That time I went to a health retreat

Last weekend I did something I hadn’t done for a long time. I made ME my priority for three whole days (!) and took myself off to a health retreat.

You see a few months ago I was having a bit of rough time with the old head space and decided to book myself into a health retreat to look after me for a little while.

A few people have asked me how I found the retreat. I literally Googled “retreat” and “Brisbane” and Renew Health Retreat came up in my search. Price point, location and timing were all on point so I made the call and hey presto, a few months later I was packing my bags and off.

I’m not going to go into the specifics of what happened on the retreat but as the three days came to a close I can 100% tell you that it was just what my soul needed. I also met some really rad people and making those connections was a delight.

I took some photos while I was there. It was such a pretty and tranquil spot, it was hard to take a bad photo.

The retreat I went to was held here, Glasshouse Mountains EcoLodge.


I stayed in a lovely little room by myself. It had all the essential things. Following our meditation in the evening I seriously had two nights of the BEST uninterrupted sleep I have had in THREE YEARS!


I did yoga outside and would look up to the sky and into this tree canopy. There really needs to be more outdoor yoga I think.


I had a massage and had all my energy pathways cleared. I don’t have a photo of that but here is a little fairy I found in the fruit orchard.


I looked up to this big guy, Mount Tibrogargan, every chance I got and walked around him very early each morning.


As I mentioned, I went bush walking and saw some ace stuff. The only problem with bushwalking is that you have to keep your eyes on the path because you know, it’s the bush. So you have to remember to keep stopping and looking around. That’s not really a problem though is it?


I did a cooking class with the awesome Ashley from The Kitchen Coach. Food really is my thing and I think Ash is my spirit animal. I could have talked about fermentation and problems with teflon with her for ages.


And I ate some ahmahzing food.


As a mum I know I don’t put myself or my priorities first as much as I probably should. It’s always about the girls or family or hubby or the house… It took me some time while I was away to relax and know it was ok to do this. A big thank you to Jaye and Jen for helping me see that I really should do things for me more often – at least one joyful “me” thing a day. Today it is writing this post.

When was the last time you did something for yourself? Have you ever been on health retreat?

S x









  1. Truth be told I have never heard of a ‘health retreat’, but it certainly looks and sounds like a brilliant idea. I’d love to be able to immerse myself in tranquil scenes of nature and just soak it all in. I don’t know how commonplace these are but it’s certainly something I’d consider doing if the opportunity ever arises. Thank you for sharing this post.


    1. Holy crap – I had some time to do some blog maintenance and saw your comment only now Sarah! You should do it. It was so lovely. I seriously am going to try and make it a priority to go each year. xx


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