John Mandile

John Mandile

Men's Retreat Facilitator

John comes from Melbourne and has lived in Coffs Harbour since 1983. He is the co ordinator of MENtors for Men which is a voluntary group unconditionally supporting men that are going through difficult times.

John and his fellow Mentors extend the hand of friendship to men that are lonely, anxious and/or depressed. By deep listening and gentle guidance Mentors aims to assist men to recover their well being and reach their higher potential.


John is passionate about the causes he gets involved with and strongly believes in the potential of people to develop and nurture lasting and loving relationships.
He has participated in Theta healing training and numerous retreats and is still learning and growing.


He has 4 adult children and in a previous life was a small business owner and founding CEO of CHESS Employment, a specialised employment service for people with mental illness.

Rachael Tribon

Rachael Tribon

Massage Facilitator

Rachael is a remedial massage therapist with over 10 years experience. She practises a number of modalities including deep tissue, myofascial, pregnancy, oncology, and relaxation massage. She tailors each massage to the individual needs of each client, and focuses on creating space within the body for a beautiful balance of therapeutic and relaxing.

Julie Skerrett

Julie Skerrett

Yoga Teacher

Hi my name is Julie Skerrett and I am a qualified yoga teacher of 20 years. I also teach energy medicine and Bowen Therapy to help people reconnect to their bodies.
At the retreat I will be teaching yoga classes in the mornings and evenings. 
In these classes you will learn to breathe deeply and fully as you stretch.  This type of breathing helps you to connect to your body and to calm and focus your mind.
You will learn simple tools to incorporate into your everyday life to help you re- balance, relax and de- stress.