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Gut & Brain Connection - Gut Health Retreat

Next Retreat: Wed 30th Mar - Fri 1st Apr 2022

Those gut feelings! Have you ever noticed when you have a pain in the belly, that you can’t think straight, or you might get that flat feeling? When your GUT is unhappy, your BRAIN reflects what is happening in your GUT. Through having a balanced gut microbiome, your brain and feelings can become much happier and more balanced. Having enough of the goodies in our gut, will help make serotonin, our feel-good neurotransmitter, feed up to our brain. There are many ways you can do this, and through this retreat, you will learn that it’s not only food and medicine that effects our GUT and BRAIN connection. 

Michelle is our wellness director with over 20 years of experience in the spa and wellness industry. An experienced educator, facilitator and spa therapist, she is devoted to helping individuals realise the benefits of wellness in their lives. 

Michelle is an experienced practitioner in massage, lymphatic drainage, health science, relaxation techniques and wellness. 


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Jo is a qualified practitioner of Nutritional Medicine and Kinesiologist at Lux Spa & Wellness. She is dedicated to helping individuals discover what is holding them back. Jo looks at the nutritional, emotional and environmental factors that cause imbalances in the body and the role of nutrition for optimal health and well-being. 


  • 2 nights’ accommodation

  • Delicious meals - 2 x breakfasts, 1 x lunch & 2 x dinners

  • Indulgent spa treatments at Lux Spa & Wellness

  • Local dining experience at The Coast

  • Cooking demonstration with our Nutritionist

  • 2 x Yoga sessions

  • Early check in and late check out

  • 2 x workshops with our experienced facilitators:

  • Gut Health & Lymphatic Movement 

  • Simple nutritious recipes and ideas

  • Local guided nature walk 

  • Mindfulness session at Lux Spa & Wellness

  • Use of resort facilities including gym, tennis court and indoor heated pool


Day 1

  • 12noon Arrive at Great Ocean Road Resort, be greeted by your retreat hosts Michelle and Jo, and tour the Resort facilities

  • 12:45pm - 2pm Welcome lunch at our onsite fine dining restaurant, The Coast, with retreat hosts

  • 2pm - 3pm Leisure time or Infrared Sauna session

  • 3pm Arrive at Lux Spa & Wellness and relax in client lounge prior to your treatments

  • 3:10pm - 5pm Indulgent spa treatments at Lux Spa & Wellness

  • 5pm Leisure time or Infrared Sauna session

  • 7pm Dinner at our onsite fine dining restaurant The Coast

Day 2

  • 7am - 8:15am Yoga Class with Amanda

  • 8:15am - 9am Time to shower and freshen up

  • 9am - 11am Nourishing breakfast & “Gut & Brain Connection” workshop with Jo Hand

  • 11am - 12:30pm Guided nature walk to a local café & nursery

  • 1pm - 2pm Gut & Brain Connection with Kinesiology and Lymphatic Movement workshop

  • 2pm - 3pm Cooking Demonstration with our Head Chef and Nutritionist

  • 3:30pm - 5pm Mindfulness session at Lux Spa & Wellness

  • 7pm Retreat Group Dinner at The Coast

Day 3

  • 7am - 8:15am Yoga Class with Amanda

  • 9am - 10am Nourishing breakfast & recipes with Jo

  • 10am - 11am Guided group meditation & reflection with Michelle

  • 11am - 12noon Leisure time

  • 12noon Farewell & check out


$2,195.00 per person single share

$1,995.00 per person twin share

Afterpay available.

The maximum number of guests for this retreat is 5. Make an enquiry below to secure your place. 

Terms & Conditions

  • 100% payment is required at time of booking to secure your spot in this retreat

  • Payment is fully refundable if you are not able to attend the Retreat due to Covid-19 travel restrictions which do not allow you to travel from your place of residence to Anglesea

  • Payment is fully refundable if you or a close contact develop Covid-19 symptoms prior to the Retreat which results in you not being to attend the Retreat

  • Payment is fully refundable if the Retreat is not able to proceed on the advertised date due to the Victorian Government Covid-19 restrictions prohibiting Great Ocean Road Resort to lawfully run the Retreat


"Gut & Brain Connection" Gut Health Retreat

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