Day Retreat Sydney North Ryde

Stillness, prayer & wellness designed for you.

Saturday 2 November

Sydney, NSW

North Ryde Community Church,
North Ryde, NSW

10am to 4pm

A Rise Retreat is an invitation to stop the madness and the noise, for a moment.

It is an invitation to slow down, quieten the spirit, and tune into the still, small voice of God, whispering to us by name, reminding us who we are and who God is.

On a Rise Retreat, you will have the chance to connect with others as much or as little as you want, and engage in new and ancient spiritual practices that are easeful, and nourishing.

If you long for unforced rhythms of grace in your life, come and join us for a time of spiritual refreshment.

Come and be with Jesus. He will help you recover your life, your heart, your fire.


Your Full Day Retreat Includes

Reflect on your own experience of God and deepen your spiritual walk through new and familiar spiritual practices.

Retreat with intentional time of stillness before God. 

Release, receive and respond to God’s presence in your life and Christ’s unending love for you.

You will be guided in a Christ Centred Meditation and be invited to explore a variety of Rise Rest Stops. Our Rise Rest Stops include spaces for art, craft, resting, writing, reading or simply being.

We encourage you to spend time with God in the moments where you feel joy and peace.

We encourage you to experience a deeper relationship with God in this place.

Rise Retreats will be facilitated by an experienced team. These women will create a space that is comfortable and safe. They will navigate the group through times of sharing in community and give the space for complete YOU time.

We have teamed with local producers and caterers to bring you a delicious, healthy and seasonal morning tea, lunch and afternoon menu. 

A relaxed time of feasting around the table is part of each Rise Retreat – you will be nourished with a wholesome spread.

Sydney Day Retreat
Saturday 2 November 2019

Be guided in a dedicated time of relaxation and Christ Centred meditation
Learn how to create a Mandala as a form of prayer & meditation
Explore new depths through engaging in spiritual practices with Rev Greer Hudson Dokmanovic
Feast together with a delicious, nourishing & wholesome morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea
Give yourself time and space, set apart for you and God

North Ryde Community Church
2 Cutler Parade,
North Ryde NSW 2113

Location information
North Parramatta is located approximately 28 kms north west of Sydney CBD.

There is plenty of parking available onsite.

Meet Our Team

Rev Greer Hudson

Guest Facilitator

Greer is passionate about creating space for spiritual refreshment and spiritual growth. She values retreats as a unique opportunity for individuals, couples and communities to step out of the usual demands of life in order to explore the unforced rhythms of grace

Greer is a Minister in the Uniting Church in Australia, with a Masters of Theology. She is also a trained facilitator of Labyrinths (an ancient spiritual practice of walking prayer and meditation), and of InterPlay (an improvised, embodied creative arts practice). With this cross-section of training and experience, Greer brings a unique creativity and energy to her ministry as a Retreat Facilitator.
Expect to be nurtured. Expect to be inspired.


Retreat Host

Transparent, warm, efficient, and friendly, Lauren enjoys planning and hosting each retreat to ensure the needs of all participants are catered to, and that the event delivers the kind of soul-stirring, restorative experience which she herself originally sought to find.

Lauren Harkness created Rise Retreats out of her passion for wellness of body and mind and a desire to create intentional time away for women to connect with God and themselves through community and mindfulness.