Nurture, transform and immerse yourself in Australia’s wellness hot spot – Byron Bay.
Just a 45 minute drive from Gold Coast and Ballina airports, Byron Bay is lush with incredible natural beauty, a breath-taking landscape, exquisite beaches, world-class food and a community culture like no other.

Byron Bay is without doubt Australia’s unofficial Blue Zone. It’s the epicentre of wellness and a great long life. Over the course of 7 unforgettable days you’ll not only find out why, but you’ll Experience it.

The mantra of the 7-day Byron Bay Longevity Experience is to “learn by doing”. Our days are spent LIVING the longevity lifestyle. Ensconced just a nice stroll from the iconic lighthouse, you’ll quickly get used to gourmet breakfasts, long lunches and sunset dinners interspersed with breath-taking walks, inspiring workshops, life-changing conversations, swimming in the ocean and so much more.

This is no ordinary “tour”. These 7 days truly are an Experience. Led and facilitated by wellness and longevity authorities Dr Damian Kristof & Marcus Pearce – you’ll learn not just what makes Byron Bay a wellness hotspot; you’ll discover how you can take it all home with you.

PARADISE AWAITS

The Byron Bay Longevity Lifestyle

For 7 days you’ll live LIKE a local, WITH the locals. Each day of the Experience begins with a walk to the lighthouse or a swim in the majestic Pacific ocean followed by a gourmet breakfast of locally grown produce and inspiring conversation.

Movement and socialising are a large part of the Byron culture and lifestyle. On at least one night we will attend our favourite restaurant which we like to call Little Ikaria. Officially known as Kouzina, we’ll share with you the Ikarian lifestyle whilst we eat Ikarian food and create our own panigiri – a local festival where we feast on locally sourced meats and vegetables, bread, tzatziki, wine, Greek salad and hot chips! And, most importantly, dance the night away and make friends for life. 

 

Rest, Relaxation & Rejuvenation – bYRON Style!

No one does rest, relaxation and rejuvenation like Byron Bay. 

From transformational meditation and breath work to quiet walks along the beach or in the hinterland, you’ll experience true rejuvenation at our Longevity Experience. And most importantly, you’ll be shown how to apply them when you return home. During your rest time, we can refer you to the best massage, facial and wellness centres in the region to truly maximise your time in Byron Bay.

This trip has exceeded my expectations. I am inspired by the incredible connection to family in Ikaria. I have learnt so much whilst here, from being OK to eat late (and go to bed late!), to reconnecting with the things I love to do. I feel more present, more flexible in body and mind, and have a greater awareness of natural movement which I’ll be taking home with me.
Hillary, Longevity Experience attendee 2016

all the details

 2021 DATES

The 100 Not Out Byron Bay Longevity Experience begins at 4pm on Sunday May 16 and concludes after breakfast on the morning of Saturday May 22, 2021.

Costs & Payment Arrangements

  • Twin Share $6997 p/p
  • Single Supp + $750 AUD

Your enrolment includes ALL food, drinks, integration workshops and activities.

Enrolment is by application only. Applications are processed on a first-in first-served basis.

Once your application is successful and we have spoken to you personally a non-refundable $500 deposit will be processed. A further $1500 will be processed two weeks after your enrolment is accepted and the balance is due on April 30, 2021.

What’s Included

  • 6 nights twin-share accomodation in a Byron Bay Luxury Home
  • Locally grown and prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner for the entire experience
  • Beer, wine and champagne. Spirits at your own cost
  • All activities we undertake during the Experience
  • All workshops facilitated during the Experience
  • Special welcome pack on arrival
  • If you buy no souvenirs, it’s possible that you won’t spend a cent during the Experience.

Activities Include

  • Regular walks to the iconic Byron Bay lighthouse 
  • Whale Watching
  • Biodynamics workshop
  • Longevity workshop at Kouzina (aka Little Ikaria)
  • 1 Rest day with optional activities or to do as you please. Optional activities include sea kayaking, learn to surf, snorkelling or diving at Julian Rocks, visiting Crystal Castle and more.
  • Hinterland hikes & coastal walks!
  • Meditation & Breathwork

 

  • Yoga classes
  • A special visit with graceful agers of the Byron community doing extraordinary things
  • Beach visits
  • Cooking Classes
  • Facilitated workshops led by Damian and Marcus
  • Surprises and more!

Our Base: Byron Bay Luxury Homes

All of our 100 Not Out Longevity Experiences are authentic to the location. Our time in Byron Bay is no different. All attendees stay at one of the Byron Bay Luxury Homes. The homes booked include Sandpiper and First Light and are located in Byron Bay near the beach and the walking path to the lighthouse. 

Registration includes twin-share accommodation in each Byron Bay Luxury Home, with each home having four bedrooms. A single supplement fee is available if you wish to have a room to yourself.

Additional Travel Costs & Information

  • If you are not within driving distance to Byron Bay, you will need to purchase your own return flights to Gold Coast or Ballina. The experience will start on Sunday May 16 and end on Saturday May 22.
  • If you are flying, you will need to organise transfers to and from the airport.
  • You will need to organise your own Travel Insurance.

Frequently Asked Questions

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I want to attend but I need to confirm a few things first. When should I apply?

Applications are processed on a first-in first-served basis, so even if you aren’t 100% sure on whether you can make it, we recommend that you put yourself as close to the front of the queue as possible. You can withdraw your application at any time and your deposit is not processed until we have contacted you directly to confirm your place on the Experience.
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How does accommodation work?

Accommodation is a twin share room in one of our selected Byron Bay Luxury Homes. All rooms are just a short walk to the beach and the amenities are luxurious. More images and information of our accommodation can be found at https://www.byronbayluxuryhomes.com/

If you prefer a room to yourself, the single supplement for the duration is $750.

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When is the 100 Not Out Byron Bay Longevity Experience taking place?

The Experience begins on Sunday May 16 2021 and we will say farewell on Saturday May 22 after breakfast.

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Does my enrolment include flights?

Your enrolment does not include flights. People attending the Experience travel to Byron Bay from many different parts of the country so it’s much easier to book your own flights (if you need to fly). We suggest flying to Ballina or Coolangatta airport before getting a transfer to Byron.

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What if there's a COVID outbreak and I can't attend?

If you are unable to attend due to last-minute COVID outbreak or border closure, you will be immediately refunded 100% of your enrolment (minus any bank or merchant fees we incurred).
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What's the refund policy?

Your registration to the 100 Not Out Mediterranean Longevity Experience is fully refundable in the event of a COVID outbreak preventing your attendance or the event not being able to be run.

In any other circumstances, the refund policy is:

100% Refundable within 5 days of your registration being confirmed (standard cooling-off period).

75% refundable at least 30 days before the event.

50% refundable at least 14 days prior to the event.

25% refundable at least 1-13 days prior to the event.

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Are the payment arrangements flexible?

We appreciate that our attendees are in different phases of life and have different financial setups. If you wish to tweak the payment arrangements outlined on this site, please discuss them during your application call or email marcus@thewellnesscouch.com outlining your preferences.
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Is there a couples discount?

There is no couples discount for the Mediterranean Longevity Experience.
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Can I bring my children?

The Byron Bay Longevity Experience is suitable for attendees 18 years and older.

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Are all dietary requirements and allergies respected?

Absolutely! Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, gluten free or have any allergies, you will be well and truly looked after. Our Longevity Experiences have had attendees with varied dietary requirements, and the feedback on the food has always been sensational!
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Is food included?

Yes! You will not go hungry at all! All meals (that is, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks) will be provided during the 100 Not Out Byron Bay Longevity Experience. Most meals will be locally sourced, homegrown or organic in a traditional “paddock to plane” manner. Each day you will dine on life-extending and life-enriching sumptuous fare.
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I have a question that's not on here.

No problem! Just email marcus@thewellnesscouch.com and Marcus will return your email as quickly as you can say Ikaria!

I have learnt to step out of my comfort zone in some key areas of life. Communal meals, the laughter, and group integration workshops have been a highlight. To see Damian and Marcus in action was a privilege. I have never experienced such peace and calm like I have on this Experience.

Tess, Longevity Experience attendee 2018

 2021 DATES

The 100 Not Out Byron Bay Longevity Experience begins at 4pm on Sunday May 16 and concludes after breakfast on the morning of Saturday May 22, 2021.

Costs & Payment Arrangements

  • Twin Share $6997 p/p
  • Single Supp + $750 AUD

Your enrolment includes ALL food, drinks, integration workshops and activities.

Enrolment is by application only. Applications are processed on a first-in first-served basis.

Once your application is successful and we have spoken to you personally a non-refundable $500 deposit will be processed. A further $1500 will be processed two weeks after your enrolment is accepted and the balance is due on April 30, 2021.

What’s Included

  • 6 nights twin-share accomodation in a Byron Bay Luxury Home
  • Locally grown and prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner for the entire experience
  • Beer, wine and champagne. Spirits at your own cost
  • All activities we undertake during the Experience
  • All workshops facilitated during the Experience
  • Special welcome pack on arrival
  • If you buy no souvenirs, it’s possible that you won’t spend a cent during the Experience.
about your hosts

Damian Kristof

Damian Kristof has been walking the walk and talking the talk of wellness for the better part of the last 20 years as a Naturopath and Chiropractor. His approach and excitement regarding all things healthy and well is contagious. Damian is one of the founders of The Wellness Guys, The founder of Forage Cereal and owner of Vida Lifestyles in Melbourne Victoria Australia. He is the presenter of the New Zealand smash hit TV series Downsize Me, if a regular contributor to health in New Zealand and Australia. He regularly appears on Melbourne’s Triple M during drive time with the Rush Hour. Damian is wrapped to be able to contribute weekly to the Wellness Guys and is excited about the way the Wellness Couch is promising to change the face of health and health care globally. Around Australia, Damian can be seen live speaking on the “Power of Food” and “Crack your Stress Code”.

Marcus Pearce

In a former life Marcus Pearce was a workaholic journalist, radio and television producer. That past life included an obsession with AFL football, which led him to create The Run Home on Victorian all-sports station SEN 1116, and work as an associate producer at Channel Nine’s The Footy Show.

That life also included years as a smoking, binge-drinking, overweight, pimply statistic-waiting-to-happen.

The beginning of the revolution came when he met his now-wife Sarah, a wellness chiropractor. Embarking not just on a magnificent relationship but a complete lifestyle and philosophical change, Marcus began to slowly take away his least healthy habits and replace them with life-extending, empowering ones.

The transformation from an addicted smoker to extreme (not necessarily healthy) vegan (sometimes raw) and now back again to somewhere in the middle has taken him on an incredible journey where he’s met, learnt from and worked with a range of leaders in the health and empowerment world including leading doctors, chiropractors, dentists and Tony Robbins, Dr John Demartini and Eddie McGuire.

Marcus is passionate about teaching people not to silently approve what we read in the papers and online, watch on TV and listen to on the radio. Instead, Marcus is about relentlessly challenging people to be their own person, their own “scientific researcher”, their own creator of health, so that they can live their life on their own terms and not someone else’s.