Pure Bliss Yoga and Connect Body and Business Coaching are excited to invite you to join us on our Connect to Pure Bliss retreat.
Immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings of Gymea Eco Retreat and Spa. Positioned on 50 acres of secluded naturally undulating rainforest, with stunning views of Mt Warning - from the moment you arrive you will begin to relax and unwind from the pressures of modern day living.
Spend 3 days and 2 nights indulging in Yoga, Meditation and Creative discovery workshops all designed to help you to reconnect with your true Blissful nature. Spend time healing on the deepest level with nourishing organic, locally sourced (where possible), Naturopathically designed vegetarian/vegan meals to help your digestive system reset and rest. Use your free time to book a luxurious Spa treatment, swim in the Mineral pool or find a quiet spot to sit and read that book you have always wanted to read.


    Included in your weekend of Pure Bliss (see full itinerary at the bottom of the page):
    • All fully catered meals including breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea & dinner
    • Ensuited modest sized Eco rooms for 2 nights
    • 4 Yoga classes (Friday afternoon, Saturday morning, Saturday night and Sunday morning)
    • Creative Discovery Workshops -(Group Coaching with an artistic and meditative twist to reconnect)
    • Meditation Workshops
    • Bush Walk
    • Access to the Day Spa and use of the Magnesium Pool

    So join us for a Weekend that will leave you feeling rejuvenated from the bottom of your soul. Find that deep peace within and leave us prepared to take your life by the horns and fulfill your highest potential.

    Online Booking for Connect to Pure Bliss Retreat

    Meet your hosts

    Lina Markham – Pure Bliss Yoga
    Lina has been in the Natural Therapies industry for over 10 years. Originally having gained her qualifications in Massage and Aromatherapy, Lina now teaches these modalities for the largest Natural Health Education providers in Australia. After completing her Bachelor Degree in Health Science - Musculoskeletal Therapies, she was left wanting to find a deeper and more accessible mode of healing for herself and others. Lina went on to study Yoga and Reiki gaining her Hatha Yoga, Yoga Siromani Level 2 teacher certification and Reiki Master certificate.
    Lina teaches a traditional style of Hatha Yoga class that encompasses both strength and flexibility for a complete and balanced practice designed to carry her students through all stages of life empowering each individual to fulfill their highest potential.


    Angie Wornes – Connect Body and Business Coaching
    Angie is a Well-being and Business Coach who has been working on Creative Discovery workshops as a unique form of group life coaching. Her education is in Art, Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology, and Diploma of Coaching. She hails from the United States and has been living in the Brisbane/Gold Coast area for the last 5 years, immersing herself in the culture of the beautiful land down under. She brings love, authenticity and enthusiasm to her positive psychology based practices.



    "Nutritionist-created meals by Sarah Challen B. Hlth Sci (Nutritional Medicine).

    Sarah’s belief that “every mouthful is medicine” is echoed in the fresh and nourishing meals created in her kitchens. Inspiration is taken from seasonal produce, urban farming and foraging, current food trends, and a diverse array of therapeutic philosophies: including Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda. Locally sourced produce from organic farmers in Uki and surrounds will be the centrepiece of meals cooked for the retreat; carefully prepared to nourish, nurture and sustain participants. You can see more of Sarah's creations on her social media pages.




    Bring a friend, significant other or treat just yourself. Twin Share rooms can be made into a King Bed for couples who want to reconnect ;) If you're looking to meet new people and don't mind sharing a room for a better price option, we can pair you up in a twin share. Or, spend time in a room on your own in the King Single.



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    Arrival can be from 2pm – we will be at Gymea at this time preparing for the weekend and encourage you to come and relax in the tranquil surroundings.  Take time to get yourself unpacked and settle in, if the day is warm enough you may like to use the pool or book yourself a Spa appointment (if this is of interest to your please let us know so that Gymea can accommodate us).
    5.00pm - Welcome and introduction
    5.30 – 7pm Yoga with Lina in the Hall
    7pm – Dinner
    8pm – Creative Discovery Meditation and intention setting
    5am wake up
    5.30am – 7am Yoga with Lina in the Hall
    7am – Breakfast
    9am – 10.30am Creative Discovery
    10.30am – 11am Morning Tea
    11am – 12 noon Nature Hike
    12 noon Lunch
    1.30 – 4.30 Free time (you may like to book a Spa appointment here, swim, meditate, read a book, engage in conversation – there will be tea etc. available in the dining hall for your enjoyment as well, or perhaps we an organise an impromptu, spontaneous activity for those who are willing!)
    5pm – 6.30pm  Yoga with Lina in the Hall
    7pm  Dinner
    5am wake up
    5.30am – 7am Yoga with Lina in the Hall
    7am Breakfast
    9am – 10.30am Creative Discovery
    10.30 Morning Tea
    11.00 – 12.00 Yoga fun!
    12.00 lunch
    Free time and preparations to return home.

    I’ve never practiced Yoga before can I still participate in this retreat?
    Absolutely! We cater for absolute newbees to intermediate Yogis. We find a level suited to you and guide you through your own personal Journey.
    What kind of accommodation is it?
    Our retreat venue offers 20 Eco Deluxe double rooms, which are all equipped with luxury 5 star eco inner sprung latex topped single or king beds. All bedding, manchester and room furnishings have been carefully selected to meet biodynamic or organic certification standards. Each room includes its own shower and toilet.
    Can I book into the day Spa?
    There will be scheduled time throughout your stay that the Day Spa will be available for treatment bookings. Set in lush surroundings, the Day Spa compliments the retreat venue offering guests with a sauna, steam-room, plunge pool and contemporary hydrotherapy spa experience. The Day Spa also offers a range of certified organic facial, body treatments and massages, a wonderful way to compliment your retreat experiences.
    What are creative discovery Workshops?
    Creative Discovery workshops incorporate positive psychology exercises, coaching guidance, meditation and creative elements such as drawing, painting, and nature collage. Creative expression (even without a single creative bone in your body) is a way to explore the subconscious without trying too hard to find the words in those busy brains. The workshops are fun and engaging and especially non-judgmental. These are not pretty pictures to hang on your walls (but feel free if you wish!). These exercises are fundamentally your story and your journey. The participants feel a deep connection to themselves and others in the group through their connections to the art.
    What time does the retreat start?
    You can arrive any time from after 2pm on the Friday to get yourself settled and organized. There will be some activities on Friday afternoon and a Yoga class before our first meal together. If you can't get off work the whole day, just let us know and you can arrive later in the afternoon/evening and still enjoy most of the retreat activities.
    When does the retreat finish?
    Retreat will finish mid-afternoon on Sunday.
    Where is the retreat located?