Heartland is a retreat that offers quality
at an amazingly affordable
Welcome to Heartland.
We’re a unique, spiritual, healing and detox retreat
that helps you find the Power Within!
Our team of experienced facilitators 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.
Here are some comments we received at the end of
a May 2017 retreat ....
thankyou! I came so defeated, tired, depressed,
disconnected. I am leaving a winner: alive,
happy, at peace, feeling I know who I am and
connected in love.”
“I was made to feel secure and safe.”
“This was a week of bliss and self understanding
.I loved everything about it!”
“A thoroughly enjoyable experience. I felt safe
to release and heal emotions.”
“You do a fantastic job and you have definitely
touched and changed my heart, thankyou!”
“It was run beautifully! Thankyou so much for
all the support, effort and knowledge shared.”
“A beautiful, peaceful and insightful place with
a perfect balance of activities.”
“Heartland has helped me find my true
spirituality through Nature – many thanks!!”
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 $995
(until 31st December 2017)
6-Day all-inclusive detox programs
from an amazingly low $1495
Please CLICK HERE
to go to our 6-Day Gentle Detox Page
INTO YOUR SPIRITUALITY THIS YEAR ! "
Enjoy our large 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 $995
(fully inclusive!) (until 31st December 2017).
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.
People from doctors and
psychologists to miners and farmers, teachers, nurses and
shop assistants both young and old (and from every state of
Australia and New Zealand as well as South Africa, the US –
even Bermuda, Tahiti, UK, Saudi Arabia and Norway!) enjoy
the casual, laid-back transformative ambience of Heartland!
Jenny came in November 2016......
A massive thanks to
both of you for one of the most fantastic five
days of my life. The feeling of safety and
security was amazing.
Apart from overnight, I never once closed or
locked my door. In fact, not one of us, from
cottage one, removed the keys from our doors. So
lovely to be able to have such trust whereas at
home one has to keep our doors locked at all
times even when we are at home.
I just loved every single thing about the
retreat. The special places where one could
spend quiet time, the places where one could
catch up with others and the beautiful feeling
of the temple, were all there to be enjoyed and
appreciated. The meditations and the chanting
were absolutely beautiful and your sharing of
knowledge was incredible, Les. I, also, enjoyed
your humour and your playfulness. After feeding
the dolphins which, by the way, was fantastic, I
got a chuckle when we were taken to the
playground in the park. Bring out the inner
child!?!? That was a crafty move. Loved it and
enjoyed my swing. A long time since I have had a
Trudi, I just loved your beautiful presence and
your georgeous smile. You have an aura about you
that is so gentle and serene. You are a true
angel. Your art lesson was fantastic. Not sure I
will ever be a Monet but I had a lot of fun and
your instruction is so simple that it makes
painting so much more enjoyable. I am happy,
too, that my husband loves the painting of the
guinea fowl as much as I do. Thanks, Trudi.
Once again, Les and Trudi, a big, big THANKYOU.
Julie came in March 2017.....
I just wanted to say
thank you again for your generosity of spirit
and sharing your wisdom. Though you make it look
effortless, I'm sure you spend many hours giving
consideration and preparation that is specific
to each group and each individual who crosses
your path........... the five days went so
quickly. Now back....... and trying to keep
balance and perspective, your ideas feel like
tools to assist.
Thank you again, and please thank your lovely
staff for all they do. A truly thoughtful
Love to all at Heartland
Our 3 Photo Galleries
by clicking the links below.
Gallery ONE -
Gallery TWO -
Frances has been many times before. This March
2017 she wrote.....
les for yet another shared time and space of
beauty, love, light, laughter & growth..your
strength, patience, guidance and abundant love
is always so nourishing and appreciated .. You
are a gift!
THANKYOU Trudi for the precious gift of both
mine and Hannah's divine art work that now hang
in their new homes, surrounded by great
gratitude & love.
Rob wrote from South
America in December 2016....
I am grateful to
have you in my life and I can say with both
hands on my heart that you have enriched my life
greatly over the years and played a significant
role of helping, supporting and guiding me
through some often challenging times. For
this...I am forever grateful. I am also grateful
to be connected to you, who in my eyes is as
connected and clear as any spiritual leader who
walks this planet. I am also grateful for
knowing your humanity and personality and all
the other aspects that make up the entirety of
So...thank you Les...really Big Thank You...from
my heart and soul to yours.
Video - Many of our programs include
free visits to feed
And when we say pampered we mean pampered with private zen-styled
fully prepared rooms (air-conditioned), fine vegetarian
cuisine, yoga, tai chi and the opportunity to indulge in
optional extras such as kahuna, remedial, deep tissue or
relaxing massage or a spiritual counseling/healing session*.
(* Massages are optional 5-Day program extras but are fully
included in our 6-day Gentle Detox program).
Heartland’s kitchen regime is based around some seventy
designer-salad and healthy 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 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.
Lisa came in April 2017 (like many guests) from
Kia Ora all!
It was a honour to spend those five days with
each and everyone of you.
I learnt so much about myself over those five
days and love the gentle and loving environment
that Heartland provides.
Les what a beautiful soul you are. Thank you for
your words and for your explanations. I found
that really helpful. I have ordered my
"homework" .....and will keep in touch.
Trudi....i didn’t get to spend much time with
you. But that art class was a highlight for me.
It was so much fun. Thank you for giving me the
space i needed and for letting me choose the
Kirsty.....you are so on the right path. What a
beautiful and open heart you have.
And all you beautiful women! WOW! You each
shared with me....each of you taught me
something....each of you left a positive
imprint. I feel very blessed to have met you
I miss you all.
I miss the mantras.
I miss our conversations.
I miss the salt water pool.
I miss the evening soup.
I miss early nights and early wakes.
Aroha Nui (big love ) to you all.
The founders are Trudi Dyer, an artist of extraordinary
passion and creative light that has brightened and illumined
the lives of countless guests over many years. (Trudi sells
well over 50 art pieces every year - so popular is her work)
and 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 creative art class, express your
inner child or enjoy the fun of visual expression. Heartland offers creative
classes, believing that self-expression is one of our most
effective healing processes.
There’s a 4,500 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 & Detox 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
and detox 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
Heartland’s famous 5 Day Renewal and
Healing programs are almost half price at present – $2000
value for just $995 (until 31st December 2017) !
Our 6-Day Gentle Detox Programs are
amazing value (for so many inclusions) at just $1495. 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.
These programs are always popular
due to word of mouth. They’re ideal for anyone needing to
refocus their life, repair their relationships, resolve
their past or repair a serious or debilitating illness.
As with other Heartland offerings,
you enjoy your own private fully prepared room
(air-conditioned), daily group sessions and lots of time to
In April 2017, some of the guests at one of our
groups on the last day wrote......
“I was worried I
would find conflict with my Christian beliefs –
but I found harmony and respectfulness.”
“I liked that Les
explained things...and their meanings.”
“The schedule was
“I loved the lack
of regimentation, easy schedule and
attitude.....we didn’t need to attend
“The food was
fantastic and delicious!”
the food – thankyou!”
feel of Heartland, the mix of activities.....it
was all just right!”
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 techniques, metaphysical programs and creative
workshops all make Heartland something very special.
inside our Temple at Heartland Retreat
Anne-Marie came from Dubai and later
Thank you so much for the group photo!
Indeed, we had a very special time !
When I am thinking of the difference of
our faces when we arrived and the smiles
when we left, I really see that quite a
lot of things have changed within our
stay with you all!
Nearly every day (maybe every day!) I am
thinking of one (or other of) the
moments we shared; it could be just
walking through the kitchen and saying
hello to the cook and congratulate them
for the excellent food...... or be
concentrated listening to Les sharing
his life experiences...... or being
deeply connected to our inner self in
meditation..... or painting.......or
practising Tai-Chi...... or sharing the
meals etc… ( I could enumerate every
moment!!! but it would take too long!)
So THANK YOU both of you for everything!
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 or detox your body,
thoughts and emotions,
- Remove any sense of
- Refresh yourself
- 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 Dyer & The Heartland Team
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 representations of peace and bliss.
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, because we
want to be of service to everyone – not just
those people who can afford several thousand
Thirdly, we don’t
have the high administrative overheads of most
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 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?
We can arrange transfers from Brisbane &
Sunshine Coast (Maroochy) Airports
We can also arrange pick up from
Coach and Rail stations.
CAN WE COME ANYTIME?
Our Programs start on a set day, generally on a
Monday. We run programs often fortnightly
because they’re so popular.
IS HEARTLAND NEAR
Gympie is about 8kms away and boasts 5
supermarkets, Big W, Harvey Norman, Lincraft,
DOES HEARTLAND HAVE A
POOL, TENNIS COURT AND SAUNA?
Yes, we do have a 4-person far-infrared sauna
and a large salt-water pool for you to relax in
the cool. Instead of a tennis court we have a
macadamia orchard, a donkey sanctuary and walks
across almost endless rolling green hills.
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
Janine, who has also been before, came again in
My third visit to
Heartland Retreat was everything I wished and
prayed for and more.
As always there are beautiful surrounds, clean
and lovely rooms and swimming pool, so many
thoughtful touches such as flowers everywhere,
good quality shampoo and conditioner and all the
teas and coffees, wonderful healthy food, like
minded guests, creative and soul filling
activities as well as much laughter and fun...
I sure needed some healing and a good dose of
Les's wise strategies to put in place and to
move forward from a great sadness where I have
been sabotaging myself for too long.
The five day Healing Retreat was a journey to
light and I am humbled to have made it with 15
other beautiful people.
I've come home and made a start already!
My heart, my mind and my spirit have all been
for "Heartland's Donkey Sanctuary"
Welcome to Heartland Retreat ...
Having a Look Around Heartland Retreat ...
Misty Morning at Heartland
Our 3 Photo Galleries
by clicking the links below.
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