Dare to Love: Women’s Wellbeing Retreat



Dare to Love: Women’s Wellbeing Retreat has been designed for YOU to slow down and take time out for yourself in a fun, safe and supportive environment.

The price includes, food, activities and accommodation

When: June 9-11, 2017

Location: Solitude Retreat 3376 Nerang-Murwillumbah Rd, Natural Bridge Qld 4211 (approx. 50 minutes from the Gold Coast )


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Why this will make a difference to your well-being

There are so many reasons why it is important to take time to focus on your relationship with yourself, transform any resistance that you may have, so you can start to trust YOURself around your life. A few of them include –

  1. Start to end the struggle with your true self. Ever feel like you are never enough when it comes to love or connection, you are working long hours and your health is suffering or you are not worthy of being your true self? During this retreat you will learn the tools of inquiry, mindfulness and meditation to help unravel resistance around your true self. “He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened” ~ Lao Tzu.
  2. Albert Einstein said it so well, If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got”. Subsequently, if we want change to happen in our life, we have to change (yes sometimes that is easier said than done, which is why we have to re-claim our courage). And remember –“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely” ~ C.G. Jung.
  3. By reflecting and identifying what gives life meaning, you can start to trust yourself more and increase your wellbeing and start flourishing more. However – no-one can do it for you. YOU have to do the work and that is why we have created this retreat to support you to live in the arena (of life)

Who will benefit most from the Dare to Love: Women's Wellbeing Retreat?

Do you find yourself holding yourself back in life?

There are many ways you can hold yourself back. Some examples of where you could be holding yourself back include in –

  • your emotional health (i.e putting off looking after yourself),
  • your career (i.e. not going for that job promotion you would like or sharing your knowledge),
  • your business (i.e scared of expanding or creating a new business product),
  • your physical health (i.e. letting your exercise and wellbeing needs fall of the radar),
  • your communication (i.e. by not speaking your truth as you don’t see your value),
  • your finances (i.e. overspending or underearning),
  • your relationships (i.e. not investing time with people for fear of rejection and/or disapproval),
  • your community (i.e through not sharing your talents and sharing your knowledge within the community).


Wondering if it would work for you?

This retreat is for you if you are ready to –

  • invest 2 nights and at least 48 hours to yourself and your own potential,
  • allow yourself to be open to trust the learning experiences I create,
  • commit to standing up for yourself and your vision, rather than hiding in the background,
  • stand up for what you can do, rather than what you have been told you can’t, and
  • create and start to lead a more aligned life (linked to your strengths and desires).

It is about you closing the gap between identifying what you truly want and what you are actually able to do.

In other words, the retreat will be beneficial for you if you are ready to commit to yourself, be honest with your own desires and are discover the courage to genuinely engage in your life.

What am I going to get from the course?

As part of the Dare to Love: Women’s Wellbeing Retreat, you will be given the opportunity to –

Connect with Your Actions:

  • Understand the personal challenges you face as a woman with money and the various ways to manage them,
  • Start to create trust within yourself as well as a team of trusted people,
  • Develop clarity around your natural strengths and how to use them as allies, and
  • Identify new ways of behaving that will lead to more alignment, congruence with your needs and who you are.

Connect with Your Head:

  • Develop a growth mindset,
  • Discover your most important values and start aligning your professional and personal life to them,
  • Start to unravel limiting money beliefs that are holding you back and creating resistance in your life,
  • Take time to focus and envision the future.

Connect with Your Heart:

  • Develop the ability to keep calm, focused and flexible in an ever changing world,
  • Start to increase your self-compassion and practice forgiveness,
  • Increase self-awareness and self-mastery,
  • Examine the role of “emotional intelligence” and money,
  • Be reminded about the ability to trust and ways to trust your intuition.

Connect with Your Voice:

  • Bring your empathy to your communication and relationships
  • Understand your personal boundaries and how to implement them effectively,
  • Start recognising the role judgement plays and how we process information,
  • Practice ways to speak clearly and with higher levels of compassion and kindness.

Start to Create and Lead an Aligned Life:

  • Develop a plan for your finances based on your intentions,
  • Be invited to inquire in to your money beliefs and stories, 
  • Discover how to practice mindfulness (both formal and information practices),
  • Have time to sleep, eat nutritious fresh food and rejuvenate,
  • Connect with a group of like-minded women.

What's included in the retreat?

  • Two nights shared accommodation at the Solitude Retreat at the Gold Coast.
  • Your breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Solitude Retreat.
  • To help you embrace your courage and focus on you, you will receive a Dare to Love workbook.
  • To deepen your self-awareness and self-knowledge, we will be facilitating inquiry, mindfulness and meditation workshops that have a focus on money.
  • Jane and the facilitators are passionate about supporting you lead a meaningful life and flourish, so will be there to support you throughout the retreat!
  • At the completion of the Dare to Love: Women’s Wellbeing Retreat you will receive a goodie bag to take-away.
What will you receive at the retreat? 

The retreat really depends on YOU and what YOU are hoping for! Jane will check-in with you prior to the retreat to help make your intentions happen. In saying that, you will more than likely receive –

  • build greater self-awareness in relation to your money behaviours,
  • gain insights in key money skills and techniques,
  • increased emotional awareness and resilience,
  • increased ability to relax and greater connection to your true self,
  • improved self-compassion and self-acceptance,
  • evidence-based strategies to cope with short and long term stress (i.e. mindfulness) so you can live in flow,
  • strategies to deal effectively with difficult conversations and increase mindful communication,
  • ability to recognise your triggers when it comes to money so you can adapt accordingly,
  • unconditional support from Jane (this is a definite!),
  • fresh nutritious food (another definite), and
  • increased connection with like-minded women.

Location and time

Where: Solitude Retreat 3376 Nerang-Murwillumbah Rd, Natural Bridge Qld 4211 (approx. 50 minutes from the Gold Coast)

Time: 1 pm on the Friday (9th of June) until after lunch on the Sunday (11th of June)

Accomodation details

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Solitude Retreat offers share accommodation used as specialized living quarters and designed to cater to groups, the headquarters sleep 22 people and consist of two en-suites, a bathroom and five restrooms, which are fully catered for with healthy nourishing meals.

There is no television or telephones at Solitude Retreat but all other modern comforts that are required for a relaxing getaway are on offer. Solitude Retreat is just 30 minutes south of Nerang or 45 minutes west of Surfers Paradise and just 30 min north of Murwillumbah.


This is a draft itinerary and is subject to change.
Friday 9/6/17
1.00pm  Arrive at Solitude Retreat
1.00pm – 4.00pm Settle in to rooms
4.00pm – 6.00pm Welcome and Workshop
6.00pm – 6.30pm Relax before dinner
6.30pm – 7.30pm Dinner
7.30pm – 9.00pm  Connecting time and/or relaxation
Saturday 10/6/17
6.00am – 7.00am     Mindfulness Activities
7.30am – 8.30am     Breakfast
9.00am – 12.00pm   Workshops
12.30pm – 1.30pm    Lunch
2.00pm – 5.30pm    Workshops
6.00pm – 7.00pm     Dinner
7.00pm – 8.30pm     Connection Activity
Sunday 11/6/17
6.00am – 7.00am   Mindfulness Activity
7.30am – 8.30am    Breakfast
9.00am – 12.00am  Workshops
12.30pm – 1.30pm  Lunch
1.30pm – 2.30pm   Time to Pack-up
2.30pm – 4.00pm   Check out, then thank you’s, feedback and evaluation

Group numbers

In order to ensure an intimate gathering, there s a maximum of 12 women.

Instructor's Biography

Jane Taylor is the Owner/Director of Habits for Wellbeing.

Jane’s mission is to help women change the way they see themselves by supporting them to reclaim their power and embrace their gifts through coaching and education so they can live in alignment with their true selves and make their contribution –

“Discover Your Courage to Be Yourself…

One Habit at a Time.”

Jane is the creator of CEO of You, CEO of your Finances and Wholehearted Academy – an online community for women who are ready to find the time and courage, to release what is no longer serving them, so they can discover the truth, freedom, love and joy within their life. Rumi puts it like this – “What you seek is also seeing you.” and the Tao the Ching – “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.”

Jane was born in the Hunter Valley of NSW (Australia) and many of her earliest memories relate to tennis. Jane was given a tennis racquet for her fifth birthday and picked up tennis quite easily. One thing led to another and all of a sudden Jane was playing tournaments and doing quite well.

At 15, she won the National 16 & Under Singles Title and a few weeks later the National 18 & Under Singles Title. Jane was selected to go to the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra (Australia) and then travelled the world playing tennis for 10 years.

On the outside, it appeared like she was doing well, however personally Jane had a lot of health issues whilst playing tennis – including viral meningitis and a herniated disc in her L4/L5 lumbar region. Jane struggled to cope with everything that came with being a tennis player (like fame and travelling the world) not to mention leading a harmonious life as she often felt something was missing. However, Jane did learn a lot about life and the diverse world we live in.

In 1994, Jane reached the 3rd Round of the Australia Open Singles Event (and was featured on A Current Affair), which was the pinnacle of her tennis career. After winning 10 International Tennis Federation Singles Events, a shoulder injury finally ended Jane’s tennis career at the 1997 US Open. Jane struggled with this transition – not only with not knowing what to do, but also because she felt tennis was the only thing people would talk to her about and now that was gone. Jane also wasn’t great at expressing emotions or being totally truthful and honest with herself with what she wanted (for a variety of reasons) and Jane totally wanted out of life.

Jane ended up going to university and graduating as a Health and Physical Education Teacher (with Hons). At the completion of university Jane moved to the Gold Coast (Australia). Besides the amazing weather and being by the beach, the main reason Jane moved away was because she wanted to reinvent herself and not be known as the tennis player anymore.

Jane went on to complete her Masters of Education Studies and taught as a health and physical education teacher for nearly three years, which she really enjoyed. Jane volunteered for a telephone counselling service and then went on to work in a national mental health and well-being initiative called MindMatters for 7 1/4 years. During that time, Jane delivered over 450 events to approximately 11200 people on leadership, mental health and well-being, including working with a number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia.

In August 2008, Jane found herself in a silent meditation retreat. This retreat changed her life. Jane woke up and realised that everything she was searching for from the outside world, was actually within her already! Since that experience – Jane has been more committed to taking better care of herself and removing the masks she had worn and accumulated over the years, and become a more authentic, present, loving and honest person not only for other people, but also towards herself.

As she continued to embody her experiences in life, Jane has done a lot of reflecting/inquiring and to be honest, Jane wouldn’t change a thing. Not the injuries, the abuse, the self-hatred, loneliness, anger, the focus on striving and achievement, the thoughts and beliefs of “I’m not good enough”, “I’m not worthy of love, connection or belonging”, the perfectionism or that other people’s opinion of her are more important than her own.

Jane wouldn’t change any of them – not because she wants to go through them again, but because those experiences have helped her learn the lessons she needed to learn and they have given her the confidence and insight to share her message. Every single one of those experiences has helped her to realise we are so much more than our physical identity or who we think we are.

As she has found the courage to be her true self, she feels aligned to be able to support other women to “Discover Your Courage to Be Yourself… One Habit at a Time”, which is what Habits for Well-being is all about.

Jane’s formal qualifications and memberships-

Masters of Educational Studies at Griffith University with Academic Excellence (GPA 6.5), 5 Masters of Guidance and Counselling subjects at the University of QLD, Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Health and Physical Education at the University of Newcastle with Honours, Diploma of Life Coaching, Certificate IV in Life Coaching & Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) with the LCA, Certificate IV in Small Business (with the LCA), Certificate IV in Assessor and Workplace Training, Certificate IV in Management and Team Leadership. An Accredited Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation.



How much does the Dare to Love: Women’s Wellbeing Retreat cost?

The retreat costs $1095. It includes food, activities and accommodation.

How old must you be to participate in the retreat?

You must be 18 years or older to register.

How can I ensure confidentiality?

Jane is a qualified life and business coach and abides by the International Coaching Federation’s Code of Conduct. Confidentiality as a group is also discussed at the retreat to try and ensure that everyone is comfortable.

Do you offer refunds?

No- all sales are final on digital products and programs. We do not offer refunds.

Restrictions and guidelines

Participants must be 18 years or older to register.

Refunds and cancellations

No refunds or cancellations available.


Not applicable- this retreat is being held on the selected dates ONLY.

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