SAT 10 FEB – TUES 13 FEB 2018

How long has it been since you’ve had a meaningful getaway from your everyday responsibilities?

retreat to the rainforest
This was the beautiful view of the rainforest from my room when I went on retreat at this very spot for my teacher training

Take the time to slow down and tune into your body for three whole days in an exquisite place in nature.

On retreat with me, you’ll experience:

  • Okido yoga, massage and meditation practices
  • time in the pristine rainforest of Springbrook National Park
  • walking, movement and connection with others in nature
  • beautiful nourishing vegetarian food lovingly prepared by an experienced chef
  • time to tune in with how these practices feel in your body
  • a break from social media
  • rest and restoration.
Soak up the waterfall qi (my favourite kind)

Emerge nurtured, rested and with a collection of practices and ideas you can bring home with you to curate a daily practice that works with you in your life.

This is an early morning view of the yoga space on retreat

The retreat centre is in the heart of Springbrook surrounded by Springbrook National Park. This is a magical place.

We are also very blessed to have Carina Aloni and Joy Ross, both yoga teachers in the Okido tradition who are assisting on the retreat.

This is our walk to the waterfall…yes, bring your swimmers if you’d like to swim in the cool rainforest pool

There will be time to rest and reflect and just be. A beautiful unfolding of time amongst kindred spirits.

The retreat begins at lunch time on Saturday the 10th February and finishes before lunch on Tuesday the 13th February.

The retreat price is all inclusive of accommodation, food and all of the activities.


The early bird price is $575 for three nights. Book before the 30th of November to take advantage of the early bird price.

The full price is $635.

Places are limited. Reserve your place with a non-refundable deposit of $200 before the 30th of November 2017 to take advantage of the early bird price. If you pay your non-refundable deposit after the 30th of November you will pay the full price of $635. The balance of payment is due on the 20 January 2018.

Book your place by emailing Sally Waters at

You can pay for your place at Retreat to the Rainforest by transferring your money into my bank:

Bank Details, Sally Waters BSB: 064 192. Acc: 1002 7810

(please include your surname in the description when making the transfer)


You can also pay using your credit card via Pay Pal

Early Bird or Full Price

This is an early morning selfie I snapped from the top of the mountain while on retreat here


Theosophical Retreat Centre, Springbrook Road, Springbrook

Single rooms with shared bathrooms (a few twin rooms are available).
All rooms have doonas, pillows, electric blankets, bedside lamps,
writing table and hand basin.
The Theosophical Education and Retreat Centre is totally non-smoking and alcohol & perfume free.


• 2 sheets & a pillowcase
• Towel & toiletries
• Torch
• Raincoat/umbrella/jacket
• Sunscreen & insect repellent
• Walking shoes & hat
• Yoga mat, yoga blanket & meditation cushion

Email Sally Waters at with any questions about the retreat.

This is an experience to deepen your yoga practice, but above all it is a chance to luxuriate in divine self-care.

Book your place today.


Brisbane to Springbrook via Nerang Exit
EXIT 69 – off motorway, left into Southport-Nerang Right under freeway – hwy 20 Price St
Hwy 90 Beaudesert/Nerang Rd 3.8k
Hwy 97 Nerang/Murwillumbah Rd, stay on this highway for 18k
Turn left into Pine Creek Rd over Pine Creek Bridge, for 7.2k
Turn right into Springbrook / Gold Coast Rd
“KEEP LEFT” sign takes you on to a short divided road
A further 2.4k on your right is a sign
Springbrook Theosophical Education and Retreat Centre entrance 200m on right. Turn off and follow the access road until you reach the car park.

North Coast NSW to Springbrook via Mudgeeraba Exit
Exit 80 off Pacific Motorway at Mudgeeraba, follow the Springbrook signposts. Near the top of the range, about half an hour from Nerang and Mudgeeraba,
there is a short piece of divided road at a “Keep Left” sign.
Immediately beyond that you will see Wunburra Lookout to the left and
Gleneagles Tea Rooms on the right.
A further 2.4kms along the Springbrook Rd, on your right, is a sign:
Springbrook Theosophical Education and Retreat Centre entrance 200m on right. Turn off and follow the access road until you reach the car park.

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