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Sail to Solve

Plastic Pollution

 

MER SCHOOL •  Hervey Bay, QLD 2018

 

A blissful week spent sailing the sea with whales tackling issues that matter. 

The whales are migrating south with their freshly born calves. Come along to interact non-invasively and connect with the gorgeous new families. Experience ocean adventure, meditation, Ayurvedic vegan meals, yoga, learn how to be plastic free, inspiring discussions, environmental activism workshops, and deep connection to nature. 

MER SCHOOL  •  HERVEY BAY

7 Day Meeting of the Minds •  25 AUG  1 SEPT 2018

 

Not your average retreat! This is a unique adventure holiday ideal for ocean loving mermaids and mermen keen for yoga, meditation, and a unique experience exploring the vibrant waters of Hervey Bay and interacting with beautiful giants of the oceans. Witnessing the humpbacks on their natural migration with their new calves swimming the waters for the first time. The very special chance to get in the water with the whales, if conditions align! 

Whales are washing up on beaches with bellies full of plastic trash. In response to this, we will have a conservation action each day such as a beach clean, DIY workshop, environmental activism discussion & workshop, purpose & passion workshop to help empower each guest to walk their path & use their voice.

Throughout the week, we will be putting our brains together to tackle plastic pollution!

*exclusively for those 18+ older*

All of the planned activities were far more meaningful and beautiful than I had thought possible.

ITINERARY

(Subject to change based on weather, whales, sails, & vibes.)

Saturday   

Arrive • Get settled on yacht • Sunset Yoga


Dinner • Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners, Introductions, and Intention Setting • Guided Grounding Meditation - Root Chakra

Sunday

Sunrise Vinyasa Yoga • Sacral Chakra Awakening Meditation • Breakfast • Whales & Ocean Adventure (Sailing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Snorkelling) 

Lunch • Plastics Discussion • Plastic Free Travel Workshop (Make Toothpaste, Deodorant, Clay Face Masks, Shampoo, Conditioner)

Dinner • Full Moon Meditation

Monday

Yoga/Swim • Breakfast • Guided Manifestation Meditation • Vision boarding • Whales & Ocean Adventure

Lunch • Beach Clean, Separation of Plastics & Data Input with Tangaroa Blue • Discussion of Results & Solutions Debate • Social Media Campaign Discussion, Hashtag Analysis & Choosing a Creative Project for the Week

Dinner • Heart Opening Gratitude Meditation for the Whales, Water, Earth, & this Present

Tuesday

Yoga • Meditation • Breakfast • Whales & Ocean Adventure

Lunch • Environmental Activism Workshop • Campaign Brainstorming Breakout Session


Dinner • Calling in Purpose (Solar Plexus) Meditation

Wednesday

Ecstatic Dance • Breakfast • Whales & Ocean Adventure


Lunch • Hike • Campaign Strategy Session

Dinner • Star Gazing Night Paddle or Swim (weather dependent!)

Thursday

• Yoga • Meditation • Breakfast • Passion, Purpose, Voice Workshop • Journal Time


• Lunch • Plastic Free Vegan Dinner Party Workshop

• Big Ideas & BE SEEN • Closing Ceremony • Plastic Free Dinner Party

Friday

• Full Chakra Activation Yoga • Meditation & Real World Intention Setting • Breakfast with Chats on Highlights & Activism Action Points


• Goodbyes! • Lifts to the Airport.

FAQs


 
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Our accommodation will be a catamaran with 4 cabins, meaning shared queen beds. If you have a preference for your bunk mate, please specify, so that I can arrange both of you together.  All meals will be vegan (and delicious). Please get in touch ASAP with specific dietary requests, concerns, & questions!  We can assist with transportation pick up in the afternoon on Saturday 25 August and drop offs on midday Saturday 1 September. You are more than welcome to drive yourself to Hervey Bay and I can advise on safe, free parking.

I take all steps to ensure your safety, however boating and ocean adventure activities do have risks. I do not control the weather, though will work with it to bring you the best possible experience each day. It is recommend you have private travel insurance for any unforeseen circumstances. This also means the itinerary is subject to change on a daily if not hourly basis, and of course marine life interaction is never guaranteed, as we are playing in the wild sea and choose to support non-invasiveness tourism. I appreciate your flexibility as we adjust the schedule to ensure all activities fit.

You are encouraged to bring your own snorkel gear and wetsuit if you know it fits & does the job. Definitely bring your own yoga mat and towels. 

 

Prepare to be salty, sandy, sweaty, & stunned by the magic of the Hervey Bay Whale Migration!

Mer-School: to solve waste problems with legends, musicians, & whales on a sailboat for a week.

Limited Spots Available • Prices in USD • PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE
*if you have any questions about what to bring or about the program, do let us know

 
Retreat Deposit
1,000.00
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MUSICIANS to jam on the Humpback Whale Retreat
1,000.00

Sailing with the Humpbacks is such a special experience. The Mermaid Retreat is a special gathering of women united by a respect for the Earth and a passion to protect it. Music has such a role in the uniting of our hearts and minds. I welcome musicians to join us to contribute your voice and music to the bonding with the humpback whales.

Please as many musicians as we can fit. Let’s have ocean whale jams.

This retreat is for Mermaids ready to schedule ADVENTURE in! Join a sailing mermaid retreat to connect deeply to water element, find your truth, and witness the divine southern migration of majestic humpbacks and their curious new babies. (Price is in USD)

This secures your spot to contribute to making the planet a better place and witness baby whales learning to be baby whales!

Note: transportation to Hervey Bay is not included.

Includes accomodation in a lovely catamaran (shared queen size beds in deluxe yacht), three delicious vegan Ayurvedic meals a day, daily yoga and meditation practice, empowerment and environmental activist workshops, HOURLY encounter and interaction with big beautiful humpback whales, and many other magical facilitated activities.

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2,000.00
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FILM MAKER for the Humpback Whale Retreat
1,000.00

Sailing with the Humpbacks is such a special experience. The Mermaid Retreat is a special gathering of women united by a respect for the Earth and a passion to protect it. Capturing the magic will be your role as you please enjoy this discounted package to join the whales with us in Hervey Bay.

This retreat is for Mermaids ready to schedule ADVENTURE in! Join a sailing mermaid retreat to connect deeply to water element, find your truth, and witness the divine southern migration of majestic humpbacks and their curious new babies.

There is only one Film Maker spot. This requires you to have all of your own film, sound, and editing equipment. Ideal if you have a drone or underwater housing to capture the magic, but of course not using these the whole week, just for one or two epic shots. I will ask you to also take a few still shots throughout the week when it feels right. It is my hopes that you are able to capture the magic of this meeting of minds with your unique creativity and subtle grace, so our guests do not feel their spiritual whale journey obstructed by cameras. All is open to discussion, please call or text me with questions 0411 893 543.

Deliverables: three 1 minute instagram clips (whales, music, sailing), three 3 minute clips for Youtube (retreat experience, workshop content, whales + music), one clip for sponsors/collaborators, 1 Facebook Photo Album (~ 30 photos)

This secures your spot to contribute to making the planet a better place and witness baby whales learning to be baby whales!

Note: transportation to Hervey Bay is not included.

Includes accomodation in a lovely catamaran (shared queen size beds in deluxe yacht), three delicious vegan Ayurvedic meals a day, daily yoga and meditation practice, empowerment and environmental activist workshops, HOURLY encounter and interaction with big beautiful humpback whales, and many other magical facilitated activities.

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