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Byron Bay Retreat


We are taking expressions of interest for our 2018 Byron Retreat. Email us at if you'd like to be the first to now about this special experience. 

Every year we host our magnificent Retreat at Byron Bay on Australia's East Coast. You're invited to join us at the luscious Atlantic Byron Bay  where everything will be created around our three key pillars of Creativity, Consciousness and Clarity Retreat. Our wonderful inspired energy goes into the meticulous planning in creating all our Retreats and this year in 2017 is going to be better than ever. There is something we call the 'Retreat Effect' that can occur for students, where they feel great on a retreat, then gritty and resentful once back into home and work life. We have carefully curated this Byron Bay Retreat to not only cocoon you in nature and allow you to immerse in deep knowledge with an amazing community, but also to arm you with the tools, wisdom and practices to allow you to integrate everything for once you return home. We feel this is vital to a brilliant experience and creating lasting change. 

Our Retreats are the kinds of experiences that you will glow for months from. The grounding down, the relaxation, and the unwinding of years of stress, tension fatigue out of the nervous system are unsurpassed. The creativity, calm and feeling of joy and wonder that occurs, ours students absolutely cherish.

“Now ‘life changing’ shouldn’t be bandied around and its certainly not what I was expecting, but what I have come away with from The Broad Place Byron Bay Retreat is something deep and beautiful. I feel I have been given a very important key to creating the reality I desire” – LARA

Welcome to your ultimate indulgence of 4 days and 3 evenings of blissful immersion into conscious expansion, ancient knowledge and practices and as always, our famous food and delights. Enjoy soaking up the beauty of nature in Byron Bay, the eastern most point of Australia which take place from Midday Thursday 23rd to Midday Sunday 26th November!! At The Broad Place we take incredible care and place attention to detail on the things that we feel count.


We will meet on the Thursday November 23rd at Atlantic  for check in at Atlantic.  At 5pm we will meet under the palms to enjoy a beautiful traditional Vedic ceremony. This is then followed by a Meditation Class (for those learning) or a private Rounding session. After everyone has become grounded and centred we will share a delicious nourishing dinner, to be held at the Atlantic in the garden around the fire, with an introduction to the program ahead by Jac under the stars with hot cups of chai. An early night is planned for the first evening to decompress from the travel.

On Friday we will be taking part in a special Breath, Mind and Body Yoga Class for 90 minutes and then enjoy a fresh and uplifting breakfast to keep everyone light and cleansed. A morning Meditation class or Rounding session will take place to bring everyone’s mind’s and bodies into alignment. Lunch as always will be tasty, and enjoyed on the grass surrounded by birds, the little gecko's and lizards. 

There will be some free  time in the afternoon to walk the sands of Byron Bay beach, hike to the lighthouse or simply relax and read in the sun by the pool at  The Atlantic for you to indulge in. That evening a wonderful dinner will be prepared for the group, with an evening stroll to the sounds of all the wildlife in the reserve by Atlantic, and then an evening philosophy session/workshop hosted by Jac on Creativity and Living in Alignment with Nature.

“The retreat in Byron Bay was just what I needed. It was a beautiful gift to myself to take time out, learn the Vedic Meditation technique in a beautiful setting, be nourished by good food, be enriched by Jac’s teachings, to enjoy the company of likeminded people and the company of myself in our free time. Thank you Jac and Arran for making this happen. One week later and I am already feeling the benefit in my life. I look forward to doing this again sometime soon!” – ANNA

An early morning dip in the ocean and sunrise walk is available, or you might want to pop down the street for a coffee or fresh smoothie at one of the many amazing cafes in Byron.
We'll enjoy a casual group  breakfast, and then the morning meditation class will take place with Rounding sessions for the Vedic meditators. Lunch will be grounding and delightful, enjoyed sprawled in the garden. After a sumptuous lunch, we have something very exciting to share. We will be all driving to River Hawk Ranch, a 60 acre property in Brunswick Heads where Chance Burns, Kimberly Amos and Jac will host a transformational afternoon and evening. Chance became a quadriplegic a few years ago in his late 30’s, and it initially shattered his life as a globally traveling professional in fashion, and an incredibly active, single Dad. He has recovered through sheer determination to be able to walk and live independently, drive a car and even play golf. He has an insanely inspiring story, centered around 'My Anxiety Was More Crippling Than Becoming A Cripple' and he will not only share this, but he and Jac will discuss living in alignment, facing our fears and stepping into the unknown. 

A special Workshop with Jac will also take place after this around Gaining Clarity and Insights into how we each live our lives, and Fixed and Growth Mindsets. Kim will then host with us a special dinner down by the river on the property at River Hawk set amongst the gum trees, where we can swim, relax, paddle board and eat from an open fire. 

On Sunday, a little sleep in will be available and then a gentle 70 minute Body, Breath and Yoga class (with a focus on how to continue a gentle practice at home) before a group Vedic meditation.  Brunch will be spectacular and the Retreat will wrap at midday on the Sunday.

We have two types of packages available; a BLISS ROUNDING RETREAT PACKAGE for the guest and student that already practices Vedic Meditation where we will work on the ancient art of Rounding and another VEDIC RETREAT PACKAGE for those wishing to learn Vedic Meditation in this beautiful setting, all the details are below. There is a special energy created amongst guests when all undertaking and absorbing the benefits of Vedic meditation, and so with the intention of creating a cocoon of this for all our guests, this Retreat is only open to those that already practice Vedic Meditation, or are interested in learning and practicing Vedic Meditation on this Retreat.

“The Broad Place Byron Retreat was a perfectly curated four days of meditation, workshops, rest and nourishment in one of the most heavenly places in the country. Days were structured with a balance of group work and independent time with plenty of support and guidance from Jacqui and her amazing team. The Atlantic Guesthouses was a fitting venue for this inspiring few days providing luxurious accommodation and excellent location right in town and only a few minutes walk from the beach. I came away refreshed, enthusiastic and ready to take on my busy life again but with a bit more clarity and optimism. I would love to do this one again soon!” – VIC


“I loved Jac’s talks. In fact my advice would be to add more of them to the programme. You only had to look at the fixated looks on everyone’s faces to know that the thirst is there” JENNY