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5 Day Juicing Retreat

Healthy Eating & lifestyle program

Gymea Eco Retreat, Northern NSW, Australia

The Retreat

GYMEA Health Retreat is a sustainable, eco venue positioned at the base of majestic Wollumbin (Mt Warning) in the northern rivers region of New South Wales.

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Positioned on 46ha (113 acres) of secluded naturally undulating rainforest with stunning views of Wollumbin / Mt Warning (UNESCO World Heritage national Park). Gymea Eco Health Retreat is positioned right in the heart of Australia’s Green Cauldron, one of Australia’s iconic landscapes identified as the creative and spiritual heartland of Australia.

We believe that Gymea Eco Health Retreat Centre provides our guests with a real opportunity to soak up the beauty, unwind and relax whilst being 40 minutes from Gold Coast Airport, 45 minutes from Byron Bay.

Retreat Packages

We have two options available for the complete HEAL U 5 day juicing retreat program which includes accommodation.

$2995 per person, private room
$4395 per couple, private room

Prices do not include flights or transfers. Returning guests get a loyalty discount!

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What’s it all about…

Over 5 days you will be immersed in our Healthy Eating & Lifestyle program, whilst living on nothing but freshly made, locally sourced cold pressed juices… that taste amazing!!!

The HEAL U Program takes you on a journey to discover what the ancient healers knew about the seven principles of health, wholefood medicine and the healing powers of the four elements Air, Fire, Earth and Water.

It’s relaxed, fun, educational and transformational and best of all its totally unique to Australia.

Facilitated by Gary Dowse – “a modern day shaman” and hosted by Jason Miles – “the master of ceremonies.” You will come away from the retreat feeling empowered and supported to walk your own healthy eating and lifestyle path.

Heal U, as the name implies, is all about YOU and gives you the opportunity to pause for a moment and hit the ‘reset button’.

Time to Retreat

The next retreats starts on Thursday 10 Oct (check-in from midday onwards) and concludes on Monday 14 Oct around 3pm.









What People are Saying

“A Great Find”

“I attended the 3-day ReSet Juice Retreat recently with Gary, Julianne and Jules. It was such a wonderful experience and weekend away.”


“First Fast”

“This was my first fast and I felt very supported and nurtured throughout the weekend “


“A wonderful experience”

“The whole retreat experience from start to end was truly wonderful and I feel confident I can do my own juice fast at home.”



“I have no words to describe what it feels like to go 3 days on nothing but juice. Thanks guys for show me another way.”


The weekend was a great way to reset and feel supported to do that in a healthy environment, including giving your body a good reset by being on the juices.

Rachel P

I was pleased with the information presented, it helped to come away from the weekend with a good knowledge of how to proceed and to learn what is good for us. Overall I would recommend it to a friend and in fact I already have! Thank you.

Terry H

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The Dates

Summer Retreat


Date: 10 – 14 Jan 2019
Time: 12:00 pm

Spring Retreat


Date: 10 – 14 Oct 2019
Time: 12:00 pm

Location: Gymea Eco Retreat
128 Bonnydoon Rd, 
Uki NSW 2484

What’s Included

Four nights’ accommodation, all workshops, group activities, fresh cold-pressed juices (as much as you need), delicious plant-based banquet (for last supper and breaking the fast) as well as a complementary massage, use of magnesium pool and a special Heal U gift bag containing lots of goodies!

Fresh Juices

Delicious cold pressed “foodies” juices that taste great, keep you satisfied and deliver all the dense nutrients your body needs. All juices are made from locally grown produce.

Plant-based Meals

Be inspired as we show you how to incorporate more plant-based meals into your daily lifestyle. Savour the taste of last supper & look forward to breaking your fast with locally grown produce.


Each person will receive a 60 min complementary massage by one of our qualified masseurs. Great for helping to release stress and bath in relaxation.

Magnesium Pool

Access to a 20m long resort style Magnesium swimming pool which enjoys incredible views of Mt Warning and the valley. Soothe away any muscle aches and pains and let your skin feel the healing benefits of the therapeutic magnesium.

4 Nights Accommodation

Luxury eco-deluxe accommodation, with 2 different room configurations:

  1. King size bed for one (single)
  2. King sized bed for two (couples)

All room furnishings are organic or bio-dynamic and all rooms, although modest in size, are conveniently located and have their own storage, shower, basin, toilet and individual art.

Single Room


Couples Room


More Inclusions

Yep we know what you are thinking… it already sounds amazing right? Well there are even more inclusions that we need to tell you about because this retreat is all about you and your healing.

Sound Healing

Enjoy a state of pure, unadulterated bliss as you allow the resonance of sound to clear away any emotional blockages and align your mind, body and spirit to peace and joy.

Qigong Classes

Instructor-led morning classes will be available for those wishing to participate. Qigong is an ancient healing art that assists with strength, internal healing and vitality.

Morning Walks

To get you up and moving in the morning we have arranged guided walking trails to take you through the beautiful, secluded, nature rainforest.

Fire Ceremony

A sacred opening and closing fire ceremony that will help you create a powerful and sustainable intention. Fire is a great transformative tool that we use to help you release and let go of anything that is no longer serving you, allowing you to be fully present.

Don Tolman

Self Care

Our retreat is recommended personally by Don Tolman the “Wholefood Medicine Cowboy” and proudly promoted by Fortune Events who have been bringing the Tolman wisdom of juice fasting and self care to Australia for the past 12 years.

The entire retreat team are Don Tolman Basecamp Graduates and we highly recommend you get along to the next free event to listen to Don Tolman speak about the 7 Principles of Health and what our ancestors knew about fasting.

Meet The Team

Gary Dowse

Gary Dowse

Facilitator / Instructor

Healthy Lifestyle Educator

Julianne Dowse

Julianne Dowse


Author of A Foodie’s Guide to Juice Fasting

Jason Miles

Jason Miles

Health Coach / Host

Studied Health & Wellness at The Institute For Integrative Nutrition

Nichola Miles

Nichola Miles

Support Crew / Hostess

Nic keeps us all focused and on track!

Gary Dowse

Facilitator / Shamanic Healer / Health Coach / Juice Master

A little bit about me…

I grew up in Adelaide and found my way to health and, more importantly healing, through martial arts. Where, in my late 20s, I had the very humbling experience of being ‘thrown about like a rag doll’ by a Master Instructor, who was in his 80s. Given my grandpa was much younger than this at the time and could barely walk, let alone compete with people a quarter of his age – I had to discover the secret to health and longevity!

My passion…

I am passionate about  natural healing therapies. I love the ancient healing arts and restorative healing powers you get from juicing and eating a whole food plant-based diet. I make juice daily, do regular juice fasting and cleansing programs and I am passionate about helping others learn the medicine of plant foods.

Things I’ve done…

  • Completed the Cert IV in Chinese Medical Massage (Acupressure) in 2001
  • Trained as an Energy Medicine practitioner and Health Coach with The Four Winds Society in 2011
  • Completed Basecamp with Don Tolman in 2013 (which literally changed my life)
  • Facilitated Juice Fasting Retreats since 2015
  • Completed Plant-based Professional certification at Rouxbe in 2017
  • Earned a Whole Food Plant-based (WFPB) nutrition certificate in 2017
  • Became a certified Natural Juice Therapist in 2018 at the Juice Master Academy Online
  • Currently the Master Juice Chef for Kuvings Australia

Julianne Dowse

Co-Facilitator | Author

A little bit about me…

As an intuitive, sensitive being who grew up in an environment that constantly served lemons – I learnt how to make lemonade! Deep down, I knew there was more to life, so when an opportunity presented itself in 1993 to move to Melbourne (from Adelaide), I grabbed it with both hands!

My passion…

Besides my gorgeous husband (and food), my passion is helping people ‘find their way’ to a lighter, brighter, greater and more magickal version of themselves. “A candle never loses its light when lighting another candle.”

Things I’ve done…

I wrote a book – it’s called A Foodie’s Guide to Juice Fasting to help people do a 7 day juice fast. As a self-proclaimed foodie, I know what it’s like to go without the very thing you love the most and so…I feel I have a lot to offer as most people don’t think they can go without food, let alone fast!

I give you an insiders perspective on what to expect  and how to navigate it successfully. So, whether you want to overcome a sickness, feel more energetic, or improve your overall health and wellbeing, you’ll move closer to your goal with a little help from someone who has been there and done that. And, as one of your facilitators, I am testament to that!

Jason Miles

Health Coach / Program Host

A little bit about me…

I grew up in a low socio-economic family in the west of Sydney. Little was I to know that my early foundations would shape who and what I wanted to be in life, because I wasn’t a fan of what I had. Having experienced such contrast was a big help with my transition.

I love keeping fit, self-development, trekking the great outdoors, growing our own food on our 14 acre property, buildings things, and I am a great lover of words. I spent most of my life by the sea and more recently adopted a tree change to experience the contrast. So far so good 😊

My passion…

I followed the wellness path from my early 20’s after suffering a near-death experience, and I now value everything this amazing planet provides, and what our minds and thoughts are capable of.

I am passionate about holistic health. To me, health and wellbeing is much broader than just food. It is critical that our focus and our approach, the language we use, and how we think about ourselves is equally as important. I have spent endless hours researching and learning the benefits of food, fasting, and mindset and continue this practice daily.

Things I’ve done…

I studied health coaching at The Institute For Integrative Nutrition, New York (IIN), graduating with a Diploma in 2015. I have also had the privilege of coaching many people through different circumstances and events in their life with great outcomes. Some of these people just needed an accountability coach, while others needed a deeper level of knowledge.

Nichola Miles

Support Crew / Your Host

There’s an old saying “behind every great man there’s a great woman.”

Well, behind every great TEAM this also applies.

Our Great Woman is Nichola Miles.

Sure, she is also the woman behind Jason Miles but the HEAL U Team functions a whole lot better because of all she does. Whether Nic is making us food, taking minutes, chasing us up for stuff we promised to do or making sure our wine glass is filled…Nic keeps us all focused and on track!

She might be behind the scenes, but she is by no means a shy wallflower!

And…you will get to feel her genuine care, warmth and support for your journey when you meet her at the Retreat!

And the final words… its in Australia!!!


Daily interactive workshops helping you learn more about yourself physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.


Learn the ancient wisdom about fasting and healing from our collective years of experience 


Participate in empowering meditations, breath-work and healing sessions


Enjoy 13 breakfast, lunch and dinner juices to fully nourish your body, mind and soul


Lots of fun, inspiration and heartfelt connections with other like-minded people


A fantastic support crew who volunteer their time to help us help you

Contact Us

Bookings: (03) 9503 0871
Gary Dowse: 0413 000 518
Jason Miles: 0419 706 917


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Health starts and ends with YOU!!!

Limited numbers are available and the retreat will sell out fast so make your reservation today. Invest in YOURSELF!