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 it’s affordable at just $145 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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Centre for Mind Body Spirit (Gordon, VIC)

This wellness and retreat centre is located about an hour from Melbourne, on 10 acres of bushland. They run Wellness Day Retreats for small groups. which would enable you and your friends to take some time out and recharge your batteries. The day starts with a gentle yoga and meditation class and is followed by a cooking class. You will, of course, sample the gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan meal you have created, as this will be your lunch. You then have free time to explore the countryside, relax in the infrared sauna or book an optional massage or reiki session.

Your day would start at 9.30am and finish at 4pm at a cost of $75pp. They need a minimum of 4 people for a private group.

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The Natural Path Health & Detox Retreats (Adelaide, SA)

The Natural Path caters specifically to your health goals, ensuring you spend the right amount of time restoring your body to a sense of well-being and happiness. They offer a Deluxe Day Retreat which includes a full Health and Nutrition Consultation, a Counselling and Well-being Consultation, a Massage, a Facial, an Infrared Sauna, a guided private Meditation session, healthy snacks and a nutritious 2-course meal. All this in five hours for just $645 pp!

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Ripple Retreats (East Fremantle, WA)

Green Goodness Co offers one-day yoga and meditation retreats to help you nourish your body with yoga, raw foods and fresh juices, and to balance your mind and heart with breathing, deep relaxation and meditation. As well as morning tea, lunch and fresh juices, you’ll participate in five education and experiential sessions. You’ll receive a ten-day post-retreat online integration package to help anchor and extend the five core principles you have learned. This one-day retreat is the perfect opportunity to recharge and rebalance.

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Living Valley (Kin Kin, Noosa Hinterland, QLD)

Not sure if you’re counting but can’t resist adding a sixth retreat! 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.

You’ll find many more retreats on the Retreat Me Happy Events page.


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.