Your journey to self discovery with Elysia Wellness Retreat.


Upcoming Weekend Guest Speakers

24 July 2021

A Better Me


Comparing yourself to others or trying to be that perfect version of yourself is a recipe for exhaustion, disappointment and an open invitation to your self critic. Join Camilla, an expert health and wellness coach and learn how simply focusing on aiming to be a better version of you, just a little each day, will set you up for success, self acceptance and a healthy, productive life.

Camilla has been coaching for over 10 years with an expertise in health and wellbeing. Her purpose is to help better people’s lives through her coaching work and talks. She is the co-founder and managing director of Select Wellness, who specialise in providing boutique, tailored mental health and wellbeing services to organisations.

31 July 2021

Trust Your Voice


Trusting your Voice is about trusting You. Our personal lives and creative lives are inextricably linked. Often our pursuits and our passions can make us feel challenged. This workshop has been created to help you regain your confidence, learn to access more of it and begin taking the next step toward doing what you love. Confidence comes from recognising what’s holding you back and being prepared to let go of old habits. It’s time to reclaim your voice and make yourself heard.

Reconnecting with her love for writing lead Paula to launch her business Mediterranean Wanderer and develop a successful career, pursuing her passion and doing what she loves. Taking action can sometimes be a long, drawn out process, laden with excuses. She’s been there, she’s gotten stuck, she’s felt the frustration of moving through it. It’s not comfortable. But breaking through brings the greatest rewards, reconnecting us to our most authentic selves and living more enriched lives. Whether it’s taking the first steps toward what you want, or reconnecting with your passion, your time together is about breaking patterns, developing your skills and experiencing the ripple effect of change this has in opening our lives creatively, personally and professionally.

7 August 2021

Discovering why I do what I do – The WID Factor (and what to do about it)


Have you ever thought, “Why I do what I do?” When it comes to decision making, are you ruled by your heart, your head or your gut? All three play a factor, one will dominate your personality and influence the way you view the world.

The WID Factor – Why I do what I do – has taken the complex theories of Enneagram’s personality types and translated them into an easy-to-understand methodology which introduces a three-step practice to personal freedom. This practice helps you to recognise and further understand your path of purpose.

Patrick Kayrooz is a transformational-innovator. He is a business development educator and motivator with a Masters in Education and a Degree in Theology and Philosophy. He is an internationally certified Enneagram trainer and teacher in Narrative Tradition. Patrick’s passion is to foster self-awareness to deepen understanding of living, learning, loving and leading. He is a passionate advocate of the WID-Factor, endeavouring to ‘walk the talk’ in his own personal development and spirituality.

14 August 2021


Facilitator: DR RON EHRLICH

Join Dr Ron in this engaging, empowering, and entertaining presentation as he:

  • Gives an overview of our society’s current state of health
  • Reveals why health messages are so confusing and often contradictory
  • Outlines a simple and logical path to personally empower you to better health and wellness.

We are living longer but are we healthier? Let’s start with a report card on the current status of our health.

What public health messages are being communicated to us in our day to day? The role of the food and pharmaceutical industries in all levels of healthcare is a story that is easy to miss, difficult to ignore, but inevitably personally empowering. Our health is too important to be unclear on how to decipher what these messages really mean.

Dr Ron outlines simple steps to get you started on your journey to a life less stressed – sleep well, breathe well, eat well and you will probably be well. Learn how to implement this into your daily life.

28 August 2021

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Facilitator: craig hamilton

Craig is best known as a member of the ‘Grandstand’ Rugby League commentary and has worked on the past 17 grand finals, State of Origin series and a number of test matches. In 2000, on the eve of the Sydney Olympic Games where he had been assigned to work as a broadcaster, Craig experienced a psychotic episode and was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. He shares his recovery and explains the importance of good lifestyle choices. 

11 September 2021

Living an Authentic Life

Facilitator: SOPHIE SCOTT

What’s stopping you from living the life you love? Join the ABC’s medical reporter Sophie Scott as she takes you through the science of happiness and wellbeing. Learn practical tips on resilience, recovery and managing stress, particularly in the time of a pandemic. Award winning journalist, broadcaster and author Sophie Scott is one of Australia’s leading journalists. She is on a mission to educate and inspire people to enhance their health and happiness, particularly in the coronavirus pandemic. She will take you through her 3 step plan CALM, CONNECT, COMMIT.

Having written two critically acclaimed books, and receiving numerous awards including the Australian Museum’s Eureka prize for medical journalism, Sophie is a highly respected and sought-after health presenter. She is the national medical reporter for the ABC, with her stories appearing on ABC news, 7:30, ABC radio and online. Follow Sophie on for more resources on managing stress and the latest health news as well. Sophie is on the board of the Australian Medical Association Charitable Foundation NSW and the author of two books, Live a Longer life and Roadtesting Happiness. She is an ambassador for Bowel Cancer Australia and on the advisory board for the Australian Mental Health Prize. Sophie is a mother and step mum to four boys. Check out the resources on self care and recharging your wellbeing on Sophie’s website

18 September 2021

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Facilitator: craig hamilton

Craig is best known as a member of the ‘Grandstand’ Rugby League commentary and has worked on the past 17 grand finals, State of Origin series and a number of test matches. In 2000, on the eve of the Sydney Olympic Games where he had been assigned to work as a broadcaster, Craig experienced a psychotic episode and was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. He shares his recovery and explains the importance of good lifestyle choices. 

25 September 2021

The Game of REAL Good Health

Facilitator: JUDY DAVIE

Audience participation is what it’s all about in The Game of REAL Good Health. There are questions, special “ladder” cards, teams, human players, and lots of laughter. The game was designed to teach people about health, nutrition, and other lifestyle choices. It’s light-hearted, educational, interactive and extremely good fun!

Judy Davie has studies psychology, food-as-medicine and macrobiotic cooking. Under her guise as The Food Coach, Judy develops recipes and guides you in the background of food and how it can fight disease and the ageing process. Food columnist, editor, author of three books and co-author of one, her latest book The Greengrocer’s Diet is a weight loss book with a collection of recipes designed around the seasons using primarily fresh seasonal vegetables.

2 October 2021

Face Reading


Your body is your vehicle which takes you through life.  In reading your body’s form, it shows your attitudes in life and how you have experienced life to date. By becoming aware of how your body communicates to you and how this reflects in your face and form, you gain great insights into how change can be integrated.

This presentation will provide you with some practical awareness on how you can improve communication by learning to read how “habitual thoughts and emotions” become part of the human form.  Linda will demonstrate how this information is available to read and how it can create more effective communication and to deepen your understanding of the differences between people’s perspective.

As a registered Teacher of the Psychosomatic Therapy College, Linda facilitates training and workshops within Australia and internationally, helping others to find that special “magic” which resides within all of us. She feels privileged to share her passion for this ancient practice and facilitation of deeper awareness and connection to all.

9 October 2021

Eat your way to good health

Facilitator: LEE HOLMES

Discover how to Eat Your Way to Good Health, with information about using food as medicine, the top medicine chest foods, how to get started, what to avoid, pantry makeover, the low down on labels, detoxing, superfoods, ingredient swap outs, and quick switches, recipe ideas for breakfast lunch and dinner and time for Q and A.

Lee Holmes is a Holistic Nutritionist, Hatha Yoga Teacher, Whole Foods Chef and author.

23 October 2021

Adrenal Fatigue


Are you tired and grumpy? Is adrenal fatigue real? Do you crave coffee? Do you need a nap in the afternoon? Are you feeling on edge all the time?

Adrenal fatigue is thought to be a condition in which repeated exposure to stressful conditions results in depletion of the adrenal glands with resultant functional failure and fatigue.

Jeremy will review the symptoms of adrenal fatigue and how to promote optimal function of these powerhouses.

6 November 2021

The Productivity Ninja

Facilitator: MATT COWDROY

In today’s fast paced world, we’re often overwhelmed with too much information and distraction.  Introducing positive lifestyle changes can therefore be challenging at times.  Applying the Characteristics of the Productivity Ninja to habits can help make new habits sustainable.  Zen-like calm, mindfulness, preparedness and unorthodoxy are just a few of these characteristics.

Join Matt for the opportunity to reflect on your habits and lifestyle choices.  We’ll look at  how habits are formed, what triggers them and discuss how craving is the fuel for habits.

Matt is passionate about understanding people, their motivations, their wants and needs.  His personal mission is to help others “alleviate unnecessary stress” in their life. Matt is the owner of Think Productive Australia and has qualifications in Business Management, Marketing, Yogic Studies and Meditation.

Previous Speakers

Storytelling for Healing – How to embrace a painful past, and use it to empower yourself (and other people)

Facilitator: AMY MOLLOY

Bestselling author Amy Molloy knows how to make headline news. As a journalist, editor and columnist, she has written about every aspect of her life – eating disorders, cancer, widowhood and motherhood. However, she has also learnt that you don’t have to be an open book to have an impact.

In 2017, Amy’s memoir, The World is a Nice Place sold out in 12 weeks on Booktopia – Australia’s largest online bookseller. It earned global media attention in the UK Australia and America. However, it didn’t only help readers – it also bought peace to its writer too.

According to studies, conscious storytelling – sharing our pivotal experiences in a supported and safe space – can be a path to healing, both for the storyteller and the people who share your memory. We are all storytellers. Every social media caption, every ‘about’ section, every blog post and every conversation we have in a coffee shop is an opportunity to share our story in a way that heals us or triggers us.

So, how you can tell your own story in a way that fulfils your purpose, raises your profile or promotes a cause – but also helps you to release a painful path, let go of trauma and move forward?

In this session, Amy will use her extensive experience as a journalist, editor and qualified counsellor to arm you with tools to put your own past into words, and share your story in a way that empowers you – and may even kickstart a new career path.


Amy Molloy is a journalist, editor & author who produces uplifting content for the biggest names in global publishing, after her first memoir, Wife Interrupted, shared her experience of being widowed at 23-years-old. A qualified Counsellor, her self-help guide, The World is a Nice Place, sold out in 12 weeks in Australia and made headlines globally. Currently the deputy editor of Mama Disrupt magazine, she is also the creator of the children’s book, How to Recycle Your Feelings – a picture book that emotionally soothes a child, and any grown-up reading it aloud to them. You can listen to the audiobook for free on Kinderling Kids Radio.


Mental Brilliance – How to deal with change and challenge in an increasingly fast paced world

Facilitator: Clare Robinson

In this talk Clare will explore why it is so difficult for us as humans to deal with challenge and change especially in our current face-paced and always connected world. She’ll introduce the concept of ‘mental brilliance’, which is about the need to spend as much time focusing on cultivating a healthy mind and mindset as we do on our physical health.

Clare will not only share with us the latest research on what is happening to our mind and brain when we don’t apply focus on training our brain to be healthy, she will also share, from firsthand experience, what happens when we leave our mental-health unchecked.

The session will round off with a series of practical exercises that can be taken home to cultivate your own personal mental brilliance.


From Leadership Coaching and a Wellbeing Training business that Clare also speaks passionately and hosts podcasts on the topics of mental health and building resilience for the 21st century workplace.

Transformation through Movement, Breath and Sound

Facilitator: Fiona Mackillop

An Evening of Qigong, Meditation and Sacred Sound with Fiona Mackillop

Let go of the old, open to the new, as you powerfully transform your energy through movement, breath and sound. Be supported to move towards optimal health, happiness and vitality.

You will be introduced to energy gathering exercises, meditation and self-healing techniques based on the profound healing art of Qigong. Learn to harmonise and powerfully build your internal life force or ‘Qi’- benefiting all aspects of your life.

The evening will complete with a deep body relaxation and soothing Gong Sound Bath. The sound vibrations release blockages and balance our subtle energy field. Bliss out as the vibrations of the Moon Gong wash over you. A Zen experience not to be missed!


Fiona is an experienced Wellbeing Facilitator who is passionate about supporting others to live a more authentic, conscious and fulfilling life. As the Co-founder of ‘Wellbeing Retreats’ and Founder of ‘Inspired Wellbeing’, she has facilitated a wide range of wellness and self-development programs and retreats to assist others to find inner peace and optimal health/life balance. With over 16 years’ experience teaching Qigong and Meditation, Fiona brings her wisdom and expertise to all of her programs and workshops.

Qualifications/ areas of expertise

BSc Science Major, Founder Inspired Wellbeing, Co-Founder Wellbeing Retreats, Qigong/ Meditation Teacher, Laughter Yoga Teacher, Energy Therapist