Do you keep telling yourself that one day you'll take a weekend off to do something for yourself?
But then you think to yourself, NO I can't because ...
I'd feel too guilty spending that much money on myself.
The house would fall apart if I was gone for a whole weekend.
Who'd look after the kids and run them around all weekend?
The very fact THAT your first thought was worrying about everyone else is exactly why you NEED to get away.
What about two whole nights without you having to plan a thing?
Relax, reconnect, learn and laugh so that you return home feeling revived.
It's not your fault that you haven't been able to prioritise yourself. A mums entire way of being is focused on making sure everyone else is ok first.
But unless you start to prioritise yourself you will not be able to continue giving to those around you. As the saying goes 'you can't pour from an empty cup.'
Mums’ Revive Retreat is so much more than a girls weekend away…
It’s a weekend without the stress of planning and organisation.
It’s a weekend to relax, reconnect and return home feeling revived.
The benefits of the retreat will stay with you long after you’ve left, filling your cup and equipping you with tools to tackle feeling overwhelmed once you return home.
On the Mums’ Revive Retreat You"ll Get...
If you’re insanely busy but want to slow down for your health.
If you’re stressed and overwhelmed with everything and need time to rest.
If you’ve been operating on auto-pilot and need sometime out without the stress of planning a weekend away.
The Mums’ Revive Retreat is for you.
The Mums' Revive Retreat will allow you time to relax, learn, laugh and reconnect with yourself so that you can return home and deal with daily challenges more easily just like these other mums who've come on past retreats.
When and where is it?
Hi, I’m Narelle a wellness coach and Yin & Nidra Yoga instructor with a background in education I know the importance of staying healthy both mentally & physically. It’s only in recent years that I’ve also come to understand the importance of rest and making sure my cup is full to continue giving to my family.
As a business owner, mum and through my work supporting families and children on the autism spectrum like my own I know first hand the challenges of carrying the extra load associated with caring for children with additional needs. The extra mental load can start to take a toll on your confidence, self-esteem and health which potentially can lead to stress-related illnesses and burn out.
The Mums’ Revive Retreat is an opportunity to have some respite, time to rest, relax and fill your cup. It’s also time and space for you to reconnect back with you.
When I’m not helping families implement routines to save them time you’ll find me enjoying a good book, cooking, listening to a podcast because I love learning, camping, walking, doing yoga or enjoying sunny days on a local beach.
You have been dreaming of this getaway for so long now is the time for you to put yourself first. Book your weekend in 2021 at the Mums' Revive Retreat and feel like the Mums who've come on previous retreats.
Why not come with a friend? Twin share accommodation with king single beds. The cheaper twin share bunk beds can also be purchased as a single. There’s also the option of a single room with queen bed.
All linen is provided. The home is located in beautiful Anglesea, close to Point Road Knight beach.
Ideal for exploring the beach and the bush. Huge living areas with open fire place, dining areas, two deck areas and four bathrooms.
Members only Facebook Community
A members only Facebook community to connect with each other before the weekend. No awkward small talk when you arrive on the weekend because you will feel like you have been friends forever.
Healthy, nutritious meals and snacks are provided from Friday afternoon till Sunday morning tea.
They’ll be from local suppliers and Geelong businesses. Wine on arrival on Friday, organic tea and coffee throughout the weekend. We’re happy to accommodate all dietary requirements.
Plenty of free time
There’ll be plenty of opportunity for free time.
You may just like to curl up with a book on one of the decks or in front of the open fireplace.
With the beach right on the doorstep you can take a walk on your own or on a guided beach walk Sunday morning.
Two 1-hour wellness workshops to help you look after your health and manage stress taken by Narelle a Wellness Coach for Simply Happy.
You’ll return home with strategies to help you better cope when life feels overwhelming especially if your carrying the extra load associated with caring for children with additional needs (NDIS payments for Self or Planned Managed Plan available as training for carers).
Yin & Nidra Yoga Session
Relax into the weekend with a relaxing Yin Yoga & Nidra yoga session. It will help to calm both your mind & body. No yoga experience needed.
1-hour nutrition workshop with Kate a naturopath from Geelong Functional Medicine during Sunday breakfast to help you prepare high energy, nutritious breakfasts to get through your day.
Kundalini Yoga Session
Experience the benefits of grounding Kundalini Yoga and Reiki healing with Angel from Elkemy. No yoga experience required
Enjoy on-site pampering with a massage and facial. These will be conducted in house over the retreat weekend (additional cost – $95 for 45 minute massage or facial).
Kristin from Shweshwe Roots will be running resin jewellery making workshop to help you connect back into your creativity. You also have the option of using your own sentimental fabrics (additional cost – includes all materials and the 2hr workshop $69.95).
Complimentary access until the retreat to an online library of recorded Yin & Nidra Yoga classes and meditation recordings to help you switch off and calm both your mind and body. You can access it anytime and anywhere
The Mums' Revive Retreat will give you time and space to relax and recharge so that you return home feeling inspired and motivated.
I know making this decision is going to bring up a lot worries for you. You're not alone so here are some of the most common ones.
Due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding COVID-19, I’ll make a firm decision on whether it’s feasible and safe for each retreat to go ahead prior to the retreat commencement date.
If the retreat does not go ahead due to insufficient numbers, all payments will be refunded to the non-cancelling participant.
If the retreat cannot go ahead due to COVID-19 restrictions or extreme weather conditions an alternative date will be arranged. If you’re not able to attend the alternative date payments will be refunded to participants minus a $50 administration fee.
The $200 deposit is non-refundable. It’s to cover administration costs.
Participants who cancel their booking more than 4 weeks prior to the retreat commencement date will be eligible to receive a full refund minus the $200 non-refundable deposit.
Participants who cancel their booking less than 4 weeks prior to the retreat commencement date are not eligible for any refund. Their booking can be transferred to another participant that the participant has organised.
Participants who are not permitted to join the retreat due to health reasons or waiting for COVID-19 test results or who fall ill during the retreat will not be eligible for a refund.
It is only natural to feel this way because we are so use to always putting everyone else first.
By taking some time out you are also reconnecting with yourself so you can be the best possible mum you can be.
You’ll learn some strategies to help you cope better as a mum.
Remember a happier mum is more fun to be around.
Give your partner the opportunity to spend quality time with his kids.
I’m sure there will be lots of fun and spoiling over the weekend.
You might even be surprised how well your partner steps up to the job.
If all else fails I will send you a ‘Dad Proof’ checklist to help you feel at ease that everything that needs to be taken care of will be done.
Yin Yoga is a quiet practice that slows down movement and focuses on a spiritual connection with your mind and body.
Yin Yoga involves holding deep poses (shapes) for longer periods of time. A pose may last a minute or 2, or even up to 5 minutes. By holding shapes your body’s tissues lengthen and release, leaving your muscles feeling as though they have been relaxed or massaged.
This practice can improve your range of motion and help strengthen and heal reoccurring injuries. Yin Yoga can correct habitual posture problems, leaving you balanced and in control. It also releases stress, worry and unease.
The slow movements encourage you to sit with your emotions and learn to accept them. The stillness in Yin Yoga is meditative and restorative. It offers a chance to connect to your mind, body and spirit.
The Yin yoga sessions are perfect for all levels of fitness and abilities. Whether you’re starting out, have an injury or have practiced before I’ll give you options to make sure the practice is safe.
Kundalini Yoga is considered the most comprehensive of yoga traditions, combining physical postures (asanas) with breath control (pranayam), meditation, chanting (mantras) and relaxation.
Kundalini Yoga works on every aspect of the mind, body and spirit. It is a practice for everyone regardless of age, fitness and experience and is one of the fastest working yoga’s connecting you to your potential.
Kundalini Yoga is a safe and effective way to reduce stress and anxiety and bring balance to the body, mind and soul.
On the Mums’ Revive Retreat you’ll have access to two one-hour sessions.
During workshops we’ll unpack how you’ve been feeling, what your biggest health struggle is and how to manage stress.
You’ll return home with strategies to help you better cope when life feels overwhelming especially if your carrying the extra load associated with caring for children with additional needs (NDIS payments available for Self & Planned Managed Plans under training for carers).
Yoga Nidra is a sleep-based, conscious GUIDED meditation. The meditation is 20 minutes. I promise it will feel like 10 minutes. Your body sleeps while your mind is awake taking in the guided instructions. It’s complete REST for both your mind and body.
Nidra Yoga is a great way to let your body rest and balance your rest-activity cycle. You get all the benefits of meditation, as well as sleep.
Practicing Yoga Nidra for just 20-minutes is equivalent rest for your body to an extra 2 hours of sleep. Getting to sleep and staying asleep is also improved with a regular Yoga Nidra practice.
We’re quick to invest in our kids sporting opportunities, even new shoes that they need but when it comes to our own needs we put them last. By prioritising yourself you are reinforcing to yourself how important you really are.
How long have you been running on empty? You can’t afford to not take up this opportunity to recharge and revive yourself.
You’re investing in your health that will save you money in the future.
There’s an initial deposit of $200.
The balance can be paid over weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments after the deposit.
Take the retreat home with you, leave feeling energised and equipped to tackle feeling overwhelmed in your everyday life.
Return home feeling just like women who've come on previous retreat.
2pm-5pm Optional massage or beauty therapy (additional cost)
5pm Yin & Nidra Yoga session
6pm Unwind with local produce antipasto board, a glass of wine and meet all the other women
7pm Dinner. Locally prepared 2 course nutritious meal (all dietary requirements catered for)
8.30am Kundalini Yoga and reiki session
9.30am Breakfast available for 1-hour. A selection of fresh fruits, muesli and local bakery goods that you can help yourself too.
10.30am Wellness Workshop “Manage the juggle with strategies to simplify your life so that you can work smarter not harder.”
11.30am Morning tea. A selection of fruit and locally prepared healthy cake and slice.
12pm Free time
12pm -5pm Optional massage, facial and jewellery making class (additional cost).
1.30pm Lunch. Locally prepared home made soup and selection of breads.
6pm Unwind with local produce antipasto board and a glass of wine.
7pm Dinner. Locally prepared vegetarian dinner (all dietary requirements catered for).
9am Breakfast with a 1-hour Nutrition workshop while enjoying a selection of fresh fruits, museli and local bakery goods.
10am Wellness Workshop “How to help you incorporate self care and rest into your life.”
11am Morning tea
1pm Check out
I encourage you to take the opportunity to take some time for yourself to enjoy lunch before your return home.
You've been operating on auto-pilot for far too long. Unless you start to prioritise yourself you will not be able to continue to give to those around you. Life will carry on as it is unless you take a break, relax and start giving back to yourself.
Treat yourself with a retreat in 2021. Time for you to relax, reconnect and learn without planning a thing.
By the beach in stunning Point Road Knight, Victoria (near Anglesea)
Accommodation, all meals, drinks, activities, yoga, wellness and nutrition workshops are included.