Its Time – lean in, listen up, can you hear it?
That small voice inside you saying, “Its Time ….. Its Time …… Its YOUR Time” its time do something for yourself.
Something that will change your life, and also change the lives of others. Isn’t this what you have been working towards all these years? Its Time.
You can join us on a life changing journey to follow your dreams and become a professional and confident Retreat Facilitator using our Vibrant Facilitator Training Program

We also happen to be holding it in tropical paradise at

Poinciana Resort and Retreat Centre in North Bali

START TIME – please arrive by 3pm on the 1st of June 2021 for 5pm introductions

FINISH TIME – 12pm on the 7th of June 2021

(You can also join us for our Bali Venue and Activity Recce taking place 7 – 14 June 2021 straight after this training. This would be helpful if you plan to run retreats in Bali, more details below)

This training will focus on our 4 P’s of Success

Purpose, Positioning, Planning and Practicalities 

In 2021 you could be preparing to host your very first retreat, feeling confident and calm, but also excited using the information and support gained from attending this very special training.

What I want people to experience through this training

 Professional, value for money training that gives you real world tools, not fluff

Meaningful and flexible material that meets everyone’s needs

Valuable information interspersed with down time, yoga, dance, meditation, swimming and spa time 

Content that touches your heart and has you excited for the future

How I hope people feel during and after this training

Excited and enthusiastic about the possibilities

A growing sense of clarity and confidence about their future direction.

Supported to take the next steps in the right direction.

Warm and fuzzy about how they will feel when running their own retreats

Connected to their passions and strengths

Optimistic about their ability to pull it off

The feeling that transformation is taking place, that their mind is clear and their heart is full

Challenges we will address

  • Just how to go about starting to run retreats

  • Clarifying the content – people tend to have too many ideas or not a teachable modality and this immobilises people

  • Scheduling, pricing and promoting retreats

  • Risk Management in terms of avoiding losing any money

  • Legalities and insurance

  • Confidence to take the step into the unknown (aka the most exciting this you will ever do!)

Imagine using all of your years of training and skill development to support your highest good and also to share your knowledge and inspiration with people who need it. There are not many careers that offer these kinds of rewards, travel, fun, adventure, personal and professional growth and financial reward, just to name a few. This training may also be a tax deductible expense, just ask your accountant. 

This training is potentially a pathway to time, location and financial freedom

This Training is for you if

  • You have tried to run your own retreats however they just haven’t turned out how you would have liked, or they haven’t made the money you thought they would

  • You love to travel and you have something to share with others in a retreat, but you just aren’t sure how to go about starting

  • You have an audience already through something you teach for example writing, art, yoga, massage etc. and you would like to expand your services to also run retreats. You can Save time and energy by teaching to a group instead of one to one. 

  • You’re ready for a life change but feel kinda depleted and would like some help to gain motivation and inspiration about a new career direction

  • You want to find locations and activities that compliment what it is you teach. So if you teach aromatherapy, of course heading to a lavender farm or perfumery to learn how to blend scents would work perfectly. Also I can think of several destinations that would lend itself to such a retreat including France and Egypt.  

  • You don’t know how to structure the administration of retreat ie how to take bookings and payments etc. how to get all of your necessary systems in place for a smooth and easy booking process for you and your clients. 

  • You’re concerned about finding the right type of insurance and making sure you have all the legal documents and disclaimers you require. 

  • You’re excited at the prospect but don’t know where to start.

This training is not for you if

  • You do not have a simple understanding of social media platforms in particular Facebook and Instagram. Although basic information about how to use social media for marketing is included in your facilitator training, it is expected that you already have Facebook and Instagram accounts and know how to use both of these platforms.

  • If you think you will have a website designed for you. Website development requires specialist skills not covered in this training. We will discuss what to include on your retreat webpage but your training will not incorporate the building of a website. If you do not have a website alternatives will be discussed for how you can advertise and take bookings for your retreats, and affordable build it yourself website options will also be discussed.

  • Likewise this is not a how to start a small business training so will not include naming your business, ABN, business name registration, taxation implications or anything else associated with starting a small business this is purely a Retreat Facilitation Training Program. If you have an existing business though we will look at how you can incorporate retreats into this.

  • If you think retreats are a great way to have an all expenses paid holiday, this training is definitely not for you. Running retreats is a very rewarding occupation, however with reward does come work, if you are just looking for a free holiday there may be easier ways, (if you find one please let me know). 

  • You don’t have any time to invest into your passion project and you are hoping it will just sort of manifest on its own.

  • If you think you will be an overnight success and be able to quite your day job in a matter of months, you may be in for some disappointment. It took me 5 years to build my business to the point where I am totally supported financially by the running of retreats, (and sightseeing tours). In general it takes around 3 years for a new business to become self sustaining depending on the amount of time and energy you have to invest. For the first 5 years of my business I also studied and worked and part time.

Meet Tammie

Hi and welcome! I like to think of myself as an innovator and creator of amazing, successful retreats and training’s for women who want to run retreats.

I am a Australian-based Counsellor, Yoga, Mindfulness and Nia Dance Teacher, Retreat Facilitator and  Training Coach.

I am the founder of Vibrant Women. A job that enables me to pursue everything that makes my heart sing.

I have been running retreats for over 8 years now and have developed a successful model for  the planning, marketing, administration, facilitation and evaluation of retreats. These are the skills I will share with you to save you lots of tears.

I look forward to supporting you to follow your dreams. 

tammie-WR (2)


2015 – Nia Dance Teacher Training

2014 – Yogalates Teacher Training

2013 – Charles Sturt University – Masters of Social Work

2005 – Southern Cross University – Bachelor of Social Science Majoring in (Human Services and Counselling and Mediation)

1996 – QLD TAFE – Dip of App Science – Human Services

Your Investment in Your Future! Prices are in AUD

Twinshare Pool View Room with shared living space in 2 bedroom villa  – $2150 (4 people to a villa. You will share a bedroom and a bathroom with 1 person and the living space with another 2 people) FULLY BOOKED

Twinshare Pool View Room – $2350 (2 people in a studio room) 1 LEFT

Single Pool View Room with shared living space in 2 bedroom villa- $2550

(2 people to a villa) 1 LEFT

Single Pool View Room – $2750 (1 person studio room) 1 LEFT

Single Beach View Room – $2950 (1 person studio room) 1 LEFT

(A $750 deposit is required within two weeks of booking, with the remainder being paid two months before the start of the training. Alternatively you can commence a payment plan. Please note payment plan incur a $100 fee.)

*Does not include flights

Shut the front door! Sign me up right now!!

*If you are unsure if this training is for you, feel free to book a complimentary 30  minute telephone chat with Tammie to discuss – just email to schedule a time. 


Please arrive by 3pm at the latest so you are here in time for introductions and welcome drinks at 5pm by the ocean. One cocktail included per person, canapes and then dinner at 7pm.
After dinner – Opening Ceremonies – several opening ceremonies will be explored so you have a few to choose from for your retreats.
“Follow your dreams and use your natural-born talents and skills to make this a better world for tomorrow” ~ Paul Watson
8am Gentle stretch class to start your day (Optional 45 mins)
9am Breakfast
10 – 1pm Workshop – The Retreat Planning Process – clarifying your target audience, defining tangible outcomes, developing a cohesive theme and scheduling your retreat program, includes morning tea.
1pm Lunch
2pm Onwards – Dreaming and Integration – training’s are often very taxing on the mind. It can feel overwhelming when you are receiving a lot of information. During this training the afternoons are kept free purposely for you to be able to plan, dream, swim, integrate, nap, wander, have a massage and just enjoy the possibilities of all this new intention for you life. We need to actually create space for the magic to happen. 
Dinner 7pm
After dinner chat and chill session in the Zen Bar
“Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality” 
Jonas Salk
8am Gentle Tia chi and Meditation (45 mins) 
9am Breakfast
10 – 1pm Workshop – Retreat Practicalities –Choosing a venue and finding a location, group size, meals, the best time to hold your retreat, , costings and budget, equipment, transport, hiring other people, includes morning tea.
1pm Lunch
2pm *Optional Activity Cultural Tour – Visit a local family compound and explore the connections between spirituality, family and nature.
7pm Dinner
After dinner – Movie Night
All our dreams come true, if we have the courage to pursue them” ~ Walt Disney
*Optional early morning sunrise boat trip
9am Breakfast
10 – 1pm Workshop – Building Your Tribe – including creating online platforms, storytelling and writing blogs, connecting to your clients, building your mailing lists, creating newsletters and follow up programs, includes morning tea.
1pm Lunch
Free time to rest, massages, swim, reflect and integrate – *Optional waterfall visit
7pm Dinner
After dinner optional guided relaxation
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
Harriet Tubman 
8am Nia dance class
9am Breakfast
10 – 1pm Workshop – Retreat Administration – How to take bookings, cancellation policies, options to minimise financial risk, insurance and disclaimers, feedback and testimonials, includes morning tea
1pm Lunch
2pm  Working Party – covering anything we haven’t yet covered that you need help with.
7pm Dinner
Bonfire on the Beach – Fire Ceremony
“Your dreams are what define your individuality. They have the power to give you wings and make you fly high” ~ P. V. Sindhu 
9am Breakfast
10 – 1pm Workshop – Groupwork – managing difficult situations and people, groupwork process, managing fear, maintaining professionalism and self-care, includes morning tea
1pm Lunch
Free afternoon, last chance to get those spa treatments in! Tammie will be in the Zen Bar all afternoon if you want to pop by and hang out and ask questions or just chill. 
7pm Dinner
After dinner live music and dancing! Let your hair down girls!
“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams” ~ Ashley Smith
9am Breakfast
10 – 12pm closing comments and ceremony
12pm get ready to depart or have a relaxing afternoon if you are continuing with us on our Bali Retreat Venue and Activity Recce 7 -14 June 2020 we start that tomorrow!
“I am just a girl chasing her dreams and having an amazing adventure”
~ Madeline Stuart

The Trip Notes on this link are always the most up to date version. When booking a training in advance things regularly change, please always refer to these notes on the website as the most recent version of trip notes for your training. 

  • 6 nights accommodation 

  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners

  • Airport pick up and drop off up to 24 hours before and after the training

  • All retreat facilitator training workshops and materials

  • Optional yoga, Thai Chi, Nia dance and meditation classes

  • Half day cultural tour of the local area

  • Full use of venue including swimming pool and spa

  • Retreat Facilitator Manual

  • Become a part of our Vibrant Retreat Facilitator Community

    What is not included

  • Airfares to and from Denpasar Bali, Indonesia.

  • Australians are no longer required to pay for a visa on arrival to Indonesia, yay!! You can stay for 30 days.

  • Personal purchases

  • Travel Insurance (which is compulsory)

Our workshops are the starting point to preparing you emotionally and professionally to run your very own retreats. We like to provide you with the all the tools from the conception stage to the facilitation stage. We want to ensure you are clear about what you want to share, to find your audience, connect with them, create an amazing program, undertake the practical task associated with administering a retreat and also have in place the systems to manage bookings and payments.

With guidance from Tammie, you will learn the planning and practicalities associated with running retreats, as well as insurance and legal requirements. In addition you will start to formulate a clear and structured image of your very first retreat. You will be visioning your future life as a retreat facilitator. This is a beautiful creation process of bringing together and drawing on all of your years of training and experience and packaging it into a beautiful retreat for other people to come and share with you. This is your time to shine. 

Just some of the things we will cover:

  • Working to your strengths and passions

  • Create your own Compelling Biography

  • Target Groups 

  • Identifying Your Audience

  • Retreat themes

  • Self promotion

  • Mailing lists

  • Program outlines 

  • Naming Retreats

  • Locations

  • Tangibles

  • Scheduling

  • Pricing and profit

  • Venues

  • Equipment

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Partnership Agreements

  • How to write blog article and Facebook post

  • Registration forms

  • Booking processes

  • Payment options

  • Legal forms

  • Insurance

  • Cancellation policies

  • Other planning considerations

  • Minimising risks

  • Feedback forms

  • Testimonials

A $750 Deposit payment is due within two weeks of booking or alternatively you can commence a payment plan using our bank deposit details or papal links below. Please note that payment plans incur a $100 fee.  

Cancellation Policy – A $750 non-refundable, non transferable payment is required for this retreat. Up until 90 days before the start of the training a $750 non-refundable deposit will be retained.  For between 90 days and 60 days,  50% will be forfeited in addition to the non refundable, non transferable deposit.  For less than 60 days or for no shows the entire amount will be retained as we would have already had to pay for accommodation, transport and activities, and this money will not be returned to us.  Once the training has commenced no monies will be returned to you.  This is why travel insurance is compulsory.

To make a direct Bank Deposit please use the details below, please write your name in the reference section. You can use this to pay the entire amount or to make installments. 

Vibrant Women – National Australia Bank

BSB: 082810 

Acct No: 876225650

Swift code: NATAAU33 (for international bank transfers)

To Pay your deposit via PayPal, (credit card option a 3% surcharge applies) please use the button below.

PAYMENT PLANS – To make one off payments at a rate to suit you for direct bank deposit use the account listed above, otherwise please use the links below.

Twinshare Pool View Room with shared living space in 2 bedroom villa – $2150 AUD

Twinshare Pool View Room – $2350 AUD

Single Pool View Room with shared living space in 2 bedroom villa- $2550 AUD 

Single Pool View Room – $2750 AUD

Single Beach View Room – $2950 AUD

Poinciana Seaside Resort & Retreat Centre

~ Perfectly Natural, Naturally Perfect ~

At Poinciana, we strive to provide a balance of modern comfort with nature, tradition and style in harmony with the incredible beauty and traditional village life for which Northern Bali is well known. Our small size and seclusion gives us an intimate feel and an atmosphere of peace and tranquility… the perfect place to relax.

Just a 3 hour drive from Denpasar airport and a world away from the polluted air, overcrowded beaches, the hustle & bustle and the traffic jams of the South and Ubud, we are set on the edge of the Bali Sea against a backdrop of scenic mountain ranges, surrounded by small villages and local farms.

We offer a variety of villas and bungalows with views of the ocean, pool, garden and mountains. All our rooms are well appointed with en-suite bathrooms, hot water, air-conditioning, refrigerators and tea and coffee making facilities and cater for all, whether traveling solo or with a group. We also have facilities to cater to retreats, small conferences, weddings and other events and functions.

Relax by one of our two swimming pools, or while away the hours snorkeling among the coral reefs out front of the resort. Paddle around in our kayaks or try the massages and beauty treatments offered in Yes Spa @ Poinciana. 

Experience stunning sunrises and sunsets over the sea and fall asleep to soft, rolling waves. Dine on the terrace overlooking the ocean or in our open-air restaurant where our chefs prepare a selection of Balinese, Indonesian and Western cuisine using local ingredients where possible.

We have just one goal – to make your stay at Poinciana Resort simply natural and naturally perfect.

We have a combination of 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom pool and ocean view villas to choose from, single and twinshare rooms. The two bedroom pool view villas have a shared living space. The one bedroom villas are motel style. The rooms have been priced accordingly. All rooms have a small fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, hot water and air conditioning. 

Your transfer to and from the training is included up to 24 hour before and after the training, just let us know where and when you want to be picked up and dropped off. You can send your flight details on the Important Guest Information form which you will receive upon booking. 

Poinciana Seaside Resort and Retreat Centre is located in the regency of Tejakula, on the north east coast of Bali. North Bali is dotted with idyllic, quiet seaside villages that offer the serenity of a true retreat destination. Unlike many other parts of Bali, the North Coast remains relatively untouched by tourism and Western influence. A 4 hour drive from the airport and 3 hours from Ubud.

Far from the hustle and bustle of the South and Ubud, the beaches of North Bali, that range from white to volcanic black sand, are home to some of the best fishing, diving and snorkeling spots on the island. From secret waterfalls to the oldest temples, this little explored part of the island offers some fantastic hidden gems not written about in any guide books.

On an island that has become a retreat mecca, it can be difficult to find a unique place apart from all the others. North Bali has activities to offer that you won’t find and anywhere else on the island, as well as Balinese cultural activities to gain a better understanding and deeper insight into a society whose rituals and ceremonies have remained unchanged for hundreds of years. It’s the ideal environment in which to connect with each other, with nature and with spirituality.

Om Santi Santi Santi Om

When it comes to training, regardless of how beautiful the setting, how intriguing the workshops or how comfortable your accommodation, if the food isn’t good, that is what people will remember! Our customised group menu has been specifically designed to not only be nutritionally balanced, but one of the highlights of your event. Our retreat menu is a combination of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals as well as a number of raw food dishes. Special dietary requirements can be catered to for extra $10 a day.

Poinciana has it own day spa which is airconditioned. Massage tables are separated by a curtain or you can opt to have them in the Bale by the sea. Afternoons have been kept free during this training so people can indulge in some spa treatments. 

Experience the bliss of massages and treatments using natural oils, lotions and creams. Emerge relaxed, revived and refreshed.

Yes Spa


Price (Rupiah)

Yes Spa Signature Massage



Balinese Massage



Herbal Massage



Warm Oil Aromatherapy Massage



Warm Stone Massage



Four Hand Massage



Foot & Leg Massage

Foot, Neck & Shoulder Massage

Lower Back & Arm Massage







Yes Spa Natural Body Scrub & Massage



Yes Spa Natural Body Scrub Only



Lulur Body Celebration



Yes Spa Signature Facial



Yes Spa Deluxe Facial









Please note: 16% Government Tax & Service Fee is NOT included in the prices listed above.

Code of Conduct for Retreat Leaders

Retreat Facilitators will:

  • Respect confidentiality and sacredness of the group always.

  • Maintain a professional and respectful manner i.e. model appropriate behaviour.

  • Contribute to the group in meaningful and thoughtful ways. We are a positive group of positive women who support one another, and we won’t tolerate anything else.

  • Make space for others to contribute to the group and understand people have different opinions, it is this diversity that makes us such a complimentary group.

  • Employ active listening without interruptions, holding space for each other.

  • Support one another but do not take advantage of each other’s support, this is a mutual arrangement.

  • This is a learning environment allow people to grow at their own pace, try to focus on your learning experience and not other peoples.

  • Endeavour to consciously connect in some way with all members of the group.

  • Do not use someone else ideas without their permission.

  • Don’t agree to anything you think you cannot or would not like to do (honour yourself).

  • Try not to give unsolicited advice, (unless asked) it’s tempting I know!

  • Keep agreements you make with yourself and others.

  • Be on time for activities, paperwork, deadlines etc.

  • Speak about other participants and Vibrant Women in a positive and respectful way (or perhaps not at all) If we hear otherwise we will be sad to not have you as part of our group anymore, but we just can’t tolerate it.

  • Please do not plagiarise the Vibrant Women or Vibrant Facilitators website. This refers to copying content directly from our website for you own purposes or running retreats or tours that are the same as ours. This is our intellectual property. This includes mimicking our branding, flyers, web design, Instagram and Facebook promotions. This can cause marketplace confusion and we don’t want our brand to be confused with anyone else. Please be unique and play to your own strengths and passions.

  • Love your experience, enjoy it, embrace it, go forth and change the world!

Please complete and return your important guest information form to us 60 days before departure. Click HERE

In addition to receiving professional, practical and emotional support to run your first, (or revamp your past) retreats, we also have 3 excellent added bonuses for you.

*Bonus #1

You can continue on with us after your training to plan your very first Bali Retreat! 

*Bonus #2

Graduates of our training program become part of our supportive and growing community of Retreat Facilitators this means you will have access to our new website (currently under construction) which includes resources and contacts that only our graduates can access. You can also choose to be listed on our Graduate Facilitators Page and join our Vibrant Women Retreat Facilitator Facebook Page

*Bonus #3

Graduates of the Vibrant Women Retreat Facilitator Training are eligible to receive ongoing coaching sessions with Tammie at the reduced rate $60 (normally $80) for a 1 hour session either via Skype of phone. Other services also available you can view the list HERE *Please note this training does not include ongoing access to Tammie in terms of asking retreat related questions. Tammie unfortunately does not have time to respond to questions from retreat graduates via email, phone or facebook. We hope you understand. 

Previous Participant Testimonials

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover. ” 

Mark Twain

I mean it I’m excited sign me up right now!