Candida has been conducting spiritual and Yoga retreats since 2009, both overseas and in Australia. She believes that today more than ever, this sort of opportunity, to take some time out from our normal day-to-day routines and struggles is absolutely essential for our wellbeing, growth and contribution to our own life, and that of our family, friends and work.

To take time out is in itself important, and to do that in an environment with a structure such as a Spiritual and Yoga program, where from the moment of arrival, the participant feels a wash of peace, calm, safety and empowerment – and then becomes introduced with loving kindness, to strategies and skills whereby the problems and troubles of their everyday life can be resolved at least to some degree, makes very worthwhile use of that timeout. So participants leave the retreat with a sense of healing having taken place on deep levels, and feel strong, energised and empowered and with a sense of anticipation of the future.

Candida believes passionately in establishing balance in our life, and in ongoing evolution on all levels, and that taking the time to restore and regenerate, and regroup our energies, is most important to enable this. She also believes that conducting these retreats is a significant part of her life journey and feels both honoured and humbled to be in a position to design and organise these programs and events.

Reiki Workshops

Candida is a Reiki Master/Teacher and conducts Reiki workshops regularly, whether that be one-on-one or in groups, so you will be able to register when it is most appropriate for you if you do not wish to wait for a group to be formed. These are accredited practitioner workshops and there are three levels that may be studied, Reiki I, Reiki II and Reiki III (the Master and/or Teacher level). However, it is not uncommon for people to stay with the Reiki I level, but the facility is there for advancement if the student wishes.

Candida is very passionate about passing on to anyone who is willing to learn, her health and healing knowledge, techniques and methodologies. She has a strong believe that being an initiate and practitioner of Reiki is a profound gift to ourselves, to all with whom we interact and to our beautiful planet.


Candida conducts programs and classes based on life management, stress management, and meditation.

 These can be tailored for individuals or groups and are conducted by arrangement.

A wonderful experience. Candida has a lovely heart and a very well structured program. The cultural talk and rice paddy tours were very interesting. The Puja was very moving – thank you for inviting us to share your spiritual practice. Food very enjoyable. Staff exceptionally helpful and welcoming. Best spa we’ve ever been to (and we’ve been to a few).

– Australia

This Bali experience far exceeded my expectations – great insight and great intuition from Candida while also letting herself be reliable and vulnerable – creates trust –

– Ireland

This week has had a deeply rooted profound effect on my life and how I see my world. Candida is a lady of such wisdom, compassion, patience grace and awareness that her teachings have affected me deeply. I believe that the peace I’ve experienced, a knowledge I’ve gained and the increase of my self-awareness will serve me wonderfully back home. Kumara is like a cloud floating in a heavenly sky where the staff are like angels – to guide and help you when you ask, and the feeling of peace and tranquillity is palpable in every way

– From Ireland

Living from The Inside Out retreat is just that, you come here as an introvert and leave as an extrovert. You are encouraged and guided to look inside yourself to better understand what your private journey is. With the love and nurturing manner of the staff and Candida our yoga teacher, it was a journey for me that clarified many things that I am already adapting in my life and that I am ready to live my life accordingly. The massages were divine and the food was tasty and exciting

– From England

A place where magical things happen if you let them. Under Candida’s gentle guidance you can open your eyes and your heart and begin growing a wonderful, nurturing atmosphere with beautiful people. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Please give yourself a gift and try it, and choose to do the Reiki day and start healing.

– From Canada

The perfect setting for allowing yourself the time and energy needed for self-discovery. The perfect instruction to build on in an environment of trust, safety, nurturing and caring. With Candida’s pace, her ability to read the group and to share her personal self, stories and wisdom has truly inspired me.
This retreat far exceeded my expectations. The natural beauty of the location is sublime. Service has been warm and courteous and always smiling. The rooms are understated elegance, timber sandstone, white linen and plenty of natural light and always a frangipani on the pillow. The yoga & meditation has left me feeling lighter and rejuvenated

– From Australia

If you wish to learn stillness of mind and peace of heart, surrounded by loving people, this is the way to do it. Candida, your honesty, compassion and dedication is truly inspirational – thank you.

– G. ACT

Awesome, I will return as soon as I can. A truly blissful way to spend a very spiritual week.

– S. ACT

Warm, caring, beautiful, spiritual, healing, calming, a very special place. Thank you so much Candida, loved every minute of it, I will be spreading the word.

– M. Aust

What an amazing experience. I meditated, I yoga’d’, I laughed, I cried, I ate, I listened, I grew. Such a beautiful place. Beautiful people and a beautiful retreat. Thank you Candida and all the staff!

– M. Aust

Leaving behind the distractions of the material world has allowed me to be still and listen and learn. Thank you, Candida for all the effort you have put in and for sharing your wisdom and knowledge. The yoga classes have been excellent.

– P. Aust