Wellness for Women: Meditation, Mindfulness, Yoga Retreat

Modern life is fast-paced and full of distractions. This weekend meditation, mindfulness and yoga retreat in beautiful Bundanoon, NSW is the perfect opportunity to experience deep relaxation and connect to the stillness within you.

About the Program

Taking time out for YOU is essential from time to time to reduce your stress levels and recharge your mental and emotional spirit.

As women, we’re adept at multi-tasking and combining family life with work and friendships. But sometimes our ‘cup’ gets a little drained and we need to top it up.

Running on half-empty can cause disharmony and imbalance internally and externally as you struggle to keep it all together. Taking time out for YOU is essential from time to time to reduce your stress levels and recharge your mental and emotional spirit.

Join us for a weekend to focus on improving your emotional health and wellbeing. Using gentle methods of yoga and movement, meditation and mindfulness activities, this workshop will help you build a framework of self-care strategies to improve your emotional equilibrium, balance your nervous system and your responses to life’s challenges.

17 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Hours Available for Health Practitioners. 

Program Dates

11-13 October 2024

Program Fees

If you are being funded by the NDIS click here for Pricing and how to register.

Single room: $1,500
Share room: $1,300
Includes accommodation, meals and program

Fees effective 1 July 2023

Venue

Quest for Life Centre, 13-33 Ellsmore Road
Bundanoon NSW 2578 – Google Maps

A Meditation, Mindfulness & Yoga Retreat

  • 3 days | 2 nights (from 4pm Friday to 2pm Sunday)
  • Develop a simple yet profound mindfulness meditation practice
  • Take time out from the busyness of life
  • De-stress, rest and restore your body and mind
  • Enjoy a delicious, nutritious wholefood diet and time in nature
  • Increase your self-awareness and happiness

Limited places

Set within 9 acres of manicured gardens in Bundanoon in the Southern Highlands, NSW. From the moment you enter the drive, you will begin to feel renewed, refreshed and inspired.

Participants can expect to:

  • Gain a deep understanding of the philosophy and practice of meditation
  • Learn a range of effective tools for dealing with stress and anxiety
  • Understand the nature of the thinking mind – its strengths and limitations
  • Understand how ‘excessive thinking’ leads to stress and how stress affects your health and wellbeing
  • Learn to relax physically, unwind emotionally and calm a busy mind
  • Acquire skills for dealing with anger and frustration, becoming less emotionally reactive and more tolerant
  • Develop self-esteem and compassion as you connect with your true, spiritual nature

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You will be nurtured, nourished and restored with the confidence to embrace your life again.

Arrival and Departure

  • Friday Arrival 2-3pm. Dinner, accommodation, welcome session and workbook.
  • Saturday breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, accommodation and all sessions
  • Sunday Departure after lunch. Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, and all sessions.
  • Plenty of onsite parking is available
  • You can be picked up and dropped at the Bundanoon train station (City Link and Country Link trains stop at Bundanoon)
  • Best trains to catch (book well in advance)
    – From Sydney Central Station Depart 12.01pm
    – From Canberra Kingston Depart 11.55am

Accessibility

Discuss any accessibility or mobility requirements with the Program Adviser when you book in. Quest has a wheelchair accessible room/ensuite.

Delicious meals and snacks

  • We serve delicious freshly prepared meals using the principles of SLOW – Seasonal, Locally-sourced, Organic, Wholefood as far as possible. The Quest veggie garden supplies seasonal produce.
  • Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free, Sugar Free, Vegan are no problem! Our chef can work with allergies and intolerances as listed with prior notice – all special dietary requirements can be discussed with the Program Advisor at the time of booking.
  • Breakfast is served from (8.30-9.30am), Lunch (1-2pm), Dinner (6-7pm)
  • Freshly pressed juices are served for morning and afternoon tea along with delicious snacks.
  • Teas, coffee, filtered water and fresh fruit are available at any time.
  • Please note that the Quest for Life Centre maintains an environment that is alcohol and non-prescription drug free. A participant will need to leave the program if found to be drug or alcohol affected.

Enquire or book into this program

You can call between 9.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday on 1300 941 488 to speak to a Program Advisor or complete the form below and we will be in contact.

What previous attendees have said:

“Arriving at the beautiful 9-acre estate was the beginning of an unforgettable experience. The Quest facilitators were inspiring and engaging, fostering a supportive and confidential environment where everyone felt heard and connected. I left with invaluable life skills for recognising and managing stress, along with a sense of rejuvenation from the yoga and meditation sessions. The fabulous, nutritious meals were also a highlight. I left with new friends, feeling light, relaxed, and very content.”
Caz, Wellness for Women, May, 2024

Funding Options for Residential Programs

Self-Funding

Quest subsidises all privately or self-funded places to ensure the cost of our programs remains affordable to individuals. This allows us to reduce the fee from $4,400 to $2,800.

$2,200 Shared room (Early bird* $2,100 – must be paid 30 days in advance)
$2,800 Single room (Early bird* $2,700 – must be paid 30 days in advance)

Fees effective 1 July 2023.

Subsidies and Financial Help

Through generous grants, donations and fundraising, additional subsidies and financial help is available for a range of circumstances and anyone experiencing financial stress will be considered. We review each case individually and we do not means test. All applications are conducted via phone with a friendly member of the Programs intake team.

NDIS

Quest is a registered NDIS Provider. Residential Programs can be funded through plan-managed and self-managed NDIS plans.

DVA

We work with Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) White Card or Gold Card holders to make applications to the DVA Health Approvals Board.

Worker’s Comp Insurance

Residential programs can be covered by workers compensation insurance on a case-by-case basis.

Call our Programs Advisers Today
1300 941 488