FULLY BOOKED The Vision Retreat September 2018 at Graciosa Byron Bay


14-16 September 2018


Limited to 6 Guests

Do you feel there are greater possibilities for you than you are currently tapping into? Do you need guidance creating a pathway forward to ensure your vision becomes the reality you desire? This Vision Retreat is for women at a creative crossroads. Women looking to build a deeper, more aligned reality for their life, work and wellness.

Shannon Fricke and Jacquelyn Atkins invite you to join them at Graciosa Byron Bay (an 80 acre farm in the Byron Bay Hinterland) for an intimate weekend of reflection, visioning and crafting a life that is in alignment with your dreams. In this luscious Byron Bay Hinterland setting, you will spend the weekend being nourished by nature, nurtured by food and a beautiful group of like-minded and supportive women. Scroll down to read more….

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Praise for The Vision Retreat

‘Loved this retreat! More than expected. So wonderfully, pleasantly surprised. And the most interesting, intriguing and intelligent company I could ask for.’ Rachael Marvell Lane Swim

‘My cup runneth over. Such gratitude for the encouragement, the timely lessons and the light you all cast.’ Jasmin

‘Thank you to Shannon and Jacquelyn and everyone who attended this most extraordinary retreat. Life changing.’ Jenny


14-16 September 2018

Limited to 6 Guests. Single and Double Occupancy.

The Vision Retreat is based on the three-step foundation – See it, Feel it, Do it. From your arrival on Friday evening until departure on Sunday afternoon, you will immerse yourself in the creation process that makes a dream, a reality. You will leave Graciosa Byron Bay satiated in mind, body and spirit, and most importantly, you will have an action plan to achieve the vision you’ve created during your stay.



4.00pm Arrival

5.00pm Welcome and retreat outline

6.30pm Dinner

8.00pm Free time


7.00am Yin yoga

8.00am Breakfast by the pool

9.00am Guided meditation

9.30am Workshop 1 – See it

11.30am Free time

12.30pm Lunch

1.30pm Workshop 2 – Feel it

3,30pm Free time

4.00pm Creek walk

4.30pm Creation Circle and Energetic Alignment

6.00pm Special creative guest

7.00pm Dinner with a visioning twist


8.00am Connection circle

8.30am Breakfast by the pool

9.30am 1:1 Coaching / Vision Board Creation

12.30pm Lunch

1.30pm Pack and prepare for departure


Follow up coaching session to ensure you are on track with your vision.

FRIDAY We will meet at Graciosa Byron Bay, on Friday afternoon. At 5pm we will gather on the verandah overlooking the pool and the rolling hills for our welcome gathering and an outline of what you can expect over the weekend.

Shannon and Jacquelyn will explain the foundations of Vision and why it is so important when creating the life you want. We’ll then share a nurturing meal, laughter and stories over the dinner table before turning in early to replenish after the journey.

SATURDAY Saturday morning you will be welcomed back into your body with a beautifully gentle yin yoga class held outside amongst the lushness of nature. Then a light, fresh breakfast by the pool will prepare you for your morning of exploring the first foundation, “See It”. This is the vision part of the creation process and we will start it with a short meditation by Jacquelyn to get those creative, vision muscles working! Shannon and Jacquelyn will share personal stories and support you to find a true vision for your life that is in alignment with who you really are.

Over our delicious lunch we can share our experiences and visions. Women coming together in this way of deep bonding adds so much more power to our creating process!

Refreshed and nourished, we will meet again after lunch for the second part of the creation process, “Feel it”. Many of us live our lives from the realm of mental (or mind), so this afternoon you will be guided to experience your visions by feeling them. This is the part of the process that is often overlooked but is vital in the creation process.

You will finish the afternoon session feeling the reality of your dreams.

At 4pm we will go for a walk down to the creek on the property for a creation circle. Sitting in the beauty and peace of nature, Jacquelyn will offer some energetic healing to assist in bringing you fully into alignment with the goals you have. We will share our insights from the day before returning to the house for our evening meal and lots of fun with a special guest we’ve invited along to give your visioning a whole new perspective!

SUNDAY Sunday morning will start with a connection circle followed by a poolside breakfast. Today is the action part of the day. Your dreams will never be more than dreams unless you take some action – “Do it!”

You will have a one-on-one coaching session today to focus on the steps required to bring your vision into reality. You will also create your vision boards based on the dreams that have come alive for you over the weekend. Today is a day to integrate and plan before returning home to take action! We will wrap up the weekend by 2pm.


Graciosa Byron Bay is a grand old house (built in 1900) situated in Talofa – a 4-minute drive to Bangalow and 10-minutes to Byron Bay. The house has been designed with theatre and comfort in mind. All accommodation during your stay will be single occupancy – there is one twin share option. The house has five bedrooms in total with one king bed per room. There are two bathrooms available. One with a shower and claw foot bath. The second with a shower only. The bathrooms will be shared amongst participants. The house is positioned to take advantage of sweeping rural views and enjoys a lovely breeze during most of the year. There is no central heating or air-conditioning in the house however there are fans and a roaring fireplace. The 10-metre swimming pool, nestled into the abundant garden is for the enjoyment of retreat guests.


This retreat is for women looking to dig a little deeper into their own creative process. For those at a crossroads (relationship, career change, don’t know how to move forward with goals) with envisioning a pathway forward for their life, career or wellness. During the retreat we will be focussing on the holistic aspects of alignment – touching base with the mind, body and spirit – and so we are looking for women curious about embracing these aspects of themselves. Women who understand that it takes a degree of ‘going in’ before they can craft a ‘coming out’ pathway forward. Women who are looking to be nurtured. And heard. Women looking for some time out and R&R amongst the abundance of nature. If this sounds like you, we’d love you to join us.


The closest airport to Graciosa Byron Bay is the Ballina/Byron Gateway Airport approx a 20 minute drive south of the property. The Gold Coast airport is approximately 45 minutes drive to the north of the property. Both airports offer hire cars. Ballina airport has a taxi service and both airports offer a number of private bus companies who can drive you directly to the property if you prefer to be without a car. We will not be leaving the property during your stay. If you’re hoping to explore the region we recommend hiring a car. Whilst Graciosa Byron Bay is close to Bangalow, we don’t recommend our retreat guests walking on Bangalow Road. If you need any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


The cost of the retreat is $1749 which includes 2-nights accommodation (Friday and Saturday), 2 x breakfast, 2 x lunch, 2 x dinner including delicacies from the Byron Bay region. All tuition. Two one-on-one coaching sessions. A light yoga class. Energy meditation sessions. And a surprise guest.

We are offering an early bird price of $1549 available until 30th June 2018. Please contact us directly at [email protected] if you are bringing a friend as we offer a ‘friends special’ (20% off the price for two at both the early bird and full price). Please pop VISION RETREAT in the subject line of your email. And if you have any questions or need any further details please don’t hesitate to contact us.




“Women heal each other when they’re together, then they can go out and heal the world”. Danielle La Porte

Life Purpose Coach Jacquelyn Atkins is passionate about empowering women to find the answers, support and action they need to realise the life of their dreams. A natural healer, Jacquelyn’s career has spanned from physiotherapy to energy healing, positive living co-ordinator and holistic life coach. She thrives on the ability to help people function at their optimum level in all facets of their life. A communicator at heart, she loves collaborating and sharing her wisdom of holistic wellbeing and intuitive guidance with groups of women. She’s led intimate group tours to southern France and Uluru; held meditations and workshops for women searching to connect with their true self. As well as her international coaching business, Jacquelyn also works with US coaching academy Wisdom of the Whole, where she inspires women in their pursuit of a holistic coaching career. Jacquelyn has lived in Byron Bay, Australia’s healing epicentre, for the past 16 years. She travels globally for her work and is based part time in Europe.

Website www.jacquelynatkins.com

Instagram @jacquelynatkinslifecoach

Facebook @jacquelynatkinslifecoach


Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Howard Thurman (author, philosopher, theologian, educator, and civil rights leader)

For over 20 years, creative entrepreneur Shannon Fricke has been designing homes driven by the mantra – a life lived with love, sensuality and an open-heart is a life better lived. A home designed with your individual creativity in mind is more than a home – it’s a heart centre. Creating from the heart and understanding the effect energy has on your space has driven all of her work as creative director for the diverse range of projects that sit under the Shannon Fricke brand.

Shannon’s work as an interior designer and stylist has been captivating readers across the media landscape in Australia and around the globe. Her work  regularly appears in magazines and newspapers such as as Home Beautiful, Inside Out, Country Style, Real Living, Elle Decoration UK, Elle Decor Denmark, Marie Claire and Bolig Liv. Her dedicated community of design followers have tuned into her work on Channel 10’s The Living Room. She has presented over 60 episodes of the award-winning design programme HOME on the LIfestyle Channel as well as Postcards from HOME and House Guests.

Her books, Sense of Style: Colour and Sense of style: Space have been translated into Dutch, Danish, Spanish, Finnish and Chinese. Her latest book, How To Decorate has been published in Australia and the USA through Penguin and Random House.

Shannon is co-owner of Newrybar Merchants – a collective of local, creative artisans and purveyors of fine goods from the Byron Bay region and beyond. Alongside her co-merchants, Shannon has created a unique environment, enabling customers to experience rustic charm effortlessly blended with sophistication within a beautiful and unique retail space.

Shannon’s passion however, is working with women at a creative crossroads. Through her workshops, retreats and one-on-one mentoring, she offers an inspiring and nurturing environment for women to realign with their truest creative voice and shares the spirit healing and wellness tools needed for vibrancy, focus and clarity for their life, work and wellness purpose. For many years she hosted the How To Decorate, Building Your Brand and Styling 101 workshops in her hometown of Byron Bay. These workshops seeded many new and exciting creative businesses and passions for the women who attended.

In 2017, she co-hosted the Creative Immersion retreat on the picturesque island of Lemnos in Greece and the Remember Your Story workshop alongside international photographer and coach, Carla Coulson. Her interest and education in spirit healing modalities, energy wellbeing and psychology coupled with her understanding of the principles of design have seen her carve out a unique offering in the lifestyle and wellness space. She consults to companies on how to use all facets of design to improve energy and wellbeing in the home and the workplace. Healing tools and product defines her own home and lifestyle brand, Shannon Fricke Heart and Home. In 2018, Shannon achieved a long held dream – turning her family home, Graciosa Byron Bay www.graciosabyronbay.com.au into a spirit wellness retreat.

Instagram  @shannonfricke @shannonfrickealign @graciosabyronbay



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