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'ELEVATE ME!' RETREAT

3 Day Wellness Retreat 

YARRA VALLEY, VICTORIA

31 March - 3 April 2022

RETREAT FACILITATORS

Vikki and Tanya who run MeTreat 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 spent much of 2020 and 2021 in lockdown with their 5 sons juggling distance learning, investing in their health and wellbeing, managing their businesses and maintaining their households!

 

During the second Melbourne lockdown in 2020, they ran The VITAlity Festival -  a free online 9 day health and wellness festival for frontline workers and anyone else adversely affected by the COVID pandemic. You can find out more about us here.

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GUEST PRESENTER - MARITA BAJURNOW

Marita Bajurnow, Singer/Songwriter, Musician, Drum Circle Facilitator, Educator and recording Artist, shares her passion for music as a vessel for wellbeing and connection to authentic self with Women and Children.

 

As Founder and Director of Your Creative Voice and Sing Move Drum Groove, Marita shares her specially composed world/groove based melodies in Drumming and Singing Circles. With over 20 years of inspiring individuals and groups through Classroom Education, Concerts Choral Direction, Music Performance in Acapella and Jazz ensembles, Marita’s specialises in helping individuals reconnect to their Creative Voice and it’s unlimited creative potential in the world.

 

Marita uses the hypnotic rhythms of the Djembe drum as a pathway for creative expression, co ordination as a foundation for improvisation and intuitive songwriting.

 

In her individual Creative Coaching and Workshops, Marita incorporates Wellbeing Practices, including; Singing Bowls, Breath work, E.F.T, meditation, chanting, Music Theory, Intuitive Art, Keyboard, Ukulele, and Voice production, to support the individuals healing and unique expressive journey

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GUEST PRESENTER - ROS BEN-MOSHE

Ros is founder of LaughLife Wellbeing Programs, a leading provider of positivity, resilience and wellbeing programs. She is author of the critically acclaimed “Laughing at cancer – How to Heal with Love, Laughter and Mindfulness”, part memoir, part healing guide based on a series of journals written following a shock diagnosis of bowel cancer at 42. She has a Master of Public Health and is Adjunct lecturer at The School of Public Health and Psychology at La Trobe University. Ros has written for an extensive media including The Canberra Times, Huffington Post and Wellbeing magazine and has been widely interviewed on national radio including Radio National Life Matters and Dr Norman Swan’s Health Report. Ros is Ambassador for the digital CancerAid app and Global Laughter Yoga Ambassador

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CATERING

  • All attendees will be provided with healthy and delicious catering using only the freshest and finest Yarra Valley produce prepared with love by Foothills' talented catering team. 

  • We will be providing all meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

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

  • A range of wines will be served with dinner.

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VENUE

The retreat program will take place at the lovely Foothills Conference Centre in the Yarra Valley. You can find out  more information the venue here.

ACCOMMODATION & PRICING

We are offering our EARLY BIRD pricing until Friday 31 December 2021

You can choose from the following private accommodation (based on availability):

  • Luxury Room: King Size Bed with Ensuite  $2550

  • Executive Suite: King Size Bed, Separate Lounge Area, Ensuite with Bath (limited availability) $2750

 

Our prices will increase as below from Saturday 1 January 2022.

  • Luxury Room: King Size Bed with Ensuite  $2650

  • Executive Suite: King Size Bed, Separate Lounge Area, Ensuite with Bath (limited availability) $2850

Payment plans are available. Please get in touch with us to find out more.

A $500 non-refundable retreat deposit payment is required to secure your spot at the retreat. 

You refer to our 'Terms & Conditions' prior to booking. 

Full payment is required by Friday 11 March 2022.

 

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SAFETY

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:

  • Foothills Conference Centre has a COVID Safety Plan and and has certification stating that they are permitted to run a COVID safe hospitality venue. The plan is constantly updated to align with the latest guidelines.

  • As of November 2021, Foothills Conference Centre require all guests over the age of 16 to be fully vaccinated with two doses of a government recognised COVID-19 vaccine.

 

  • The retreat venue will be thoroughly cleaned prior to our stay. Foothills' staff clean to align with their COVID safety plan.

  • Foothills' communal areas are sanitised and cleaned daily, with high touch areas and surfaces being sanitised throughout the day. Rooms used will have quota limits and hand sanitisers are provided in all communal areas plus bacterial handwash in all the bedrooms. 

  • All beds have luxury linen and fresh, clean towels are provided for your convenience. All rooms receive daily housekeeping, where Foothills' housekeeping staff with top up supplies and sanitise each of the rooms.

 

  • The venue is extremely spacious with lots of breakout areas. We will be able to space ourselves out by the required 1.5 metres for all activities.

  • Guests may be forwarded a Foothills Conference Centre COVID Questionnaire prior to attending. 

  • All guests must adhere to the current COVID-regulations as per the Victorian DHHS website prior to their stay. Mask rules and dining guidelines will be compliant with the restrictions of the day.

  • Guests will be required to check in on arrival with Foothill Conference Centre's QR code.

  • 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 temperature of 37.5°  or above 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 a COVID hotspot or have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the 14 days before the retreat.

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

 

Due to the  ongoing uncertainty regarding COVID-19, we will make a firm decision on whether it is feasible and safe for the retreat to go ahead by Monday 28 March 2022.

DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT!

Check out these testimonials from a couple of lovely ladies who joined us our March 21 MeTreat Retreat.