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Stress Relief Retreat

Is stress and worry having adverse effects on your health? Experience the calming, powerful and lasting results of effective stress management.


Abide is a shelter, a sanctuary and a retreat. It is a place of true tranquility where our visitors have the much-needed space and freedom to repair and recuperate. Moreover, this is an Eden where guests can reconnect with their souls and tap into the place that makes them the best version of themselves.

Come To Our Stress Management Retreat

Our retreats for stress and anxiety management are designed not just to de-stress your life immediately and while you are staying with us, but also to equip you with the strategies and techniques to take home with you that will help every day.

At Abide, we want nothing more than to help our guests discover the secrets to having a well-balanced, powerful and healthy life. We believe that our transformative principles of natural healing provide the very foundation that you need so you can experience a lifestyle of healthiness, happiness and joy.

The Ultimate Stress Relief Retreat

We believe that we offer more than just a simple retreat and that our guests get something special every time they visit us. Here’s what you can expect from your stay:

  • Whole Person Health: Your wellness is not just dependent on your mind, body or spirit as silos; when one is great it doesn’t necessarily mean everything else is. In order to achieve true happiness and health, you have to ensure that everything is in sync. At Abide, we take an integrated approach that helps you get the best out of all facets of your being to live in harmony.
  • Integrative and Traditional Clinicians and Therapists: Getting your body healthy is a challenge, but not nearly as hard as getting your body, mind and soul in the right place all at the right time. We use traditional and integrative clinicians and therapists to ensure that you are getting your dose of spiritual healing, as well as healthy living.
  • Whole Foods and Plant-Based Diet (Vegan Whole Foods): The shops filled with processed, fast food that fits into our busy, schedule-based lives but that don’t give us the nurturing and nutrition that our bodies and minds need. Our organic garden farm is the perfect place to learn how to plant and grow your own organic garden (no matter how small) so that your healthy eating habits can be achieved anywhere.
  • Ownership of your own health: We use alternative and restorative health strategies so that ownership of your health can be back in your hands. We want you to invest in your own health through preventative strategies such as teaching, training and sound wellness strategies that you can take home from the retreat and apply to your lifestyle.

Come To Our Retreats For Stress & Anxiety

Come and rest a while at our Yarra Valley health stress relief retreat. The Retreat is found on the top of the breathtaking Yarra Ranges, just a short distance away from Black Spur and as a result, set amongst unbelievable gardens and lawns, forests, mountains streams and hiking trails that wind through ancient trees looking over the Great Dividing Range.

Abide is filled with quiet moments that become welcome companions; so take the time to recharge, reset and reconnect with us at our stress management retreat.

Come, Abide with us awhile.

Abide Wellness Retreat is a retreat based in Narbethong that focuses on natural methods & treatments to help rejuvenate your body. In addition, we offer weight loss & detox retreats, with a variety of treatments that fit what your body needs. Browse our website further or contact us to learn more.

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Is life getting too much? Do you need a break to recharge and get your life back in order?

In today’s busy world, it has become natural for people to feel run down and overwhelmed. Often, as a result, this is the first realisation that leads to a desire for lifestyle changes. It’s so easy to fall back into old habits and many soon abandon their new wellness goals. That’s because it’s very difficult to create a new routine when you’re still surrounded by the old one.

A temporary change in environment sets you up for success. In addition it creates an opening for new ideas and allows you to create a new routine free from the constraints of your usual daily life. Once you can focus entirely on the changes in front of you, you’ll be able to commit to them much more deeply.

Learn methods to deal with stress and anxiety


In todays world workaholism is worn as a badge of honour, yet it comes at a huge cost. For instance, you’re motivated to do it well in your job, you work overtime, take work home on weekends and are constantly connected to email and phone. But your health and relationships start to suffer—your emotional and physical aspects of life can become seriously drained with no energy left for your family, your partner, your friends or even yourself. You feel completely and utterly drained.

Where most stress management programs fail is they equate time off work being pampered as the solution, and while taking time off will help, within a few months you are back to the same stress levels requiring yet more time off and the cycle continues. However, Abide Wellness retreat offers you a scientifically-formulated powerful educational program designed to attack your mind and stress issues at its very core to find lasting solutions. This is combined with great food, an exercise regime and a range of naturopathic therapies that, as a result, will heal, soothe and cleanse your body.

Treatments such as Lymphatic Drainage, Massage, Hydrotherapy and other therapies are used to support reducing stress. But in addition to this, you’ll learn dietary and lifestyle practices that will enabling you to maintain a healthy state of mind permanently.


Personal Premium Attention

We’ve purposely limited the amount of guests we can take to a maximum of 14 at any one time. This means you are guaranteed personal attention from our professional clinicians, instructors and wellness staff. Abide Wellness Retreat's programs have each been developed to uplift and motivate you for positive change, renewed life and lasting results. Included in the program is a choice of up to six individualised therapeutic treatments to promote healing and assist in the detox process. Treatments include:



Massage works on your soft tissue and muscles using gentle strokes to improve circulation. This helps relieve aches and pains in your neck, shoulders, back, legs and arms. You will also find relief from stress and anxiety, improving your mental outlook for maximum health recovery. Your therapist will pay special attention to problem areas as requested.

Styles to choose from include, Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish style, Foot Massage, Upper Body or Ice Massage.




For thousands of years, people have been using the power of water to promote relaxation, muscle stimulation, the relief of physical burdens and to brighten the spirits. Nestled amongst the beautiful mix of Victorian woodlands and rainforests, Abide Wellness retreat is the perfect location to experience this healing effect of hydrotherapy to improve circulation, decrease joint pain, and accelerate your body’s natural healing processes.

Forms of Hydrotherapy offered with your program includes a Spa Bath, FIR Sauna with cold mitten friction, Contrast Baths or a Hot Foot Bath.




Your skin is a major detoxifying organ. It is through your skin pores that toxins are released, but often this process needs a little assistance to get things moving. Body wraps entice toxins to come out through your skin and can restore minerals, reduces joint pain and soften your skin. There are many different types of body wrap treatments you can choose from based on your needs.

The body wraps offered as part of your program include Wet sheet Pack, Clay Body Wrap, a Facial or an invigorating salt and coconut oil rub.


Our extensive experience will assist in lasting stress relief.

We keep our numbers low with only 14 attendants at any one time. Because of this, you are able to receive a personal tailor-made solutions and support in your stress management journey. Our programs range from simple overnight breaks to intensive 12-night programs specially designed to intervene early-onset chronic conditions such as food and substance addiction, anxiety and depression, heart and diabetes conditions and so much more.

Abide Wellness Retreat provides the environment for total body recovery, therefore, resetting for your health and wellbeing.

You get access to several different experts on your stay – a doctor/GP, wellness coach, weight-loss chef, personal trainer / gym instructor & massage therapists — everyone you need to help you on your health and fitness journey to the new you.

Your individually planned treatment is accompanied by constant monitoring carried out by our experienced therapists, clinicians and wellness staff so you can be rewarded with powerful changes and optimum results.


Let the Beauty of Nature Soothe Your Soul, Come, abide with us awhile.

If you’re looking for a wellness retreat in Melbourne with accommodation, we invite you to look a little further towards the refreshing mountain air. We’re located in the breathtaking forests of Victoria’s Yarra mountain range, only a short distance away from the picturesque Black Spur. Consequently, you'll find ample walking paths, streams and natural wonders to explore as we work together to create a holistic approach to a healthier lifestyle. Being in a new environment always helps to jumpstart change, but a natural environment is especially beneficial.

Scientific studies have shown that simply being in nature causes stress levels to decrease and therefore happiness to rise. For thousands of years, we lived in direct harmony with the world around us. Subsequently, there’s something within us that is still soothed by this experience. However, there’s a little more to it than that.

Accommodation at Abide Wellness Retreat is presented with beautiful furniture similar to that of a relaxing holiday home. Each room comes with a private ensuite so only the dining and living areas are shared.


Goodbye Depression

Never in my life have I had so much cleansing. Abide has become very close to my heart as it has transformed my life in many, many ways. I’m so much happier now, all the depression has left me and I’m at peace and able to cope with life once more.


The Perfect Place

There are many facets as to why Abide is so good, the caring staff are fantastic—they are helpful and supportive. I love the walks and great food. To me it’s the perfect place to stay.



We are here to help

Looking for answers to your questions about the Abide Wellness Retreat and what we offer? You'll find a selection of a few of the more common questions we receive on the FAQ page. If you can't find the answer to your queries here just contact us and we will endeavor to help you.


Choose the program that best
suits your situation and budget


5-Night Retreat


The Kickstart Weight-loss & Wellness program is a short revival package to promote an end result of balanced weight loss and providing you with valuable knowledge and understanding for you to continue a healthier, sustainable lifestyle beyond your short and powerful stay at Abide Wellness Retreat.

Course includes:

  • 5 nights in luxury 4-star accommodation
  • 1 doctor consultation and 2 wellness coach consultations with recommended specific hydrotherapy, poultice and physical therapies according to your personal needs
  • Pre and post-weight and vitals measured
  • TGA Practitioner only supplements included during your entire stay
  • Naturopathic designed gourmet plant-based meals focused on restoring your gut microbiome
  • Plant-based cooking demonstrations and take-home recipes
  • Micronutrient dense organic vegetable juices
  • Mineral rich broth for dinner
  • Organic herbal teas
  • Daily detoxifying steam baths (5 per week)
  • Daily informative, recently researched health lectures
  • Juicing demonstration and hands-on workshop
  • Guided walks and stretches
  • Goal setting and learning how to focus to deal with problems
  • Your choice of 3 individualised health treatments (from our *included treatments list)
  • Motivational thought for the day
  • Essential oil lecture and workshop
  • Longevity lectures and workshops as well as take-home recipes
  • Stress release workshop (leave a little lighter than you arrived, and learn life tactics, tools and strategies to cope when you return home)

5-night Kickstart Weight-loss & Wellness program starting from




12-Night Retreat


Each one of us has a personal and unique weight optimum and that is different for everyone. Through our Revive Weight-loss & Wellness program you will discover and experience your unique optimum weight balance paving a pathway for positive change. You will not only look and feel good but regain the optimum vitality of health you deserve.

Course includes:

  • 12 nights in luxury 4-star accommodation
  • 3 Naturopathic consultations with recommended specific hydrotherapy, poultice and physical therapies according to your personal needs
  • 4 Good-for-your-gut lectures and workshops
  • Tasty nutritious whole plant-based cuisine and micronutrient dense detox juicing program
  • Your choice of 6 individualised health treatments
  • Daily informative, recently researched health talks
  • Emotional baggage release healing workshop
  • Life coach lecture and counselling session
  • Essential oil lecture and workshop

12-night Revive Weight-loss & Wellness program starting from



Jumpstart your new Wellness plan

Let the Beauty of Nature Soothe Your Soul

Gain guidance on the path to holistic health

At Abide® Wellness Retreats, we are dedicated to working together to rejuvenate, soothe, nurture and inspire you towards healthy living!

Our Victorian retreat, while only a short drive from Melbourne in the Yarra Ranges, is a million miles away from the stresses of everyday life—the perfect place to relax and unwind.


Abide Wellness Retreat
Main Retreat Property & Organic Farm

03 5963 7000

291 Maroondah Hwy,
Narbethong, VIC 3778

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