A Journey of Self Discovery




21-23 August 2020



4-6 SEPTEM 2020 



27-29 November 2020


Riverwood Downs NSW

just 1 hour from Newcastle Airport

An experience of a lifetime, immersed in nature!   


Join us on this journey of self-discovery where you will discover your calmer and more connected self. Through individual and group experience and learning, we will share tools, practices and principles for developing your inner being. Nature, tranquil space like-minded people will support you in honouring this valuable time for yourself.


Nestled amongst acres of secluded bushland and gardens.  You will be able to focus completely on health, healing and relaxation.


Enjoy a break away from the everyday life and join us for 3 days in foothills of Barrington Tops, the beautiful Riverwood Downs. This retreat will give you time to rest, restore your energies, and find that all-elusive inner-calm in a peaceful and tranquil setting at Riverwood Downs


Throughout this Retreat you will learn practical tools that you can use every day to create peace and harmony within and without. You will learn about the importance of emotional wellbeing to maintain inner peace and techniques to easily calm your busy mind.  Mindfulness and Meditation techniques that can be practiced every day.


This is a time to nurture yourself and restore a sense of balance and overall well-being.


Riverwood Downs NSW

just 1 hour from Newcastle Airport

Experience the bliss of sounds of nature

Be present in each moment surrounded in nature an the sounds of running waterfalls and birds.  Riverwood Downs is loaded at the foothills of Barrington Tops NSW

Recharge on all levels with all meals included

Nurture your body with fresh fruits and vegetables. All meals inclusive - breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinners provided in the Restaurant.

Fri, Oct 16
Riverwood Downs
Empowering COUPLES Weekend Retreat 16-18 OCTOBER 2020
This retreat is specifically designed for couples to provide practical tools to empower you to move forward in your relationships This retreat is perfect for couples who struggle with emotional triggers and reactions.
Sat, Oct 24
Riverwood Downs
Empowering WOMEN 1 DAY RETREAT 24 OCTOBER 2020
This retreat is specifically designed for women to provide practical tools to empower you to move forward in your life, This retreat is perfect for you if you are suffering from Anxiety, Depression or PTSD.
Fri, Nov 06
Riverwood Downs
Empowering MEN Weekend Retreat 6-8 NOVEMBER 2020
This retreat is specifically designed for Men and provides practical tools to empower you to move from inner turmoil to inner peace. Empowering MEN Weekend Retreat is perfect for you if you suffer from Anxiety, Overthinking, Insomnia.

Retreat Program

You are welcome to arrive any time on the Friday that your retreat starts (just let us know if you would like to book in for lunch). Your room will be available from 2pm and at 3pm you are invited to join the opening circle.


All our meals are from Riverwood Downs Restaurant Menu with gluten free and vegan options available.;

Empowering Women starts each day with a healthy and tasty breakfast, some time in a nature to reflect within.  We start the retreat schedule at 10am in the conference room where you will  learn mindfulness and meditation, practical tools for emotional wellbeing and depending on the weather we will share this time outdoors near the river. 

There is plenty of free time for you to relax by the river or the pool, to reflect or to journal or explore canoeing, horse riding or book in for a kinesiology session or  massage treatment.

Each evening after a nourishing dinner in the restaurant you will enjoy a deep guided meditation before retiring to your room.

This Women’s Retreat is a powerful opportunity for you to Connect, Accept, Let Go, Set Intentions and Nourish Yourself.

“The retreat was just what I needed.  Geraldine is a true professional yet has a beautiful energy and serenity about her that makes you feel at ease instantly." Mandy


"The retreat was wonderful. I felt like I learned so much in a fun, support environment. Gerladine is the ultimate guide- so knowledgable, funny, kind and happy to share her own real life experiences. She is a valuable human resource! I highly recommend her services.”   Amy

$997pp all inclusive.  Bring a Friend Share a Room $897pp all inclusive


  • 2 nights accommodation in a Boutique Room at Riverwood Downs.  (other options available subject to price and availability)

  • All meals – Riverwood Downs Restaurant

  • Morning and Afternoon Teas including herbal teas, fruit and snacks throughout the day

  • Use of swimming pool

  • 3 Day Health and Wellbeing Retreat Schedule



"I highly recommend this retreat, it was so relaxing and healing, I am leaving a different person...... confident with all the skills I need to manage my emotions and to calm my busy mind"

Presented by


Hi I am Geraldine Zadkiel, founder of Heart Connection - A Self Empowered Approach to Health.  I have been specialising in Anxiety, Depression, PTSD and Childhood Trauma for over 15 years now.  As a qualified Kinesiologist and Meditation Facilitator my focus is to empower you to be free from pain.  Physical Mental or Emotional Pain.  


First and Foremost I am deeply passionate about working with emotions and healing past trauma on all levels, specifically childhood abuse and trauma. I work directly with subconscious behavioural and emotional patterns to identify original patterns causing disharmony and pain, whether that be physical pain (disease, injury, chronic pain), Emotional Pain (Depression, Anxiety) or Mental Pain (Overthinking, Insomnia).


I believe that happiness starts with the first step towards change and an understanding that healing is a process of the movement of energy. My entire business is structured around "A Self Empowered Approach To Health." This means I want to empower you to heal yourself by giving you the tools to do this, both on a conscious and subconscious level.


You have the power to heal yourself!

Heart Connection

Nelson Bay NSW

Contact us today

M : 0418 336 482

E : info@heartconnection.com.au

Heart Connection speciaises in Anxiety, Depression, PTSD.  A Self Empowered Approach to Health

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