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Nirvana Wellness Retreat Gold Coast

70-acre retreat sanctuary

Let our sanctuary become yours.

Take a step back from life’s daily pressures, business and complications and connect with your essence in one of the world’s most beautiful meditation-based yoga retreat centers, Nirvana Wellness Retreat in the Gold Coast hinterlands.

Take time out

Weekend RetreatIf you are feeling stressed-out … or would like to get a handle on a tough issue you may be trying to cope with … or if you want to replenish your inner energy to live your life to your fullest – then taking a personal retreat can be beneficial on many levels.

At the Nirvana Wellness Retreat, we offer a quiet place in a rural setting to personalise your retreat experience.

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The ultimate ‘me time’

Make our sanctuary, yours. Nestled in the stunning heights of the Gold Coast hinterland, with valley and ocean views, our retreat ‘Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary’ is only a 40 minute drive from Surfers Paradise. Come and surrender yourself to the beauty and healing environment. You will discover the ultimate ‘me time’.

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Ayurvedic cuisine

We offer a variety of retreats

We offer health retreats, yoga retreats, meditation retreats, detox retreats, emotional well-being retreats and more.  View our events calendar to see our program of upcoming retreats.

Our healthy and delicious meals are primarily vegan; however, to balance the meal, we could serve yoghurt, butter, white cheese and raw milk.  Read more about the cuisine at our retreat.

Retreat Accommodation

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Twin-share rooms

We offer twin-share rooms with shared bathroom facilities, but you can upgrade to a single room with ensuite depending on availability.  Learn more about the retreat accommodation & prices.

What is a yoga retreat?

Whether you’re new to retreats or a regular, a retreat will leave you feeling inspired to live a healthier, more peaceful and vibrant life.

Everything at retreat is relaxed, from the welcoming hosts who make you feel like family, to the gentle teaching styles of the activities, and the meals shared with other like-minded retreatants.

Retreat life is slow and easy. Simply enjoy some quiet time to reflect, reconnect with peace, and regain your focus

Once you’ve arrived, the hectic outside world quickly disappears amid the stillness and beauty of nature. You melt into the deeply relaxing world of calm breathing, gentle stretching, nature walks, and deep relaxation, and all whilst releasing stress and anxiety.

Reviews of our retreat

My experience at Nirvana Wellness Retreat I just have one word to define it… SPECTACULAR!!! It’s a little bit of heaven on earth for sure!!!

Joana Vale, Student of Certificate IV in Yoga Education

Benefits of a retreat

A meditation, detox or yoga retreat at the Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary can help you:-

  • Rejuvenate your mind and body
  • Lose weight
  • Increase longevity
  • Detoxify
  • De-stress
  • Improve your health

– Join us in a retreat if you simply feel you deserve a relaxing break and renewal!

Is this retreat the right one for me?

Ask yourself:

  • What is really important to me?
  • What steps can I take in order to gain inner peace, balance and harmony?
  • How can I lead a joyful and useful life?

At our Gold Coast retreat center you will learn to reduce stress and take a well deserved break for time to relax. We will help you to create an oasis from the hustle and bustle of your daily life with the peaceful atmosphere of the Nirvana Retreat.  The daily schedule of practices will help you recharge yourself.

Natural Environment and Philosophy

Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary provides the ideal, natural environment for physical, emotional and spiritual journey. We invite you to come and embrace the art of healthy living.

Through the natural environment and the practices of yoga philosophy, gentle exercise, meditation, relaxation, delicious, healthy vegetarian food and Ayurveda you will experience a renewed sense of health and wellbeing. Here you can feel at home, relax, and just be yourself.  Participate in as much or as little of the activities as you wish. Feel better by doing less.

Our retreat definition

You meet yourself
where the grass is already green enough
and uncover the way to really begin doing things differently,
without so much hurry, panic and pushing
to get to the other side.
Nature surrounds and embraces you
and she can help you too, if you would only let her.

Taking the first step starts by looking within,
to rest inside yourself,
ponder the yonder,
look into the wide, blue skies, the fluffy white clouds, the tall grass, and let the mind use it’s natural ability to heal itself and your body.

A perfect state of health and mind is possible.
It takes only a few seconds to start the change you need in life.
Are you ready for a stress-free life?

Let our sanctuary become yours.

Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Retreats

As a place for rest and renewal along your life’s journey, Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary provides the ideal environment for physical, emotional and spiritual rejuvenation. It radiates positive energy. This is a place of wordless relationship with nature and the human spirit. In terms of spiritual refreshment, intellectual and emotional stimulation, Australian vitality and the peace, and repose of a great rural estate, Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary offers an exceptional setting for radical wellbeing. The environment exudes a sense of the wholeness of life and provides the context for a deep and potentially transformative learning experience. Here you will find rejuvenation and often, new direction. You will find that you have touched a source of inspiration and are reminded that there are others who share their deepest values about life and its meaning.

Meet others with similar goals in an atmosphere that brings out the best in you. Celebrate your own special events to make them special occasions. Ordinary events become extraordinary experiences. A vibrant hub of laughter, creativity and conversation is experienced in communal areas such as kitchen, dining room, media and meeting rooms, gardens and breakout areas.

Typical Retreat Schedule

Timings are approximate

Day of Arrival

4pm onwards              Arrive. Register. Be orientated. Settle in.

6pm                             Dinner

7.30pm                        Introduction to the retreat theme, followed by Meditation and Deep Relaxation

8.30pm                        Inspirational movie

Day 2 and ongoing

7am                             Wake up gong

7.30am                        Gentle Yoga OR Meditation outdoors OR Meditation indoors followed by discourse.

8.30am                        Communal Breakfast and Personal Time

10.30am                      Group relaxed activities on offer, such as Mindful Art OR Gentle Yoga OR Walk and Talk, OR Swim OR Touch the Earth OR Health Talk OR Philosophy Talk

12.30pm                      Communal Lunch and Personal Time

2pm                             Yoga Nidra, deep relaxation

3.15pm                         Massages and Treatments start. Personal Time.

6pm                              Supper

7.30pm                         Meditation or Yoga or Chanting or Discussion

8.15pm                         Inspirational movie

Day of Departure

7am                             Wake up gong

7.30am                        Mindful movement, Gentle Yoga or Meditation

8.30am                        Communal breakfast and personal time

10.30am                      Mindful art or Informal walk and talk or Swim or yoga or Touch the Earth

11.30pm                      Gentle Yoga or Debrief.

1pm                             Communal lunch

2.30pm                       Pack up and leave the mountain.

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About Shanti Gowans

Shanti Gowans is the globally recognised author and founder of Shanti Yoga™, Meditation and Ayurveda for the self, family and community. Shantiji has brought the concepts and practices of a healthy body and a still mind to thousands of Australians through her Yoga and Meditation programs on national television.

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