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Wellness Retreats in Melbourne: What happens on a retreat?

Our last wellness retreat in June was a huge success, and our next event on November 4th is set to be even better!

With healthy movement classes, a nutrition workshop with naturopath and nutritionist Stephanie of The Luxton Clinic, plus an interactive stress and goal setting workshop; our next event can't be missed!

What did we do at the last retreat?

1. Pilates and yoga fusion class

No experience was needed for this movement class that challenged 12 womens' core strength, breathing and flexibility. This class was the perfect way for the guests to learn about the importance muscles require to keep their spines in perfect health.

2. Morning tea by Seedling Cafe

Power balls and chia puddings packed full of goodies were the perfect way for guests to stay full of energy for the morning after the tough class!

3. Nutrition workshop

Learning how to stay healthy in winter is always baffling, but our guests loved our nutrition workshop that covered everything from stress eating to vitamin C-rich foods.

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4. Lunch at Laneway Greens and a goal-setting session

Laneway Greens is well known for it's amazing food, and I had to share it with my guests. We popped downstairs from the studio for a healthy lunch, before heading back upstairs for a goal-setting session.

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5. Stretch class and meditation

Stretching with slow breathing and dim lights are the perfect way to wind down a busy day, and all the guests slowly relaxed into the stretch class. We followed with 10 minutes of breathing meditation.

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What our guests thought:

I recently was lucky enough to experience one of Caitlin's urban retreats in Melbourne and it was amazing! It was such a great day, and recommend it to anyone in need of a pick-me-up. Caitlin is lovely and knows a lot about anything to do with your mind-body connection so you'll learn some take-home tips as well. Thanks again Caitlin, can't wait for the next one - Sab, Melbourne
I did the June Retreat in Melbourne with Caitlin and was so impressed. I had such a beautiful day and came away feeling refreshed, empowered, relaxed and ready to take on some new challenges! The food was so great and super nourishing. I learnt a lot about nutrition and Caitlin's knowledge of the body is impressive. Loved it so much - my sister and I did it together! - Lizzie, Melbourne

A huge thank you to all the wonderful brands who contributed to this event: Wolf + Sun, The Good Seed Kefir, Freedom Spices and Organic Angels.

An even bigger thank you to the wonderful guests who attended. I always feel so lucky to meet wonderful women and share all the wellness gems I've learned on my travels.

Your health as an asset

Drawing parallels between your house and your health may seem strange, but it can help change your attitudes towards your health and wellbeing.

1. Renovations

Knocking down crusty walls and replacing them with open space and modern design breathes new life and value into a property. The same goes for your health; trying new superfoods, workout trends like Soulcycle or Barre, and experiencing new, evidence-based wellness therapies help freshen up and rejuvenate your health and wellbeing.

By adding modern innovation to your diet and workouts, you’re adding value to your health - just like renovations add value to your house.

2. Garage Sales

Getting rid of crap you’ve accumulated in your garage feels liberating! You can do the same with your health by ditching bad habits you’ve accumulated with a once a year ‘garage sale.’ If you started taking up social smoking, why not ditch it before it becomes a real habit? if you have a glass or two of wine every night, try having three alcohol-free nights a week before drinking becomes ingrained in your daily routine.

Little habits add up, so reevaluating your habits and ditching the bad ones leaves you feeling free and fresh to start anew.

3. Regular cleaning

A clean house is every home owner’s dream, but unclogging drains is never fun. The same goes for your health; you want to keep your body clean, and healthy pipes are important. Nutrient absorption is a vital element of health, and this mostly occurs within digestion.

Keeping this system healthy can help fight disease, help combat autoimmune disorders and prevent weight gain.

Probiotics help maintain a healthy pH in your digestive system, and eating natural fibres like psyllium husks, chia seeds, and fresh fruit and veggies can help maintain the motility of your digestive system.

4. Insurance

Insurance always seems like an waste of money, until you desperately need to make a claim. When it comes to health, it often takes that moment of desperation to inspire people to start making ‘payments,’ but you can start before then.

Instead of waiting for a health scare or injury; eat healthy, get regular exercise, meditate and meet up with a counsellor now, instead of later.

Even though these practices won’t stop an injury or health scare from happening, healthy habits help you recover faster when problems do arise.

5. Mandatory taxes and mortgage repayments

We all accept our mortgages and taxes as mandatory payments, but when it comes to our health we still see spending money on wellness as optional.

Instead, consider your gym membership, weekly yoga class and monthly visit to your counsellor or nutritionist as mandatory payments to elevate your health.

This doesn’t mean you’ll never skip a yoga class, but it does help prioritise health in your mind, and inspire you to make better use of your memberships.

Do you consider your health an asset?