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