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THE MINDFUL FOODIE RETREAT
8th - 11th February 2024
Food is... Love
Are you with me?
Get ready to unleash the free-spirited, fun-loving, and fabulous you, whether it's been a tad buried of late or it's in full bloom, we're coming together to celebrate life!
Embrace those Meg Ryan movie moments, live a little, and indulge in delicious food without fear. Woohoo!
If this sounds like music to your ears, then this Retreat is just what you need.
Join me for three luxurious nights where you'll learn how to rediscover the joy of cooking, being mindful & truly living.
Just a heads up, there are only eight spots available, so book in quickly! (There's an awesome Early Bird below - check it out!)
I can't wait to hang out with you and give you all the attention you deserve. Let's do this, my friend!
And don't worry - we know you're a foodie first and foremost.
That's why we'll show you how to incorporate mindfulness and meditation practices into your life without sacrificing your love of good food.
European-style dinners served with a glass of wine are the norm, so you can enjoy life's simple pleasures.
Ultimately, my goal is to provide you with a much-needed break from your busy life. So come bask in the tranquil beauty of our countryside retreat and let us help ignite the foodie in your soul.
And, guess what?
This might just be the perfect occasion to rewrite your life the way you've always secretly wanted. 😉
3 nights of luxurious & tranquil accommodation in our private bushland sanctuary in the Noosa Hinterland.
Cooking workshops ~ You can join in creating each meal to learn skills to create delicious, soul-nurturing, and healthy meals at home... or you can choose to sit one out and soak up the scenery on the deck for some much-needed down-time.
Guided meditations, and activities to support your body & soul.
Longevity Workshop - uncovering the secrets of the Blue Zones
All Chef Prepared meals (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
An evening glass of vino (because a glass of vino in the evening has been linked to a long happy life)
Transformational & Profound Sound Journey with Francis Swindells
Two extremely special Yin Yoga Sessions with the effervescent Melissa Fereday
One-Hour Blissful Massage
Take home 'goodie bag', including recipes and a copy of 'The Blue Zones'.
Intention setting for 2024 supported with a Cacao Ceremony
Free time to soak up the serenity
Attention all food enthusiasts!
If you're ready to explore the intricate relationship between food, emotions, body and energy, and are curious about the benefits of mindfulness and meditation, look no further. Indulge in a glass of wine, while rediscovering the true meaning of joy around the dinner table.
This retreat offers you a complete package of relaxation, fun, joy and self-discovery
You'll be given all the tools and guidance needed to start your journey to a more mindful & joyous way of living.
Let go of the external pressures that overwhelm you and transform into a world of inner peace, well-being and Joy.. and perhaps the odd Meg Ryan moment
Want to Create more
Meg Ryan 'moments'?
Then I invite you to join me at the gorgeous Noosa Ranch in February.
A blissful setting that allows us to fully 'drop in' and soak up the magic of the land while we immerse ourselves in some delicious alchemy in the kitchen and experience moments of bliss.
Cooking for family and friends over the years has given me so many entertaining moments... as I see them slip into states of complete bliss.
And whilst that seems hilarious, it's what being 'present' & Mindfulness is all about.
Mindfulness in everyday life doesn't mean we have to give up the joy of a delicious meal shared with friends and a glass of wine.
Think of your favourite food moment. I know you have one.
Chances are that you were practicing the art of Mindfulness, whether you realised it or not.
You were truly present for every mouthful, for the textures, tastes, and smells.
Abundant, Nurturing, and Diverse.
When we think about what we eat and how we eat, we sometimes focus solely on the nutritional value and taste of food. This retreat will encourage you to expand your perspective and approach food in a more holistic manner, taking into account how it affects you physically, mentally, and emotionally.
The aim is to create a relaxed & fun experience where you can focus on connecting with yourself, others, and nature.
Food connects us. It connects us to each other, to the land, to traditions and culture, and to ourselves.
This retreat is designed to deepen or even completely transform your relationship with food, using mindfulness and meditation techniques to create a more fulfilling connection with yourself and your surroundings.
We'll create some magic in our kitchen along with an evening vino around the table as we come together in love.
Food is LOVE
Noosa Ranch, Tinbeerwah, Noosa Hinterland
This architectural Hinterland hideaway is in a league of its own. Set over seven acres, this bushland sanctuary feels like a private resort, offering a swimming pool, mini golf, fire pit, and ample space to dine alfresco.
Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the Noosa Hinterland from this stunning rambling estate.
You’ll feel as though you’ve arrived at your own slice of paradise while accessing the extensive Noosa trail system, including the Wooroi forest. Designed to create a seamless connection with nature, this home showcases impressive living spaces with abundant opportunities to soak up Queensland’s quintessential alfresco lifestyle. The gourmet chef’s kitchen has a servery straight to the patio making it easy to dine outdoors.. and perfect for our small group!
We even have access to a theatre room if we feel inclined to re-create a luxurious cinematic experience.
My name is Lisa Marie Staab
Conscious Living Mentor & Mindful Foodie
I'm a Certified Mindfulness, Meditation & Wellness Mentor, Member of Meditation Australia, Reiki Master Practitioner, Trained Chef & actually also have a Diploma of International Travel - because why not right?!
Clearly, I'm addicted to learning - in fact, it's a core value.
As is freedom, traveling and spreading some joy in the world.
I also happen to be a mother to two (adult & teenager), am a committed life adventurer & ex-corporate chick who enjoys real food and the odd glass of wine... along with a good belly laugh.
I've been holding regular Retreats as well as being more recently entrenched in learning and teaching the principles of the Blue Zones (think longevity) along with bringing Mindfulness Principles into everyday, REAL LIFE.
If you're ready for nurturing food, a glass of red wine, maybe some dark chocolate, with a little bit of enlightenment, then I invite you to join us to transform the way you currently do life.
You'll walk away with renewed vitality, yet centred and calm.
You'll get to really taste the juiciness and joy of this wonderful life.
You'll also get my newest Recipe Ebook to recreate & share your dishes at home.
Most of all, you'll transform your relationship between food, emotions, body, and energy, and reap the plethora of benefits of mindfulness and meditation
I'm looking forward to sharing my heart, my teachings and my table with you
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.
Book by 31 December
receive 10% saving
A non-refundable deposit of $800 will secure your spot.
Final payments due by 6th of Jan to secure the Early Bird Rate
***Spaces are strictly Limited to 8 SPOTS ONLY***
This EXCLUSIVE MINDFUL FOODIE RETREAT
is designed for no more than EIGHT people for a deeply immersive & transformative experience.
James, Psychologist, AU
"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."
Nancy, Creative Director, AU
This retreat helped me relax and become aware of myself.
Grateful for Lisa's wisdom & knowledge of food as well as her holistic approach to Meditation & Mindfulness.
Food was absolutely amazing! My body feels AMAZING
Alana, Manager, AU
"Blissful! I came out so relaxed and rejuvenated with new experiences and tools to take back to everyday life to be a little bit more zen and grateful."
Can you accommodate Dietary Restrictions?Give us a call or send us an email... we'll do our best to accommodate your needs. If we know ahead of time, we can tell you if it's possible or not. It's too late once we're there to guarantee.
What's the weather like?Although weather seems to be rather unpredictable these days, that time of year is normally hot and humid, although a little cooler in the evening given we are in the Hinterland. Our accommodation does have air-conditioning thankfully and there's a gorgeous pool to cool off in as well.
I need a room-mate, how can I arrange that?If you would like to be matched with a roommate, please let us know, and we’ll do our best to pair you with someone else who is also seeking a roommate. Then you’ll have a chance to meet and get to know your fellow traveler during our pre-trip online gatherings. In case there is no one to pair you with, your room will be considered a single, and an additional single-occupancy supplement will be added to your retreat fee.
If I'm coming from interstate...where do I fly into?You'll need to fly into Maroochydore. From there, it's only about 30-40 minutes drive
I have so many questions... how can I get them all answered?Feel free to email me at anytime email@example.com. I'm also happy to book a call to chat through any questions you might have (there's a bright pink box on the page where you can click)
Do I have to participate in everything?Of course not! You are always in control of your own choices and master of your own journey. That being said, every aspect of this journey has been selected and arranged with a greater purpose and mission in mind. It is intended to assist you in the transformation you desire, and you won’t want to miss even a step along the way.
What do I need to pack?Comfy and loose clothing for the warmer weather and definitely bathers! You'll be sent a welcome letter with more info closer to the time
REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICY:
If for some reason you need to cancel your booking with us, the following refunds are applicable:
Prior to 30 days of retreat commencement, a 50% refund payment will be applicable.
No refunds will be applicable once inside 30 days prior to Retreat commencement however you can transfer the booking to a friend or relative.
COVID POLICY: In the event that the retreat is canceled due to Covid Restrictions, prior to departure, you’ll receive a 50% refund of all monies paid.