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Rise Up - Mother & Teen Retreat

Our "Rise Up" Mother and Teen Retreat is the perfect way to escape regular routine and spend quality time together in an active, nurturing environment. Throughout this wellness retreat you will experience movement, nature and pampering as well as indulgent meals from our onsite fine dining restaurant, The Coast.

Our Mother and Teen Retreat will be hosted by experienced personal trainer and mum of two, Emily Hayward. Learn from success mentor, author and guest speaker, Melonie Taylor. In a one hour workshop teaching Emotional Resilience for Navigating the 21st Century, you and your teen will learn how to succeed before you need to succeed. Melonie shares the truth about emotions, shifting self-judgement into self-love, tips on navigating life's challenges, building self esteem and leadership skills. 

Daily activities aim to build confidence, independence and empowerment are all provided in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. This unforgettable experience will leave you feeling refreshed and connected with your teen. 


  • Wed 17th - Fri 19th August 2022

  • Wed 7th - Fri 9th September 2022 [SOLD OUT]

  • Mon 7th - Wed 9th November 2022

"Love the idea of a guest speaker. A perfect example, when Jo ran her session with the girls, Sofia said she felt empowered and happy. Such a valuable session. Also, loved the retreat commenced with a beach walk - divine! Thank you to all that made the retreat special from the initial booking, the room cleaners, spa team, restaurant / dining, immaculate grounds. Sincere thank you to Jo, Michelle and Emily​​​."

Maria, March 2022


Em is in the gym or on the beach training 5 days a week, taking classes and 1-on-1 Personal Training Clients. 

Em is a mother of two, 15-year-old Billy & 13-year-old Nyah. Her real love for living the active life began when she became a mother at 21, realising that exercise wasn't just about the achieving physical gains but the benefits of helping mentally cope with 2 young children. 


Having turned her passion into a career, Emily Hayward PT & Pilates, Em has been a professional in the fitness industry for 12 years. Her passion is to help others realise their full potential and live a life without limitations. 



Melonie has over 7 years of experience as a success mentor. Having worked as a palliative care nurse for 20 years and experienced burnout, anxiety and depression herself, Melonie learned of another way to do and be in life. 

As a success mentor, author and keynote speaker, Melonie supports high achievers, educating them about achieving in self-love now, rather than having to learn the lessons through pain and suffering. 


  • 2 nights’ accommodation

  • Delicious meals - 1 x breakfast, 1 x brunch & 2 x dinners

  • An indulgent 60 min treatment at Lux Spa & Wellness /
    60 min Kinesiology & Nutrition session

  • 60 min workshop with success mentor Melonie Taylor

  • 60 min Pilates session

  • 60 min Personal Training session

  • 60 min yoga session

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


Day 1

  • From 12noon Check in anytime from 12pm, arrival at Great Ocean Road Resort and tour of the facilities

  • Leisure time to explore Anglesea or use any of our facilities including indoor heated pool, tennis court or fully equipped gym

  • 6pm - 7.30pm Welcome dinner & mocktails / cocktails with your other retreat guests and retreat host Emily

Day 2

  • 8am Meet at Riverside Juice Bar for coffee, juice, fresh fruit and bliss balls

  • 8.30am Guided beach walk with Emily Hayward

  • 9.30am Pilates session with Emily Hayward

  • 10.30am Brunch at our onsite restaurant The Coast

  • 11.30am - 12:45pm Mums - Arrive at Lux Spa & Wellness prior to spa treatments

  • 11.30am - 12:45pm Teens - Group nutrition, kinesiology and crystal session with Jo

  • 1pm - 2pm Lunch, leisure time, free use of Resort facilities including indoor heated pool, gym and tennis court

  • 2pm - 3pm Personal Training - Group Boxing session

  • 3pm Freshen up / relax and leisure time

  • 4pm - 5pm Mother & Teen workshop with Melonie Taylor - "Emotional Resilience for Navigating the 21st Century"

  • 5pm Mothers & teens prepare for PJ Movie Night

  • 5.30pm Group drinks - sparkling / mocktail on arrival

  • 6pm 2-Course Dinner at The Coast

  • 7pm Movie to start and dessert served

Day 3

  • 7:45am Yoga session with Amanda

  • 9am Breakfast from the juice bar

  • 10am - 12noon Leisure time

  • 12noon Group farewell and check out

Please note the above schedule is a sample only. Schedules may vary depending on selected retreat dates. 


Total cost for Mother & Teen $2,450.00

Additional Child $850.00

Payment plans available. 

The maximum number of guests for this retreat is 10. Make an enquiry below to secure your place. 

Terms & Conditions

  • 100% payment is required at time of booking to secure your spot in this Wellness Retreat. Afterpay available. 

  • For cancellations with at least 30 days notice, payment is only transferable for a future Wellness Retreat. 

  • Payment is non-transferable in the event of cancellation within 30 days. Payment is non-refundable*.


*Payment is fully refundable if the Wellness 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 Wellness Retreat.


"Rise Up" Mother & Teen Retreat

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