Sometimes, time really is at a premium. While it would be absolutely lovely to take an entire week (or several) to unwind and rejuvenate in a luxurious retreat – sometimes, you may only have a single day.

But don’t despair! Single day retreats do exist, and sometimes taking even one day out really can improve your frame of mind. A quick break, to de-stress, relax, and reboot your health will help you return to normal life the following day, with far more enthusiasm.

So check these out and let the relaxing begin.

Relax and Shine (Jimboomba, QLD)

Held on various dates, for each season, a one-day retreat at Relax and Shine might just be the ticket.

You’ll enjoy a yoga session, pranayama (breathing technique), guided meditation, head/neck/shoulder massage, foot bath, free relaxation time, nutritious food and more.

And its affordable at just $119 for the day.

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Billabong Retreat (45 Minutes From Sydney, NSW)

If you’re near Sydney, Billabong Retreats one-day retreats provide a perfect mini-escape from your busy lifestyle.

For just $200 per person, you can choose between massages, facials and private yoga classes scheduled to your needs between 9am and 2pm, enjoy a delicious lunch and afternoon tea, a wellness workshop and afternoon yoga class.

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Tamara Yoga One Day Retreat (Claremont, WA)

If you’re in Perth, a one-day yoga retreat at Tamara Yoga will help you relax, unwind and de-stress, with a variety of yoga sessions, guided meditation, and a nourishing, delicious lunch.

Costing $190, these days are run on specific dates, so you may have to plan in advance. But a peaceful day here will have you practically floating back in to work the next day.

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Abide Wellness Retreat (Narbethong, Yarra Ranges, VIC)

Abide Wellness Retreat is a short drive from Melbourne in the lovely Yarra Ranges. They have a range of retreat programs designed to improve your health and conquer stress. And while they have some incredible longer retreats – their one-day retreats might just give you an introduction to the help you need.

Choose to focus on weight loss, pampering, vegan food or a juice detox, starting from just $225. You’ll enjoy a combination of treatment, learning and nutritious food for the day, to reboot your health and vitality.

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Living Valley (Kin Kin, Noosa Hinterland, QLD)

If you’re looking for a little pure pampering, spa style, and happen to be in the Noosa Hinterland area, you might like to head for Living Valley – a health and detox retreat and wellness centre.

They offer a range of half day and full day spa packages, which include an organic gourmet lunch plus a combination of Russian steam baths, massage, facials, and manicures.

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Don’t underestimate the effects of a day…

As stated in the beginning, one day can be all it takes to recharge your batteries and provide you with a whole different outlook on life. With many one-day retreats you’re likely to learn new strategies or techniques that you’ll be able to use straight away, enabling you to start creating a happier and healthier lifestyle from that day forward.

Plus, it gives you a chance to ‘test drive’ a few retreat centres, so you can see whether you might like to immerse yourself in a longer program, when you do get the chance to invest a little more time.

The Retreat Lady
Author: The Retreat Lady

Sarah Willmott, founder of Retreat Me Happy is passionate about making Retreats accessible to everyone. She specialises in helping Retreats reach a wider audience by creating this online platform. By day Sarah sends care packages to help people feel better (she owns Feel Better Box) and by night she builds this website to help you find your perfect retreat.