Pumpkin Island Retreat Mar 13-18 2025

An opportunity to reconnect with nature and with the joy that’s possible from learning how to be with yourself, moment to moment with acceptance and love.

An Island Retreat Like no Other

There’s a reason why this retreat sells out every year.  It’s simply one of a kind!

In this 6 day retreat, we go on a journey through the elements, Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether as a vehicle of healing and transformation.

Dive into the healing power of nature through an immersion into yoga, meditation, breathwork, meditation, and workshops on the elements and more. In these 6 days, you get to experience how it feels to spend time getting back to the roots of being among the elements on a remote private island in paradise.


This annual retreat takes place on a unique remote and private island at the Southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef.  The island is surrounded by coral and is only accessible via private ferry during high tides.  It’s very exclusive and Yes, we have the whole island to ourselves!


The intention of this retreat is to transport you to a place both geographically and energetically, where you can completely recharge.  Once on the island, the worries drop away and you are immersed in an experience that’s like no other.


The island has several boutique cabins, each with it’s own private beach area and kitchen.  Private and share rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis and each cabin sleeps between 3-6 people.

If your looking for an experience of connection, time out for you to rejuvenate and explore the teachings of yoga, mindfulness, and nature, than this is for you!


What you will experience

~ 6 days/5 nights Private or Share accommodation in boutique cabins on the beach

~ All mostly plant based and gluten free meals.

~ Guided Meditations

~ Yoga and intuitive movement daily

~Daily ancient yogic breathwork and transformational breathing

~ Workshops on Mindfulness with the Elements and the energy body

~ Community connections, fire circles, chanting and sharing circles

~ Activites that remind of us to have fun, experience joy and abundance in life

~ Kayaks, SUP and snorkling gear on hand and lots of R&R time to explore the island and surrounding corals.

~ Private Ferry Transfers


PRICES:  Rates are per person


TWIN SHARE  $3300 pp (Share with one other)




To book your place, send through a non-refundable $500 deposit to the link below.  Click Here to read about our terms and conditions.

Getting There

Pumpkin Island is part of the Great Keppel Islands just off the coast of Yeppoon in QLD AUS.  The closest airport is Rockhampton in QLD which is about 45 minutes from Yeppoon.

From Brisbane:

Driving is about 8 hours.   A few of our guests choose to drive and stay the night before the retreat.

Flying is about a 1 hour flight direct from Brisbane to Rockhampton.  Airport transfers can be arranged.

Our ferry departs from Yeppoon Marina at a specific time in the morning on the day of arrival so you must be there prior to that time.  Get in touch for transportation details.

Typical Schedule:
(Can vary slightly)

7 am Yoga and Meditation

9 am Breakfast

11 am Workshop

1 pm Lunch

4 pm Workshop/Breathwork or Restorative yoga

630 pm Dinner

8 pm Fire Circle

About the Team

Michelle Freeman has been teaching & practicing yoga for 25 years.  She founded the Pumpkin Island Retreat in 2018 and has been hosting transformational retreats for the past 8 years.  Her intention is to help you rediscover yourself, to invite in more self love and to recognize the beauty that lies inside of you and everything around you.  Michelle currently studies Clincial Exercise Physiology and is a certified Zen Thai Shiatsu Therapist.

Cristian Trujillo is a mindfulness coach, breathwork facilitator and yoga teacher with a passion for reconnecting people with their hearts.  Coming from a corporate background as an engineer, Cristian blends his love for knowledge and innovation, with his appreciation for helping individuals get back to basics, helping people learn how to love themselves again and live a meaningful life.

Damian Campbell is a prolific handpan player from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia. With a passion and love for all things rhythmic, He sings his melodies through the beauty of this enchanting instrument the handpan.  Damian reminds anyone around him, to live with purpose and joy.  


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