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Boxes of wellness for all

June 15, 2022 BY

Surf Coast resident Kate Williams started Retreat Yourself from a vision to create a healthier and happier world.

Life is busy and finding the right people, products and support to help you live a holistically healthy life can be a challenge. Retreat Yourself was created to tackle exactly that.

Started in late 2015 in a little Torquay beach shack by Surf Coast resident Kate Williams, Retreat Yourself was born with a vision of creating a healthier and happier world; by encouraging self-care and a holistically healthy approach to life.

Retreat Yourself does this by providing customers with all the tools to create a life of wellness, including products, resources, people, activities and information, all packaged up in a multi-sensory, interactive, colourful and beautifully presented ‘retreat in a box’.

And because, as humans, our wellness needs differ with the changing seasons, the team at Retreat Yourself releases a brand new box every three months, delivered straight to your door on the first day of each new season for the ultimate at-home self-care experience for yourself or someone else.

Seven years on, Retreat Yourself has now shipped out more than 200,000 retreat boxes to women across Australia, sampled over two million Australian and NZ owned wellness products in their boxes, and now calls the West Coast Business Park home, employing up to 30 locals per year.

Retreat Yourself boxes also include a specially created playlist to support the theme of the box, as well as a 36-page ‘Retreat Guide’.

 

Each of their seasonal boxes start at $70* and include over $200 of full sized Australian and NZ owned products, providing a platform for lesser known but wholeheartedly deserving brands to find their way into the hands and homes of Australian women. The meticulously curated boxes feature products from brands which focus on hair care, skin and body care, lifestyle and home products, healthy food products and beauty essentials, all with a focus on ‘better for you’ ingredients and considered manufacturing processes.

The products sit alongside a dedicated booklet to provide information about the beautiful brands, the people who are behind the different products, why the products have been created and how they can help you live a healthier and more fulfilled life.

And because living a holistically healthy life includes much more than just the products you use on a day-to-day basis, the box also includes a specially created playlist to support the theme of the box, as well as a 36-page ‘Retreat Guide’ providing interactive written and video activities such as journaling, yoga and meditation.

Right from the get go, Kate vowed to include a huge amount of love and passion in every single box, which those who have received a Retreat Yourself Box before will vouch for.

And now, with husband Andrew and many of Kate’s Torquay-based family and friends also contributing to the business, as well as her 18-month-old boy Charlie often running around the floors of the warehouse, it’s become a true family affair.