Rediscover Your 'Inner Smile' This February

February Weekend Wellness MeTreat

at Continental House, Hepburn Springs, VIC 

28 February  - 1 March 2020


We know that there are plenty of stressed out and overwhelmed women out there who are in dire need of some quality 'me-time'.


* You might be a mum of school aged kids who is pulling your hair out after having the kids at home for the long school holidays.


* You might be a hardworking businesswoman or entrepeneur who rarely takes any time off to relax and decompress from your busy working life.


* You might be a stay at home mum with young kids who hasn’t had a good night’s sleep in years, craves adult conversation and has lost sight of who you are since becoming a mum.


* You might be a mature woman who is looking for new connections and inspiration on how to move forward in the next phase of your life.


Whilst it's great to try and incorporate regular self-care activities into your normal lives, there's nothing quite like getting away for a whole weekend on a retreat to give you the time and space to really relax and restore so you can figure out how you want things to change in your life moving forward.

Our METreat weekend wellness retreats are specifically designed to:

* Help you de-stress, relax and recharge in a warm and friendly environment.
* Nurture your body with delicious healthy food, yoga, meditation, nature walks and wellness treatments.
* Teach you simple and practical techniques for overcoming stress and overwhelm.
* Inspire you on ways you can incorporate more self-care into your daily life.
* Connect you with incredible women who will share their stories and inspire you.
* Re-connect you with yourself and your passion for life.
* Bring more joy into your life through shared experiences, laughter, fun and giggles.


We don't want life to get so busy and stressful for you that you end up getting ill or reaching a crisis point that's difficult to return from.

We want you to proactively take control of your life, invest in yourself, learn new wellness tips and techniques, meet some amazing women and have lots of laughs and fun along the way.


After a weekend with us, you will return home a happier and less stressed version of yourself so that you can be a better mother, partner, friend, work colleague and all-round amazing human being.


Vikki and Tanya who run the retreats are both busy working mothers who know how important it is to invest in regular self-care to maintain both physical and mental wellbeing. They know how hard the juggle can be through personal experience. Their mission is to:


* Encourage you to to stop and give yourself permission to put yourself first for a change!

* Empower you by teaching you new wellness and self-care techniques

* Inspire you to enjoy life more through making new friendships and having lots of fun on the way.





The retreat program will take place at the charming Continental House, Hepburn - a well-loved, restored 1920s guest house where modern comforts, lush spa experiences and a quirky character are combined with a rich history and a colourful past.

Perfectly located in the Spa Centre of Victoria, Conti has 12 ensuite bedrooms, a fully equipped yoga room, a wood panelled lounge, stacked bookcases and plenty of breakaway areas. There is plenty of room for everyone to truly retreat and have special time to recharge and relax.

The property has beautiful gardens and is directly located on the Goldfields Track, within minutes of the Hepburn Springs Reserve. A highlight is Conti's on-site stunning authentic Turkish Hammam steam room which will be made available during the retreat. 3 massage rooms are also available to provide relaxation, reike and deep tissue options via Conti's highly trained therapists.

All bedrooms have modern beds, luxury linen, fluffy blankets and en-suite bathroom with luxurious natural aromatherapy toiletries. Rooms have hydronic heating for chilly winter nights and air conditioning and fans for the warmer months. 



We are offering the following accommodation:

  • King bedroom with claw footed bath (1 room available)

  • Queen bedroom (7 rooms available)

  • Twin bedrooms  (5 rooms available)

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Retreat Inclusions

The retreat program covers all on-site activities and catering from 3pm on Friday 28 February to 4.00pm on Sunday 1 March and includes:

  • 2 nights luxury accommodation

  • Healthy, delicious gourmet catering with wine included

  • Opening and closing women's empowerment circles

  • 3 yoga sessions (separate class to accommodate beginners)

  • 3 guided meditation sessions

  • 2 personal development sessions (eg. stress management, self-care, self-talk)

  • 2 guided nature walks

  • 'Dreamtime' time for Turkish Hammam bathing experience, massages, PSYCH-K or simply time to relax

  • Retreat gift pack with goodies/discounts worth $100+

  • 25% discount off a 7 class yoga pack with Tanya (valued at $40)

  • 1 free group mediation class with Tanya (valued at $30)

  • 1 free self-care scheduling session with Vikki (valued at $100)

Retreat Extras

On the Saturday afternoon we will have 'DREAMTIME'. Extra treatments/activities need to booked in and paid for in advance. This space is offered to you to :

  • Relax

  • Rest

  • Partake in-house treatments – eg , Turkish Hammam group bathing experience, PSYCH-K, massage. 

Further information including pricing will be advised after you have booked in for the retreat.


  • All attendees will be provided with delicious and healthy organic meals made with love by  our retreat caterer The Whole Food Artists

  • We will be providing all meals including breakfast,  lunch, morning/afternoon teas and dinner daily.

  • Organic herbal teas and coffee will be available for the duration of the retreat. 

  • Menu adjustments can be made for participants with specific dietary requirements.

  • A range of wines will be served with dinner.

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Retreat Facilitators


Vikki Friedman is the Founder of METreat and a busy mother of three boys aged 10, 12 and 15.

She started the business following a long and difficult history with anxiety and depression,

which resulted in her being hospitalised for five weeks when her three boys were very young.

Once Vikki recovered, she made a promise to herself to attend a retreat every year as part of regular self-care and prevention of relapse. Vikki had learned the importance of 'ME'time and self-care and realised that when she is happy her family and relationships benefit too.

Vikki had an amazing time at various retreats over the next five years and in addition to the wellness activities she participated in, found her favourite aspect of each retreat was the opportunity to connect with other women, form new friendships, share new experiences and, most importantly, have fun and laugh!!

In 2017 she made the decision to leave her job in online-fundraising to start METreat Women's Retreats. She wanted to bring her love of retreats and her understanding of the huge benefits they provide to all women, and in particular, mums who often struggle to find the time to look after themselves.

Vikki is responsible for planning, organising and marketing METreat Retreats. Vikki loves connecting with, supporting and helping women to thrive in all areas of their lives.

Vikki Friedman



Tanya Levy joined METreat as a partner at the beginning of 2019.  Tanya is the founder and

Director of the White Lotus Yoga Centre  and offers personal development programs and services

via her wellbeing company In Purpose


Tanya has used the last 27 years searching for the meaning of life and the purpose of hers. She is an

experienced yoga and meditation teacher and has also been involved in the healing arts and the wellness

industry for well over 27 years. 


Tanya helps women shine a light on the shadow aspects of themselves through movement, diet, creative visualisation, stress management and, addressing fears and limitations and replacing them

with self-enhancing ones. Tanya currently runs international Yoga and Personal Development retreats. 


As well as being a caring and compassionate practitioner, Tanya is also a lot of fun and enjoys life

to the full as well as being a present and loving mum to her two teenage sons.



Check out what some of the wonderful women who joined us at the July METreat Retreat at The King Parrot Cottages, Pennyroyal had to say about their experiences on retreat!


Standard Pricing (for bookings made prior to 14 february 2020)

Our retreats are exclusive and fill up very quickly. Book early to make sure you don't miss out on a spot!

  • Twin Room with Ensuite $1120 per person

  • Queen Room with Ensuite $1200 per person

*Retreat must be paid in full by 14 February to qualify for prices above. Prices will increase after 14 February 2020.

Please get in touch to express interest about booking into the retreat. We have a chat with all potential guests to make sure that our retreats are what you are looking for and to make sure we can best meet your needs.

Please either give Vikki a call on 0410 745737 or shoot us an email at and we’ll get back to you asap to arrange a time for a chat.