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Awaken your deep wisdom, and align to vibrant wellness, in this sacred gathering of hearts.

Embody Ancient Wisdom, feel Empowered, Embrace vitality (Women's Only) Retreat

A luxury escape to rejuvenate mind, body and soul.


Two nights' accommodation at the beautiful Lawson's Lodge Country Estate, Macedon, Victoria - the space being held with love and compassion by our founder, Marye O'Brien.

Together, we’ll learn to embody the secrets of this ancient wisdom so that you can experience success in all its forms—not just vitality of the body, but love in the mind, fulfilling relationships, creative freedom, emotional stability and enthusiasm for life.

Give yourself permission to honour and celebrate you.


Please register your interest via our contact page, alternatively you may wish to explore a personalised wellness retreat with us.

Marye shares her unique ability to hold sacred space in such a deep and loving way that people feel safe enough to be vulnerable and let go of that which holds them back.


MARYE O'BRIEN, your facilitator

Marye O'Brien is an Ayurvedic practitioner, an intuitive energy and sound healer. Her work is motivated by her deep desire for a world where all beings feel safe, loved and nourished. Although Marye spent many years in the corporate world, she feels that the road to nourishment is not these external avenues but rather an inward one, a journey to the soul. Her son’s stillbirth and subsequent health crisis launched her onto a healing path that has given her insight and wisdom that she shares with a healing kindness. Her gentle but warrior spirit is bringing forth the message that we are divine energy beings with the ability to create and transform our reality.

TESTIMONY from July 2019 retreat participant:

I’m not sure I can find the words to explain the magic of Marye’s “Return to Wholeness” retreat that I was fortunate to be a part of this weekend.
We gathered at the beautiful Continental House where Marye held a sacred and nurturing space for us to share, learn, grow and heal.
Yoga, meditation, sound baths, Ayurvedic treatments, a food as medicine workshop, sharing circles, rest, grounding, connection. We were nourished amongst nature in body, mind and spirit.

Thank you Marye for gifting us this space, this time and touching our lives in the most transformative way. - Carmen, Glenlyon

Retreat Experience Includes:

  • all nutritious vegetarian/vegan meals prepared by our personal onsite Chef (special dietary requirements respected)
  • two nights accommodation at Lawson’s Lodge Country Estate, Macedon with various room rates available – four share Single Room, Twin Share, Queen Room, King Ensuite Room
  • sexual wholeness workshop, facilitated by Claudia Schilling, from Orgasmic Ageing
  • fire cleansing ritual ceremony
  • living Ayurveda wellness talks, facilitated by your host, Marye O’Brien, Ayurvedic Practitioner
  • food as medicine cooking class, facilitated by Chef Erica Crowther, from Life & Fork Cooking School
  • nature walks
  • embodiment through the Chakras workshop
  • sound bath healing meditation, facilitated by your host, Marye O’Brien, Sound Healer
  • sacred healing circle & wisdom talk
  • make your own Kokedama (Japanese moss ball) workshop, facilitated by Abbey Brown
  • Bellydance class, facilitated by Karen Madsen, experienced Belly Dance instructor/performer
  • daily morning meditation & gentle yoga classes
  • Free time to rest, rejuvenate & snuggle with a book by an open fire
  • Optional Extra:  on-site 60 minute relaxation massage, limited spaces available.

Rest, explore, rejuvenate .... make new friends, enjoy peace and quiet in a tranquil setting




Your investment


Connection – our time together will foster close connections with fellow seekers who will help support you on your journey. You’ll forge friendships that endure long after the retreat is over. You’ll experience a like-minded community, loving encouragement, lasting bonds and thoughtful discussion.

 Single Bed Shared Room $900 per person  |   Queen Room: $1,800 private or $1,150 twin share
King Room with view & ensuite: $2,200 private or $1,250 twin share

Optional extra: (to be pre-booked, limited sessions available)  Onsite Relaxation massage, 60 minutes ($150)

Payment Structure (via Direct Bank Transfer):   50% deposit to confirm your reservation, with balance due 30 days before retreat dates.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: If cancelling less than 14 days prior retreat dates, a 50% cancellation fee will be charged if your place cannot be filled.  If filled, a $250 administration fee will be charged, remainder of payment made refunded.  By placing a deposit you accept these terms and conditions.  If a Covid Lockdown prevents us from running the retreat, a full refund will be made available.

Bank details:
Account Name:  Maiaveda Therapies Pty Ltd
Bank:  National Australia Bank BSB:  083 713
Account Number:  839 897 394

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