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Sensory Immersion Retreat


Noosa Hinterland, Australia

MON 18 - THUR  21 July 2022


Allow your senses to be fully immersed in a nurturing & mindful exploration of  your senses at our exclusive 3-night Retreat in the stunning Noosa Hinterland.

Are you ready to ditch the cold, your kids, your work, and in need of some quality time out to learn how to DESTRESS & navigate {with grace} the ever-changing world around you... the FUN way?

“A lot of people have the idea that to achieve Mindfulness, you have to set aside hours of time and do things that are outside of your ordinary daily routines”, said Mapleton’s Lisa Staab.
“In their minds, it makes the consistent practice of mindfulness time-consuming and impractical.
But nothing could be further from the truth”.

- Sunshine Valley Gazette

Join me in the gorgeous Noosa Hinterland {one of my favourite places!}, while I open the door and welcome you in, with such warm hospitality {and delicious food}… I guarantee you’ll never want to leave!

Before you read any further. 

This is NOT your AVERAGE Retreat.

  • Laughing will be ENCOURAGED.

  • A Glass of good red wine WILL be served with dinner.

  • No Mung bean casseroles.

  • Instead of celery juice, there may be Artisanal Organic Croissants (with fruit of course) served with breakfast.

  • And coffee - there will be COFFEE (local & Organic of course).

Lisa has designed what she calls ‘sensory immersion’ retreats for people who want to take the time to learn how to implement simple habits into their daily routines and become more mindful and happier as a result.


“This is the most accessible way to learn habitual mindfulness”, Lisa explained. “We initially tap into mindfulness through our physical senses, and this can be anything from sipping a cup of freshly brewed coffee, to enjoying a beautifully cooked meal, a meaningful conversation, a walk in nature or listening to music. When it is consciously practised, mindfulness can bring such joy to even the most mundane situation”.

- Sunshine Valley Gazette 


Lisa is a Conscious Living Expert.

A Certified Mindfulness & Meditation Teacher, Holistic Wellness Coach, Reiki Master Practitioner and Member of Meditation Australia.

She also happens to be a trained Chef, world traveler, mother to two (adult & teenager), life adventurer & ex-corporate chick who enjoys the odd glass of wine.

After hitting 50 a few years ago, and knowing she was armed with a long list of interests that needed time to be pursued, she came across the research of the 'Blue Zones'. The Blue Zones of the world hold the longest and healthiest living humans on earth today. 

Ever since,  Lisa has been entrenched in learning and teaching these principles across the country along with bringing Mindfulness Principles into everyday real life.

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“If more of us valued food & cheer & song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien


Melissa Faraday:
Yin Yoga Teacher
Nathan Hoeksema:
Zen Thai Therapist
Francis Swindells:
Sound Medicine Practitioner

Melissa has a huge heart & deep respect for mother earth, ancient wisdom, and people. Which is abundantly obvious when you meet her.


Whether attending a class or just sitting in her presence, you can't help but feel connected to something magical. 


Melissa will be guiding us each morning through a gentle Yin yoga class allowing our bodies to warm up & get moving. Under her guidance, we'll also be tuning in to & connecting with, our own inner compass, our Chakra Energies.

Nathan has been greatly inspired by his connection to his all things sensory ( ex Chef as you'll see below)

to pursue his passion as a Zen Thai Therapist.

Connecting to the deep wisdom and subtleties of the heart thru TCM Thai massage, and Osteo remedial lenses incorporated in one fluid session held by Nathan on his mat, will help your body unwind from the stress of life


Each session catered entirely to suit all individual's emotional, spiritual, physical, and mental needs.

Bringing transformation through sound medicine to integrate wellbeing.

Sound and frequency are used to create shifts in energy physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually

This journey can boost your sleep, connect you back to your being, calm your mind to support your physical body.

Creating a safe and grounded space I help you to align your body, mind, and spirit through the vibration of sound, created by gongs, didgeridoo & drums.


PLUS an exclusive & intimate dining experience that will blow your mind. An evening you'll remember forever...  



Nathan Hoeksema:
Guest Chef
Before Nathan pursued his current passion of Zen Thai Therapy, he had been blessed with an esteemed Chef career.
I'm so excited having him agree to get back in the kitchen for us.
We will be truly spoilt and nurtured with his passionate & honest cooking, inspired by local ingredients, his travels and his many years in the kitchens of World renowned restaurants.

Amongst some of his notable workplaces:
  • The Spirit House - Sunshine Coast
  • River Cafe - London
  • Fifteen - Melbourne
  • Stefano's - Mildura
His talented & beautiful wife, Jacqui, will also be supporting the journey as our Sommelier for the night with wine tastings inspired by their travels throughout Europe. 



  • Meditation & Mindfulness Sessions

  • Morning Yin Yoga


  • Mastering the Secrets to Longevity 

  • Fig in the Sun Cooking Class


  • Evening Sound Journey

  • Mindfulness Wine Tasting Dinner


  • All included and made with love & fresh local produce

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  • Zen Thai Massage

  • Sauna

  • Magnesium Pool

  • Outdoor Hike in Noosa's Hinterland

  • ...and of course, plenty of down time.

Connect with other attendees who are also looking for a more present and conscious way forward.

Participate in FUN activities!


Indulge your senses with lovingly prepared dishes using an abundance of fresh local cuisine, perhaps using your newly acquired Mindfulness skills to notice the luscious mouth feel of that first bite of delicate hand-made burrata,  balanced out with local Noosa red tomatoes, fresh basil & fig vincotto.

Indulge in an Aperol Spritz sundowner in the afternoon with new friends, luxuriating in the golden glow of the setting sun, surrendering to the simple pleasure of that first sip.


Remember how to RECONNECT & REJOICE in each day

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"The retreat was the catalyst for a huge shift in consciousness which has radically transformed me. I have since found that my health, relationships, inner peace & overall confidence has shifted to a different level. I wholeheartedly recommend this experience to anyone on a personal journey to find their inner self."

MANDY, Executive, Australia

"Lisa facilitated a lovely, grounding mindfulness retreat that helped remind me about the importance of slowing down, allowing space & time for LIFE! Amazing food too. The whole team loved it."

JAMES, Clinical Psychologist, Australia

PLUS... there is one more goodie for you!  

Handcrafted Gift Hamper

Valued at $200

Awaiting your arrival will be a beautifully handcrafted hamper to indulge your senses further. Enjoy whilst you're on retreat, or take it all home to continue your mindfulness practices.



***Spaces are strictly Limited to 8 SPOTS ONLY***

Twin  Share      $1955  

Single Accom  $2380 

Payment Plans 

Twin  Share:  3 monthly payments of $655   

Single:  3 monthly payments of $795   

*Fully Inclusive price - no hidden surprises


3 Nights Accommodation (arrive 18 July & depart 21 July 2022)

All meals, snacks and drinks are included

Your host Lisa Marie Staab will look after any of your needs

Daily Meditation, Mindfulness & Yin Yoga

Mastering the Secrets of Longevity Workshop

Fig In The Sun Cooking Workshop

Evening Sound Journey

Exclusive Mindfulness Wine Tasting & Guest Chef Dinner

1 x 60min Zen Thai Massage (optional)

Sauna, Magnesium Pool & Hinterland Hike (optional)

BONUS Handcrafted Gift Hamper 

“Mindfulness gives you time.

Time gives you choices.

Choices, skilfully made,

lead to freedom.”

– Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

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