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Essence Women's Retreat: 15-18 August 2024, Montville, Sunshine Coast

Essence Womens Retreat

Join Michelle at Golden Whistler Retreat for this 3-night/4-day retreat at a stunning property in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

This will be an intimate, women's only retreat offering limited places.

Essence Women’s Retreat is a transformational journey, giving you, the guest, dedicated time to delve deep into self-discovery and connect to your true essence, with joy woven into each moment.

Just For You

I invite you to rediscover your inner radiance at our ESSENCE Women's Retreat tailored just for women. Join us for a transformative experience designed to recharge your mind, rejuvenate your body, and uplift your spirit. Dive into a retreat filled with practical tools for well-being, empowerment, relaxation, and unadulterated joy. Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of an exclusive retreat crafted with you in mind, where you'll find the wholesome balance, you've been searching for. Nourish your well-being, reignite your empowerment, and revel in the revitalizing influence of self-care. Soar with like-minded women, uncover the secrets to enduring happiness, and let this be your time to shine—we're here to ensure it's an unforgettable experience.



Michelle will guide you daily in the philosophy and movements of this ancient Chinese practice, allowing you to truly immerse and become deeply aware of your mind and body.  You will be gifted with the teachings of Ziran Qigong & and Radiant Lotus Women's Qigong to awaken your body’s innate immunity to dissolve stress, heal illness, prevent disease, and nourish your spirit



Guided creative art therapy sessions throughout the retreat will use colour and experimentation encouraging you to tap back into your creative self. You don’t need to be arty, just be open to having fun.


Sound Healing

Take a journey with Hayley Erin as you experience the vibrations of the Harp. A guided immersive session bringing the Samvahan principles of grounding, presence and intention to move, create and amplify vibrations in your body. Be ready to feel.


Experience connecting deeply with your senses. Connect to your body through experimental voice & listening. Marry this with embodiment via movement and story

Voice. Movement.



Be nourished by our beautiful retreat chef. The food awakens your senses as the textures, flavours and colours explode your taste buds. Our organic, seasonal and locally sourced menus will leave you glowing, inside and out.


So much more

There will be so so much more on offer at this retreat. The magic will unfold as each day arrives with professional facilitators who are passionate about what they share. You will also enjoy free time to explore, sauna, spa, swim, walk, journal and enjoy your chosen treatment be it massage or perhaps acupuncture. Everything with the intention of setting you up to Thrive in life.

"Michelle beautifully weaved a weekend of pure alignment. Between herself and the facilitators whom she invited along to share their wealth of knowledge, I feel confident enough to incorporate the small, achievable actions into my daily life and continuing my learnings from this weekend. I feel so centred, calm, empowered and incredibly grateful. A soul nourishing weekend with 11 other beautiful, beautiful women. Add a stunning backdrop of lush green rolling hills and mountains. A comfy bed, delicious nourishing food, fire side conversations, detoxing digitally to create space to share life experiences, loads of laughter and building new friendships, community and connections. "

Megan, Peregian, QLD

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Who is this women's retreat for?

 For women looking to show up in life as their best self. Perhaps they have been distracted by career, family, life! This is for women who are ready to do the work to connect back to their true essence. For women who are ready to make a commitment to self-care and learn the tools they need to clear the old and understand the practices they can use to flow into their 40’s, 50’s or 60’s with energy and joy.

Why should you attend this retreat?

 To take time out from daily life to re-connect with your true-self

To feel loved, nourished, and excited by life

To learn about practices that will nurture you as a woman and optimise mental and physical well-being

Retreat Inclusions

Check in Thursday 15th of August at 2.00pm - Check out Sunday 18th of August at 10.00am

  • Accommodation for 3 nights in share rooms. Brand new super comfy beds, luxurious linen, towels and bio-friendly toiletries are supplied.

  • A welcome pack of goodies to pamper and nourish you during your retreat including your own gorgeous Pure Greene Journal          

  • All delicious organic, locally sourced, freshly prepared meals and snacks prepared by our retreat Chef.

  • Organic teas & coffee 

  • Sessions in a brand new air-conditioned, timber floored, air and light filled studio

  • Daily Radiant Lotus Women's Qigong with Michelle

  • Live musician

  • Creative Art Experiences and journaling 

  • Quality Art supplies are all supplied for the Creative activities. 

  • Sessions and workshops for embodiment and wellbeing for women *facilitators will be announced closer to retreat date

  • Nature Walks, pool swims

  • Sauna, spa

  • Evening Fire Circle 

  • Amazing views 

  • And more treats and activities - only to be revealed on Retreat!

What will you eat

  • You will be nourished with whole foods of every colour during your retreat. The food awakens your senses as the textures, flavours and colours explode your taste buds. Our organic, seasonal and locally sourced menus will leave you glowing, inside and out.

  • A delicious selection of meals will be served, with 3 meals offered each day, snacks, tea & coffee. Animal proteins are included in some meals, but you can select a plant-based menu if desired.


Meet your facilitators


Michelle Greene

Retreat Host, Qigong, Art Therapy

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Abby Bennett

The Inbodied Woman, Dance


Jeunae Rogers

Musician and Vocality Facilitator


Dr Carla Atkinson

Functional Health Practitioner

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Sellina Gaia

Kahuna Bodyworker


Hayley Erin



Megan Hambley

Retreat Assistant

*nb. all facilitators subject to change and vary at each retreat. 

What do the days look like at the
Essence Women’s Retreat look like?

Day 1

Arrive paradise in the early afternoon. Take a tour of the stunning Golden Whistler property that you will call home for the next 4 days. Enjoy freshly prepared platters with a view of the hills at the Welcome Gathering whilst enjoyed a talented musician to drop you in to your journey. Enjoy your first evening meal together as you become acquainted with your new retreat sisters.

Day 3

Move your body and learn a gentle detoxing routine before hearty breakfast.

Connect to your creative self with colour during a playful art session guided by Michelle.

Be enveloped in yumminess as you enjoy your chosen treatments and use of the retreat facilities. A sauna, spa, swim, walk or time to rest on one of the many shaded decks.

This afternoon you will find your voice and listen to the World. Jeunae will guide us with her magical words and worldly music experience as we immerse in the sounds of our deepest selves.

*nb. Schedule is a sample only.

Day 2

Capture the Sunrise during morning Qigong / Gentle movement, followed by a scrumptious breakfast on the deck. Get up to date with all the juicy info around your hormones, supplements and functional nutrition tips from the very energetic Dr Carla. Be sure to bring your journal as you will want to record these longevity notes.

Connect to the elements with an immersion in water, a detox in the wooden sauna and a moment by the fire with your feet on the earth.

Allow your senses to dance as you dine at lunch before letting go in a movement session.

Day 4

A morning full of surprises and reflections. Learn one final self care technique to take home and then enjoy a special, celebration breakfast.

We have the entire morning to enjoy and explore The Golden Whistler before saying our goodbyes at midday.


You will sleep in a cosy bed with dreamy, soft sheets in a twin, triple or quad share room with a shared bathroom. You will awake to the sounds of birds and the smell of nature and organic teas & coffee.


What’s not included

Not Included:

  • Flights 

  • Transfers to/from Golden Whistler Retreat (Suggested transfers will be advised on booking)

  • Travel Insurance - recommended, see Terms and Conditions

  • Additional accommodation before or after your retreat dates. 

  • Optional massage, acupuncture and craniosacral treatments.

Can’t make these retreat dates?

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You will leave the retreat on Sunday as a radiant woman, connected to your essence, feeling grounded and nurtured, and with new skills for cultivating energy and inner balance. 

You will go home feeling reconnected, inspired, blissful and renewed.

You will remember YOU and what it is like to experience Joy. 


  • 21 minutes to Sunshine Coast Airport

  • 75 minutes to Brisbane Airport

Optional Extras 

These services require pre-booking and payment in full to secure the practitioner.

  • 75-minute Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy & Acupuncture combined session $145

  • 60-minute Kahuna Bodywork $110


Super Early Bird

Until 30th April 2024

Triple with shared bathroom $2197 pp

Triple with Ensuite $2397 pp 

Twin with shared bathroom $2497 pp

Twin share with Ensuite $2697 pp

Single $2997 shared bathroom with 1-2 others (only 2 available)

Early Bird

Until 31st May 2024

Triple with shared bathroom $2397 pp

Triple with Ensuite $2597 pp 

Twin with shared bathroom $2697 pp

Twin share with Ensuite $2897 pp

Single $3197 shared bathroom with 1-2 others (only 2 available)

Full price

Triple with shared bathroom $2697 pp

Triple with Ensuite $2897 pp 

Twin with shared bathroom $2997 pp

Twin share with Ensuite $3197 pp

Single $3497 shared bathroom with 1-2 others (only 2 available)

Bookings - Click here to Apply Now

For enquiries please contact:

Michelle Greene

Pure Greene

Mobile: 0407 090 660


There is so much more to share and unfold on this retreat journey. I invite you to secure your place as numbers are limited.


Q. What type of food will be served at the Retreat?

A. All meals are lovingly prepared and you will have the option of vegetarian, vegan or include meat. We aim for all organic, locally sourced, GF and can do our best to cater intolerances and allergies.

Q. What is the closest Airport to the Retreat?

A. Sunshine Coast Airport is just 21 minutes. Brisbane Airport is 75 minutes.

Q. How do I arrange a transfer to the Retreat?

A. For small groups, We suggest contacting Airlink prior to your travel on, otherwise Uber and Taxi services leave regularly to and from Sunshine Coast airport.

Q. Do you offer private group or corporate Retreats?

A. Yes we do. Please reach out to and we can curate something together.

Q. What time can we check-in and check-out from the Retreat?

A. Check in time is from 2.00pm on Thursday and Check-out is 12 noon on Sunday. Retreat activities commence at 3.30pm on Thursday.

Q. What do I need to bring with me to the Retreat?

A. You will be sent a welcome pack 4 weeks out from your Retreat. This will include a suggested packing list.

Q. Do I need to participate in all the Retreat activities?

A.You are not obliged to participate in all activities, however for maximum benefits, we do recommend partaking in the whole program. You will be able to speak with us throughout to ensure you feel most comfortable

Q. Can I get a refund if I need to cancel?

A. We do our best to work with you in changing circumstances. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for our standard policy.

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