CAYA Q&A: QENDO's First Retreat

By Meredith East-Powell, from The Healing Yogi

Feel the need to unplug for a long weekend and run away to Byron Bay? We know the feeling. Enter CAYA - A Women’s Wellness Retreat. Wellness Coordinator Meredith chats with us about her vision for this exciting new event kicking off January 2020.

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What is your role within QENDO, and why do you love doing what you do?

I'm the wellness coordinator at QENDO, which means I organise wellness events such as yoga, I also organise educational events with researchers and natural health practitioners so they can provide up to date information about their modality and how it can help women with endometriosis, adenomyosis and PCOS.

Why did you want to create this retreat experience?

I feel strongly that connection with others and taking time out for self-care is crucial for the management of a chronic illness such as endometriosis. I want women and girls to feel educated and empowered about their health and to develop a strong support network so they can thrive not just survive.

What makes this experience so special? Why should people come along and take part in the retreat?

This is the first ever retreat tailored for women with endometriosis and run by women who have endometriosis and adenomyosis. Every single aspect of the retreat has been thoughtfully curated from the menu to the activities which include gentle yoga, walks in nature, sound baths and a nutrition talk. The location is in magical Byron Bay at the beautiful Wybalena Organic Farm which features rolling green hills, a pool, a sauna and organic vegetable gardens.

What are you most looking forward to about the retreat?

Spending time in nature, connecting with other endosisters and the blissful sound baths created by my co-host Katie.

CAYA – A Women’s Wellness Retreat 

Would you like to get away and relax at a retreat that’s tailored to your needs? You’re invited to rest and renew at a women’s wellness retreat tailored for women with endometriosis and adenomyosis. 

The 3 day/2 night luxury women’s retreat will be held 17th to 19th January 2020. The retreat will be held at the beautiful Wybalena Organic Farm located in Byron Bay. Wybalena is a quiet and private location situated in a pristine natural environment, featuring rolling green hills, two spring fed creeks and organic gardens which supply fresh produce for retreat menu.

What will the retreat be like?

Your host Meredith East-Powell ( and special guests will guide you through three days of gentle yoga, meditation, workshops and self-care rituals. Chronic illness takes an enormous toll on the mind, body and spirit and this retreat will offer you knowledge, tools and support to regain a sense of wellbeing and connection. 

What’s included

  • 2 nights’ accommodation  

  • Organic, vegetarian, gluten-free meals

  • Infrared sauna and swimming pool

  • Nutrition talk with Meredith 

  • Special guest workshops

  • Gentle yoga 

  • Meditation

  • Sound healing

  • Walks in nature

What’s not included

Transfers or flights

Other important info


17th to 19th January 2020


Wybalena Organic Farm 

789 The Pocket Road 

The Pocket, NSW (Byron Shire)


$605 per person, all rooms are different and the type of room will be allocated based on a first in best dressed arrangement. Some rooms have already sold, so hurry in and book your space before it sells out!

By participating in this retreat, you will be raising money for QENDO and supporting fellow endosisters in their own wellness journeys.

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