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At Friday 5pm, we were all set to welcome 10 beautiful mums on this luxury retreat. The pools and spas were warm, the open fire was lit and workshop rooms were ready to take these mums on a transformational weekend. And a transformational weekend it was…

“I arrived at the retreat hoping someone would give me straight answers to all my parenting problems. What I received was so much more.”  Nathalie Meyn


Reasons mums attended this retreat:

Exhaustion – Creating structure, routine and consistency – Spending quality time whilst working full time – Tantrums and negotiation – Emotionally available and positive- Children eating and sleeping – Alternatives to yelling – Responding to “No” & “I don’t care” – Developing emotional intelligence in children  – Managing own emotions – Taking care of self – Taking time to rest.


We ate together delicious, organic soul warming food…



“What a lovely retreat from the food, meditations and yoga, we were all set up to absorb the fabulous information in the workshops. A true rejuvenating break.” Katie Liebmann



We danced through the workshops and challenged old ways to make room for new ways to parent…


“Your different presenting styles were a good contrast. I love your quieter yet penetrating approach Dina, as well as the fun and hilarity of you, Rosina.”


We stretched through the yoga, with some belly laughs and relaxed into the meditations…



“This is by far the best retreat I’ve been on. The range of workshops and free time was perfect” Katherine Perfect


And together, transformations were created…




“Thank you for all the wonderful time, memories, advice and energy you, and all the other mums gave me this weekend. It was truly magic and I have already implemented so much that I think my children are in shock and think I must have come back as an alien! Even my husband has asked me a couple of times if I am ok because I am so relaxed.”


This retreat was brought together by Dr Rosina McAlpine www.drrosina.com and Dina Cooper www.hoogi.com.au


We would like to express our thanks to our team:

Leonie Percy www.yogamamata.com.au

Svenja Dahm www.expandbodymind.com.au

Vera Toth www.veratoth.com

Angie Cowen www.lovelifeandglutenfree.com


Thank you to our contributors:

My Candle Affair www.mycandleaffair.com

Coastal Spirit Yoga www.coastalspirit.com.au

Michele Wienstien www.michelewienstien.com.au

Exploring Teens www.exploringteens.com.au


And all the other helpers and contributors for making this luxury mums retreat the amazing experience it was.