Alchemy Retreat Upgraded

A rite of passage from self-awareness to self-mastery.
Whatever you have come to this earth to do, you find it in your being, here, at Alchemy.
Whatever healing that's required in order for you to shift from knowing, into embodiment, this is the space to do it.

This is.. Alchemy
Expansion, reclamation,
connection and
deep healing.

Next Retreat: 2nd - 5th of December 2021, Aquilla Retreat, Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia.

Alchemy is four days and three nights of uncommonly deep healing and facilitates a reconnection to the purest layers of your being.

It opens you to the infinite of your own essence and grounds you to walk with presence, honesty and reverence for yourself and this life.

You will be taken through a dynamic mix of experiences, workshops, circles, ceremonies, bodywork, emotional opening, group and personal processing conducted with the intention of becoming more intimate with all that you are — above and below, dark and light, superficial and deep.

There’ll be plenty of rawness, revelation, deep opening and breakthrough. The land we choose to hold our retreats on and our team provide an impeccable container of safety for whatever work and processing that presents itself.

Yes, I know this isn’t entirely tangible, but the thing about Alchemy is, if you know, you know.

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Alchemy is its own rite of passage for any individual who chooses it. It's a multi-modality and multi-dimensional experience. Combining ancient practices and principles of healing and activation to merge with modern holistic modalities of awareness and integration.

You will learn how to lead your life by not just knowing yourself, but by experiencing the deepest layers of your being.

Through the four days, you will practice staying grounded in the heart and meeting yourself so deeply that the path you walk in life is your own and each step is with intention, power and fulfillment.

We take you through experiences that ask you to witness yourself and others with openness, reverence, honesty and love, again and again in different ways. Showing you aspects of yourself you've disowned, detached, distracted, disassociated, forgotten, or never claimed. Inviting you to return back in, back home into that space of wholeness.

“ Exhilaration.. strength .. and release . .. Nothing will ever be the same after you experience this level of personal strength .. join those who have been before you.. trust the journey! "

- Jocelyn Spicer -

We honour the human you, and the spirit alive in us all. There are no guru's, dress-ups or performances at Alchemy.

Your teachers are the kind who walk amongst and beside you in this world. People you'd meet on the street and feel at home with. Leading you while sitting with you. Holding you while showing you how to hold. Teaching you how to teach. Guiding you to sovereignty while dedicated to their own path. 

It's a journey of waking up the roots of who you are and treading with power, heart and clear vision so that you know without a shadow of a doubt, how to carve a path that echoes and manifests from the highest version of yourself with fulfillment and service to the world.

Activities, processes, ceremonies and experiences include:

  • Cleansing sweat lodge ceremony
  • Healing connected breathing workshops
  • Ceremonial Hape’
  • Cacao and soundscape journey into the heart
  • Circle work on shadows, regression and soul retrieval
  • Partner work with the heart, space holding and deep listening practice
  • Incantaria dance to awaken the four elements of the feminine
  • Dynamic meditation to cleanse and purifying stagnant and stuck emotions
  • Ice bath resilience process
  • Daily Pranyam/breathwork practice
  • Yoga, hiking, lakes and nature
  • Meditation, silence, reflection and rejuvenation
  • Pre retreat cleanse and physical juice fast (optional)
  • Nourishing organic whole food meals

“Sisterhood, connection, exploration, expansion, discovery, home, life, self-discovery, love, openness, vulnerability, opportunity, self-reflection, and... just an all-around good fucking time with the world's most awesome chicks!!!!”

- Sally Grunsell -

Inclusion Details
  • 2nd - 5th of December 2021
  • Aquilla Retreat, Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia
  • 3 nights and 4 days accommodation Thursday afternoon to Sunday morning
  • Transfers to and from the closest airport (Brisbane or Sunshine Coast)
  • Nourishing whole food meals the entire retreat
  • Pre and post coaching and support community
Alchemy Upgraded:
Pre Masterclass and Integration Work

4 weeks of online group coaching
(2 weeks either side of retreat)

  • Two weeks of pre and post support coaching that respectively prepares and integrates the emotionally cathartic and energetic upgrading work we do on retreat, including nutritional and mindset programs in Ayurvedic nutrition and psychology. ($1,500 value)
  • Four live masterclasses (two before and two after) recorded and delivered to replay and learn from ($800 value)
  • A library of practices provided post-retreat for maintaining and deepening change ($300 value)
  • Bonus meditation, mindfulness and breathwork practices for dealing with the inevitable challenges that arise in life, allowing you to show up from a place of calm, confidence and inspiration. ( $300 value)
  • Lifetime access to an online community post-retreat to stay connected to those in your corner and on this path.

Any BONUS material and audio trainings, including done for you breakthrough techniques mindset exercises and alchemy specific meditations will be sent to you at the end of the program to use, and reuse for the rest of your life after the end of the program for lifetime access.

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Location Details

Aquilla Retreat 21 Box St, Buderim QLD 4556

Eco-mansion with twin-share rooms, luxe rainforest retreat with stunning views. Set within almost 10 acres of grounds and glass-walled yoga shala with breathtaking views, rolling verandahs, spa and magnesium swimming pool, spacious lounging area, and fire pits. The most comfortable beds with organic linen and lucious chemical-free personal bathing product provided.

Application and Investment

The application process is for you as much as it is for me. I have been running this retreat for five years and each time the people and the processes level up. To ensure the integrity of the work, I check in with each application and check that this is a fit. I want you to have a deep, life-changing experience and fun along the way. Applying isn't about you not being 'good enough'. It's about making sure that this will change your life, forever. Don't doubt it if you feel it. The price etc is in the application form.

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Retreat Testimonials From Dec '20 Paticipants

“Sisterhood, connection, exploration, expansion, discovery, home, life, self-discovery, love, openness, vulnerability, opportunity, self-reflection, and... just an all-around good fucking time with the world's most awesome chicks!!!!”

- Sally Grunsell -


Amber Hawken

I reverence our natural ability to emotionally and mentally self heal and spiritually actualise. In all I do, I aim to restore in each person this innate intelligence. For the last decade, I have facilitated thousands of people in live and online spaces through deep personal healing, spiritual reconnection and grounding their creative potential in life, career and relationships. After leaving the medical field ten years ago, I explored ancient cultures, different dimensions and bridged east and west. With a pragmatic mind and a country girl spirit, I have a unique blend of practical and down to earth approaches to the arena of therapy, embodied healing, integration, energy and consciousness. The more formal parts of my qualifications include:
A Bachelor of Medical Science, A Diploma of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Deep State Re-Patterning Therapist, Functional Breathwork Practitioner, Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher, Hatha Yoga Teacher, Pranayama Teacher and a Practitioner of The Melchizedek Method.

Beanie Tompkins

I am a qualified Kinesiologist, Rehab Trainer, Sound Healer, Teacher and Mentor. It is my Dharma in this lifetime to assist as many beautiful humans as possible to not only see their truth, their worth, their greatness. But also to live in a no-bullshit, unapologetic, caring, compassionate and mostly wholesome, awakened life! I’m talking about a life where you live without anxiety, self-doubt or the words of others swimming around in your head. Through my personal healing of previously unprocessed abuse and 20 years of anxiety that I flipped and transformed, I have gone on to support over 2,000 people to live a balanced life in alignment with their truest potential.

Kurt Iwanina

My name is Kurt Iwanina and I am a meditation teacher, intuitive energy and sound healer, musician, spiritual mentor, reiki practitioner and earth warrior. I work from a space of love, compassion and deep respect and honour for all life. In all my workshops, classes and ceremonies I pay my respects to our beautiful Mother Earth, to Great Spirit and source of all creation.

Josiane Santos

I’m a Brazilian artist born in Minas Gerais. She I’m the founder, heart, and face behind Incantaria projects, my art is gracefully expressed through movement and her knowledge of Afro-Brazilian culture, History, Mythology, Esoteric Astrology, Capoeira (Brazilian martial arts), and Spirituality. I have a very authentic way to integrate my journey and understanding of life into the work I do. My presence is powerful yet gentle, majestic yet humble. My work, besides being a contribution to genuine human connection, is a beautiful and purposeful service to the world.

Ian Cariaga

My focus is to help guide those who are willing to make a conscious movement towards making change and to extend the knowledge that has been passed onto me from my gurus and teachers over the last 26 years. I am willing to share that wisdom with anyone that is open to the science of yoga – the art of acquiring the utmost state of your body, mind, and conscious.

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Alchemy Upgraded is by far one of the most powerful programs I have ever offered.

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Acknowledgment of Country

We recognise the continuous and deep connection to Country of Aboriginal people as the first peoples of this nation. In this way we respectfully acknowledge the Custodians of this land, sea and sky. We pay tribute to the Elders past and present and also respect the collective ancestry that has brought us all here today. It is a privilege to be present on Country and we hope that our work supports this land, sea and spirit.