The Heart of The Work of Byron Katie – Coming together to Share for the Love of The Work

The Heart of The Work of Byron Katie – Coming together to Share for the Love of The Work

November 27 - December 1, 2019

This residential conference is open to people new and experienced in The Work with a range of offerings to suit all levels of experience. 

We will come together as a community to do The Work. This is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in The Work of Byron Katie, to meet and network with like-minded friends and discover what others are doing to move and share The Work. 

Our conference program includes morning walks, yoga, walks, meditation, large and small group interaction and sharing, formal presentations, topic-based workshops, inquiry circle and 1-to-1 inquiry with specific topic focus and more. For more information about The Work, see 

About Presenters

Lindsay C
Malcolm M
Marilyn P
Mark C
Marnie H
Rosie S
Tanya M
Sally P

Lindsay Christian is based in Salamander Bay, New South Wales. A former teacher, Lindsay is a Play of Life practitioner. He offers the work at his church, at work and to friends and family. 

Marilyn Pelman is a creative therapeutic arts counsellor, who shares The Work from her shop in rural Victoria. She is passionate about using The Work to support the repair of trust in families and communities and has a particular interest in working with fear as a recoverer from panic attacks.

Malcolm Munro is based in Melbourne, Victoria. He was introduced to The Work in 2013. Malcolm is heartened by the transformations The Work can bring to himself and others.

Mark Cave is based in Murwillumbah, New South Wales. He has been facilitating The Work since 2000, specializing in workshops and private sessions on sex, relationships, body and food issues. Mark is a certified eating coach with the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.

Marnie Healey is a yoga teacher based in Long Jetty, New South Wales, who has been doing The Work since 2010. She loves this simple, profound practice, which has touched every area of her life and is always amazed by how life continues to transform and evolve with every turn inward.  

Rosie Stave is based in Byron Bay, New South Wales. She has facilitated individuals and groups in The Work since 1996, fuelled by her passion for the freedom inquiry has created in her life and in the lives of others.

Sally Pamberger works as a counselor and clinical supervisor based in Albany, Western Australia. She has been facilitating individuals, couples and groups in The Work since 1999 with an interest in healthy and vibrant relationships.

Tanya Murphy is based in Hobart, Tasmania. She is an experienced facilitator, a master teacher of the Art of Feminine Presence, a Heartworks Lomi Lomi masseuse and BodyTalk therapist. 

Other Presenters 

Elizabeth Brandt is based in Kurrajong, New South Wales. She has been practising The Work of Byron Katie for 10 years. Elizabeth completed facilitation training with Rosie Stave and has used The Work in the corporate world. She hosts regular workshops offering The Work in Sydney.

Nathan Healey offers The Work as a tennis coach. A former professional player, he runs a coaching program on the New South Wales Central Coast and often uses The Work with professional players to overcome limiting beliefs. Prior to returning to Australia, Nathan presented an annual week long Mindfulness Tennis Program at the Omega Institute. He has also trained in TM, primordial sound meditation and Vipassana. 

Sally May-Jeffrey is a naturopath and massage therapist based in Geelong, Victoria. She has been doing The Work since 2012. Sally offers The Work in her women’s clinic to people dealing with stress and anxiety and to people recovering from addiction through Barwon Health’s Stepping Up program. Sally is currently undertaking a course in Compassionate Enquiry with Dr Gabor Mate. 

Tammy Reid, based in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, has been doing The Work since 2004. Prior to offering The Work in her private practice, Tammy was a teacher for over 17 years, specialising in managing challenging behaviors. Tammy works with individuals, couples, businesses, schools and organisations. She has developed a Mental Resilience Program for primary and secondary schools based on The Work. 

Additional Information

Registration: from 3pm, December 1
Daily program:
7:00am to 8.30am Morning walk, yoga or meditation
10:00am to 1:00pm: Morning session
3:00pm to 6:00pm: Afternoon session
7:30pm to 9:00pm: Evening session
Ends Sunday 1 December at 2pm

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Phone Tanya +61 (0)438 206 005 or email 

Govinda Valley Retreat, 51 Lady Carrington Road, Otford
Govinda Valley is set in 30 acres of forest woodland, only 1 hour south of Sydney and accessible by train.
NSW 2508

Cost per person (includes tuition, accommodation and vegetarian food):
EARLYBIRD - must be paid in full by October 5, 2019:
$1045 shared room, two beds and en-suite)
$795 shared room (four beds)
$665 camping (bring own tent) 

From 6 October, 2019:
$1195 shared room, two beds and en-suite)
$945 shared room (four beds)
$765 camping (bring own tent) 


All cancellations must be submitted in writing. If your cancellation is received fourteen (14) days in advance of the workshop, your tuition will be refunded less a AUD$100 processing fee. If you do not send advance written notice of your cancellation, if you do not attend, or if you leave the workshop early, your payment is non-refundable and non-transferable.