Destination / Wish You Were Here

Lost in yesterday: find your solitude at Eden Health Retreat

Stay …
Eden Health Retreat in the sanctuary of Currumbin Valley in Queensland is a restorative retreat that is a place to escape for rejuvenation, stress management to changing habits. Smoke and alcohol free with a focus on organic produce it is a rainforest refuge designed to reset our rhythms and make way for a new approach to our wellness. The lodge accommodation ranges from single, twin share to couples retreats.

Do …
This is a soporific kind of place, so even if I’d intended to get my adrenaline going with some adventure experiences like kayaking, I found all I wanted to do was hike, swim, do massages and journal my reflections as I took time away from the day-to-day. But there is everything from dance, to yoga to hula.

Take …
I firmly believe one should pack like a monk when you’re going on retreat. I pack multiple identical items and as little as possible. I love the fabrications used by sustainable brand Nagata and always take an old cashmere sweater.

 It is a good chance to take a break from all products with the exception of a gentle cleanser, a good body scrub or cleanser and a body brush to help with the detoxification that is bound to take place.

A candle is also a nice way to make the room my own, and one I’m currently loving Byredo’s Cotton Poplin and a sage cleansing.

Listen …
My advice is always go alone and take the opportunity to listen to music and podcasts. Currently it’s about Tame Impala.