Byron Hinterland Retreats

The Art of Living

2 to 5 night retreats available for singles or couples

Janella’s cottage in the Byron Bay Hinterland is now available for personalised and private Retreats. Her aim is to facilitate physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing through the resources and skills she has accumulated throughout her life, dedicated to the art of deep healing and living well. These Retreats are designed for those looking for a more individual and unique experience. This is the only personalised program of its kind, focussing on the holy trinity – the health of the body, mind and spirit.

Your healing journey will begin as soon as you arrive onto this beautiful hinterland property, with this area being known to the Bundjalung people for its support in deep and lasting healing and feminine energy lines. Janella will personally design and facilitate your program, conduct all Naturopathic consultations and prepare all meals during your stay.

With over 20 years clinical experience and continuing education, plus many years cooking and designing healing and tasty foods, she looks forward to offering you a special and divinely inspired personalised retreat. It’s a perfect opportunity to give back to yourself by allowing rest, rejuvenation and contemplation, alongside a healing cuisine designed specifically for each guest’s individual dietary needs.

In this spiritual setting you will receive every opportunity to reach your full potential – a re-awakening amongst the koalas, rock wallabies, goannas, echidnas and kookaburras, as well as the incredible array of bird species. Each unique program is designed to dissolve years of accumulated stress from your body, leaving you feeling lighter and more inspired in every way.

Retreat Inclusions

1 x 30 minute (Skype) consultation with Janella prior to your arrival

1 x 60 minute private consultation with Janella each day

1 x 60 min restorative yoga/meditation session each day


All meals and snackspersonally designed for you

Detox herbal teas

Oil for oil pulling & aloe vera gel

Ionised, alkaline water


For the duration of your retreat you will be staying in a private and beautiful cottage hidden amongst the trees in the Byron Bay hinterland. The cottage has recently been lovingly renovated and refurbished to include a new bathroom (including flush toilet) bluetooth speaker, fridge, fan/heater, alkaline water and blinds for maximum privacy. Organic hair, face and body care is also provided, as well as a stack of DVDs and Sony surround sound system. There are facilities for hand washing and an airing rack.

The verandah is perfect for sunset gazing and contemplative relaxation from the double hammock or Balinese chairs, perfect for the individual or couple yearning for peace and nature to inspire creativity and wellbeing.

Unplugging from your usual daily life and disconnecting from the digital world will be a welcome relief, for a few days at least. Wifi is available in the cottage, but not encouraged.

Janella lives a chemical free lifestyle and extends the same to her guests. Much of the produce for your meals will be harvested each day from her organic veggie and herb gardens. Cosmetics, linen and bedding are all chemical-free, organic, or at least made from natural fibres.


Eat + Drink + Detox

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 by Janella – each thing that goes into and onto your body will support and improve your digestion, boost immunity, nourish your adrenal glands and aid in liver detoxification.

Aimed to reduce inflammation, improve gut bacteria and balance blood sugar levels, the healing cuisine will also improve your mood, mojo and sleep. Every meal, juice, snack and smoothie will be personally prepared for you using produce from Janella’s organic veggie and herb gardens, fresh eggs from her loved hens, and honey from her very busy bees.

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.



2 Nights

Single $2,100

Double $2,950

3 Nights

Single AUD$2,900

Double AUD$3,700

Additional Nights

AUD$800 per night per person

Optional Extras (POA)

60 | 90 min Cooking Class with Janella 
60 | 90 min Massage (different styles available) 
Session in a Salt Cave
Horse riding on the beach
Waterfall visit or guided bush walk
Private 1 hr Surfing Lesson at The Pass in Byron Bay
Byron Dolphin Kayak Tour or Brunswick River Kayak Tours
Byron Lighthouse walk

60min Body Scrub and Polish
60min Reflexology
60min Reiki
60min Acupuncture
60min Manicure or Pedicure
60min Colonic Irrigation (separate location)
60min Rejuvenating Detox Facial
60min Art Therapy
60min Vedic Astrology with Dalia Gencher (

Getting There

There are two nearby airports:
Ballina (30 mins south), and Coolangatta on the Gold Coast (50 mins north)


Travel to/from the airport is not included.
A driver may be arranged at a cost of $150 return.
An airport shuttle bus operates from Ballina and Gold Coast (Coolangatta) airports to Bangalow.

Uber is now available in the Byron Shire. From Ballina airport the cost is around $60, and approximately double that from Coolangatta.

Retreat Programs

On booking your retreat and prior to your stay, Janella will set up a 30 minute consultation via Skype, FaceTime or phone.

During this initial 30 minute consult she will decide on which Program best suits your needs.

A Program will then be designed that’s unique to you and your own body, ready for your arrival.

Examples of programs include:

Stress Reduction
Detox and Cleansing
Hormone Balance
Raw Health
2 Day Liquid Fast
Digestion Reset
Weight Loss | balance
Pre-Natal | Improved Fertility
Immunity Boost
Adrenal Reset/Burnout
PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)


  • Such a deep healing experience!

    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
  • I have found both experiences life-changing

    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
  • ‘Once in a lifetime’

    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

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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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