What to expect from our retreats

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Rolling Hills Retreat provides the perfect space for relaxing, rejuvenating and unwinding. You can get involved with as much or as little of the proposed programs as you like.

Perfect for people who have never been on a retreat before (80% of our guests have never been to a retreat before and 20% are returning guests or have been to retreats before).

 

We are a humble home-stay style of retreat, not a luxury resort - we aim to provide comfort, relaxation and a well-planned itinerary based on psychology, research-based evidence and a dash of spirituality at an affordable price. Chris, the main host & owner, is trained, experienced & accredited in psychology/psychotherapy/mental health/group therapy/yoga/meditation/education and food safety.

Opportunities for self-development, personal growth, gaining insight and letting go can also occur for those who are looking for that. Themed workshops will be offered throughout the retreat as well as free time to relax or explore the area.

 

We are a small boutique retreat -11 guests maximum but usually less as some people opt for sole occupancy of rooms.

Twice daily yoga (hatha, vinyasa flow, gentle and yin/restorative).

Meditations and wellness workshops offered throughout the day as well as walks, creative sessions, fire pit ceremonies, spiritual movies, etc. (schedule varies for each retreat and is tailored to the group via a pre-retreat questionnaire).

Healthy and tasty vegetarian/gluten-free/dairy-free home-cooked food provided for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Group fitness classes offered on some retreats to those who wish to participate (or simply relax by the pool instead - the choice is yours - no judgement here at Rolling Hills Retreat).

Pre-booked massages from other trained professionals.

Approximately $40 Uber or $60 taxi from Ballina Airport.

Hot-tub only available at some of our retreats. Sauna is available at various points over the retreat as it is wood-fired.

Typical Schedule

Friday

2pm onwards - arrive anytime and feel free to use the pool, relax or use the meditation room.

4:15pm – Welcome meeting (30 mins approx)

5pm – 6pm Gentle yoga & meditation – the basics (1hr)

7:15 pm Dinner available to be served to you (feel free sit wherever you like – by yourself or with other retreaters).

8:15 – 9pm – Opening circle, setting intentions and a relaxing yoga nidra meditation to prepare us for bedtime.

9:30pm onwards – whisper time.

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Saturday

7:10am – 8am  – Hatha yoga session and meditation.

8:15am – 8:45am breakfast.

10-11am – Wellness workshop

Free time – gym equipment available for use OR self-drive to the beach/markets/hike/explore.

12:45 – 1:15pm Lunch served between these times or it can be left out for you to have when you choose.

3:30-4:30pm – Creative activity.

5-6pm  – Vinyasa yoga, breathwork & arm hold integration.

7:15 pm Dinner available to be served to you (optional glass of wine offered).

8pm – Movie night.

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Sunday:

7:10am – 8am – Vinyasa flow yoga and meditation.

8:15am – 8:45am – Breakfast.

10am – 11:50am – Optional trip to Killen Waterfall and walking meditation.

12:45 – 1pm-  Lunch available to be served to you.

Free time – gym equipment available for use OR self-drive to the beach/hike/explore or continue with your creative activity.

4pm – 5pm – Wellness workshop

6:45 – Dinner served to you (silent dinner).

7:45pm – Fire pit ceremony.

8:10-9pm – relaxing yin yoga.

9:30pm onwards – whisper time.

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Monday:

7:10am – 8am – Yoga & meditation

8:15am - Breakfast.

10:15 – wellness workshop, closing circle & meditation

Departure by 11:30am – float to your next destination.

Meditation Class
Intense Workout

Examples of themed workshops

Letting go of the past

Strategies for mental health

Mind, Body, Soul

Heal

Connection 

Self-care and self-love

Learning to find joy

Living with anxiety

Understanding depression

Honouring grief

Love all of the different parts of you

Reignite your purpose

LGBTIQA+ retreats

Being an introvert in an extroverted world

Be okay with silence (silent retreats)

It's good to talk (retreats for men)

Women--led retreats for women

Yoga retreats with theory & philosophy (all levels welcome)

Open to other themes as well - please get in touch

Want to co-host or host your own retreat? Get in touch to discuss.

Upcoming Events

  • Mind Body Soul Retreat - 20th - 23rd May
    Fri, 20 May
    Rolling Hills Retreat
    20 May, 2:00 pm AEST – 23 May, 11:30 am AEST
    Rolling Hills Retreat, Pearces Creek NSW 2477, Australia
    4 days/3 nights all inclusive accommodation, healthy food, yoga, wellness workshops, creative activity, waterfall walk, sauna & meditations. Massages available & opportunities for free time. Do as little or as much as you like. All are welcome as well as all levels of retreat/yoga experience.
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Testimonials

Male, Sydney

The entire weekend exceeded my expectations. I went into the retreat a damaged soul with little to no positive perspective on life. There was the perfect mix of activities which included, self healing, self care, free time and group activities which allowed me to connect with others.

Rolling Hills Retreat is a slice of heaven, situated in a beautiful location surrounded by mountains and neighbouring farms. It offers spacious and scenic views of mother nature creating a sense of calmness and serenity. The food was incredible and the hosts, Chris and Cam, were unbelievable.

 

The yoga and mediation programs were beyond incredible. The programs have equipped me with the necessary strategies to deal with negative thoughts and bad decision making. I have found myself repeating my own mantra's and affirmations on a daily basis since returning from the retreat. I meditate every night and have recommenced my yoga practices.

 

Sine the retreat, I have implemented more joy and self care routines in my everyday life. I feel refocussed and full of purpose. Chris and Cam, thank you for the opportunity and for allowing me to find myself again. I am eternally grateful.

Female, Brisbane

What can I say except wow! The 2 night yoga and wellness retreat at Rolling Hills Retreat was phenomenal from start to finish. Chris and Cameron were excellent hosts, providing the small comforts that help make you feel like you're at home and in a safe, welcoming space. The food was freshly prepared, vegan and so tasty - for someone who only eats vegetarian perhaps 2-3 times per week, I will now be moving more towards vegan recipes in the future thanks to their amazing and easy to follow examples.

 

The yoga part of this retreat was great for a beginner like myself who has only done a few YouTube videos and a gym class here and there. We were shown different types of yoga and were expertly guided into the correct form by instructor Chris. Going back to the body balance class at the gym the following day, I felt clear and confident in my movements and in the new techniques I had learnt over the weekend.

 

The self care/help workshops were more than I expected but what a great space to let go of some darkness and get help seeing the light, with techniques to take home and continue the good vibrations. The meditation workshops were equally as useful and I felt myself fall into a meditative state for the first time with Chris's soothing voice and expert guidance.

 

With plenty of free time, activities to do as a group and solo, and planned workshops and exercise, I highly recommend this retreat for anyone looking to recharge their batteries, kickstart their mental and physical health journey or just get away from the hustle and bustle of every day life with these beautiful souls and in such beautiful surroundings. I am already counting down the days until I can visit this beautiful place again for another wonderful retreat!

Anonymous

I recently attended a 3-day retreat at Rolling Hills Retreat and am feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and grounded. Everything about the experience was nourishing and positive - the stunning location and scenery, accomodation and facilities, delicious food and first class program facilitated by an experienced and warm host. It was a wonderful retreat that I highly recommend.