Melbourne - Feb 2nd 2020

Byron Bay - Feb 9th 2020

Deep Rest

Your body needs it

One day, full immersion

How to reignite your vitality even if you're feeling time poor & exhausted

Do you feel like you're whirring along in a hurricane of 'to do' without much time left for YOU?


Stop right there - you're supposed to have it all together. 


Your health, your family, your purpose, your job - you're supposed to have this all woven into a magic carpet that sings with innate harmonious aptitude.




Also, how exhausting! 


So ok, what's the answer to conducting a more harmonious life orchestra? SELF CARE. It's like when you're on a plane - you must put on your own oxygen mask if you're planning to be alive to help anyone else.


Slow down to speed up.


If you want to get your life turning with total wheel alignment then you must know how to TRULY slow down, refuel, check your maps, and then know how to generate just the right kind of vitality to put your pedal to the floor when the moment calls for it.


That's where we come in - we are dedicated to teaching you practices for deep rest so that you can sustain your own vitality and move into more of a 'slam dunk' life arena, rather than feeling like gum on the bottom of a shoe.


This transformative immersion is a full day dedicated to guiding you through repeatable, powerful, and simple self care and deep rest practices that you can learn to use to your deeply restorative advantage.


Looking forward to slowing you down.

Charmaine Dennis & Carly Woods

Naturopaths, facilitators, speakers, retreat runners, business women, life lovers

Ego says, ‘Once everything falls into place, I’ll feel at peace.’

Spirit says, ‘Find your peace and then everything will fall into place.’

Marianne Williamson

Learn powerful practices for deep rest

What if you had the opportunity to just STOP

Sometimes all you need is to stop.


Freedom is found in the space between stimulus and response (Viktor Frankl). So we must create the space in our lives in order to find our own freedom.  


What is your current reality?

Do you need space to find a different perspective on what's going on for you?

Do you crave deep rest and restoration - time just for YOU?


Clarity unveils in the stillest places, and it's in this space of deep rest that you come to nurture your authentic self, to reignite your vitality and to pave your bold way forward.


Will you join us to create space, rest deeply, and reignite your flames?


The next full day immersion is happening in... 


Focus on you

This immersion is carefully crafted to facilitate your deep rest and teach you practices to use long-term to reignite your vitality.


You will come away feeling rested, rejuvenated, and equipped with the tools, techniques and strategies you need for ongoing healthy self-care. Through expertly curated workshop-style process, we support you to create space for yourself, nourish and restore in the deeper levels of your being. 


Wouldn't it be great if you could come at your life from a place of brimming fullness rather than running on empty?


We are deeply passionate about self-care and this is reflected in this full day immersion program. This is an opportunity for you to slow down, to learn techniques for immediate deep rest, to reconnect with yourself, and to feel a sense of rejuvenation and possibility.


Dedicate this time to yourself.


Our day long immersion runs from 10am-5pm




  • 9.30am-9.45am arrival for 10am start


  • 10am - 11.55am → guided practical processes to drop you into a state of parasympathetic dominance, activating your body's deep rest repair state.


  • 11.55am → 15mins 





  • 12:10pm - 1pm → Learn movement based practices to bring about powerful and consistent change in your life through nourishing your vital force.


  • Includes time for a swim (for Byron participants) or barefoot walk through the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens (for Melbourne participants)





  • 2.00pm - 3.45pm → Crunch time - we help you to uncover WHY you're not currently allowing enough space in your life to nourish yourself then move into strategising HOW you will create self care space and integrate a selection of practices that suit you best.


  • 3.45pm →10 mins 





    • 3.55pm - 5pm → Experience deep meditative states as we guide you through a set of practices that facilitate your release of held emotion, that still your busy mind, and that show you how to retrain the balance of your nervous system long-term.


    • Beach / garden sunset time!!



      FOOD DETAILS - Single Ingredient Feast

      Lunch will be a creative and collaborative coeliac friendly (GF) feast. Details arrive to your inbox on us - it will be WONDERFUL! Oh enigma enigma.


      Healthy snack platters and herbal tea provided for your morning and afternoon tea.


        • Take-home recordings of the guided meditations
        • Take-home recordings of the buteyko breathing sequences to use at the drop of a restorative hat.
        • Enhancement PDFs of Buteyko sequences
        • Guided recordings of meditative movement sequences

          Location Options

          This one day immersion is being offered in both the nurturing cocoon of The Studio at Fertile Ground Health Group (Melbourne), as well as in the beautiful Parkes Avenue Dispensary, recently opened by trail blazing naturopath and renowned podcaster, Jules Galloway (Byron Bay).

          Fertile Ground Health Group, Melbourne



          Date: Sunday February 2nd 2020

          Time: 10am - 5pm

          Location: Fertile Ground Health Group, Melbourne, VIC

          Bring: your bare feet for a mindful walk in the Fitzroy Gardens

          Parkes Avenue Dispensary, Byron Bay



          Date: Sunday February 9th 2020

          Time: 10am - 5pm

          Location: Parkes Avenue Dispensary, Byron Bay, NSW

          Bring: bathers and towel for an optional cool-down swim

          Your Facilitators

          My name is Charmaine Dennis. I am the founding director of a wonderful natural medicine practice called Fertile Ground Health Group in Melbourne, Australia. I am also a naturopath, author, speaker, yoga teacher, meditator, facilitator, lover and mum.


          9 years ago, my busy, passionate life was turned upside down by a sudden diagnosis of cancer - acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Since my "all clear", I have had to work out how to re-engage with life and my work in a completely new way. Old habits do indeed die hard and it really is true - nothing changes if nothing changes. 


          I have been running immersions with naturopath Gill Stannard in Bali for burnt out health practitioners for the past 3 years, with people questioning why they are doing what they are doing, and discovering how to move forward in a more authentically connected way, with re-invigorated sense of purpose.


          I believe that taking time to slow right down is essential. We need space to reflect more deeply and ask the beautiful questions of ourselves and each other, to share experience and story and learn that we are not as alone as we can sometimes feel. We need space to really listen to our own inner wisdom and discover how we can align our lives to something more authentic and true for us. We need space to feel all the possibility of being alive.


          This work is a total joy for me, especially working alongside my partner Carly Woods. I am thrilled to share it with you.


          Contact me via for any clarification, comments, or questions.

          My name is Carly Woods.  I’m a naturopath, buteyko breathing therapist, speaker, facilitator, bodyworker, surfer, seeker, and wild living-room dancer. I lovingly refer to myself as a ‘practopath’ because I believe that practical, fun, simple and powerful actions are the best ways towards the results we want in our lives.


          For the majority of my adult existence I struggled with daily anxiety, panic attacks and overwhelm. This affected my ability to socialise, my confidence in jobs, compromised my personal relationships, and was a giant flashing obstacle that trickled toxic tendrils of restriction into my life until I felt suffocated enough to take some serious brain and breath retraining action.


          Since then, I have maintained a passionate course on the curiosity train for self-development and I LOVE sharing what I have found with others.  Over the last couple of years I’ve facilitated multiple immersive workshops in Byron Bay, Sydney, and Melbourne, spoken at the 11th Herbal and Naturopathic International Conference 2019, and am currently amidst creating books and meditation courses for your ultimate nervous system balancing delight. 


          It is my absolute pleasure to help you achieve resounding wellbeing alongside my wonderful partner Charmaine.


          Contact me via for any clarification, comments, or questions.


          Find the option that’s right for you.

          Melbourne Immersion


          per person including GST

          Sunday February 2nd


          Collaborative feast & snacks included

          Byron Bay Immersion


          per person including GST

          Sunday February 9th


          Collaborative feast & snacks included

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          I can say from my own experience of attending one of Charmaine’s immersions... there were so so many defining moments and so much space to Be simply present. When we are given the space to just Bathe and Be in the perfectness that we are, there is the opportunity for so much peace.

          Chris Carley, 2017 Bali Participant

          You are lucky to be taught by Carly and experience her uplifting energy, empathy and passion.

          Mim Beim, Naturopath & Buteyko Breathing Educator

          I'm so thrilled Charmaine is doing this. I know it's her heart-work. I loved attending the practitioner immersion in Bali and I'm sure this will also be an amazing soul-enriching experience for all who attend.

          Liza Oats, 2019 Bali Participant

          Carly shares her knowledge generously, clearly, honestly and precisely. It’s all woven in her own fun quirky style.  Carly is a gem and I would recommend her for assisting your journey, from children to elders alike.

          Mel, Business Owner - Byron Bay

          This immersion is going to be so very special. Charmaine is so very gifted at running workshops .. I can’t recommend highly enough .. 🤗❤️

          Sarah Goldberg, 2017 Bali Participant

          Through using just some of the many simple techniques Carly taught us in the workshop, I wake more refreshed, with more energy and clarity, and I have been able to prevent the development of a panic attack on a couple of occasions. The workshop imparted so much practical information without ever being overwhelming. There was a great balance of theory and practical exercises, to keep us engaged and understand why we were doing each technique. I would recommend this class to anyone.

          Jessie, Naturopath - Byron Bay

          The immersion experience with Charmaine played a big part in the giant steps happening in my life right now. She is a sincerely inspired person that I would recommend you invest in if you want to jump into your full potential.

          Suzanne Hurley, 2018 Bali Participant

          Carly is a consummate professional in helping others to breathe functionally.

          Patrick McKeown, Founder of Buteyko Clinic International

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