Shine – 5 Day Creative Life and Arts Business Retreat

Bookings for this retreat have closed. To go on the waiting list for the Spring retreat or organise a custom group email Give your creative life and arts business the chance to truly Shine in 2016 and beyond.

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Let me welcome you to my peaceful coastal community of South Golden Beach in the divine Byron Shire of Australia’s Northern River’s region. This 5 day arts-business and creative life retreat is the ultimate opportunity to polish all areas of your creative life and launch into a shining 2016. Be inspired by the creative vivacity and natural beauty of the vibrant Byron Shire of North New South Wales Australia. Home to world class festivals, galleries and a swathe of Australia’s top creative talent, Byron Shire is the place to take time out from your day to day and give your creative passion and arts business the focus and attention it deserves. Overlooking the Brunswick River water system and a few hundred meters down a bush track from miles of pristine beach my home will be our retreat base.


  • Be expertly guided through a 5 day arts-business, creative career and life review.

  • Develop a personalized strategic plan designed to guide you to new heights of career success and creative satisfaction in 2016.  

  • Connect with the rich cultural life of the Byron Shire and surrounds and fire up your own creative passion with specially selected arts experiences.

  • Treat yourself to a holistic retreat experience, understanding that a thriving creative life is best built on a foundation of optimum health and wellbeing.

  • Embrace creative flow Yoga sessions, an invitation to bring balance to your life and business.  

  • Celebrate the Byron ethos of eating organic, local and low food miles with included vegetarian meals and gourmet tasting plates.

  • Embrace this ethical and local eating philosophy with our dining out adventures, designed to let you explore not only the local foodie passion but also this beautiful region.

  • Explore the uber creative world famous Byron shire with a local creator and arts professional.

Gather in an exclusive and focused group of arts industry professionals and make 2016 your year to truly shine. Balance dedicated business time with creative inspiration and local insider foodie and cultural gems. Be energized by this rare opportunity to take a step back from daily operations and a step into your optimum 2016 creative life. Local Arts - Arts-Business and Creativity Retreat Beautiful Byron - Arts-Business and Creativity RetreatLocal Food - Arts-Business and Creativity Retreat Creative Northern Rivers -Arts-Business and Creativity Retreat


Only 5 rooms and a maximum of 8 spaces available. AU$295 non refundable deposit secures your place. All prices based on single occupancy.  AU $199 discount per person for shared accommodation. AU$1799 double with shared bathroom (x 2) AU$1899 queen with shared bathroom (x 2) AU$1999 king with private ensuite (x 1)

Included in your package

  • 4 nights accommodation in a private room
  • Daily seasonal fresh and local produce grazing plates
  • 2 x gourmet vegetarian breakfast
  • 2 x gourmet vegetarian lunch
  • 3 x gourmet vegetarian dinners
  • 5 x half day strategic arts business and creative life planning highly personalised group sessions including current business/career operations and vision review, 2016 social media and marketing strategy, strategic 2016 planning, trouble shooting and masterminding
  • 1 x private post retreat 1 hour 1 on 1 session
  • 3 x Creative Byron Shire experiences seasonally tailored to group preferences which may include activities such as hands on workshops, local artisan markets, specially selected performances or visits to local world class cultural landmarks
  • 2 x creative flow morning yoga sessions

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Terms and Conditions
*airfares not included
*retreat packages are non refundable but fully transferable
*all participants must have travel insurance including cancellation coverage, we recommend you get coverage as soon as you pay your deposit
*visas and entry taxes not included
*as the retreat includes skills and professional development if you are earning an income from your creative work or expect to over the financial year 2015/2016 you may be eligible to claim retreat costs.  If this could be you consult your accountant.
*finer details subject to change
*AU$295 non refundable deposit secures your place
*4 part payment plan available
*Meals not included 2 X breakfast outings advised budget $20 per meal, 1 X lunch outing advised budget $30 per meal, 1 X dinner outing advised budget $65 per meal
*Minimum 3 people to run

Check out the 2016 Retreat Schedule Here! – Shine-2016-Retreat-Schedule

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Some of the nice things people are saying about working with Christina and for more from other creatives about her arts-biz workshops check out the Left of Centre page.

Christina’s work is excellent – she has an energy and a clarity and a great creative mind that can see possibilities and potential in all kinds of things.” Janet Swain, Song Dynasty – Dynamic Music Projects Thank you Christina for your time and caring attitude and keeping me on the Creative Biz track!! – Rochelle Sommerfield – Mixed Media Artist

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