yin and pins retreat

August 20 - 22
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3 days, 2 nights of total self care & restoration

We are all called to rest… yet many of us simply don’t know how or can’t find the time. Which is why the time we do carve out for self nourishment needs to be deep and potent. Join us for this 3 day immersion into daily acupuncture, yin yoga, meditation and stillness as we show you how to restore on a cellular level. Using diagnostics and treatments from Traditional Chinese Medicine and neuroscience we give you the tools and the time to create deep and personal rituals that will last the rest of your lifetime.

Who’s it for?

This weekend is for men and women, mums and dads, couples or solo travellers who want a few days of rest and total rejuvenation. With a focus on creating time, space, rituals and habits around self care this weekend is particularly helpful for those who want guidance on how to make these practices a regular part of everyday. You’ll leave with handouts, your own pins and the tools to read your own body and treat yourself when you need to balance your own energy. 



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sample itinerary

Friday 20th
Arrival and check in at 3:00pm
 – Welcome ceremony and movement

Chinese Medicine and self diagnosis workshop

– Dinner

Evening: Yin/Pins Journey

Saturday 21st
Morning: Yoga & meditation
                 – Brekkie
Afternoon: Rituals, habits and how to self nurture workshop
                   – Light lunch + free time

Evening: Yin and Pins Nidra Journey
                  – Dinner

Sunday 22nd
Morning: Pins Masterclass + bushwalk

                 – Closing Ceremony
11:00am – Checkout

Room Options

Our home for the weekend is Bundara Farm in Berry NSW, just 2 hours from the Northern Beaches. This stylish country oasis offers the perfect bush, luxury setting to relax and restore.

*ask us if you need a payment plan or don’t see a room that meets your needs, we can help

**Pricing is per person

$1699 per person
Cottage Twin Room Share


$1499 per person
Triple Room Share


$1499 per person
Bunkbed Twin Room


your guides

Melissa Kitchen

Deeply inspired by the shamanic and indigenous masters she learns from, Mel brings the physical body, mental body and energy bodies together to create teaching experiences that reach every level of the human experience. Mel has studied yin yoga with all 3 of the masters who brought it to life in recent years completing over 200 hours in yin specific qualifications. Mel has studied the subtle body and meditation with Himalayan masters, shamanic masters and Buddist masters. She brings a weave of modalities from all traditions to empower students with the latest advances in modern neuroscience coupled with ancient wisdom from across the globe.


Martine Looijschelder

Martine has a Bachelor of Health Science, an Advanced Diploma Traditional Chinese Medicine and is a certified Vedic Meditation Teacher .She has 14 years of experience as an acupuncturist and herbalist. Massage and yoga were the first natural therapies that captured Martine’s interest, and she went on to study them extensively in Australia and India. It was the experience of being cured by acupuncture in five treatments, after years of searching to cure a chronic neuro-muscular problem in her arm, that inspired Martine to discover more about acupuncture as a solution to chronic pain and disease.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What’s included:

All organic meals(+ snacks, coffee, tea) each day, 2 nights accomodation, all classes and workshops

What’s not included:

Your travel to and from Berry, NSW

What type of food is it:

Retreat is a time to deeply nourish the body through wholesome, ayurvedic meals designed to support health and inform us how to be sustained all throughout the day. Meals are organic, vegan with additional protein options upon request. Gluten free and any allergies are easily catered for; just let us know!



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