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3 Days Relaxation and Yoga Retreat in Australia

  • Hampton House, 12 Bay Street, Patonga, New South Wales 2256, Australia

Overview

Relaxing Yoga Retreats Australia

  • 3 days with instruction
    • Daily yoga classes
    • Daily restorative classes
    • Daily yoga Nidra meditations
    • Herbal and Ayurvedic teas
    • 2 nights accommodation
    • Daily vegetarian meals

    Join a relaxing yoga retreat in a little town surrounded by water and trees in Patonga, Australia. You will be amazed by the spectacular scenery with the most beautiful views of Pittwater across Palm Beach. Relax in the very spacious, beautifully styled house where everything is ready for you. This is the time to truly enjoy your days. Relax and unwind.

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      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: English
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    You will stay at Hampton House nestled among the gum trees overlooking the Pittwater. The house has three floors. Downstairs are four spacious bedrooms and three bathrooms. The middle floor has a spacious living room, dining room, and entertaining deck where everybody gets together. The third floor offers additional queen-sized and lovely mezzanine loft bedrooms with ladder access and steps from the retreat give easy access to the beach.

    The house offers an inspirational holiday-haven retreat. There is a cozy lounge area with a large open fire for the cooler months and lots of sunny decks to sit and enjoy the view. Upstairs is another living area overlooking the water this is the quiet area of the house for those seeking peace and quiet. The indoor yoga studio looks out onto lush vegetation and sparkling water.

    Start your day with a traditional Hatha Yoga Class breathing in the fresh sea air and looking out over the trees and water.

    The restorative/yin class takes you on a deeper journey of self - exploration encouraging calm and flexibility, allowing you to let go. Learn simple breathing techniques for strength and relaxation. Blankets and pillows support your body and allow you to relax deeply in body and mind. If you haven’t been to one of these classes before you have been missing out!

    A typical schedule

    Day 1

    • 16:00 Welcoming the guests
    • 17:30 Restorative / yin class
    • 18:30 Dinner
    • 20:00 Yoga Nidra meditation

    Day 2

    • 07:30 Breakfast
    • 09:30 Morning yoga class
    • 10.30 Morning tea
    • 11:30 Workshop. An Introduction to Ayurveda
    • 13:00 Lunch
    • 17:30 Relaxation / yin class
    • 18.30 Dinner
    • 20:30 Yoga Nidra meditation

    Day 3

    • 07:30 Morning yoga class
    • 08:30 Breakfast
    • 09:30 Namaste Circle before departure
    • Julie Ivison

      Julie Ivison, a yoga teacher on the Central Coast of NSW has a Diploma in Herbal Medicine, Ayurvedic Herbology, Food Therapy, TFT and Iridology. She has been practicing yoga and meditation for more than 12 years. She has chosen to teach Yoga, run workshops and retreats and create an abundant organic vegetable and fruit garden. Julie has a certificate of 200-hour teacher training from Byron Yoga Centre at the moment she is studying a Yin Teacher Training Course part time. She has been teaching for two years on the Central Coast at a lovely community Hall in Empire Bay.

    National Park surrounds the retreat which is 1 hour 30 minutes drive from Sydney. The retreat is nestled in the hillside overlooking the water and has stairs leading to the beach.

    Nearby places

    • Ettalong - 20 minutes
    • Grocery Store - 15 minutes
    • National Park - 1 hour 30 minutes
    • Pearl Beach Cafe - 15 minutes
    • Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD) - One and a half hours
    • Umina - 20 minutes
    • Woy Woy - 20 minutes
    Activities
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Kayaking
    • Sailing
    • Shopping
    • Swimming
    General
    • Balcony
    • Beach
    • Dining area
    • Fireplace
    • Hammock
    • Kitchen
    • Special menu request
    • Terrace
    • Yoga shala
    Services
    • Free bicycle
    • Free toiletries
    • Internet access
    • In-room dining

    Vegetarian gourmet meals will be delicious and plentiful using organic and home grown produce where possible.

    Sample menu:

    Breakfast

    • Asparagus and Fetta Omelette
    • Fresh fruit salad with Greek Yoghurt
    • Herbal and regular organic teas
    • Large fruit basket
    • Organic Sour Dough
    • Organic Fruit Loaf

    Lunch

    • A soup and salads with crusty bread
    • Kitcharis an important and delicious Ayurvedic cleansing food

    Dinner

    • Garlic bread
    • Gluten free lemon meringue and pistachio cake
    • Mexican capsicum and cheese casserole
    • Quinoa
    • Salads
    • Veggie dips

    During your free time you can walk down the stairway and onto the lovely beach. In summer it is a perfect place for a swim and in winter you can stroll along the beach. For those who wish to take a longer walk the Great North Walk begins at the end of the beach, follow the signs through spectacular scenery to Waratah Lookout. The whistling kites nest in the trees below the retreat and pelicans wait patiently fro the fishing boats to return, bird life is abundant. You may borrow a canoe or a bicycle. You can watch the fishing boats, laze in the sun lounger or catch a ferry down the river to Palm Beach. Read the latest Australian Yoga Journals or choose a book.There is a little waterfront cafe, and a pub. It is a small and lovely little fishing village isolated by National Park and Water.

    • 2 daily yoga Nidra meditations
    • 2 daily restorative classes
    • 2 daily yoga classes
    • 2 nights accommodation
    • Daily vegetarian meals
    • Digestive seed mix, large fruit platter, chia muffins or gluten-free cakes available
    • Herbal and Ayurvedic teas available
    • Airfare
    • Local transfer
    • Other optional activities

    Arrival by airplane

    Please book your flight to arrive at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD). Take the train from Sydney airport to Central Station and change lines to the Central Coast stopping at Woy Woy.

    Arrival by bus

    You can catch the local bus from Woy Woy train station to Patonga. The bus which comes about every 40 minutes will arrive at Patonga after about 30 minutes.

    Arrival by ferry

    You can catch the ferry available at 11:00 from Palm Beach, Sydney to Patonga. The ferry will return to Sydney from Patonga at 15:00.

    Arrival by taxi

    You can ride a taxi from Woy Woy Station, Central Coast to Patonga. To reach Woy Woy Station, you may catch a direct train from Central Railway Station, Sydney. The journey takes about one hour and 40 minutes to finally arrive at Patonga.

    • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
    • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

    Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

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      Review by Tanja Vrankic from Australia

      Central Coast yoga retreat very rejuvenating

      PROS Pros: Location completely immersed in the best of nature. Rejuvenating yoga. Lovely people.

      10 Value for money
      10 Accommodation & facilities
      5 Food
      10 Location
      7.5 Quality of activity
      7.5 Overall impression

      2017-Apr-28 09:10:19

    • Review by Lynne

      "Such a rewarding and relaxing stay. Yoga fantastic, delicious, fresh food. Julie and Dave are truly warm and welcoming. I came home relaxed and inspired. Looking forward to my next retreat with learning circles yoga."

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    • Review by Maria M.

      "I had the most wonderful time this week at Learning Circles Yoga Retreat! Julie our host and yoga instructor is friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable. The luxury coastal Hamptons Style accommodation, freshly prepared vegetarian meals, healthy snacks, three yoga classes a day plus workshops is quality and value for money second to none. I went to bed every night listening to the waves before falling into a blissful sleep. I look forward to my next retreat with Julie."

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    Testimonials

    • Review by Alice

      "Dear Julie & Dave, Thank you so much for this very special time. I feel sooooo well looked after & nurtured, which was priceless. Many Thanks!"

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    • Review by Denise

      "Thank you for such a nurturing yoga retreat! The accommodation is perfect; everything from the comfy beds, the amazing view to the beautiful energy in the yoga room! The meals were delicious and so lovingly prepared. The practice you offered was wonderful and I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to attend. Keeping these retreats running is a very special gift that you share!"

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    • Review by Susan

      "Thanks Julie for a wonderful retreat. One hour is good for me for a class time and your gentle manner and helpfulness really appreciated. The Patonga House is ideal and we had some good sunrise walks each morning. The whistling kites were a great welcome in the high trees, later we saw their nests."

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    • Review by Charlotte

      "Thank you for a great retreat. Good food and company a gentle nurturing approach to yoga that also allows so much space for learning new things. The sesame oil self massage was a great experience and savasana on a bolster was also a revelation. I hope we can come again."

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    • Review by Emily

      "Thank you so much for a lovely relaxing retreat. This time has given me an opportunity to reconnect with yoga and myself. I would love to come back again to continue the journey."

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    • Review by Lady Rosie

      "Thank you Julie for a beautiful retreat. It was perfect! Delicious nourishing food. The yoga was amazing calming and restorative.The venue was awesome. A beautiful place."

      "You are such a beautiful person and I enjoyed the whole experience. It was what I needed - to take time out in a safe, supportive, nurturing environment."

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    • Review by Jane

      "This retreat was restorative for all the senses! Julie has an amazing ability to enable each of us as individuals to engage and participate at just the appropriate level for need. The location was wonderful. I really appreciate the open fire and not to mention the food. It was delicious and as a none vegetarian so impressed I had to leave with recipes. Thank you so much Julie!"

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    • Review by Marney

      "Thank you so much for this opportunity for a delightful reprieve. The workshops and yoga/meditation sessions were perfectly spaced; the venue delightful too. It was a pleasure to have your gentle guidance and I especially appreciated the effort you went to around lymphatic drainage. Lovely to meet the other participants too. Very much looking forward to a repeat. Please keep on keeping going. Namaste! ."

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    • Review by Yvonne

      "A relaxing and restorative retreat . Thank you Julie! "

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    • Review by Mary

      "Peaceful, relaxing environment. No words to describe the benefit gained. Namaste!"

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