Hepburn Springs Slow Rest Retreat

 : March 27th – 29th  2020 :

Arrive:  4.00 pm Friday 27th March

Depart:  2.00 pm Sunday 29th March

Small retreat. Limited spaces. Country Victoria, Australia.

This retreat for any woman needing breathing space from the busyness and demands of life.  Craving a healthy dose of slow living.  Feels exhausted. Recovering from a health issue or moving through a life transition.  All ages most welcome.

We’ll be staying at Continental House (1 1/2 hours drive from Melbourne).  A 1920’s Guesthouse with a quirky character, warm heart and all the modern comforts you could want.  Cosy bedrooms. Luxury linen. Aromatherapy toiletries. All day Organic tea and coffee bar.

Feel calmed by the surrounding gardens, lawns, flowers and wild life.  Minutes from Hepburn Springs Reserve and Gold field tracks for a bush walk in the fresh country air.

Be nurtured with simple yet delicious meals, sourced locally, seasonal and organic where possible.  All meals vegetarian.

Option of massage or traditional Turkish hammam booked prior to arrival.

: What is Slow Rest :

Slow rest is the practice of deep restorative relaxation. 

Slow rest is a unique fusion of gentle seated body awareness movements, deep rest postures (restorative yoga), calming breath practices, restorative rituals and therapeutic touch (reiki).

All deep rest shapes are done laying on your mat with the support of bolsters, blankets, eye pillows and weighted sandbags to help the body feel safe and supported so the relaxation process can begin.

Weighting the body is a delicious key element of slow rest, as it helps to profoundly calm the body. Settle restless and agitated energy. Support nervous system repair.

Additionally, you’ll be energetically supported by Carole, with aromatherapy, reiki, healing touch, flower essences and botanical sprays to fortify your overall well being.

Suggested daily flow:

Friday 27th:

4.00 pm arrive, settle in, tea and cake

7.00 pm Dinner

8.00 – 9.00 pm  Evening ritual of softening (letting the day go)

Saturday 28th:

8.00 am breakfast

9.30 pm – 11.30 pm  Slow rest session

12.30 pm Lunch

Free time for local bush walks, reading, in house massage.

4.00 pm – 6.00 Slow rest session

7.00 pm dinner

Sunday 29th:

8.00 am Breakfast

9.30 am – 11.30 pm Slow rest session

12.00 Lunch 

2.00 Depart


$875.00 (AUD) per person private room with en-suite.


$200.00 (AUD) to confirm your room.  Bookings now open.

Not included:

Transportation to and from venue in Hepburn Springs

Contact Carole:

[email protected]

+61 433705905