Next Aus Retreat Nov 3-8, 2020
How to wake up to your
life's vision
VysionQuest Retreat with Rick Cowley
Sunshine Coast, Australia
Sep 22-27, 2020 - FULL
Nov 3-8, 2020 - Available
JAN 26-31, 2021 - Available
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"Anyone who is going through a life transition or is hungry to find more meaning, purpose and clarity would benefit from the VysionQuest."
- Jeanette Lodwig, Attorney
Do you know you have more to offer the world?
The VysionQuest Australia Retreat is a 5-day personal and professional development program designed by cancer survivor Rick Cowley to help you cut through the noise, follow your guide inside, and do what you were really put here to do.

Man... COVID has turned our worlds upside down.

ONE THING IS FOR SURE: It's more important than ever to be tuned into your own inner compass rather than looking to the world to give you the answers.

People who understand who they are and what they were put here to do are going to be the ones who rise up and become beacons of light for the rest.

The VysionQuest Australia Retreat will powerfully guide you to this understanding.

If you knew you were going to die 5 years from today...
  • What would would you change about how you live?
  • What would you let go of?
  • What would you finally have the courage to attempt?
Let me personally guide you and a small group of purpose-driven entrepreneurs and professionals to this life-changing clarity on the VysionQuest Australia Retreat.
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Ready to experience who you really are?
 Most of us take paths in our lives that weren't meant for us. (It's not our fault... it's the effect of decades of schooling and society that trained us away from our own natural sense of inspiration and purpose.)

We stay on those wrong paths for years or decades, long after we know they won't make us happy or fulfilled, because we're too scared to leave. We get frozen by fear.

But change isn't a matter of courage. It's a matter of self-understanding. Most people go to the grave without getting it, and miss out on the main point of their life.

What's different about the VysionQuest process is how it systematically takes you to that level of clarity and inspiration.

Imagine getting so much understanding about who you are and what you're here to do that you can't NOT do it... AND succeed at it.
Joining us for the adventure is super simple
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Click "Apply Now" below and tell me a little bit about yourself.
Once approved, I'll send you a link to book & to save your spot
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Follow the playful, profound & proven step-by-step VQ process
Craft your vision
Understand who you are and what you're here to do
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"My company wouldn't be here today without the VysionQUEST."
Adam Hudson
Founder of Reliable Education
"Rick's VysionQUEST was the third pivotal moment of my life."
Carmen Marshall
Founder of Soul Craft™️
"To say that the VysionQUEST is life changing would be an understatement."
Jamie Knowlton
Co-Founder - Better Place Forests
What you need to know about the retreat and COVID
As of Aug 8, 2020...

Unfortunately it looks like people who live in NSW, ACT, and VIC (current COVID hotspots) will not be able to cross the border into QLD.

More info here:
QLD Border Restrictions
QLD Border Declaration Pass

We can have gatherings of 100 people in QLD (we won't have quite that many people at the retreat :) Click here for the latest info on going out, travel, recreation and gathering in QLD.

We will be observing the recommended of 1.5 meters physical distancing (lucky we've got a massive meeting table) and providing hand sanitizer.
If you're at a crossroads and curious about what you really want out of this life, the VysionQuest Australia Retreat can help you.
  • Are you struggling with indecision, second guessing yourself all the time, even if you've already accomplished a lot in your life?
  • Have you experienced a big loss or challenge recently that's pushing you to finally ask yourself the bigger questions in life?
  • Do you feel a constant pressure, like a weight on your chest, or like a cat in a bag trying to get out?
  • Do you sometimes wake up at 3:00 a.m. feeling the temporariness of your life... and worry if you've got your priorities right?
  • Are you feeling disillusioned with the concept of "success" and wonder if you're somehow missing out on the deeper magic and meaning in life?
  • Do you feel an inner frustration that you CAN'T ignore anymore... Like something's GOT TO CHANGE?
"A year ago I attended your retreat and everything changed for the better. Sure I have my moments but since then the door of prosperity opened and keeps expanding."
Joanne Stone
Founder - Joanne Stone Design / Jewelry
"Everybody needs some guidance once in a while to find your purpose and dream big and the VysionQUEST can help."
Jones Tchiakpe
Radio Host/Producer - Couleur 3
"During a time of transition and reflection Rick's process prepared me to enter the next chapter in my life and embrace all life has to offer."
Seth Rosenburg
Investor - Greylock
Hi, I'm Rick Cowley
When I was 21 years old I got leukemia. Turned out to be one of the best things that ever happened to for me :)

You get really clear about what's most important, and inspired to just effing DO IT, when you're facing your mortality.

Since then I knew that I wanted to guide people through an awakening experience like I had, but the question was how to do that without 'putting a gun to your head' through an illness or accident?
Well, fortunately for my soul and my sanity, and maybe yours too, I found a way.

This totally unique process got improved and refined and perfected during 50+ retreats with input from hundreds of high performing entrepreneurs and professionals (my awesome participants).

Thanks to COVID I'm living in Australia, with my Bali Retreats on hold. Recently one of my "grads" took me to see a stunning retreat property on the Sunny Coast... I booked it for 5 nights... and the first VQ Australia Retreat for entrepreneurs and professionals is ON.
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"I don't think I would have booked this gig and fulfilled this dream if it wasn't for you and the VysionQUEST."
Alicia Albright
Swing Captain - Disney's Frozen on Broadway
"Rick, thank you for your impact on my life."
Harrison Gilbertson
Actor - Upgrade, Need for Speed
"There are SO many amazing things happening in my life as a result of me or someone close to me doing the VysionQUEST."
Keith O'Brien
CEO - Page One
The two most important days in a human's life are the day he is born and the day he discovers why.
- Unknown
The VysionQuest course is how you will finally discover why.
This VQ program is a powerful proven sequence of guided meditations and writing exercises to help you find answers to the most important questions about your life, your purpose and your dreams. The retreat, with daily "Silent Sunrise Sessions", works to interrupt the habitual patterns in your life so you can change your life's trajectory.

Many of my students carry their completed VysionQuest workbook around with them wherever they go. It's like a guide map for your best life.
  • Make peace with the past
  • Feel grateful for your life
  • Learn to listen to your inner knowing
  • Accept, love and appreciate yourself and your sensitivity
  • Discover what's important to you
  • Get your life's aim right
  • Reveal your life's work
  • Craft a crystal clear written vision to guide your next phase
The VysionQUEST Course is not about filling you up with ideas, but rather making a space for you to hear your own truth.

Most people, no matter how "successful", say that this program gave them more clarity about who they are and what they are here to do than ever before... AND gave them the inspiration to just effing DO IT.
"This has been the single most revealing process I've done over the past 15 years on my journey of personal development. The process has a special way of coaxing out your inner most thoughts/feelings and the pen literally just flows..."
James Denham
"This has been the single most revealing process I've done over the past 15 years on my journey of personal development. The process has a special way of coaxing out your inner most thoughts/feelings and the pen literally just flows..."
James Denham
The VysionQuest track record speaks for itself
We've helped people from over 20 countries from all sorts of professions...
  • Business owners
  • Corporate execs
  • Parents (and grandparents!)
  • Authors
  • Scientists
  • Online marketers
  • Dancers
  • Actors
  • Civil servants
  • Therapists
  • Veterans
  • Doctors
  • Lawyers
  • Coaches
  • Yoga teachers
  • School principals
  • Online sellers
  • Photographers
  • House wives
  • Movie directors
Do things like...
(These are all real life examples from VQ students.)
  • Heal relationships with loved ones
  • Write books
  • Sail around the world with your family
  • Create online courses and trainings
  • Successfully negotiate for less time in the office.. and raises at the same time
  • Find a life partner and have kids
  • Launch purpose-drive businesses
  • Move to places like Hawaii and Bali.
  • Launch in-person retreats and trainings
  • Develop meditation practices
  • Take a year off to travel the world
  • Buy/build dream houses
  • Quit soul-draining jobs
  • Sell soul-draining businesses
  • Soulfully rebrand businesses
  • Launch online/consulting businesses
  • Create charitable foundations
  • Drink less alcohol and coffee ;)
  • Book roles in major movies and Broadway shows
Each of these dreams began with deep self-understanding and a crystal clear purpose-driven vision. That's what VysionQUEST's step-by-step process does.
"If you are not living your dreams, or if you are not sure what your dreams are, then Rick's VysionQUEST is a giant step you can take."
Jim Banks
Surfboard Shaper
"Thank you for creating the structures and space to allow me to grow, blossom and shine."
Heather Hobbs
Yoga Teacher Trainer
"This process is devised in a way that makes you go deeper and deeper into your subconscious and helps you unlock your purpose and your dreams."
Phil Hadfield
Online Seller
What's Included in the VysionQuest Australia Retreat
The VysionQuest Course led by Rick Cowley
A proven proprietary sequence of 28 lessons and 28 writing exercises with group feedback sessions to help you get maximum clarity for your life.
5 nights Accommodation at Amara Retreat
Amara Retreat is a 44 acres private retreat facility in the beautiful Noosa Hinterland offering stunning 180 degree views to the North across to Noosa. Amara Retreat is only 20 minutes from Maroochydore Airport, 10 minutes to Peregian Beach, 1 1/2 hours from Brisbane and 20 minutes from Noosa.
The Rooms
After everyone arrives we'll go for a walk together around this beautiful property and look at the variety of rooms available. Then you'll choose from the available rooms in the order that you booked. In my experience (50+ retreats now) it's amazing how everyone gets the room they want. Or at least need!

All rooms have two twin beds which can be kept separate or pushed together. Some rooms share a bathroom with one other room. Some rooms have their own bathroom.

You can choose to share a room with one other person of the same sex or pay more to have a room to yourself.

Rooms in the house
3 fresh healthy delicious home-cooked meals every day
Words from our chef Pia:
"I tune into the needs of the group, intuitively combining local flavors and ingredients with my favourite flavors inspired by other countries/cultures around the world to offer unique and high vibration eating experiences."
Daily Yoga and Meditation
Breathe. Move. Realign your body. Realign your mind.
No experience necessary.
DETOX from digital/coffee/alcohol
The more you can interrupt your patterns and eliminate distractions, the deeper this process will go and the longer lasting the effects. The sauna will help too!
Time for you
Rest and recharge in this beautiful natural setting, doing some deep soul work with other positive pro-active adventurers.
What does a typical day look like?
5:30-7:00 a.m. -- Silent Sunrise Session - meditation, VysionQuest workbook and group feedback session #1

7:00-8:00 a.m. -- Yoga class for all levels

8:00-9:00 a.m. -- Breakfast and chill time

9:00-10:30 a.m. -- VysionQuest workbook and group feedback session #2

10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. -- Recharge time*

1:00-2:00 p.m. -- Lunch

2:00-3:30 -- VysionQuest workbook and group feedback session #3

3:30-5:30 -- Recharge time*

5:30-7:00 p.m. -- VysionQuest workbook and group feedback session #4

7:00-8:00 p.m. -- Dinner

8:00 p.m. onwards -- winding down before bed, sometimes a meditation, discussion, campfire or just enjoying the stars together

* Recharge time activites: sauna, pool, walk around the stunning hinterland property, chat, nap, journal

"Get on this retreat at the first chance you have. You'll thank yourself for the rest of your life."
Wayne Butcher
"The process was pretty easy and fun but extremely clever. The modules walk you through simple exercises which eventually show you exactly what you want from life."
Danielle Runge
Owner/Director - Luminise Care Solutions
"Best gift I've ever given myself. My life is on a whole new trajectory."
Christine Schuck
Owner/Therapist - Schuck & Associates
VysionQuest Australia Retreat dates
Sep 22-27, 2020 - FULL
Nov 3-8, 2020 - Available
Jan 26-31, 2021 - Available
Prices in AUD
Bali Retreat $5800 + flights
Shared Room
Private Room
Jan Retreat - $300 early bird available until Dec 26
"In the last 2.5 decades I've spent over $200,000 on books, audio programs, seminars, retreats, memberships and mentorships... I can confidently assure you that Rick Cowley's work with VysionQuest stands as one of the most profound and impactful experiences available."
Leigh Storr
Owner - Resinc Solar
"In the last 2.5 decades I've spent over $200,000 on books, audio programs, seminars, retreats, memberships and mentorships... I can confidently assure you that Rick Cowley's work with VysionQUEST stands as one of the most profound and impactful experiences available."
Leigh Storr
Owner - Resinc Solar
Cancellation Policy
The following fees will apply as of the date of receipt of written cancellation notice.

Minimum Fee: $500 per person non-refundable cancellation charge.

30 days or less prior to arrival: 100% of total trip cost will be charged.

If you need to cancel due to COVID related incidents or restrictions you can apply your payment to any VysionQuest Retreat or Online Course within 2 years of cancellation. You can also transfer the credit to someone else. I'm happy to be flexible and work with you.

Where exactly is the location of the retreat?
Amara Retreat
81 Litfin Rd
Verrierdale, QLD

Click here for the Google Maps location

1.5 hours from Brisbane
20 minutes from Maroochydore Airport
20 minutes from Noosa
10 minutes from Peregian Beach
I've never done yoga before. Will the retreat be okay for me?
Yes, all classes are suitable for beginners. This is a great way to get some guidance and experience with yoga and maybe even kickstart a new habit.
I’ve never done a self development program before. Is this program right for me?
VysionQuest was developed to help people at any level of personal or professional development find clarity and inspiration for the next phase of life.

Whether you're just out of college or the owner of a million dollar company - Whether you've done several self or professional development programs or nothing at all - Whether you consider yourself to be super spiritual not, VysionQuest is skillfully designed to meet you exactly where you're at, to open your mind to what is possible, or remind you of who you are and what you're really here to do.

I’ve done a lot of spiritual and personal development work over the years. What is so different about VysionQuest? How can it help me?
We have had people of all walks of life find success and fulfillment through the VysionQuest. From actors and celebrities to small business owners and large business owners to accountants and dancers and coaches and yogis, DJs, chefs, marketing execs....

The bottom line is - if you're open and ready for it, you will find what you're looking for.

What makes VysionQuest different is the content, the questions, and especially the SEQUENCE they are presented in.

Each writing exercise poses a different question to help you look at your deepest desires, hopes, dreams -- and anything holding you back that you might be unaware of -- skillfully placed in a particular order that supports you to open up to different aspects of yourself, deeper and deeper as the program progresses. That's why it's a process. You can't get to these inner answers from a book or a TED Talk or just journaling. This is a deep process that carefully uncovers the essence of YOU.

No one is telling you what to think or feel. The questions are designed for YOU TO BE THE CAPTAIN of this ship and reveal what's really inside your subconscious mind through WRITING, putting PEN TO PAPER, and asking you questions you otherwise probably would never ask yourself, and therefore never really know about yourself.

I'm not good at meditating. Will VysionQuest work for me?

I've had hundreds of people successfully do my programs who had no prior meditation experience, or feel like they struggle with meditation. That just doesn't matter.

That's part of the power of the program... how it takes you to deep stillness and lets you hear the quiet voice of your Inner Knowing.

All you have to do is show up, follow the steps, and trust the process!

Since this is the first retreat I've run for entrepreneurs and professionals in Australia, these video messages are from my Bali Retreat participants. But it's the same life-changing process I guide you through no matter where you are.