Self-care for Schoolies
It’s that time of the year when Year 12 graduates flock to the Goldie and Byron Bay for 2 weeks of hardcore partying. But the tradition is getting a shakeup as more Gen Zers ditch alcohol-fuelled debauchery for a more wholesome celebration. While overseas hotspots like Bali, Thailand and Fiji have become more popular in recent years, those after a more leisurely experience have local options, including a 4-day “self-care journey”… Run by meditation teacher Michelle Eckles, she puts on a grog-free event on the Sunshine Coast that includes yoga, meditation, mandala art, mocktail making, and Zumba. “I wanted to help kids cope with anxiety and stress so they can prepare for the real world without turning to coping mechanisms,” Eckles says. The kids might change their mind when they discover the drink formerly known as Hard Solo…
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