Come join us for this transformative, all inclusive, SOUL RISE RETREAT, staying in the idyllic BYRON BAY Hinterland, with our inspiring Yoga Teacher, Author & Intuitive Guide ~ Tina Bruce.

We would love you join Journeys by Design and the divine, Tina Bruce on this breathtaking yoga retreat to Byron Bay. Soul Rise is about reconnecting with your inner soul, finding balance in a world of chaos, and re-igniting that spark within, all in the breathtaking landscape and spiritual heartland that is Byron Bay.

For all those who have experienced Tina's Yoga & Meditation classes, the resounding feedback you receive is one of complete peace and acceptance. She has an amazing ability to make everyone feel welcome, accepted and an instant sense of belonging. Her teachings are always heartfelt, real, sometimes raw and often transformational.

You will enjoy twice daily Slow yoga + meditation, workshops for change that you can take home beyond the retreat experience, beautiful accommodation, massage and delicious and nourishing meals. But, this experience is so much more than just a yoga retreat. We also understand that a retreat needs to allow you time to relax & unwind, to sit by the pool, read a book or for those feeling energetic head to Mt Warning for a walk through the rainforest. Our itinerary has allowed just the right amount of free time to not feel over scheduled and to allow you to get exactly what you need from this wonderful retreat experience.

Whether you are a total yoga beginner, or a more experienced yogi the classes will be tailored to your experience on an individual basis and we welcome beginners along with a warm heart.

All our hearts have gone into this retreat and we are so excited for you to join us on this journey.

Meet Tina Bruce

Tina's website

Soul Rise Retreat…is an offering for the willing woman ready to awaken.

At the heart of my work and my life, is my belief that for a woman to create lasting change, she must activate the feminine power within her.

For a Soul to truly ‘rise’ it needs to experience its own power from the inside out. It is not enough to simply ‘relax’ and then return to regular life without embodying a new way of knowing yourself.

I host retreat spaces for women who are driven to move beyond healing and empower their own health and Intuition from within.

These women want to feel completely free to be themselves and released from the addictions and inner critic voices that keep them small.

By working with me these women have the potential to embody their ancient intuition as their own modern medicine.

It is my privilege to guide women through the practices that support this process which leads to lasting transformation.

‘Still I Rise’ is not just famous a quote by Dr Maya Angelou, it’s an intention and a prayer for living an empowering life. It’s really about self-acceptance and spiritual self-esteem. It’s about being able to overcome the doubts and struggles life can throw at you and learning the lessons. It’s about making your choices from your Soul and not being afraid to be your authentic self. It’s a choice and it is yours.

I hope you will join me.

Book now - our Soul Rise Retreats fill up quickly.

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Your Retreat package

$1,798 Per person TWIN SHARE

$500 per person - Single Supplement - King room with private Ensuite


  • 3 Nights staying at BlueGreen Sanctuary, Newrybar

  • Hosted by Retreat Leaders, Tina Bruce

  • Delicious and healthy breakfast daily

  • Nourishing lunches daily

  • 3 dinners - including special farewell dinner

  • Sunrise Yin yoga

  • Sunset Meditation

  • Welcome circle

  • Daily Workshops with Tina

  • One hour full body massage

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers from Coolangatta (Scheduled time only)

  • Daily fresh water, local fruit, hot teas and coffee with meals


  • Flights

  • Airport taxes

  • Meals not stated

  • Alcoholic drinks and soft drinks

  • Laundry and items of a personal nature

  • Tipping

  • Excursions not listed in the inclusions

  • Travel Insurance

A $600 deposit will secure your place on this wonderful retreat. Spaces are highly limited and we expect places to fill up quickly.

For bookings please complete the below registration form and Journeys by Design will be in contact with the full itinerary and details.

**Please note minimum numbers are required to run this retreat. Should the numbers not be reached by the cut off date of 30 September the retreat will be cancelled and deposits refunded in full. Should the minimum numbers be met from 01 October 2019 all deposits are NON REFUNDABLE.**

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Why do Mothers need to Retreat?

 Teaching people how to slow down and listen to the voice of their soul is my favourite thing to do. A retreat will get you beyond your five senses and all the external distractions of domestic concerns so that you can dig deep and hear your soul voice again. Mystical soul-size questions such as ‘What does my soul need?’ and ‘What do I miss about myself?’ ‘What are my values and how have they changed in the last year?’ require reflection and space. Because you are not the same person that you were the year before. Giving birth and raising children alters you. So much has happened and shifted since becoming a Mother that you really need to insert a pause button just to examine your own life.

Soul-sized questions aren’t really logical questions so you will have a hard time ‘thinking’ about those answers. They require some sacred listening and time to explore the inner cave of your heart. Because buried deep beneath all the responsibilities and roles you play is a hidden jewel. It might be surrounded by dust and layers of dirt but it is there. And it wants to be polished so it can spark something in you. So a retreat is a chance to get to know ourselves once more.

Retreats will reveal truths about you and course correct your path so that the direction you are walking towards is back to a state of balance. Not back to your buried and over burdened mothering self. ‘Mothering’ is what we do but it is not necessarily who we are. My kids have observed me going off on retreat every year since they were toddlers. It excites them when I go away as they get to hang out with Dad and enjoy more lunch orders. I can only hope they follow my example as they grow.

Revelations, A-ha moments and transformations are the result of guidance and insight you receive when on retreat. When you nurture your Mystical Mother, you understand your true nature. When you understand your true nature, you make better choices, you become inspired or ‘in-spirit’. When you create the right space then the light can find you in the form of ideas, clarity and even the power of Grace as you experience the feelings of awe and wonder again.

Traditional retreats were often in silence or in Buddhist monasteries. This has clearly changed as we have adopted these experiences to suit the modern woman. Comfort, luxury, spa treatments and connection with friends are now the abundant qualities that the the modern woman is attracting. As well as doing the inner work retreats can now be pleasurable! This excites me the most because mothers in particular need to feel good if they are going to go home and give. And one of the best parts about retreating is that you can ease up on your mental load as every decision for you in terms of your schedule has already been curated and crafted on your behalf to offer you the most incredible experience of YOU.

When you leave a retreat you go equipped with the tools on how to prioritise your Soul Mama. So that when you return to regular life, you can put yourself in a retreat space as needed in your own home. Because there will be a day when you wake up and you will need to clear your schedule and create your own ‘time-out’ so you can draw on this wisdom and fill it with the things that fuel your soul. Whether that includes yoga, meditation, journaling, a bathing ritual, massage or a long walk you can set it up in your own style. Some people may call this developing a home practice, I like to call it Mama’s Retreatment. I also like to call it finding your Soul Spark again.

From my Heart to yours,

Tina x


The flow of the retreat was perfect. I felt like there was just the right amount of everything - plenty to fill the days but not so much that I felt “scheduled”.
The carefully selected gifts made me feel really special - it was like Christmas! The yoga mat, beach towel, room spray, eye pillow and affirmation cards are all gorgeous and are items I am loving using every day since coming home.
The location, the house, the food, the yoga, the coaching session, the massage, the silent walk, the coffee etc.... all of it was so enjoyable and rejuvenating.
— Nikki
Attending Tina’s yin yoga class each week not only helps me physically by improving my flexibility, energy and posture but also helps me mentality through Tina sharing her personal stories about the ups and downs of being a Mum.  It’s more than yoga for me when I go to Tina’s class - it’s about walking away feeling more motivated and empowered than I did when I walked in.
— Caroline
Tina has such an amazing way with words, her yoga classes are something very special.  Tina’s classes take us on a journey, and after just one hour with this amazing teacher both my body and mind feel completely restored and balanced

I enjoyed every minute of Tina’s unique retreat, such a great mix of thought-provoking classes, a beautiful yoga and pure relaxation.  Every detail was thought of and everyone was welcomed with such warmth and love
— Jane

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