So it turns out we don’t need to travel to Byron Bay for an Eat, Pray, Love-style retreat. There’s one right around the corner, in Port Elliot and it’s absolutely FABULOUS!
Authenticity Health and Wellness Retreat was started by a guy (Gregory) who once upon a time, was stressed out of his eyeballs and needed to create a place where people could come and detach themselves from everything in their life that was causing angst. And with a background in Yoga and Meditation, Authenticity Retreat was born.
Built over 150 years ago, this mansion – although has had a lot of restorations – has been left to it’s original state. With old-timey furniture, stunning pockets of garden, a beautiful Tuscan-style pool and incense for days, Authenticity is a world away from home.
You can do what we did (visit for the day) and try your hand at Yoga, get a full body relaxation massage, enjoy a heavenly facial and then sit in the garden and enjoy an almond milk latte and cake! Or, you can do what others have done before us — and stay for 3 months! It’s completely up to you!
They have packages to suit anyone needing a bit of self-love — Detox Retreat, Rest and Rejuvinate, Emotional Reboot, Spiritual Self-Discovery, just to name a few. You can find out all about them on their website here.
“Authenticity is ideal for those who seek to find inner peace, tranquility, insight and transformation as well as personal development and restoration of mind body and soul.” And you really do feel completely relaxed from the moment you step inside this big old house.
It’s perfect for a night away with your loved one, mum or bestie. Or, if you need a bit of time away from the people you care about – come alone! There are 6 bedrooms all with ensuites, you won’t want to leave.
We LOVED every second!