finnish red cedar sauna

 Our ‘hot rocks’ Finnish-style sauna is made from imported
Canadian red cedar and seats up to 5 people. The health benefits of regular
sauna use are numerous and it has been found that sauna use of 3 to 4 times per
week contributes in profoundly positive benefits outside of ‘removing toxins’. The sauna used
in our retreat has been manufactured by the incredible local Sunshine Coast
team at Mountain Craft Designs using imported highest-quality red cedar and a
massive 6 kilowatt internal electric heater.  

magnesium floatation tank

Alaya Escape has invested in building an external floatation tank room to provide another option for weary travelers to consider when on the Sunshine Coast and heading to the mountain to get away. Known as Sensory Deprivation Tanks or by a more appealing acronym of R.E.S.T. (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Tank), these tanks are an absolutely amazing way to expand your consciousness, assist in managing severe stress, heal from sporting injuries and develop improved mental clarity, creativity and peace of mind to name a few benefits.

massages, pilates, reiki & pranic

Our massage and other physical therapists are highly qualified and receive rave reviews from all of our guests. They have stood the test of time and have been working with our Sunshine Coast retreat for many years. Champion practitioners and people, they are able to do a range of remedial and other techniques that will leave you feeling amazing on a range of levels. **Dependent on availability**


Those wanting to begin a process of personal transformation can engage with Masters qualified coaching psychology. This is a PROACTIVE,  STRENGTHS-based and person centered approach packaged and delivered in a very down-to-earth and no-nonsense approach. Initial inquiries and introductory sessions available and a full money back guarantee. All that is required is the courage to begin and the dedicated investment and focus towards practicing living your best life. Outcomes directly correlate with engagement and application to the GRIT Positive Psychology Process TM. 

stress management retreats

Designed for people needing an intensive self-indulgent mini-retreat and stress release, Alaya Escape’s half-day and full day stress management and personal development options provide options for busy people on the go to decompress and re-balance. Amalgamating our 2 Sunshine Coast based businesses, GRIT Positive Psychology and Alaya Escape, we now offer half-day, full-day and intensive 4-night individual, couple and small group retreats.