"Radiance comes from
within, manifesting as
shining skin, hair and
eyes. Radiance Retreats
are a complete renewal
of body, mind and spirit"

radiance - n. 1.
the quality or state of
being radiant
radiant - adj. 1.
characterized by health,
intense joy,
adj. 2.
sending out rays of light;
bright; shining
retreat - vb. 8.
a place to which one may
retire for refuge, quiet, etc...

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Tuesday 29th Dec 2020 to Sunday 3rd January 2021

5 night all-inclusive NYE retreat
AUD $TBA - Twin Share Room
AUD $TBA - Single Room
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Be deeply nourished and inspired in beautiful surounds on our all-inclusive NYE Yoga Restore Wellness Retreat staying 5 nights at Gymea Retreat in the lush Northern NSW hinterland.

This inspirational retreat offers time and space away from everyday life to relax and enjoy morning and afternoon yoga classes, massage and hydrotherapy spa session (steam, plunge pool, sauna, jacuzzi), guided walks, meditation, core strength classes, evening yoga nidra, stillness and restoration, a NYE ritual ceremony and other healing art classes for renewal with all organic meals and fresh juices.

We stay at the lovely Gymea Eco Retreat & Spa, a nature lovers paradise tucked away in the lush Gold Coast hinterland with abundant bird life and stunning views of Wollumbin (Mt. Warning). Retreat facilities include a divine 20 metre magnesium swimming pool; in-house Day Spa; Hydrotherapy Circuit with steam, sauna, jacuzzi and plunge pool; large Octagonal Yoga Hall and on-site walking trails for our daily guided walks.

The retreat price includes:
5 nights accommodation
Group transfers from and to Coolangatta Gold Coast Airport
All healthy & abundant organic vegetarian meals
All morning juices, fruits, teas, snacks & filtered water
Inspirational morning yoga practice
Afternoon Restoration yoga class
A 1hour Massage at the in-house Gymea Day Spa
2 hour Hydrotherapy Spa Circuit (Jacuzzi, steam, sauna, plunge)
Pre lunch classes: core strenth, restoration or meditation
Daily guided walks on the properties nature trails
Evening yoga nidra (lying down guided relaxation)
Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyle talk with our Naturopath
NYE ritual ceremony to release the old & invite the new
Plus other healing art classes...

As well as your 1 hour included Massage extra healing massage and spa treatments are available to book at the in-house Day Spa - as well as Naturopathic and Flower Essence Consultations and life coaching sessions with Haydie.

Your retreat hosts and Yoga teachers are Haydie Osborne and Jacinta O'Leary, both experienced Radiance Retreats teachers and certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers. Our morning yoga practice includes meditation, gentle limbering, Vinyasa flow sequences and stronger asana work to build strength, flexibility and awareness. Afternoon yoga classes are a deeply restorative blend of therapeutic postures and quietening breathing sequences. Lots of individual attention and adjustments are given. Those new to yoga and people with injuries and various physical conditions are well taken care of. Click here to read more about the yoga and the Radiance Retreat teachers and facilitators.

Our daily ritual includes:

6.30 - 9 am: morning yoga with Haydie and Jacinta
9.00 am: fresh juice and healthy buffet breakfast
10.00 am: massage / spa circuit / guided walk / rest
1.00 pm: pre lunch core strength class / meditation or restoration yoga
1.30 pm: healthy and delicious buffet lunch
2.30 pm: massage / spa circuit / guided walk / rest
4.30 pm: afternoon restoration yoga
7.00 pm: healthy and nutritious dinner
8.30 pm: evening yoga nidra / other

About the food: Our meals are lovingly prepared using fresh local organic produce. The menu is abundant, delicious and healthy. This is not a fast so you won't go hungry, however we cut out meat, most dairy, wheat, sugar, coffee and alcohol so your body will be lightly cleansing. Each morning after yoga we sip a fresh healthy juice before our abundant breakfast. Lunch is another delicious meal and dinner healthy and nutritious. Tea's and fruits are available throughout the retreat as well as purified drinking water. By the retreats end you'll be feeling energised, clear and nourished with ideas for continuing your healthy eating at home.

5 night all-inclusive NYE retreat:
AUD $TBA - Twin Share Room
AUD $TBA - Single Room
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*If booking this retreat on your own please select a Single Room.
**Twin Share Rooms are only for two friends sharing (Twin Beds) or Couple's (King Bed) as the screened shower is located inside the bedroom - not in a separate room. Each room has an ensuite toilet.

Not included in the price: airfares and travel insurance.

Pick-up & arrival: Our group pick-up is at 12.30 pm at the Coolangatta/Gold Coast International Airport. Please ensure you book a flight to arrive at this time or earlier. If arriving in the morning you can head to the beach or local area before meeting back at the Airport for the pick-up or relax at the airport cafe. Upon arrival you will check-in and be shown to your room, enjoy some teas and fruit before our first yoga class and group welcome at 5 pm allowing you time to get settled, look around and perhaps have a swim. Check-out of the retreat is at 11 am with group transfer back to the airport. We will plan to have you dropped to the airport by11 am (Qld time is 1 hour behind with daylight saving). Please ensure you book your return flights to depart around 12.30 pm on the last day.

getting here by car: please refer to the map below and email for more detailed driving instructions if needed.


“I had a fantastic experience on this NYE retreat - great facilitators, beautiful food and such a picturesque location. It’s an excellent way to start the New Year and you will leave feeling rejuvenated. I highly recommend and look forward to trying a different retreat in the future!”
Nicole, 29, Arts Professional - NYE Uki Yoga Spa Restore Retreat

“I'm still glowing and energised from a wonderful retreat. I'm so glad I decided to go to the retreat again. I attended the retreat at Byron Bay 2 years ago and felt absolutely amazing afterwards. This retreat held in Uki at Gymea did the same thing for me.”
Cathy, 49, Finance systems consultant & coach – Uki NYE Yoga Spa Restore Retreat

"I cannot thank the team of Radiance Retreat enough for the whole experience of the retreat. Yoga has changed my life. I feel so in tune with my body and mind more than ever. You introduced me to a diverse selection of food that was delicious. I have continued eating organic food and have not gone back to old habbits. I have had comments from people saying how well I look which is an extra bonus because I feel terrific. Thank you all for your warmth and wisdom."
 Nadine, 36 years old, teacher - Byron Bay Yoga Retreat

"Thank you to the team of beautiful souls who came together to make this retreat happen. A truly worthwhile experience; refreshing, inspiring, joyful, opening. I came away with a clearer mind, healthier body and happier heart."
Kim. 39, Mum and uni student - Bali Yoga Retreat

"Thank you Jessie and team. My purposes in attending this retreat have been met - and more! I leave feeling healthy, flexible, refreshed and relaxed."
Kate, 61, Leadership Coach and Writer - Byron Bay Yoga Retreat

"I came to this retreat with some high hopes and expectations and can honestly say the retreat surpassed my expectations. I can't recommend this retreat highly enough. Whether you just need to relax from a stressed life, you are a beginner, or you are someone who wants to delve deeper into your yoga, you will be catered for. Thank you to Jessie and the facilitators for creating such a special space"
Mark, 41, Teacher - Byron Bay Yoga Retreat

"A divine experience with inspiring yoga teachers, healthy food, beautiful surrounds and lovely people sharing the journey"
Sandra, 45, Marketing manager/Yoga teacher - NYE Retreat

"Radiance Retreat was an exceptional experience on all levels. Such care and nuturing support from all staff. Wonderful food with soul--Thank you."
Dianne Fisher, Client Services Manager/Financial Planning

"Nowhere to go and nothing to do - Jessie shows you how to just BE. Her serenity is infectious!"
Adrienne, 38, Wife, Mother, Business Owner - Byron Bay Retreat

"A beautiful location with inspiring and heartfelt tuition from Jessie and her helpers. An experience to be treasured and aspire to be repeated."
Cathryn, 53, Remedial Massage Therapist and Yoga Instructor

"Sunshine, good food, a beautiful location, and hours of yoga every day - it sounded to good to be true before I went and the reality was even better.  I have returned home with a lightness of spirit. Radiance is certainly what it's been about for me, and each day since I have returned home I have given thanks that I was able to spend such a week exploring my mind, body and sprit in such beautiful surroundings, with the truly exceptional group of people that Jessie has gathered around her.  An experience definitely to be repeated."
Nicky, 40, Environmental Campaigner - Byron Bay Retreat

"You have given me back years of my life. I feel energized and can cope with the challenges of my job and commitments more easily. I am waking each morning refreshed and I can’t wait to get into what the day has for me. Thankyou."
Leonie, 52, Human Resources Manager - Uki Retreat

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