Awaken Retreat

February 25th to 28th 2021/SOLD OUT

Find your inner calm on this journey deep into the self

“Be still like a mountain, but flow like a great river.” Lau Tzu

Upon arrival in this tropical hinterland paradise, immerse your senses in the sounds and feels of nature, a gentle breeze caressing the trees, the symphony of native birds and a stunning villa to call home for 4 days.  Our venue, located in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, won’t disappoint with it’s luxury boho feel and spacious surrounds.

About Michelle

Michelle offers a safe space for each student to explore deeper aspects of themselves through the tools of yoga, meditation, breathwork, and connection. Her retreats are intimate, renewing and offer the opportunity to go deeper into your own yoga practice of the 8 limbs of yoga including yoga philosophy that helps you to bring your yoga off the mat as well as refine your yoga on the mat.   Her mission is to guide each person back towards their own light that’s already within them.  She believes in the power of the human spirit to continually renew itself  no matter how winding or bumpy the journey has been.


This 4 day, 3 night retreat will nurture you both in body and mind to embark on an enriching journey into silence and a gentle detox.  If your ready for a little reboot for your health and wellbeing, then this retreat is for you!

Join Michelle and friends as they help you put a gentle pause on life’s demands and dive deep into yoga, soundhealing, writing, meditation, breathwork, and mantra.  The moments in silence in the early mornings and on Friday, offer the opportunity to go deep within, and to sensitize yourself to the present moment.  Our social days, we enjoy connecting with each other through food, workshops on fine tuning your yoga practice to feel more grounded and free, receive a healing massage from the beautiful Ali of Ali Holistic, sacred cacao circle and much more!

Our yoga practices are a fusion between gentle guided flows that ground and open the field of prana for it to flow, Mysore style Ashtanga Yoga where you practice at your own pace with the guidance of Michelle, and evening Yin, breathwork and mantra sessions that foster stillness and softening.   Beginners are welcome at all yoga sessions and Michelle works with each student individually to guide them towards a practice that suits them best.

Our Sound Healing sessions are facilitated by long time musicians and healers including Nienke Berguis, Kate Barzo and Chris Lane.   Each session is designed to take you on a journey into the heart through the subtle vibrations and soundscapes.


This retreat is for you if…

~ You are ready to immerse yourself in an experience of self reflection and waking up to the inherent power within you

~ You are prepared to connect with you body in a deep and loving way to foster healing on a cellular level

~ You are willing to step just outside of your comfort zone, to facilitate growth

~ You are looking for a program that helps to elevate your vibration in all areas of your life

~ You are unafraid to just be you and to rediscover who that is 




~ Private or Share luxury accommodation at a beautiful estate on the Sunshine Coast
~ A guided gentle detox to help your body release toxins and purify.  This detox includes light eating leading up to a day of juice fasting
~ Yoga twice daily, dynamic and grounding flows in the Am and Yin/restorative in the evenings
~ Workshops on refining your yoga practice and yoga philosophy
~ Guided journaling
~ Massage
~ Soundhealing Experience
~ Daily Meditation and breathwork
~ A day of silence and social media detox




Accommodation is provided in spacious and luxurious share rooms.  All rooms open up to decks, patios or rainforest gardens and have reverse cycle air conditioning, quality beds, bed linens and private bathrooms.   Click Here to view our Terms and Conditions for bookiing.

 Last Spot Available 

Share Accommodation with ensuite $1097 (Last One)  All meals, massage and yoga program included.

A nonrefundable $250 deposit is required to book your spot. 









The Flow

Thursday Feb 25th
2 pm Arrival
Your journey begins with refreshments, warm greetings and an orientation for the days ahead.  You’ll have time to settle into your abode that is home for the next 4 days.
4 pm Grounding Yoga Flow
6 pm Dinner
730 pm Yin and Sound Healing

Friday Feb 26th 
6 am Sunrise Meditation
7 am Yoga
9 am Breakfast
11 am Workshop TBA
1 pm Lunch
4 pm Breath Work, Yin and Meditation
6 pm Dinner
7 pm TBA

Saturday Feb 27th (Silence and Cleanse Day)
6 am Sunrise Meditation
7 am Yoga
9 am Juice or Smoothie
11 am Sacred Cacao Circle 
1 pm Juice or Smoothie
2 pm TBA
4 pm Yin and Soundhealing
6 pm Lite Dinner

Sunday Feb 28th
6 am Sunrise Meditation, Breathwork and Yoga
8 am Breakfast
10 am Checkout

What our past guests say about retreats with Michelle

Michelle Freeman is a wonderful yoga instructor and an all round gorgeous human being. I have practiced with, and trained under her, for a few years now and just recently had the pleasure of going on her Pumpkin Island retreat. Every one of these offerings has been life changing for me.  Michelle creates opportunities for growth by providing a nurturing environment for everyone to feel confident embracing their own experience. I truly can’t recommend Michelle’s teachings strongly enough.

Gabbi Hobson

Michelle has been a favourite teacher of mine for about 5 years now, and recently I went on her retreat in Bali – it was an amazing experience learning the Asana primary series with 9 other beautiful souls, in a peaceful and picturesque location. Michelle’s relaxed but serious style, soft nature and attention to detail enables her to transfer her vast knowledge in a manner that motivates you. I came home after a 7 day retreat that involved daily yoga practise and yoga workshops, clean eating, fun excursions and lots of meditation, a much more confident and healthy version of myself.

Dani Davis

I recently participated in a yoga retreat in Bali run by Michelle. Our group stayed at The Villa Buddha on the north coast. It was a fabulous week. Lots of yoga and yoga related activities every day, and beautiful food cooked by local ladies made for an amazing experience. Michelle did an outstanding job with the organisation of the retreat.

Melissa Landreth

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