Pumpkin Island Retreat

March 13th-18th 2025

Explore Beauty, Adventure & the Simplicity of Getting back in touch with nature on this private island retreat

An Island Retreat Like no Other

Join us for a 6 day immersion on a beautiful island paradise and experience the perfect place to have some time out to reconnect. 

“I feel very fortunate to have attended the Pumpkin Island Retreat.  It was absolutely life changing.  I have never felt so connected to nature and myself.  This resulted in such a profound experience.”



This 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.

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

  • Five Nights/6 Days Boutique Beach Bungalow Accommodation on a private island paradise

  • Daily Chef Prepared Mostly Plant Based (some seafood options) and Gluten Free Meals

  • Daily Yoga Classes (Mornings – Dynamic, breath focused/Evenings – Gentle Yin or Restorative

  • Breathwork and Guided Meditations

  • Drumming Workshops

  • Mindfulness Workshops and how to bring more mindfulness into daily life

  • Community Building Fire, Drumming and Sharing Circles

  • Daily Snorkeling, SUP and Kayak Activites (Equipment provided)

  • Private Ferry Transfers


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.  

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.

Join us for an Unforgettable Experience of love, joy and community.

What a Typical Day is Like


6 am Sunrise

7 am Yoga and Meditation

9 am Breakfast

11 am Workshop

1 pm Lunch

4 pm Workshop/Breathwork or Restorative yoga

630 pm Dinner

730 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, Ashtanga Yoga Teacher and Owner of the Nambour Yoga Centre.

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.  



Early Bird Rates Available now until Dec 1st.  After Dec 1st, rates are $300 additional.

Bungalow Share (4 Single Beds) $3000 pp

Twin Share (2 Single Beds) $3300 pp

Luxury Share (2 Single Beds in Lux Cabin) $3500 pp

Private Room (Only 2 Available) $4300 pp

Luxury Private Room (King Bed) $5000 pp

If you prefer a share option, but do not have a friend to share with, we can pair you with someone.  Please chat with us. 

To book your place, send through a non-refundable $500 deposit to the link below.  

Click Here to read about our terms and conditions in the event of cancellation.

For Further Information or Questions, please email namaste@michellefreemanyoga.com

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