Sanctuary of Self Byron Bay 2019

**2019 Dates TBC**





  • Join us as we explore the mind, body and soul connection to sensuality and self-love on this 
  • 5 day, 4 night retreat in the magical hinterland of Byron Bay. 
  • With a nourishing blend of mindful practices - exploring various meditation techniques and feminine movement (including my signature Sensual Yoga classes), as well as soulful workshops, group discussions and sacred ritual - this retreat will leave you with a deep sense of self-worth, renewed self-belief and contentment.  
  • As women, we have been brought up in a world that values the masculine over the feminine and as such, many of us are disconnected to our femininity. Throughout this long weekend escape we will explore and awaken the divine feminine within each and every one of you.  
  • This intimate retreat will offer you a chance to not only connect in deeply with your true and authentic self, but it will also offer a chance to cultivate community as we share and create connections with each other through self-love activities, heart-centred discussions, movement, soulful practices and meditation.  
  • A beautiful balance of inner work and space to rest, you will have the opportunity to spend time on your own, exploring the sanctuary grounds and to connect deeply with the other sisters on retreat with you.  

Our home for the 5 days, nestled in the hills of Byron Bay’s hinterland, is a sanctuary which evokes calming serenity. With lush green grounds, a private lake, luxe swimming pool, sun deck, garden boardwalk, views of distant mountains and an expansive sky, it is the perfect space to relax and take some well-deserved time for yourself. 

Retreat price completely inclusive of:

  • 4 nights accomodation at our luxury, designer sanctuary 
  • All fresh, organic, locally-prepared, Vegan meals prepared by our personal chef
  • Daily Sensual Yoga classes 
  • Multiple daily meditation practices 
  • Self-love lessons on a variety of topics
  • Soulful practices and lessons
  • Sacred Cacao Ceremony 
  • Excursion to Crystal Castle, incl entry
  • Excursion to Byron Bay Lighthouse

Example Daily Schedule 7:00 am - Morning meditation practice 8:00 am - Nourishing vegan breakfast 10:00 am - Self-Love Lesson/Excursion 1:00 pm - Nourishing vegan lunch 3:00pm - Self-Love Lesson 5:00pm - Sensual Yoga Class 6:00 pm - Nourishing vegan dinner 7:30 pm - Evening soulful practices (Including plenty of free time for relaxation in between planned activities) *Order of events is subject to change depending on weather and planned excursions

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  • About our Villa 
  • Upon arrival, an ancient gong suspended over tumbling water, the sandstone archway and an aqua glimpse of the infinity pool encourage a casting off of all stress, to be replaced with deep calm and perhaps a quiver of anticipation. You’re drawn into the castle-like features of the living room with massive timber beams, a pitched roof constructed from old bridge timber and a huge sandstone fireplace that reaches all the way to the rafters. All around are signs of creativity and the hand of an artisan in love with their craft – be it in pieces from Africa, or India, or the locally created medieval light, the ten-seater table made from recycled wood and iron bolts. The living room spills out through antique Spanish doors to an expansive timber sundeck surrounded by a luscious tropical oasis and the beach-entry pool with its wharf jetty. Adjoining the pool deck, the outdoor thatched Gazebo beckons with another huge fireplace, perfect for ceremony. You'll be welcomed by friendly animals on the grounds - two dogs, two cats, two alpacas, nine chickens, one goose and an old horse named Bonnie will make you feel loved and immediately at home. 

About the rooms As this is an exclusive, intimate retreat, the bedrooms will be shared. You are welcome bring a friend and share the room together, otherwise we will match you up with a buddy. 

  • The Gallery: This extra large room is known for its stunning artwork and has one shared King sized bed, a large private ensuite and a private entrance. This room is for two people, sharing one king sized bed. $1850 per person
  • The Loft: This is a large, beautiful upstairs room with one shared King sized bed opening on to a beautiful balcony overlooking the grounds, along with a large private ensuite, including bath. This room is for two people, sharing one king sized bed. $1850 per person
  • Pool View: This medium sized bedroom has two King single beds, a deck with stunning bifold doors and shares a nearby bathroom. This is a shared room for two people, with individual beds. $1700 per person
  • Garden View: This medium sized room has two King single beds with grand windows overlooking the grounds and shares a nearby bathroom. This is a shared room for two people, with individual beds. $1700 per person

The Menu We have our own personal chef throughout the retreat to make all our home-cooked, nourishing meals. Specialising in delicious vegan dishes made with locally-sourced, fresh, organic produce, Monique's meals were a highlight of our first retreat. From her anectdotes about the origin of each dish to her signature garnish of edible flowers, meal-time became an anticipated part of our daily routine. 

  • Location 

Our beautiful villa is in Newrybar, New South Wales - only twelve minutes from Byron Bay town. Exact address will be provided upon booking.  

For interstate and overseas visitors, we recommend flying in to either Ballina Byron Gateway Airport (BNK) or Coolangatta Gold Coast Airport (OOL).  

Ballina Airport is ~ 20-30min drive Gold Coast Airport is ~ 50min drive 

  • Dates 

TBC

*As this is a long-weekend, please be mindful that flights may be priced higher than normal. To ensure the best deal, be sure to book your flights well in advance.

Day Trips  

Crystal Castle A highlight of the retreat for many, our visit to Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens will leave you in awe. Set on energetic laylines amongst the rainforest, with huge towering crystals and sweeping views of the hinterland, the energy of this site has to be experienced. The night before our visit, I will teach you all about how and why crystals work. 

Cape Byron Lighthouse At the eastern most point of Australia, the lighthouse has become an icon and is a must for any visitor to Byron Bay. One of our day trips will consist of the famous coastal walk up to the lighthouse and down to Little Wategos Beach for a grounding ocean meditation.

Want to know what it's really like? Read Cecilie's review of our last retreat here

  • Bookings 

We only have 8 spaces available for this retreat, so please be sure to book in ASAP.  

A deposit of $500 is required upon booking to secure your place, and full payment will be due 2-weeks prior to the retreat.`

PAYMENT PLAN OPTION: $500 deposit upon booking Then 3 x installments of $450 or $400 (depending on choice of room)

The $500 deposit is non-refundable. If you need to cancel your booking, you will receive your payment, less the $500 non-refundable deposit, back up until 2-weeks prior to the retreat. Any cancellations within a 2-week period of the retreat start date are unfortunately non-refundable. 

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Questions? Reach out to retreats@eleanorhadley.com and we will be happy to answer all your questions!