Day Retreats 2022

 

 

Upcoming Reset Day Retreats

 

Day 1: Saturday October 22nd 2022

Day 2: Sunday October 23rd 2022

More information about these days will be shared here soon. If interested in hearing more (or having your name added to our waitlist) please contact myself.

 

Past Reset Days

 

In May this year we held two ‘Reset Day’ retreats on Saturday May 14th and Saturday May 15th at Lapito House, providing different offerings on each day. Our Reset Days are designed to offer the perfect opportunity to pause, learn and rejuvenate the soul. A summary of information about both days can be found below and photos from the weekend can be found on Facebook.

 

Nature. Yoga. Space. Nourishment. Learning.

 

Day 1: Saturday 14th May 2022 – Mindfulness & Gut Health 

Day 2: Sunday 15th May 2022 – Journaling & Mental Health 

 

Rosie (Mindset Coach) and myself hosted both Reset Days at Lapito House, a beautifully renovated farmhouse set amongst the rolling hills of Myponga on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Both days included: 

– Nature & Hiking

– a Mindset Workshop led by Rosie

– a Nutrition Workshop led by Lara 

– Delicious food

– Yoga & Meditation 

 

 

Day 1: Saturday, May 14th, 2022 – Mindfulness & Gut Health 

Nature & Hiking:

One of the simplest gifts we can give ourselves is to spend time in nature. We started our day with morning tea on the beautiful Lapito House deck, followed by a walk through the picturesque postcard-worthy rolling hills of Lapito. There were options here, such as for those carrying an injury, or who were pregnant.

Mindfulness Workshop: 

Rosie took us through a workshop to help navigate high stress and high expectation environments, where we learnt the benefits of mindfulness, and how to bring it into our daily routines.

Nutrition Workshop: Gut Health 

Lara delved into the topic of gut health, covering several fascinating aspects including the gut-brain connection, and how we can best nurture our gut health (and overall health) through food.

Yoga:

What better way to bring this all together, than to be led through a yoga flow in these beautiful surroundings. Vicky from Victoria Rose Yoga provided a superb Yin class. 

Nourishment:

We enjoyed morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea carefully crafted and prepared by Lara and an award-winning Chef. Tea, coffee and cold refreshments were available throughout the day. The delicious, nourishing menu was worth the drive in itself!

 

 

 

Day 2: Sunday, May 15th 2022 – Journaling & Nurturing your mental health 

Nature & Hiking:

We started our day with a stunning hike along Wild Dog creek, and onto the Heysen trail to a waterfall, stopping to enjoy morning tea before returning to the house taking in the views of the rolling hills. This hike takes about ~1.5hrs – there are some hills, so it’s good for getting the heart rate up a little, but is by no means difficult. There were options here, such as for those carrying an injury, or who were pregnant.

Journaling Workshop :

Rosie will take us through a journaling workshop, guiding us through the benefits and ‘how to’ of self-directed journaling. Lapito House provides the perfect backdrop of peace and quiet for this time to self-reflect and reset.

Nutrition Workshop: Nurturing Your Mental Health

Food can have a significant impact on the way we feel mentally and emotionally and therefore how well we function from day to day. Lara will be covering nutrition for brain health and provide tips on how to eat to best support your mental health.

Yoga:

We enjoyed a yoga flow (a vinyasa and yin combination class) led by Mel Gush from Tula Yoga Flow. 

Nourishment:

We enjoyed morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea carefully crafted and prepared by Lara and an award-winning Chef. Tea, coffee and cold refreshments were available throughout the day. The delicious, nourishing menu was worth the drive in itself!

 

 

Weekend Retreats 2022

 

Lara is in the process of planning a three day retreat (Friday- Sunday) to be held at Lapito House later this year.

Every weekend retreat is slightly different, however, the below summary (of our 2021 October weekend retreat) provides a snapshot of what to expect. You can also find photos from previous weekend retreats held in 2019 below.

If interested in receiving information and/or attending this year’s special three day retreat please express your interest by contacting Lara.

 

Past Retreats

 

 

A Women’s Wellness Retreat – Two days and one overnight stay

(A weekend of nature, hiking, yoga, pottery, massage, delicious food and more to reset and rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit)

Lapito House, Myponga SA.

Saturday, October 9th – Sunday, October 10th 2021

Photos from this very special weekend can be found on facebook here.

This weekend retreat included:

  • One night’s accommodation at the tranquil Lapito House
  • Your own fluffy luxurious robe and slippers for the weekend (the slippers – a gift to you)
  • Delicious wholesome chef-prepared food (The menu will be vegetarian and vegan friendly, all meals and snacks and an array of hot and cold beverages will be provided for the weekend)
  • 1 x 1.5hour hand-building pottery workshop (includes the provision of clay, tools, and also kiln firing of work)
  • 1 x 1.5hour gentle flow + restorative yoga class led by Kristin from Fleurieu Yoga
  • 1 x 1hour wholefood creative cooking workshop with Lara (followed by sitting down to enjoy a feast of a lunch)
  • Bushwalks (We will enjoy a short bushwalk on the 116-acre property on Saturday and a long hike through the property and along the Heysen Trail on Sunday)
  • 1 x 30min massage provided by Remedial Massage Therapist Elicia Prophet, who is based in Mount Barker but also provides massage and other wellness treatments at Clarity Wellness, a beautiful massage and wellness centre in North Adelaide. She feels strongly connected to women’s health, pregnancy and the effect of our emotional state on the body. By using relaxation and remedial techniques, Elicia works to calm the nervous system, relieve pain, headaches and muscle tension.
  • Your own journal and pen (A gift upon arrival)
  • Self-reflection, meditation and mindfulness practice and learning
  • Your own time to soak up the tranquility and enjoy the house and property
  • A take-home gift pack of recipes from our menu and more.

 

Packages:

 

Private room, queen bed & ensuite
  • Private room, with views
  • Queen bed with fine linen
  • Private ensuite (with views)
  • Includes all meals and snacks (Chef-prepared) and beverages over the two days, pottery workshop, yoga class, wholefood cooking workshop, bush walks, your own journal and pen, guided meditation and reflection exercises, 1 x massage, and a luxurious robe and slippers for the weekend, plus a special take-home pack.

 

 

Shared room, queen bed & ensuite with private balcony
  • Shared room, with views and balcony
  • Queen bed with fine linen
  • Ensuite shared with room buddy and two other guests
  • Includes all meals and snacks (Chef-prepared) and beverages over the two days, pottery workshop, yoga class, wholefood cooking workshop, bush walks, your own journal and pen, guided meditation and reflection exercises, 1 x massage, and a luxurious robe and slippers for the weekend, plus a special take-home pack.
Shared room, single bed & ensuite with private balcony
  • Shared room, with views and balcony
  • Single bed with fine linen
  • Ensuite shared with room buddy and two other guests
  • Includes all meals and snacks (Chef-prepared) and beverages over the two days, pottery workshop, yoga class, wholefood cooking workshop, bush walks, your own journal and pen, guided meditation and reflection exercises, 1 x massage, and a luxurious robe and slippers for the weekend, plus a special take-home pack.

 

Shared room, queen bed
  • Shared room, with views
  • Queen bed with fine linen
  • Bathroom shared with room buddy and two other guests
  • Includes all meals and snacks (Chef-prepared) and beverages over the two days, pottery workshop, yoga class, wholefood cooking workshop, bush walks, your own journal and pen, guided meditation and reflection exercises, 1 x massage, and a luxurious robe and slippers for the weekend, plus a special take-home pack.
Shared room, single bed
  • Shared room, with views
  • Single bed with fine linen
  • Bathroom shared with room buddy and two other guests
  • Includes all meals and snacks (Chef-prepared) and beverages over the two days, pottery workshop, yoga class, wholefood cooking workshop, bush walks, your own journal and pen, guided meditation and reflection exercises, 1 x massage, and a luxurious robe and slippers for the weekend, plus a special take-home pack.

 

   

 

2021 Reset Day

A reset day was held on Sunday, May 30th 2021. You can find photos from the day on Instagram and Facebook.

An overview of the day:

Nature. Yoga. Space. Nourishment.

Lara and her friend and colleague Rosie Dunstan (an Adelaide-based Mindset Coach) hosted this day retreat together at Lapito House, the beautifully renovated farmhouse set amongst the rolling hills of Myponga on the Fleurieu Peninsula. The day consisted of:

  • Hiking
  • Mindfulness Practice
  • Yoga Flow
  • Journaling and Reflection
  • Delicious Food

  

 

Our Winter 2-day Retreat

In August 2019, Lara hosted a restorative yet energizing retreat at Lapito House. Photos from the weekend can be found here. This particular retreat included time by the fire, a hike to a waterfall, a very special yoga class by Natalie (an Adelaide based Meditation and Vinyasa and Yin yoga teacher), a cooking workshop, a floristry workshop, a natural face mask and body scrub making workshop, journaling and delicious wholesome food.

  

 

 

Our Spring 2-day Retreat

In April 2019, Lara hosted a retreat for a small group of women at the beautifully tranquil Lapito House. You can find photos from our April weekend here. Our April retreat included a pottery workshop, a cooking workshop, walks, yoga, beautiful food, lots of wonderful conversation and self-reflection.