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Practicing self care and self love

Practicing self care and self love

One of the challenges many of us face is making ourselves a priority. When so much of life is external, and we put so much energy into caring for others,...
Gwinganna's movement philosophy

Gwinganna's movement philosophy

Physical activity is essential for maintaining healthy function of the circulatory system, immune system, posture and strength. It also leads to improvements in endurance, overall energy and will help with...
My Weekend of Winter Wellness

My Weekend of Winter Wellness

Written by Natalie Delos I’m one of those always-on kinds of people. The kind that lies awake in bed at night, analysing the day just gone before planning out the next. The...
Gwinganna's Healthy Vegetarian Moussaka

Gwinganna's Healthy Vegetarian Moussaka

There’s nothing quite like a healthy vegetarian moussaka on a crisp winter’s evening. This delicious recipe warms your soul and nourishes your body with all the right foods. Our healthy moussaka is a favourite...
Self-discovery with equine therapy

Self-discovery with equine therapy

Working alongside horses provides wonderful insights into how we manage the challenging situations in our lives. Horses, just as humans, are social creatures with expressed roles within their herds. There...
Maintaining optimal health throughout winter

Maintaining optimal health throughout winter

Written by Gwinganna’s Retreat Manager & naturopath, Katlyn Martin. As a naturopath, I always focus on prevention first and utilising the power of immune-boosting foods, lifestyle strategies and botanicals. Here...
Relaxation through breathing

Relaxation through breathing

Our health and wellness is dependent on many elements; however, relaxation through breathing is the unsung hero. Shallow breathing is a typical stress response, and hyperventilation can prolong anxiety and stress. This...
4 foods to boost the immune system

4 foods to boost the immune system

Some foods have been a staple in medicinal treatment for thousands of years. Nowadays, many are still used to combat various illnesses, from head colds to cancer.  Our senior naturopath,...
What to expect from a 7 night Gwinganna Detox retreat

What to expect from a 7 night Gwinganna Detox retreat

What to expect from a 7 night Gwinganna Detox retreat Host/Guest Written: Samantha Gowing Steeped in anticipation, uncertainty, a tablespoon of trepidation and a jolly good dose of trust, the...
Energising your morning routine

Energising your morning routine

The key to feeling energised in the morning begins with understanding how the mind and body works. We each have an internal sleep-wake cycle, known as our circadian rhythm. Our circadian rhythm...
What to expect in a day at Gwinganna

What to expect in a day at Gwinganna

With the prospect of overseas travel far out of sight for travel enthusiasts Kerri and Stirling, 2020 seemed like the best possible time to cast their attention inward and refocus...
Connecting your mind & body through Qi Gong

Connecting your mind & body through Qi Gong

At Gwinganna, we believe there is no better way to start the day than by developing a balanced and calm mindset. That’s why each morning, we invite our guests to...