Living the Good Life • Wellness Retreat • Summer Escape

27 December 2021 to 3 January 2022

Life-changing and inspirational 8 days of Yoga, Relaxation and Ayurveda

Or join us just for the New Year’s Eve dinner and New Year’s day (see below).

  • Unplug and recalibrate with nature and the simpler things in life.
  • Less is more.
  • Reconnect with essence.
  • Ground yourself in your breath.
  • Slow down, unwind, relax in a hammock, swim in the waterfall, read a book, do some gentle yoga, meditate and be at peace.

Take the step that love invites and fear resists.
Stop a while and reduce the wear and tear of haste.
Lubricate your life with ease and grace.
Take time out in a quiet place.
Be. Simply be in the stillness of your heart,
that your heart may be in all that you do.
Come into the quiet.
Silence betrays the noise inside our lives.
Take silence by the heart and lead into the heart of peace.
New Year, New You. [/perfectpullquote]

Residential program

Every day there will be two gentle, healing yoga practices that focus on breathwork, yoga stretching and mindfulness, in our own 70 acre, peaceful Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary. Featuring Ayurvedic teachings, vegetarian cooking workshops, daily mindfulness meditation and gentle yoga, nature walks, Ayurvedic massages, delicious vegetarian food and time for R&R.

We honour the elements of earth, air, fire and water, and harness the energy of the sun, the moon, the planets and the stars, and thus gain access to universal energy to contribute to the enlightenment and evolution of humanity.

Cleansing is not just about ‘magic’ pills, sitting on the toilet for days or starving yourself. Medicine, elimination and diet must work together with education to safely eliminate the toxins we all have stored in our body’s tissues and memories.

December 27, 2021 – 3 January 2022  Mon- Mon 
THE CALLING OF JOY: How to live, love, laugh and last a lifetime
8 days, 7 nights celebrating the old, welcoming the new year.
Unplug and recalibrate with nature and the simpler things in life.
Less is more. Reconnect with essence. Ground yourself in your breath.
Slow down, unwind, relax in a hammock, read a book and be at peace.

Life-changing and inspirational 8 days, 7 nights of restoration, relaxation, gentle yoga and Ayurveda. New year, new you. The new year invites a new beginning. Although Christmas and the holidays can be wonderful, for so many of us the stress and bustle of the season can make it even more challenging to slow down and stay connected to our true selves and the source of our well-being. Extra errands, social gatherings, and added pressure we put on ourselves to be and do it all, leave us feeling worn out, overextended and anxiety-ridden instead of being centered and at ease. This is why, when the holidays are over, it is so important to retreat into the beauty of your soul and allow yourself the space for healing and rejuvenation.

Brace yourself for a life-transforming week…a week of RnR in nature, at Nirvana Wellness Retreat Sanctuary could be just what the doctor ordered. It offers you a rare opportunity to step away from the noise and busyness of your daily life. Craft your best year ever by making small changes each day that are barely recognisable, but they create new habits that stick and drive your life in the direction. Yes, these small shifts will equal huge transformation. Through immersion in gentle yoga, Ayurveda and guided mindfulness meditations tune in to the voice of your soul and let it guide you and into crystal clear focus what you are here to contribute and who you really are.

@ Nirvana Wellbeing Retreat Sanctuary.
$2450 for twin share, all meals, activities, program
$2800 solo, shared facilities, all meals, activities, program


December 31st, 2021 

The last day of the year. Let’s make it a happy one.
The end of the year is a great time to put the past in the past, and start anew.
Join with the sangha at Nirvana Wellbeing Retreat Sanctuary, as we celebrate the New Year’s eve Shanti Yoga style, with fun and food!
1.  Welcome drink: Delicious pineapple sage, tulsi, and mint iced green tea
2.  Mocktail and Nibbles.
3. Mushroom schnitzels and Vegetable pakoras with fluffy mashed potato and Nirvana Spring water.
4. Spanakopita and Garden salad with Nirvana herbs and home grown, sweet cherry tomatoes
5. Dessert: Sooji Halwa with cashew nuts, sultanas and home made ice-cream
6. Nirvana Chai
7. Lindt chocolates
Venue: Nirvana Wellbeing Sanctuary, Beechmont
Fee: $295. Non residential.

January 2022: The Year of You
Come, Recreate your Life with us

“The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.”
G.K. Chesterton


Jan 1, 2022 7:30am – 8pm

Spend New Year’s day in mindfulness and reflection, just chilling in silence, with juices and delicious, fresh, tropical fruit. Come over for the day or stay a little longer. Something very special is happening right now.
“In silence we grow. In stillness we heal”
Welcoming the New Year. Still and Chill. The first day of the year. Let’s make it a happy and peaceful one.

Start 2022 with better health in mind, body, and spirit. It is important to have time off to recharge so that you can come back with some fresh legs to put your best foot forward.

The new year invites a new beginning. The process of setting intentions filled with possibilities and enthusiasm at the outset, often gets taken over by the conditioned mind. We can miss so much of Life unfolding when the attention is on the very small conversation of the “I, me, mine”.  What if, instead of struggling to ‘get’ what you want, to ‘try harder’ and attempt to be the ‘right person’ by changing yourself, you train yourself to find comfort in who you are, right here, right now? Imagine a life where you can just sit with yourself in acceptance, being the conscious, compassionate awareness that gracefully guides you to receive the life you choose, because, in fact, it is what you are.

Location: Nirvana Wellbeing Retreat Sanctuary, Beechmont, S.E. Queensland.
Fee: $395. Includes a day of silence at Nirvana Retreat, New year’s day fruit fast for breakfast and lunch

$1390. Includes shared accommodation for 2 nights, New Year’s Eve dinner, New year’s day fruit fast for breakfast and lunch and kitchiri dinner. Use of retreat facilities and program.

December 27 @ 16:00 — January 3 @ 16:00
4:00 pm — 4:00 pm (168h)

Nirvana Wellness Retreat

Shanti Gowans