Rainforest meditation retreat for yoga, relaxation, vegan detox and nature immersion.
Sentient, secluded paradise garden of unique wildlife.
Ecological glass studio architected upon Japanese impressions and simple living.
We host yoga wellness detox retreats packages, providing garden fresh meals and graduated juice fasting. Includes emotional processing, natural therapies, forest walks. Affordable full package prices for three $990 to five $1650 nights.
For an overnight or weekend visit, the studio was uniquely designed for living within nature, with palms and an indoor garden growing in the living room and rainforest gardens lit up through the glass at night.
All guests are welcome to take advantage of our garden, sit by the waterlily dam, wander through the ancient rainforest, or for the more adventurous, a hike to the creek.
Garden activities, edible vegetable and seasonal fruit harvesting and earth to table meals are also available.
Extra Classes are available, and have been popular with our regular guests; $60 per hour (couples) include;
*Yoga and deep relaxation
*garden alkaline cooking,
*wellness emotional release
*natural therapies - including a choice of steam, mud and sun baths, evening hot steam soaking off the deck under stars, creek exfoliation rubs.
You are also welcome to join us for free each dawn for 5am morning meditation and chanting.
Starlight Evening dinners by the fire pit can be pre booked for $60 a couple - A seasonable sample menu is available-
Our family have been active in wellness support for decades, and are great listeners, able to tease out unhelpful blocks in thinking and support emotional processing that may arise during detox.
The accommodation space is open plan, with basic comforts - king size tatami loft and single tatami mat bunks available. As in traditional Japan, thin foam mattresses used for sleeping are folded away in the morning.
* the loft area is 3mts x 3 mts without railings. Please be aware of the edge! We advise that sleep walkers sleep in the beautiful double bed window box sleeping area, used for sitting during the day.
We prefer a traditional Asian yogic lifestyle -our dining seating is around a low table with cushions upon the floor.
Lovely outdoor bamboo toilet and hot showers are separate from the studio, 15 meters stunning star walk at night. Situated at the edge of the garden forest, a lovely space for bird and possum watching! We use torches at night.
One of the outside showers is off the deck, under the tree ferns, if you like a completely natural experience.
The area is secluded and private from all other houses, with rainforest gardens on all sides. Lights on the decks, paths and trees at night create a spectacular backdrop to the glass living space. Often nocturnal animals, such as squirrel gliders and possums can be seen through the glass.
The decks and patio area provide outdoor dining with a fireplace and BBQ available.
The community is vegetarian, and we also cater for vegans. We appreciate non-veg food to be eaten in the restaurants in Maleny township, famous also for its variety of cafes and gourmet selections. ( Colin James cheesery is well known for it's award winning ice-cream made from local Maleny Dairy cream and Monica's cafe is especially valued for it's delicious weekend breakfasts.
The access road to our home is 700 meters of unsealed road base which can be dusty. We suggest to drive slowly. Cars are parked below the house without cover. The path leading to the house has 15 steep steps through the garden. Umbrellas may be needed in the rainy season.
No shoes inside to keep the space suitable for yoga and relaxation on the floor.
During the decades we dedicated to yoga and meditation instruction before marriage, our family has lived in Asia and Africa and loved the variety of culture and community lifestyle in the countryside.
Our aim is now to include that connection to nature to our guests, and we are excited to lead those interested in awareness experiences, including creek walks, meditating in nature, morning yoga classes and environmental art experiences. We also teach interested families how to prepare delicious green smoothies, soups, dips, juices and salads straight from the garden to table.
3 - 5 day special yoga wellness package program:
*daily yoga, self massage and relaxation classes
*graduated alkaline and juice fasting
*morning and afternoon chanting and meditation lessons
*'be the Master of your own Health' slide show on wellness workshops
*Natural therapies - creek exfoliation, mud, foot and steam baths, spinal relaxation, evening hot tub soaking under the stars,
*cooking classes fresh from the garden
* emotional release and art processing workshops
The area is semi tropical rainforest with a variety of harmless insects and spiders in the garden. During forest walks we advise covered foot ware, and to check for tics when returning home.
Lacy Monitor lizards, large carpet pythons, and smaller shy species of snakes are also found on the property. These are protected, and non aggressive, although we advise to keep a sensible distance if spotted.
- treat all wildlife with love and care
- Sentient meditation and yoga space
- Bring your heart inside, please leave shoes outside
- we have snakes in the area - torches provided and are necessary after dark
- Wellness detox juices and meals available upon request
- drug and alcohol free community
Married for 12 years, with a teen daughter, our family meditates and cares for our surrounding native wildlife. After 20 years of teaching yoga and meditation to women and children around the world, my husband and I met in India and worked together in his home country, Ivory Coast, west Africa. We are now establishing a wellness centre on the property for families and guests wishing to experience connection to a deep ecological lifestyle.
We love creating raw meals and juices from our abundant vegetable garden, and both love caring for guests who want to unwind and journey inward.
Our home is within 100 meters of the studio, just a short walk through the rainforest, and you may like to join us for early morning chanting and meditation with the birds!