Samadhi Retreat – Media and Articles

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Natural Health Magazine

Asia Spa Magazine

ARTICLE TITLE: Finding inner strength at samadhi Retreat ~ writer Sheriden Rhodes

Edition January/February 2013 ~ The Feel good Issue

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The Financial Review magazine ~ Aug 2012

The Age Traveller

Blissful affair of the harp

Asia Spa Magazine

ARTICLE TITLE: Asia’s Top 10 Spiritual Retreats

Asia Spa Magazine 

ARTICLE TITLE: Asia’s Top 10 BurnOut Retreats ~ No: 3

“At Samadhi Retreat in Australia’s stunning spa region of Daylesford, the modern-day problem of professional burnout is tackled with a focus on one word; balance. Samadhi’s counsellors and therapists believe that finding balance between giving and getting, stress and calm, work and home life is the key to a healthy lifestyle and outlook”.

Good Health Magazine 

ARTICLE TITLE: SPA TONIC, Rejuvenate body, mind & soul at Australia’s premier health spas, by Michael Gebicki

“Located close to Daylesford, the spa capital of Australia, Samadhi takes the concept of personalised service to a whole new level. It’s strictly one at a time – whether the ‘one’ is a group, couple or just you, which means a program of treatments, massages and therapies tailored exactly to your needs in the interests of better health and quality of life.

In the expert hands of hosts Annah, a skilled practitioner with extensive experience in the beauty and day spa industry, and Wayne, a meditation instructor, healer and practitioner of therapeutic guided imagery and healing, many guests describe their experience at Samadhi as transformative.

Mud, seaweed, ginseng, mandarin rind and salt are some of the elements that are conscripted in the various treatments but Samadhi is a mind-body-soul approach, with meditation high on the agenda as well as massage.

Decor throughout is a blend of east and west, from the Oriental Bathhouse to the plasma TV and therapeutic beds with alpaca doonas in the two self-contained guest suites. Treatment packages range from half a day to the nine-night Optimal Health Retreat.”

New Idea  

ARTICLE TITLE: Retreats that turn back time – Rediscover the younger, less-stressed self at these Aussie Health Retreats

“An authentic Oriental-style health retreat with luxurious accommodation including a deck overlooking a Buddha Garden, spa, organic meals and one-on-one treatments. You can choose from weekend, mid-week or weekly stays, or if you haven’t got time, try a day stay.

The ‘Professional burnout retreat’ offers rest, and body therapies to reduce stress. Try the hydrotherapy mineral spa with massage, or a rejuvenating facial. You’ll feel ready to create the life you want and to make some positive changes, rather than feeling that life is out of control.

Most guests say it’s a life-changing experience, and before leaving Samadhi Retreat they’re given advice on how to maintain their wellness back home.”

Spa Australasia, Vol 18

Samadhi Spa Retreat

“This private rejuvenation / meditation style retreat, set in Spa Country, Victoria, hosts couples and small groups. Annah & Wayne Mirananda share over 15 years professional health and wellness experience, blending a retreat holiday experience with healing therapies and a balanced lifestyle concept.

Wander through the Asian style courtyard to enter the Oriental Bathhouse where guests can enjoy treatment packages, drawn from healing traditions of East and West including massage, Reiki and Chi healing, meditation, naturopathy, aromatherapy, reflexology, wraps, scrubs, and hydrotherapy spa. Muds, mineral water and herbal extracts are the basis of Samadhi’s unique treatment blends prepared on site. Samadhi is not just a retreat, but a Divine experience! “

Scoop Traveller, Victoria & Tasmania  

ARTICLE TITLE: “Three Steps to Heaven”  

“Samadhi Spa & Wellness Retreat is a Peaceful sanctuary of healing situated at the pretty village of Glenlyon, eight minutes drive from Daylesford. Exclusive and private, this architect designed retreat is guaranteed to transport guests to a state of bliss with its wide selection of rejuvenating treatments including soothing massages, body wraps and scrubs, aromatherapy, and signature treatment The Floating Lotus Experience.

Picture this: your body is cushioned on comfy pillows of warm water as Samadhi therapist

Annah Mirananda applies an invigorating bamboo & Ginseng body scrub. This is later washed away in a mineral rich hydrotherapy spa in a private Oriental Bath house. You’re then transported to cloud nine with a luxurious relaxation massage incorporating sacred white lotus flower oil before experiencing sound therapy – a deep meditative healing technique that brings about profound relaxation and a sense of inner peace, says Annah.

“I designed the Floating Lotus Experience to reflect the concept and inspiration behind the establishment of Samadhi Retreat,” says Annah.

“The lotus flower is a beautiful and sacred flower. With its roots in the mud, the lotus rises through the murky waters to blossom clean and bright – representing the enlightened being who emerges from the chaos of the world. The floating lotus is truly holistic – it touches body, mind, heart and soul.”  

Australian Gourmet Traveller

ARTICLE TITLE: “Best Health Retreats”

Samadhi Spa & Wellness Retreats, Daylesford, VIC

“Only one hour from Melbourne situated in Australia’s spa capital Daylesford, this small, private health retreat caters to only one booking (of up to six adults) at a time. The culmination of a 20 year dream for owner-operators Wayne & Annah Mirananda, Samadhi offers sleek accommodation combined with a lush day spa. Its local network of professionals deliver bespoke programs, with an excellent reputation for handling life’s tricky moments, from bereavement and loss to separation and professional burnout.”.

The Medical Observer

ARTICLE TITLE: “Rejuvenating Retreats” Summer Ed 

Samadhi Retreat, VIC

Location“The spa region of Daylesford, about one hour from Melbourne”.

Emphasis: “A luxurious and exclusive retreat for healing and rejuvenation, with a focus on both the mind and body. The retreat caters to only one couple, individual or small group at a time, so you are guaranteed privacy and personal attention. You might choose to have private yoga tuition, guided meditation, counselling sessions, or a ‘balanced lifestyle consultation’. If you want pampering or therapeutic massage, there is a very long list of treatments, including healing and balancing techniques”.

Packages“All visits are customised according to individual needs and interests. Stays are typically between three and seven days”.


BREATHE: Australian Health, Yoga & Meditation Retreats, by Michelle Bennett. 2012

The Essentials

Luxury accommodation. Gourmet organic breakfast and dinner. Guided meditation. And one wellness session of your choice.

The Essentials could be your whole stay at Samadhi Retreat – its a great  option on its own. Or you could go deeper via your choice of six unique retreat programs.

Thank you Wayne and Annah from the bottom of my heart for making me feel safe in your beautiful surrounds. To have crossed paths with the both of you couldn’t have come at a better moment.

Having arrived spent you have managed to present me the tools to be able to face the next chapter. I’ll Be Back.

Tina Arena


Reignite the spark of life in every cell of your being…


Embrace gentle self-care and restore loving balance…


Accept the challenge of embodying your whole self…


Find sanctuary in an environment of pure tranquility…


Make a fundamental shift and integrate positive change…


Shine the light of awareness on your spiritual depths…


Luxury accommodation
for singles, couples and groups.


Beautiful natural setting
in the Macedon Spa Region.


A unique selection
of treatments and activities.


Each one of our guests
receives relaxed, attentive care.


Highly trained staff
With 30 years’ experience.


A healing journey
curated especially for you.

A soul centered approach to healing

Healthy Ageing

Managing the cycles of change in life
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Spiritual Wellness

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Emotional Balance

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Loss & Bereavement

Celebrating the lives of those we love through acceptance
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Relationship Renewal

Creating better connection through loving communications
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Dreams, Hopes & Aspirations

Creating lasting change in your life through a mentoring approach
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Detox & Cleanse

Cleansing your system
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Building Self-esteem

Empowering your SELF for success
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Stress, Fatigue & Burnout

Alleviating lifestyle stresses and preventing adrenal exhaustion
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