How much or how little you do is up to you, this is your retreat, your experience.
KalyaaNa Spa & Wellness Retreat is a luxury wellness retreat and includes activities & facilities generally expected from a property of this quality. There is a spacious lounge and dinning area within the main building and outside you can enjoy the beautifully landscaped gardens. KalyaaNa Spa & Wellness Retreat offers a diverse range of fun and revitalizing activities and facilities. KalyaaNa provides activities & facilities to enhance spiritual health and wellbeing for the mind, body and soul. At KalyaaNa Spa & Wellness Retreat you can relax and choose from healing spa and wellness treatments and rituals infused with traditional wisdom from around the world, chill out in the Dharma Meditation Room & Yoga Studio, enjoy a Jaccuzi or detox in our infra-red sauna, go bush walking and explore Maslin Reserve’s flora and fauna or go bike riding through the Warren Blackwood’s majestic trees and exciting landscape. For those who have the intention to get fit and lose weight or perhaps for those feeling energetic why not make use of our fully equipped training studio.
With a fistful of hay and muesli you’ll be an alpacas best friend. Get up close and learn all about our alpaca and our other fury friends.
The Warren Blackwood offers beautiful mountain bike tracks through the majestic trees and exciting landscape. KalyaaNa Spa & Wellness Retreat offers bicycles and helmets free of charge so you can explore the local region.
More than 80 bird species including Western rosellas, parrots, blue wrens, honey-eaters, finches, red robins, whistlers, pigeons, kookaburras and numerous water birds, reside in the Blackwood River Valley for all or part of each year. This amazing variety of bird life has become a major attraction at KalyaaNa Spa & Wellness Retreat. Maslin reserve and our property’s tall marri trees provide spectacular viewing of the antics and sounds of the parrots and other birds that arrive daily.
A full gourmet breakfast is available every day and updated regularly by our in-house chef. Breakfast is served between 8.00 – 9.00am in the Mandala Dining Room. Please follow the link to view our Breakfast Menu.
Within the KalyaaNa Spa facility is the Buddhattitude boutique. Feel free to browse and purchase that little piece of KalyaaNa to take home for that someone special or simply to treat yourself. Choose from a range of Buddha merchandise, plush robes, meditation CDs, aromatherapy oils and health & wellbeing books. Read more.
KalyaaNa Spa & Wellness Retreat is right next to Maslin Reserve. Maslin Reserve is 49 ha of bushland located just a short drive out of Bridgetown, along Peninsula Rd. The Reserve is surrounded by land cleared for housing and farming. The Reserve was created in 1923 as timber for settlers. Timber was taken and so was gravel, leaving the Reserve extensively damaged. In the 1960 all remaining, mature timber was cut down and sawn at a mill on Peninsula Rd. Mature marris were left and are now the only tall trees. Locals campaigned to retain a reserve, with the land being vested in local Shire in 1993. Despite the damage sustained by logging and the removal of gravel an environmental studied carried out in 1990 found that the Reserve contained over 160 plant species. Understory plants trigger plants, orchids, peas, wattles, native buttercups and small perennial herbs, native grasses and sedges. There are many wildflowers to see in season and a large variety of birdlife. Why not explore the native flora and fauna using your walking guide (supplied in your retreat) or picnic by one of our three dams which are just a short stroll walk from your front door!
Facsimile and photocopying services are available from our office on request; and we offer a free telephone available for external dialling of local calls. However we encourage guests to take a complete break from being connected to the outside world so you can truly refocus on yourself and your wellbeing. Whilst there is wireless and mobile phone reception we ask that you minimise your time on spent on laptops, tablets, IPads and mobile telephones. We understand that unavoidably some guests do need to “touch base” with loved ones and work, and therefore we provide 24/7 access to a landline and limited use of the internet on our business computer during office hours only. If refraining from technology could pose a problem for you during your stay, please contact your hosts on (08) 9761 1420.
Dharma Meditation Room & Yoga Studio
KalyaaNa’s Dharma Meditation Room & Yoga Studio offers guests a quiet escape and is an ideal space for reflection, meditation, yoga practice and prayer or just to enjoy a few peaceful moments to the melt away stress. The simple room includes yoga mats, bolsters, eye pillows and a meditation stool.
Dining @ Mandala
KalyaaNa offers in-house dining facilities and room service from the main retreat building in the Mandala Dining Room. Prior ordering (please advise your hosts no later than 4pm) will ensure availability and avoid delay. The spa cuisine is fresh and healthy and includes a range of produce either grown here on the property or sourced locally. Dinner is served between 6.30-8.00pm in the Mandala Dining Room. Room service is available for evening meals. Please follow the link to see our Dinner Menu.
Both suites include a docking station suitable for an iPad, iPhone and iPod.
Eftpos facilities including Visa, Master card purchases.
A large cozy wood fireplace is located in the guest sitting lounge and is a major feature in colder months.
KalyaaNa offers complimentary fitness with hosts Karen and Vince in the Zen Fitness Studio from 7.00-7.30am daily. Why not join Karen & Vince as they workout out and experience how enjoyable exercise can be with a friend. You might even pick up a few fitness tips from us to strengthen your own program and make those workouts count!
A well appointed guest lounge with plush chaise lounge, remote control flat screen television, Foxtel, DVD player, home theatre and stereo sound system with an extensive DVD & music library to choose from, is available to enjoy.
Guest Sitting Room
This is the perfect place to sit, relax and unwind. Enjoy this room to relax in front of the cozy wood fire and enjoy a quiet read or sink back into the couch and enjoy a chat.
Is available to guests during longer stays. Adequate linen is provided for the days of your stay, with longer stays a change of linen and changeover of towels is provided.
Italian language interpreter available with host Vince fluent in Italian.
Jacuzzi (Lotus Lounge & Outdoor Jacuzzi)
Located in the Lotus Lounge, more than a luxurious amenity, the outdoor Jacuzzi at KalyaaNa Spa & Wellness Retreat has many health benefits. The bubbling of the jacuzzi is particularly soothing and will help you relax not only mentally but also physically; and can be an effective way to treat sore muscles and joints. You can use your time in a jacuzzi to get a reflexology massage by placing your feet directly in front of the water jets. Your feet contain thousands of nerve endings, and their stimulation can improve your overall well-being and mood.
The retreat provides exclusive use of its spa facility for scheduled holistic and wellness services. The KalyaaNa Spa facility does not operate as a traditional day spa offering beauty spa visitation to the public. The spa facility known as ‘KalyaaNa Spa’ adjoins the retreat. The spa delights in bringing you healing spa and wellness treatments and rituals infused with traditional wisdom from around the world as well as professional and educational consultations to assist you in your return to balance and health. The KalyaaNa Spa offers guests a range of wellness treatments with a focus on lifestyle visitation (i.e., lifestyle transformations concerning fitness, healthy nutrition, massage, art in counselling, weight management and stress management techniques) and spiritual visitation (i.e., spiritual development & enlightenment based on specific teachings and philosophies such as a ZenFit Fusion™ session, sandtray therapy, reiki and meditation techniques). Please see the drop down menu on main menu for complete list our health, fitness & wellness spa treatments.
A laundry service is available by arrangement. Dry-cleaning can be arranged for a fee with pick up Monday and drop off Wednesday.
Located within the KalyaaNa Spa facility is the Sadana Den & Library. A full library with an extensive range self improvement, motivation, health & wellbeing books and magazines; with games cabinet with board games & puzzles to choose from. The Sadana Den & Library is the perfect place to chill out and relax from the stresses of city life and catch up on your favourite read.
KalyaaNa offers complimentary meditation 4.00pm – 4.30pm daily. Why not join Karen and strengthen your own meditation practice. Enjoy peace, relaxation, calm and quiet time in the Dharma Meditation Room & Yoga Studio.
Free off-street parking is available on the property in the sign posted Guest Parking bays.
Permaculture Garden & Surrounds
KalyaaNa Spa & Wellness Retreat’s garden and surrounds have been built to make it water wise and have several paths leading through the garden which have been designed using permaculture, organic and sustainable living principles in mind. A unique blend of culinary, medicinal and fragrant herbs, fruit trees, berry plants and citrus have been planted in the garden and our fresh produce is used in the creation of our mouth watering menu of innovative and flavoursome foods and dishes all meticulously prepared by our in-house chef. There are BBQs, shaded seating areas, walking paths and comfortable seating. Reducing compost, are our keen gardeners (in both consuming pests and providing manure) the chickens, geese, ducks and turkeys. They keep Kalyaana’s kitchen well stocked with free-range eggs and provide enjoyment for our guests.
Available for evening meals only. Meals are available between 6.30pm – 8.00pm. Prior ordering (please advise your hosts no later than 4pm) will ensure availability and avoid delay. The Dinner Menu can be found in your suite.
Infrared saunas are an effective tool for natural healing and prevention. Infrared light has the ability to penetrate human tissue which in turn produces a host of anti-aging health benefits making infrared saunas one of the “hottest” retreat therapies for overall healthier living. If you want to get yourself back into balance, an infrared sauna is the perfect way to achieve your wellness goals whilst at KalyaaNa Spa & Wellness Retreat. Time spent in our sauna may assist with the detoxification process, pain relief, improved circulation, cell health, wound healing reducing blood pressure, relaxation and weight loss. KalyaaNa’s infrared sauna is conveniently located in the KalyaaNa Spa facility, and is available for unlimited guest use.
Mobile reception within the retreat may vary depending on your carrier, with the best service through Telstra. Most guests receive telephone reception, if not in the retreat, just outside. Whilst there is wireless and mobile phone reception we ask that you minimise your time on spent on laptops, tablets, IPads and mobile telephones. Your retreat includes a land-line telephone for local calls. We are happy to supply this number to you so that family members can phone in to reach you. However, we do encourage guests to take a complete break from being connected to the outside world so you can truly refocus on yourself and your wellbeing.
Both suites are equipped with a large television with DVD/CD players with over 100+ Foxtel Channels.
Free wi-fi is available throughout the premises. Please refer to the guest compendium in your suite for the password under “W” for wi-fi
Zen Fitness Studio
Your intention may be to lose weight, get fit, or maybe you just need peace and serenity de-stress to regain balance and ground you in your own space and time. Within the ‘KalyaaNa Spa’ facility is the Zen Fitness Studio. Getting fit couldn’t be more inspirational while watching the sun bathe the lush Maslin Reserve with a majestic golden hue. The Zen Fitness Studio has a wide range of equipment for all levels of fitness designed for your optimum wellness.