A carefully crafted journey to transition you from the loud and busy world to a place of inner peace and calm
Slow right down
Be truly present in each moment
Be free of distractions, technology and your devices
Reconnect with your inner self and the beauty of the natural world
We create the time and the space for you to find your calm. A whole weekend being nurtured in nature and guided on a journey towards creating balance and calm.
You don't need to THINK, you don't need to plan.
Step away from your phone, your responsibilities and chores and we'll take care of everything.
Yoga, meditation, breathwork and sound healing are woven throughout your weekend. You'll be integrating tools and techniques to use on retreat and in your daily life.
It's a spacious weekend with plenty of time to nap, read that book you just haven't been able to finish or just to lie on a blanket and stare at the clouds.
Delicious and nutritious vegetarian meals made with love by our talented private chef will keep your belly happy.
You'll leave the weekend feeling like you've nourished yourself - mentally, emotionally and physically.
Why Are The Retreats Silent?
Life is busy.
Life is loud.
We offer you the time, the space and the tools to escape the hustle, the bustle and the noise of every day life. Within that space and time you'll hear so much more, you'll notice so much more.
Not just from nature but from your heart.
Many previous guests have experienced transformations and breakthroughs as a result of their time in silence.
They found the clarity and the answers they needed.
They found their calm.
The results of numerous scientific studies are all unanimous in that we as humans are genetically designed to find peace in nature. One study even suggested that a lack of time in nature could reduce your lifespan even if you are active. That in itself is a good enough reason to more time surrounded by beautiful nature.
Some of the other benefits of being in nature include:
🌿 reduced stress levels
🌿 improved emotional states - think better moods and feeling hopeful
🌿 reduction in the severity of anxiety and depression
🌿 a reduction in the sensation of pain and discomfort.
Being in nature is an antidote to our modern lives.
We carefully choose venues for our retreats that are quiet, green and untouched by the modern world.
Although it's widely known that meditation is highly beneficial for our well-being, impacting our mental, emotional, and physical health, actually learning to do it then making it a part of your life can be very difficult. Learning and practicing with a group makes it fun, easy and you are more likely to continue the practice when you get home.
Some benefits of a regular meditation practice include:
cultivates a peaceful state of mind
trains our minds to be less reactive to stress,
sharpens focus and improves concentration, strengthening our mental abilities.
fosters interconnectedness and compassion, benefiting relationships and overall well-being.
reduces blood pressure, improves immune function, and sleep quality.
improves memory, attention, creativity and problem-solving skills
helps create meaning and purpose in life.
Whether you're an avid yogi or simply looking for a new experience, there's something for everyone in our yoga classes which are carefully curated to cater to all bodies - from beginners to more experienced practitioners.
Your time on the yoga mat is designed to help you quieten your busy mind and connect deeply back to your body. On retreat is the perfect time to discover yoga for the first time, or get back into the routine of a regular practice.
With our guidance, you'll be able to fully let go of your worries and stress, truly relax and find your calm again.
Breathwork is a transformative practice that harnesses the power of conscious breathing to improve overall well-being. By using specific techniques and exercises, breathwork reduces stress, releases emotional tension, boosts energy, cultivates mindfulness, enhances respiratory function, and facilitates personal growth.
Benefits of breathwork include:
Mindfulness and presence
Improved respiratory function
Self-exploration and personal growth
Breathwork serves as a powerful tool for introspection, self-awareness, and understanding one's thoughts, emotions, and behavioural patterns.
Our sound healings with Dan are a highlight of the weekend. Using 20 singing bowls from Tibet, (some are a couple of centuries old) Dan guides us on a journey of sound and healing.
One guest described it as "having a warm bath of beautiful vibrations"
After this deeply blissful experience you might take a nap afterwards. Or take a mindful forest walk to the creek, then enjoy the sunset before your delicious dinner.
When it comes to taking a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, there's nothing quite like retreating from the usual routines and chores like cooking and cleaning.
On our retreats, we understand that good food is an essential part of any wellness journey.
From the freshest ingredients to the most delicious flavours, our private chefs are committed to really making you feel spoiled and nourished. All our meals are vegetarian and our chefs are experts at catering to gluten-free, vegan, or any other dietary restrictions
Winter Silent Retreats
Winter retreats in the forest are simply divine, with mist swirling around us and the gentle sounds of the rainforest serving as the perfect background sounds.
In your free time, curl up in front of the fireplace in the lounge and dining room with a book and a cuppa, and be absorbed in your own relaxation without any chit-chat to distract you.
Revive A Hobby Or Passion
Your spare time on retreat might be used to explore the forest, or to sneak back to bed for a guilt-free nap. You might wander down to the waterfall, or blissfully do nothing at all!
Some guests love to dabble in something they enjoy to do but rarely get the time, so bring anything you need if you'd like to journal, knit, draw or paint.
This is a pic of what one of our regular guests created during her free time on retreat.
They Found Their Calm
2 nights accommodation in a bedroom to yourself, on a 50 acre property, in the rainforest
A thoughtfully crafted journey to transition you from the outside world and into the silence. You'll feel nurtured and supported throughout the whole experience
Delicious, vegetarian meals prepared with love by our private chefs (they are experienced in catering to all dietary needs)
Deeply restorative Sound Healing with the very talented Dan Turner
Morning meditations in the forest to connect to nature & awaken your senses
Evening guided meditations to encourage a peaceful slumber
Several optional meditation and chanting sessions throughout the day
Several yoga classes (including Yin) to connect you back to your beautiful body
For autumn/retreats we have fireplaces in the lounge/dining rooms and heated yoga/meditation room
Air conditioned yoga rooms in summer
Arrival on Friday is between 4.30pm - 5.30pm (QLD time) and the silence starts after dinner
The retreat concludes after brunch on Sunday, approx 12pm.
JUNE 23- 25 Booked out
OCT 27-29 Northern NSW
NOV 17-19 Springbrook
JAN 26-28 2024 Northern NSW