Byron Hinterland Retreat

Your Transformation

Singles and Couples

Winter 2023

My aim of these retreats is to facilitate physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing through the resources and skills I have accumulated throughout my life, dedicated to the art of deep healing, and living well. 

These retreats are designed for those looking for a more personalised and private retreat experience.

Your healing journey will begin as soon as you confirm your Retreat. The next step is having a 30min Zoom session (included) with me so I can learn exactly what you’d like to achieve from your time here with me. After this consult I will personally design your Retreat Program including all your meals and any activities.

Once you arrive at either one of the nearby airports, or train station (or get yourself here), you’ll soon arrive onto my hinterland property, and quickly realise why it’s known to the Bundjalung people for its support in deep and lasting healing. 

In this spiritual setting you will receive every opportunity to reach your full potential — a re-awakening or transformation, amongst the incredible array of wild life, beautiful gardens and orchard, and a clear running creek that is home to turtles, platypus, crayfish and many other fish species. Or you, if you choose to bathe in this crystal clear flowing waterway in the subtropical rainforest.

This is a perfect opportunity to give back to yourself by allowing rest, rejuvenation and contemplation (or not), alongside a healing cuisine designed specifically for each guest’s individual dietary needs. 

Each unique Program is designed to dissolve years of stress, allowing the body to deeply surrender, and truly heal. By providing the space and care you need, plus the stress reducing activities in such a magic setting, we make available to you the best opportunity to achieve your highest potential.

Retreat Inclusions

1 x 30 minute Zoom consultation with Janella prior to arrival

Accommodation and transfers 

All (organic) food and drinks

1 hr consultation or activity with Janella each day

Transport to external sessions


My private and charming Tiny Home will be your home during your stay. It is approximately 50m from the main residence where I live, and is totally separate. Every detail has been carefully thought out, so you’ll be wanting for nothing, and packing just a few comfy clothes and skincare. 

There’s a library filled with books and other things that I think you’ll enjoy. It has good wifi, a quality blue tooth speaker, TV (with most streaming channels), organic queen-sized latex mattress and organic linen sheets, bedding and other linen.  

The Tiny has air conditioning, a full kitchen (not that you’ll be needing that), a lovely covered front deck to have your meals – if that takes your fancy, that overlooks the gardens and is a few metres to the creek. Perfect for one, or a couple yearning for peace and nature to inspire healing and allow wellbeing. 

Enjoy the lovely back area with a picnic table for your pizza night, or just to hang out at and enjoy all that this ancient land has to offer you, and you it.

There is lovely, clean and alkaline water from all taps throughout, and organic soap, hair and body care.

There are facilities for hand washing, ironing, and an airing rack. Washer and dryer available also on request.


With attention to individual needs, perfectly balanced nutrition ensures correct nourishment is provided to the body for a peaceful state of mind, a healthy body, increased energy and vigour.

Catering for any dietary requirement, and personally designed and prepared by Janella – each thing that goes into and onto your body will support and improve your digestion, aid in liver detoxification, boost immunity and a clearer mind, and so much more. Aimed at reducing inflammation, improved gut bacteria and balancing blood sugar and lectin levels, the healing cuisine will also improve your mood and sleep.

Other ingredients will be sourced locally and will always be organically grown or raised.  

Some programs will include a glass of organic wine with dinner and/or organic coffee at breakfast. 


I live a chemical- free lifestyle and extend the same to my guests. All the produce for your menu will be organic, or at least chemical-free, and locally grown. Cosmetics, linen and bedding are all chemical-free, organic, or at least made from natural, non-GMO fibres.


Designed to suit your body’s needs

  • 1 hr Classes with Janella – cooking class, herbal medicine or balm making; teachings from a variety of subjects such as The 5 Elements (organs/emotions/seasons etc), The Chakra System, Breathing or meditation workshop, Food as Medicine, 
  • Visit a local waterfall, or go on a bush, beach or lighthouse walk with me
  • Check out neighbouring towns around Byron Bay
  • 60 or 90 min Massage (different styles available) 
  • 60 min Sound Bath 
  • 60 min Yoga Session (different styles available)
  • 30 min Qi Gong Session
  • 60 min Vedic Astrology Reading
  • Horse riding on the beach 


Depending on the weather – not much. Something to lounge around in, walking clothes and shoes, beach cosie and hat, body care.


There are 2 nearby airports: Ballina (30mins south), and Coolangatta on the Gold Coast (30mins north).
Variety Lakes is the closest train station, that connects to the Brisbane line.

Transfers are included in the price of your Retreat.


$900* per night – single
$800* per night – double (per person)

*Cost doesn’t include GST

For enquiries, or to make a booking, drop me an email at

Sample Program

7/8:00am: Morning Ritual (see below) 

8:30am: Gentle exercise (specific to you)

9:00am: Breakfast 

10am: Yin Yoga (Extras)

12:00pm-1:00pm: Aromatherapy Massage (Extras)

1:00pm: Lunch

2:30pm: Consultation or other activity with Janella 

4:15pm: 20 minutes meditation/zen qi machine  

5:30pm: Shower and Body Scrub

6:00pm: Dinner and dessert in room

7:00pm: Movie or reading in bed 

9:00pm: Sleep time


Morning Ritual 

  • Brush teeth
  • Cup of warm water 
  • 30ml Aloe Vera Juice (and before bed)
  • Herbal tea – lemongrass, mint and lemon balm
  • 20 min mindfulness (guided or otherwise)
  • 30ml Jamu (turmeric herbal medicine)

My Retreats are held on the traditional lands of the Bandjalung people. 

We respect the ancestors, sisterhood and brotherhood, and the exploration and expression of our authentic Selves.


  • Janella’s retreat was like stepping into a haven of safety, strength, empowerment and wonderment. Every touchpoint was so well thought out, so considered. The presentations, meditations, and women’s circles were informative, emotive and have forced me to look further and dive deeper into my inner world. Her retreat has led me to question more and consider my part as a young woman and mother, in this busy world. I learned an incredible amount on a woman’s cycle and its meaning. In morning yoga session’s (gentle, I assure you!) I learned to use my breathe to energise and create peace in my body, something I’ve always struggled with. I was injected with an energy and empowerment that I hadn’t experienced before. There were moments where my mouth was left agape, simply stunned with the relevance and poignance of the information that was being presented to me. It allowed me to connect with women of all ages, who, like me had burned out from years of pushing our minds and bodies. If you have the chance, get yourself a seat at this plentiful table of unforgettable women.

    Chelsea Thomas, 38
  • WITHfest was an absolute honour. I shared a weekend of knowledge building, movement, love and connection with a group of women who all travelled to be together in circle. Janella's ability to hold space and to facilitate abundant learning was incredible, and so welcome by the women. A transformational weekend.

    Jade, 40
  • What Janella has created with WITHfest is truly special – all you have to do is show up. This retreat is a journey that invokes and awakens all of the senses in a relaxed and nurturing environment. All of the presenters sessions flowed with ease and were both informative and enjoyable. The beauty of this, is that, after the retreat wraps up in a physical sense – the journey continues outside of this forum with all of the tools and knowledge gained and the connections made whilst there. I would highly recommend WITHfest to anyone.

    Jo, 47
  • WITHfest is everything you want in a retreat; a serene environment, nourishing food and most importantly, powerful and authentic women sharing their spirit and intellect. Janella is a gracious and generous host. Her wisdom, warmth and vast body of knowledge is all-pervasive. This weekend away will ‘hold’ you.

    Justine, 47
  • Janella has a world of knowledge and is able to assist in a myriad of complex health issues. I've learnt to incorporate health foods and herbs into my diet following the notes given to me from each consult. Thank you Janella for all that you've taught me and for your support and guidance.

  • I highly recommend this Retreat to anyone needing to improve their health or wellbeing or simply to decompress, self-care and refill your cup. This is definitely the environment to do it in. I left feeling more energised and motivated to make further changes in my life for the better.  

    Kerri, Gold Coast
  • How can I possibly put into a few words the gratitude I feel for the help Janella has so lovingly given to us. It was the most relaxing time of my life. I needed a restart in every way and Janella's retreat was perfect. So much generosity, kindness and though. My thyroid issues and my wellbeing are on the improve. I would stay just for the food, every mouthful was delicious. Thank you Janella.

    Deidre, Tasmania
  • Suffering with PMR I was unable to work, drive, dress myself and other things you take for granted. Janella gently and informatively gave me the tools and guidance required and now 4 months on I'm back at work as a carpenter, Amazing I know! Sincere thanks to you Janella, I could not have had this outcome without your help.  

    Dave, Tasmania
  • Thank you, Janella, for a wonderful retreat! I had three nights of utter care, love, nourishment and kindness. If you don’t know Janella, she is one of those ‘once in a lifetime’ people. Her knowledge is outstanding, and meeting her, you just know that she is doing some amazing work in this world. I feel so lucky to have been welcomed into her beautiful Byron Hinterland space, and to have received guidance that will stay with me for life. Janella’s food was out of this world (I’m still craving the first dish I had!) and she knows some wonderful people that will make your retreat extra special – think Astrology sessions, yoga and massage. Bliss. Thank you again, Janella, and an extra thank you for adapting the retreat to allow my boys to stay overnight.

    Jessica 32, Blairmont NSW
  • I have found both experiences to be life changing. As both a patient and participant in Janella’s Deep Healing Retreat, I have found both experiences to be life changing. Janella’s knowledge, experience, warmth and friendliness are felt from the first encounter. She has an ability to make you feel comfortable immediately. By the way, the nurturance and food on her retreat is amaaazing ! make sure you attend!

    Gayle 67, Maitland NSW
  • I was looking for a retreat to help me heal, one that would nourish my mind, body and spirit and this deep healing retreat delivered - it is an amazing start (or restart) to any healing journey. The second I drove in & saw the “Coolabah cottage” I started to feel the peace I had been longing for. I was met with welcome from such a generous person - Janella goes above and beyond. The food is nourishing and tastes absolutely amazing, and the sessions with Janella really opened my eyes. I will definitely be recommending this retreat to everyone and returning myself.

    Cassie 32, Logan QLD

My Latest Book

“Your 40 Day Transformation” 


Janella can help you with

Poor Digestion
Weight Loss or Diet
Reproductive Issues

Anxiety and Depression
Auto-Immune Disorders
Adrenal and Chronic Fatigue
Lack of Libido
and so much more


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