Back to Nature Rustic Retreat 14th - 17th Feb 2019 - SOLD OUT
Shedule For Back To Nature Rustic Retreat
Shedule For Back To Nature Rustic Retreat
Shedule For Back To Nature Rustic Retreat
Shedule For Back To Nature Rustic Retreat

Back to Nature Rustic Retreat 14th - 17th Feb 2019 - SOLD OUT

Regular price $1,300.00 Sale

What your weekend includes

  • Rustic home style accomodation at Starry Nights Homestay
  •  Maximum of 10 guests.
  • 3 Home cooked vegetarian dinners.
  • 3 Delicious breakfasts made with local produce.
  • 2 yoga & meditation classes
  • 1 art therapy workshop
  • 2 hours at local spa with hot tubs, saunas.
  • Fresh green juice daily.
  • Free entry to The Crystal Castle Shambala Gardens 
  • Sound healing at Crystal Castle
  • Minyon Water Falls bush walk & picnic
  • Bangalow town excursion.
  • Unlimited Teas, Coffees.
  • Poetry & story sharing. 
  • Homemade chai, cookies, and scones with fresh strawberries & cream.
  • Live musical entertainment at the Fire Pit.
  • Board games, card games, and old fashioned conversation
  • Peace, tranquility, and the sounds of nature

Note* All Activities are optional.  You can always choose to just relax on the deck, by the simple pool, enjoy a book, schedule a message, or meditate in the calming surrounds of The Starry Nights Homestay.  You can also add an energy healing, massage or clairvoyant reading to your retreat, at extra costs. 

This is a digital detox retreat so we ask that you hand over your phones and digital devices.  We will keep them in our safe for you at the end of the weekend.  There is a landline for emergencies  that you may use and we will keep a cell phone on us for emergencies on excursions.  

This means we will be without our beloved digital devices for music.  We do have a record player though, and $35 of your ticket price will go towards the purchase of an album for Starry Nights Homestay.  If you would like to suggest a particular album and we don't already have it, we will attempt to buy it.  

Retreat Schedule 

    Day 1 

    2:30pm - 3:30pm Welcomes

    Welcome to Starry Nights Homestay. Hand in your mobile phones and devices, which we will lock in our safe*, so you have no distractions over the next 4 days. Then take your shoes off, find your rooms, explore the home and property and greet your roomies as they arrive. 

    *We do have a land line to receive and make calls in case of emergencies

    3:30pm- 4:30pm Opening Ceremony & Meditation 

    This is your chance to connect with your fellow guests and set some intentions for the weekend ahead. We will do some very gentle stretching exercises to release the physical tension of the day and take you on a guided meditation to bring you into the present moment.

    4:45pm Chai & cookies time 

    Enjoy a lovely cup of tea and a delicious homemade cookie or raw vegan sweet treat.  Choose from traditional homemade chai, a variety of herbals, or coffee.

    5:00pm - 7:00pm *Reflection time 

    We now invite you to relax, take some deep breathes of fresh country air. Listen to the sounds of nature. Explore the grounds, take a walk up the river or up the valley.  Or find a cosy spot to relax in one of our hammocks or day beds.

    *Reflection Time is the time to add an energy healing, massage or clairvoyant reading to your retreat. 

    7:15pm - 8:30pm Dinner on The Deck

    Enjoy a *home cooked family style meal lovingly prepared by your happy chef Om Daddy. Come and sit on the deck and for a nourishing meal. Enjoy the conversations and listen to the sounds of the forest.

    *Please let us know of any allergies or desires so we may plan a meal that nourishes and delights. The food will be vegetarian (unless indicated) made with the finest locally grown and sourced ingredients where ever possible.  

    8:30pm - 9:30pm Dream Time 

    Take it easy. Time to explore our range of board games & books. Or take some time to do some journaling or colouring in one of our beautiful mandalas. 

    9:45pm Fire Pit & Star Gazing

    When possible we will make a bonfire so you can roast a few marshmallows or make a s'more or two. If you don't know what a s'more is then you are truly in for a treat! 

    Spend a little time watching the night sky away from the light pollution of the cities and marvel at the Milky Way. You could even catch a shooting star or two. 

    Explore our extensive range of board games & books.  Or take some time to do some journaling or colouring in one of our beautiful mandalas. 

    Day 2

    7:00am - 8:00am

    Roll out of bed and into a blissful morning meditation and yin yoga class to start your day with a little bit of zen.

    8:00am - 9:00am Big Breakfast on the Deck

    Enjoy a made to order home cooked breakfast with fresh squeezed juice, tea, coffee, and/or traditional homemade chai tea

    9:30am - 11:30pm Creative Arts Workshop

    We have a section of art therapy teachers available for this explorative workshop.

    Eg: Life drawing, pottery, vision boarding, water color painting, dream catcher creation and story writings.  Each retreat will be a different surprise. 

    12:30pm - 4:30pm Crystal Castle Tour 

    Wander through the stunning Shambhala Gardens and rainforest. Find yourself in an ancient labyrinth. Touch the World Peace Stupa, a project blessed by the Dalai Lama himself. Whilst the Enjoy a delicious light lunch 

    *Lunch at Crystal Castle not included 

    3:00pm - 4:00pm Sound Healing Bath at Crystal Castle 

    Be immersed in an enriching sound healing bath, a visualisation meditation and sacred ‘Kora Walk’ around The World Peace Stupa. This unique Crystal Castle offering deepens your inner and outer sense of peace and brings you to a place that invokes your compassionate loving self.

    5:00pm - 7:00pm *Reflection time 

    We now invite you to explore the area, take some deep breathes of fresh country air. Explore the grounds, take a walk up the river or up the valley.  Or find a cosy spot to relax in one of our hammocks or day beds.

    7:30pm - 8:30pm Home Cooked Dinner Time

    Enjoy another *home cooked family style meal lovingly prepared by your happy chef Om Daddy. Come and sit on the deck and for a nourishing meal. Enjoy the conversations and listen to the sounds of the forest.

    *Please let us know of any allergies or desires so we may plan a meal that nourishes and delights. The food will be vegetarian (unless indicated) made with the finest locally grown and sourced ingredients where ever possible.  

    8:30pm - 10:00pm Dream Time 

    When possible we will make a bonfire so you can roast a few marshmallows or make a s'more or two. If you don't know what a s'more is then you are truly in for a treat! 

    Spend a little time watching the night sky away from the light pollution of the cities and marvel at the Milky Way. You could even catch a shooting star or two. 

    Explore our extensive range of board games & books.  Or take some time to do some journaling or colouring in one of our beautiful mandalas. 

    Day 3 

    7:00am - 8:00am

    Roll out of bed and into another blissful morning meditation and yin yoga class to start your day with a little bit of zen.

    8:00am - 9:00am Big Breakfast on the Deck

    Enjoy a made to order home cooked breakfast with juice, tea, coffee, and/or traditional homemade chai tea

    10:00am - 2:30pm Minyon Falls Hike & Picnic 

    Visit the enchanting Minyon Falls and see this spectacular natural display with an overlook of the surrounding landscape that is unmatched.  While here, enjoy a bush walk through the native rain forest to find magical swimming holes and breathtaking scenery.

    3:00pm - 5:00pm Kiva Spa Mullumbimby

    After your walk you will be ready for a 2 hour session at Kiva Spa. With hot tubs, saunas and cold pools. 

    7:30pm - 8:30pm Home Cooked Dinner Time

    Enjoy another *home cooked family style meal lovingly prepared by your happy chef Om Daddy. Come and sit on the deck and for a nourishing meal. Enjoy the conversations and listen to the sounds of the forest.

    *Please let us know of any allergies or desires so we may plan a meal that nourishes and delights. The food will be vegetarian (unless indicated) made with the finest locally grown and sourced ingredients where ever possible.  

    8:30pm - 10:00pm Dream Time

    When possible we will make a bonfire so you can roast a few marshmallows or make a s'more or two. If you don't know what a s'more is then you are truly in for a treat! 

    Spend a little time watching the night sky away from the light pollution of the cities and marvel at the Milky Way. You could even catch a shooting star or two. 

    Explore our extensive range of board games & books.  Or take some time to do some journaling or colouring in one of our beautiful mandalas. 

     

    Day 4

    7:00am - 8:15am Sunrise Yoga

    Roll out of bed and enjoy a morning meditation and yin yoga class to start your last day with a little bit of zen.

    8:00am - 10:30am Breakfast on the Deck

    Enjoy a made to order home cooked breakfast with juice, tea, coffee, and/or traditional homemade chai tea served up by the happy chef - Olatundji. 

    11:00am 11:30 Closing Ceremony 

    We will close this time spent reconnecting to yourself and the world around you with a ceremony by the fire pit (weather permitting).  Time to say good bye and thank your fellow guests for the weekend.  

    12:00pm Finish

    We will give you back your devices and assist you with your onward travel. Airport transfers are available at an extra cost. 

     Homestay Style Dorm Accomodation 

    • 2 person dorm with 2 x king single beds, fan, share house bathroom & toilet. $950pp
    • 3 person dorm with 3 x single beds. Shared ensuite bathroom & toilet. $950pp
    • 3 person rustic cabin. Shared ensuite bathroom & toilet. $950pp 
    • Private room - share the house bathroom & toilet. $1300