A School for Creativity, Consciousness & Clarity

Byron Bay Retreat

We have just announced our next Byron Bay 2020 Retreat Dates

Welcome to your ultimate indulgence of 4 days and 3 evenings of blissful immersion into conscious expansion, ancient knowledge and practices and as always, our famous food and delights. Enjoy soaking up the beauty of nature in Byron Bay, the easternmost point of Australia!!

At The Broad Place, we take incredible care and place attention to detail on the things that we feel count.

Every year we host our magnificent Retreat at Byron Bay on Australia’s East Coast and you’re invited to join us at the luscious Atlantic Byron Bay where everything will be created around our three key pillars of Creativity, Consciousness and Clarity Retreat. Our wonderful inspired energy goes into the meticulous planning in creating all our Retreats.

There is something we call the ‘Retreat Effect‘ that can occur for students, where they feel great on a retreat, then gritty and resentful once back into their home and work life. We have carefully curated this Byron Bay Retreat to not only cocoon you in nature and allow you to immerse in deep knowledge with an amazing community, but also to arm you with the tools, wisdom, and practices to allow you to integrate everything for once you return home. We feel this is vital to a brilliant experience and creating lasting change.

Our Retreats are the kinds of experiences that you will glow for months from. The grounding down, the relaxation, and the unwinding of years of stress, tension fatigue out of the nervous system are unsurpassed. The creativity, calm and feeling of joy and wonder that occurs, our students absolutely cherish.

“Now ‘life-changing’ shouldn’t be bandied around and its certainly not what I was expecting, but what I have come away with from The Broad Place Byron Bay Retreat is something deep and beautiful. I feel I have been given a very important key to creating the reality I desire” – LARA

“I could not imagine a more idyllic environment for a meditation retreat than Byron Bay and the Atlantic. The setting, the vibes, the energy there was calm, serene, creative, blissful and beautiful. The food was nourishing and grounding and absolutely delicious. That alone would’ve been enough for an amazing retreat!!  Enter The Broad Place who are some of the most kind, loving and compassionate people I have ever met. They facilitated the most inspiring retreat. I have wanting to learn formal meditation for so long and they taught it in such a way that it was not the least bit intimidating, it just felt like coming home. I have never felt more grateful that this opportunity was placed in my path. The way everything was planned flowed effortlessly and felt so supportive. I learned more than I possibly could have imagined. If there is any part of you that feels called to this, don’t hesitate. The Broad Place and Jac especially are endlessly patient, responsive, available, warm and inspiring. No matter what, this retreat will exceed all of your expectations.” – ZOE


We host our Byron Bay Retreats at our friends and students property Atlantic Byron Bay as it’s simply the best. The Atlantic Byron Bay is a lifestyle hotel. The perfect combination of location and style surrounded by swaying palm trees and the sound of the ocean. The Atlantic is the perfect getaway for couples with cafes, shops and white sandy beaches all steps from your deck. Soak up the sun on the lawn, hide under a palm tree and enjoy the balmy evenings by the fire pit. Cast off your bags and start making moments at your home away from home.


Our Byron Bay Retreat will be held on March Thur 5th – Sun 8th 2020.

We will meet on a Thursday afternoon at Atlantic from 2pm for your check-in at the Atlantic Byron Bay.  There will be beautiful teas, drinks and sweet treats to enjoy in the time you get settled, and at 5pm we will meet under the palms to enjoy a beautiful traditional Vedic ceremony. This is then followed by a Meditation Class (for those learning) or a private Rounding session.

After everyone has become grounded and centred we will share a delicious nourishing dinner cooked to Ayurvedic principles, to be held at the Atlantic in the garden around the fire, with an introduction to the program ahead by Jac under the stars with hot cups of coconut chai. Jac will host a Talk on Setting Intention, Present Moment Awareness and how to absorb the most from the experiences ahead. An early night is planned for the first evening to decompress from the travel.

Friday morning at sunrise, there will be a Yoga Class centred on energy and flow movement. After breakfast, there will be the option of attending a special Workshop with Jac on Nourishment, Your Life’s Seasons and Creating Abundancewhich includes a very special Cooking Workshop. Or you can settle yourself into the beach or a massage in town if you would prefer to skip this Workshop. Lunch you will be able to curate yourself, either ducking down the road to enjoy the many of Byron Bay’s beautiful cafes, or you can bring something to prepare at Atlantic to be enjoyed on the grass surrounded by birds, the little gecko’s and lizards.

An afternoon Meditation class or Rounding session (Rounding is an advanced practice for students who have already learnt meditation) will take place to bring everyone’s minds and bodies into alignment.

That evening a wonderful early plant-based dinner will be prepared for you to enjoy together in the gardens, with an evening stroll to the sounds of all the wildlife in the reserve by Atlantic, and then a casual evening philosophy talk hosted by Jac.

“The retreat in Byron Bay was just what I needed. It was a beautiful gift to myself to take time out, learn the Vedic Meditation technique in a beautiful setting, be nourished by good food, be enriched by Jac’s teachings, to enjoy the company of likeminded people and the company of myself in our free time. Thank you Jac and Arran for making this happen. One week later and I am already feeling the benefit in my life. I look forward to doing this again sometime soon!” – ANNA

On Saturday we head to the beach for a sunrise walk and swim, and hot coconut chai followed by a fresh and uplifting breakfast to keep everyone light and cleansed. We’ll enjoy a casual group  breakfast with before an expansive morning Workshop including key topics such as:

– Creativity and Why You Have It and How To Enhance It
– Editing-Auditing-Refining Your Life (to be empowered to be your best self)
– Creating More Flow In Your Life
– The Art Of Saying No, So You Can Say Yes

This deep Workshop will leave you with so many tools, philosophies and practices to incorporate into your life once home. Lunch on Saturday will be in your own time, somewhere in Byron, and the afternoon will involve either your Meditation Course or Rounding Workshop. Another beautiful organic dinner will be served again at The Lodge within Atlantic, prepared with absolute care, and stroll on the beach as the sun sets and an early night to bed, or perhaps relaxing by the fire pit.

On Sunday, a little sleep in will be available and then a gentle 75-minute Body, Breath and Yoga class (with a focus on how to continue a gentle practice at home) before a Group Integrated Meditation Session and Talk on Creating Ritual and Routine in Daily Life.  Brunch will be served and will be spectacular and the Retreat will wrap at midday on Sunday.

We have two types of packages available and different room options. As this Retreat is customisable to your package and room, and we have limited rooms and places available, please email Shearry at info@thebroadplace.co.uk with what you desire and we will see how we can best accommodate this.

The ROUNDING RETREAT PACKAGE for the guest and student that already practices Vedic or Transcendental Meditation where we will work on the ancient art of Rounding.

The MEDITATION RETREAT PACKAGE for those wishing to learn Vedic Meditation in this beautiful setting, you will sit a 4 session course over the Retreat for an additional $880 reduced from $1200.


– Your beautiful room of choice at the Atlantic Byron Bay, including housekeeping daily to clean your room and refresh toiletries and towels, and access to all Atlantic’s beautiful gardens, pools, dining and lounging areas for 3 nights and 4 days
– 3 beautiful breakfasts
– 3 nourishing dinners
– all Talks and Workshops
– 1 Cooking Class
– 2 Afternoon Teas with treats served
– 2 Yoga classes
– guided Rounding Tuition
– high-grade tea and coffee in the kitchens will be available for you at your leisure


If you have not yet learnt Integrated Meditation, you can do so at the Retreat with Jac, at a special reduced rate of $880 from our regular fee of $1200. There is a special energy created amongst guests when all undertaking and absorbing the benefits of Integrated meditation, and so with the intention of creating cohesion and optimal experience of this for all our guests, this Retreat is only open to those that already practice Vedic Meditation or TM, or are interested in learning and practising this Meditation on this Retreat.

The Packages do not include flights or transfers or anything not listed above. You will need to make your own way to and from the Retreat. Please also note we are happy to discuss discounts for groups that book together, but these payments must then come as a single payment. Please get in touch to discuss with us.


These rates are ALL-INCLUSIVE of everything outlined above starting from $2695. Please see our Cancellation Terms at the bottom of this page.
This is the base package for students who have already learnt Vedic or Transcendental Meditation in person with a teacher, please note if you are learning Meditation on the Retreat an additional $880 will be added to your invoice.

$1750 non-refundable deposit required to secure booking.
The remaining fees are due January 15th 2020.

Single Adult (non-sharing)
Albatross and Tropical Room – $3550
Classic Room – $3295
Coconut Room – $2995

Shared Rooms Per Adult Rate (shared, you must bring a friend/partner and only available in these rooms and these are limited)
Tropical Room – $3150
Classic Room – $2795

“The Broad Place Byron Retreat was a perfectly curated four days of meditation, workshops, rest and nourishment in one of the most heavenly places in the country. Days were structured with a balance of group work and independent time with plenty of support and guidance from Jacqui and her amazing team. The Atlantic Guesthouses was a fitting venue for this inspiring few days providing luxurious accommodation and excellent location right in town and only a few minutes walk from the beach. I came away refreshed, enthusiastic and ready to take on my busy life again but with a bit more clarity and optimism. I would love to do this one again soon!” – VIC

“I loved Jac’s talks. In fact, my advice would be to add more of them to the programme. You only had to look at the fixated looks on everyone’s faces to know that the thirst is there” – JENNY

Notes of refunds and cancellations.
The Broad Place has a policy of charging fairly high deposits when places are booked. This is to encourage participants to treasure their place, commit to their booking and reduce cancellations. While we appreciate that some participants will have genuine and difficult reasons for not being able to attend, it is impossible for us to judge whether any individual cancellation is deserving of a refund. To make things fair we do not offer refunds under any circumstances. If you have paid in full you will need to find a replacement for your place if you are unable to attend.