COVID-19 Retreat Host Update 26/3/2020

Dear Gymea Retreat Hosts,

Further to the closure of Gymea Eco Retreat & Spa due to COVID-19, we understand that these are unsettling times.  Please be assured the Gymea Retreat team is here to work through any challenges and opportunities with you, our valued and appreciated co-creators, and we will be looking to do that in a fair, practical and transparent manner.

To this point, if you are a Retreat Host who has a confirmed booking with us in the next 3 – 6 months, it is very likely that your booking will be affected by the social distancing / travel restrictions and general slow-down associated with this virus.  As such, we are pleased to offer you a 12-month window for you to rollover 100% of your booking deposit and secure a suitable and mutually agreeable date in 2021.

Please be aware that at this time the Retreat Centre is pretty much booked out for the remainder of 2020, so essentially, we are talking about rescheduling any coronavirus affected retreat booking into 2021.  This provides us / you with a number of options:

  1. If you are ready right now to reschedule your booking to a specific date in 2021, you can do so, and we would ask that you let us know your preferred timing via email:,
  2. If you are like us and feeling like you are still getting to grips with the implication and impacts of the virus and you want to take a bit more of a “wait and see approach” to rescheduling your booking, that’s absolutely fine and understandable too.
  3. If you are not sure about anything right now, and there are way more pressing issues going on in your reality that need your attention, that’s fine too, we will be here when you need us.😊

This message and our undertaking to you is sent with our intention of love, openness and empathy.  Our heart-felt thanks to our regulars for your ongoing business, and for those of you with your first retreat coming up, for trusting and choosing us as a venue.

We honour all of you and are grateful for the beautiful working relationships that have been crafted together.  We believe that we are co-creating important work in the world, improving people lives through expanded consciousness and awareness and we know that this is an important contribution to be making at any time, especially now.

We are all leaders in our various communities, and it feels important that at this time we take the opportunity to put our guidance into action in the world with one another and our various communities.

Please stay safe, look after yourselves and your tribes and we look forward to hearing from you and seeing you on the other side.

Hugs and love,

Stephen, Sonia and family xx