Your Health Is Your Greatest Asset.

Life is too short to live by the limitations of adrenal fatigue, gut and digestive issues which can lead to chronic pain and ill health. We hold the power of choice to improve our health, through making simple and achievable lifestyle changes.

This exclusive and intimate weekend retreat, held on 125 acres, nestled in the heart of Byron’s hinterland explores the synergistic relationship between nutrition, movement, nature and mind.

With a focus to creating a space for experiential education for healing, gentle rejuvenation and restoration, while cleansing and nourishing your whole being.

We want to provide you with an empowering experience, giving you the knowledge, tools and confidence to live the healthiest and happiest version of you.

We want to help you reclaim your vitality, reconnect with yourself and your needs, with nature and others, and step into a more vibrant, purposeful and joy filled life.

Who is this retreat for?

Definitely for you,”

if adrenal fatigue, chronic tiredness and gut issues continue to limit your health and vitality.

For you,

if you seek intelligent advice and a skilful holistic view to reclaiming your health, wellbeing, inner connection and joy.

For you,

if you’re ready to step into the next level of your wellness journey.

For you,

if you’re feeling overwhelmed or confused with how to get your health back on track and feel it’s all too hard.

For you,

if you are ready for change, have the courage to really show up for yourself and a willingness to make new choices and learn to do things differently for a different outcome.

What can I expect from the weekend?

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

Helen and Jo will lead you through a weekend of nourishment, education, balanced movement and hands-on practical experiences, you will take away and implement in REAL life.

We will be deep diving into:

  • True nutrition and how to apply fundamental principles to your everyday.
  • How to overcome chronic tiredness by healing and restoring your adrenals
  • How to heal your gut and overcome digestive issues
  • How food affects your mood, your relationship to food, your body’s biofeedback and how to hear it, and how to eat for YOU.
  • You will spend time harvesting produce in Bhavana’s organic garden. As part of the cooking school experience, you will be creating decadent and healthy food, which will nourish and uplift you, while learning how to implement all you have learnt into YOUR kitchen.
  • Daily meditations, movement, play sessions & life-changing insights.


We will support you through this entire experience from the moment you join us as our guest, to the moment you head back to your home. You will also become a part of a new supportive community who will be there for you as you continue your journey back at home.

About Jo & Helen

Jo Rushton, formerly a qualified Chef, has studied under some of the worlds leading holistic health practitioners and healers and 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 Helen & Joanna covering key topics on food, nutrition, gut and adrenal health, food sensitivities, strategies for overcoming stress and common chronic related illnesses.
  • Full support during your experience
  • All organic meals, snacks, broths and cold pressed juices.
  • Gut & Adrenal remedies and elixirs
  • A farm to table menu created for healing the gut and restoring the adrenals.
  • Time spent harvesting, gathering and meal preparation, to build your confidence in creating nourishing and healing meals at home
  • Meal plans, recipes and cooking classes
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Light movement / play sessions / 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 and nourishing products to support you on your wellness journey
  • 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
  • Transport to and from your accommodation at The Bower

What’s not included?

  • Return Flights
  • Accommodation – thier is a variety of accommodation options to choose from nearby. We have however, organised a special rate for a luxury accommodation with ‘The Bower’ in Byron. The following options are available:
  • Double Twin (2 x Double beds) $245.00 per room per night
  • Queen Suite (1 Queen bed) $230.00 per room per night
  • The Cottage (5 bedrooms, shared living space) $1,120 per night
  • The House (4 bedrooms, shared living space) $880.00 per night
  • Checkin times along with airport transfers to and from ‘The Bower’ can be arranged with The Bower directly.


March 8th – 10th, 2019


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


$1795 Exclusive of GST
Early bird $1500.00 Exclusive of GST by 31st December, 2018