A space for deep rest, healing & awakening
"after a metaphorical 3 days and 3 nights, rise again like the phoenix, from the ashes, holding the gift...the jewel, the gold, the next unfolding of life, from an embodied place of the journey taken.." Janine Ma-Ree
Join us for an exquisite, nourishing, empowering retreat – just for women!
Over 3 days and 3 nights at the beautiful Gymea Eco-retreat centre in Nth NSW we will drop into a place of nurturing, transformation and play. This is a unique retreat open to any woman, whether you have been on the path for many years or have never been to a workshop, let alone a retreat.
This is not just ‘another women’s retreat’ – we are going dive into a range of profoundly transformational practices to activate and awaken your connection to Self and experience the frequency of the embodied Feminine in form.
There are many beautiful processes on offer during this retreat and also plenty of free time to play, swim, walk, have a massage, shiatsu or shamanic healing treatment. There is time to reflect, journal, connect – whatever you need for your self-care. This is an extraordinary opportunity to really nurture yourself, recharge and take some time out.
Here is a bit of a taster of just some of what is in store…
A 2hr spa experience at the Gymea Day Spa – delicious, rejuvenating and healing time in the large spa, sauna, steam room and plunge pool
Yin Yoga and Embody Yoga practices with Justine Janssen – one of Australia’s senior yoga teachers (no experience needed)
Morning Qigong practices with master Qigong teacher – Rosa Mauvra
A sacred tobacco ceremony with Sally Horrobin from Shamanic Guidance (a powerful ceremony working with hapè - a legal tobacco snuff blend traditionally used by Amazonian tribes - this is optional as with all sessions, but highly recommended!)
A deep shamanic drum journey
A healing attunement by Reiki & Sekhem Master to assist you to open up to your own healing abilities
Sacred jade egg feminine practices (there will be some jade eggs available to purchase if you do not own one already)
A transformational Soundscape Ceremony and other power ceremonies, activities and practices that incorporate a variety of supportive tools such as sound, movement, breath, oils and essences
Catering by the gorgeous and talented Angie Cowen from Love, Life & Gluten Free. Click here to check out her recipe books. We are so excited to have Angie on board with us for this journey – high quality, mindful & lovingly prepared food is such an important component of retreat-world!
Access to the healing magnesium pool at Gymea anytime you need (the weather in Nth NSW in March is generally pretty lovely – not too hot but still warm enough for the pool)
And of course, fun! And laughs. And silliness.
All activities are optional but highly recommended for the full experience. Facilitators are experienced in their craft – you will be held in a safe, loving container.
Book a massage, shiatsu or shamanic healing session during the free time space on Saturday and Sunday (totally advised! Book prior to the retreat – there are limited spaces for sessions)
For the yoga teachers – during the free time space on Saturday and Sunday, there will be an opportunity for one-on-one yoga coaching & mentoring session with Justine Janssen. Please book in advance for these sessions – they are limited
Rooms are twinshare but a room by yourself may also be requested – indulge in king size bed in your own room for additional cost of $144 for the retreat.
Please contact us to book any of the Alchemy Extras and for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Finer Details
15 – 18 March 2019
Arrival between 3.30-4.30pm Friday 15 March 2019
Departure from 1pm Monday 18 March 2019
A deposit of $500 is required to secure a place – full payment must be received by 8 March 2019 unless otherwise organised. Bookings also close 8 March 2019.
Please note – places are limited for this special retreat. Payment plans are available on request.
Booking for Alchemy
We will get back to you within in two business days to confirm a space at the retreat. To secure your place at Alchemy Retreat - you will need to pay the $500 deposit into the account details provided on the Registration Details form and the full amount prior to 8 March 2019.
Accommodation, food and activities are included in the retreat fee. Travel and transfers to Gymea are not included.
We can support organising transfers from Gold Coast Airport (OOL) if required. Car pooling is also encouraged – we will help to connect women up coming from similar areas. Please contact us if you would like to offer your car for car pooling, would like to share a ride and don't want to drive, or require support coordinating a transfer from Gold Coast airport.
Click here for further information on getting to Gymea.
What to Bring and How to Prepare - Before & After
Please click here for suggestions on what to bring and additional details and considerations to help you prepare before and after the retreat.
Get in touch with us for more information or if you have any questions: email@example.com. We are so excited about this offering and would love to talk to you if you have any queries or concerns.
Gymea Eco-retreat Centre
This exquisite retreat space is set in lush surrounds at the base of majestic Wollumbin / Mt Warning in the northern rivers region of New South Wales. Rooms are eco deluxe twin share and are equipped with luxury 5 star eco inner sprung latex topped single beds. All bedding, manchester and room furnishings have been carefully selected to meet biodynamic or organic certification standards. Each room includes its bathroom. We will endeavour to match you up with a great room buddy – but if you would like, a king size bed to yourself is available at additional cost of $144 for the 3 nights.
This is one of our favourite retreat spaces in the country. It is lush, lovely and sacred. There are beautiful places to walk, gorgeous views and the magnesium pool is just divine! Check out Gymea here.