Private Wellness Retreats to Restore and Rejuvenate

There’s a continuous build-up of buzz around wellness retreats over the past few years: after all, most head out on holiday with the primary aim of escaping from the frenzy of modern livingWellness however is not just about an escape or a one-size-fits-all model – people have different needs, backgrounds, and concerns.

The Zen Room and NC Events tailor-designed retreats aim to combine the fun of a holiday with their unique brand of holistic, customised wellness.

Even if you don’t know the first thing about modern wellness, we do a fantastic job of simplifying things for our guests. Trips start with a thorough consultation with guests, after which the entire Zen Room team and NC Events team – will come together to tailor-make a trip that’s beneficial for you or your private group.

We invite you to look at your holidays through a different lens – We may know what is good for us, but struggle with the daily application of a healthy lifestyle. Health is not just the absence of disease, but a feeling of wholeness, balance and resilience. The Zen Room and NC Events get the best team behind your retreat – made up of numerous specialists from different medicinal fields: Ayurvedic therapist, nutritional coaches, yoga instructors, and meditation teachers, along with any other personal request, ensuring that guests truly get a comprehensive experience.

Each location maintains its feel of exclusivity and serenity: especially since they are all surrounded by luscious, natural landscapes far from the beat of the city.

Holidays are often precious spaces of time for people to restore themselves and regain some much-needed focus – and though it may seem daunting to get started, retreats like The Zen Room and NC Events are a fantastic way to kickstart any wellness journey.

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P.s Looking for some ideas – scroll down to see some of our past tailor-designed retreats;


Private Tailor made Wellness Retreats


Some examples of past retreats

The Escapist 

Enjoy two nights at the stunning Naiko Retreat, located just over 100km from Adelaide in the incredibly picturesque & delightfully private Deep Creek. 

This retreat is for the person who wants to get away from it all and appreciate nature at its finest.  Enjoy the property & views from the deck, walk the Heysen Trail or enjoy your own private beach just minutes from your accommodation. Second Valley is close by for exploration by day.

Package includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation at the Naiko Retreat
  • Gourmet cheese platter & wine on arrival
  • Full breakfast provisions
  • Meditation Classes with Emma Wallace founder of The Zen Room Australia
  • Yoga sessions with international yoga teacher Danielle
  • 60 minute in-room massage for 2 people
  • 5 course Degustation Dinner with matching beverages at Leonards Mill, Second Valley OR dine-in three course meal (including wine) with a private chef.


The Hedonist

Two nights at the picturesque Shadow Creek Luxury Accommodation situated in McLaren Vale, South Australia’s premier wine region located just 40 minutes from Adelaide.

Accommodation at Shadow Creek offers privacy, a stunning landscape with ocean views from every room plus 80 cellar doors literally at your doorstep! 

This retreat is for the person looking for privacy whilst still being able to enjoy the incredible food and wine scene within McLaren Vale.

Package includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation at Shadow Creek Luxury Accommodation
  • Gourmet cheese platter & wine on arrival
  • Provisions for breakfast featuring local produce
  • Meditation classes with Emma Wallace founder of The Zen Room Australia
  • Yoga sessions with International yoga teacher Daniella
  • 60 minute in-room massage for 2 people
  • Bicycle hire included
  • Degustation Dinner with matching wines at d’Arry’s Verandah, McLaren Vale OR dine-in three-course meal (including wine) with a private chef.

Meet just some of our team.

Natacha Costa: Director of NC Events has over twenty years of experience in event management, specialising in the medical industry. Her ‘outside the square’ creative thinking and design skills, abundance of energy and vast event experience makes Natacha a sought-after event manager for many organisations. She can look at an event with vision and the end result in mind to ensure the client achieves a memorable and highly successful result.

NC Events has a comprehensive network of contacts throughout Australia and can bring most wishes to fruition including the ones you haven’t even thought of yet!

Emma Wallace: Founder of The Zen Room Meditation Studio, the first of its kind in Australia. Emma’s meditation training and teachings has been sort after in the medical field, universities and corporate sector. Many people have heard about the far-reaching benefits of meditation and mindfulness yet have found it difficult to practice on a regular basis due to difficulties quieting their mind. Emma provides a more mainstream approach to meditation & mindfulness making it easy to adopt into your modern life and enjoy the many health and wellbeing benefits.  Emma has been involved in teaching for over 25yrs her work has taken her around the world, guiding thousands of people in meditation.


  • Angamardana – Isha Foundation India – (Hatha Yoga)
  • Inner Engineering – Isha Foundation of India – Inner Wellbeing
  • Isha Kriya Facilitators course – Isha Foundation India (A powerful Meditation for Self Transformation)
  • Surya Kriya – Isha Foundation India (Hatha Yoga)
  • Monash University – Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance
  • Completed CE accredited course with Jack Kornfield, PhD (Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma, and India)
  • World-wide Qualified dance adjudicator and examiner (AM Dance Studios)

Daniela Lüthi: Founder of Adelaide movement medicine. Daniela is a certified senior yoga instructor from Switzerland, and she has been teaching yoga for over 20 years. Daniela has been running a yoga studio for the last 15 yeas in Zürich Switzerland and has been leading Yoga Retreats for 20 years all over the world. Daniela is a very, sort after, passionate yoga teacher and with her 20 years experience able to adjust the postures to whoever is there. She will give you tools to integrate into your daily life to enhance your physical and mental wellbeing.


    • Yoga Teacher Trainings: 1999- 2006
    • Sivananda
    • Iyengar-Yoga
    • Vinyasa Flow
    • 2008 Anusara Yoga Immersion Level 1-3
    • Jan. 2009 Start Anusara Teacher Training
    • Siddha Yoga Meditation
    • Anusara Yoga Therapy (John Friend)
    • 2015 Wisdom Worrier Workshop mit Desirée Rumbaugh (Yoga Therapie)
    • 2016 Yoga Therapie Workshops mit Remo Rittiner
  • 2012 – 2017 Meditation Retreats with Daniel Brown


What are people saying about their Meditation experience with Emma….

“I started meditation at The ZEN Room and walking through those doors is honestly one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself. I had previously dabbled in mindfulness but was always overwhelmed by the ‘rules’ and the feeling that I wasn’t ‘doing it right’. Emma has completely altered my view on meditation and it has truly changed me in a magical way. Before I started, I was tired, had constant brain fog and was really just overwhelmed by life in general, and to top it off I’ve suffered from anxiety for most of my life. After my first few sessions I just felt so good that I had to go back for more. Over a short period of time I felt my life changing; I was no longer constantly tired and foggy, things that frustrated or overwhelmed me in the past were no longer affecting me in the same way, and the best part was that I just felt like I was becoming a better mum, wife, friend and colleague. Ultimately, I just felt so balance – I was operating at a level I hadn’t known before. In addition to all of this, I found my anxiety abating dramatically; no longer was I dealing with the physical effects such as a racing heart, feeling jittery and shaky, or just plain wiped from the sheer exhaustion that anxiety can cause, I was instead at peace with my emotions and my physical sense of self. For someone that has tried everything is the book to help manage anxiety, this was incredibly life changing.

Courtney Baldwin

“I stumbled upon The Zen Room while struggling to come to terms with a difficult health diagnosis earlier this year, finding myself in great need of a mentally grounding tool, as well as physical pain relief. Emma’s beautiful and welcoming energy, which made easing into the meditation all the more smoother for me. I truly have noticed a shift in my perspective, thinking and behavioural patterns, stress levels and even a decrease in physical pain right after some practices. I adore the values Emma speaks of such as being responsive rather than reactive, feeling your cells rejuvenate during each practice and the ripple effect in terms of how our energy creates a chain reaction in the world. I am more aware of my surroundings, more observant, and have found myself relishing in moments more often, while intergrading more gratitude into my everyday life. I notice myself respond to situations with a sense of calm, rather than letting my mind become wired up in stressful environments. These meditations have enabled me to distinguish my own voice from the judgemental, critical and egotistic voices that enter my mind at times, realising they do not stem from my own mind at all, but rather from the outside voices of those that have entered past and present environments throughout my life”.

Carney Sims

I met Emma during one of the most challenging times in my life. I was overworked, tired, overwhelmed and demotivated. Everything around me seemed to be very difficult. Lack of sleep due to an overactive mind was the cherry in my ‘cake’. Emma taught me not to silent those constant thoughts but instead acknowledge them and turn my focus on what mattered at that time. I have been working in a very demanding environment that at times can be also very stressful. Focusing on my breathing during difficult situations helped me control my thoughts/emotions and guide them to a win-win outcome with my encounters both with my staff and our customers. Since I started meditating I have noticed a great positive change on my outlook in life. I still make plans ahead but I am very conscious of living and enjoying the present moment. I have also become more flexible in the way I’m thinking. The clarity in my mind helps me put more perspective in every circumstance. Emma and her guiding principles have helped me discover a better version of myself.Change
Thank you Emma from the bottom of my heart.’

– Eleni Dadana

“I used to think, ‘I can’t ever quiet my mind, how can I learn to meditate?’ After my classes with Emma I find meditating to be so easy and enjoyable. My stress levels have dropped and I simply feel amazing since having a regular practice.”

Justine Pepper

“I feel very lucky that my first experience of meditation was with such a skilled teacher, as I enjoyed the practice from my first class and have kept it up ever since I definitely feel a shift, I am more grounded and far less stressed. I feel it is an important part of my health and wellbeing”.

– Mark Nelson

“That was absolutely beautiful. I felt like a different person at the end. Relaxed, calm and peaceful…just what the doctor ordered! I have fallen in love with meditation now. Emma your sessions throughout were so beautiful delivered. I found a deep sense of calm. A wholesome, unique experience”.

– Sarah O’Neill

“I felt immediately peaceful and Emma’s warm welcome added to the sense of calm. Re focused my mind onto my body. I felt them reconnecting. Thank you Emma for a lovely experience.”

– Angie Fiorita

“This was a great experience. Never had a mediation session before and it was so relaxing and beneficial. Definitely be returning and highly recommend to everyone!!

Elliot Ross

What are people saying about their Retreat experience with Daniela….

“Daniela is a passionate and professional teacher, who thoughtfully prepares each session always thinking about the needs of its participants. You can feel her calm, helpful, flexible and kind personality which is transmitted to the whole group. I appreciate her openness to share her broad experience with us as well as her suggestions on how to improve our practice. Daniela is a great teacher – don’t miss the chance to practice (or work) with her!”

Beatriz Baumgartner Zürich

“For ten years now, I keep returning to the same Island, the same Yoga class and the same Yoga teacher. Daniela is a very experienced teacher. Her style is a unique blend of energetic and gentle that I have found nowhere else. Her deep commitment both to the practise and spiritual foundation of yoga is tangible, and so are the passion and joy she feels for her art”.

(Gesine Edding, Germany)

“Daniela was my kind and careful yoga teacher for more than nine years. Besides a big trip to India, I visited her retreats on La Gomera four times. Every trip with Daniela was a personal highlight for me. I can wholeheartedly recommend Daniela as a dedicated and prudent yoga teacher and retreat leader.”

Violanta von Salis,  PR-Consultant, Zurich, Switzerland