You are invited to a SACRED SANCTUARY for healing, transformation and nourishment. Spend four days and nights coming home to your radiant self at Gymea Eco Retreat Centre, a place of deep restoration. Gymea is a sustainable venue on 46ha (113 acres) of secluded, naturally undulating rainforest with stunning views of Wollumbin. Gymea is positioned right in the heart of Australia’s Green Cauldron, a breathtaking landscape known as the creative and SPIRITUAL HEARTLAND of Australia. It’s a mysterious melting pot of rich, volcanic earth, deep green rainforest, stunning scenery, shining blue waters, rare Gondwana (prehistoric) rainforest and powerful and and mountains. When you trek on the private walks on the property you will truly experience the natural beauty that this wild land has to offer. Together we will meditate with the rising sun, connect with the voice of the mountains, warm our hearts by the fire, make space for deep joy, fully express our desires, hold space for each others’ greatness and rediscover our purpose.
Twin share is not recommended at Gymea. If you are coming with a very close friend (or mother/daughter) you may be comfortable, but the room is small and the bathroom is not completely separate to the bedroom. Email Kris if this is something you’re considering.
It’s recommended that you have a reasonable level of fitness, that you have already begun on your spiritual path, and that you are overall emotionally stable. This retreat isn’t suitable for anyone overcoming major mental or physical health issues or substance abuse problems. Get in touch if you have any questions.
We will be spending much of our time in the beautiful, octagonal yoga shala where there is a wide variety of seating options to keep you comfortable. Yoga mats, bolsters and cushions are provided, too. You’re welcome to bring sheepskin rugs, extra blankets, low chairs (no legs) and other cushions.
This is an alcohol and caffeine free retreat. You may bring snacks, but sugar overload is not recommended. You’re welcome to bring your phone; however it’s advised to keep your usage to an absolute minimum and we ask that you don’t bring it to, or use it during, group sessions.
FEEL lighter in your being, reconnected to joy, purposeful on your path, invigorated to your core, aligned with your Soul & wonderfully whole.
LEARN the art of healing surrender, deeper meditations, empowering techniques, grounding breathwork, & emotional release.
EXPLORE the deepest yearnings of your Soul, your ancient gifts & medicine, the intricacies of your light & how to shine in a new paradigm.
CONNECT with like-hearted sisters, the Spirit of Oneness & deeply sacred land.
UNWIND the knots that feel tangled and stressed & the blocks that hold you back from expressing your wild beauty.
NOURISH your body, mind & spirit – feel renewed & grounded all over.
SPIRITUAL TEACHER KRIS FRANKEN invites you to a sacred sanctuary in Byron Bay for healing, transformation & nourishment.
Spend four days and nights coming home to wholeness at Gymea Retreat Centre, a place of restoration & metamorphosis.
Begin each day with meditation & yoga, listen to talks that inspire your spiritual path & purpose, journey with a shamanic healer, revive your spirit in a sound immersion, learn empowering practices for daily life, invigorate your body with a spa and sauna circuit, & enjoy wholesome vegetarian meals.
RELEASE… all that is holding you back from the fullness of your being
REVEAL… the potent truth, wildest dreams & deepest guidance within
REPLENISH… your entire precious being in a holy paradise
Beautiful Wollumbin / Mount Warning overlooks Gymea Retreat Centre, holding us in her caldera (the cauldron / bowl that remains after a volcanic eruption). This sacred place of rich energy and healing has been special to the local Indigenous tribes for a long time, it’s a place of cultural and spiritual significance and the site of ceremonies and initiations. ‘Wollumbin’ means ‘fighting chief of the mountains’ in Bundjalung. It’s an honour to journey on this land.
Four nights’ accomodation in a stunning eco-luxe room