Meet Manda and Di, a dynamic duo driven by a shared passion for adventure and empowering women to become the best versions of themselves, both inside and out. With a gift for making others feel amazing, through Thrive Getaways they've channelled their enthusiasm into transformative weekend retreats, believing that there's no greater gift than helping individuals reach their full potential and recognise their inherent greatness.
Manda: The Breathwork Maven
Manda, a Registered Nurse, Remedial Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor, Reiki Practitioner, and Breathwork Coach, boasts a rich background in healthcare and holistic well-being. With over 20 years of experience running her own massage clinic, Manda has dedicated her career to unravelling the potential within others.
Leaving the damp and cold of the UK in 1986 for the sunshine and adventure of Australia, Manda's journey led her to traverse the continent, discovering extraordinary places and a passion for improved breathing habits. Drawing from her extensive experience treating clients with breathing challenges, Manda is on a mission to teach the power of enhanced breathing — a transformative practice that not only fosters physical well-being but also calms anxiety and nurtures overall bodily function.
Di: Living the Dream Through Health and Fitness
Di is a powerhouse of health and fitness enthusiasm. Having retired early to Mullumbimby a decade ago, she transitioned from running a successful life coaching practice in Sydney to practicing as a qualified Pilates/Fitness and Breathwork Instructor in the Northern Rivers.
Di's holistic approach to well-being extends beyond the physical, as years spent in closed meditation circles have honed her psychic abilities and meditation facilitation skills. With a background in Psychic Healing and a fervour for helping others feel good, Di's retirement to Mullumbimby has been marked by the pursuit of her life dreams and visions.
Passionate about the belief that true happiness is found in giving, Di embodies the philosophy that life gets better with age. Every day, she lives her best life, inspiring others to realize that they too can gain everything they desire by understanding what that truly means for them.
Join Manda and Di on an adventure of self-discovery through breathwork and ice bath experiences, where they share their wisdom to uplift and empower all who cross their path.