You have the power to bring about profound change in your life; your state of mind, your relationships and your health. Our wellbeing retreats are the ideal opportunity to learn how.

Many of us travel through life only half awake, struggling to connect with our deeper purpose, lacking vitality or feeling burnt out by stress and anxiety.

Best practice medicine says good lifestyle choices can reduce the risk of ‘lifestyle diseases’ such as heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes. So we encourage you to take a preventative approach and proactively shape your future health and wellbeing.

Wellbeing is the state of being comfortable, healthy and happy in body and mind. The Gawler Foundation teaches a holistic lifestyle medicine approach to wellbeing, which focuses on 7 Essential Elements.

Regular Meditation, Good Nutrition, Effective Support, Moderate Exercise, Emotional Healing, the Power of the Mind, and the Quest for Meaning are all research based practices widely recognised or their health benefit, and form the backbone of our educational retreat programs.

Weekend Meditation Retreat

2 nights. Develop a simple yet profound meditation practice. De-stress, rest and restore your body and mind.  Enjoy organic wholefoods and time in nature.

Expand Your Practice - follow up

2 nights. For past retreat participants, this tailored retreat offers guidance and support in expanding and refining your meditation practice.

Living in Balance Retreat

4 nights. Develop a mindfulness meditation practice. Explore effective emotional management skills. Create balance in body, mind and emotions.

Eat Well : Live Well Retreat

2 nights. Discover how to return your body to it’s natural state of balance and lay the foundations for lifelong good health, with mindfulness and plant-based wholefoods.

Spirituality & Healing Retreat

2 nights. Learn tools and resources for reconnecting with your spirit and own inner knowing; and use that connection for healing and deep inner peace.

Mindful Self-Compassion

4 nights. Clinical Psychologist Kathleen Cator, and Certified MSC Teacher Tina Gibson guide you through an experiential adventure in self discovery & kindness.

NeuroSlimming Retreat

2 nights. Dr Helena Popovic shows you how you can use the principles of neuroplasticity to manage weight and gain health, through a life-enriching mind-plan.

Meditation in the Forest Retreat

2 nights. Join Drs Ian and Ruth Gawler in a stunning, natural setting, to experience the deep, natural peace and contentment that comes through meditation.

Art of Mindfulness Retreat

2 nights. Join holistic health professional, Daniel Cerny, for a rejuvenating weekend of mindfulness sessions, yoga, forest walks, fun and relaxation.

Deepening Your Meditation Retreat

4 nights. Join Drs Ian and Ruth Gawler in this unique opportunity, to cultivate profound natural peace and clarity through a deepened meditation practice.

Essence of Health Retreat

2 nights. Dr Craig Hassed delivers his ESSENCE model, for general wellbeing and the prevention or management of a wide range of health challenges.

Set Your Compass Retreat

2 nights. Create your best life. Explore meditation, artistic expression and contemplation. Take your life in a new direction.

Music & Mindfulness

2 nights. Enjoy Michael Johnson’s harp music, as it guides you through mindfulness meditation and inspires feelings of peace and deep well-being.

Soul Reset, Ubud, Bali

Join Paul and Maia Bedson for a week of rejuvenation for your body, mind and soul amidst the tranquil rice fields of Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

Wise Radiant Me

2 nights. Join Dr Michelle Woolhouse and Caroline Hales for a weekend of personal-exploration, reconnection and self-empowerment at this Women’s only retreat.

Return to Peace

4 nights. Explore a wide variety of meditation techniques in this deeply restorative meditation immersion with Paul and Maia Bedson.