Nourish Yourself Retreat
Friday 3 September 12pm to Sunday 5 September 11am
Feeling exhausted from the daily routine and keen for some time out to rest, restore, nurture and nourish yourself? Then this retreat is for you. You will be in safe hands with two highly experienced accredited health practitioners, Jo Gibbs (www.treathealthcare.com.au) and Alison O’Sullivan (www.optiliv.com.au). Between the two of them, they have a combined 50 years’ experience in healthcare – their knowledge, experience, compassion and practical skills will guide and nurture you to feel safe, rested and reinvigorated.
This 3 day retreat held at the Beautiful Summer House on the Surf coast is the perfect location to unwind, rest, eat well and take in all that nature has to offer. The retreat offers a perfect balance of relaxation activities, education sessions, guided walks, sunset viewings, and amazing chef prepared food to lead you to experience optimum health and wellbeing and gain that re-charge you are craving.
The Summer House Jan Juc
5 Camrose Court, Jan Juc
Nested on ½ acre in the seaside town of Jan Juc. The Summer House is an extensively renovated homestead, it features quaint, nostalgic, country charm and additionally it hosts a beautiful yoga studio on site and a solar heated mineral pool.
Shot at The Summer House Torquay
- Gentle yoga practices to allow you to unwind and become in-tune with your body
- Meditation/Mindfulness sessions to restore peace and calm to your mind
- Health Education/coaching session – with a focus on Nutrition and your wellbeing
- Morning movement and Yoga Nidra Practice to calm your nervous system and to create flow
- A wonderful packaged gift for each guest – thoughtfully prepared by Treat self-care
- Sunset visit to Torquay Front beach
- Early morning guided cliff walk along Jan Juc’s coastline
- Nourishing and wholesome meals prepared by your own private chef, Viviana Bastidas – a local and very talented chef. For more information and to view some of Viv’s amazing food please visit her Instagram page @dinewithviv or visit her website dinewithviv.com.au
- Cooking demonstration – including tips on how you can replicate Viv’s magic at home
- Bath robes, and luxurious bath products to compete the ultimate pamper experience
- Access to tea and coffee all weekend and nourishing snacks
- Use of the beautiful solar heated mineral pool and relaxing in a sun lounge afterwards
More about the Hosts/Facilitators
This weekend is all about being nourished and cared for. With Jo and Alison you are in experienced and safe hands.
Jo has a lifelong career in healthcare and is passionate about health awareness, meditation and stress prevention. She is a hospital and university trained registered nurse with qualifications and professional training in mindfulness (MBSR and MBCT), meditation and counselling, both in Australia and internationally. Jo has trained in Hatha, Yin and Iyengar yoga and has participated in mindfulness, meditation and yoga workshops with both senior and international teachers from around the world. Jo also trained as an aromatherapist in Canada and a beauty therapist and Reiki practitioner in Byron Bay.
Jo is the founder and director of Treat Healthcare which provides comprehensive wellbeing supports for organisations and individuals. Treat sessions have been delivered to over 5000 healthcare and teaching staff in London, Brisbane and Melbourne since 2014. With Jo’s relaxed and practical approach, participants learn how to find important moments of self-awareness, calm, and clarity to help them navigate life’s many stressors and help support their own health, relationships and well-being. Jo is currently studying a Master of Counselling to provide extra therapeutic support to individuals and groups. Jo has three teenage daughters, four rescue animals and a busy medical husband, so understands the demands and dilemmas of modern day life.
Alison is a highly experienced Health and wellbeing consultant having worked in healthcare industry for 23 years. She is an Accredited Occupational Therapist and Health Coach. She has worked as a Manager, Project Lead, Occupational Therapist and more recently a Workforce Wellbeing Coordinator in a large health service – including supporting a workforce of 5000 through the Pandemic.
Alison now consults into businesses regarding health and wellbeing strategies and programs, provides 1:1 Health coaching sessions and arranges wonderful retreats such as these.
Her authentic approach to coaching ensures your unique requirements are taken into account. Given her extensive healthcare experience her recommendations and approach always consider science and best practice to ensure optimum benefit and safety. Alison has completed additional studies in Mindfulness leadership and Health Coaching. Her Health Coaching training included detailed study of Nutrition, coaching and holistic wellbeing.
Alison is a busy mum to two girls so certainly appreciates the constant juggle of family, work and life. Her aim is support you to thrive and be the best and healthiest version of yourself to live a happy and fulfilling life.
FRIDAY 3 September
12.00pm-2.00pm – Arrive and settle into your room. Unpack, and relax by the pool and beautiful surrounds of the Summer House.
2.00pm – Afternoon tea and mocktails prepared by our private chef. Jo and Alison will guide you through the weekend and get to know you in a relaxed, informal setting.
5.15pm-6.00pm – Sunset Visit to Torquay Front Beach. Alison will take those that are interested in a drive down to the Torquay front beach to view the sunset.
6.15pm-7.30pm – Dinner (a glass of wine to accompany dinner will be available for those guests that are interested).
7.30pm-8.45pm – Restorative Yoga/Meditation. Jo will guide you through a gentle Yoga practice and complete the experience with a Mindful meditation.
SATURDAY 4 September
7.00am-8.00am – Morning movement and Yoga Nidra practice. You can of course just rest/sleep in if you would prefer – be guided by what your body requires.
8.45am-9.45am – Breakfast – wholesome breakfast served with a variety of options for guests.
11.00am-12.00 – Health Education session – Nutrition and your Wellbeing – Alison will guide the group through general wellbeing principles, including a self-reflection wellness wheel activity and provide an overview of the link between Nutrition and Mental Health.
12.30pm-2.00pm – Lunch and cooking demonstration with Viv our Private Chef.
2.00pm – 6.00pm – Free time – to either curl up with a book, have a dip in the lovely pool, go for a walk by the beach or even take a nap.
We can also arrange a massage for you if you are interested within this time slot – please let us know when you book.
6.00pm-7.30pm – Dinner (a glass of wine to accompany dinner will be available to those guests that are interested).
7.30-8.45pm – Yin Yoga and Meditation. Jo will guide you through a beautiful practice, together with the inclusion of Aromatherapy Essential Oils to complete the relaxation and sensory experience.
SUNDAY 5 September
7.30am-9.00am – Guided walk of the local area, including the wonderful coastline and nature trails.
Of course If you would prefer a sleep in, or alternatively a more intense workout such as a run, you can choose to do your own activity in this time. Fresh fruit will be available prior to brunch in the kitchen.
9.30am – 15 minutes of Mental Fitness and clarity (Mindfulness Practice). Jo will guide you through a brief practice before a farewell brunch.
9.45am-10.45am – Brunch – A wonderful brunch prepared by Viv to close the retreat. Jo and Alison will guide you through a reflection process.
11.00am – Check out and close.
(The above timetable may vary slightly in terms of timing based on the group and their requirements on the weekend).
- $1150 per person early bird (Twin share – with shared bathroom and separate toilet) or $1295 after June 30th
- $1275 per person early bird (Twin share – with Ensuite) or $1360 after June 30th
Single room price: Please contact us for a price and availability.
All inclusive: as per listed above.
How to book
Please email Alison at [email protected] to book or make an additional enquiry.
50% deposit required to book your spot. An invoice will be issued once you book. Don’t miss out – book now, invest in you!
Balance required 30 days prior to the retreat date.
No refunds – but change of dates can be considered on a case by case basis.