cabins available


$660

($165 per night)


02. Bell Tent with Queen Bed


The signature NewFarm experience, enjoy a comfy queen bed in a glamping bell tent complete with a proper mattress, electric blankets and gorgeous outlooks across the property.

6 queen bell tents available 


$560

($140 per night)


03. Bell Tent – Shared Twin Single


Enjoy a comfy single bed in a bell tent with one other person with a proper mattress, electric blankets and gorgeous views. A $250 discount applies to friends/colleagues booking this option together.

6 twin single beds available


$360

($90 per night)



Glamping option

04. Camping


If you have your own tent, swag, caravan or campervan, then the self-camp option is for you. Set up and enjoy your own bed at night, complete with stars in a women-only campground.

7 campsites available


$220

($55 per night)


Places are strictly limited


Small group, big impact.

We cap total numbers at 18 and work in facilitated small groups. We’re ready to listen deeply and support you as you bravely embark on your next endeavour.


Contact Bo


Food, glorious food.


“This is literally the best food I have ever eaten in my life”

One of the most rewarding parts of our retreats is the opportunity to showcase fresh, seasonal and local produce from this abundant region.

Lucy has co-designed our menu, filled with hormone supportive meals and deliciously nourishing snacks.


More questions?


Cycle awareness improves wellbeing, increases your capacity for self care and communication skills in the workplace as well as supporting bringing the whole self to relationships, work and creative projects. Explain to your accountant how our program will improve your capacity for workplace productivity, reduce your stress and make you a better colleague, collaborator and leader.

You can read more from the ATO.

community.ato.gov.au/s/question/a0JRF000000ABIM2A4/p00256311

Facilitators are onsite and immersed in the program with you, so you are welcome to chat and connect during mealtimes, walks and whenever the mood aligns – however there are no formal 1:1 sessions available in the retreat setting and all sessions are group sessions.

Accessibility: Some aspects of the program may be difficult for participants with reduced mobility. While the accommodation and program venue at NewFarm can be wheelchair accessible, the program includes excursions to natural locations that are not. While no element of the program and activities is compulsory, it is important that you understand this. There is no discount or refund for activities you do not participate in.

Health and Safety: We work to create an inspiring and culturally safe space for personal development in a collegiate group environment. The program activities are not designed as personal counselling or therapy sessions and if you are looking for that type of program, this may not be the right program for you.
If you require medications or pharmaceuticals (including inhalers and EpiPens) it is your responsibility to bring, maintain and administer these while you are at the Retreat in accordance with your doctor’s advice.

We may travel to Greens Pool which is unpatrolled beach which can have strong surf and rips. If you are not a confident swimmer, it is a great place for a walk.
You accept all risks associated with swimming, physical exertion, bush walking, and exposure to the sun or adverse weather.

With a focus on fresh, regional produce and collaborations with local producers, the food is quite simply, going to be AMAZING.

Sunny Peach Kitchen will be bringing their thoughtfully created, nourishing and delicious menu, designed to support your hormonal health and inspire your tastebuds!

We request that you notify us of any food allergies; however, we cannot guarantee to cater for all combinations of allergies and intolerances. Caterers will be in touch if we see anything in your Expression of Interest that might not align with the menu.

‘All meals included’ means : Breakfast, Morning tea, Lunch, Afternoon tea and Dinner. Coffee, tea and fruit will be available all day, self serve.

Alcohol is not provided, though if you’d like to BYO, please feel free to bring something to drink with dinner. There are excellent wineries nearby if you’d like to pick up a local drop on your way.

Payments

Following receipt of your Expression of Interest, we will notify you if a place is available and, if so, send you an invoice. You can accept the offer of a place by paying the deposit of 50% by direct deposit into our bank account. Your place is not confirmed until payment has been received by us.
If you need a more flexible payment plan, please get in contact with Bo.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing.

  • If you cancel by close of business 12 weeks before the retreat start date, we will refund your deposit less a 20% administration fee.
  • If you cancel by close of business 8 weeks before the retreat date, your 50% deposit will be forfeited and the balance refunded to you.
  • If you cancel by close of business 6 weeks before the retreat start date, there is no refund.
  • We hope this doesn’t happen but it’s possible that we may need to cancel the Retreat. We reserve the right to do so if we think it necessary. If so, we will refund your entire payment.

We follow WA Department of Health guidelines for our retreats.

There are a number of shared facilities at New Farm including the bathrooms – however all spaces are well ventilated and have sanitiser and hand-washing stations.

If you contract COVID-19 and can’t attend we’d like to know as soon as possible so that we can start contacting our waitlist. We’ll need proof of a medically supervised RAT or PCR for a refund, minus administration fees. You’ll have priority placement in the next retreat.

You are responsible for your own travel arrangements to and from New Farm to attend the Retreat. While most of the program takes place at New Farm, optional excursions to nearby places of interest may be arranged. You can use your own vehicle or carpool with another participant; however, this is at your own risk. We are not responsible for any damage or injury you may sustain while driving yourself or as passenger in a vehicle.

There is no mobile coverage for any providers except Telstra so if you need/want coverage and are not with Telstra, New Farm Denmark suggest buying a Telstra SIM prior to your arrival. There is no wifi. Many will take the opportunity to be free of their phone while on the retreat, but it’s not compulsory at all. There will be an emergency mobile phone on site at all times.


Expression of interest

Tide and Seek retreat participants

Tide + Seek

with Bo Wong. Work Well.

Personal + Professional Development


Participants enjoyed a retreat designed to reconnect to creativity, purpose and wellbeing in the beautiful surroundings of NewFarm Denmark.


Wed 1st May – Sun 5th May 2024

Participants enjoyed a supportive immersion with impactful, strategic sessions covering creativity, wellbeing and communication with facilitation from our established, multi-disciplinary artists, business mentors and mindfulness experts.  All in the beautiful surrounds of Menang Country, at NewFarm Denmark in Western Australia.

Immersed in a carefully curated experience of nature, nourishment and knowledge sharing, participants could reflect, rejuvenate and re-boot in readiness for a new chapter in their life and work.

We didn’t let the rain stop us from being outdoors-  we reveled in it!

Who came to this retreat?

  • Curious, self-aware people looking for opportunities to connect to themselves and others in a nature-based setting.
  • Purpose-led people who seek to better align their work with their values and purpose.
  • Those interested in exploring personal development as a way to support both personal and professional relationships as well as their own leadership style.
  • Those who have done a variety of professional development programs but had never found the ‘right space’ to explore some expansive possibilities for their work and life.
  • Retreat Alumni who wanted to go deeper into the program.

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Program sessions featured:

Wellbeing Toolkit

Wellbeing and mindfulness sessions will be integrated throughout the program. Gain a useful toolkit that you can implement immediately into your life and work.

Values Based Business

Together, we’ll clarify your values and key motivators so that you can thread your values through all aspects of your business. Communicate your offer clearly to the right people using these valuable tools.

Social Media for Creatives

Clarify your strategy and content planning for social media. We’ll use simple prompts to form the backbone of your core marketing messaging and create a series of unique touch points for all of your future communications.

Creative Writing

We practice short, sharp daily writing sessions on the retreats to build our capacity for imagination and reflection. Unlock your creative blocks in these fun and energetic sessions, using writing as an exploration of our inner and outer imagined landscapes.

Practice Your Power

In your business and creative life, there is a time for everything; to Dream, to Do, to Give and to Take. By tapping into the wisdom of natural cycles and seasons, we explore ways to support every phase of a project/life/idea.

Mapping Your Supports

In this powerful set of sessions, we map your support structures and resources to plan your next moves and discover frameworks for ideas generation, disruption and project realisation.

Purpose Exploration

Using small focus groups, we delve into your unique interests to create connections between your passions and your skills to build a foundation for a purposeful life ahead.

Mindful Forest Walk

Take a guided, soulful journey through the ancient Valley of the Giants. Enjoy the unique landscape, learn to identify local trees and take time to listen to and connect with our natural world.

Yoga & Mindfulness

Enjoy balancing and restorative yoga sessions throughout the program, with inclusive and fun sessions for all levels of fitness in NewFarm’s new yoga space.

Meet the facilitators


With decades of expertise across business, communications, creativity frameworks, project development and delivery, wellbeing, mindfulness and connection – our facilitators challenged, supported, and inspired our brave-hearted group.


Bo Wong

Bo Wong

Retreat Leader + Communications Facilitator

Bo Wong is a photographer and educator working across the visual arts and culture sectors. She’s passionate about elevating the creative sector through strong imagery and communications. She co-hosts Soul Traders Podcast, the podcast about creative work, where she shares tips and tricks on running a creative business. Bo leads the organisation and program development of her retreats and brings a spirit of collaboration and fun to all of her leadership roles. She also draws on an endless (Greens) pool of ocean-swimming related metaphors for all of her work 🙂

Photo: Roger D’Souza

Danielle Caruana (Mama Kin)

Danielle Caruana (Mama Kin)

Creativity + Leadership Facilitator

Living and breathing connection and empathy, Danielle brings decades of experience as a performer, writer, speaker and facilitator to this retreat. As the co-founder of The Seed Fund’s Future Makers Management Workshop for the last 15 years, she fostered an environment of sharing, dynamism, and inspiration, impacting music industry members from artists to managers and beyond. Danielle brings her humour, warmth and an incredible capacity to listen and distill ideas into actionable tasks into all aspects of the retreat program.

Photo: Jarrad Seng

Lucy Peach

Lucy Peach

Wellbeing + Strategy Facilitator

Lucy Peach is an award-winning period preacher who draws on her experience as a human biology teacher, sexual health educator and performing artist to create transformational experiences with the menstrual cycle. As a published author, speaker and educator, Lucy has delivered her message to hundreds of thousands of people through her book Period Queen, as a TedX speaker, via her two online courses and her show, My Greatest Period Ever. Understanding the cyclic nature of the planet and our bodies (menstruating or not) is a way of approaching anything from long term strategic business outcomes to daily scheduling. Lucy works with schools, corporates and athletes, championing the importance of rest and reflection and their connection to the more outward facing aspects of our lives. Lucy is here to help you celebrate life, in all of its ebbs and flows, with a warm and compassionate embrace.

Photo: Liz Looker

Ricky England

Ricky England

Wellbeing + Connection Facilitator

Ricky England is a senior clinical social worker specialising in mental health and well-being. He leads Rites of Passage camps, suicide prevention programs and personal development camps across multiple organisations including Zero to Hero. He’s an outdoorsy guy with an easy going presence that belies a strong clinical background in mental health. Ricky has been banging on about trees for over 20 years - now scientific evidence is stacking up around our connection with nature and the way it affects our nervous system, our ability to make decisions and our mental health in general.

Photo: Richard Berney

Testimonials


It felt like such and inviting and safe space to explore the areas that might be holding us back in business or creativity and to gain tools to better work with our energy/seasons in life and work.

I absolutely loved the writing session with Danielle.

I feel like I have the perfect framework now to begin my writing project with confidence. A great teacher!

The retreat made my struggles in creative business valid and relevant.

I was provided with the tools and strategies I needed.

My experiences of the retreat were: connected, open, inspiring, joyful, supportive, emotional, challenging, freeing. Exactly what I needed.

I’ve loved the energy of family and friendship between the facilitators.

The workshops and experiences have been put together so thoughtfully.

Definitely grateful for the tools to overcome inertia and increase the creative juices!

I feel fed in many ways.

I feel more confident in myself and I had so much fun.

My biggest takeaway from the retreat was Ricky’s gentle guidance regarding self-care and the benefits of connecting with nature.


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