Healthy Lemon Cheesecake

Healthy Lemon Cheesecake

Billabong Retreat Chef Denise shares her delicious lemon cheese cake recipe. Consuming lemon juice offers numerous health benefits during the cooler months, making it a valuable addition to your diet. Rich in vitamin C, it boosts the immune system, helping to fend off...
Chef Denise’s Mexican Black Beans

Chef Denise’s Mexican Black Beans

Chef Denise has shares her famous Mexican Black Bean recipe. At Billabong Retreat we love to cook with black beans due to their rich, earthy flavour and dense nutritional profile. They are a powerhouse of health benefits and are packed with protein, fibre, vitamins,...
A poem about Billabong Retreat

A poem about Billabong Retreat

A recent guest of Billabong Retreat shared a magical poem ​she wrote. Read on and enjoy!   Billabong Retreat By Sue Ellson https://sueellson.com   By the billabong With trees and plants I hear the birds Singing their own sweet chants   By the billabong...
Baked Ricotta with Honey & Thyme

Baked Ricotta with Honey & Thyme

Thyme isn’t just a flavourful herb that adds depth to dishes; it’s also packed with health benefits that make it a valuable addition to any meal. Thyme is rich in antioxidants and has been used for centuries in traditional medicine for its medicinal...
New Offering: Nature Meditation

New Offering: Nature Meditation

Billabong Retreat is proud to announce the arrival of Right Relations, using the ‘Elemental Stations’ in collaboration with Kelly Phoenix Rose. March has provide the “go” button for Kelly to start offering a guided, 60 minute, complimentary, nature meditation practice...
Cucumber & Radish Pickles

Cucumber & Radish Pickles

Pickled foods are great for gut health due to their rich probiotic content. The process of pickling involves fermentation, a natural preservation method that encourages the growth of beneficial bacteria, such as lactobacilli. These live microorganisms reach the gut...
New Year’s Eve Celebration

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Billabong Retreat held a special retreat to celebrate New Year’s Eve Retreat Hosts Lacie and Natalie led their group for 6 days and 5 nights in what was described by guests as a “life-transforming experience.” Activities included; nature walks, yoga...
Adam’s Holiday Cookies

Adam’s Holiday Cookies

As the festive season unfolds, what better way to infuse your home with the spirit of the holidays than by indulging in the delightful aroma and taste of freshly baked cookies. Head Chef Adam’s cookies are a celebration of tradition, sweetness and seasonal flavours...
Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene

I have been learning about Mary Magdalene this past few weeks. Inspired by the following books. Enjoy my interpretations,Paul x Follow me online for my free unrefined expression :-)www.paulvonbergen.com The Gospel of Mary of Magdala by Karen L. King Magdalene...
Banana & Sticky Date Mini Cakes

Banana & Sticky Date Mini Cakes

As the festive season approaches, there’s no need to compromise on taste or well-being. These yummy mini cakes bring together the goodness of wholesome ingredients with the feeling of holiday magic. Bursting with seasonal spices, sweetened with natural goodness,...
Windows to Wellness: The Fascinating World of Iridology

Windows to Wellness: The Fascinating World of Iridology

In the pursuit of holistic well-being, various alternative healing methods have gained popularity, one of which is iridology. Often referred to as the study of the iris, iridology involves examining the patterns, colours and structures of the eyes to gain insights...
Embracing Biodynamics for a Sustainable Future

Embracing Biodynamics for a Sustainable Future

Biodynamic farming is a holistic and sustainable approach to agriculture that goes beyond conventional organic farming. Developed in the early 20th century by Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner, biodynamic farming is based on the belief that a farm is a...
The Key to Conscious Christmas Gifting

The Key to Conscious Christmas Gifting

Christmas brings joy, festivities, and a sense of togetherness. It is a time to show appreciation and gratitude for the people we love the most and those who have supported us throughout the year.  At Billabong Retreat we support the concept of ‘conscious gifting.’ A...
Unveiling the Seasonal Secrets to Wellness

Your Nervous System Can Be Damaging Your Cycle

Mums, you will understand me. All of a sudden you have birthed a new level of love but it has come with a new level of stress –  a menstrual nightmare. “Why are you doing this to me”  – I definitely have said that a few times. This has to change. Your...
Slow roasted pumpkin with sage, garlic & rosemary

Slow roasted pumpkin with sage, garlic & rosemary

Billabong Retreat Head Chef Adam Lord shares his famous baked pumpkin recipe.  Pumpkins offer a variety of health benefits due to their nutritional content and unique phytochemicals. Health benefits of consuming pumpkin incude: Nutrient-Rich: Pumpkins are low in...
Salted Date Caramel & Tahini Chocolate Slice

Salted Date Caramel & Tahini Chocolate Slice

This healthy caramel slice tastes heavenly. It’s gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free. Annette Robinson (The Omsai Ayurveda) prepared this at a recent staff event and it was a real treat. Having healthy snacks on hand can be a great way to increase...
8 Reasons To Try A Hot Stone Massage

8 Reasons To Try A Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage is a type of therapeutic massage that involves the use of heated stones to enhance relaxation, relieve muscle tension, and promote overall well-being.  The stones are smooth and flat and typically made of basalt, a type of volcanic rock that retains...
Health Benefits of Winter Baths

Health Benefits of Winter Baths

Taking a bath in winter can be especially comforting and beneficial for your health. If you don’t have a bath at home why not join us on retreat this winter? All of the Deluxe Cabins feature both indoor and outdoor tubs with complementary epsom salts to improve sleep...
Chocolate Buckwheat Brownies GF, V

Chocolate Buckwheat Brownies GF, V

Buckwheat is a highly nutritious grain-like seed that has been consumed for centuries. At Billabong Retreat we love cooking and baking with buckwheat due to its rich nutritional profile:   Highly Nutritious: Buckwheat is a good source of essential nutrients,...
Spotlight on Iridology 

Spotlight on Iridology 

What is iridology? Iridology is a practice that involves analysing the iris (coloured part of the eye), pupil, and sclera (white of the eye). The patterns, colors, markings and other characteristics of the eye are used to gain insights into a person’s overall...
Almond Meal Choc Chip Cookies

Almond Meal Choc Chip Cookies

At Billabong Retreat we love cooking and baking with almonds. As well as being delicious, almonds are nutrient-dense nuts and offer a wide range of health benefits. Almonds are great for: Heart Health: Almonds are rich in monounsaturated fats, which are considered...
5 Best Winter Soup Recipes

5 Best Winter Soup Recipes

By Amelia Phillips There’s nothing better than a hearty bowl of soup on a cold winter day. When the temperature drops, it’s time to put soups and stews back on the menu.  If you need some winter meal inspiration, I’ve got you covered! From vegetarian-friendly soups to...
Spiced Red Lentil Soup with Coriander Lemon Drizzle

Spiced Red Lentil Soup with Coriander Lemon Drizzle

At Billabong Retreat we love cooking with red lentils as they offer many health benefits due to their nutrient content.  Rich in Fiber: Red lentils are an excellent source of dietary fiber. Consuming an adequate amount of fiber promotes healthy digestion, aids in...
Book Review: Untethered Soul

Book Review: Untethered Soul

I don’t know where to start with this review apart from in my 18 years on this wellness journey, before Billabong and now during Billabong, after all my hundreds of hours of studying and teaching and writing about yoga, meditation, mindfulness, neuroscience,...
Healthy Carrot Cake with Passionfruit Icing

Healthy Carrot Cake with Passionfruit Icing

Our Head Chef Adam and Cook Oriana have created the most delicious carrot cake and we have the recipe for you. Carrots are not only delicious, but also offer a number of health benefits and that is why we love to bake with them. Some of the key health benefits of...
What is a sound bath meditation?

What is a sound bath meditation?

A sound bath is a type of meditative practice that involves immersing yourself in tones and vibrations of instruments like singing bowls, gongs and chimes. The vibrations and frequencies of the sounds can help to induce a deep state of relaxation, reduce stress and...
Time For A Digital Detox

Time For A Digital Detox

We spend so much of our lives fixated on our screens. We work all day on our computers, transit to and from work with our mobile devices and finish the day in front of the TV. There can be some negative effects associated with looking at screens for extended periods...
Morning Golden Elixir

Morning Golden Elixir

Every morning we prepare our healing turmeric based Golden Elixir for our guests. The main ingredient turmeric has many health benefits. These include: -Anti-inflammatory properties: Turmeric contains compounds called curcuminoids, with the most important one being...
Yoga is a practice for everyone

Yoga is a practice for everyone

Yoga is a practice for everybody… And it is much more than just a physical practice. When most people think of yoga, they think of a series of strenuous, physical postures. Yoga is also a mental, and spiritual practice. It originated in ancient India over 5,000...
Easter Pear & Ginger Polenta Cake

Easter Pear & Ginger Polenta Cake

Easter Pear & Ginger Polenta Cake Our head chef Adam shares of of his favourite cake to bake over the easter break….   Ingredients: 450gm Almond meal 450gm Polenta 6tsp Gluten free baking powder 1.5tsp Baking soda 1/4tsp Salt 300ml Sunflower oil 600gm...
Reset your Circadian Rhythm

Reset your Circadian Rhythm

The circadian rhythm is a natural, internal process that regulates the body’s sleep-wake cycle and other physiological processes over a 24-hour period. It is commonly referred to as the “body clock” and is controlled by a group of cells in the...
Chocolate Chia Pudding

Chocolate Chia Pudding

Chia pudding is almost an everyday recipe in 2023. We certainly didn’t create this recipe, but we have added a touch of Billabong for your enjoyment.   Apart from tasting great, there’s a story. On a hot summer afternoon, one of our kitchen team was...
Renovation Update 2023

Renovation Update 2023

We renovated our cosy Cottage Rooms and our Treehouses in January. u INFORMATION Prices Testimonials  Day Retreats Gift Vouchers Spa Options FAQ's Booking Terms Blog Location  Retreat Programs Yoga Retreats Meditation Retreats Mindfulness Retreats Wellness Retreats...
Billabong Breakfast Bowl

Billabong Breakfast Bowl

The Billabong Breakfast bowl is packed full of goodness. A healthy breakfast fuels the mind and body with energy needed for a busy day. Our bowl is filled with healthy fats, fresh fruit and is naturally sweet. We like to enjoy this recipe year round. Serve the Berry...
Red Lentil Dahl with Seasonal Vegetables

Red Lentil Dahl with Seasonal Vegetables

Red Lentil Dahl with Seasonal Vegetables – By Billabong Chef, Susan Thomson   Dahl is the perfect nourishing meal any time of year. In summer, serve alongside raw and lightly cooked vegetables, while in winter it pairs perfectly with garlicky braised greens...
The Importance of Intention Setting

The Importance of Intention Setting

Do you want to live a more meaningful life? We suggest setting intentions to help you achieve your goals and create the life you want. Define what you want to accomplish and align your thoughts, feelings, and actions with your goals. When you set your intentions, you...
Warm Almond Orange Cake

Warm Almond Orange Cake

Our Cook Oriana shares her delicious cake recipe. Preheat oven 190C Ingredients: -2 medium oranges, fresh whole with rind on -1 1/4 tsp baking powder -12 tablespoons of egg replacer (I recommend the Organ Gluten Free Egg Replacer Mix brand) -1 1/4 cups coconut sugar...
Celebrate Christmas Sustainably

Celebrate Christmas Sustainably

At Billabong Retreat we love to give gifts, celebrate and share. However, we are always trying to be mindful about our impact on the environment. This festive season we are sharing our top 10 tips on how we celebrate Christmas in a sustainable way. Give Gift Vouchers...
Jolly Vegan Choc-Mint Slice

Jolly Vegan Choc-Mint Slice

Jolly Vegan Choc Mint slice from the Billabong Kitchen to your Christmas table. Our cook Oriana often makes this Vegan Choc-Peppermint Slice and it is always a hit amongst our guests. We think it is the ultimate after dinner mint. Try the recipe at home and let us...

What is Good Health

Short podcast by Billabong Retreat founder Paul about what makes good health (part 1) https://billabongretreat.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/pvb-podcast-1b.mp3 Transcript: [00:00:00] Hi, my name is Paul von Bergen, and this is my podcast. So today I’m gonna...
The Myth of Normal – Gabor Mate

The Myth of Normal – Gabor Mate

Trauma, Illness, & Healing in a Toxic Culture If you spend any time studying health and wellness you will have come across Gabor Mate. He is an incredible fountain of knowledge based on his huge experience as medical doctor but perhaps more importantly, in his...
Day Retreat Special Package

Day Retreat Special Package

Visit us for a Day Retreat before December 23, 2022 and save $80 with this special offer. Indulged in a relaxation massage, reiki session, nutritious lunch, yoga class and wellness workshops for only $295 per person. We know it isn’t always easy to get the night...
Billabong Poached Pear

Billabong Poached Pear

Billabong Retreat Head Chef Adam shares his delicious Poached Pear recipe. Adam’s poached pears are gluten, dairy and refined sugar free. Makes 6 Ingredients: 3 corella pears 100ml agave 500ml water 1 cinnamon stick 1 star anise 4 cloves 1/4 tsp fresh nutmeg 6...
What is Reiki and What are the Benefits?

What is Reiki and What are the Benefits?

Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key), is a Japanese energy technique.  The term “reiki” comes from the Japanese words “rei,” meaning universal, and “ki,” meaning life force energy. Reiki as we know it today, was developed in the 1920s by the Buddhist priest Mikao Usui. It is...
5 Yin Yoga Postures To Try With A Bolster

5 Yin Yoga Postures To Try With A Bolster

Not all styles of yoga incorporate strong, standing, warrior-like postures. Yin yoga offers a slow practice where all postures are undertaken low to the ground, seated and supine. The postures are held for long periods of time, usually 3 to 5 minutes and are designed...
Healthy Gluten & Dairy Free Tahini Cookies

Healthy Gluten & Dairy Free Tahini Cookies

Billabong Retreat Cook Amara shares her delicious Tahini Cookie recipe. This recipe is gluten, dairy and refined sugar free. It is also fast and easy to make and baked using only 6 ingredients. The star ingredient, Tahini, is incredibly nutritious. Tahini spread is...
Benefits of Infrared Saunas

Benefits of Infrared Saunas

For thousands of years we have enjoyed the health benefits of saunas, from the traditional Finnish sauna (hot rocks) to the Turkish bathhouse (steam room). In recent years we have seen the introduction of new sauna technology known as ‘Infrared’. Unlike the...
4 Yoga Poses to Release Tight Hips

4 Yoga Poses to Release Tight Hips

During winter we tend to spend much more time seated. This builds up tension in the lower body, especially the hips. As we skip into spring we start to demand more from our bodies. To help you move with ease into the final months of 2022, Billabong Retreat Host...
How to Sleep Better

How to Sleep Better

By Billabong Retreat Host, Kimberly Ashton   Kimberly is a 5 Elements Wellness and Energetic Nutrition coach, Hatha and Yin Yoga teacher, sound healer and energy medicine practitioner.  Kimberly hosts the Stress relief weekend retreats once a month at Billabong, and...
8 Yoga Poses to Promote Digestion

8 Yoga Poses to Promote Digestion

During wintertime everything begins to slow down. The days feel much shorter and we spend more time seated indoors, usually snuggled up on the couch with a hot cup of tea in hand. As we begin to move towards spring, it’s time to start moving our bodies again....
Creamy Cauliflower and Parsnip Soup

Creamy Cauliflower and Parsnip Soup

Vegetable soups are both nourishing and nutritious, particularly in the colder months of the year. Warm up from the inside out this winter and try our Chef, Susan Thompson’s Cauliflower and Parsnip Soup with Kale Herb Oil and Toasted Hazelnuts. Serves: 4 to 6  ...
Book: Breathing Your Own Breath 

Book: Breathing Your Own Breath 

From a young age Donna recognised that there was a deep unsettlement within that led her to outwardly ask the bigger questions of life such as, ‘Who am I?’ and ‘Why am I here?’ Having fallen in love with yoga on a trip to India, she sought answers from this ancient...
Root Vegetable and Coconut Soup 

Root Vegetable and Coconut Soup 

Ingredients 1L good quality vegetable stock 200g swede (peeled & roughly chopped) 200g celeriac (peeled & roughly chopped) 200g parsnip (peeled & roughly chopped) 1 brown onion (chopped) 1 stick celery (chopped) 1 large carrot (peeled & chopped) 1...
Meet The Team

Meet The Team

We are so excited to introduce our new chefs to you. We hope you love them as much as us! Here is a little something from each of them…. I have spent the past few years working in the city in mostly French, Italian and Mediterranean style cooking after moving...
welcome to autumn

welcome to autumn

Welcome to Autumn, Billabongers! Autumn represents shorter days, cooler air and preparation for winter. As the leaves fall from the trees, Autumn invites us to let go on all levels whether that be spiritual, emotional or physical. The spent leaves on the ground...
Slow-cooked lamb stew with kale and orange zest

Slow-cooked lamb stew with kale and orange zest

Whilst we serve vegetarian food at the retreat we do not particularly promote only only plant based food. This is a great recipe from previous Billabong chef Tash who has a great new book out. Ingredients List – Serves 4 Lamb leg steak 275g Carrots any 400g...
Stress Video Poem

Stress Video Poem

Stress stress – its a dangerous thing When that is the only state your body does sing When this way becomes the norm Your mind and thoughts living in storm Always worried about the future and past No idea that this way is not meant to last Thinking all things...
Trigger Happy

Trigger Happy

Science tells us that life has been evolving for a billion years, and that this biological story is within each of us. Until you understand the impact this inherited physiology has on people, you will never truly understand their behavior. The place to start learning...
Lemon Polenta Cake

Lemon Polenta Cake

Thanks to Bianca for this delicious recipe! Ingredients: 300g almond meal 300g polenta 4 tsp baking powder 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda ¼ tsp salt 200ml grapeseed oil 400g unrefined coconut sugar 6 drops lemon oil (or 4 lemons zest) 500ml Soy milk Preheat oven to 180...
Cacao, Berry & Quinoa Cake

Cacao, Berry & Quinoa Cake

From chef Tash Burbury – check out her amazing new book ‘Anything’s Possible’ Base 2 cups cooked quinoa ½ cup coconut cream ¼ cup olive oil 2 eggs, beaten 1 tsp vanilla powder 1 cup cocoa powder 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp...
Book: I Contain Multitudes Ed Yong

Book: I Contain Multitudes Ed Yong

We are not really a single life form but a complex balance of bacteria and virus, eukaryote and prokaryote cells trying to live in homeostasis. What is human or not human is not simple. Where the ‘self’ starts and the ‘non-self’ ends is a...
Turmeric, cauliflower and zucchini soup

Turmeric, cauliflower and zucchini soup

Delicious warming winter soup from the amazing Tash Burbury Ingredients List for 4 x 750ml packs Coriander powder any 5g (1 tsp) Cumin powder any 5g Leek any 150g Garlic any 20g Turmeric any 5g Potatoes dutch cream 250g Zucchinis any 250g Water filtered 1500ml...
Book: Yoga For Everyone

Book: Yoga For Everyone

Something that I hear way too often is something like “I tried yoga once but it was too hard – I couldn’t keep up”. I feel that in our modern Western society we are so obsessed with training and sculpting this meat suit that we walk around in...
Kale Pesto “Paste”

Kale Pesto “Paste”

Vegan, gluten free, dairy free Next time you have some extra kale make this simple kale pesto and store it for later. So easy! You will need: a high power blender or bullet a pot of boiling water a strainer a jar with lid a bowl of ice water Ingredients: 1 x bunch of...
Vegan “Cheesy” Broccolini Bake

Vegan “Cheesy” Broccolini Bake

Gluten free, dairy free, vegan Serves 2 Difficulty: Easy peasy Time: 45 minutes This broccoli bake is a fusion of my Nonna from Sicily’s famous broccoli recipe and my grandma’s traditional and tasty cauliflower bake. Although both of these wonderful women would...
Book: Breath by James Nestor

Book: Breath by James Nestor

I feel like every month I write a book review and every book I say “this is a must read”. But this one really is! Okay, they all are… James Nestor so beautifully explains the science of breathing including the power of breathing through the nose (and...
Choc Fudge Centered Banana Muffins

Choc Fudge Centered Banana Muffins

100% plant-based, gluten free I love these little muffins for so many reasons. They’re easy, tasty, look sensational and are made completely from plants.   Equipment Needed: • Muffin tin & moulds plus some oil to grease the tin • A bullet, food processor or...
Find Your Roots Meditation with Basia

Find Your Roots Meditation with Basia

Enjoy this grounding meditation with Basia. She will guide you through a visualisation of being like a tree and allowing your roots to connect down deep into the ground. A great one for anyone feeling destabilised, uncertain or scattered. About Basia Basia is a yoga...
Aromatic Semidried Baby Tomatoes

Aromatic Semidried Baby Tomatoes

Here’s a quick and tasty recipe for next time you have some juicy little tomatoes to use. Ingredients: 2 punnets (or 500g) x small tomatoes (cut in halves) A small handful x fresh aromatic herbs roughly chopped, oregano, thyme, rosemary, parsley – any...
Armesan Cheese

Armesan Cheese

Here’s great and simple plant-based Parmesan recipe from our Executive chef 1 cup x raw almonds or macadamias 2 Tablespoons x nutritional yeast 1 tsp x sea salt 1 Tablespoon x extra virgin olive oil 2 thin slices x garlic (optional) HOW TO MAKE: Pulse all...
Book: Untamed

Book: Untamed

Okay, this is a big statement to make, but I believe that every woman should own this book. I have been buying my local book stores out of every copy to gift to the women in my life. If you don’t know Glennon Doyle yet, do yourself a favour and check her out. I...
Coconut, mushroom and pumpkin risotto

Coconut, mushroom and pumpkin risotto

Vegan, gluten free, dairy free Ingredients: 1/4 x kent pumpkin (700g), 2cm cubes with skins on 1 cup x rice 1 cup x leek (100g), diced 2 tsp x garlic, minced 3 tbsp x curry spice mix (pg22) or curry powder of your choice 1 cup x mushrooms, either oyster or button,...
Visualise your future with Larissa

Visualise your future with Larissa

As humans, we tend to be more focused on what we don’t want to happen in our life; caught up in worry about what might occur… Imagine if we spend just 7 minutes a day visualising what we do want our future to look like. Science shows that visualisation can...
Caramel Nut Bars

Caramel Nut Bars

Vegan, gluten free, contains nuts These sweet treats are packed with protein and other goodness, treat yourself! Makes 21 bars in a 33cm x 23cm baking tray Ingredients: Base 1 x cup coconut flour (120g) 1.5 cups x almond meal (150g) 3 tbsp x melted coconut oil 1/2 cup...
Warming Winter Stirfry

Warming Winter Stirfry

Plant based. Serves 4. Ingredients 1 pack x pad thai noodles (200g) 1 pack x tofu or any protein (300g) – diced • 1 bunch of broccolini 2 x carrots 1/4 cup x crushed peanuts 1 x bird eye chilli 2 x cloves garlic 1 piece x ginger 4 x spring onions 1 can x baby...
Meditation to Hit Pause

Meditation to Hit Pause

In these uncertain times, the benefits of slowing down are more apparent than ever. While the world speeds up around us, why not spend five minutes per day hitting pause and connecting to your breath? Enjoy this guided meditation by Larissa inviting you to take five...
Decadent Chocolate Beetroot Mud Cake

Decadent Chocolate Beetroot Mud Cake

100% plant based & gluten free BE EQUIPPED: • Circular or square baking tin: About 25cm in diameter or 25cm X 25cm if square. At least 6cm high edges. • Baking paper • Food processor or blender • Large mixing bowl • Oven • Love of food RECIPE: (Wet mix) 6 x...
How To Build Immune Strength

How To Build Immune Strength

This is such an important topic right now that we’re doing two posts on the subject in one week and some great information has just come out in this article by Amy Fleming. You can read it here or our summary below....
Four Main Ways to Boost Your Immune Function

Four Main Ways to Boost Your Immune Function

There is no better disease prevention technique than keeping your own immune system working at its optimum level. Your immune system is a finely tuned highly complex system involving bacteria, viruses, enzymes, nutrients, DNA expression and hormones. It’s ability to...
Film: 2040

Film: 2040

There has been so much coverage about climate change recently and it all seems very doom and gloom. A lot of conversations about the problem but I haven’t found that as many people are talking about real solutions. I found 2040 really inspiring because the film...
What to expect on a day retreat at Billabong

What to expect on a day retreat at Billabong

Would you love to visit Billabong but taking a few days away from your commitments has been a bit challenging to organise? Come and visit us for the day! Not sure what to expect? Picture this: You arrive at 8:30am to be welcomed by our office staff who will check you...
Teriyaki Mushroom Sushi

Teriyaki Mushroom Sushi

Makes 6 large rolls or 12 hand rolls Ingredients Teriyaki mushrooms 6 field mushrooms (600g) piece of ginger (35g) 3 cloves of garlic 8 tbsp soy sauce 5 tbsp mirin 4 tbsp honey or raw sugar 3 tbsp rice wine vinegar 20mls vegetable oil Other 1 x 10 pack of nori sheets...
The Science of Sound

The Science of Sound

“IF YOU WANT TO FIND THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE, THINK IN TERMS OF ENERGY, FREQUENCY AND VIBRATION.” – NIKOLA TESLA We need silence in order to hear sound and we need to experience sound in order to appreciate silence. The dualities of this world that for whatever...
Avocado Cacao Mousse Cups

Avocado Cacao Mousse Cups

Vegan, refined sugar free, dairy free, gluten free This recipe is super easy, but always such a hit. I love serving mine with a little granola and berries but you can have it on its own as well. I love it as well because you get a nice hit of healthy fats and can...
Book: Attached

Book: Attached

As someone who has always struggled to find balance and functionality in relationships, the book Attached was a huge sigh of relief for me. In the book, Dr Amir Levine and Rachel Heller outline the three different attachment systems that differentiate the ways that...
Grateful Day Meditation with Basia

Grateful Day Meditation with Basia

Do you ever start your day “from the wrong side of the bed”? We feel you! In this guided meditation on of our teachers Basia invites you to start your day with gratitude to shift your mindset for a fresh and grateful day, We hope you enjoy it!   About...
Sweet potato, caraway and quinoa loaf

Sweet potato, caraway and quinoa loaf

Vegan, gluten free I love adding this recipe to my prep day. That way when I don’t have time in the morning I simply add avocado to mine and enjoy knowing that I’m still getting some veggies and complete proteins. It also freezes really well so if you make...
New Year Reflections

New Year Reflections

… and just like that, our five night New Year Retreat is over. It was a whirlwind time full of laughter, tears, dancing, insights and connection. We started off the retreat with an opening circle with the intention of getting to know a little bit about each...
Books: Cook Book Christmas Gift Ideas

Books: Cook Book Christmas Gift Ideas

Wanting to cook with more whole foods but need a little inspiration? Here are four cook books I have been loving.. The perfect Christmas gift for someone wanting to spend more time cooking delicious and healthy meals at home. WHOLE BY NATURAL HARRY    This is a...
Raw Choc Mint “Cheese”cakes

Raw Choc Mint “Cheese”cakes

Gluten free, vegan Ingredients Chocolate Layer 3/4 cup x cacao powder 4 drops x peppermint oil 1/4 cup x cacao butter 1/4 cup x coconut oil 1/2 tsp x salt 1/2 cup x maple syrup 1/2 tsp x vanilla extract 1/2 cup x buckwheat Cheeze cake filling 1.5 cups x soaked cashews...
Slowing down in a busy world

Slowing down in a busy world

Many of our guests at Billabong Retreat come to escape the busy-ness of life and restore more balance into their world. Often guests ask something along the lines of ‘how can I slow down when everything around me is so busy?’ First of all it’s important to acknowledge...
Seven DIY Christmas Crafts

Seven DIY Christmas Crafts

Christmas is upon us and for many people that means pulling out the plastic Christmas tree, decorating it with tinsel and other trinkets before packing it all up ready for the following year. Kirsty and Jess have been getting creative in the past weeks with recycled...
Book: Meditation for the love of it

Book: Meditation for the love of it

Meditation… We all hear that it is good for us and many ‘wish’ they could do it daily, yet most still struggle to get it done. Why is that? In this book Sally Kempton encourages you to uncover your love for meditation. She implores us to stop making...
Tips for staying cool this summer

Tips for staying cool this summer

With our beautiful country being ravaged by fires and drought it looks like we are going to be in for a hot summer. We asked around the retreat and here are some tips from our team to help keep you cool, calm and collected. Simon – Executive Chef The food we eat...
Billabong Christmas gift buying explained

Billabong Christmas gift buying explained

This year we are seeing a huge movement towards gifting experiences rather than things and we are totally on board. Often people buy gifts simply so that they have something to give and I know I am not alone in being given many gifts over the years that I never end up...
Carrot and Fennel Top Salad

Carrot and Fennel Top Salad

Vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free ABOUT Did you know that fennel actually has this amazing top part of the herb. For some reason when you buy fennel from the shops they chop off one of the best parts. My suggestion is to ask your farmer to keep the tops of the...
Conscious Manifestation: Joy in Action

Conscious Manifestation: Joy in Action

How do we bring forth our deepest aspirations into a living experience? In this article we’ll be looking at how to distinguish when we manifest from a place of presence and when we let ego run the show. We’ll also explore how we can work with our insecurities and...
Meditation on breath with Larissa

Meditation on breath with Larissa

A simple guided breath awareness meditation designed to take us to a place of rest and relaxation. Take a little break out of our day to connect within for as little as 6 minutes. Just sit or recline back and listen to the recording below.   About Larissa Larissa...
Book: Why We Sleep

Book: Why We Sleep

We have been told for decades that sleep and exercise are crucial for optimal health but we don’t really consider sleep to be just as important… until now! Matthew Walker is a neuroscientist and psychologist that has dedicated his days to understanding...
Meditation: “Let go” mantra with Larissa

Meditation: “Let go” mantra with Larissa

Below is a simple guided mantra (words repeated) meditation linked with the breath to create a sense of freedom and release. The mantra is simply “Let Go”. If there is anything that may be causing you stress or tension this is a great meditation to begin...
Activated Raw Vegan Pizza

Activated Raw Vegan Pizza

Vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free Equipment Food processor Blender Dehydrator or oven Base 3 cups x buckwheat (soaked for 10-12 hours) 8 x medium carrots 1 tsp x salt 2 tbsp x honey 3 tbsp x Italian herbs 1 1/2 cups x golden flaxseeds 1/2 cup x cold pressed olive...
Meditation 101: How to develop a daily practice

Meditation 101: How to develop a daily practice

Most of us agree that meditation is good for us yet why do we find it so hard to actually practise it every day? Host Basia shares her best tips for developing a daily meditation practice. A must watch for all of you who are struggling to carve time out every day for...
Beetroot and Cacao Brownie

Beetroot and Cacao Brownie

About I love this recipe because you can make a large batch and keep them in the freezer. That way when you are craving something sweet you have a healthier option instead of reaching for a chocolate with refined sugars that are often wrapped in plastic. Better for...
Book: The top five regrets of the dying

Book: The top five regrets of the dying

Have you ever spent time with a loved one at the end of their life and asked them about their regrets? What they wish they spent more time on? Less time on? Things they wish they did? In the film Embrace, Nigel Marsh talks about how we all wait for the big four before...
Meditation 101: Acknowledging thoughts with Basia

Meditation 101: Acknowledging thoughts with Basia

We all have thoughts circulating around our mind all the time, but are you ever actually aware of them? Can you connect with the space behind thought? Watch this video with Basia where she introduces this idea and then guides a short meditation for acknowledging...
Vegan Panna Cotta

Vegan Panna Cotta

Makes 6 small or 4 regular size INGREDIENTS Panna cotta 1 can full fat coconut milk (400mls) 1 tsp vanilla 1/4 cup white sugar (I never usually use this sugar but I wanted the traditional white look) 3/4 tsp agar powder – you can buy this at health food stores...
Cultivating self compassion with Larissa

Cultivating self compassion with Larissa

When we are compassionate towards ourselves we are more likely to keep trying and keep moving forward. The opposite is also true when we are hard or more critical towards ourselves, we are more likely to want to give up in despair and stop trying. Over the years of...
Homemade Ghee (Clarified Butter)

Homemade Ghee (Clarified Butter)

Ghee has a whole scope of benefits. Ayurvedic traditions prescribe ghee for digestive issues, ulcers, and for its natural vitalizing properties. Only problem is, that when you buy it at the store it can cost you anywhere between $15-$45. The thing is, ghee is made by...
Book: First We Make The Beast Beautiful

Book: First We Make The Beast Beautiful

It seems like almost everyone I speak to has some form of history with anxiety. Is it an epidemic? What is happening to make us so anxious and overwhelmed…? Author of “I Quit Sugar”, Sarah Wilson, delivers this candid, lighthearted book exploring her...
Bone Healing Beetroot Soup

Bone Healing Beetroot Soup

Vegan option, gluten free I have recently had a knee injury. Through lots of reading and different bits of advice, I’ve decided to support the healing with organic food, supplements, gentle movement, sunshine and meditation/visualisation. To help with the inflammation...
Winter Yin-spiration with Phoebe

Winter Yin-spiration with Phoebe

Winter is a time for slowing down, rugging up in your cosy woolies, drinking warm mugs of tea and nourishing yourself inside and out. When the colder and darker months approach us, we often do hibernate and curl ourselves into tight little balls of goodness and this...
Salted Caramel Cake

Salted Caramel Cake

Vegan, refined sugar free, gluten free Ingredients  Makes one layer of the cake Base 1/2 cup x almonds 1/2 cup x cashews or macadamia (or mixture of both) 1/2 cup x cacao powder 1 cup x soaked dates (soak in boiling water) pinch x salt (preferably celtic or pink salt)...
Benefits of bulk food purchasing at Naked Foods

Benefits of bulk food purchasing at Naked Foods

Being an eco retreat, at Billabong we are always trying to reduce the amount of plastic that we use. There has been a big push in recent times towards bamboo toothbrushes, stainless steel straws and canvas shopping bags and that is great. But, one of the biggest ways...
Cocoa v Cacao

Cocoa v Cacao

What’s the difference between Cadbury chocolate and the chocolate we make? A few different reasons but one of them being cacao! The difference between cocOA and cacAO is simple.  Raw cacao is made by cold-pressing cacao (unroasted cacao beans). The process keeps...
Falling asleep in meditation? Watch this!

Falling asleep in meditation? Watch this!

Our current lifestyle tends to be so busy and frantic that the body only knows how to move or sleep. This often means that when we sit for meditation, we find ourselves constantly nodding off. Sound familiar? Check out this video by Retreat Host, Basia. According to...
Why turmeric and black pepper are the perfect match

Why turmeric and black pepper are the perfect match

Turmeric is a popular ingredient in Ayurvedic medicine with numerous health benefits. It is filled with antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, antiseptic agents, anti-fungal agents and anti-bacterial agents. Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which contains all...
Book: Yoga – The Path to Holistic Health

Book: Yoga – The Path to Holistic Health

I would be really surprised if you have practiced yoga for a long time and have not heard of “Iyengar”. BKS Iyengar is considered one of the founding fathers of modern yoga and the creator of the Iyengar Yoga brand / style of yoga practice. He was a...
Mushroom and Lentil Hot Pot

Mushroom and Lentil Hot Pot

Vegan, vegetarian Serves 5 I had it with purple sweet potato mash, beans & toasted sourdough Since cutting out meaty things from my diet I always thought it would be such a mission to make rich gravy-ish sauces, try this dish and I guarantee you wont feel like...
Sesame Treats

Sesame Treats

Sesame is highly regarded in Ayurveda for its powerful rejuvenative qualities on Vata dosha. This nourishing seed has long been used for its grounding and warming effects on the body and particularly the nervous system. Incorporate sesame seeds into tasty treats like...
Book: 12 Rules for Life

Book: 12 Rules for Life

By Jordan Peterson, reviewed by Paul von Bergen # Warning: We have had reports that some people are offended by some of the things that this author has said in public. We make no judgement or support for the author. Below is simply a review of this one book # This is...
Raw Cherry Bites

Raw Cherry Bites

Vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free I’ve never really been a fan of Cherry Ripes… Not sure if that’s because they taste like plastic/processed cherries or what. But I do love real cherries and their in season so I have adapted my own recipe so you can taste...
How well do you AUM?

How well do you AUM?

AUM is one of the most recognisable mantras in Eastern philosophy, it has amazing benefits and makes you feel so good when you chant it! Read on to learn more about this magical sound… Did you know there are four sounds which make are the mantra? AAAA UUUUU...
Stuffed Capsicums

Stuffed Capsicums

Gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free Ingredients (makes 10) 5 x red capsicum 1 1/2 x cups of quinoa 1 cup x kidney beans or one can x organic kidney beans 1/4 cup x cashews 1/2 cup x black olives (without pips) 1 x medium brown onion 2 cloves x garlic 4 x medium...
Bed Yoga with Larissa

Bed Yoga with Larissa

Yoga promotes a bounty of mind and body benefits, including things like strength, flexibility and stress relief… and we can do yoga without even leaving our bed. It’s all about finding ways that works for us that is realistic and accessible to us. There are so...
Roast pumpkin with whole spices

Roast pumpkin with whole spices

Gluten free, vegan A perfect companion on those cold winter nights! Ingredients  1 x medium size Jap (Kent) pumpkin 1 tsp x coriander seeds 1 tsp x fennel seeds 1 tsp x cumin seeds 1 tsp x fenugreek seeds 2 tbsp x fresh rosemary 1/2 tsp x black pepper 1 tsp x celtic...
Feeling scattered and unstable? Try this!

Feeling scattered and unstable? Try this!

You probably learnt about the five elements growing up but have you ever considered how they affect us? Our current society rewards doing, achieving and succeeding and all of that physical and mental movement can mean we spend a lot of time with fire and air running...
Raspberry Mousse Cups

Raspberry Mousse Cups

Gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free Ingredients 1 cup x frozen raspberries 1/2 cup x cashews 1 can x coconut cream 4 tbsp x maple syrup 1/2 tsp x vanilla 1/4 cup x melted coconut oil juice and zest of 1 lemon Optional: 1 tsp x lucuma powder 1 tsp x Reishi mushrooms...
Does meditation mean stopping your thoughts?

Does meditation mean stopping your thoughts?

We hear it all the time, “I can’t meditate because I can’t stop my thoughts”. Our lovely retreat host Basia is on a myth busting mission. Watch her most recent video on the concept of stopping thoughts during meditation: About Basia Basia is a...
Mint, cacao and cinnamon myrtle bliss balls

Mint, cacao and cinnamon myrtle bliss balls

Gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free The perfect recipe to add to your prep day so that when you’re craving something to pick you up in the afternoon you’re not always reaching for something with sugar. We love having a batch of these in our freezer for...
Book: This Naked Mind

Book: This Naked Mind

Wow – this book is a game changer. This is going to do for alcohol what the Alan Carr book did to help millions of people come off the crazy addiction of smoking. I highly recommend listening to the audio book rather than reading it as the audio book is narrated...
Super pesto dressing

Super pesto dressing

Vegan, gluten free, sugar free Ready in: 3 minutes Serves: 6 Brief description: This is a beautiful, vibrant dressing that is filled with an abundance of nutritional goodness, loads of flavour, big aromatic herbaceous freshness and a zesty cheesiness that will make...
Two Ways to Beat the Heat this Summer

Two Ways to Beat the Heat this Summer

This summer is set to be a hot one. Host Phoebe has provided two ways that you can beat the heat using tried and tested yogic techniques. Sitali Breath During these hot, steamy summery days and nights, we tend to lean on the use of fans, air conditioning, icy cold...
White Cabbage, Beetroot and Ginger Kraut

White Cabbage, Beetroot and Ginger Kraut

WHY FERMENTING ISN’T SCARY “As far as I know, there has never been a documented case of food-borne illness from fermented vegetables. Risky is not a word I would use to describe vegetable fermentation. It is one of the oldest and safest technologies we have”. –...
Book: Making Peace Before You Eat

Book: Making Peace Before You Eat

We might be a little bit biased, since Angie used to be a chef at Billabong, but we think that this is one of the best cookbooks out there. More than just a cookbook, Making Peace Before You Eat inspires the reader to connect with their meal, eating with mindfulness...
Roast Veggie and Massaged Kale Salad

Roast Veggie and Massaged Kale Salad

Gluten free, vegan, sugar free Serves: 4 INGREDIENTS: 1 x capsicum 1/2 bunch x kale 1 cup x rocket 1 cup x roast veggies (see separate recipe) 1/4 cup x fresh herbs (whatever is in season) 1 x ripe avocado 1 tbsp x olive oil 1 tbsp x apple cider vinegar Salt and...
Don’t search for happiness, create it!

Don’t search for happiness, create it!

I remember a few years ago walking past a colourfully painted mural of a rainbow sitting in a blue sky with a quote saying, “Don’t search for happiness, create it!” and I just stood in front of that mural thinking about what happiness means to me and whether I was...
Summer Cucumber and Fennel Pickle

Summer Cucumber and Fennel Pickle

Vegan. gluten free, sugar free A BIT OF BACKGROUND: Most traditional cultures around the world have evolved with some type of fermented food being eaten at the every meal. However, this can take some time to master the art of fermentation/pickling and quite often we...
Moving from “Health” to “Wellness”

Moving from “Health” to “Wellness”

As human beings, we have always been aware that it is important to be healthy but it is only in recent times that we have had such a big focus on wellness. So what does that actually mean? Personally, I think that when people think of being healthy they think more of...
Raw Summer Chocolate

Raw Summer Chocolate

Gluten free, vegan, dairy free INGREDIENTS:1/2 cup x favourite nut butter (I recommend either cashew, almond, macadamia or peanut butter ) 1/4 cup x organic coconut cream 1/2 cup x extra virgin coconut oil (melted into liquid) 1 tablespoon x cacao...
The Ultimate Roast Veggies

The Ultimate Roast Veggies

Gluten free, vegan, sugar free Serves: 8 Ingredients  1 x medium size Jap (Kent) pumpkin (or root vegetables of choice) 3 tsp x whole seed spice mix (think fennel, coriander seeds, cumin, etc) 2 tbsp x fresh rosemary  1/2 tsp x black pepper  1 tsp...
Book: Recovery – Freedom from Our Addictions

Book: Recovery – Freedom from Our Addictions

When you think of ‘addiction’, what do you think of? Addiction comes in many forms, from the more obvious and in your face like drug addiction and alcoholism to the more subtle forms of food addiction, materialism and addiction to technology. Russell Brand...
Parmesan Roasted Hasselback Potatoes

Parmesan Roasted Hasselback Potatoes

Gluten free INGREDIENTS (serves 2) 4 x russet potatoes (small ones – washed) 1 tsp x smoked paprika 2 tsp x garlic powder 2 tbsp x olive oil 3 tbsp x freshly grated parmesan salt + pepper METHOD Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Place each potato on a chopping...
How to Surrender to Uncomfortable Feelings

How to Surrender to Uncomfortable Feelings

Feeling our emotions can be scary. Many of us are not afraid of our emotions themselves, but of experiencing them. We may have a resistance to the vulnerability that accompanies emotional expression especially when, during our most influential years of life, we were...
Documentary: Willandra Wisdom Walk

Documentary: Willandra Wisdom Walk

Walking has been used as a way of contemplation for thousands of years, a path for uncovering the wisdom embedded in the Earth, our bodies and spirits. Here is a short and sweet documentary exploring what wisdom means across different cultures and eras:...
Warm Spiced Quinoa and Buckwheat Porridge

Warm Spiced Quinoa and Buckwheat Porridge

Gluten free, refined sugar free. Vegan option.  Porridge is incredibly nourishing and grounding and is the perfect meal to start the day as it is gentle, warming and easy to digest. There are many different grains you can make porridge with including whole and steel...
The Ethics of Yoga: The Yamas

The Ethics of Yoga: The Yamas

Although yoga has been around for thousands of years, it has evolved in the West to often be nothing more than a form of exercise that incorporates breath. Although this is great for some and is the reason why most people come to the practice, we are missing some of...
Book: Ishmael – An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit

Book: Ishmael – An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit

The thing I love about Ishmael is that it is written as a novel which means it is so easy to read! Too often I buy books that are full of wisdom but I struggle to sit down and actually read them. But not Ishmael. Daniel Quinn finally got this book published in 1992...
Cacao Super Slice

Cacao Super Slice

Vegan. gluten free This is a pretty easygoing recipe, I’ve made quite a few different versions of it. Usually all depending on what’s in my cupboard that I can throw all together at once. Its great for snacks and totally yum for breakfast, dessert,...
Tips for a Conscious Christmas

Tips for a Conscious Christmas

Somehow 2018 has whizzed by and we are jetting towards Christmas at lightning speed. Given the state of our environment, the effects of the boom in social media and the increasing busy-ness of our lifestyle, it is more important than ever to be conscious of what we...
Coconut Yogurt

Coconut Yogurt

Vegan, gluten free Coconut yogurt can be expensive. If you are dairy intolerant or just love the taste of coconut yogurt why not make your own! I love serving mine on top of activated granola or chia cups. It’s super simple, probiotic rich, creamy and delicious....
What are Whole Foods and why should you care?

What are Whole Foods and why should you care?

Eating healthy can be tricky.  For most of us, the discourse around nutrition and diet has come a long way since we zoned out whilst being fed the importance of the food pyramid or meat and two veg.  Yet somewhat lucky and unlucky for us, many people are now zoning...
Meditation According to Tash

Meditation According to Tash

It feels like such a buzz word at the moment.  Before I did a meditation course, to me, it felt like yet another thing to add to the to-do list. Meditation (according to Buddhism ideology) is basically focusing on one thing.  When practiced regularly, it enables the...
Nourishing Sweet Potato, Zucchini and Spinach Dhal

Nourishing Sweet Potato, Zucchini and Spinach Dhal

Gluten free, refined sugar free Dhal is a highly regarded meal in Ayurveda due to its gentle and soothing effect on our digestive system. It has been used in India as medicine for thousands of years, being the first food babies are given due to the gentle nourishment...
Watch your Words

Watch your Words

I mean really watch them. What are you saying to yourself over and over again on a regular basis? Notice if we say I don’t have this or this always happens to me. I can’t do this or perhaps I can do that. What happens?  Does it ironically always happen to you? If we...
Pear and Date Slice

Pear and Date Slice

Gluten free, refined sugar free Makes 1 large loaf INGREDIENTS: Slice 1/2 cup x coconut oil, melted 1/2 cup x honey or sweeter of choice 3 x eggs or 3 x flax eggs (3 tablespoons of flax to 2 tablespoons filtered water) 1 tsp x vanilla powder 1/2 tsp x bicarbonate soda...
Self-Abdominal Massage: Why and How?

Self-Abdominal Massage: Why and How?

Self-abdominal massage can encourage digestion and ease stomach discomfort. Essential oils such as peppermint, ginger, lavender and fennel are great for digestive issues. Combine a few drops of essential oil to some warm carrier oil. Massage the belly in a circular...
Spiced Pumpkin and Banana Loaf

Spiced Pumpkin and Banana Loaf

Vegan, gluten free This is a lovely, wholesome sweet treat that is filled wholefood goodness that is as rich and satiating as it comes in the world of banana cake. The pumpkin and spices add a very exciting twist to the flavour while honouring the comfort of a home...
Book Review: Lost Connections

Book Review: Lost Connections

If you haven’t already heard of Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions, you should have. For me, it has been one of the most insightful books that I have read for a long time. Written by Johann Hari, this book...
Edamame and Brown Rice Salad

Edamame and Brown Rice Salad

Vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free This is a super easy recipe and perfect if you have left over rice. It can be easily changed to whatever veggies you have at home! INGREDIENTS: 250g x brown rice – cooked 1/2 bunch x mint 1/2 bunch x coriander 1 x bag...
Self Love with Larissa

Self Love with Larissa

So many are constantly looking outside themselves for love. In the next relationship, chocolate bar, cigarette, drugs, sex, what ever it might be, take your pick. There is a feeling you are seeking whether you realise it or not in everything we do or purchase. Love...
Vegan Peanut Butter and Banana Loaf

Vegan Peanut Butter and Banana Loaf

Vegan, paleo, gluten free, refined sugar free This is a super dense & delicious loaf thats going to make your kitchen smell like heaven. I like it toasted with extra PB, maple and banana….ohhhhhh baby. PART 1: 3 x mashed ripe bananas (spotty if you have them) 1/2...
Pesto Mushrooms with Herbed Chilli Oil

Pesto Mushrooms with Herbed Chilli Oil

Vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free This recipe is so versatile. I make both the pesto and the herbed chilli and just keep them in my fridge and add them to anything really. Dip fresh bread in the oil or add to a salad. Add the pesto to pasta (I recommend buckwheat...
The Best Rumi Quotes for Inspiration

The Best Rumi Quotes for Inspiration

It is no secret that I love Rumi. I read his quotes and poems in my yoga classes all the time because I find that he has such a knack for explaining something deep and profound in one short sentence that makes so much sense! If you are sitting there wondering...
Kim’s Top Five Super Smoothie Recipes

Kim’s Top Five Super Smoothie Recipes

Vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free Smoothies are such an easy and tasty way to pack nutrients into your daily routine, I make them on the “reg” and I thought I’d share with you my top 5 favourites!! They can easily be modified to whatever you like, so...
Tash’s Ratatouille

Tash’s Ratatouille

Vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free My Mum finally shared her ratatouille recipe and now I am sharing it with the world! A french classic and a dish I lived on growing up. It’s packed with so many veggies and is great as a main or a side dish. INGREDIENTS: 8...
Raw Vegan “Joyous” Jaffa Balls

Raw Vegan “Joyous” Jaffa Balls

Gluten free, vegan, no added sugar A quick word: Here is a simple little treat that brings a vibrant joyous aroma and taste. Filled with 100% wholefood goodness and natural sweetness, they bring an uplifting zing while satiating that inner cry for a sweet treat (but...
Book: Wholesome Child

Book: Wholesome Child

A fantastic book for all parents out there that would love to incorporate more healthy food into their child’s diet. Mandy Sacher is passionate about feeding whole foods to even the fussiest of children. Even if you don’t have children, the recipes are...
Why guys should be going on retreat

Why guys should be going on retreat

Statistically, women are much more likely to go on retreat than men. There seems to be a stereotype that retreats mean eating rabbit food, talking about your feelings and getting pampered. Although you can talk about your feelings if you want and, of course, we can...
Spring Rejuvenation Retreat

Spring Rejuvenation Retreat

Sunday 2nd to Wednesday 5th September 2018 Spring is about to arrive and we want to celebrate! Join us for our special Spring Rejuvenation Retreat to welcome the end of winter and the start of spring with open arms. Spring is a time when we awaken from the winter...
End of Winter Wellness Ritual

End of Winter Wellness Ritual

The cold of winter is lingering a little longer than we may have hoped. Once winter sets in it’s easy to let health slide as we indulge in rich foods, slow down our outdoor activities and basically bunker down until the cold passes. Winter is actually a beautiful time...