WITHFest Retreat

Your One Day Transformation

2023 Dates TBA

To gather together to laugh, move, eat, drink, inspire, discover, divine, and create satisfying new connections, both within ourselves, nature and each other.

How To Apply Ancient Wisdom In The 21st Century.

This One Day Of Transformation Is Open To Anyone Of Any Age Who Wants Or Know More About Their Body/Mind, Why It Does The Things It Does – And How To Heal It.

The Subjects I’ve Chosen For My 4 X 90 Minute Presentations Are Those That Most People Get Excited About. Subjects That Will Be The Most Useful When It Comes To Understanding What A Symptom Is Trying To Tell You, And How To Hear Then Heal It.

These Ancient Healing Arts, Once Passed Down From Our Elders, Proven Over Countless Generations, Sadly Overshadowed By Modern Medicine And Pharmaceuticals, And In Some Cases Lost – Will Teach You Things You Didn’t Even Know You Needed To Know, And Will Explain Much About Why You Feel, Think And Act The Way You Do.

With Over 20 Years In Clinic Seeing Thousands Of Patients, And A Lifetime Dedicated To The Art Of Deep And Lasting Wellbeing, Inspired By Ancient Wisdom And Rituals – I Look Forward To Offering You A Very Special And Divinely Inspired One Day Transformation. 

This Is A Perfect Opportunity To Give Back To Yourself By Allowing Higher Education, Connection With Like-Minded Others, Rejuvenation And Contemplation, Alongside An Organic, Healing And Delicious Vegan Menu.

This One Day Transformation – Is Designed To Dissolve Years Of Accumulated Stress From Your Body, Leaving You Feeling Lighter, Empowered And More Inspired In Every Way.

Retreat Inclusions

All presentations and sessions

Access to presentation notes

All (organic, vegan, GF) meals, snacks, drinks

Ticket to a fantastic lucky door prize

Retreat Cost: $150

Date: 2023 Dates TBA
Time: 7:15am – 8:45pm


By Organic Passion


Warm Polenta Wedge topped with roast tomato, stuffed mushrooms + charred broccoli


Fig & Hemp Seed Bliss Balls… dipped in chocolate


Quinoa + Lentil Salad with roast sweet potato, herbed tofu, charred kale & toasted seeds with a side salad


Spiced Banana Cake with tahini, maple + brazil nut butter icing


Savoury Millet Slice topped with paper thin broccoli, fennel + herbs tossed in la vinaigrette, and a side salad of green beans + cherry tomatoes


Medicinal Hot Milk created by Janella

Menu might change closer to the date depending on organic availability.


30 or 60 mins. On-site, in the lunch or dinner break (email me for details)


What to Wear: Something comfortable
What To Bring: A cushion and wrap just to make you extra comfy. Bring an eye pillow and yoga mat if you’d prefer to sit on the ground for sessions, or horizontal for the Sound Healing session in the evening.

WITHfest acknowledges that the festival is held on the traditional lands of the Bunjalong people.

WITHfest values inclusivity, oneness, non-duality.

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


All sessions presented by Janella, apart from opening yoga and closing ‘Sound Healing’ sessions.

7:15am – Arrive

7:30am – Session 1
Gentle Yoga and Mindfulness Journey (60mins)

8:30am – Break, with a special drink
8:45am – Breakfast

9:30am – Session 2
Four Phase Feminine Way: Maiden, Mother, Maga + Crone. Understanding these sacred and powerful cycles will change the way you see yourself, and your world.

11:00am – Morning Tea

11:30am – Session 3
The Chakra System: This complex and ancient energy system was first mentioned in ancient sacred texts dating back to 1500 BC. You’ll learn about the organs, diseases, colours, sounds, feelings and essential oils associated with each chakra – and also how your thoughts and behaviours affect each one. Understanding your body via the chakras will give you the key to unlocking your chakras.

1:00pm – Lunch

2:00pm – Session 4
The Five Elements: Five Element theory arose from the ancient Chinese observation of nature around them. This multi-dimensional view of life offers answers to where and why imbalances of the body, mind, emotions, and spirit lie. It is understood one element out of balance is at the core of all dysfunction in a person. Early in life, whether in birth or early childhood, we develop a constitutional weakness in a particular element.

3:30pm – Afternoon Tea

4:00pm – Session 5
Food Glorious Food: During this session you’ll learn what truly is the best way to eat. Plus I’ll get to the bottom of many of the most confusing and contradictory opinions out there.

5:30pm – Q + A’s: Over to you. Bring your list
6:30pm – Dinner

7:30pm – Session 6
Sound Healing Session (60mins) with Zarn Karjana

8:45pm – Depart, feeling light and great.


Burringbar School of Arts Hall is located 20 minutes north of Byron Bay and 20 mins South of Coolangatta airport.


  • 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

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