Escape from the hustle and bustle of city life to recentre, reconnect, and recharge….


Experience Deep Levels Of Calm

During the retreat, you will spend a significant amount of time deep in meditation, releasing long-term stress from within your physiology. You leave feeling a profound sense of calm pulsating through your entire body with a renewed enthusiasm to take on everything you are committed to.

Cultivate New Layers Of Clarity

During the retreat, you explore how meditation and mindfulness are profound tools for entering new stages of self-development and heightening levels of consciousness. You gain a newfound depth of self-awareness that carries into every area of your life – professionally, personally, socially, and family.


Become A Confident Meditation Practitioner

During the retreat, you learn an effortless self-directed meditation technique that is easy, enjoyable, and effective. You leave feeling highly competent and confident to practise on your own and continue to unravel new heights of calm and clarity.


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Each boutique room is equipped with comfortable beds and an en suite bathroom, and there are private or twin shared options available.


Delicious vegetarian dishes are freshly prepared for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Tea and coffee is available at all times throughout the day.



Urban professionals seeking to experience greater levels of calm, clarity, confidence, and connection. No prior experience with meditation is necessary.



Our retreat is located in the majestic Blue Mountains, just 1 hr 30 mins from Sydney CBD. The nearest train station is Leura Station where we can pick you up and take you to the retreat centre.



Begins Thursday 24th November, 2022 at 7:00pm (check-in is from 2pm)

Ends Sunday 27th November, 2022 at 4:00pm


Begins Thursday 1st December, 2022 at 7:00pm (check-in is from 2pm)

Ends Sunday 4th December, 2022 at 4:00pm



Triple Shared Room: $1449

Twin Shared Room: $1499

Private Room: $1999

(Cost includes all meals, accommodation, and sessions)



Walter Bellin

Walter Bellin

Walter pioneered the development and teaching of a wide range of methods designed to maximise the professional and personal potential of individuals, teams and organisations. Walter is an international consultant who regularly consults to the top senior management teams of Australian public and private sector organisations in the areas of corporate development, leading organisational change (specialising in organisational cultural change), leadership development, teambuilding, communication skills and strategic business planning. Walter began meditation in 1970 and has continued ever since. Mindfulness meditation training has always been part of Walter’s leadership and personal development programmes.

Robert Meredith

Robert Meredith

For over 15 years Robert has worked with senior teams and management all over the world assisting them create the leadership and corporate cultures that support them to achieve their vision and goals. He was a foundation member of Mckinsey’s Mindsets and Capabilities initiative and has extensive experience in C Suite and Senior Team Facilitation and Coaching. He has a variety of qualifications in a various leadership and stress management courses, as well as years of experience running corporate personal development companies. Outside of work, his love of The Himalayas led him to create “Conscious Trekking”, a travel company taking like-minded people to discover ‘spirit of place’ in the mountains.

Kevin Janks

Kevin Janks

Kevin is the Co-Founder and Chief Meditation Officer at Centred Meditation. He reluctantly came to meditation out of desperation to rid himself of the detrimental effects of stress. Years down the track of cumulative benefits, Kevin now dedicates his life to making this untapped resource more accessible to urban professionals through his world-first corporate meditation studio as well as his highly sought-after meditation and mindfulness programs with many of Australia’s leading businesses. He regularly features in the media – print, radio, and TV – and is also a proud lululemon Ambassador.

Nikki Janks

Nikki Janks

Nikki is the Co-Founder and Marketing Guru at Centred Meditation. It was while studying to be a Psychologist at University when she experienced first hand the visceral effects of stress on her mind and body: constant anxiety, muscle spasms, digestive issues and the list goes on. She stumbled upon meditation online, and was overwhelmed by it’s immediate effects on all aspects of her life. She has since directed a non-profit organisation, trained as an Ayurvedic Practitioner, and travelled around the world organising, undertaking, and facilitating personal development and leadership programmes.

I went to the Here & Now Retreat expecting to learn to meditate better. What I received was that – and so much more. I learned to recognise and be comfortable with thoughts, emotions and sensations that arise during my meditation practice. I connected a lot of dots regarding who I am at my core and why I respond to certain things in a certain way. I learned how to be more open and vulnerable. I met, bonded with, learned from and was inspired by like-minded people. In short, I found my tribe.

Having started meditating with Centred Meditation last year, this was my first ever meditation retreat and I am extremely grateful and blessed to be able to be part of this life changing experience. The retreat is more than just spending time meditating. It incorporated a lot of self-growth sessions which was the part I enjoyed the most. The program was facilitated by experienced hosts Nikki, Kevin, Walter and Robert and through their insightful and knowledgeable guidance and coaching, I have been able to dive deeper into my own personal issues and they have provided me with the tools and techniques to accelerate my healing journey. Everyone in the retreat bonded like  family over the last few days (it was actually sad to leave as we were all having such a great time). I’ve enjoyed getting to know everyone’s stories, have met like-minded people and formed new friendships. The accommodation and food were also excellent which was an added bonus. I am looking forward to the next retreat and can’t wait to see my progress coming out of the retreat. Thanks so much Centred Meditation for this opportunity!

The retreat was one of the most transformational things I have done. I was sure meditation wasn’t for me, but after only three days, it is something that I have since brought into my life, a practice that I use day in day out and makes an enormous impact on my life.

Before I attended my first Here and Now retreat, I thought it was just going to be a peaceful three days of rest and relaxation. It was that and SO much more. The retreat compelled me to put a lens to my life, my relationships and my identity.
Instead of being shy or scared, I was greatly inspired and have since attended two more retreats. Nikki, Kevin, Walter and Robert are knowledgeable, compassionate and insightful facilitators. They clearly practice what they teach and are motivated to make positive change in the world.
Ultimately, the retreats have cemented the practice of daily meditation in my life and have given me the tools to view and intentionally live my life with greater clarity and purpose.
I highly recommend the Here & Now retreats for anyone who wants to examine their self-relationship and learn new tools to activate personal growth.

Graphic Designer

I have just come on my first retreat and it has also been my first experience with effortless meditation. I have been blown away at how simple it is as a practice and how incredible powerful it can be, and can really see myself using it regularly in my life. The facilitators are all so experienced, knowledgeable and passionate about making a difference in each and everyone’s lives and in the greater world as a collective. I cannot recommend this experience highly enough for anyone looking at starting a meditation practice, for anyone “stuck” in their life and looking for some practical self development, and for anyone prepared to take their lives to the next level.

Masseuse & Home-maker

I’ve been meditating for about 15 years and had never been to a meditation retreat before. It was a really amazing experience! Nikki and Kevin set it up beautifully, it was a wonderfully open group of people who came and I left feeling remarkably uncluttered and clear and which was a real gift.

I didn’t think three days would be enough, but it was! I can’t believe how much I learned about myself in such a short time. Before the retreat, I had been banging my head against the wall trying to change the external which I now know was a futile endeavour. The reality is that the world is going to stay the same, I just needed to find a way to effectively deal with it. The retreat completely changed the way I react internally to the external. Looking back, the moment I hit the booking button was a life-changing turning point for me.

This is now my third retreat and I keep coming back because there is honestly nothing else out there that I can go to where I really feel like I can return to myself and my true being and feel so comfortable, so safe and so loved in that space. Nothing beats that feeling. We all have our daily lives that we return back to; ones that are hectic and full with so many responsibilities. I love knowing that I can come back to my support network in Nikki, Kev, Walter and Robert as well as the retreat space, environment and tools in meditation.


I came to the retreat thinking I was going to get a better understanding about meditation, and I absolutely did. Every myth I had about meditation has been completely bust and I now feel so comfortable meditating on my own. However, the additional sessions have actually been life-changing! We examined our thought patterns and behaviour patterns in really practical ways and I have come out feeling a better person. The value of the retreat has far exceeded my expectations and I can’t wait to come back on another retreat!

I umm-ed and ahh-ed about whether I should join Centred Meditation’s three night retreat. There were so many excuses not to go:  getting time off work, leaving the kids, spending the money.  And sure, it would be a nice break, but would anything change once I came back?  In the end, I chose to prioritise my wellbeing, and I’m so glad I did.  The cumulative effect of multiple meditation sessions each day really helped to settle my nervous system.   Warm and wise Nikki, Kevin, Walter and Robert were always available to provide support and to help to work through any issues that came up during meditation.  I’ve come home rested, nourished (the food was amazing!) and reinvigorated, ready to focus on what really lights me up and to work on what’s  holding me back.  The retreat also helped to re-establish my meditation practice, which had fallen by the wayside in the busyness of daily life.  The Here and Now retreat is absolutely worth the investment in yourself and your personal growth.

I recently attended Centred Meditation’s Here & Now meditation retreat. Beautifully organised and gently and compassionately facilitated by Nikki and Kevin, the weekend was truly beneficial ‘time out’. I’m full of gratitude for deep rest grounded in meditation, the inspirational teaching of Walter and Robert, and the exquisite heart-opening we experienced together. In such good company, the fragmentation I’ve felt in the year since my husband died has eased. I have reconnected with my inner self and life purpose. I feel whole again, with a deeper understanding of who I am and the legacy I want to leave.
Christina OAM

There are many Retreats out there that promise deep relaxation which sounds great – but ultimately, they only provide a ‘band-aid’ fix. The difference in the Centred Meditation Retreat is that you will be exposed to some of the best personal development teachers in the fields of consciousness and not only learn relaxation and stress management practices but also have the opportunity to deal with what is the way of you achieving better wellbeing – and how to change it, in your everyday life in an ongoing, wholistic, practical way so the benefits go way beyond the weekend.

The Centred retreat has given me so many ideas on how I want to keep developing. I’d really recommend it if you feel like you have done a little inner growth work but feel stuck. This retreat will give you tools and ideas to keep developing and keep growing.

The quality of guidance we’ve had has been absolutely second to none. The speakers are incredible and it’s been so welcoming and easy to integrate with the people who have been a few times and also the new people. I would highly recommend that if you’ve been thinking about it then just book it!


I recently attended the Here and Now retreat with Nikki, Kevin, Robert & Walter. It was an amazing experience. I have previously practiced focussed forms of meditation which were difficult to practise, but the meditation technique taught on this retreat was truly effortless! Now, I actually enjoy my meditation time and look forward to it every time! The retreat was not only about meditation, we also had self-growth sessions as well as breathwork and a special kind of yoga. The food was also delicious!   I am grateful that I attended this retreat as I was able to connect dots from my childhood and the belief systems that I have developed, which helped me understand my growth opportunities. I would 100% recommend this retreat to anyone wanting to learn to meditate completely effortlessly and anyone looking to understand more about themselves!

I cannot easily express the enormous benefits of the insights and outcomes of the retreats. It gives you time to pause and reflect on things you don’t always have the time or inclination to. It’s a chance to discover things about yourself while at the same time connecting and sharing with the other attendees. When you return back to your regular life, you can see what you might like to do differently going forward and its a great way to re-set and recalibrate yourself and your direction in life.

If you have ever wanted to take part in a retreat or wondered what they are about, you have arrived at what is, in my opinion, the very best of them. 
The excellence of this organisation is beyond words and when you experience it for yourself, you will find that you will want to be part of the energy of this space again and again.
When I decided to do it I looked for the next available date and amazingly, it was starting on my birthday! … And what a wonderful birthday present it was!
Prior to me taking part in this retreat I had some long-standing issues with my mother and frankly, I went there with no expectations but I thought if perhaps I could find a way to resolve my issues it would be such a bonus.
Well, the very first day after returning from the retreat and for the very first time, my mother and I had a pleasant and normal conversation and we talked and talked. In the past, my mother never smiled or laughed when she was with me – now we laugh together all the time …  And I have no idea how that happened!
If you are curious and wondering if this could be for you, I urge you to give yourself this present and experience it for yourself.

This was my first time learning how to meditate, and my first ever meditation retreat. I was blown away by the hosts especially their knowledge, experience, professionalism and their capacity to leave participants able to meditate effortlessly, and to expand their leadership and capacity to ‘be’ and contribute in the world.

There was a perfect balance of meditation, and other sessions to enable holistic growth and transformation. The addition of having access to the facilitators, including through one on one coaching to address any specific questions, queries or concerns was highly beneficial and very impactful.

The accommodation was sufficient, the meals were delicious and healthy and it was organised in such a way that everything was handled and the weekend flowed without a hitch.

Kevin, Nikki, Walter and Robert were phenomenal and incredibly generous with their time, love and commitment to ensuring everyone was able to fulfil on what they were seeking. I can not recommend the retreat and being in the company and learning from this incredible people enough. I will be attending in the future for sure!
After the retreat I had an increased appreciation, and experience, of the impacts of meditation including greater peacefulness, and access to being present in the world. I have continued to meditate as a result of the retreat, and will do so forever.

A Centred Meditation retreat creates a supportive community in a safe space in which I can deepen my meditation practice, reflect on where my life is at, and participate in group discussions to share with, and listen to, others about my and their experiences on our journeys of inner growth. Nikki, Kevin, Walter and Robert, the facilitators of the retreat, are wonderful people who are knowledgeable, engaging and insightful. They have helped me develop a better understanding of who I am and how I might grow while still holding true to myself. The food, accommodation and team at Brightlands are outstanding. Come along with an open mind and you’ll be amazed at what you discover about yourself and how you relate to others!

I attended the Here and Now Retreat on the 19-22 Sept 2019.  I was introduced to this retreat by a friend who has attended previous retreats.  I am a Senior Project Manager at a Top 5 ICT Company where things can get a little stressful.

Nikki, Kev and Robert were key in making me feel welcomed and safe throughout the retreat.  At first I was not too sure what I needed or wanted to change, but by the end I walked away with a clear goal and understanding on how I can improve myself.  I have been implementing these changes and feel so much more relaxed and present when dealing with situations that in the past may have created a lot of stress in my life.

I cannot thank the team enough at Centred Meditation for making me feel like a part of their family, encouraging me throughout and getting me to step out of my comfort zone in a safe way.

Since attending I have had the opportunity to stand up in front of 50+ staff to present a talk, which I would never have done in the past.


Senior Project Manager

Before coming to the retreat I was someone who had tried meditation but just didn’t really enjoy it.  I wanted to come to the retreat to learn how to meditate properly so I could use it to connect with my higher self, my innate creativity and that it was a powerful tool that a lot of highly successful people use and swear by it. I knew that it was important to do, in order to develop your spiritual practice, but I had absolutely no idea that meditation and personal development were connected. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the weekend wasn’t just about learning how to meditate properly but it was about learning how to develop personally, to wake up, grow up and show up as the best version of yourself that you can be. Including a structured path and tools to help you get there. What an incredible bonus!!!

Nikki and Kevin are very warm kind and down to earth. Robert and Walter had such fascinating backgrounds and experience in the positive psychology movement and had been meditating and coaching executives for decades. I was a little in awe of them! Between the four of them I had so much knowledge and experience to tap into as they were very open and generous with their knowledge and advice. Having never experienced any type of coaching or mentoring before I found this incredibly fulfilling.

The weekend gave me an opportunity to answer some questions about myself that I had been thinking about for years. It also gave me many fascinating insights into human behaviour and stages of development which changed everything for me. It helped me put things into perspective in a new way and I really wasn’t expecting any of that. I felt changed for the better by the end of the weekend and you will too. I really enjoy meditating now and find it easy to do.

I would highly recommend this experience to anyone who wants to learn how to meditate properly but also wants to learn how to be a better human and to make sense of their experience on planet earth. I felt very nurtured and connected to everyone in the group.  I can see why so many of the participants I met had been to many previous Centred Meditation retreats and I will now be one of those people too. Thank you all for such a positive life changing experience and I will see you again on the next one!



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