Heartland is a retreat that offers quality
at an amazingly affordable
Welcome to Heartland.
We’re a unique, family-run, spiritual and healing retreat
that helps you find the Power Within!
We help you renew your zest for
life, refocus on the things that really matter to you, and
re-discover the power, the creativity and the beauty you
A recent guest shared a story with
us today…. That she is able to share her experience of
Heartland with everyone that she knows because we embrace
people from all walks of life.
You don’t have to be a yoga devotee, or a follower of any
religious doctrine. As long as you want to get in touch with
your own heart, to heal or renew yourself in your personal
way, then Heartland is for you.
Now, you can enjoy a
Health Retreat that’s also a Self-Empowerment Retreat and a
Spiritual Healing Retreat. You’ll benefit from the
advantages of three retreats in one! We’re the Health
Retreat with significant added benefits.
Here at Heartland we come from our
hearts and express them as honestly as we can.
We believe that nothing matters more
than love. That love is the highest truth. And that Love is
the best and most effective way to move forward and make our
lives rich celebrations of life.
We welcome you to Heartland!
This 80 acre wildlife sanctuary offers relaxing and
5-Day getaways from an extraordinarily low $895
(until 30th September 2014)
INTO YOUR SPIRITUALITY THIS SUMMER ! "
Enjoy our new Salt-water Pool!
Our 5 Day Healing Renewals are half their real value at just
And our residential 5-Day Healing
Renewal programs are an incredible $895
(fully inclusive!) (until 30th September 2014).
Bring a friend and we’ll take $100 off the total account!
These aren’t prices you’d expect from a normal retreat – but
Heartland isn’t normal. It’s more like an eastern spiritual
ashram –with western material conveniences.
Heartland in July 2012 ...
I would like to provide some feedback on my stay
with you. Today I was driving up the "Goat
Track" towards Mt Tamborine from Canungra. My
little boy who is 3 said to me "Look at the
bewfiful (beautiful) trees". I looked and they
were indeed amazingly gorgeous, the dawn
sunlight was reflecting off them in brilliant
yellow flashes and combined to create a bouquet
of free and readily accessible art. I knew
immediately that I had brought home an
incredibly special gift from my stay at
Heartland Retreat. I had accumulated JOY! The
reason I knew that I had accumulated this joy
and retrieved it from my stay at heartland is
because neither of us probably would have
noticed the trees or how beautiful they were
because we were such unhappy people, or rather I
was unhappy and asleep in my life and this
emitted from me to my son.
Before I went to stay at Heartland, I was an
emotional and mental tragedy in desperate need
of repair. Les taught me techniques which helped
me see I didn't need to be repaired, I just
My relationship with myself changed. I have
since become kinder and gentler to myself. I
appreciate everything that is happening to me
right now, rather than dwelling on unhealthy
obsessive thoughts from 20 years ago.
Now, thanks to so many spiritual epiphanies
brought on by discussions with Les throughout
the week, and the intense nurturing I felt
throughout the process, I have
gratitude..Everyday! I have so much gratitude
for everything around me, and in discovering
that gratitude, I now have immense joy.
People at work are amazed at the difference in
my attitude and how happy I am, people always
comment: "Why are you so happy and smiling all
the time". I tell them "It's simple, I have
joy!" Not many understand, but I am slowly
trying to spread the joy around my workplace
through the use of happiness and smiles and
guiding other people to have gratitude. When I
see an unhappy person, I smile at them as
largely as I can and whether they return the
smile or not, I send them joy from my heart
energy and wish them well.
I am now allowing myself to be more vulnerable
and let down walls which I had built as a child.
I am surprised that once I didn't have such a
stone wall around me how much my social network
expanded and how rapidly. Everyone I see walking
in the halls wants to stop and chat. I think
it's because of the happy summery vibes I put
out to the world. I am forgiving wrongs and
looking at them from different sides and
thinking, wow, why did that upset me so much. A
lot of pain in my body has now subsided due to
having less dis-ease inside.
I have continued eating in a vegetarian style,
as it pleases me to think I may be reducing the
footprint of the innocent animals who are
needlessly slaughtered in fear and horrid
Oh yeah, and I have exploded with creativity. I
put one of my paintings on the wall and my
little boy said "That's so pretty mummy". I also
felt brave enough to send one to my friend for
I wish I could hold the world inside my soul so
they too may feel the amount of joy which emits
like a sun from the love I have for myself, my
son, my world and earth and universe. Thank you
Les and Trudi, thank you thank you thank you.
And I thank you also for Nicholas, who is one of
the purest and kindest human beings I am yet to
meet, many people could
learn so much compassion from your young man.
In gratitude and joy.
Amanda (south east Queensland)
And when we say pampered we mean pampered with private zen-styled
fully prepared rooms (air-conditioned), fine vegetarian cuisine, fresh organic
juices and the opportunity to indulge in optional extras
such as a remedial massage, a Naturopathic or reflexology
session, an astrology
reading or a reiki healing.
Heartland’s kitchen regime is based around some seventy
designer-salad and raw food dishes, many organic in season.
There’s also a huge range of over 45 beverages from a huge
range of teas right through to percolated coffees.
You’ll also be pampered with wonderful meditations,
inspiring metaphysical talks, empowering self-healing
workshops and the chance to connect to the Power Within.
Naturally, guests may choose to attend these talks – or
spend their time relaxing in other ways. There is no
requirement to attend any activity whatsoever.
Rosaria came from
Sydney with her husband for our New Year 2013
Words are not
enough for thanking you both for such an amazing
New Year’s Retreat at Heartland. Once again,
everything has been simply perfect, like a
symphony played by an angelic orchestra (of
course you do have quite a few important
connections up there).
Looking after such a big number of guests is not
easy task – and we are so grateful to both of
you as well as Nicholas and Wayne for having
done “miracles” in being sure everything was
just perfect. A huge thank you for driving us to
Carlos sand blow in time to welcome the first
rays of the sun this year - what a memorable
experience - and for the magnificent early
morning picnic on Rainbow Beach! Wow! You are
truly Angels on Earth!
I do believe Heartland is changing our lives –
in a way no other place or therapy could ever
do. Since our April visit we have already seen
major changes in our lives, but we are also
aware of how important it is to get some
Heartland injections from time to time, as every
time we learn new things and we keep growing
along our spiritual path. We are now fully
recharged, and our hearts are beaming with love.
But we will come back and visit again soon…
With immense love
and gratitude, Rosaria
The Retreat’s founder and Spiritual Facilitator is Les Dyer,
an internationally recognized spiritual Teacher, Healer and
Author who has been at the forefront of the Australian
spiritual movement for over thirty years. He has
facilitated over one thousand retreats and spiritual
workshops across Australia alone.
You can also indulge in a step by step painting class, learn
sculpture in hebel or enjoy the fun of soul collage. Heartland offers creative
classes, believing that self-expression is one of our most
effective healing processes.
There’s a 4,000 book library to browse, full of spiritual,
healing and self-empowerment volumes and there’s even an
organic macadamia orchard and a
donkey sanctuary at the
Many of our programs include
free visits to feed
The 2 dolphins (Mystique & Harmony)
A Health Retreat with a difference! That’s Heartland. Based
on widely recognized spiritual teachings, self-empowerment
and self-realisation techniques, complementary healing
modalities and the most modern dietary understandings,
Heartland offers you the opportunity to experience a totally
wholistic approach to your personal wellbeing – physically,
dietary, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
Heartland is a unique Health Retreat with a (non religious)
spiritual and soul-inspired difference!
Heartland’s famous 5 Day Renewal and Healing programs are
almost half price at present – $1800 value for just $895
(until 30th September 2014) !
And credit cards are most welcome.
A part of these programs gives guests the opportunity (if
they wish) to address everything from detoxing to quitting
self-limiting sabotage habits inherited from childhood. The
program is always popular due to word of mouth. It’s ideal
for anyone needing to refocus their life, repair their
relationships, resolve their past or repair a serious or
As with other Heartland offerings, you enjoy your own
private fully prepared room (air-conditioned), daily group
sessions and lots of time to refresh yourself.
Intensive 5-day organic full juice detox
programs are available, complete with remedial massage for
S. also came for
New Year 2013……
Thank you so much for the retreat. It was truly
a healing experience and the very best way to
start the new year. It was uplifting and life
affirming. At some time every day since I was
about seven I have wished I was dead at least
once a day and quite often it was throughout the
day in darker moments. I did not act on this as
I had this sense there was a reason I was here
despite my inner voice telling me repeatedly I
had no reason for being. You have shown me the
reason. At peace, I am. Trust and faith, I have.
Together with the divine. A knowing. Intention.
Confidence now to step into all that I am,
without fear and with love. Thank you.
Love and light, S.
at Heartland, we have 3 separate cottages where
each guest has their own private air conditioned
maximum of 4 women or 4 men would share the
bathroom facilities and separate toilet. It
depends on our bookings at the time – sometimes
people stay here and only share a bathroom and
separate toilet with 1 other guest – but
unfortunately, we cannot promise how many guests
will be sharing your cottage with you as our
bookings come in at different times.
also have 1 private ensuite room that you may be
lucky to have during your stay here! But we do
reserve this room for couples or for guests who
require a private bathroom. We are happy to
offer this ensuite room to anyone else – but
cannot guarantee the vacancy at your time of
booking (unless you need this room for medical
purposes or you are a couple).
also have the main Retreat house which has rooms
available which we use when the need arises – if
our cottages are booked out and we feel that
another guest would be appropriate for that
We believe strongly that the universe guides the
right people to come and stay here at Heartland
– and we trust that each guest will find what
they are looking for while they are here. Most
of our guests settle into a wonderful peaceful
place within themselves after the first initial
greetings are over! If you are guided to come
here – for whatever reason – don’t let our
shared facilities stop you!
Amex, Mastercard and Visa credit cards are always welcome.
Just 2 hours north of Brisbane, Heartland offers
airport/rail/coach pickups to ensure a stress-free break.
Our sabotage-busting workshops, spiritual healing programs,
meditation weekends, metaphysical programs and creative
workshops all make Heartland something very special.
inside our Temple at Heartland Retreat
came early 2013….
uplifting, wonderful 5 day retreat and
to witness the sunset was magical and I
would like to say Thank You. Since I
have come home I find I don’t need to
re-act anymore all I have to do is come
back to presence and know it is as it
is. There is peace and understanding now
with me instead of arguing. I am filled
with so much JOY, nothing else matters.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you both.
Today while I was (out) ladies I know
said to me, Kathy you look amazing what
are you doing? I told them I went to
Heartland Retreat but that was all I
said ……to describe how I felt well I
just can’t because they probably would
not understand fully what I was saying!
However I suggested to them that they
have to experience the Retreat
themselves. All I could be is a Beacon
of Light to whomever and that is what my
intention will be. Love and Light
Thank you also Trudy for those beautiful
photos I am going to hang them proudly
in my home and every time I look at them
I will be sending you lots of love and
Namaste and Blessings
For more recent testimonials please
visit our Testimonials page.
Are you seeking to find a sense of inner peace and
wholeness? Would you like to heal your body, mind or
emotions? Would you like to discover your inner child or
Heartland offers you the peace and ambience we all desire
today to discover our true Self. Here, you will be able to
- heal your body, thoughts and
- center your being on the Divine
- re-focus on your inner life,
- refine your purpose,
- replenish your spirit,
- deepen your awareness and
- find peace and wholeness.
We offer you a place where you may find love, healing, real
acceptance and spiritual wisdom.
We are all spiritual beings having a physical existence. We
simply need to connect to the Power within and live it. That
may be easy to say, but for most of us to live in a state of
higher awareness is not possible all the time. We have
moments of being awake and moments when we are almost asleep
and simply reacting as we always have…. not consciously
aware that at this moment we could make a new choice, we
could express our higher selves.
We welcome you to share in our vision of celebrating life
and making this world a better place for all to share!
With Love & Blessings,
Les & Trudi Dyer
ASKED QUESTIONS & ANSWERS….
WHY DID YOU START
We started Heartland in order to offer people a
place where they could feel safe; and work on
any problem or situation they had in their life
within a beautiful environment.
We did it mindful
that everyone appreciates fine food,
cleanliness, service, safety and all those
little touches that make going away special –
but not everyone can either afford five star
luxury (or wants to pay for it).
So we try to offer
the very best of both worlds.
WHY ALL THE BUDDHA'S
EVERYWHERE? ARE YOU BUDDHIST?
No we’re not.
The sculptures and
paintings of the Buddha's are created by Trudi
and are her representations of peace and bliss.
She says she’ll be
working on Jesus’ sculptures next!
IS HEARTLAND A
No, not in the orthodox sense; but yes, we
follow the universal teachings of Jesus.
We don’t see Jesus as
a saviour, but rather as a World Teacher.
WHY IS HEARTLAND
CHEAPER THAN OTHER RETREATS?
There are four answers.
Firstly, we’re not
‘glitzy’ but more homely, more like a big
Secondly, we don’t
charge for our workshops like most places.
Nothing at all.
So you only pay for
the food and accommodation.
It’s our way of
Thirdly, we don’t
have the high administrative overheads of most
We’re a family
Lastly, we’re not
profit-driven (although naturally we do need to
cover costs, plan developments for the comfort
of guests and still be able to offer significant
help to humanitarian projects across the globe).
DO GUESTS HAVE THEIR
Yes, with air conditioning, heating and quality
furnishings (including double or king-single
commercially laundered ensembles).
DO GUESTS HAVE TO TAKE
PART IN THE PROGRAMS YOU RUN?
You can simply lounge
around the library – or even spend the week in
the Art Shed!
All workshops and
activities are optional.
WHAT DO YOU GET FOR
YOUR MONEY AT HEARTLAND?
You enjoy your own private room with shared
bathroom facilities (one double room with
ensuite is available for couples or those
requiring extra privacy).
All meals, all
workshops both on self-empowerment and healing,
all talks, daily meditations and mantras, all
art and creative classes are all included in our
special package prices.
WHAT IS A SPIRITUAL
It’s a place where you can refocus, heal,
empower yourself, connect to the Divine ‘within”
– and generally have a good time without having
to agree to any dogma.
WHICH AIRPORT DO YOU
PICK UP FROM?
Sunshine Coast (Maroochy) Airport.
We also pick up from
Coach and Rail stations.
CAN WE COME ANYTIME?
Our programs start on a set day, often on a
Monday. We generally run programs every
fortnight to cater to their popularity.
However, sometimes we
can offer guests longer term private stays
during which they partly look after themselves.
Please enquire if seeking a private retreat.
IS HEARTLAND NEAR
Gympie is about 8kms away and boasts four
supermarkets, Big W, Harvey Norman, Lincraft,
DOES HEARTLAND HAVE A
POOL, TENNIS COURT AND SAUNA?
Yes, we do have a large salt-water pool for you
to relax in the cool; and, instead of a tennis
have a macadamia orchard, a donkey sanctuary and
walks across almost endless rolling green
and yes, we do have a Sauna.
We are a continually
IS HEARTLAND A CULT?
Good grief, no!
We are totally
opposed to cults.
You couldn’t even
join us if you wanted to!
There’s nothing to
Kate came in January
Dear Les and Trudi
Our daughter, Katherine (Kate) arrived home last
night after spending the last 6 days with you.
The difference in her is amazing – the furrows
on her forehead have gone and she seems so much
more relaxed and, what is so wonderful to see,
happy and smiling.
We have spent the last 27 years trying to obtain
help for her unsuccessfully – in fact a lot of
the treatment prescribed by the medical
profession has made her much worse. The last few
months have been unbelievably bad and we have
feared she would not survive. We had been told
nothing more could be done for her and she would
never get better. Many medical practitioners
would not even return our desperate calls for
help. You, however, seem to have given her a
purpose for the future and hope.
Obviously one cannot erase 27 years of struggle
in 6 days, but what you have accomplished in
this short time has been nothing short of
miraculous. We know that she will need to come
back to Heartlands again for further visits and
it is wonderful to know that she has your
support and guidance going forward.
We wish we had known of Heartlands all those
years ago. How different her life would have
Our sincere thanks to you both for giving us our
daughter back and for the wonderful work you do.
MARIAN AND GEOFF
Kate herself wrote ...
Heartlands was an amazing experience for me. So
much more helpful than anything I have done
before. Thanks to you, Trudi, and all the other
for "Heartland's Donkey Sanctuary"
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