Restore Rawai

A Transformational Yoga & Empowerment Retreat for Women Over 30



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A Retreat To Rediscover Your True Self

Who Is This Retreat For?

This transformative experience is designed exclusively for women over 30 who are at a turning point in their lives. Whether you're navigating a career change, entering a new decade, or simply seeking a deeper connection with yourself, this retreat offers a sanctuary to rediscover who you truly are and what you want from life. Author of YogaPause and Yoga Master, Cheryl Kennedy MacDonald, will guide you through a week of self-love and transformation.

What's It All About?

Set against the tranquil backdrop of a serene beachside resort in Thailand, this week-long retreat aims to guide you through a journey of self-discovery and rejuvenation. Led by Cheryl, a seasoned yoga master and women's wellness advocate, the retreat combines the ancient wisdom of yoga with modern mindfulness techniques to help you align with your true self.

A Journey To Your Self

Each day of the retreat is thoughtfully planned around a aimed at helping you on a journey of self-discovery, such as "Embracing Your Inner Warrior," "Welcoming Wisdom," and "Igniting Your Passion." These themes serve as a compass for the daily yoga flows, oracle card readings, and guided meditations, offering a holistic approach to mind-body wellness.

Personalised Experience

What sets this retreat apart is the individual attention you'll receive. You'll have a 1-2-1 session with Cheryl to tailor your retreat experience, ensuring that you get exactly what you need from this transformative week.

All You Need For Wellness

From nourishing meals to a complimentary Thai massage, every aspect of your well-being is taken care of. Plus, you'll receive a goody kit packed with essentials like your retreat workbook, a yoga towel mat, copies of Cheryl's Best-Selling YogaPause book and Unleash Your Radiant Life Journal, an oracle deck, and access to Cheryl's online Pleasure Principles course.

The Takeaway

You'll leave this retreat feeling more aligned, rejuvenated, and true to yourself than ever before. It's not just a week-long getaway; it's a transformative adventure that will equip you with the tools to thrive in the next exciting chapter of your life.

Ready to embark on this life-changing journey? Book your spot now and let's make this week a transformative adventure you'll cherish forever.

Soak up the good vibes amidst absolutely stunning, exotic locales, all while taking those necessary steps toward the best version of YOU. It's not just a holiday; it's a total life upgrade.

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What Happens On Retreat?

Imagine this... You wake up to the sound of waves crashing and the sun rising over the crystal clear waters of the Andaman Sea. You step out of your beachfront bungalow and take a deep breath of the salty ocean air. You start the day with REVIVE Sunrise Yoga and Oracle Readings with Cheryl and the girls on the beach, then enjoy a delicious beach-front breakfast on the terrace, overlooking the turquoise waters and feeling the warm sun on your skin.

It's YOUR Call...

After breakfast, the day is yours! You can join an additional complimentary yoga class, take a refreshing dip in the sea, or simply relax with a book in the sunshine. This is your chance to explore the Thai markets, the islands, or the temples - Rawai has so much to offer! Perhaps a boat trip or kite surfing or a trip to the gym or spa. There will always be someone to hang out with (we're a sociable bunch!) or you can get some solo 'me' time, it's completely your call. This time is all about what YOU need.

Sunset Vibes

As the sun sets, you'll be treated to an awe-inspiring display of colours across the sky, as you join the evening RESTORE Sunset Yoga and Reflections session, followed by a gratitude meditation with journalling and reflecting on our day. The evening is then yours, to dine at the retreat or enjoy some of the local delicacies in a Thai restaurant or even a beach club (and maybe a cheeky cocktail!)

This is just a tiny glimpse of what awaits you at the YogaBellies Rawai Retreat in Thailand. With daily yoga and reflection sessions, optional watersports, cultural excursions, and spa treatments, you'll leave feeling reinvigorated and ready to take on the world.

Are you ready to escape to a world of tranquility and relaxation?

Led by celebrity yoga teacher Cheryl MacDonald, the founder of YogaBellies, our Rawai Retreat is the perfect opportunity for loving, busy women like you to take a much-needed break and focus on yourself.
But it's not just about relaxation and fun; Cheryl will also guide you through unique yoga practices that you can incorporate into your daily life long after the retreat ends. You'll have a great time, learn new things about yourself, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

So, what are you waiting for? Join us in Rawai, Thailand, and discover the best version of yourself. Book your spot now before early bird pricing ends!

Is RESTORE Rawai Right For Me?

Not Your Average Retreat
If you're picturing a week of empty promises and 'yoga talk' that doesn't translate to real life, you're in the wrong place. RESTORE Rawai is for those of you who want a blend of soul-soothing and skill-building—you'll leave with a new outlook and zest for life.

Who You'll Meet (Aside from Me!)
Come as you are—whether you're yoga-savvy or a ‘downward-what-now?’ kinda lady. At RESTORE Rawai, we're all about the vibe, not the CV. This is your tribe, a group of incredible women who love a good yoga flow but could be tempted with a chilled glass of wine by the sea in the evening.

Stressed, Depressed, but Well-Dressed?
If you're on the brink of burnout, or just teetering on the edge of 'I can't even,' this is the sign you've been waiting for. Come to RESTORE Rawai to alleviate the stress, put the phone on silent and reacquaint yourself with the word 'relax'.

But What Will We Actually Do?
Aside from turning you into a yoga queen, there's the backdrop of stunning Rawai itself. Think meditations, oracle reading, reflection, sea, spa, and yes, if you fancy it, a sneaky Margherita if you wish—guilt-free, I promise.

So, if you’re ready for a truly transformative experience that feels just like a week with the ladies, then, RESTORE Rawai is for you. Come for the yoga, stay for the transformation.

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Why Rawai?

Why Rawai is Special

Rawai, located at the southern tip of Phuket, is a captivating blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and modern amenities. Unlike some of the more touristy areas of Thailand, Rawai has managed to maintain its local charm and laid-back atmosphere. It's a place where fishermen still head out in traditional long-tail boats, and where you can experience authentic Thai culture without the hustle and bustle of crowded tourist spots.

Natural Beauty

Rawai is surrounded by stunning beaches, hidden coves, and viewpoints that offer breathtaking panoramas. The nearby Promthep Cape is renowned for its jaw-dropping sunsets, and the coral reefs around the area offer excellent snorkeling opportunities.

Cultural Richness

Rawai is a cultural melting pot, home to the indigenous sea-gypsy community, as well as a diverse range of expats and locals. The area is dotted with Buddhist temples, local markets, and art galleries, offering a rich cultural experience.

Wellness Focus

Rawai has a burgeoning wellness scene, making it an ideal location for a yoga retreat. From health-focused cafes to wellness centers offering traditional Thai massages and herbal treatments, Rawai is a sanctuary for those looking to recharge and rejuvenate.

Rawai offers a unique blend of experiences that cater to both the adventure-seeker and the serenity-seeker, making it a perfect location for a transformative yoga retreat.

What to Do in Rawai

  • Beach Hopping: From the serene Yanui Beach to the picturesque Nai Harn Beach, Rawai offers a range of beaches to suit every mood.
  • Island Excursions: Take a boat trip to the nearby Coral Island or Racha Island for snorkeling, diving, or simply lounging on untouched beaches.
  • Seafood Market: Visit the Rawai Seafood Market to experience the local catch of the day. Many nearby restaurants will even cook your selection for you.
  • Big Buddha: A visit to the iconic Big Buddha statue offers not just a spiritual experience but also panoramic views of the island.
  • Wat Sawang Arom Temple: Experience the tranquility and intricate architecture of this beautiful local temple.
  • Fishing: Join a local fishing trip and experience the Andaman Sea in the most authentic way.
  • Local Art Scene: Explore local art galleries and craft shops that showcase the work of local artists and artisans.
  • Cooking Classes: Learn to cook traditional Thai dishes with local chefs, a perfect souvenir to take back from your trip.

Phuket's Only Beachfront Yoga Centre

At our retreat resort, they've cracked the code on feeling incredible —mind, body, and soul! Based on the wisdom of Dr. Bernard Jensen, the retreat resort is not just about striking a pose; it's about striking a balance. Think of it as a detox for your entire being, but with a view that makes your heart sing.

They keep it simple, yet effective. We're talking lifestyle changes that make a difference. You deserve to be the best version of yourself, inside and out.

If you're craving a sanctuary that's got the 'whole you' in mind, THIS is your next go-to paradise.

Resort Facilities and Activities

Your experience at the retreat is designed to be well-rounded, offering more than just specialized yoga sessions and spa treatments, although those are certainly key elements.

What's On Offer

After you've completed your yoga practice and perhaps enjoyed a nutritious smoothie, you might be wondering what other activities are available. We offer a variety of options to keep you both engaged and relaxed.

Beachfront Pool: Our pool area provides a tranquil setting where you can unwind, complete with stunning views over Chalong Bay. It's an ideal spot for those moments when you want to relax without venturing into the sea.

Fitness Centre: If you're interested in keeping up with your regular workout routine, our fitness centre is fully equipped and welcoming. Our professional instructors are available to assist you, offering a supportive rather than intimidating environment.

Outdoor Activities: For those who are looking for a bit more excitement, we offer activities like paddleboarding, kitesurfing, and diving. We also provide guided tours for those interested in exploring the local attractions around Phuket.

Spa Services: The Loving Spirit Spa offers a range of treatments that go beyond mere relaxation. These services are designed to enhance your overall well-being and provide a deeper form of self-care.

The focus of our retreat is on achieving a balanced state of well-being. Whether you're looking for relaxation, adventure, or a combination of both, we have something for everyone.

Yoga By The Ocean

About Cheryl

Hey there, Lovely Ladies! I'm Cheryl, and trust me when I say, I get it. The never-ending to-do lists, the work-life 'balance' (if we can even call it that), and the daily hustle that has you feeling more drained than a decade-old battery. Yep, I've been there.

I've spent more than 20 years teaching yoga and empowering women through YogaBellies. We're talking over 100,000 women across the globe—mums, career women, and fabulous females from all walks of life. I've been featured on TV and in all those shiny publications you might've seen, but let's keep it real; I'm not just some "wellness guru." I'm a woman who's lived through the chaos and found solace—and incredible energy—in the practice of yoga.

You see, yoga offers us women something extra special, something that goes way beyond a sweaty gym session. It's a soul-soothing, life-changing practice that touches every aspect of our lives—from the way we handle stress to how we feel in our own skin. Yep, I practice what I preach, and what I preach is balance. Think Yin and Yang; Netflix and Nirvana; dance beats and tranquil breaths.

I'm on a mission to stop you from bending over backward—literally and metaphorically—to meet everyone's expectations but your own. Forget trying to tie yourself into impossible knots; life's too short for that. Instead, let's focus on what you really need. Whether that's rekindling your inner spark, finding a sense of peace, or even just learning how to breathe deeply again.

I've spent years exploring how to help women like you live a life full of passion, laughter, and oh-so-much energy. Ready to feel fantastic in your own skin and unleash that inner goddess?

Catch you on the mat! 🌈🎉

Relax, Rejuvenate and Revive!

A Yoga Retreat Where You Can Begin Again

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What's Included?

Let's Recap Exactly What's Included When You Book


For 7 days/6 nights gorgeous King and twin rooms available.


Daily organic breakfast and unlimited mineral water, as well as arrival and closure dinners.


In addition yo up to 3 yoga class per day, access to the gorgeous beachside tropical pool, fitness facilites, watersports centre and gym


Up to 3 yoga session per day, plus meditations, reflections and oracle readings.


Enjoy one complimentary authentic Thai Massage and other spa treatments in the resort Spa (additional cost)


Enjoy a complimentary discovery session with Cheryl to discuss where you're at in your yoga practice and life and how we can help you get the best from the retreat.


Situated directly on the beautiful white sands of Friendship Beach where you can bathe, swim, snorkel and more


Get a free copy of Cheryl's Yoga for Life Journal, Unleash Your Radiant Life Jornal and get her NEW Pleasure Principles programme as well as a RESTORE goodie bag, your own beach yoga mat, oracle cards and yoni egg and retreat workbook.

What Does The Retreat Schedule Look Like?

Yoga classes are available 7 days a week. Included in the retreat, are up to 3 daily yoga class, a free day mid-week and also your BONUS 1-2-1 discovery session with Cheryl.

Each day I'll guide you through yoga sessions, focusing on bringing yoga into your life, with reflections and oracle readings too.

A Typical Day On Retreat


  • Sunrise Yoga Flow: Start your day by aligning your body and mind with a sunrise yoga session and oracle reading to set your intentions. The theme of the day's practice will set the tone for the activities to come.
  • Nutritious Breakfast: After yoga, head over to our dining area for an inclusive nutritious breakfast spread that includes smoothies, fruits, and other wholesome options.
  • Mid-Morning Yoga: Is Sunrise yoga too early? Want double yoga? We have you covered later in the morning too.
  • Free Time or 1-2-1 Session: Use this time to relax, explore, or perhaps have your personalized 1-2-1 session with Cheryl to discuss your goals and tailor your retreat experience.

Afternoon (free time:)

  • Outdoor Activity: Choose from a range of activities like paddleboarding, kitesurfing, or a guided tour exploring the local sights of Phuket.
  • Lunch: Enjoy a balanced meal at the resort or elsewhere
  • Spa Treatment: Book your slot for your free massage or even more at the Loving Spirit Spa for treatments aimed at enhancing your overall well-being.


  • Sunset Yoga Flow: Wind down your day with a calming sunset yoga session or meditation and reflection session, focusing on relaxation and mindfulness.
  • Dinner: Welcome and Closing meals are included and you can choose to gather for a communal dinner, where you can share your experiences of the day with fellow retreat-goers, or leave the resort to dine elsewhere.

The day ends with the option for some free time to either retire to your room or socialize with other participants. Each day is designed to offer a balanced blend of activities that focus on physical well-being, mental clarity, and emotional rejuvenation. Whether you're looking to relax, be adventurous, or delve deeper into your yoga practice, there's something for everyone. You can see the full schedule below.

The Food.

Natural ingredients of the highest quality expertly prepared and moderately priced is the theme at our open-air restaurant at Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Spa!

The Restaurant

Located right by the beach and alongside the pool, the Supernatural restaurant and Juice bar is a picture-perfect venue for any meal.

When the sun goes down, the bar is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the sunset.

Our creative Executive Chef uses only the highest quality imported ingredients to create a memorable, nutritious and delicious menu full of raw, vegan and vegetarian natural and unprocessed dishes with no artificial colors, flavours or MSG.

Let's Recap: What's Included in Your Week of Rediscovery

Personalised Experience

  • 1-2-1 Session with Cheryl: Tailor your retreat experience by discussing your goals and what you hope to gain from the week.


  • Daily Breakfast: A nourishing spread to fuel your transformative journey.
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners: Special occasions to come together, set intentions, and celebrate our collective journey.

Mind-Body Wellness

Goody Kit

Free Time

  • Daily Yoga Flows: Sunrise and sunset yoga sessions aligned with daily themes for holistic well-being.
  • Oracle Card Readings: Gain deeper insights into your life through daily themed oracle spreads.
  • Guided Meditations: Mindfulness activities to help you connect with your inner self.
  • Complimentary Thai Massage: A blissful experience to help you unwind and relax.
  • Yoga Towel Mat: Ideal for beach yoga sessions (regular mats also provided).
  • Oracle Deck: Your tool for daily introspection.
  • Books & Journal: A copy of 'YogaPause' and 'Unleash Your Radiant Life' journal to guide you through the week and beyond.
  • Incense & Yoni Egg: Tools to connect with your feminine energy.
  • Online Course Access: Get access to Cheryl's Pleasure Principles course online for continued learning post-retreat.
  • Day 4 is Your Day: A free day to explore, chill, or indulge in optional activities.

Don't miss this all-inclusive experience designed to help you align, rejuvenate, and rediscover your true self. Book now for a transformative adventure you won't forget! 🌸

Choose Your Accommodation

You can choose to stay in a single or shared twin room. You can choose below to pay in GBP or SGD.

Standard Room (Single)

Completed in 2013, these modern, spacious rooms are available with king-sized beds and feature a comfortable seating area.

1 King Bed
Free Wi-Fi
Flat Screen TV
Bali style bath
Single Room (per person)

Deluxe Room (Single)

Deluxe rooms are spacious and available with king-sized beds and feature a comfortable seating area.

1 King Bed
22 m2 / 236 sq.ft
Flat Screen TV
En-suite Bathroom
Bali Style Shower

Deluxe Single Room (per person)

Deluxe Room (Twin)

Deluxe rooms are spacious and also available with 2 x twin-sized beds and feature a comfortable seating area.

2 x King Bed
22 m2 / 236 sq.ft
Flat Screen TV
En-suite Bathroom
Bali Style Shower

Deluxe twin room sharing (price shown is per person)



Can I share a room with someone?
Yes, we have the choice of Twin or King rooms. Even if you are traveling alone, you still have the option to share a twin room with another attendee, subject to availability.

What Is Your Refund Policy?

Payment Procedure: In order to confirm your booking, the full amount is due on registration. The full payment is due at least 30 days before arrival.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made in writing to at least 60 days prior to the check-in date in order to avoid 100% cancellation fees. Cancellations requested less than 60 days before check-in will receive no refund on bookings. Cancellations at any time before this will receive 50% refund. In the event YogaBellies RESTORE Retreat cancels or postpones the retreat you booked, you can receive a credit voucher for your booking and services with no expiration date or a 100% refund. No show will be charged based on the full length of stay (100% of the accommodation charges).

Are Flights or Airport Transfers Included?

Flights and transport to Thailand are not included in the cost. We can organize a driver to collect and return you to Phuket airport at an additional charge.

Which Airport Do I Fly Into?
Phuket Thailand. The retreat is in Rawai, about an hour from the airport and we will arrange for someone to collect you on request.

When is the retreat?
It starts 5th of November (check in at 3 pm then join us for the first Sunset yoga session at 6 pm) and finishes on the 11th after breakfast.