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A great start to your New Year! New to yoga or not, you’ll love the inspiration and challenge of Griffins Hill's New Year retreat, and unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration. Between your daily yoga practices, suitable for all levels and ages, with senior Iyengar teacher, Frank Jesse, and Jane Gibb’s scrumptious gourmet meals, there’s plenty of time to explore Dunkeld, the Grampians, and surrounds.
Griffins Hill offers luxurious mountain view rooms with heating, cooling, electric blankets, free Wi-Fi, tea or coffee making facilities, and en-suite bathrooms. Choose from a king, queen, or twin share room with spacious en-suite facilities and superb mountain views. You can also enjoy the privacy of your own luxurious queen or king room with en-suite facilities and indulge in your own mountain view with sunrise.
Frank Jesse is a senior Iyengar yoga teacher (the highest designation accredited by the BKS Iyengar Association of Australia). He has spent more than 40,000 hours teaching and practicing yoga in the past few decades and is one of just 27 senior Iyengar Teachers in Australia. He regularly attended classes run by the founding master of Iyengar yoga, Mr BKS Iyengar, at his school in Pune, India.
This retreat will take place in Dunkeld, Australia. Dunkeld is located at the southern end of the Grampians 253 kilometers west of Melbourne, flanked by the spectacular Mount Sturgeon and Mount Abrupt. The township was first called Mount Sturgeon, early settlers renamed the town after Dunkeld, Scotland.
You will be served all daily meals during this retreat.
You’ll be walking, cycling and swimming, sampling tasty treats at local cafés and restaurants, or simply reading and chilling out in the spacious comfort of Griffins Hill's architect-designed retreat. Besides that, you can explore book shop, gallery, cafés nearby, touch and inhale the scent of the old red gum trees, watch kangaroos at dawn and sunset, and discover spring wild flowers. There is also an option to go bushwalking in the Grampians National Park.
While you are here, treat yourself to a massage (your choice of therapeutic deep tissue or relaxation) from Valerie Cooper, a qualified massage therapist. Massage costs 75 AUD for one hour session and can be scheduled upon your arrival at Griffins Hill.
Travel via Ballarat then the Glenelg Highway to Dunkeld.
Depart Melbourne Southern Cross at 08:17 a.m. (transfer to connecting bus at Ballarat). Arrive at Dunkeld at 12:04 p.m. Free transfer to and from Dunkeld bus stop to Griffins Hill Retreat is available.
Sometimes Griffins Hill can also organize a car pool from Melbourne.