coming out of your covid cocoon

July Weekend Immune Boosting Retreat

Lysterfield Victoria 

24 - 26 July 2020

As Australians start to emerge from long periods spent at home in isolation, we know there are plenty of stressed out and overwhelmed women out there who feel that they need a break and a change of scenery. These women are in dire need of and absolutely deserve some quality 'me-time' away from their homes, families, work and the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19.



  • Are you a mum who's been stuck at home for weeks with school aged kids? Have you been feeling swamped by the sheer mental load of juggling work commitments, managing the household, home schooling, keeping everyone safe and well and trying to maintain your own sanity as well? 

  • Are you a hardworking healthcare/essential worker who's completely exhausted? Are you over the long hours at work, insecurity about your own health/safety of loved ones, and uncertainty about the future?

  • * Are you a business woman/entrepeneur whose business has been affected by the lockdown? Perhaps you're working harder and longer hours than you ever have? Maybe you've been forced to hibernate or close your business? 

  • Are you a mum of very young kids, who hasn’t had a good night’s sleep in years, is feeling anxious and uncertain, craves adult conversation and has lost sight of who you are since becoming a mum?


  • Are you a mature woman who has been feeling isolated and frustrated in lockdown? Are you looking for new connections and inspiration on how to move forward in the next phase of of your life?



Many of us have suffered in lockdown. Some of us have actually thrived and enjoyed certain aspects of the new 'normal'. Some of us have felt bored and depressed. Many of us have enjoyed the slower and simpler pace of life. Some have felt anxious and worried about our health. Many have taken the time to invest in their physical and mental health. Some have been forced to isolate in dangerous or uncomfortable situations. Some of us have worked harder than we have ever done before. Some of us have worked less than we normally do. Many of us have felt scared and uncertain about what the future holds. Some have seen this time as a great opportunity for transformation and growth.


How you are feeling may have changed from day-to-day. We are now entering the next phase of this crazy situation. COVID-19 is still out there and we still need to be healthy, cautious, careful and safe. But as we are finally permitted to emerge from our 'COVID cocoons' we can start to reconnect with both ourselves and others.


Technology has certainly been a blessing during lockdown. It has enabled us to keep in touch with family and friends, albeit virtually. However, nothing beats true human face-to-face connection (even if has to be at a safe distance from each other!)

On this MeTreat Weekend Immunity Boosting Retreat we will:


  • HELP YOU de-stress, relax and recharge in a warm and friendly environment.

  • NURTURE your body/boost your immunity with delicious healthy food, yoga, meditation, nature walks and wellness treatments.

  • TEACH YOU simple and practical techniques to boost your immune system eg how to overcome stress and overwhelm and basic nutritional advice.

  • 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.

  • RECONNECT YOU with yourself, your priorities and your passion for life.

  • BRING MORE JOY into your life through shared experiences, laughter, fun and giggles.


If the last few months have taught us anything, it's that life is short and everything we took for granted can change in the blink of an eye. If you've always wanted to get away on a retreat, but were always too busy or didn't feel you deserved it, we hope that you realise that the only time that is important is RIGHT NOW!!


We don't know when we will next be able to visit families interstate or take that overseas family holiday, but this is something that you can commit to and benefit from really soon, so seize the day and invest in yourself and your wellbeing TODAY!


  • You NEED to get away from the trauma and turbulence of the last few months.

  • You DESERVE to spend time socialising with other women who also need a break.

  • It is TIME for you to invest in your own self care after months of looking after others.

  • It is VITAL that you learn strategies for dealing with stress and overwhelm.


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. They too have spent the last few months in lockdown with their 5 sons juggling distance learning, investing in their health and wellbeing, managing their businesses and maintaining their household!


Their mission is to:


  • ENCOURAGE you to stop and prioritise yourself.

  • 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 along the way.



We understand that safety and hygiene are on everyone's minds right now. Our priority is to make you feel relaxed, safe and secure whilst you are on your retreat:

  • We will ensure that the retreat venue is thoroughly cleaned prior to our stay.

  • The venue is extremely spacious. We will be able to space ourselves out by the required 1.5 metres for all activities, including meals.

  • We are limiting the number of guests at the retreat to a maximum of 10 (instead of 16).

  • We will provide hand sanitiser and regular opportunities for handwashing.

  • All beds have hotel quality linen and all linen is sent to a laundry service so that you have fresh, hygienically clean, crisp sheets for your stay.

  • Fresh, clean towels are provided for your convenience.

  • On arrival, all guests will have their temperatures checked with a non-contact thermometer, as per the recommended health regulations. Any guest that has a fever will not be permitted to attend the retreat.

  • We request that guests do not attend the retreat if they have a fever, are sick, have returned from overseas or have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the 14 days before the retreat.

  • We will request that guest leave the retreat immediately if they have a fever of are feeling unwell during the weekend.


The retreat program will take place at Springfield Country Retreat. Springfield is a renovated 7 bedroom paradise set on 13 acres of botanical gardens situated within close proximity to Lysterfield Lake Park. Lysterfield is just over 30kms away from Melbourne’s CBD.

Springfield has a tennis court, swimming pool, an in-ground trampoline, peddle carts, a basketball ring and netted cricket pitch. The house has large open spaces including a large rumpus room that overlooks the pool and garden. There is a billiard room as well as a lovely sitting room with a glass roof, perfect for gazing up at the sky.

The house has been recently renovated and has 7 bedrooms. There are 2 large master bedrooms with full ensuites including baths. All beds have hotel quality linen. The king and queen beds have electric blankets for those cool nights. All singles are king single beds except for the bunk room which has single bunks. Fresh bath towels and pool towels are also provided for your convenience.



We are offering the following accommodation:

  • Bedroom 1 -  Huge luxurious master bedroom with king size bed and ensuite bath (1 guest)

  • Bedroom 2 - Large luxurious master room with queen size bed and ensuite (1 guest)

  • Bedroom 3 - Stylish room with queen size bed (1 guest)

  • Bedroom 4 - Cozy room with double bed (1 guest)

  • Bedroom 5 - Spacious twin room with king single beds (2 guests)

  • Bedroom 7 - Large bunk room with single bunks (4 guests)


The retreat program covers all on-site activities and catering from 12pm on Friday 24 July to 4.00pm on Sunday 26 July 2020 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 group personal development sessions (eg. boosting your immunity, stress management,  self-care)

  • 'Dreamtime' time for local on-site and off-site activities, 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 meditation class with Tanya (valued at $30)

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

*Subject to current restrictions


On the Friday 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

  • Use the on-site facilities eg tennis court, billiard room etc

  • Take part in local off-site activities eg winery visit*

  • Partake in-house treatments – eg PSYCH-K®, massage*

We are currently investigating activities available in the local area. Further information including pricing will be advised after you have booked in for the retreat.

*Subject to current restrictions


  • All attendees will be provided with delicious and healthy meals made with love by our retreat caterer Carlyle Complete Catering

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

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

  • A range of wines will be served with dinner.



Vikki Friedman is the Founder of MeTreat Women's Retreats and a busy mother of three boys aged 10, 13 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 Women's Retreats. Vikki loves connecting with, supporting and helping women to thrive in all areas of their lives.



Tanya Levy joined MeTreat  Women's Retreats as a partner at the beginning of 2019.  Tanya 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.


  • Bedroom 1 Single - $1550 per person 

  • Bedroom 2 Single - $1400 per person

  • Bedroom 3 Single - $1250 per person

  • Bedroom 4 Single -  $1150 per person

  • Bedroom 5 Twin - $1020 per person

  • Bedroom 7 4 Room - $800 per person 

A $300 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your spot at the retreat. 

All bookings must be made and paid in full by no later than Wednesday 8 July (see Terms & Conditions below).

Our retreats are popular and fill up quickly. We are currently seeking EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST for this retreat. Please get in touch to express interest about booking into the retreat. We'll have a chat with you to make sure that our retreats are what you are looking for and to make sure we can best meet your needs.

Please give Tanya (0407 332212) or Vikki (0410 745737) a call to find out more.

Alternatively shoot us an email at  contact@metreatretreats.com and we’ll get back to you asap to arrange a time for a chat.


Full payment of the retreat deposit and retreat balance payment must be made by the due date to secure your spot at the retreat.

Due to the current uncertainty regarding COVID-19, we will make a firm decision on whether it is feasible and safe for the retreat to go ahead by Friday 10 July 2020.

If the retreat does not go ahead due to insufficient numbers, all monies will be refunded to non-cancelling participants.

If the retreat cannot go ahead due to COVID-19 restrictions, extreme weather conditions, retreat venue financial insolvency, retreat venue internal operation issues etc, all monies will be refunded to non-cancelling participants.

Participant Cancellation

Participants who cancel their booking prior to Wednesday 8 July 2020 will be eligible to receive a full refund less the non-refundable deposit.

Participants who cancel their booking after Wednesday 8 July 2020 are not eligible for any refund.

Participants who are not permitted to join the retreat due to health reasons (eg fever detected upon arrival) or are unwell during the retreat, will not be eligible for a refund.

Refunds will be paid within one week of the retreat end date.


Check out what some of the wonderful women who joined us at the Feb 2020 METreat Weekend Wellness Retreat at Continental House, Hepburn had to say about their experiences on retreat!

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