• 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

Exciting New WITHfest Retreats To Be Announced Soon

Exciting New WITHfest Retreats To Be Announced Soon

3 Nights for women to gather together to laugh, move, eat, drink, inspire, discover, divine, and create satisfying new connections, both within ourselves, nature and our Sista’s.

This exciting inaugural Spring Retreat in the Byron Bay hinterland is for women and girls of all ages to gather, to explore stories of our distant past as women. To reclaim feminine power by reconnecting with age-old and forgotten women’s mysteries. Returning the 21st century female back to her wild, cyclic, authentic and passionate Self, without the restrictions of societal norms and conditioning. Reimagining what it means to be a woman by expressing our truth, self-sufficiency, beauty, sexuality and intelligence.

Your healing journey will begin as soon as you arrive onto this beautiful organic farm; this area being known to the Bundjalung people for its support in deep and lasting transformation, and its feminine song lines. I have designed a rich and timely program, allowing time for rest and play. You’ll never want to leave.

In this spiritual setting you will receive every opportunity to reach your full potential – a re-awakening amidst the ancient volcanic terrain, as well as the incredible array of animal, mineral and plant life. This Retreat is designed to dissolve years of accumulated stress from your body, leaving you feeling lighter, empowered and inspired in every way.

With over 20 years in my clinic seeing mostly women, I look forward to offering you a very special and divinely inspired retreat. A perfect opportunity to give back to yourself by allowing rest, higher education, connection with like-minded women, rejuvenation and contemplation, alongside organic, healing vegan cuisine.

WITHFest Presenters

Day Passes Available Here


Retreat Inclusions

All meals and drinks which are organic and vegan or vegetarian

Private or shared accommodation

Daily morning yoga and meditation

All classes and sessions

Infra Red Sauna and Magnesium Pool

Airport transfers to and from Coolongatta airport (set times)


The Newly Built Rooms and cottages are just lovely. Each sustainably-built room or cottage designed to be private, comfortable and nurturing. Choose from a range of room types including single, double or 4 people. Check-in is after 2pm on Thursday and check-out is 12pm on Sunday.

TYPES OF ROOMS AVAILABLE – Price is for 3 nights

MANGO ROOMS – 4 rooms available at $570 pp per room

Each room comes with an ensuite and king single bed and A/C Book

CABIN 2 AND 3Sleeps 1 person per room

These cabins each have one bathroom, fans in each bedroom and a shared living room with A/C.

– 1 Queen bedroom (single): $630 pp
– 1 Double bedroom (single): $600 pp

CABIN 4Twin share (2 single beds)

This cabin has its own bathroom, air conditioning in the living room and fans in the bedroom.

– 1 Bedroom: $600 pp

GUEST WING – Sleeps 2 people per room

The guest wing has one bathroom to share and ceiling fans in each bedroom.

– 1 Bedroom with 2 single beds: $510 pp
– 2 Double bedrooms (sleeps 2 per room): $1,200 for 2 people
MAIN HOUSE – Sleeps 1 person per room

These 4 rooms are in the main house.

– 1 King bedroom with ensuite and A/C: $660 pp
– 1 Queen bedroom with ensuite and A/C: $630 pp
– 2 Double bedrooms with fans, shared bathroom: $600 pp

Eat + Drink + Detox

All your meals will be provided starting with dinner on Thursday night, and finishing with morning tea on Sunday.

The perfectly balanced nutrition you’ll be receiving ensures correct nourishment will be provided to your body for a peaceful state of mind, a healthy body, and increased energy and vigour during your 3 days of Bliss. Each thing that goes into your body will support and improve your digestion, balance hormones, strengthen immunity, nourish your adrenal glands and stimulate liver detoxification. Aimed to reduce inflammation, improve gut bacteria and balance blood sugar, pressure and cholesterol levels, this lovely and organic, healing cuisine will also improve your mood, determination, inspiration and sleep.

All meals served are organic, vegan or vegetarian, and where possible will come from the farm’s greenhouse, and happy chooks. Otherwise they’ll be sourced locally.

I am really happy to confirm that we have Australia’s premier vegan chef Anthea Amore from Organic Passion to feed and nourish us over our 3 days together. All meals served will be organic and vegan and where possible sourced locally. All with Anthea’s signature generosity, calm and warmth.


Retreat Cost

The total cost will be slightly different for everyone, depending on your choice of accommodation, and if you’ll be staying overnight.

Retreat cost is $1,300, then accommodation will be added on, ranging from $300-$600 for the 3 nights.

Single Day Tickets – $400 per day including all meals.

Discount for Byron Shire residents – use code BYRON20 at the checkout.


A 50% non-refundable deposit is payable at the time of booking, and the remaining 50% will be due 1 month before the Retreat begins. You’ll be sent an email reminder at this time.

After that, your ticket will be transferrable, but not refundable.

Any bookings made within 1 month of the Retreat require full payment.


60 min Shiatsu/Soma Massage with Claudine – $150

60 min Vedic Astrology Session with Ritika – $180

60 min Psychic Reading with Tamsin Wolfe – 0402 782 073 – $150

Guests will need to pay, and book with the practitioners directly.
These sessions will need to be booked before the retreat.


There will be a complimentary shuttle bus collecting guests from Ballina airport (40 mins south) on Thursday between 1pm and 2pm NSW time.

The shuttle will return on Sunday at 11am (NSW time) to take you back to the same airport.

If you can’t arrange to arrive at the Ballina airport in time to get the shuttle on Thursday, you can get a taxi, or book a shuttle bus, or a private driver. The latter 2 need to booked prior, and I can help you with this.

WITHfest acknowledges that the festival is held on the traditional lands of the Bunjalong people, in the Arakwal nation.

WITHfest values inclusivity, oneness, non-duality.

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

Retreat Program


  • Arrival / airport pick up
  • Welcome Ceremony
  • Dinner
  • Evening session


  • Kriya yoga
  • Yin yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Morning Session
  • Morning Tea
  • 2nd Morning Session
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon session
  • Afternoon Tea
  • 2nd Afternoon session
  • Free time for massage, acupuncture, walks, sauna and swimming 
  • Dinner 
  • Evening Session 
  • For night owls – free time in the main house or your room/cottage


  • Kriya yoga
  • Yin yoga
  • Breakfast 
  • Morning Tea
  • 2nd Morning Session
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon session
  • Afternoon Tea
  • 2nd Afternoon session
  • Free time for massage, acupuncture, walks, sauna and swimming 
  • Dinner 
  • Evening Session 
  • For night owls – free time in the main house or your room/cottage


  • Kriya yoga
  • Yin yoga
  • Breakfast 
  • Morning Tea
  • Morning Session
  • Closing Ceremony
  • Departure / airport transfers

For a full breakdown of The Program

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Personalised One-on-One Retreats

  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.


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