WILD WELLNESS @ THE COVE
2023 DATES TBC | Available by request
THE COVE, NORTH WEST TASMANIA
DO NOTE: Dates yet confirmed. To register interest click here and name your retreat option, as spots are limited.
This Wild Wellness Retreat is the antidote to modern life stress; for anyone feeling the overwhelm and needing a lasting life recalibration.
Our Cove retreat is for those looking to optimise their wellness through a science-backed, wholistic approach.
So, get your Wild Wellness fill across 3 days overlooking Bass Strait. We're bringing the very best practitioners including a Wim Hof-trained Piet Blokker and Chef Sophia Davey to Tassie's North West for this Australian first where years of lived experience merge with health professionals and global thought leaders (sold out in 2021/22). The Cove is Tasmania's latest seaside escape - perfect for our wholesome methods and a good dose of relaxation. The sunsets here are next level glorious.
Get ready for Wim Hof Method ocean plunging (where the Little penguins play come evening), practitioner-led sessions beneath the stars, powerful journaling and guided breathwork. This is no ordinary wellness blueprint. You'll discover the Wild Wellness 3 pillars: connection, care and commitment.
This retreat is for you if:
- your wellness is secondary to your to-do-list
- limiting beliefs interrupt your flow
- you want wellness to be a fun adventure
Not sure what to expect? Read this cracking Sydney Morning Herald piece by Andrew Bain who attended our last retreat.
*Choose from six accommodation options, starting at $165/night
*Prices for accommodation are per person. Discount of 15% off full retreat price applies to those sharing a chalet, cabin or A-Frame. So bring along your partner, friend or +one! The Butter Shed is for individuals.
Friday 2pm-Sunday 10am
Price per person: starting from $1495 pp
Maximum guests: 18 + instructors
For all enquiries and bookings please email: email@example.com
*Please note, this is not a medical detox
- Accommodation x 2 nights and use of The Cove facilities
- Chef prepared meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner x 2). Advise any dietary requirements.
- Wim Hof Method instruction
- Approx. 2 hours of author-led journaling sessions
Transfers to/from The Cove not included (approx. 15 minutes from Devonport Airport, 1 hr 15 mins from Launceston Airport)
Don’t forget to bring comfortable athletic wear for breathwork/walking, cosy layers for fireside journaling, personal yoga mat if you prefer, and bathers/thongs for cold water plunging.
Butter Shed King @ $165/night ($1495 total for accommodation & retreat)
Hillside Cabin @ $200/night ($1565 total)
A-Frame w/ toilet + basin @ $240/night ($1645 total)
A-Frame w/ full bathrooms @ $280/night ($1725 total)
Cliffside Chalet without bath @ $300/night ($1825 total)
Cliffside Chalet with bath @ $350/night ($1925 total)
256 Waverley Road, Don, 7310, TAS (approx. 15 minutes from Devonport Airport, 1 hr 15 mins from Launceston Airport)
WHAT IS WILD WELLNESS?
This blueprint for wellness is an Australian first; taking years of science-backed knowledge and condensing it into days. It’s a simple, wholesome wellness script. There is no better place on the planet to experience Wild Wellness than Tasmania.
Australia's Productivity Commission Report estimates mental illness is costing Australia $220 billion a year. Our burdened health system cannot cope. We believe there's another way ... a wilder way. No matter what your wellness goals might be, this method is about returning to you; listening in.
The method is based on three core pillars: connection, care and commitment. Think invigorating cold dips, nourishing Tassie fare and fireside journal writing. You'll discover a blueprint to lasting wellness. We take the best of the traditional model and bring it into nature’s office.
WHAT IS THE WIM HOF METHOD?
It's a combination of breathing, cold therapy and commitment, offering a range of benefits. The power of the Wim Hof Method can help unlock a range of well-researched and documented health benefits including:
· Rebalancing your immune system
· Reducing inflammation
· Improving focus, mood and cognitive function
· Improving cardiovascular health
· Balancing the body's stress response
ALICE HANSEN – FOUNDER/JOURNALING FACILITATOR
Alice is a professional travel writer and author. As the founder of the Wild Wellness Method, she has cultivated relationships spanning 20+ years with experts across the wellness field. On her quest to seek answers for her own struggles, she has connected with medical experts, international thought leaders and tapped into decades of experience to formulate a proven blueprint. Writing is a key element and she’ll guide you through a journaling process tailored to your wellness journey.
When she’s not at the laptop, you’ll find her on wild Tasmanian trails.
SOPHIA DAVEY - BLOOM KITCHEN - CHEF
Sophia from Bloom Kitchen is an intuitive personal chef, specialising in Ayurvedic, Vegan, Vegetarian Cuisine for wellness retreats all over Australia and the globe. Drawing passion and inspiration from her world travels and yogic philosophy, particular attention is paid to each dish which, is holistically prepared with and aligned to 3 core pillars - gut health, flavor and freshness. All ingredients used are proudly organic and locally sourced. With a deep understanding of the principles of Ayurveda and a passion for healing from within, each meal is balanced, nutrient rich and alive with prana. Combining an array of spices from all corners of the globe, Sophia's dynamic creative cooking style will leave you feeling deeply nurtured from the inside out. Find out more about Sophia here.
PIET BLOKKER - WIM HOF-TRAINED
Piet was trained by none other than Wim Hof himself! Dutch born, Piet now calls North West Tasmania home and lives by a flowing river perfect for cold water plunging. At the age of 50, Piet was challenged with Lymphoma and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Realising he needed to take care of his health, he began learning about reflexology, energy healing and came across Wim Hof, taking the 10-week course straight away. It proved a life saving decision - his awakening process began and today Piet is enjoying life free from arthritis and cancer. A Wim Hof trained breath worker and cold water therapy pro, Piet can't wait to guide you through your Bass Strait plunge.
FRIDAY – 2pm onward
Introduction to Wild Wellness and welcome
Afternoon breathwork with Wim Hof-trained Piet Blokker
Candle-lit chef-made dinner
Fireside journaling session (Pillar 1: Connection)
Breathwork/meditation with Piet
Cold water plunge with Piet
Optional yoga/free time/massage appointments (advise at time of booking)
Candle-lit chef-made dinner
Fireside journaling session (Pillar 2: Care)
Breathwork/meditation with Piet
Cold water plunge with Piet
Group sharing session/journaling session (Pillar 3: Care)
*the above itinerary may be subject to change
RETREAT ELEMENTS: JOURNALING/CONTEMPLATIVE WALKING
The power of hitting pen to paper. It’s not new. Leonardo da Vinci’s journals spanned some 5,000 pages. But the therapeutic wonders of reflective writing didn’t emerge until the 1960s, when a New York psychologist devised what he coined the Intensive Journal Method. On this walk, we won’t pen thousands of pages but we will invite self-discovery through the written word. Our Wild Wellness Journaling Method will cross our three foundational pillars.
We combine journal writing with optional contemplative walking. In a noisy world it’s rare to hear nature’s silence. But in this Tasmanian stillness, it’s possible to reconnect with you. Nature has a way of casting its healing spell. In Japan, it’s known as forest bathing (shinrin-yoku), and literally translates to bathing in the forest atmosphere. It doesn’t require anything of you but to tap into the senses and soak it in …
This is your retreat, your words and your Tasmanian journey.
Ready to invigorate your life? Discover the power of cold-water therapy - delivering everything from reduced inflammation and better sleep through to increased immunity. Our morning submersions will have you feeling alive and energised.
Take a deep breath. Isn’t it about time? Learn scientific breathing techniques that work wonders and can be tapped into for a lifetime to come. This breathwork is about boosting energy, dropping stress, recalibrating the nervous system, detoxing your system and so much more.
In Tasmania, we are gifted with nature in her most wild mood. We’ll immerse you in our island landscape to soak up its transformative ways. The Cove enjoys access to a stunning coastline that we’ll be exploring on foot together.
Guided by Wim Hof-trained Piet, discover the power of cold-water therapy and breathwork. We’ll go deep, exploring the benefits across four days of wilderness immersion. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never dipped a toe into the Wim Hof Method or you’re an enthusiast from way back. You’ll learn strategies and tools that will last long beyond your four days, under expert guidance. Expect to be challenged, reset and exhilarated.
WIM HOF METHOD WORKSHOPS
2 x cold water plunge
3 x breathwork/meditation
Day 1: Tonight, we meet our Wild Wellness journals. Around The Cove fire or looking out to Bass Strait, we begin our writing. Alice introduces you to Wild Wellness and its three pillars; connection, care and commitment. Of the ‘three C’s’ this evening the sun sets as we contemplate connection.
Day 2: It’s journal time. Today, we explore care, namely self/soul care and care for others. Do you care for yourself as you would a dear friend? We ask questions and we let answers flow.
Day 3: Our final morning is about commitment. Wellness doesn’t just happen in three days. It’s not about escaping life - your retreat is lifelong with Wild Wellness. We make our commitments in writing and ensure we have plenty of fun, nature and joy weaved in.
The retreat is for 18yrs+
For the Wim Hof Method elements, we advise out of precaution not to participate if you are:
· pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to conceive
· have high blood pressure, coronary heart disease or other cardiovascular/heart issues
· have a history of serious health issues (ex. Stroke, COPD)
· have Raynaud’s disease (Type 2)
· have cardiovascular issues & health conditions including high blood pressure (please get in touch if you have concerns and consult your doctor)
If you have questions relating to health or any of the above apply to you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and seek approval from a medical professional.
*Do note, this is not a medical detox. This retreat is not suitable for those with severe alcohol dependence.
All participants will be asked to complete a medical questionnaire and waiver during the booking process.
All bookings incur a 20% cancellation fee which is non-refundable
If you cancel within seven days of the retreat or fail to arrive, the full retreat cost is incurred
Special/emergency cases can be discussed
If the retreat cannot proceed due to Covid-19 restrictions, a full refund will be issued
We have a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place
Minimum Number Cancellation
We have the right to cancel the retreat up to 14 days prior to the start if minimum numbers are not met. You will receive a full refund. If other reasons prevent the retreat from going ahead (unforeseen circumstances) you are welcome to a full refund/reschedule.
For all enquiries and bookings please email email@example.com
*If you’re intending to book, please include dietary requirements + accommodation preference
*Travel insurance is recommended.