Join us in Noosa for the ultimate mother-daughter retreat!
Reconnect, refresh & reset with your daughter
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Do you want to reconnect and have fun with your daughter in a calm space?
Do you want to create some healthy self-care rituals together to take home with you?
Then this could be just what you’re looking for…
A mother-daughter retreat designed specifically for Mums or carers and their teen (aged 12ish-19ish, identifying as female or gender-diverse). It’s the perfect blend of connection and laughter, self-development, healthy living tips and fun activities.
We haven’t run our mother-daughter retreats since COVID but we’re getting ready to do it all again in 2024! Register your interest above to be the first to hear the details when we launch (and join 600 other folks on the waitlist!). Here’s what our mother-daughter retreats look like:
Think stand up paddle boarding on the water, creativity, walks & yoga. We’re all about finding ways to integrate playful fitness and creativity into your life. Note: you don’t HAVE to come out on the water if you don’t want to!
Think fresh, organic, locally-sourced, plant-based food. The type of meals that make us all swoon on Instagram! That’s what our caterers specialise in.
Above all, this retreat is about connection. Reconnecting with yourself, your daughter, mother nature and a group of like-minded women.
4 days and 3 nights in Noosa, QLD
// 3 Nights luxury accommodation, twin share with your daughter (your own space, together)
// Intimate and nurturing setting with strictly limited numbers
// Daily breakfast, lunch & dinner (3 x breakfast, 3 x dinner, 2 x lunch, oodles of organic snacks)
// Group Sessions facilitated by experts for Mums, teens and together as a group
// Outdoor gentle fitness experiences (for all levels of fitness) to make the most of Noosa
// Massage or Facial (your choice) on arrival for each of you
// Beautiful photos taken of you and your daughter throughout the weekend
// Welcome basket full of locally-sourced, ethical, healthy goodies
Meet your hosts…
Kim Morrison set a world record as the youngest female to run 100miles in less than 24 hours. Cliff Young was her mentor throughout and still to this day lives by his ethos that success is 90% mental and 10% physical. She has used her running story as a direct metaphor for life – riding the highs, hitting the walls, pushing through the pain barriers, crossing the line and never, ever giving up!
Over the past 11 years Kim has co-written 5 international best-selling books with her bestie – Fleur Whelligan – their most successful and popular one ‘Like Chocolate For Women’.
In our opinion, Kim is a pioneer in the self-love movement, teaching women everywhere about the importance of quick daily rituals to bring more self-care into their lives. She’s also the mother of two teens so we couldn’t think of anyone better to team up with for this retreat.
Kim’s energy and passion for life is infectious – she’s the perfect balance to Amanda’s gentle energy!
Amanda Rootsey is an award-winning life coach and youth mentor, cancer-survivor and gentle guide. She has been holding space for teens for the past twenty years and founded Shine From Within in 2012.
Amanda has a book for teen girls out world-wide with Hay House and is determined to reach as many young people as possible with her simple message; that they are perfect just as they are and have everything they need to truly shine from within.
Nothing gives her greater pleasure than to see her students realise how beautiful they are inside and out, take responsibility for their own health and happiness and truly shine bright.
Kim and Amanda have run sold-out Mother-Daughter events and retreats in the past and cannot wait to completely immerse themselves in a weekend away with you and your daughter again!
Our message to you:
This retreat is for you if:
- You want to press pause to refresh, feeling supported to make healthy lifestyle changes.
- You want to celebrate your relationship with your daughter/Mum/niece/Aunty/Step-daughter in style.
- You want to renew and strengthen the bond you have with your daughter.
- You want to meet other Mums of teen girls outside of your usual community in a safe environment.
- You want to move your body and have fun doing it.
- You want to step away from the busyness of life and recharge.
- You want to encourage your daughter to develop healthy lifestyle habits and self-care rituals (and would love it to be reinforced by someone else!)
- You want something that’s going to be really fun for your daughter too so she comes home raving about it.
- You want to enjoy one of the most beautiful places in the world – Noosa!
- You want to do it all in luxury – 5 star accommodation
- You want to feel taken care of and supported – everything will be organised for you – just turn up!
This retreat is NOT for you if:
- You want a ‘bootcamp’ style fitness weekend – there will be no whistles or yelling at this retreat!
- You want someone to do the work for you – this retreat will give you the tools to implement healthy changes at home (but we can’t do it for you).
- You want to be left alone to do your own thing – while there will be limited free time throughout the weekend, this is a scheduled retreat with group activities planned.
- You want a cheap getaway – this retreat is high-end so that you can really focus on enjoying the unique experiences together and creating life-long memories.
- You’re not willing to try something new – this retreat will open up discussions and may introduce you to some activities you haven’t tried before.
- You don’t enjoy a bit of pampering, being out in nature or spending time with others.
- You are a negative Nancy and would prefer to stay that way – this retreat will be full of inspiration and positivity!
Register your interest
To jump on the waiting list and be the first to hear when new dates are announced, register below.
Frequently Asked Questions:
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Q: Is it strictly for girls and does the adult have to be the Mum?
A: We welcome any mother/carer figure and a teen who identifies as female or gender-diverse. Please reach out if you’re unsure or want to chat. To ensure the space feels as safe as possible for our attendees men are not welcome on this retreat (the stats in Australia say that 1 in 3 women or girls have experienced some form of physical or sexual violence perpetrated by a man they know so we know there’s likely to be someone on our retreat who would not necessarily feel safe with a man present). We know of some great camps specifically for Dad’s and their sons or daughters though so reach out to us for recommendations!).
Q: What accommodation will we receive?
A: Each mother-daughter pair will be in their own 1 bedroom, twin share apartment.
Q: Should I book travel arrangements straight after I pay the deposit?
A: No. We need a minimum number of bookings for the retreat to go ahead so please wait until you hear from us before booking any flights or other travel arrangements. More about this on the booking form page.
Q: What time do we need to arrive on the Friday?
A: Anytime Friday afternoon. We’ll be in touch closer to the date to give you a specific booking time for your massage on arrival (and we can work in with your travel arrangements for this). We do have a welcome event on the Friday evening so it would be great if you could get there by around 6pm at the latest (if you’re arriving a little later though, that’s OK too!).
Q: What time do we leave on the Monday?
A: Check-out time will be 10am so if you need to scoot off late Sunday night or first thing Monday morning, that’s OK. You’re welcome to stay for a bit on Monday morning though for a final breakfast together.
Q: Where will we spend most of our time at the retreat?
A: While each pair will have their own room, we’ll spend most of our time together in a beautiful big, comfortable space – a villa in the same resort so we can spread out. This is where we’ll spend our sessions, group discussions and activities. We’ll also spend time outdoors soaking up the sunshine and moving our beautiful bodies.
Q: What if we live locally? Can we still attend and get a discount?
A: Yes you can still attend but having run this retreat we now know that the benefit is in being there together for everything and the schedule runs from about 7am – 10pm each night. It will also disrupt the atmosphere to go home to a busy family each night rather than fall asleep chatting about the day with your daughter. Please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss further.
Q: What kind of food will be served?
A: We’ll be able to accommodate any dietary requirements (there’s a spot for you to share yours on the booking form when you click on ‘Book Now!!’). Catering for the weekend will be a combination of dining in the resort restaurant such as a gourmet buffet breakfast and outside catering by local organic suppliers. We pride ourselves on offering vegan, gluten-free, and any other allergy-free food to make this a fun, healthy, stress-free experience for you.
Q: I’m worried my daughter won’t like it. Any advice?
A: In our experience, it’s always the parents who can see the value in it straight away and the girls are usually a little apprehensive (we have this reaction to most of our programs!). As soon as they arrive and start to get to know each other though, they quickly let go of their fears and embrace the experience. Our advice would be to book in anyway if you believe you would both get something out of the weekend but we’d also love to jump on a 15min call with you and your daughter to meet you and make sure you both feel comfortable.
Q: What exactly will we be doing?
A: As mentioned above, we’ll be tailoring the experience depending on who books in but it will look a little something like this:
Arrival in the afternoon on the Friday to settle in and go for a massage or treatment at the spa.
We’ll have a welcome event that evening and officially start the retreat.
Early Saturday morning we’ll rise for some exercise in beautiful Noosa, followed by a delicious breakfast. The rest of the day will be devoted to activities, as a whole group, in groups of just teens and just Mums and also activities together as a mother-daughter pair. This retreat is all about connection so we’ll learn a bit more about ourselves and communication. Group discussions will be a big part of this weekend so that everyone feels heard, supported and full of love. We’ll also be setting you up with some healthy rituals to take home with you. There’ll be a beautiful dinner on the water that evening.
Q: I still have questions….
A: No worries, feel free to get in touch using any of the methods mentioned below under ‘Contact Us.’
Still have questions? You can email us directly on email@example.com.
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