The longest journey you will ever take is the 18″ journey from Your Head to Your Heart


At this retreat you will be inspired to:

    • deep dive into your past to find the many gifts that you have received from all that has happened in your life.

Under the guidance of Karen Chaston and Lesley Benson:

    • you will change the way that you look at things, assisting you to see all the magic in your life.

You will also learn to:

    • heal deep wounds, open your heart and love unconditionally, leading to beautiful, deep relationships.

Utilising a gem box filled with many different rituals:

    • your mind, body and soul, will go through a total upgrade.

Continual three monthly guidance via zoom:

    • the integration continues beyond the physical retreat.

You will be reinvigorated and empowered to turn your dreams into reality.


  • If you’re constantly taking two-steps forward then ten back

  • If you feel lost and have no purpose in your life

  • If your needs always come last

  • If you’re constantly feeling unfulfilled and that something is missing

  • If you’re looking for a better way of living

  • If you’re suffering and don’t know how to heal

  • If you’re stuck in blame

  • If you’re successful in one area of life at the expense of the others

  • If you want what ‘they are having’ and don’t know how to get it



Thursday 22nd June

To-Get-Her Welcome

The winter soltice sun is setting today at The Mantra on Salt Beach.

We invite you to come and meet us and your fellow retreat companions from 5pm on Salt Beach near the surf club. Followed by an informal gathering from 5:30pm at Surge Bar.

From there you are invited to join us for dinner (at own expense), at a venue to be be revealed on the day.

All participants are invited.

When everyone takes time ‘To-Get-Her’

we create a world where everyone comes TOGETHER.

Friday 23rd June

In a Blink of an Eye, I’m Here!

It does not matter how old you are, one thing most people can relate to is that life is a journey.

One where we travel along ‘The Love-Loss Infinity Loop’ hopefully not getting stuck in loss!

The person you are today is the total of all of your life’s experiences.

Today, we begin the journey of acknowledging these experiences, deep diving into them, finding the precious gems and allowing the healing process.

Utilising different modalities and exercises you will gain a new perspective regarding all aspects of you: mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

Through exploration, understanding and movement you can blossom through this awarenss and transformation.

Saturday 24th June

Celebrating You

Today you will look back at who you were when you arrived and wonder how your perspective could have changed so much in one day.

You will learn to embrace and love yourself as you are making this the foundation to stepping out and up in the world realising your full potential. We will go even deeper into all that you experienced during Day 1. Today will be a game-changer for you, as you integrate your new-found understanding and perspective regarding all that you have experienced to date.

This is the day when you will realise your power to manifest your life of incredible abundance, success and beautiful, nourishing relationships you were worthy of all along.

You will leave the event with a gem box filled with infinite possibilities on how you can create your desirable dream life.

Meet Your Hosts

Karen Chaston

Lesley Benson

Karen Chaston is a business owner, beyond loss mentor and international keynote speaker who has shared the stage with Marianne Williamson, Jamie-Lee Curtis, Valerie Harper and Dr Ellie Drake.

She is the author of nine books, including the international best selling “Demystifying Loss” and numerous e-books.

In her corporate career Karen was a C.P.A., a Chief Financial Officer of a publicly listed company and a senior manager for more than 25 years.

In July 2011, Karen’s life changed forever when her 27-year-old son, Dan, suddenly and unexpectedly passed away at her back door.

Within 15 months, Karen resigned from her CFO role and began a personal, professional and spiritual journey culminating in her becoming a beyond loss expert and co-founding The Chaston Centre.

Karen’s first-hand experience assisted in her creating The Chaston Centre’s retreats and programs (delivered physically and virtually) which demonstrate the correlations between people, loss and all areas of your life.

When individuals embrace these concepts: you will easily move beyond any kind of loss and create a better everyday life.

When companies embrace these concepts: they unlock the People and Profits Connection. Providing tangible solutions that will help them to challenge the status quo by asking “Is there room in the modern workplace to be more human?” Providing tangible solutions that will assist them to make the best possible product, offer the best possible customer experience and build the strongest possible company.

Lesley Benson Devas Being Divas Founder.

Lesley is an intuitive transformation coach, healer and mystic.

As a teenager, her grandmothers recognised her ability to see and assist others with issues that were affecting their every day life. They suggested to their friends to speak with Lesley.

This lead to the development of what has now become Lesley’s practice.

In between then and now Lesley has followed a more conventional healing modality of healing in dentistry but her ability to see and hear what was being said and often what wasn’t, lead to Lesley realising her gift lie in being a co-facilitator of creating more fulfilling lives with people.

Like a lot of women (and men) Lesley has found life sends many curve balls and the path isn’t a straight line. Through her own journey of love, loss and finding herself again she has found her own toolbox of skills, rituals and daily practices that she shares with others to be the creator of the life that best suits them.

In 2019 Devas was born to facilitate both women and men who wanted time to go on retreat for themselves and explore the things and places in their lives they had always wanted to do; the bucket list trip but never did because there wasn’t anyone around them who wanted to go.
Mexico, Europe were visited and then the world changed.

Devas are now planning to revisit Mexico, Spain and the U.K. spending time discovering you and visiting those places that have until now been a dream.


  1. Changing the Way You Look at Things – How to view all that has happened from a different perspective
  2. Identify and break your behavioural cycle – Receive the benefits from discovering your unhealthy limiting cycles that keep you stuck and feeling out of control -“Why does this happen to me”
  3. The Power of Knowing Your Whole Self – How to harness the benefits from understanding your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual self
  4. The Love-Loss Infinity Loop – Receive the freedom from realising that both love and loss happen for you, not to you
  5. Remembering You Matter – Healing old wounds and realising that you are the only person you will spend your entire life with
  6. Living in Ease – Take home a gem box of jewels that will empower you to live in all areas of your life…. with ease


Where: Mantra on Salt Beach

Gunnamatta Ave,

Kingscliff NSW 2487

Start Time: 5:30pm Thursday 22nd June 2023

End Time: 5:30pm Saturday 24th June 2023


30m to Salt Beach

3.5km from the main street of Kingscliff

20 minute drive from the Gold Coast Airport

40 minute drive from Byron Bay

90 minute drive from the Brisbane Airport

Cancellation Policy

NO REFUNDS will be given within 30 days of the event – unless the event is postponed due to circumstances beyond our control, or you must withdraw your registration due to COVID-19-related issues.

Frequently Asked Q’s

No. You will have to organise your own meals and accommodation. However, we have secured a special rate at the Mantra on Salt Beach. (Please be sure to book in advance, quoting you are part of the 'Where are you now' event, to secure your accommodation).

Yes, you will need to attend all of the sessions as each session builds on the previous one.
Come Saturday evening you will be grateful that you took some "Me Time."

No, we will provide you with a journal and pen.

Dress comfortably. Weather permitting, we will be doing some activities on the beach.

It is preferable to fly in the day before, for the following reasons:

  • Flights are very unreliable at the moment and are prone to last-minute cancellation.
  • There is a get together from 5pm on the Thursday evening. Plan to arrive Thursday after 2pm, so you can relax at Mantra.

Mantra at Salt Beach has been chosen with you in mind.

  • it is surrounded by nature
  • it is a place where everyone can feel safe, guided and protected
  • it is a location where the delegates have different options for their food and accommodation and
  • it's close to an airport and transport.

It’s the place you will create a Mantra for the rest of your life!

Added Location Features:

  • 30 m to Salt Beach
  • 3.5 km from the main street of Kingscliff
  • 20-minute drive from the Gold Coast Airport
  • 40-minute drive from Byron Bay
  • 90-minute drive from the Brisbane Airport


What People are Saying About Your Hosts

Karen ‘s message is STRONG. It has changed me and it’s going to change you, on how you look at living your life.

Karen Chaston is an incredible coach and mentor, totally committed to helping you to prioritise what is important in your life, both personally and professionally.

So, thank you so much Karen I could recommend you more without this course I don’t know if I would really be achieving the things that I’m going to be achieving so. so soon.

I am very appreciative that I now have a clear pathway to achieving my goals and dreams.

Her ability to read the situation and get the outcomes required was fantastic.

We received a very personal service from start to finish and would highly recommend Karen’s services without hesitation.

I cannot thank Karen enough for helping me get in touch with my true self, my playful self, my confident self!

If I were to describe Karen Chaston in one word I would say “Inspirational”. I have watched people wake up and become inspired by her at many events.

Karen Chaston is the real deal, she operates from the heart, and she follows through with action not words. Thank you Karen.

We have had the pleasure of having Karen share her wisdom with us at the Diamond Club. Karen’s passion about her topic beautifully came through with her engaging and fun delivery.

Karen did an exceptional job in chairing the day and is indeed an inspirational leader and engaging speaker.

I believe the Beyond Loss Physical and Virtual retreat is not just a gift to yourself, I believe it’s a gift to the people that love and care for you and for those that you love and care about.