This Retreat Planning and Facilitation Coaching is perfect for people who have been dreaming of running their own successful retreats and just need some guidance to gain the confidence to embark on this exciting journey.

 Tammie’s goal is to provide each Retreat Facilitator with the tools, resources and a framework to create and run their own successful retreats based on their interests, qualifications and personality.

The Process

Coaching is provided via telephone or live video chat. Each session lasts for one hour. Unless you require a half ($250 3.5 hours) or full day & $500 7 hours) session then please contact Tammie via email to book these sessions. In addition to discussions you will also receive readings, worksheets, contacts and additional activities to support you towards running your own dream retreat.

The Price

For only $120AUD a session you can create the job of your dreams and save yourself endless mistakes and hassles. I wish this was available to me when I first started running my retreats!

The Biz! 

Just some of the things we may cover in your sessions.

Building a retreat that focuses on your strengths

  • How to use your personal skills to your advantage i.e. don’t waste time and money doing things you don’t enjoy or you are not really geared towards
  • Finding your theme and dream
  • Addressing any personal blocks to success
  • Facing your fears regarding facilitating your own retreat

How to build your audience and market your retreats

  • Marketing materials and how to sell your retreat – printed materials, online marketing, newsletters, blogs, Facebook (business pages, ads, event pages and follow up groups) and Instagram
  • Identifying your target audience
  • Planning follow on programs, merchandise, e-books etc to sell at/after your retreat

Planning your retreat

  • How to price your retreat
  • How to decide on location, accommodation, groups size, meals etc. all the on the ground logistics.
  • Disclaimers, insurance and cancellation policies
  • How to take bookings and payments
  • Working with staff around preparations and things that aren’t working
  • Getting the balance right of activities and down time
  • How to create a personalised experience
  • Staying calm when the wheels fall off, (an inevitably they will!)
  • How to schedule your program so you have some down time to maintain energy

Groupwork Skills

  • The basics of groupwork skills – the 5 stages of groupwork, flexibility and reading the group, group rules and setting boundaries, keeping people on track
  • Managing unhappy people
  • How to support people who are ill or injured
  • What to do if you become an accidental counsellor

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. 


  • 2015 – Nia Dance Teacher Training
  • 2014 – Yogalates Teacher Training
  • 2013 – Charles Sturt University – Masters of Social Work
  • 2005 – Southern Cross University – Bachelor of Social Science Majoring in (Human Services and Counselling and Mediation)
  • 1996 – QLD TAFE – Dip of App Science – Human Services

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. ” – Mark Twain

One of the reasons I started running my own retreats was because I couldn’t find a package that met my personal preferences. A lot of retreats I found I liked the sound of, but perhaps the balance of activities weren’t right i.e. too much yoga or meditation, or not enough free time. Often twin share was compulsory and being a light sleeper and a snorer made this not an option for some of us, (or some other poor person!) I wanted to have fun, eat good food, make new friends, explore a different culture, relax and rejuvenate, soak in the beauty of a different landscape and learn something new about myself.

If this sounds like what you want to offer your clients then you are in the right place!

This Coaching is for you if:

This Coaching is not for you if:

Preparing for your session

For your session you can choose either skype or telephone. My skype name is or you can use my email address to find me, otherwise if you prefer to be contacted via phone please forward your phone number.
Also a good idea is to write down topic points and prioritise them in order of importance so you make sure you cover whats most important to you during your session.

Payment Options

You can pay for your session via direct bank deposit, please make sure your appointment is confirmed before paying for your session. Vibrant Women – National Australia Bank BSB: 082810 Acct No: 876225650 For International Guests (outside of Australia) Swift Code: NATAAU3302S You can pay via PayPal using the button below for a 1-hour session at $120
For Graduates of “Retreat Facilitator Training Course” a special discounted price applies for coaching – 1 hour only $80.

More Vibrant Facilitator Training Services

Face to face intensive one-on-one sessions

This is a more in depth look at what you are currently doing and how you can incorporate running retreats into your life. Targeted individually towards your needs. This is a bespoke training session designed specifically for you. Prefect for people who cannot come to the training, however is location dependent. Regular one-on-one training days are held in Sydney, Newcastle, Central Coast, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane. Other locations may be considered on request.

Half Day – $250 (3.5 hours)
Full Day – $500 (7 hours)

Tammie on Tap

For people who want to ask endless questions about running retreats, you can put me on retainer for $500 a month. This includes as many questions as you can throw at me via email and a weekly 30 minute check in via phone, in person or skype.

Investment – $500

Ask a question

If you just have a burning question you want to ask in relation to running retreat but don’t really require a coaching session. This is a question that can be answered in one paragraph or less. This question will take place via email.

Investment – $10

Website Review

Tammie will go over your website and provide you with a report on what is working really well and also some of the things that could be improved to attract more clients to your business.

Investment – $120

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 -
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
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