Living life on the edge
IT will not be so peaceful at Uki's Universal Peace Retreat when celebrities are jumping out of aeroplanes and being set on fire.
But that is what will happen when Australia's first Ultimate Extreme Retreat arrives on the Tweed along with Gold Coast Bollywood star Tania Zaetta this September.
The one-off experience will give 20 participants the opportunity to abseil a 60-metre ocean-side cliff, fall out of a building onto an airbag below, get behind the wheel of a V8 Supercar on a racetrack and jump out of an aeroplane during their three-day stay.
Perhaps most terrifying will being covered in fuel, ignited and turned into a human fireball for half a minute before being extinguished.
Universal Peace Retreat owner Grant Hilton said the event promises to deliver adrenalin, inspiration and motivation.
“The idea about the event was giving people something that allows them to let go of their fears,” Mr Hilton said.
“The way out of pain and suffering is to watch and see a life-threatening event rise up for you and observe what is happening without losing the balance of your mind.”
Mr Hilton said the idea stemmed from similar retreats already held in the US.
“We want to show people how short life is and how they can make the most out of it,” he said.
“At this point it's a one-off thing, but we would like to do more.”
Participants will be taken to their stunt destinations in the comfort of Hummer limousines and helicopter and have their adventure profession- ally filmed.
World-renowned stunt trainer Colin Handley, who has played stunt double for Arnold Swarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Bruce Willis, just to name a few, will facilitate the retreat.
“We're hoping a few more celebrities will join us out here for the three days,” Mr Hilton said.
Ms Zaetta was the former host of TV series Who Dares Wins.