Peace Valley (formerly Peace Valley – Australian Bush Retreat) is currently in transition to a new location in the UK. It will only inhabit a virtual space in this interim time.
The intention is to create a new version situated in the English countryside which incorporates the learnings from the Australian pilot and to continue with and expand on the original vision.
Our vision includes education of youth to empower them as future leaders, integrating wisdom from indigenous and western modalities alongside permaculture gardening and ecosystem restoration work. An important part of our vision is to shift from the current financial paradigm and Peace Valley was therefore run using ‘Gift Economy’ making it accessible to everyone no matter what their personal financial situation.
The pilot was a residential retreat which provided space to reconnect with ourselves, each other and nature in a way which honoured all peoples and all of nature. Visitors experienced simple off grid community living in tents in the bush, experiential learning of permaculture gardening and bush regeneration work, with facilitated activities from ‘The Work that Reconnects’, ‘Dragon Dreaming’ and ‘Theory U’. It was a mix of inner and outer ecosystem regeneration. How we are informs the quality of what we do. Mindfulness and meditation were integrated into the daily routine. Over 2020 and 2021 it was run as a women’s only camp collaborating with local Indigenous Elders.
The original Peace Valley camp was situated within Bindarrabi Community on the New South Wales/Queensland border inland from the Gold Coast and Byron Bay on the Australian eastern seaboard, approximately 2.5 hours drive south of Brisbane.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 1
- Open to new members
- Not open to visitors