Meet the Team
Vasta Retreats is based upon the knowledge and experience of John Vasta, who presents the seminars, workshops and retreats with a his dedicated team.
John Vasta is a leading expert and pioneer in the field of Personal Development and Mind Power coaching with over 30 years experience teaching many thousands of people in Australia and Internationally. He first became involved in Mind Power coaching and personal development after saving his own life from a life threatening supposedly incurable illness and then applying Mind Power techniques successfully in every other area of his own personal life. Being an exceptionally gifted educator, he has since devoted his life to showing others how to master their own destinies through the Vasta Retreats. John’s work is based on universal spiritual laws that will work for anyone regardless of age, education level or walk of life. It is about re-programming your thinking, attitudes and beliefs with real tools and techniques you can apply yourself without a practitioner that will last your lifetime. This program makes you the “master of your own destiny” through experiential exercises that addresses you as a holistic person, with scientifically proven results.
John is a unique facilitator with a powerful grounded energy. His relaxed, sincere and caring nature, makes him extremely popular and successful with his audiences. John bases his teachings on his own personal experiences, human behavioural research and study of people and their cultures. Today John presents a series of several 2 day seminars called Vision, Awareness and the Strength seminars, there are also Mediation Retreats and other personal development workshops. He also loves to share his life’s work in the Vasta Retreat format, which he presents over 5 days only several times a year where he can devote more time to the group in a relaxed atmosphere to address the whole person, Holistically.
“The definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over again and expecting a different result.”
RN, RM, Grad Dip Midwifery, Adv Dip Naturopathy, Adv Dip Western Herbal Medicine, Adv Dip Nutritional Medicine. Vasta Retreats Director and Workshop Co-ordinator.
Heather is a naturopath, midwife, nurse and mother with a passion for health and wellness. Heather coordinates the Vasta Retreats and spreads the message that we “are all the authors of our own health or disease” through her naturopathic practice in Mildura, Victoria.
Heather has been on the holistic self-healing path for years, evolving from homebirthing to naturopathy whilst developing her own spiritual beliefs and intuitive knowledge. Heather believes the Vasta Retreats are the fast track way for individuals to bring together many modern self-help and healing philosophies into a take-home, easy and usable format that is relevant to everyone motivated to get the most out of life.
SIMONETTA TOGLIANI – Yoga Teacher
Simonetta has 20 years of experience in Shiatsu, Massage, Hatha & Postural Yoga.
Specialising in postural and back problems, Simonetta is equally passionate about the benefits of meditation and breathing techniques to enable optimal health in all areas of your life.
VERONICA & THE TEAM at Continental House at Hepburn Springs
Veronica is the most warm, gentle, in tune and vibrant host you could ever want! She brings a unique energy to her beautiful restored house and makes sure our retreat is held in a truly safe, loving environment. Veronica freely shares her love of the region and passion for hosting groups who are motivated by self-improvement
SPADE TO BLADE CATERING
Vasta Retreats has healthy food as and essential component of our Retreats and are delighted to have Gary and the Team from Spade to Blade as our caterers.
Spade to Blade Catering is based in Daylesford, Victoria. We concentrate on preparing the very best and freshest organically grown foods from the many great farms which surround our district.
Mostly, the food we put on the plate has travelled no further than 15 kms from its source to our production kitchen.
Our regular suppliers are Captain’s Creek Organics Mount Franklin Organics, Powlett Hill, Spring Creek Organics and Red Beard Bakery amongst others.
We also forage our district for wild foods. We are highly skilled at wild mushroom collection and feature these whenever in season.