Let’s face it, we’re all feeling the need to get away.

We’re all more home-bound than we’d like to be even though lockdowns are finally coming to an end and state borders are reopening.

The great thing is that retreats are starting to happen, particularly wellness retreats. Now is a time when we need to take care of ourselves and reward ourselves for the difficult year that we’ve had. There’s also a chance to develop hobbies, such as creativity or permaculture.

Our newly-listed retreats are spread across Australia. Take a look at these new offerings:

Retreat Me Happy - an introduction to permacultureHome Grown: An Introduction to Permaculture

20-22 November 2020 – Avoca, NSW

– Gardening, Health, Massage, Nature, Sustainability, Wellness



Just 1.5 hours’ drive south of the Sydney CBD, in the beautiful Southern Highlands, an exciting new retreat from the team at Springfield, is available for guests offering space to pause, rest, and restore in their fresh country air.

Home Grown: An Introduction to Permaculture allows attendees to explore a more sustainable and regenerative way of life. The retreat offers a delicious weekend in the country for those that want a taste of permaculture through hands-on learning in the garden, learning the skills they need to easily begin growing your own edible garden at home.

Guests will be part of a small group, with their hands in the dirt during the day, whilst enjoying luxury accommodation and food direct from the garden prepared by Springfield’s incredible Chef Eilish. Attendees will learn about the basic concepts of permaculture as they benefit from Farmer Pete’s 30 years experience as both an inspirational leader and a passionate hobby farmer. Home Grown is co-facilitated by the extraordinary Moss Vale Community Garden Guru, Jill Cockram.

Find out more at here.

Retreat Me Happy - yoga broomeYoga Retreat – Broome 2020

20-26 November 2020 – Broome, WA

– Wellness, Yoga, Women’s Retreat




This yoga and mindfulness retreat has been designed to give you the space and time to stretch out and connect your mind, body and spirit in a calm, relaxed, supportive environment.

By joining us for 7 days and 6 nights of blissful retreat at the gorgeous, award winning Mangrove Hotel, Broome, you can give yourself the time and space to truly unwind and decompress through yoga, mindfulness, meditation and rest.

We will provide you with opportunities to practice morning and evening, leaving your days free to relax by the pool, explore, reflect and meet with like-minded people.

For the more adventurous types and those bringing non-yogi partners, friends or family, optional tours and day trips will also be on offer.

Give yourself the time and space to truly unwind and decompress through yoga, mindfulness and meditation. Come home rejuvenated, rested and inspired.

Find out more here.

Retreat Me Happy - embrace your soulEmbrace your soul essence on sacred land

25-30 May 2021 – Ghan, Northern Territory

– Women’s Goddess Retreat



For women who want to feel Powerful, Peaceful & Purposeful – unleashing the Goddess within

Nourish your Soul – that part of you that you have been neglecting


  • DNA & Light Code Activations
  • Higher Self Integration
  • The Power of Intensive Group Healings
  • Revitalise your Mind-Body-Spirit
  • Come back transformed
  • Return home Sparkling & Brighter than ever
  • Inspire yourself & others
  • Remember who you are

All in a luxurious, supportive, non-judgmental, safe environment

Find out more here.

SCA Creative Women’s Pattern Design Retreat

25 October 2020 – Cairns, QLD

– Art Retreat, Creative Women, Patterns Design


Are you ready for a unique creative Retreat just for Women?


SCA Women’s retreats focus on you! This is the ideal place to create, be amongst likeminded women and be spoilt in beautiful surroundings.

It’s all art, all day, every day, and I’d love for you to join us!

This unique retreat focuses on teaching people how to create a pattern from absolute scratch. It is also bringing together women in a creative and relaxing environment to live all things surface pattern design. It will be a small group of 6-10 only!

You will be looked after from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave and for this week you will be able to become part of a helpful and structured group of like-minded women.

You will learn:

  • how to be inspired anywhere
  • how to create the right workflow for you
  • how to take the right photos using your iPad and iPhone that you can use without a scanner to create patterns
  • to understand the needed workflow in Photoshop and how to work successfully in layers and understand what you are doing
  • your way around Illustrator and learn how to use it effectively to create patterns
  • the basic ground rules of compositions and why some patterns work and some don’t
  • how to quickly construct your own colour palettes.

Find out more here.

What’s coming up in November/December

Apart from the retreats listed above, if you feel like you need to get away soon, it’s not too late to book for the following retreats:

So there’s plenty of retreats for you to consider. If none of them appeal to you, or if the timing’s not right, take a look at my website. You’ll find listings that’ll take you well into next year – https://retreatmehappy.com/

Now’s the time to plan ahead and give yourself something to look forward to.

Here’s to you in health, happiness and success!


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.