The Light has a permanent retreat in Byron Bay, on the east coast of Australia. It is not explictly associated with the cult but serves the public by running courses and a meditation spa.
Xay Morant and his best friend Roman Lear, born in 1995, grew up in and around the retreat because both their mothers worked there. They enjoyed a free and wild life of surfing, shoplifting, and skipping school.
Ember left the retreat in May 2011, when she took both boys to the ashram in Arizona. Roman's mother still works there.