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We know you're here to find out more about us, but before we tell you that, we’d like to talk about you.

Yes, you.

Seeing as you’ve found your way to our site, we’re going to guess that you’re our kind of person. Someone we’d love to hang with and become part of our awesome community.

We’re going to guess that you’re the type of person who is strong, caring, passionate and kind.

You work so hard at what you do, often not making enough time for you.You’re the kind of person who puts everyone else first. You wear your heart on your sleeve and feel things deeply.You have BIG dreams and plans – which we have no doubt that you will achieve (if you haven’t already). We’ve got to say it - you’re pretty awesome and you’ve done some pretty cool stuff!

But regardless of all of this, there are moments where you doubt yourself, and moments where it all feels a bit too much.

Your to-do list never seems to end, the smallest worries sit on your shoulders like a heavy weight and you feel like you’re often juggling too much. You end up beating yourself up for the slightest hiccups and whilst you’re running around like a headless chicken; you feel like you’re not doing enough.

And sometimes, this makes you feel like you’re not enough.

The thing is, you’re not alone in this. There are many other people feeling the same.We’re living in a world that is continually speeding up. We’re presented with so many conflicting priorities. We're told that we need to 'do this', 'have this', 'look like this', 'be this', and sometimes, it all gets too much.We're more digitally connected than ever; we have iPhones, Facebook and everything in between, yet we're feeling more isolated than ever. Feelings of disconnection are familiar to most.

We hear you. We understand. We've been there too.

This is why Retreat Yourself was born; to inspire you to look after yourself and prioritise YOU.

We want you to see that there really is magic in every moment and that if you just take a bit of time to step back and prioritise your own health and happiness, life will become easier.And not only will it become easier, it will become more enjoyable.

You'll start to feel a little lighter, you'll have a spring in your step and a sense of confidence that starts to ooze from every cell of your body.

Retreat Yourself is so much more than a box of products that you get to try (although, that's pretty awesome too!).

It's a reminder from you, to you, that you are worth every minute you spend on you.


Our Vision

Our vision is to inspire you to believe in yourself. To be strong and prioritise your own health and self care. We want you to enjoy every moment, and become the happiest version of you.

Our Mission

We provide you with the tools you need to create a healthy, happy & fulfilled life. This includes our seasonal boxes, magazine, community, support & so much more!

Our Promise

We promise to always do everything with love and care, and always put you first. We promise that we have your back before anything else.

Our Impact

We are impacting women across the world; inspiring them to lead healthier and happier lives, creating better relationships and a ripple effect of love and kindness across the lives of others.

Our Vision

Our vision is to inspire you to believe in yourself. To be strong and prioritise your own health and self care. We want you to enjoy every moment, and become the happiest version of you.

Our Mission

We provide you with the tools you need to create a healthy, happy & fulfilled life. This includes our seasonal boxes, magazine, community, support & so much more!

Our Promise

We promise to always do everything with love and care, and always put you first. We promise that we have your back before anything else.

Our Impact

We are impacting women across the world; inspiring them to lead healthier and happier lives, creating better relationships and a ripple effect of love and kindness across the lives of others.


Meet the crew!

KATE WILLIAMS

FOUNDER, DAYDREAMER, ACCIDENT PRONE ADVENTURER

KRISTY MCKINNON

BRAND MANAGER, SPREADSHEET MASTER + TEAM SNACK GATHERER

KATE WILLIAMS

FOUNDER, DAYDREAMER, ACCIDENT PRONE ADVENTURER

KRISTY MCKINNON

BRAND MANAGER, SPREADSHEET MASTER + TEAM SNACK GATHERER

ALEX JONES

COMMUNITY MANAGER, SKILFUL SOCIAL MEDIA-ER AND OFFICE LAUGH ENCOURAGER

KIAH LUCEY

PHOTOGRAPHER, SUN SEEKER + QUEEN COMPLIMENT GIVER

ALEX JONES

COMMUNITY MANAGER, OFFICE LAUGH GATHERER + AVID

KIAH LUCEY

PHOTOGRAPHER, SUN SEEKER + QUEEN COMPLIMENT GIVER

JODI ENGLISH

DESIGNER, CREATIVE WIZARD + COLOUR ENTHUSIAST

ARIE

OFFICE MORALE LIFER, SASSY SNUGGLER + PROFESSIONAL BALL CHASER

JODI ENGLISH

DESIGNER, CREATIVE WIZARD + COLOUR ENTHUSIAST

ARIE

OFFICE CUDDLER, SASSY SNUGGLER + PROFESSIONAL BALL CHASER

Meet the crew!

KATE WILLIAMS

FOUNDER, DAYDREAMER, ACCIDENT PRONE ADVENTURER

KRISTY MCKINNON

BRAND MANAGER, SPREADSHEET MASTER + TEAM SNACK GATHERER

KATE WILLIAMS

Founder, daydreamer and accident-prone adventurer

KRISTY MCKINNON

Brand Manager, spreadsheet master and team snack gatherer

ALEX JONES

COMMUNITY MANAGER, OFFICE LAUGH GATHERER + AVID

KIAH LUCEY

PHOTOGRAPHER, SUN SEEKER + QUEEN COMPLIMENT GIVER

KIAH LUCEY

Photographer, sun seeker and queen compliment giver

ALEX JONES

Community manager, skilful social media-er and office laugh encourager

JODI ENGLISH

DESIGNER, CREATIVE WIZARD + COLOUR ENTHUSIAST

ARIE

OFFICE CUDDLER, SASSY SNUGGLER + PROFESSIONAL BALL CHASER

JODI ENGLISH

Designer, creative wizard + colour enthusiast

ARIE

Office morale lifter, sassy snuggler and professional ball chaser


And our incredible warehouse team, who pour so much love into every box...

And our incredible warehouse team, who pour so much love into every box...



A bit about Kate's story

"I came up with the idea for Retreat Yourself when I found myself in the corporate industry after 9 years of working, volunteering and traveling around the world. Because of the things I’ve seen and experienced, I think I had a different perspective of life, which allowed me to notice some major flaws in the health industry and also in the way we’re living our lives.

The flaws I noticed in the health industry was that it’s very much focused on food and fitness as the main road to wellness, with a lot of focus on aesthetic changes being a measure of health. Of course food and fitness are a necessary component of a healthy life, but it is not the whole picture. Total health includes the condition of your mindset, it’s how you manage your stress, it’s how you calm down after a busy day at work, it’s how much sleep you’re getting, it’s your perspective, it’s the way you feel about yourself and the people around you.

I also noticed the skyrocketing rates of anxiety, depression and stress, and the lack of anything much being done about this from a health and lifestyle perspective. It seemed so backwards that in the third world countries I’d lived and worked in, the percentage of people experiencing these kinds of health concerns were minimal, yet in parts of the world where we literally have everything at our fingertips, no one seemed satisfied or content.

I also recognised how fast things were moving and how much pressure there was to “be this,” “look like this,” and “have this”. There is so much demand on us to perform every minute of every day and we just haven’t been doing anything to adapt except trying to keep up! Our minds and bodies were not built for this kind of pressure and to be quite frank - living this way is unsustainable and the statistics back this up! Living in fight or flight mode is the new normal and feeling stressed, anxious and unfulfilled is not uncommon for most.

I wanted to create a product that wasn’t just a ‘product’, but actually had a hugely positive impact on someone’s quality of life. Something that encouraged them to slow down and pause for a moment to refill their cup, that helped them find more happiness, fulfilment and a sense of wellbeing in the hustle and bustle of this modern world. Something that gave them a way to ‘retreat’ from the chaos of daily life, without having to spend $1000’s to go away on a health retreat or months of planning.

I also wanted to create a brand that encouraged people to think outside of the box when it came to health, and to make minor improvements across multiple areas of their life, resulting in a dramatic increase in their overall sense of wellbeing. Because ultimately, health is a vehicle that provides you with the energy to live your happiest life.

Initially I wanted to start a coaching business to work with people (women in particular) around creating a healthy work life balance, building self-confidence and getting a good handle on their health and wellbeing in a holistic sense, so I left my corporate job, studied Holistic Nutrition, Personal Training and started a website/blog.

But this wasn’t enough, I wanted to reach people on a MASS scale. I kept thinking of the idea of sending a ‘retreat in a box’ to people, where they’d get to discover products that would act as tools to living a healthier life and also had information inside that almost acted like a ‘coach’, educating them with life hacks and ways to look after themselves. I then wanted to create an experience around this and build a community to support these ongoing lifestyle changes.

I’d seen the subscription box model around and loved the idea of promoting products created by others who had also quit their 9-5 or secure salary to start their own business and also other brands who had an aligned vision, so when the idea for Retreat Yourself came to me I pretty much wrote a business plan that day and never looked back.

Retreat Yourself is my baby and every day I wake up excited and fulfilled knowing how many peoples lives we're touching with every box."

WHY & WHEN?

A bit about Kate's story

 

"I came up with the idea for Retreat Yourself when I found myself in the corporate industry after 9 years of working, volunteering and traveling around the world. Because of the things I’ve seen and experienced, I think I had a different perspective of life, which allowed me to notice some major flaws in the health industry and also in the way we’re living our lives.

The flaws I noticed in the health industry was that it’s very much focused on food and fitness as the main road to wellness, with a lot of focus on aesthetic changes being a measure of health. Of course food and fitness are a necessary component of a healthy life, but it is not the whole picture. Total health includes the condition of your mindset, it’s how you manage your stress, it’s how you calm down after a busy day at work, it’s how much sleep you’re getting, it’s your perspective, it’s the way you feel about yourself and the people around you.

I also noticed the skyrocketing rates of anxiety, depression and stress, and the lack of anything much being done about this from a health and lifestyle perspective. It seemed so backwards that in the third world countries I’d lived and worked in, the percentage of people experiencing these kinds of health concerns were minimal, yet in parts of the world where we literally have everything at our fingertips, no one seemed satisfied or content.

I also recognised how fast things were moving and how much pressure there was to “be this,” “look like this,” and “have this”. There is so much demand on us to perform every minute of every day and we just haven’t been doing anything to adapt except trying to keep up! Our minds and bodies were not built for this kind of pressure and to be quite frank - living this way is unsustainable and the statistics back this up! Living in fight or flight mode is the new normal and feeling stressed, anxious and unfulfilled is not uncommon for most.

I wanted to create a product that wasn’t just a ‘product’, but actually had a hugely positive impact on someone’s quality of life. Something that encouraged them to slow down and pause for a moment to refill their cup, that helped them find more happiness, fulfilment and a sense of wellbeing in the hustle and bustle of this modern world. Something that gave them a way to ‘retreat’ from the chaos of daily life, without having to spend $1000’s to go away on a health retreat or months of planning.

I also wanted to create a brand that encouraged people to think outside of the box when it came to health, and to make minor improvements across multiple areas of their life, resulting in a dramatic increase in their overall sense of wellbeing. Because ultimately, health is a vehicle that provides you with the energy to live your happiest life.

Initially I wanted to start a coaching business to work with people (women in particular) around creating a healthy work life balance, building self-confidence and getting a good handle on their health and wellbeing in a holistic sense, so I left my corporate job, studied Holistic Nutrition, Personal Training and started a website/blog.

But this wasn’t enough, I wanted to reach people on a MASS scale. I kept thinking of the idea of sending a ‘retreat in a box’ to people, where they’d get to discover products that would act as tools to living a healthier life and also had information inside that almost acted like a ‘coach’, educating them with life hacks and ways to look after themselves. I then wanted to create an experience around this and build a community to support these ongoing lifestyle changes.

I’d seen the subscription box model around and loved the idea of promoting products created by others who had also quit their 9-5 or secure salary to start their own business and also other brands who had an aligned vision, so when the idea for Retreat Yourself came to me I pretty much wrote a business plan that day and never looked back.

Retreat Yourself is my baby and every day I wake up excited and fulfilled knowing how many peoples lives we're touching with every box."



Our Manifesto

 

We believe that life is to be enjoyed, that there is magic in every day, waiting to be unlocked.

That you are here to make your mark, in your own unique way. Successful on your own terms.

That the answers are right in front of you, whether you see it or not.

We believe that you deserve to love your body. You deserve to flaunt your quirks. You deserve to be the healthiest, happiest and most fulfilled version of you.

We believe that one day you’ll realise that happiness is within you, not outside of you.

You deserve to prioritise you.

You deserve to Retreat Yourself.

Our Manifesto...

We believe that life is to be enjoyed, that there is magic in every day, waiting to be unlocked.

That you are here to make your mark, in your own unique way. Successful on your own terms.

That the answers are right in front of you, whether you see it or not.

We believe that you deserve to love your body. You deserve to flaunt your quirks. You deserve to be the healthiest, happiest and most fulfilled version of you.

We believe that one day you’ll realise that happiness is within you, not outside of you.

You deserve to prioritise you.

You deserve to Retreat Yourself.

Our Manifesto...

We believe that life is to be enjoyed, that there is magic in every day, waiting to be unlocked.

That you are here to make your mark, in your own unique way. Successful on your own terms.

That the answers are right in front of you, whether you see it or not.

We believe that you deserve to love your body. You deserve to flaunt your quirks. You deserve to be the healthiest, happiest and most fulfilled version of you.

We believe that one day you’ll realise that happiness is within you, not outside of you.

You deserve to prioritise you.

You deserve to Retreat Yourself.