Have you been feeling overloaded, fatigued or suffering sleep issues and stress lately? When symptoms like these start to show up in your life then you know it's time for a healthy break. Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat is situated on 200-hectares of true blue Australiana bush and is considered one of the world’s best holistic detox destinations.
Let's get this out of the way right now. There's no TV here. Free wifi is not the highlight. Even making a phone call can be challenging. This is the type of retreat you go for that much-needed digital detox. This is the type of retreat you seek out when you need a break from your daily espressos. This is the type of retreat where you immerse in nature and get grounded again.
Every year, hundreds flock to the Gwinganna for their signature seven-day detox. Considered the cream-of-the-crop of detox, this program consists of wellness cuisine, detox juices, yoga, hiking, fitness, daily treatments and so much more. All this, plus inspiring workshops facilitated by leading health experts and authors. As well as the detox and optimum wellbeing programs, they offer year-round 2, 5 and 7-night date-specific getaways including wellness weekends, women’s discovery, and the three evils: Tripe S – sleep, sugar and stress.
The beauty of Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat is they offer a diverse range of accommodations that cater to a variety of budgets. Select from heritage suites or stay in a mudbrick house. If you need a little luxury, opt for one of the eco-luxurious villas with your very own plunge pool. There’s also a couple of secluded luxury villas where actors like Nicole Kidman or Hugh Jackman may or may not be staying. We love the new Meditation Suites fitted out with your own personal meditation space and self-guided meditation kits.
It's reassuring to know that all the food on your plate is organic, pesticide-free and made with low human intervention (LHI). Even better, most ingredients are harvested on the property. Meals are served communal style - such a great way to connect with people from around the world. There's no sugar, coffee or alcohol so wean yourself off these at least a week before. Enjoy workshops on how to grow your own herbs, organic food, and compost.
Get your chi moving with sunrise Qi Gong. Explore one of the sixteen bushwalks. Inhale fresh air into your lungs and remember what life was like before smart phones, stress and sleep disorder. Every retreat includes mind-expanding activities and workshops. From sunrise bush walks to yoga, dance, and pilates, your day will be filled with activities to help you move move move. If groups are not your thing, there's a slight chance that Gwinganna may not resonate. But nothing good ever comes out of staying inside your comfort zone. Feel reassured the atmosphere is very relaxed and there's plenty of space for nourishing me-time.
Every afternoon is Gwinganna Dreamtime where you will find yourself at the Spa Sanctuary receiving healing massages, scrubs, and rubs. Treatments range from ‘free your spirit’ indigenous rituals to Ayurveda, TCM and Reiki. Bathe your being in the Crystal Steam Room or opt for a more serious session such as the Holistic Iridology at the Wellness Center. All treatments are delivered with organic and chemical-free ingredients.
Simply put: Gwinganna is our pick of one of Australia's best health retreats. Slow down, breathe fully, and give yourself permission to pause - what are you waiting for?