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What to expect at our Yoga Retreats in Victoria

What to expect at our Yoga Retreats in Victoria So, you’ve been wanting to book yourself into a yoga retreat in Victoria for a while now, but you’re not sure how to find the right one? We totally get it. With demand at an all-time high, the choices for yoga and wellness escapes are endless…. continue reading »

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Skincare is Self-Care

Guest Blog by Katreena Sarmiento Your skincare routine should be something that brings you joy. While not everyone starts a regimen for aesthetic reasons, allowing yourself to devote time to a daily skin routine is the first step in better understanding how regular skincare may impact your wellbeing. A good skincare routine is a therapeutic… continue reading »

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Healthy Work Break Habits To Practice At Home

Work-from-home arrangements opened many opportunities that Australians weren’t able to enjoy before. Through this setup, remote workers can tailor-fit their schedules based on their day-to-day needs. A news feature on abc.net pointed out that the flexibility has increased the productivity, work satisfaction, and work-life balance of Australian workers. For instance, Aussies can maximise their lunch breaks by… continue reading »

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The importance of breathing correctly

Did you know that most of us breathe incorrectly? Do you know how many breaths you take per minute? On average we take between 8,000 and 30,000 breaths per day. As breathing happens automatically we often don’t realise how essential it is for our health and wellbeing. You could say that Breathing is the New… continue reading »

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Three unique digital detox retreats in Australia

At Retreat Here, we believe technology should serve us, not enslave us. Our fancy gadgets, designed to make our lives easier, have become the cause of rising stress levels and anxiety. It is no surprise that taking a ‘ditox’ has become increasingly popular. If the sheer thought of taking a break from your devices gives… continue reading »

3 Healthy Habits to Boost your Immune System

Feeling sluggish or low on energy? Lacking concentration or motivation? If only we could dedicate every last week of the month to a yoga retreat to reset and replenish.. In reality, we are lucky if we’re able to retreat once a year, and cultivating a well-balanced lifestyle with healthy habits that are sustainable is therefore… continue reading »

Morning ritual for more energy and clarity

Create more energy with this morning ritual

Do you reach for your phone the minute your alarm goes off – on your phone..? Do you instantly start scrolling, and check your emails and messages? I used to do that too. It’s safe to say I was exhausted before I even got out of bed. These days, I have a morning ritual that… continue reading »

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Yoga flow for tight hips

Looking for a yoga flow that targets tight hips? Look no further! There is a reason why hip openers are the most requested poses in my yoga classes. You might not even realise you have tight hips unless you actually try and stretch them. Office workers in particular suffer from tight hips as prolonged sitting… continue reading »

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The easiest and most powerful tool to still a busy mind

A scattered mind is overwhelming. Having too many ‘tabs’ open can cause exhaustion, sadness and stress. Lucky for us there is a simple tool that can help still our busy mind by relearning how to focus our awareness on one thing at a time. It’s called our breath. Focussing on our breath is a great… continue reading »

Improve the quality of your sleep

How to improve the quality of your sleep

We all experience difficulties sleeping at some stage in our lives. Poor sleep quality can be the cause of stress, anxiety, irritability, lack of concentration, low energy, mood swings and might eventually lead to burnout. Considered that a restful night plays a massive role in regulating our physical and mental health, getting the right amount… continue reading »

Corporate Wellness Retreat Planning

5 reasons to have a corporate retreat

Corporate retreats are becoming more popular by the year. And with good reason. When done correctly, business getaways can have a huge impact on your staff and company performance. They are a great way to give your employees the opportunity to step out of their usual environment so they can head back to the office… continue reading »

Mindfulness and Meditation Guide

How I try and live more mindfully in Melbourne

Ever since founding Retreat Here, people often think my days consist of green juices, smoothie bowls, and hours of yoga and exercise. I get up at 6am, set my intention for the day, write in my gratitude journal, go for a run, meditate, have a turmeric latte while I catch up on some reading, and… continue reading »

3 healthy habits to boost immunity

Ten Benefits of Taking a Digital Detox

Did you know that most adults check their smart phone every 15 minutes? And that Instagram was rated the worst social platform for its negative impact on our mental health? It’s a scary thought to think that we’re literally scrolling our lives and wellbeing away. We truly believe a change is needed. People need to… continue reading »

The benefits of meditation

Easy meditation techniques for beginners

Have you ever finished a chapter in a book and had no idea what you just read? Or driven home without ‘knowing’ how you got there? Me too! Just as training your physical body through different activities and sports, you can also train your mind with these easy meditation techniques for beginners. We spend a… continue reading »

Why you should book a digital detox retreat

Why everyone should book a digital detox retreat

When was the last time you went a whole day without using your phone? We are relying on our digital devices for almost everything these days. Google maps to find your way to an appointment, Pinterest for the perfect recipe and so on… It’s damn handy when you’re lost in the middle of nowhere (though sometimes… continue reading »

How to balance a healthy lifestyle with yoga and wine

How to balance a healthy lifestyle with yoga and wine

Guest blog by Jamie Kennedy from Balance + Vine Yoga class? Oh, I thought you said, “Pour a glass.” Considering my blog is all about yoga and wine, I cannot believe this wasn’t my first post! Nonetheless, here it is.​ There is currently a trending idea of mixing wine, beer or other alcohol with yoga. You may have… continue reading »

How to achieve the perfect yoga wine pairing

How to achieve the perfect Yoga and Wine pairing

Guest blog by Jamie Kennedy from Balance + Vine It’s no secret I love the Yoga-then-Wine lifestyle. So how do you know what varietal of wine to drink after a yoga class? Vinyasa Flow (Power Yoga) This type of yoga class is all about the salutation flow, and meant to keep you moving and flowing for… continue reading »

Tuscany yoga Retreat with wine-tasting

5 reasons to join this Yoga Retreat in Tuscany

We’ve searched long and hard to find the perfect retreat venue for our Yoga and Wine retreat in Tuscany. Following our stay at Maraviglia, a traditional Italian villa surrounded by vineyards, we knew we’d found the place to organise our next Vino and Vinyasa retreat. Find out why you should join our all-inclusive yoga and wine… continue reading »

Yoga and Wine Retreats

Why yoga and Wine Retreats in Melbourne are the perfect pairing

Before you have visions of yourself lying in Savanasa with an empty bottle in your hand, let me stop you right there. I’d like to start by saying we won’t be handing out Straws ‘n Shiraz during our yoga and wine retreats in Melbourne. There will be no drinking vino and tree-posing at the same time. Neither… continue reading »

Be Mindful

What you should do to improve your wellbeing

We believe taking a break is important to reboot your brain. Whether that’s a yoga class after work, a ten minute meditation or an exotic retreat overseas. Whereas a tropical escape is perfect to replenish your soul, taking care of your wellbeing at home is just as important. Resting when you need to and finding… continue reading »

Why everyone should book a Digital Detox Retreat

6 Tips to keep your health on track whilst travelling

Guest post by Holistically Living. Unless you’ve booked a wellness trip with a specific health goal in mind, it is completely natural to let your routine slack off a little when you’re on a relaxation vacation… it is a holiday after-all! But there is nothing worse than that feeling of coming back home and needing… continue reading »

Chiang Rai healthy Travel Guide

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Guest post and pictures by Jen Curcio, founder of Decisive Cravings Chiang Rai is Chiang Mai’s quieter cousin, and if you are looking for a break from Bangkok, Chiang Rai is the perfect green paradise. Chiang Rai offers cooler weather (both day and night), more of a small town feeling, plenty of temples and above… continue reading »

Things to do in Ubud, Bali

Things to do in Ubud

Guest post by Jen Curcio, founder of Decisive Cravings. Preferring the island’s famed beaches, Ubud is often missed by travellers visiting Bali. The lush greenery of its rainforests and rice paddies combined with its famed temples, arts&crafts, and its’ wellness centres, offers visitors a different type of island getaway. Although it is no stranger to tourists, Ubud… continue reading »

Workplace Wellness Tips

5 ways to improve workplace wellness

We’ve all heard the virtues of a good night’s sleep — you spend eight hours a day doing it, so surely it makes sense to ensure you get the best rest available. But there’s something else most of us are doing eight hours as day, five days a week: working. Whether you enjoy heading to… continue reading »

Top Wellness Retreats 2017

9 simple self-care practices

How often do you hear the term “look after yourself?” Many people throw the phrase around like it’s a given that we put ourselves first, but how many of us really practice proper self-care. True self-care is both internal and external and the energy we give this regime is commensurate with what we are able to… continue reading »

Easy ways to reduce stress

Easy ways to unwind

Stress is something that everyone experiences at some time in their lives. It can be a small thing that’s niggling at you, or something that has been bugging you for a while; no matter what the situation is, stress is a pain to relieve. Here are some easy ways you can reduce your stress levels… continue reading »