Coming up: 13-15 September, 2019

Mary Valley, Queensland

“Get Your Happy On

in Spring”

Bush Retreat

“Get Your Happy On

in Spring”

Bush Retreat

….is now sold out.  Sorry!  Please let me know if you are interested in future retreats by registering below.

Come and enjoy the ‘Goldilocks’ weather at this special location – not too hot, not too cold.  Just right!

Join us for a weekend of relaxation, rejuvenation, fun and connection.

Enjoy the stunning surrounds of this mountain-top retreat with a small group of like-minded women and experience the true meaning of ‘Sanctuary’ – safe, private and peaceful.

Not only will you come away with a whole new perspective, but you’ll also have a new set of skills and resources that you can draw on when the going gets tough back in the real world.

Workshops and activities will explore the latest science-based techniques from the fields of neuroscience, positive psychology and mind body wellness.

As with all of our retreats, the focus will be to well and truly, to ‘Get Your Happy On.’

We do this by using scientifically proven, evidence-based techniques to promote the relaxation response.  Some of the activities we will be doing include gentle yoga, meditations, visualisations and breathing techniques.  These are all at an introductory level.  There will also be enough free time to relax even more, read or tackle something a little more physical such as hiking one of the beautiful walking tracks in the area.  These range from fresh to frightening!

For more information, see my FAQs below.


Here’s what previous retreat guests had to say…..


Kimberley’s a beautiful little powerhouse.  She’s warm and wonderful and has created this divine and safe space for women to embrace themselves – flaws and all.


I just wrote in my journal… the journey has just begun. Thank you my friend.


You’re amazing! Your life experience and knowledge blows me away. I think my favourite part was when we sat under the tree and did the mindfulness workshop… I felt so peaceful.


Thank you so much for our beautiful weekend. It was life-changing.  I feel nurtured and uplifted.


Kim I would like to thank you once again for giving me the opportunity to spend the weekend with some amazing women.  It was just what I needed it was a completely soul lifting experience and I came away feeling refreshed and renewed Just magic.


Thank you for having us this weekend Kimberley. You’re a legend and your retreat was fantastic. Very informative. I loved the workshops. I did some meditation with my daughter last night (she was having a rough time) and she loved it, definitely worked! And yoga and meditation this morning with the kids.  They all loved it. Thankyou!


I learnt a lot about my dreams, hopes and aspirations.


She is a wealth of knowledge and so real.  It has been wonderful to disconnect from real life and take some time out to learn about me.


Everyone was so welcoming. The location was amazing. Everything was just great.


Absolutely wonderful! A weekend ran by the gorgeous Kimberley, in a divine location with amazing women – oh, and the food!  What more could you ask for?!


I loved all the workshops – couldn’t just pick one part- they were all so good – loved the fact there were crafty stuff and mindfulness and self care. I especially loved the sense of connection between all the amazing women there, and the fact that whatever we were doing we could all have a good laugh…


All of it! The sunrise meditations are a divine way to welcome in a new day. The beautiful women we met and were honoured to spend our weekend with; Kim has a knack for louring in the most gorgeous souls. The food was absolutely delicious. And the women’s circle sendoff was heartwarming.


The retreat was tension-inhibiting, depression blitzing, good vibe inducing, rocking good time!


I have attended all of Kimberley’s past retreats and I always come home happier, blissed out and more even keeled. I’d recommend Kim’s retreats to my loved ones because I want them to feel nurtured too.


They make you realise how easy it is to implement simple changes in your life that can really improve your well-being, without all the fancy bullshit. I think you need to live it for a few days in order to realise how much better you can feel.


Everyone deserves the opportunity to be the best version of ourselves and this retreat helps you to get there

….and if you think you’re going to let your anxiety stop you from coming, this is just for you.

Looking for more details?

I know that this retreat is not for everybody and numbers are very limited, so this might help you to decide.

What this retreat is not…

An extreme health and fitness retreat

A detox, cleanse or any other restriction

Serious yoga moves and strenuous exercise

5-star accommodation with heated towels and room service

A wireless hotspot with constant connectivity

A silent and solemn retreat

Riding unicorns and chanting ‘Om’

This retreat is for you if…

You sometimes have feelings of stress, anxiety and overwhelm

You have always wanted to try some gentle yoga, relaxation and meditation but didn’t know where to start

You know that you need to make some changes in your lifestyle but you just don’t have time

You might not be quite so young, slim, fit and perfect any more…hey, I tick all those boxes!

You need a complete break away

You think that ‘glamping’ with the girls sounds like fun

You don’t want to have to think about cooking dinner and whether the laundry is done. In fact, you just don’t want to think in general!

You’ve always thought that a genuine weekend retreat was too far out of your comfort zone, your budget, your league

This retreat is ESPECIALLY for you if you think you don’t deserve it and/or don’t have time for it


Early Bird pricing and 20 week payment plan expire 25 May.

 8 week payment plan expires 27 July.

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Here’s some answers to commonly asked questions


Do you have a program or schedule for the weekend?
Is it just going to be hippy, woo-woo stuff?
No. Actually all the information, advice and practices I deliver are very much evidence-based, using scientifically proven techniques…and good, old common sense.
Am I going to like the food?
Queen of the Kitchen will be the gorgeous Emma who owns and runs Garapine. She believes in real food, made with real ingredients and sources most of her produce from local Mary Valley farms. I can guarantee that you will enjoy her old-fashioned home cooking and the best part, you don’t even have to lift a finger.
What if I have special dietary requirements?
Emma uses real ingredients, such as real animal protein, wheat and dairy. However, she is a boss at catering to your particular dietary needs, as long as she is aware of it before the retreat.
Where is the retreat being held?
Garapine Retreat is a purpose-built, environmental education and recreation facility located 2 hours North of Brisbane. Set in natural beauty on a hilltop overlooking the Mary Valley and bordering the Mary River. Just beautiful!
What about the weather?
Garapine has both indoor and outdoor areas that are under cover. The location is renowned for cooler nights and warmer days so please pack accordingly.
Do you offer a payment plan?
Absolutely!  Take advantage of our 8 week payment plan, but be quick.  This offer expires 12 October 2018.
Will there be time to just chill out?
Absolutely! I have scheduled in free time throughout the weekend to chill out or explore the surrounds.
Where will we sleep?
Garapine has three separate accommodation buildings consisting of open plan group rooms each with their own ensuite. You will share a spacious and Eco Friendly dormitory with three friends…because if they’re not your friends already, they soon will be!

Each ensuite has two showers, two basins and a separate toilet. Toilet facilities are also available at The Lodge.

What should I bring?
  • Comfy clothes! I’m talking trackies, yoga pants…whatever you feel comfortable relaxing in.
  • Basic toiletries
  • Sleeping bag or bed linen and pillow
  • Towel
  • A yoga mat
  • Any cushions etc that you feel comfortable sitting on the floor with (if you choose to sit on the floor)
  • A notebook if you like to take notes during the workshops
  • A torch will be handy
Do I need to have a certain level of fitness?
The Lodge is set on the highest point of the retreat and is a short walk to your accommodation. There are paths and boardwalks the whole way but there are also some stairs.
For those who really like a bit of a challenge, Garapine has a range of beautiful bushwalking tracks, ranging from leisurely to torturous!
What will we be covering in the workshops?
I am passionate about not only giving you a beautiful, relaxing weekend but also ensuring you have enough tools and tips to take with you back to the real world.

Therefore, we will be covering some of the concepts of MindBody Wellness and Positive Psychology as is fitting to the particular theme of the retreat.

We will also look at various techniques to empower you to take control of your own health and wellbeing by listening to your own inner wisdom.

After all, you are the only expert on you!

What if I get anxious around people I don't know?

Well you’re definitely in the right place.  Helping women with anxiety is exactly what I’m all about (see my video above).

Take the advice of a previous guest -“Isn’t that ironic?  I might have missed the chance to attend a wellness weekend, specifically focusing on anxiety, because of my anxiety!”

Still have some questions?  You can reach me via phone or e-mail, click here for details.








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