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Welcome home, sister ~

I'm so glad you're here. It brings me pure joy to introduce the Self & Sisterhood Retreat ~ supporting you to truly come home. It's time. Lean into the village that is sisterhood. Wholeheartedly make space for your nurturing and nourishment. 

The retreat bubble allows us to connect with one another in such a deep and authentic way. This retreat is an opportunity to soften into the feminine. We're making space for you to slow down and do less. To laugh and to cry in a safe cocoon. To be brave in vulnerability and share your truth. To see and hold your sisters through the same. 

I encourage you to watch the video of special moments captured from the Wholeness Retreat in May (different location), for a little insight of what to expect ~ slow, gentle, soft, nourishing. It's time, sister.

The location
Mount Martha, Vic

The Peninsula Chateau is a beautiful property set on over 2.5 acres of breathtaking land. Professionally styled, this haven is inspired by a luxury lodge nestled in the French Alps. The Chateau has an indoor wood fireplace, a pool and heated hot tub, and is presented with quality furnishings and linen for your ultimate comfort.

Retreat Facilitators


~ Host ~

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My name is Alicia ~ I'm a Women's Circle Facilitator, Yoga Teacher, Reiki Practitioner, Postpartum Doula, and the Founder of Samvida. I'm a lover of slow living, honouring the seasons, creating warm inviting spaces, and living true to myself. My offerings on the retreat will include sister circles...

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~ Co host ~

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I’m Crystal, Intuitive Healer, Massage Therapist and Yin Yoga Teacher. My focus for life right now is connecting back to our earth, restoring the planet and nourishing our spirits with whole foods and supportive human connection. You’ll find me at the retreat providing...


Life is all about enjoying food... right?

I truly believe that immense joy & pleasure can be experienced through eating your food! So you can absolutely guarantee an abundance of delicious, nourishing goodness to fill your tummy.

The weekend will bring you wholesome spreads at mealtimes, beautiful artisan bakery goods, and treats made with love to enjoy in between. Lunch and dinner will be catered by the wonderful team at Mr Curtis, a Mediterranean inspired eatery in Mount Martha.

What to Expect

Arrival & Departure

Starts: Friday 20th Sept, check-in between 3:30pm - 4pm

Ends: Sunday 22nd May, 10am

The Peninsula Chateau, Mount Martha, on the Mornington Peninsula Victoria.


Who is this for?

This is for all women, of all ages and walks of life. It's an opportunity for you to slow down, fill your cup and experience deep, meaningful connection (we all need a little helping hand from time to time) ~

What will you gain from the experience?

The weekend will provide plenty of time and opportunity to rest, soften, feel, heal, connect, make beautiful friendships, and be warmly and wonderfully nourished. It is our mission to send you home with less weight on your shoulders, and a more profound connection with yourself and other women.

What is included?

  • Accommodation for 2 nights (Fri-Sun)

  • All meals & snacks

  • Sister circles

  • Yoga/meditation

  • Energy/sound healing

  • Slow feminine practices

  • Time in solitude

Retreat Testimonials

"What a beautiful weekend! Every moment at the retreat was so carefully planned

and the attention to detail was so thoughtful. Alicia did such of wonderful job of helping us to

reset and restore our minds and bodies with beautiful meditation and yoga practices. The food was delicious and filled our bellies as well as our souls. The property was stunning and I came home feeling a sense of calm and peace. Thank you so much Alicia 💗"


"The retreat I attended with Alicia began with a gentle arrival of all the guests, we settled in and got to know each other over some amazing locally prepared gourmet food. It was a huge highlight of our healing (good nourishment and flavours). The evening, a sound bath and meditation to settle us in for the first night - the rest of the weekend was complete relaxation and comfort with no pressure to fulfil any tasks and just go with the flow with each other as we naturally felt. Saturday was filled with Reiki, nature walks, sauna and more AMAZING catered food for our delight. The food, the delicate attention to detail, loving support and time for introspection and comfort of everyone was so inspiring. I felt myself really connect to the sisters Saturday night during a heartfelt dinner and share. What a blessing it was to be invited into such a loving held space by Alicia. Sunday morning was led by an emotional closing circle and reflection for each sister which really brought home for me the meaning of community and sisterhood. Alicia is a loving, gentle and considerate facilitator, leaving nothing out! I would love to be at another event. Such a gift and receiving for the soul 💚"


"I always leave Alicia’s events with my cup full, so when she announced her retreat I knew I had to go and I’m so glad I did. There is something so special about being away with a group of likeminded women. We were able to connect, share, relate, cry, laugh, cook, prepare and eat together in such a wholesome way. The two days was filled with circles, yoga, healing and so much more. Self-care and prioritising your wellbeing always seem to take a back seat but this retreat was something I could do for myself and it was so worth it. I would definitely recommend Samvida’s retreats."

Rooms Options

  • Bedroom 3 ~ Private queen room w/ ensuite

  • Bedrooms 4 & 5 ~ Private queen rooms w/ shared bathroom

  • Bedrooms 6 & 7 ~ Bunk room x 4 spaces, shared bathroom + powder-room​