Healthy Practice Retreat - The Connection

Healthy Practice

This is our signature 3-day all-inclusive retreat to connect you deeply to your practice, reclaim your time and give you the space to create your own healthy practice.

Tue 18th – Fri 21st March 2025

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What is the Healthy Practice Retreat?

Imagine if….
You had the chance to be surrounding by people that ‘get you’–they know your struggles and your ambitions and are there to be your support team, cheering you along all the way in a safe and trusted environment.

You had the chance to take the overwhelm out of your life. To declutter your practice, and your thoughts and spend time working on your business. Time to stop, plan and put the right things into place.

You created the ability to take time out of your business, to step away and know confidently that it will run without you there, so you can holiday, and take time off without feeling guilty and without having to come back to a mess.

You decreased all that admin you have to do, and got rid of the things you didn’t love doing, and focused on the things you absolutely love doing.

You had the chance to celebrate your practice journey so far, and continue to grow that journey forward in one of the most beautiful settings in New South Wales, where you can sit quietly to think, stroll down a country lane, be alone to dream but also be together and find strength to make the changes you need to make so you too can ensure your heart is home.

Well, what if we said we can provide all of those chances for you at the Healthy Practice Retreat.

Feel really connected to others like you, who will become your dear friends long after the retreat.

Discover the real vision sits in your soul and create a refreshed strategy for your practice journey.

Leave feeling confident and inspired, with practical knowledge and tools to keep you motivated.

When & where?


Tuesday 18th March 2025

The retreat starts on a Tuesday afternoon.


Friday 21st March 2025

The retreat concludes with lunch on a Friday afternoon.


The Healthy Practice Retreat will be located in Port Stephens, New South Wales.

Who is it for?

The Healthy Practice Retreat is for practice owners who want to get off the mouse wheel and have more enjoyment in their business journey. It is for souls who feel lost, overwhelmed or angst about their current and future situation. It is for souls who want to create greater impact without burning out, or those with an idea they want to grow and nurture.

What can I expect?

We love to bring together like-minded allied health practice owners, who want to make a difference, and want to have successful practices that allow them to do the things in life they love, whilst being financially sustainable.

And, we love to help people find their unique ways to develop their own healthy practice. There will be some challenges, and it’s not all relaxation, but it will also be a journey of purpose, confidence, ah-ha moments, and friendships.

We can see it now and have envisaged this retreat for a long time. There will be many laughs, and there may be tears of joy and relief when we find that courage or lightbulb idea or new thought that can guide us to our vision. And that is where the real transformation begins towards having your healthy practice, that builds your dreams and a future you will love.

We at The Connection believe there are 6 main elements to establishing your own healthy practice…


Knowing where you are currently at in all aspects of your practice is important to know. It gives you a base to start from and is nothing to shy away from.


Knowing your vision, and your strategies to get you there is crucial. Planning helps you be you, and not fall into old ineffective habits.

Re-enforcing foundations

Having a solid base of systems and processes in place allows you more time, flexibility and the opportunity to grow well.

Nurturing your team

Even as one person show needs assistance to create the ideal practice. A nurtured team allows trust, delegation and support for you as a practice owner.

Growing yourself

A practice is merely a reflection of yourself, and as a business owner, self-growth, resilience and the mastery of private practice ownership is a key ingredient to success.


Sharing your unique message to your team, your clients and your community is the key to ensuring your practice provides great outcomes, and allows you brand to flourish.

A beautiful, diverse, amazing bunch of people I can trust and grow with

“The Healthy Practice Retreat has been the most strategic and effective way for me to change and develop in my business and in myself. I’ve found my tribe. A beautiful, diverse, amazing bunch of people I can trust and grow with. THANK YOU for that”

Beth Taylor, Territory Hands, NT.

What’s included?

  • 3 nights accommodation in a luxury location.
  • All scheduled meals and drinks provided (breakfast, lunch and dinners).
  • A program of inspiring content that involves reflection, brainstorming, creating, planning and learning. We bring some guest speakers to help light the way for you.
  • Resources and tools to take home that will help you keep on track.

What’s the schedule?


Upon arrival at our magical venue, you will get to settle into your luxury room and explore the beautiful garden and surrounds and soak up the quietness. We will then dive straight into the good stuff, spending the afternoon setting the foundations in place for the rest of your time with us.

Tuesday Evening

You will then join the Maida Learning team, along with your fellow retreat companions for an amazing night of canapés and wine overlooking the stunning grounds.


We enjoy a breakfast before starting the day. This is a great day packed with practical content around reinforcing the healthy foundations of your practice, from finances, to team cohesiveness, to nailing your values. It’s time to do those things you put off and never get time to do because we will work through the areas we think are essential to creating a healthy practice. The retreat unfolds over three days and I don’t want to give too many surprises away, but after the first day, you will certainly feel like celebrating and we have just the treat for you with a special retreat dinner.


We again share breakfast with our fellow retreaters, before embarking on a wonderful day of creating strategy and intent, with real goals and put in place all the practical things that are needed for you to take back to your practice. This day will be about getting real about who you need to show up as, things you want to keep in your practice, things you need to shed, and what your options are.


We bring it all together. After breakfast, we keep creating and working on the practice we know we can have. By lunchtime on Friday you will have your plan in place, your own way to guide you forward and develop your healthy practice further than you thought you could. You will take with you not only written down practical steps, but inspiration and ideas shared throughout the three days from our team and also the other retreat guests who you are likely to have a real bond with by now. To celebrate the end of 3 days of amazing work, we will sit down for our final lunch together and reflect on what a wonderful few days it has been.

Friday Afternoon

To complete your stay with us have planned some optional fun activities for Friday afternoon at the suggestion from our previous guests of the retreat. Then you will be ready to make your way back home with confidence and calmness. You will be leaving us with great memories, wonderful new friendships, and clarity on how you can grow your own healthy practice to suit your wonderful life.

Before you apply, a special note

This is a really special 4 days. We want you to come along and not worry about a thing…. so we have made sure we are looking after all your accommodation needs and your meals whilst you are with us from Tuesday evening right through to Friday afternoon. So, it’s an expensive event and it’s not for everyone.

Our advice to you, even if you are thinking of coming, but are not yet sure, apply and do this early. This retreat is only for a select few and places will fill up very quickly. We don’t want you to miss out if you have an inkling that this is what you need right now.

As we mentioned we only have limited spaces available on this retreat, and we are keeping it small for a reason. We want you to feel special the whole time you are there. Really feel like you are being looked after. No-one at this retreat is going to feel like a number.


How do I apply?

Coming along to this retreat is a big bold move. It is all about taking yourself out of your comfort zone and committing to an investment in yourself and your practice. You will have to let your practice go for 4 days, and we know you can do that, because we will be here to support you.

We need to ensure that everyone on the retreat is going to support each other and that each person is ready… ready to take on this great challenge and stretch themselves. We owe it to you to make sure that everyone coming along is pretty cool and that they REALLY want to be part of this because we will be talking about some really amazing things, and sharing some amazing stories. We want everyone to feel comfortable in the group and be happy to share their amazing self, their ideas and their dreams.

Once you have completed the application form, we will be in touch with you.

I am really looking forward to this and hope you can find the courage and time to join me. You will not regret applying.

Apply here for this magical event

Members receive a 20% discount.

More for your money.

Members of The Connection receive full access to our resource library, community, and programming. Plus, discounts on events, courses, business ‘booster shots’ and a 20% discount on all mentoring packages.

Learn more about membership benefits

The Connection has built an amazing community

“Loved it!!!! It’s the perfect opportunity to get away from your business and meet with smart, hardworking and driven therapists who want their business to thrive and need the tools to do so. I also love the support that’s provided in the FB group after the retreat was over. [The Connection] has built an amazing community and I’m so grateful to be a part of it.”

Leith Stewart, Young Folk Therapy, Hong Kong

Healthy Practice Retreat
Terms & Conditions

We want you to have a great, stress-free time at this event. Part of that great feeling comes from knowing the fine print! So we have broken it down here for you:

How does payment work?

A deposit is required to apply for the retreat. If your application is successful, your deposit is deducted off your total amount owing. If your application is not successful, your deposit will be returned to you. Full payment must be made to secure your spot. Payment is required at least 30 days PRIOR to the commencement of the event. Please contact us if you have any further questions or issues regarding payment.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you wish to cancel your booking, you will need to provide this in writing to us. Your cancellation date is the date when written notification is received. Please email any cancellation notifications to Refunds for cancellations are based on the following date of cancellation:
  • On or before 13th December 2024 = 100% refund less $200 administration fee.
  • 14th December 2024 – 1st February 2025 = 50% refund.
  • 2nd February 2025 onwards = no refund.

Are flights included in the cost?

Please note the cost does not include flights – you will need to purchase these yourself. Travel insurance is also not included. This will need to be purchased by yourself. Choosing travel insurance will be at your own discretion. We recommend that travel insurance covers you for cancellations, medical expenses, and injury at a minimum, if you choose to take insurance. The Connection is not liable for any out of pocket expenses that insurance will not cover and will not be held responsible financially or in kind should your insurance or lack of insurance not cover your personal circumstances. Itinerary and other details that are published in good faith may be changed if required.

If I decide to stay overnight on Friday, are meals included?

Friday dinner is not included.

What is your COVID-19 cancellation policy?

In the event that New South Wales is affected by any federal or state government law or regulations which prohibits travel from your ordinary place of residence to the venue in New South Wales, you will be entitled to a full refund (less a $200 administration fee) subject to the following conditions: We are satisfied that at the time of requesting the refund, there is a federal or state government law, regulation, or other order related to COVID-19 in place which would reasonably prevent you from traveling to and/or from New South Wales.

Sickness: If you cannot attend this event because you have a suspected or actual case of COVID-19, or have otherwise been ordered to self-isolate or quarantine, you will be entitled to a full refund (less a $200 administration fee) subject to the following conditions: For the safety and wellbeing of all staff and guests attending this event, we ask that if you are presenting any cold or flu like symptoms including but not limited to:

  • a cough
  • fever
  • shortness of breath
  • sore throat
  • sneezing and runny nose
  • temporary loss of smell or taste; or
  • altered sense of taste

What are your COVID-19 testing requirements?

On the day of arrival you will be required to take a Rapid Antigen Test that will be provided. You may be asked to repeat this daily.

Please also advise us if:

  • anyone that you have been in close contact with has been diagnosed with COVID-19
  • anyone that you have been in close contact with has symptoms related to COVID-19
  • anyone that you have been in close contact with has recently returned from a hotspot or from overseas
  • anyone in your household is self-isolating or mandatory quarantining

What if I change my mind about coming?

If New South Wales is NOT affected by any federal or state government law or regulations which prohibits travel to and from the state, the event will proceed as planned. If you decide at your own discretion not to attend for reasons other than sickness, our normal cancellation policy applies. You will need to contact us via email at your earliest convenience to notify us of this change.

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