Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Majestic B&B a Natural Paradise

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Majestic B&B a Natural Paradise

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PAUL Taylor and partner Renate Kraus have found their ideal lifestyle at the majestic Mt Warning.

The Aussies, who met in California, now run the Mt Warning Bed and Breakfast Retreat.

Previously a physicist, Paul worked in America on X-ray telescopes to be launched on the space shuttle, and Renate is a gestalt practitioner.

Gestalt psychology or gestaltism is a German theory of mind and brain that suggests the brain is holistic, parallel, and analog, with self-organizing tendencies.

They met at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, which attracts lateral thinkers' worldwide interested in human potential and consciousness.

Paul was a lecturer and course leader there and Renate, a therapist from Bavaria Germany, went there to train in esalen massage techniques.

They found they shared the same values and aspirations and liked their lifestyle, but it was becoming time for Paul to spend more time in Australia, reconnecting with family towards the end of his mother's life.

It was 11 years ago when destiny led them to the Mt Warning breakfast lodge, which they now own.

Renate reflects: "I remember we'd just had lunch at the Rainforest CafA[c] on Mt Warning Rd, and I said if we are going to keep coming here I need something to do, maybe like a B&B. …

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