Hey Gang. Does the idea of walking around the city at midnight in a pink bridal sash, drinking out of a phallic straw make you shudder? You’re not alone. So when The Shed Gerroa launched a ‘Rejuvacation’ Wellness Retreat (an awesome weekend of pilates, beautiful food, massages and, of course, champagne) we thanked the good Lord for showing us what a modern hen’s weekend could be. Plus, our team has experienced this beautiful wellness retreat first hand and can happily confirm, it’s amazing.
This tranquil beach and farm escape accommodates eight guests and sits high on the lush hills of Gerroa, with rolling views down the ocean. It’s a location that’s made for relaxation. The property comes with a fully equipped kitchen, as well as an outdoor BBQ, indoor wood fireplace and outdoor firepit, plunge pool (sh*t yes), and plenty of space to chill and connect. Read on for more info or find the full details here.
If that hasn’t sold you just yet, the ‘Rejuvacation’ Wellness Retreat comes with a bunch of incredible inclusions that will leave you feeling pampered and healthier than ever, thanks to these brilliant people – MORE BODY Pilates Activewear, Arabella Hampshire, Louise Loader, Renee Vanhoff from Soul Revival Spa and Nicole Vardanega, a Chinese Medicine Practitioner. Read on for more info.
- 2 nights accommodation for eight guests
- Check-in at 2.00pm
- MORE BODY Pilates wear voucher (valued at $150) for the guest booking the retreat
- French champagne on arrival and a basket of local goodies
- Time to settle in and enjoy your first evening at the beautiful property
- A morning pilates session with Arabella Hampshire with an incredible view
- Mid-morning coffee and nutrition workshop and demonstration with Louise Loader
- Lunch catered by Louise Loader
- 4x half-hour massages or facials with Renee Vanhoff at Soul Revival Spa and 4x half-hour acupuncture sessions with Nicole Vardanega
- Dinner catered by Arabella Hampshire prepared with nourishing local ingredients
- A day of relaxing at the beautiful property taking in the surroundings, enjoying a hot bath or relaxing in the plunge pool and surrounding beaches. See more here – Gerroa Guide.
- Late checkout at 4pm feeling refreshed and relaxed
MEET THE HEALTH EXPERTS
Pilates Instructor – Arabella Hampshire @arabella_hampshire_health
Arabella is truly an all-rounder health enthusiast. She joins the team at The Shed with over 10 years experience in Pilates and has also studied a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Naturopathy. In her Pilates sessions, she focuses on helping guests centre themselves, and it’s not uncommon for a class to finish with a guided meditation or pranayama, which is always a plus in our books.
Nutritionist and Herbalist – Louise Loader @louise_nutritionist
Meet Louise, who is a mother, Clinical Nutritionist and Herbalist. She’s focused on nutrition, sleep and stress management – and focuses on unlocking your energy, finding mental clarity and optimising longevity. She also teaches guests how to use food as medicine, including educating people on the microbiome and health benefits of fermented veggies, while trying your own hand at making a jar of sauerkraut to take home.
Cooking Demonstration – Louise Loader @louise_nutritionist
Having had so much experience in nutrition, it’s no shock that’s she’s an incredible cook too. She believes the road to good health starts in the kitchen, with fresh and seasonal whole foods that nourish the body. With a huge passion for cooking, she draws on world travel and traditional diets and will prepare and demonstrate a nutrient-dense meal for you and your guests at The Shed. Another huge benefit? Louise sources sustainably grown, organic ingredients from local farmers and ethical, pasture-fed animal products.
Dinner catering – Arabella Hampshire @arabella_hampshire_health
Whole-foods without compromising taste is what Arabella’s cooking is all about! Arabella’s use of vibrant colours, beautiful textures and perfectly paired flavours means that you won’t even know that what you are eating is always gluten, dairy, refined sugar-free and as nourishing as can be. Arabella believes that the way we fuel our bodies can have a huge impact on our life so why not fuel yourself with nourishing whole foods prepared with love?
Spa Treatments – Renee Vanhoff @soulrevivalspa
Renee from Soul Revival Spa incorporates a holistic approach to her massages, facials and spa therapy. Send yourself to a blissful state at The Shed with pampering from Renee. She’s super passionate about health, beauty and healing and her facials are to die for. Think beautiful treatments highly concentrated with age-defying vitamin C and E gel-based mask that’s designed to calm, hydrate and strengthen mature complexion and help restore youthful radiance. Bliss.
Acupuncture – Nicole Vardanega @nicole_acupuncture
Had acupuncture before and loved it? Never tried it before and wonder what it’s all about? Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine and a key component of traditional Chinese medicine, in which thin needles are inserted into the body and is used to help treat various health conditions including lower back pain, neck pain, headaches and more.
MORE BODY Pilates – Melinda O’Rourke – @morebodypilates
Melinda is a long-time lover of both yoga and health with a general passion for well-being and fashion and created MORE BODY as a personal and passionate endeavour. With over 20 years at a senior executive level, Melinda has worked some of the world’s leading brands including Chanel, Prada, Loewe, Yves Saint Laurent and MO Luxury to name a few. Needless to say, Melinda understands quality in all of its realms!