Mind & Body

Connection Retreat

Waverley Estate, SA
10-12 November 2023, Port Elliot

Using the breath, you can regulate your nervous system, putting you into an instant calm state

Are you ready to elevate your well-being and leadership game to new heights? Imagine indulging in a weekend retreat where you can unplug from the hustle and bustle of life, and focus on yourself like never before. If you're a savvy business owner or professional, who knows the importance of taking time out for yourself, then this luxurious well-being retreat is tailored just for you.

Say goodbye to stress and hello to instant calm with powerful tools that are right at your fingertips.

Did you know that breathing correctly can regulate your nervous system and put you in a state of calm? It's true! According to James Nestor, the renowned author of "BREATH," humans have lost this essential skill in today's fast-paced world. But fret not, because we've got you covered.

Join us for a weekend of exploration and experience the positive impacts of mindfulness, breathwork, cold therapy, sound healing, and yoga. Our team of experts will guide you on a transformative journey to unlock the full potential of your mind and body. You'll learn tools that you can instantly apply in your everyday life to calm your mind, boost your performance, and enhance your overall well-being.

Say goodbye to reduced productivity, problem-solving challenges, and lack of creativity due to stress and worries. Gain the capacity for clear and quick decision-making, and be fully present in every moment, whether it's at work or with your loved ones. As someone who has navigated a 21-year corporate career, I wish I had known these simple yet powerful tools earlier. But now, you have the chance to learn them and transform your life. 


Picture yourself at the serene Waverley Estate, tucked away in private grounds, just a scenic 1-hour drive from Adelaide. The Estate's charming history, elegant Georgian stone buildings, tasteful French provincial decor, traditional tennis court, and private pool create the perfect backdrop for a luxury getaway. Indulge your senses in the sun-drenched trees and lush coastal gardens, setting the ambience for a weekend of rest, rejuvenation, and meaningful connections. Who knows, you might even make some lifelong friends along the way.

Because here's the truth: personal and professional well-being are intertwined. What's going on at home can impact your work, and vice versa. That's why it's crucial to recharge your batteries and show up as the best version of yourself in all areas of life. As Brené Brown wisely said, "who we are is how we lead." And I'll add my twist to it: "who we are is how we show up." So why not show up as someone who is light, calm, clear, and fully present? Join us at the well-being and leadership retreat and unlock your true potential. Don't wait, sign up now and take the first step towards a brighter, more empowered future! So, are you ready to invest in yourself and experience a transformation like never before? Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your well-being and leadership skills to new heights. Sign up now and get ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery, rejuvenation, and empowerment. It's time to show up as the best version of yourself and lead with confidence. See you at the retreat!


Attending a retreat with Retreat a Little was one of the best decisions I have made. With a busy work schedule and family life, I was looking to take time out and recharge my spirit. I got exactly this. Alice is an incredible host, welcoming and warm, everything was beautifully organised and Alice led inspiring conversation which was so refreshing.

- Gabrielle Tyler, Founder Juice Institute - 

What to expect: Sneak preview

With a passion for supporting small local businesses, we’ve carefully chosen to partner with people from the Port Elliot & greater Adelaide region who’ll ensure your experience is unique and truly memorable.


Let experienced breathwork coach, Kym Burls, (re)introduce you to your breath and the powerful connection it creates between your body and mind. With his passion for and in-depth knowledge of all things breathwork, you'll leave the weekend with the 'what', 'how' and more importantly your own 'why'.


Let go, relax and unwind on a deeper level with Kellie’s Yoga & mindfulness practices. You’ll be treated to two sessions, catering for the novice to the practising yogi. 


Let Chris take you on a journey of sound and total relaxation during a one-hour sound bath.


Enjoy three days of wholesome and nourishing food. Sarah finds joy in seeing people connect over a shared healthy meal. Her passion for meal creation makes her come alive—prepare your tastebuds for culinary delight!

What is included in this luxurious leadership & well-being retreat? 

Mindfulness sessions to explore the positive impacts of mindfulness and its connection to breathwork

Breathwork sessions with experienced coach Kym Burls to reintroduce you to your breath and its powerful connection to your body and mind

Cold therapy to awaken your senses and invigorate your body

A sound healing session with Chris to take you on a journey of sound and total relaxation during a 90-minute sound bath

Two yoga and mindfulness sessions to let go, relax, and unwind on a deeper level

Three days of wholesome and nourishing food from Real Food Life, prepared with passion and creativity by Sarah

You will also have plenty of opportunities to connect with nature and indulge your senses in the sun-drenched trees and lush coastal gardens of Waverley Estate. The private grounds and charming history of the Georgian stone buildings evoke all the feels of a luxury getaway, and the traditional tennis court and private pool provide additional opportunities for relaxation and rejuvenation.


Your gorgeous accommodation options

 Waverley Estate provides multiple accommodation types across six buildings. Retreat on your own or share a room.
Choose rustic vibes or modern-day elegance. It’s your retreat, so make it what you wish!

Prices include all meals, wine (if you like) and activities, depending on your chosen accommodation type. Tea and other refreshments will be available throughout the weekend. Dietary requirements will be catered for. 

 Extremely limited availability!

There’s only accommodation for a maximum of 12 guests. Don't wait too long otherwise, you’ll miss out!

Payment options:

A minimum deposit of $249 will secure your spot. Payment plan options are provided.

Booking Terms & Conditions.

* Check with your accountant if this leadership & wellbeing retreat can be used as a tax deduction for personal development. *

* If the Event is cancelled for any reason, including due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, you’ll receive a refund or credit for the booking price to put towards another one of our events that occurs within 12 months of your booked and cancelled Event. *

Grand House - SOLD

One queen room with a shared bathroom.

Max. 1 x guest

$1749 per guest

Grand House

One queen room with ensuite. Great for sharing or by yourself.

Min. 2 x guests

$1799 per guest

Book here

The Loft

Under the roof is a shared room with one queen, two singles and an ensuite bathroom. Great for sharing with a friend or a family member.

Min. 3 x guests 

$1749 per guest 

Book here

School House 

The Old School House is made up of two connected levels. One queen bed with an en-suite bathroom. 

Max. 2 x guests 

$1849 per guest

Book here

The Red Shed

Large & light-filled shared room with an ensuite bathroom incl. a bathtub. 

One queen and a single, great for sharing with a friend or family member. 

Min. 2 guests

$1879 per guest

Book here


This room has a queen bed and an en-suite bathroom overlooking the leafy courtyard.  

Max. 1 x guest

$1879 per guest

Book here

Isabella - SOLD

This spacious room has a queen bed and an ensuite bathroom.

​Kick back and relax, overlooking the courtyard.

Max. 1 x guest



My weekend away in beautiful Port Elliot could not have come at a more opportune time. Slightly burnt out and tempted daily by an almost irrepressible urge to tell my customers where to go, the lure of a weekend away in a glorious old estate in quirky Port Elliot was just the ticket.

- Annie H.- 

Preliminary Itinerary

Friday, 10 November

From 12:00 - Arrival & check-in into rooms

Massages for those that have booked them in advance 

14:00 - 15:00 - Welcome drinks & nibbles by Real Food Life

15:00-16:00 - Grounding & connection with the breath at Ratalang Conservation Reserve

16:00 - 17:00 - Relax

17:00 - 18:00 - Twilight Yoga practice by Hill Street Yoga 

18:15 - Pre-dinner drinks

18:30 - Enjoy dinner and a glass of wine (if you like) in the stunning courtyard with newly found friends by Real Food Life 



Saturday, 11 November

07:00 - 08:00 Guided sunrise meditation

08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast 
Delicious breakfast in the courtyard by Real Food Life

09:00 - 10:00 Relax
Refresh for the next part of the day

10:00 - 13:00 Mind & Body Connection Workshop with breathwork by Kym 

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch 
Nourishing lunch in the courtyard by Real Food Life 

14:00 - 15:00 Relax
Read a book in the backyard 

15:00 - 16:30 Soundbath by Harmonic Essence 

​16:30 - 18:00 Free time

18:00 Shared dinner by Real Food Life 

Sunday, 12 November

07:00 - 08:00 - Movement 
Energising Yoga practice by Hill Street Yoga

08:15 - 09:00 Breakfast 
Delicious breakfast in the courtyard by Real Food Life

09:00 - 10:00 - Tools & ideas to incorporate breathwork & mindfulness into your daily schedule by Alice 

10:00 - 11:00 - Check-out

Perfect time of day to explore Port Elliot or enjoy the beach before going back home.