About the Team:

Retreat Manager:

Sarah Lappin Sarah Lappin


Sarah is a dedicated meditation practitioner and has attended and managed retreats for the last 10 years. She has worked managing meditation centres and psychology practices working closely with therapists and their clients. Sarah currently works as an administrator and event coordinator for the Australian Association of Buddhist Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
She has a deep interest in transformation through practice and experiences and has endless motivation in supporting teachers and participants engaging on spiritual journeys.
Through care and attention to detail, she enjoys assisting to creating an environment which allows people to relax, let go and return to their natural way of being.
Sarah is a qualified massage therapist and has 25 years of martial arts training, 9 years of which she spent studying in Japan including walking a 1400 kilometre Buddhist pilgrimage.

Sarah will also be offering Remedial Massages at additional cost on the retreat. Bookings can be made any time during the retreat.


Retreat Cook:

Karo Tak Karo Tak


Karo Tak born in Holland in 1979 has worn many different hats in her life-time, she is a trained actor and performer, has traveled the world to perform, teach and direct. Karo has always had a HUGE passion & love for food and cooking; she ran her own vegetarian catering business for the arts/circus industry in Melbourne and worked as a touring cook for several bands in Holland and Belgium. Her first job in the industry was as a kitchen hand for two highly experienced Dutch chefs, working alongside them in first class restaurants in Holland. Karo has studied vegan nutrition and does regular vegan catering for various events/projects.
In the last few years Karo has focused on spiritual activism and has crewed as a cook on the M/Y Bob Barker (one of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society vessels) where she delighted and kept strong the crew with her vegan food. Inspired by that experience she wrote a vegan cookbook and now runs vegan educational programs and vegan cooking workshops all over Sydney. Besides being a dedicated vegan cook, Karo is also a dedicated yogi, she will be attending Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training in New York April 2013. Karo is deeply committed to all of her ongoing vegan and creative projects and is devoted to make the world a better place for all beings.
Karo lives in Sydney with her gorgeous Jack Russell Sparky. She is a passionate cyclist, roller-skater & yogi and works part-time for Alfalfa House, a food coop in Newtown.
Please check: www.karotak.com


Retreat Assistant:

Rudiger Reinshagen Rudiger Reinshagen


Rudiger is Sabina’s husband and wingman. He will be an important part of the retreat as the bus driver and assistant with all things practical as well as a caring and kind presence.

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