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Well, it’s 2022, we’ve entered a new year, and we’ve also entered another year with COVID causing uncertainty and angst that doesn’t bode well for our health and wellbeing.
So, if your New Year’s resolution is to better look after your health (mental health included) – then why not consider booking yourself into a retreat where you can escape from life’s troubles to really focus on yourself.
Here’s just some of the health and wellness retreats we’ve found coming up in Adelaide and SA…
3 Day Adelaide Hills Wellness Escape
This rejuvenating and fully inclusive wellness retreat, guided by holistic health practitioners, will regenerate your body, mind and spirit. It includes daily yoga and wellness workshops (exploring therapeutic art and healing herbs), all meals throughout the 3 days, exclusive accommodation at Parkwood Retreat, and return transfers from Adelaide.
When: Retreats starting on 23 February 2022, and 6 April 2022 currently available.
Where: Departing Adelaide with activities around the Adelaide Hills, and luxury accommodation in Oakbank.
Cost: From $1975 pp.
For more information and to book visit: https://untamedescapes.com.au/tours/adelaide-hills-wellness-escape/
4 Day Yoga Retreat to the Fleurieu Peninsula
This wellness adventure on South Australia’s beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula is the ultimate soul shake up. Get away from the stresses of everyday life over four days filled with yoga, meditation, nutritious food and nature.
You can hike bushland, roam secluded beaches and kayak along rugged coastline then unwind at luxury accommodation nestled in nature. All meals are included along with return transfers from Adelaide.
When: Multiple dates available throughout the year with the next one starting Friday 18 March 2022.
Where: Departing Adelaide with activities in the Fleurieu Peninsula, and accommodation in Myponga (Lapito House)
Cost: From $2245 pp
For more information and to book visit: https://untamedescapes.com.au/tours/yoga-retreat-from-adelaide/
LifeFlow’s ‘Return to the source’ meditation retreat
Do you sometimes feel that life has lost it’s deeper meaning? Are you endlessly chasing, but not quite getting there? Even if you have achieved many things in life, it can still feel like something is missing.
This meditation retreat is all about helping you find that missing part by returning to the vibrancy of your senses. Instead of chasing more, this retreat will help you ‘return to the source’. You will also get the chance to relax in nature with everything taken care of including delicious vegetarian meals, comfortable accommodation and plenty of time and space for you.
When: Friday 11 March, 6.30pm – Monday 14 March 2022, 2pm
Where: Tara Hills Retreat Centre in the Adelaide Hills
Cost: From $877.50 pp
For more information and to book visit: https://lifeflow.com.au/upcoming-retreats/return-to-the-source-3-day-retreat-1-2022/
Note: If you’re interested in a meditation retreat to help calm your mind, but can’t make this one, LifeFlow have a number of other retreats later in the year – all with a different focus. Learn more at: https://lifeflow.com.au/meditation-retreats/
The Natural Path’s Health and Detox Retreats
The Natural Path offers Adelaide retreats tailored specifically to your health goals, ensuring you spend the right amount of time restoring your body to a sense of wellbeing and happiness.
You can take some time out while your muscles are massaged and rejuvenated, float away into total relaxation while nourishing your skin in a deluxe facial that has you glowing for days, or take some quality time with a health professional to focus on overcoming health challenges that are holding you back from feeling energetic and healthy.
When: Enquire for a date and time that suits your needs
Where: Adelaide beachside location
Cost: 5 hour package starting from $645 pp, and overnight retreats starting from $1195 pp
For more information visit: https://www.naturalpath.info/health-detox-retreats-adelaide-south-australia
Align with Autumn – Weekend Women’s Wellness Retreat
This retreat is focussed on enjoying the transition of Autumn and all that it teaches us. Embrace changes and honour your needs as you take a weekend to dive in and really notice.
You’ll have the opportunity for reflection and growth, restoration and preparation. Activities include yoga, meditation, earth art, self-compassion workshop, self-massage and exploration of Autumn chi points, pranayama to shift stagnant energy and emotions, and more.
When: Friday 1 April 2022, 5pm – Sunday 3 April 2022, 3pm.
Where: Riverdell Spiritual Centre (51 Clifford Road, Hillier, SA 5116)
Cost: From $650 pp
For more information and to book visit: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/align-with-autumn-weekend-womens-wellness-retreat-tickets-246914948257
Heal Your Heart 3 Day Retreat
This retreat is offered to help hearts that are yearning for new strength, love and light, as well as forgiveness, especially as new and uncertain changes unfold in our world. Feel inspired and supported as you journey deeper than you previously have to find your inner self.
You will be guided to know and nurture yourself so that spontaneous healing takes place, and encouraged to love life abundantly and all it has to offer. Activities include guided meditation and mantra, spiritual journaling, herbal tea workshop, chakradance (all 7 chakras and the heart chakra).
When: Friday 4 March 2022, 4pm – Sunday 6 March 2022, 4pm
Where: Riverdell Spiritual Centre (51 Clifford Road, Hillier, SA 5116)
Cost: From $518 pp
For more information and to book visit: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/heal-your-heart-3-days-2-nights-retreat-tickets-244813512807
‘Sol Connection’ Women’s Nature Retreat
Louise from Sol Sessions Yoga & Tash from South Folk Collective team up to offer a weekend filled with yoga, art, surfing, nature, connection, whole foods and good times.
In life, connection is one of the primal elements for survival. Too many people are moving through their days disconnected from the world around them. This weekend will give you the space to reconnect.
When: Friday 28 January 2022, 6pm – Sunday 30 January, 1pm
Where: Inman Valley (329 Strangways Road, Inman Valley, SA, 5211)
Cost: $792.34 pp
For more information and to book visit: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sol-connection-womens-nature-retreat-tickets-201301778037
Sophia Centre’s Rest and Restore 1 Day Retreat
This retreat gives you a break from responsibilities and worries, to experience relaxation, and learn manageable self-care strategies. Facilitator Mandy Price is a trained Counsellor and Wellness coach and she uses the tools of silence, nature, movement, music and story-telling to create this retreat day.
These activities are weaved throughout the day, allowing you to connect with yourself on a deep physical, mental and emotional level.
When: Sunday 27 February 2022, starting at 9.30am
Where: Sophia Centre (255 Cross Road, Cumberland Park, SA, 5041)
Cost: $148.79 (concession), $159.34 (earlybird price, for bookings up to 13 February), and $190.99 general admission
For more information and to book visit: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/rest-and-restore-retreat-tickets-239737670827
3 Day Ultimate Barossa Retreats Wellness Sanctuary
Our Retreats are all about reconnecting with yourself and connecting with likeminded people. Enjoy welcome drink, local platter, oracle card readings, balancing your chakra, vision boards, stone messages, affirmations & intent. The uniqueness of our Retreat is you get to choose your experiences, from in house massages, facials, body wraps, psychic readings, Art & Craft Mindfulness, Yoga, Meditation, Floatation Tanks & Bonsai Workshops, then we tailor your personalised itinerary.
When: Next Retreat 4th & 5th February, 11th & 12th February, then the first weekend in every month for rest of the year.
Where: Ultimate Barossa Retreats in Tanunda, Barossa Valley
Cost: From $310 pp twin share, single rate from $500 pp
For more information and to book visit: https://ultimatebarossaretreats.com.au/
If you know of an upcoming health and wellness retreat that we’ve missed, or are offering a retreat you would like to be included in this guide, please get in touch. Email: [email protected]