Retreat Facilitator Training Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay NSW, Australia

Vibrant Women Travel
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6 reviews
May 30 - Jun 4, 2021
Group size: 1 - 12
Retreat Facilitator Training Nelson Bay
Nelson Bay NSW, Australia

Vibrant Women Travel
  • LinkedIn verified
6 reviews

May 30 - Jun 4, 2021
Group size: 1 - 12

About this trip


In 2021 you could be preparing to host your very first retreat, feeling confident and calm, but also excited using the information and support gained from attending this very special training.

What I want people to experience through this training

Professional, value for money training that gives you real world tools, not fluff

Meaningful and flexible material that meets everyone’s needs

Valuable information interspersed with down time, gentle stretching, meditation, heated swimming pool and steam room, massage and walks on the beach 

Content that touches your heart and has you excited for the future

How I hope people feel during and after this training

Excited and enthusiastic about the possibilities

A growing sense of clarity and confidence about their future direction.

Supported to take the next steps in the right direction.

Warm and fuzzy about how they will feel when running their own retreats

Connected to their passions and strengths

Optimistic about their ability to pull it off

The feeling that transformation is taking place, that their mind is clear and their heart is full

Challenges we will address

  • Just how to go about starting to run retreats
  • Clarifying the content – people tend to have too many ideas or not a teachable modality and this immobilises people
  • Scheduling, pricing and promoting retreats
  • Risk Management in terms of avoiding losing any money
  • Legalities and insurance
  • Confidence to take the step into the unknown (aka the most exciting this you will ever do!)

Imagine using all of your years of training and skill development to support your highest good and also to share your knowledge and inspiration with people who need it. There are not many careers that offer these kinds of rewards, travel, fun, adventure, personal and professional growth and financial reward, just to name a few. This training may also be a tax deductible expense, just ask your accountant. 

This training is potentially a pathway to time, location and financial freedom

This Training is for you if

  • You have tried to run your own retreats however they just haven’t turned out how you would have liked, or they haven’t made the money you thought they would
  • You love to travel and you have something to share with others in a retreat, but you just aren’t sure how to go about starting
  • You have an audience already through something you teach for example writing, art, yoga, massage etc. and you would like to expand your services to also run retreats. You can Save time and energy by teaching to a group instead of one to one. 
  • You’re ready for a life change but feel kinda depleted and would like some help to gain motivation and inspiration about a new career direction
  • You want to find locations and activities that compliment what it is you teach. So if you teach aromatherapy, of course heading to a lavender farm or perfumery to learn how to blend scents would work perfectly. Also I can think of several destinations that would lend itself to such a retreat including France and Egypt.  
  • You don’t know how to structure the administration of retreat ie how to take bookings and payments etc. how to get all of your necessary systems in place for a smooth and easy booking process for you and your clients. 
  • You’re concerned about finding the right type of insurance and making sure you have all the legal documents and disclaimers you require. 
  • You’re excited at the prospect but don’t know where to start.

This training is not for you if

  • You do not have a simple understanding of social media platforms in particular Facebook and Instagram. Although basic information about how to use social media for marketing is included in your facilitator training, it is expected that you already have Facebook and Instagram accounts and know how to use both of these platforms.
  • If you think you will have a website designed for you. Website development requires specialist skills not covered in this training. We will discuss what to include on your retreat webpage but your training will not incorporate the building of a website. If you do not have a website alternatives will be discussed for how you can advertise and take bookings for your retreats, and affordable build it yourself website options will also be discussed.
  • Likewise this is not a how to start a small business training so will not include naming your business, ABN, business name registration, taxation implications or anything else associated with starting a small business this is purely a Retreat Facilitation Training Program. If you have an existing business though we will look at how you can incorporate retreats into this.
  • If you think retreats are a great way to have an all expenses paid holiday, this training is definitely not for you. Running retreats is a very rewarding occupation, however with reward does come work, if you are just looking for a free holiday there may be easier ways, (if you find one please let me know). 
  • You don’t have any time to invest into your passion project and you are hoping it will just sort of manifest on its own.
  • If you think you will be an overnight success and be able to quite your day job in a matter of months, you may be in for some disappointment. It took me 5 years to build my business to the point where I am totally supported financially by the running of retreats, (and sightseeing tours). In general it takes around 3 years for a new business to become self sustaining depending on the amount of time and energy you have to invest. For the first 5 years of my business I also studied and worked and part time. 


  • 5 nights accommodation 
  • Breakfasts, lunches and afternoon or morning tea
  • Airport or train station transfers up between 10am and 4pm on the 30th of May and 4th of June 2021 before and after the training
  • Complementary onsite car parking if driving to the training (in training package only) other attendants will need to find on street parking
  • All retreat facilitator training workshops and materials
  • Optional morning Yoga, Tai Chi, Pranayama and Meditation classes
  • Afternoon Whale Watching Tour
  • One hour Thai oil relaxation massage 
  • Full use of venue including heated swimming pool, gym and steam room
  • Retreat Facilitator Manual
  • Become a part of our Vibrant Women Retreat Facilitator Community
    What is not included
  • Transport to and from the training although a pick up service has been arranged if your require it from the Newcastle airport or Broadmeadow train station in Newcastle. 
  • Any additional items to the provided breakfast and lunch, such as drinks
  • Travel Insurance 

Available Packages

Single room
only 2 left

 *For this training you have a $500 non refundable but transferable deposit and the remainder is due 1 week before the start of the training.   

** If your stay is affected by Government travel restrictions as a result of COVID-1 you will receive a full refund of balance paid up until 48 hours before the start of the tour.   

Deposit: A$500
Day Participant - Training Only
only 2 left

Includes workshops, lunch, afternoon tea and training manual. * You are free to join in extras such as activities and dinners as self pay

Deposit: A$500

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Vibrant Women Travel
6 reviews
Vibrant Women Travel provides retreats and inspirational journeys for women. Shared adventures in extraordinary places. Bespoke, curated, fully escorted, small group women’s travel. Experiences for the soul. We have developed our retreats and inspirational journeys with comfort, natural beauty, friendship, uniqueness, giving back and affordability in mind. Vibrant Women holidays are suitable for women over the age of 18. Our “meaningful holidays” are a blend of unique and exotic locations, activities and experiences. We hope you join us


As usual Tammie provided an amazing day with wonderful food, activities and relaxation. 5 star rating !!!!
By Kerry H for Womens Wellness 1 Day Charity Retreat on 14 Sep, 2021
Thanks Kerry, so nice to have a day where we could connect and lovely to meet your daughters too xx
By Vibrant Women Travel on 22 Sep, 2021
Wonderful day, just what I needed to rest and realign 🌻
By Sharon R for Womens Wellness 1 Day Charity Retreat on 03 Aug, 2021
Really great day with likeminded people. Well-organised, fabulous food and activities. It was so good to have a day that was for Me and not work, family, etc, and knowing I am supporting such a worthwhile cause in India. Loved it!!!
By SHARYN R for Womens Wellness 1 Day Charity Retreat on 28 Jul, 2021
It was so wonderful to meet you Sharon. I really apreciate your attendance and contribution to Samadhan. Tammie xx
By Vibrant Women Travel on 28 Jul, 2021
I had a great time. The holiday was so well organised with lovely personal touches. The activities were well thought out with a great variety of things to do. The group was a lot of fun and I would love to travel with any of them again. A laid back, fun experience. Good accommodation, heaps of fun and good food.
By Anne M for Tropical Escape Port Douglas on 07 Jul, 2021
Thankyou so much Anne for you comments, it was wonderful to have you in our group, great fun indeed xx
By Vibrant Women Travel on 07 Jul, 2021
Thank you Tammie for your generosity, the fun learning and an amazing experience. A great group of ladies to learn with and from, great location and food. I feel much more equiped to lead and facilitate my own retreats !!
By Lesley K for Retreat Facilitator Training Nelson Bay on 13 Jun, 2021
Thank you so much Lesley, the world is very lucky to have you and the work you do is amazing!
By Vibrant Women Travel on 16 Jun, 2021
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l have travelled with Tammie on many retreats: Bali, Fiji, Vanuatu, Awaba, Mount Alford and Port Douglas. Each retreat is a different experience with the same amount of care taken to ensure you feel safe and well catered for. There is always the right amount of adventure, local experiences and down time. The camaraderie between the women is warm and often hilarious. Tammie's organisational skills and attention to detail are smooth and seamless, which make for a most enjoyable experience. Western Australia here I come. Cheryl
By Cheryl N on 09 Jul, 2021