A celebration of her brilliance, a realisation of her worth, and inspiration for her to lead.

Our annual mother, daughter two-day retreat is designed specifically for mum’s and their teen daughters (aged 14 years-18 years) and is held on 125 acres, nestled in the heart of Byron’s hinterland.

We provide the ideal blend for deepening connection,, and self-development with healthy self-care rituals to take home with you.

We combine the joy of cooking together to explore ways for you to practically support the hormonal and biochemical changes, which take place during the transition period of young girl into womanhood.

We help you re-affirm the strong love you have for each other, and support you (mum) through this transitional period, as your daughter becomes a woman.

Who is this retreat for?

For mother and daughter who share a joy for food and cooking, who wish to deepen and strengthen their bond.

For teenage girls who want to learn to embrace their inner and outer beauty, own their differences and uniqueness, and build their confidence and self-esteem to follow your dreams.

For mums who want to connect with other like-minded mum’s  who can provide support for one another.

For you both if your feeling called to take time out together, to laugh, relax, have fun, feel inspired and create moments that become memories for a life time.

What can I expect from the weekend?

Led by Joanna Rushton, holistic wellness coach, energy medicine therapist, author and teacher together with Helen Padarin, naturopath, nutritionist, author and speaker.

Jo and Helen will lead you through a weekend of nurture, nourishment, education and support as you gently push through your boundaries of comfort to a place where you honour and trust each others intuitive voice, and have the courage to act upon it in real life.

We will be deep diving into:

  • How to enhance your food and nutritional choices to support hormonal changes and alleviate common symptoms experienced by teenage girls, such as heavy or painful periods, skin issues, hormonal mood swings, and food cravings.
  • Experiences, which nurture powerful and meaningful bonds and deepen communication between you and your daughter.
  • Processes to help your daughter find clarity on her values, strengths, passions, purpose and direction.
  • How to support the physical, mental and emotional changes happening in
    your daughter’s life in a safe and structured way.
  • How your daughter can feel better supported by you through this experience

Whatever phase your relationship is at, whether it be navigating the rollercoaster teenage years or being each other’s best friend, taking time to connect and spend quality, un-interrupted time together will be an invaluable and memorable experience for you both.

We will support you both through this entire experience from the moment you join us as our guests, to the moment you leave, to head back home.

About Jo & Helen

Jo Rushton, a former chef, has studied under some of the worlds leading holistic health practitioners and healers. Jo is a Faculty Member of the CHEK Institute and teaches Holistic Lifestyle Coach (HLC) Level 1 and 2 across Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada and the UK.

She is a two times #1 Amazon Best Selling author of ‘Rocket Fuel On A Budget’ and ‘All Things Coconut’ and is also a Co-Founder and Director of Bhavana Organic Farm + Cooking School. Jo has been studying and practicing energy medicine since 2005 and has a multi- disciplinary private practice, working with individuals, families and organisations, leading the way in preventative health and adding quality years to peoples lives.

Helen Padarin has been in clinical practice since 2001. She works from one of Sydney’s most highly regarded integrated medical centres along with GP’s, a paediatrician and other practitioners. Helen holds a Bachelor Degree in Health Sciences (Naturopathy), Advanced Diplomas in Nutrition, Herbal Medicine and Massage and has completed extensive Post-Praduate training in treatment for metabolic, neurologic, digestive and immune disorders.

Since 2011 Helen has been a regular presenter and ambassador for the Mindd Foundation, and has presented for Health Masters Live and ACNEM, providing post-graduate education for GP’s, naturopaths, nutritionists and other health care professionals. Helen has co-authored the book “Bubba Yum Yum” with Charlotte Carr and Pete Evans, she also co-authored the “The Complete Gut Health Cookbook” with Chef Pete Evans.

What is Included?

  • All education and teaching materials with Jo & Helen covering key topics on
    food, nutrition, teenage health and stress relief.
  • Full support during your experience.
  • All organic meals, snacks and beverages.
  • Teenage remedies and elixirs.
  • A farm to table menu created to nourish your whole being.
  • Time spent harvesting, gathering and meal preparation, to build your confidence, fun and connection together for creating nourishing and healing meals the whole family will enjoy.
  • All recipes.
  • Guided teachings.
  • Yoga and gentle movement
  • Quiet time.
  • Farm appreciation, insights into the inspiring and dedicated work behind the
    scenes to care for this land in a way that nourishes it and us.
  • Gift bag full of beautiful products to take home.
  • Private Facebook group for ongoing support
  • Access to Helen’s 9V9 – a 9 day challenge to increase your vegetable
    intake. It’s highly recommended as a post retreat support tool.
  • A copy of Joanna’s book Rocket Fuel On A Budget.

What’s not included?

  • Return Flights.
  • Accommodation – there is a variety of accommodation options to choose
    from nearby.


September 28th – 29th 2019


Bhavana Organic Farm + Cooking School
841 Fernleigh Road, Brooklet,


$1250.00 per person. Exclusive of GST
Early bird $995.00 per person. Exclusive of GST by June 30th 2019