Melbourne Mother AND daughter
school holiday retreats

10 - 12 April 2022
sold out. please register your interest to [email protected]

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Get ready for the ultimate Beautiful Minds retreat in Melbourne. Lawson Lodge Country Estate is situated in the picturesque Macedon Ranges and set on over 60 acres of rolling hills and golf fairways, this unique retreat is surrounded by stunning bush land and National Park, with amazing views of Mount Macedon.
 
Luxury accommodation, healthy, whole and energising food, yoga, meditation, long walks in nature, essential oils, music, dancing, bonfires and more…
 

Our three day retreats are sacred places which means strictly no technology. That means you leave your phone behind, put yourself on airplane mode and step into our calm space for rest, renovation and reconnection.

Working with our team of certified trainers, you will be looked after from the moment you step onto this exquisite property with our famed eleven-star service. 

Beautiful Minds have helped make Australian families – happier, stronger and kinder for almost two decades.

For peace of mind, come spend some time with us.

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reconnect with your daughter

NEW FRIENDS
MUSIC
INSPIRATIONAL SESSIONS
YOGA
ACTIVITIES GALORE
POOL AND SAUNA TIME DURING FREE TIME
LAUGHTER
BE IN NATURE
BONDS THAT LAST FOREVER
SUPERVISED BY OUR INCREDIBLE TEAM

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Arrival time is 3 pm on the first day with departure being at 10 am on the last day.

What is included:

  • Luxurious accomodation. 
  • A Gratitude Journal
  • Mentoring and sessions with the Beautiful Minds team covering mental fitness, effective communication, reconnection with yourself and each other, stepping out of our comfort zones with joy and laughter, letting go of fear or obstacles holding you back, setting intentions, harmony in the home and so much more
  • Healthy meals. Our Chef serves up scrumptious dishes that are healthy and delicious. Gluten free if required
  • A raw cake cooking class with education for healthier eating to promote gut health
  • Yoga classes, essential oils and evening meditation  to support sound sleeping
  • Nature bathing and time to read a book under a tree
  • Swimming during free time
  • Digital detox
  • New friendships to cherish forever

 

Venue

27 Lawson Rd, Macedon VIC 3440

Terms and conditions & FAQ's

Situated in the picturesque Macedon Ranges, 45 minutes from Melbourne and set on over 60 acres of rolling hills and golf fairways, this unique retreat is surrounded by stunning bush land and National Park, with amazing views of Mount Macedon.

All meals are included. They are organic, healthy and gluten free (plus delicious!)

Yes. This gorgeous experience has been designed for mothers and daughters to reconnect and spend some quality time together. 

  1. Please come comfortably dressed.
  2. Bring warm clothing for the evenings.
  3. Loose exercise gear for the yoga classes and walking adventures.
  4. Swimming togs and a towel.
  5. A hat and SPF.

The retreat accomodation format is twin share for all rooms. Please contact our team if you have any special requests, eg 3 attending (2 daughters and a mum)

This retreat is PERFECT for anyone with anxiety. We are understanding and supportive of anyone who has anxiety and will equip you will tools and tips to help you shift past this. This retreat is all about helping you to self soothe and a perfect tranquil environment to relax and take time out from the busy city life. You will leave this retreat feeling restored and balanced. A gorgeous way to get back to nature and in touch with who you are.

We will have our Beautiful Minds CEO Marina Passalaris and National Operations Manager Tracy Bunney facilitating the entire retreat. We will also have the staff and educators at the retreat. 

Tickets to our events are non transferable to another date and are non refundable. You may gift or on-sell your ticket to the registered date of the event. You are not able to get a refund for this event. If you are living in an area that becomes closed  due to COVID and you are unable to cross the border to get to the venue, then we can move you into another date. If you live in any state and the retreat is going ahead but you choose not to attend due to COVID, you will lose your place and we will not be able to move you to another date due to changing your mind.

 If you are living in an area that becomes closed  due to COVID and you are unable to cross the border to get to the venue, then we can move you into another date. We do not offer refunds but can do a ticket transfer as we appreciate this is a situation out of our hands. If however you live in NSW and the retreat is going ahead but you choose not to attend due to COVID, you will loose your place and we will not be able to move you to another date due to changing your mind. 

Yes. We have Public Liability Insurance coverage with a highly reputable Australian provider.

Our award winning programs have been given the tick of approval from the Department of Education. That is why we are the sole, content providers for the My Diary school diary’s that are distributed to just over 1.5 million Aussie school students. We are the pioneers in these courses as we launched Beautiful Minds 13 years ago. There was nothing like this back then and we have continued to grow and expand. Today, Beautiful Minds is Australia’s leading provider of educational workshops for preteens, delivering sessions to thousands of girls annually.

All of our content has been created by our experts at Beautiful Minds (please see our educators page) and our team of psychologists. We work with our Board of Advisors, psychologists and parenting experts to regularly update all of our content. We also support headspace as our charity partner and this helps us ensure we are up to date on all relevant facts relating to mental health. Trusted by our International partner brands, you know your child is getting the best when she attends a Beautiful Minds workshop.

Tickets to our events are non transferable to another date and are non refundable. You may gift or on-sell your ticket to the registered date of the event. You are not able to get a refund for this event. If you are living in an area that becomes closed  due to COVID or you are unable to cross the border to get to the venue, then we can move you into another date. If you live in any suburb and the workshop is going ahead but you choose not to attend due to COVID, you will lose your place and we will not be able to move you to another date due to changing your mind.

We see incredible results from our one day courses but we at Beautiful Minds do not view them as a one day course. We set the course up as a mentoring program and then encourage all our students to stay in contact with us after the course. Students can sign up to our online program which has informative videos covering a range of topics which keeps your child feeling supported long after the course wraps up. Our educational videos act as an incredible support system for both parents and teens. We also offer after care with any of our psychologists if your child needs additional support.

With our preteen workshops, teen girl workshops, retreats, online programs and after care support, we are here to ensure we support your daughter from the age of 8 right up to when she turns 18 years of age.

We take the work we are doing at Beautiful Minds very seriously, we are dealing with young lives and so we ensure that our course plus after care options deliver outstanding results.

Yes they do. This is important to ensure we only hire and work with educators that we can trust.

Every course is overseen by our Founder Marina Passalaris who is on hand throughout every session to address any needs that arise.

This is a personal choice. We have many girls that attend our courses on their own. Yes, they are nervous at first but within the first 30 minutes, they are relaxed and loving it. It is always more fun if they attend with a friend or sibling.

To ensure of an intimate setting we take no more than 35 students per course.

If we feel that a young person needs further after care and support after our courses, we will contact the parents and engage with them, discussing steps that need to be taken in order to get maximum results.

Yes. We have Public Liability Insurance coverage with a highly reputable Australian provider.

Comfortable clothing, lunch and a big smile!

If you feel that your daughter is going through friendship issues, needs some confidence and tools to deal with overwhelm, then we are happy to have her join this workshop. We ask you as the parent to make that call.

 

If your daughter is having issues with her friends and has not yet started her period, she will benefit from this event. If however, you know as a parent that your child is very mature, we would suggest enrolling her into the teen girls events instead. Again, we do ask the parents to make this decision.

Yes, if you require an invoice, please send us the details on how that needs to be made out to and our team will action this for you so you can get the funding.

No, our one-day events do not qualify for this due to the length of the program.

Yes. With all the dietary requirements each child has, please ensure your child is not hungry on arrival of our events and has lunch, water and a hat for their day.

 

Our team are equipped to support children in the mainstream school system. If you are concerned about if this is a suitable product for your child, we would prefer you email so we can discuss you needs prior to booking your child in. 

No. Our events are strictly a technology free day and we ask you as parents to respect this. Our team will be checking this at the door. If your child needs it to contact you after our event, the phone is to be handed into our team at the start of the day and it will be handed back to your child at the end of the event.

 

Our events are non-refundable and non-transferable. When you select the date you want to attend, our company has secured your place for that event date. If you are unable to attend we do not offer a ticket exchange as a result of a change in your personal circumstances.

No. Our events are for preteen girls aged 8 – 12 only. This is a safe space for children to open up to their peers.

We do not tolerate children who swear and are rude or aggressive to our staff or other guests at our event. A young person will be sent home if:

  1. A child hits another student
  2. Swears at our staff or at our guests
  3. Is caught bullying another child