THE BE WELL
OCTOBER 21st-24th 2022
"SELF CARE ISN'T SELFISH, IT'S SELF ESTEEM" Ashley Judd
In Hindu, Niramaya means health. In the sleepy fishing village of Port Douglas, Niramaya represents a rejuvenation of the body through returning oneself to nature.
Rejuvenate your self on this winter escape over four days and three nights in luxury 5-star accommodation nestled in lush tropical surrounds. Architecturally designed for all your senses, you will feel Niramaya's subtle energy and swim in its natural beauty. The fragrance of frangipani floats on the light breeze - through soaring pavilions, into private courtyards and over the lily pad dotted lakes.
Join your hosts, Founder of Her Health Collective, Eve Drew, and Health Psychologist Dr Jodie Fleming for a nurturing women only wellness retreat like no other. Jodie and Eve are excited to create for you the space and time you’ve been searching for, to reset and to find the clarity you need to reconnect to your purpose through our exclusive workshops.
Unpretentious, understated yet stunning in every other aspect, Port Douglas is located in Australia's Northern Tropics between two World Heritage sites; ancient rain forest, unaltered from the days of dinosaurs and the Great Barrier Reef.
Whether you're swimming in your private pool, the larger infinity pool, disappearing in the pages of a book or indulging in a soothing massage or facial in the privacy of your own villa, Niramaya is luxurious and intensely private.
A short stroll takes you to the coconut fringed sands of Four Mile Beach and leads all the way to the chic village of Port Douglas where the regions famous cuisine, culture and character awaits. Our carefully designed dining experiences include a night with a personal chef in the comfort of our villas, followed by dining under the stars at two of Port Douglas’ iconic restaurants.I'm prioritising my SELF in 2022!
Arrive and be greeted by your hosts Jodie and Eve and join other like-minded guests to travel along one of Australia's finest coastal drives which connects Cairns International Airport to Port Douglas, 50 minutes away.
Stepping inside the architecturally designed villas, you will enjoy the luxury suites and living areas in the elegant Balinese-inspired villas with private swimming pools. Indoor & outdoor spaces combine as glass walls open onto tropical gardens, private courtyards & outdoor pavilions. This is a tropical oasis you won't want to leave.
Our guests will enjoy a peaceful afternoon settling into their holiday home at Niramaya at their leisure.
At 4pm we’ll come together for our welcoming first Be Well Workshop, a time for us to get to know one another and begin to explore our own intentions for retreat over a cool, refreshing drink.
There’ll be plenty of time to get ready for dinner before we share an incredible five course degustation menu at the fabulous Nautilus Restaurant.
A paradise within a paradise, Nautilus invites you to experience elegant open-aired dining whilst seated amidst a lush outdoor oasis. Relax beneath the palms and discover a menu inspired by the tropical flavours of the region and other-worldly ambiance that meld to create an unforgettable dining experience. Established for over 65 years, Nautilus has been named a must-do when in Tropical Far North Queensland. https://nautilus-restaurant.com.au.
Later that evening, we will retire for a restful night's sleep.
Begin our day under Port Douglas’ iconic palm trees with a guided meditation designed to still our bodies and minds as we become conscious of our breath and of the nature surrounding us, creating a stillness we’ll carry into the rest of our day.
Returning to Niramaya restaurant, we’ll enjoy a healthy tropical breakfast of seasonal produce (and coffee!) followed by our second Be Well Workshop, designed to guide you through a ‘check-up’ on your life in order to boost your wellbeing in the areas that matter to you the most.
Enjoy some space and time for yourself. Take time this afternoon just for you. Perhaps you’ll enjoy your complimentary treatment at the day spa, contemplate this morning’s workshop or make new friends by the pool. You might even put your shuttle pass to good use and explore the sleepy village that is Port Douglas with the hopes of stumbling across a hidden gem for a delicious lunch.
Let’s meet again for a pre-dinner drink before enjoying an incredible eight-course dinner and drinks when our very own personal chef, Ben and the team from Oaks Kitchen & Garden, spoil us all evening right at home in Villa 21.
Once again, we’ll return to the comfort of our villas for another blissful night’s sleep.
Begin today with a meditation inspired by our tropical surroundings, followed by another nourishing breakfast.
This morning join Jodie and Eve for their third Be Well Workshop designed to guide you in the development of your own achievable values-driven wishes to bring back into your daily life.
After the workshop, enjoy some more space and time for yourself. The Port Douglas Markets are on and are well worth a visit before the afternoon excursion to the world's oldest rainforest, Mossman Gorge. Wander through the luscious trees, swim in the clear, pristine waters, or find your spot in paradise and sit in quiet contemplation. Spend two-hours at this ancient site filled with wonder.
Have a rest once you return home and then prepare yourself for another decadent night of dining. This time at the renowned Salsa Bar and Grill. Salsa have designed a boutique menu just for Be Well. Be spoilt for choice with a tapas tasting plate for entree and dessert, with some incredibly difficult decisions to be made for mains!
As the breeze moves through Salsa’s open-air Queenslander restaurant, vibrant, tropical drinks flow, a mouth-watering fusion of global culinary delights and local produce create a brilliantly varied menu. Floor staff, brimming with passion and knowledge for their menus, create an enjoyable experience with professional flair.
Join us for the epitome of dining in the tropics. https://salsaportdouglas.com.au/
With full hearts and bellies, we will retire once again to the comfort of our villas.
Rise and shine for your final breakfast at Niramaya.
Feeling rejuvenated and refreshed, we’ll say our farewells this morning as we will depart on our journeys home having made new friends and reconnected with our self.
MEET YOUR HOSTS
MEET DR JODIE FLEMING
Dr Jodie Fleming is a clinical & health psychologist, author and retreat leader with special interests in wellbeing, chronic illness management and psychoneuroimmunology - our mind, body connections.
Jodie's genuine desire to connect to others, human to human, flows throughout her work, whether it's with her individual clients, group work, on retreat or through her writing. She's the author of breast cancer memoir, A Hole in My Genes, and is currently writing her second book, a Wellbeing Non-Fiction titled, Be.
On the Be Well retreat, Jodie will share the latest research from gratitude to grit, mindset to mindfulness, you'll leave with a readiness to change and some goals with soul.
MEET EVE DREW
Eve is passionate about inspiring and connecting women. Through her work at Her Health Collective, she aims to empower women to step into their power and create lives full of purpose, fulfilment and freedom. To live life on their terms.
Eve has been a health professional and business owner for over 20 years and is now on a mission to help other women start and grow their own businesses and pursue leadership positions. She has a genuine love of helping people, and lives to be connected, to be inspired and to be kind.
Eve's first retreat a few years ago was life changing for her, and she now wants to give the gift of space to others. On the Be Well retreat, Eve will be encouraging you to slow down so you can rediscover your purpose and create a life that you love.
- Return airport Transfers from Cairns Airport to Port Douglas
- Three nights' luxury accommodation at Niramaya Resort
- Fresh fruit, tea, coffee and filtered water daily
- 3 x breakfasts at the Niramaya restaurant
- Welcome drinks
- 1 x Private Chef dinner + drinks
- 1 two-course dinner plus drinks at Salsa Bar and Grill
- 1 five-course degustation dinner with matching wines at Nautilus Restaurant
- Daily Yoga or Meditations
- Be Well workshops with Jodie and Eve
- Your choice of an Alkeme signature facial or a 60-minute massage at the Niramaya Day Spa
- 3 day Port Douglas shuttle bus pass
- Travel Insurance
- Daily lunches
- Incidentals of a personal nature e.g. laundry, snacks, souvenirs etc.
READY TO RETREAT?
Choose your experience
A note about our personally chosen villas.
Be Well retreat books a combination of three and four-bedroom elegant Balinese-inspired villas, each with private swimming pool. Indoor & outdoor spaces combine as glass walls open onto tropical gardens, private courtyards & outdoor pavilions. All villas are air conditioning throughout and contain luxurious linens fit for royalty. They truly will be your home away from home.
Luxury Suite Retreat
The ultimate retreat experience. Escape to your own private oasis complete with a king-sized bed designed for your comfort, a full private bathroom, walk in robes & outdoor sitting area overlooking the tropical gardens. Fully air conditioned, this truly will be your home away from home.
Twin Deluxe Retreat
There’s nothing quite like sharing life with your bestie and you’ll do it in comfort with dreamy king-sized twin beds and your own private ensuite overlooking the tropical gardens. Fully air conditioned and a large television that you’ll never want to turn on. This is the luxury get away you’ve both been searching for.
Single Deluxe Retreat
You’ll feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud in your king or queen-sized bed all to yourself. Spacious rooms with luxurious ensuites, air-conditioned opulence, this is a choice your future self will thank you for.