In Person Training Nelson Bay

Its Time – lean in, listen up, can you hear it?

That small voice inside you saying, “Its Time ….. Its Time …… Its YOUR Time” its time do something for yourself.

Something that will change your life, and also change the lives of others. Isn’t this what you have been working towards all these years? Its Time.

You can join us on a life changing journey to follow your dreams and become a professional and confident Retreat Facilitator using our Vibrant Women Retreat Facilitator Training Program

Located just 3 hours north of Sydney, Nelson Bay is the hub of Port Stephens. It is known for its beautiful beaches, perfectly sheltered bays, cute cafes, shopping and beautiful marina, all just minutes from our doorstep.

START TIME – please arrive by 5pm on the 30 May 2021 for 6pm dinner

FINISH TIME – 2pm on the 4th of June 2021

Day participants can arrive at 9.45am for a 10am start from the 31 May to 4th of June 2pm

This training will focus on our 4 P’s of Success

Purpose, Positioning, Planning and Practicalities


In 2021 you could be preparing to host your very first retreat, feeling confident and calm, but also excited using the information and support gained from attending this very special training.

What I want people to experience through this training:
How I hope people feel during and after this training:
Challenges we will address:

Imagine using all of your years of training and skill development to support your highest good and also to share your knowledge and inspiration with people who need it. There are not many careers that offer these kinds of rewards, travel, fun, adventure, personal and professional growth and financial reward, just to name a few. This training may also be a tax deductible expense, just ask your accountant.

This training is potentially a pathway to time, location and financial freedom.

This Training is for you if:

This training is not for you if:

Meet Tammie

Hi and welcome! I am a Australian-based Counsellor, Yoga, Mindfulness and Nia Dance Teacher, Retreat Facilitator and  Training Coach.

I am the founder of Vibrant Women and Vibrant Facilitator Training, work that enables me to pursue everything that makes my heart sing.

I have been running retreats for over 8 years now and have developed a successful model for  the planning, marketing, administration, facilitation and evaluation of retreats. These are the skills I will share with you to save you lots of tears.

I look forward to supporting you to follow your dreams. 


Just a 5-minute walk from the beach and 2 minutes’ walk from the town center, Hotel Nelson has a heated swimming pool, fitness center and a steam room. 

The spacious and air-conditioned rooms includes satellite TV, a free WiFi, kitchenette and a balcony. All rooms have a garden view. The proximity to the beach means that a morning or afternoon walk on the sand is a must!

Arrivals and Departures

Complementary parking is included in your training package if you are driving, otherwise return transfers from Newcastle train station, Broadmeadow is our suggestion, or airport are provided between the hours of 10am and 4pm. If you are arriving later than 4 pm on the 30th of May please notify Tammie. There are no transfers before 10am or after 4pm and these are only included on the 30th of May and the 4th of June. If you are travelling outside of these times please make your own arrangements. Check in is 2pm and check out is 10am, however on the last day we do not finish until 2pm, (see itinerary below). This property is 30 minutes from Newcastle airport and 45 minutes from Newcastle.


All breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas are provided by the Little Nel Cafe, the cutest cafe with the best coffee located right in our hotel, overlooking the town and harbour. For evening meals we will explore some of the lovely local restaurants within walking distance to our hotel. From fine dining to tasty Thai and Mexican, the abundance of locally produce fresh food from the farmgate and the fishing trawlers, together with the spectacular location, makes us spoilt for choice. *Please note dinners are self pay. Participants can also choose not to attend and use the kitchenette in their room for dinners. **Please note we cannot accommodate dietary requirements. If you have an allergy you must be able to manage this yourself to attend this training. Please discuss this with Tammie if you have any concerns.

Your Investment in Your Future! Prices are in AUD and are Per Person

A $500 deposit is required within two weeks of booking, with the remainder to be paid 30 days before the start of the training.

Our BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE PROGRAM enables you to travel with peace of mind during the pandemic within Australia. If your stay is affected by Government travel restrictions as a result of COVID-19 you will receive a full refund of final balance paid up until 48 hours before the start of the training^*

*Does not include transport to and from the training, apart from airport and train transfers

*If you are unsure if this training is for you, feel free to book a complimentary 30  minute telephone chat with Tammie to discuss – just email to schedule a time. 


What is not included:

Your Program Outline
All the Information You Need to Plan For Your Training


Address: 3 Government Rd, Nelson Bay NSW 2315

Phone: (02) 4916 4600

Complementary parking is included in your training package if you are driving, otherwise return transfers from Newcastle train station (Broadmeadow) or airport are provided between the hours of 10am and 4pm. If you are arriving later than 4 pm on the 30th of May please notify Tammie. There are no transfers before 10am or after 4pm and these are only included on the 30th of May and the 4th of June. If you are travelling outside of these times please make your own arrangements. Check in is 2pm and check out is 10am. This property is 30 minutes from Newcastle airport and 45 minutes from Newcastle, we suggest Broadmeadow train station if you are catching the train from Sydney.

Tammie’s phone number is 0459247122

^For new Covid 19 related Government travel restrictions that might emerge after you have made your booking, such as living in a newly designated hotspot or as a result of last minute border closures you will receive a full refund up to 48 hours before the start of the tour, minus the $500 deposit which will be held in credit for another tour or retreat. Note this is only for Government issued travel restrictions.

*For any non Covid 19 related cancellations such as change of mind or due to injury or Illness, family issues, loss of employment etc. from 30 days to the start of the training 50% of all monies paid will be retained. From 15 days before the start of the training 75% of monies will be retained. This is because we have had limited rooms for this training and have set one aside for you and now it is unlikely we will refill it within this timeframe. In the event we do refill your room we will return all monies paid minus a $200 administration fee. For no shows or once the tour has commenced the entire amount will be retained as we would have already had to pay for accommodation, transport, activities, etc. and this money will not be returned to us.  This is why travel insurance is recommended.

For day only participants the $500 non-refundable but transferable deposit will be retained once booked. If there is cancellation for any reason you can reuse this on any Vibrant Women Retreat, Tour or Training, including online trainings. 

All you really need for this workshop is an open heart 🙂 You will be supplied with pens, notepad and workbooks. Just bring comfortable clothes if you want to participate in morning stretch classes, yoga mats will be supplied.

Our workshops are the starting point to preparing you emotionally and professionally to run your very own retreats. We like to provide you with the all the tools from the conception stage to the facilitation stage. We want to ensure you are clear about what you want to share, to find your audience, connect with them, create an amazing program, undertake the practical task associated with administering a retreat and also have in place the systems to manage bookings and payments.

With guidance from Tammie, you will learn the planning and practicalities associated with running retreats, as well as insurance and legal requirements. In addition you will start to formulate a clear and structured image of your very first retreat. You will be visioning your future life as a retreat facilitator. This is a beautiful creation process of bringing together and drawing on all of your years of training and experience and packaging it into a beautiful retreat for other people to come and share with you. This is your time to shine.

Just some of the things we will cover:

  • Working to your strengths and passions
  • Create your own Compelling Biography
  • Target Groups
  • Identifying Your Audience
  • Retreat themes
  • Self promotion
  • Mailing lists
  • Program outlines
  • Naming Retreats
  • Locations
  • Tangibles
  • Scheduling
  • Pricing and profit
  • Venues
  • Equipment
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Partnership Agreements
  • How to write blog article and Facebook post
  • Registration forms
  • Booking processes
  • Payment options
  • Legal forms
  • Insurance
  • Cancellation policies
  • Other planning considerations
  • Minimising risks
  • Feedback forms
  • Testimonials

Timetable for Day Participants:

  • Mon 31 May – 10am – 3.45pm
  • Tue 1 June – 10am – 2 pm
  • Wed 2 June – 10am – 5pm
  • Thurs 3 June – 10am – 2pm
  • Fri 4 June – 10am – 2pm
Includes: workshops, lunch, afternoon tea and training manual. * You are free to join in extras such as activities and dinners as self-pay.
Not Included: Accommodation, Breakfasts, Airport or train station transfers, onsite car parking, if driving to the training you will need to find on street parking, afternoon Whale Watching tour, Thai massage, transport to and from the training, any additional items to the provided lunch, such as drinks & travel insurance.


Retreat Facilitators will:

  • Respect confidentiality and sacredness of the group always.
  • Maintain a professional and respectful manner i.e. model appropriate behaviour.
  • Contribute to the group in meaningful and thoughtful ways. We are a positive group of positive women who support one another, and we won’t tolerate anything else.
  • Make space for others to contribute to the group and understand people have different opinions, it is this diversity that makes us such a complimentary group.
  • Employ active listening without interruptions, holding space for each other.
  • Support one another but do not take advantage of each other’s support, this is a mutual arrangement.
  • This is a learning environment allow people to grow at their own pace, try to focus on your learning experience and not other peoples.
  • Endeavour to consciously connect in some way with all members of the group.
  • Do not use someone else ideas without their permission.
  • Don’t agree to anything you think you cannot or would not like to do (honour yourself).
  • Try not to give unsolicited advice, (unless asked) it’s tempting I know!
  • Keep agreements you make with yourself and others.
  • Be on time for activities, paperwork, deadlines etc.
  • Speak about other participants and Vibrant Women in a positive and respectful way (or perhaps not at all) If we hear otherwise we will be sad to not have you as part of our group anymore, but we just can’t tolerate it.
  • Please do not plagiarise the Vibrant Women or Vibrant Facilitators website. This refers to copying content directly from our website for you own purposes or running retreats or tours that are the same as ours. This is our intellectual property. This includes mimicking our branding, flyers, web design, Instagram and Facebook promotions. This can cause marketplace confusion and we don’t want our brand to be confused with anyone else. Please be unique and play to your own strengths and passions.
  • Love your experience, enjoy it, embrace it, go forth and change the world!

In addition to receiving professional, practical and emotional support to run your first, (or revamp your past) retreats, we also have a couple of excellent added bonuses for you.

Bonus #1- Hands on

You can join us on our annual Retreat Recce (reconnaissance – a preliminary research trip). Each year as a group, we explore different environments for running retreats, usually at a reduced rate. Once Covid has settled or travel corridors have been created we will resume these.

Bonus #2 – Part of our Community

Graduates of our training program become part of our supportive and growing community of Retreat Facilitators this means you will have access to our resources and contacts that only our graduates can access. You can also choose to be listed on our Graduate Facilitators Page and join our Vibrant Women Retreat Facilitator Facebook Page.

Bonus #3 – Ongoing Support

Graduates of the Vibrant Women Retreat Facilitator Training are eligible to receive ongoing coaching sessions with Tammie at the reduced rate $80 (normally $120) for a 1 hour session either via Skype of phone. Other services also available you can view the list HERE *Please note this training does not include ongoing access to Tammie in terms of asking retreat related questions. Tammie unfortunately does not have time to respond to questions from retreat graduates via email, phone or Facebook. We hope you understand. 

Previous Participant Testimonials

I first met Tammie in Moy 2017 when I was training in the Retreat Facilitators Program in Bali Having o passion for travel and knowledge in many modalities I needed to organise it together to create the business model required for the next step.

Tammie has many years of experience as a Retreat Facilitator, a vast range of skills and training and her content covers many aspects that are invaluable to know.

She is organised, funny and a very authentic women with wonderful communication skills. Tammie is a fantastic mentor and motivator and supports all these women for beyond the training program to succeed.

I highly recommend Tammies services and I am grateful to this wonderful lady who has inspired me to live my dreams as a Retreat Facilitator.

I am excited to be hosting my first two Retreats which are booked for later this year. My Motto is:- Do what you Love, Love what you Do and Live your Life with Passion. Thank you Tammie for your part in making this happen.
Kathy Morrison
The Passionate Travel -
I first met Tammie on a one day retreat o couple of years ago that she was holding in Brisbane. I immediately felt comfortable and connected to her and I remember thinking how authentic and amazing she was as a teacher and holder of woman's space.

I felt inspired by Tammie as she seems to make everything she does easy and blissful. When her retreat facilitators course was advertised I had no hesitation what so ever to book into this course as I personally feel Tammie is an excellent mentor and teacher, training under Tammie was nothing short of a blessing. During my training as a retreat facilitator I felt safe and supported every step of the way. As a trainer she is very organised and the content delivered was well thought out. After completing my training with Tammie, I felt confident to run my own retreats. I now hove my first fully booked retreat in Bali in May! I would not hesitate to recommend Tammie if you require support to facilitate your own retreat.
Sacred Breath Yoga and Retreats
Participation in the Facilitator Retreat Training was the beginning of a new direction for me. Being involved in the training gave me the confidence and resources to develop, plan and write my own programmes. So inspired, I ran a sizzling salsa retreat about 4 months after the training was completed.

Tammie was very generous in sharing her knowledge and skills, to support the trainees to develop their own retreat plans. I appreciated how organised Tommie was, her punctuality, her sense of humour and I think she is o role model to aspire to. Finally, I have really valued the on-going support, patience and feedback that Tammie has continued to offer.
Angela McColl
See Change Retreats
In 2015 I treated myself to a Vibrant Woman Retreat In Bali with Tammie. This was the first time I did anything like this for myself. I must admit I was also checking to see if it would be something I would like to do... OMG! Yes it was!!!

So when the opportunity came up to learn from the best, I jumped on it. I have built up many businesses in the last 28 years, I know how much time, effort and how long it takes to get a business to the point of success. The Progrom is amazing in less than a year my retreats are up and running and nearly booked out.

Tammie has a woy of planting knowledge in your brain in a fun effortless way. She is a great mentor and motivator. I highly recommend Tammies services. Much love and gratitude.
The Painted Lotus

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. 

So throw off the bowlines.

Sail away from the safe harbor.

Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover. ”