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Escape for a weekend of blissful silence, deep in the ancient rainforest of Springbrook and relax by the beautiful waterfall on the property, with views for as far as the eye can see. Led by experienced yoga instructors who are passionate about guiding you to become the best version of yourself, this yoga and meditation retreat is designed to break the routine of your daily life, help you rediscover your inner self, and revive your soul!
All guests will have their own privacy in a single room (bathrooms are shared). Usually it costs almost double this price to have a single room on yoga retreats but our price reflects the very basic nature of this venue: our bedrooms are very clean but minimalist and sparse (in the Buddhist tradition) and the venue doesn't provide bed linen, so guests do need to bring a set of single sheets.
The perfect balance for a retreat we feel: unindulgent material surrounds but a rich abundance of nature surrounding us! This venue was designed this way: to remind us to be not so attached to the material work and to create a deeper connection with nature.
Imagine the choice of doing as little or as much as you feel like, the luxury of not having to think, plan or worry, the beauty of a day filled with doing what you love, for you, and the abundance of nourishing, healthy food. Picture floating back home with a calmer mind, a stronger body you are more connected to, and new skills to navigate everyday life. Feel the effect of the time spent in this retreat rippling out to those around you. That is the power of yoga!
This retreat combines the healing power of yoga and meditation with the inner peace and mental balance that comes with escaping to a gorgeous natural location. Nestled in the serene greenery of the Gold Coast (Hinterland), this experience will whisk you away from everyday life to uplift and inspire you as you mingle with other like-minded guests.
With daily sessions of yoga and meditation classes, self-discovery workshops, and plenty of free time for you to relax, unwind, and take in the breathtaking scenery, you have complete freedom to make your own schedule and take part in as many or as few activities as you want.
The classes are based on the traditional Hatha yoga style and more specifically it can be described as Purna yoga. Purna is a Sanskrit word meaning “complete” and Purna yoga is an evolving system using a wide variety of inspiring and effective techniques to address your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs.
This means that besides the asana, which are the physical postures that most people associate with yoga, you will also focus on breathing techniques, meditation, and yoga philosophy. The teachers are very experienced in leading classes with options for students from beginners to experienced, while modifying poses to take into account people’s injuries.
At 6:30 a.m. join the morning sun salutations, to greet the day. Breakfast will be prepared by the private chef and you will have the option to enjoy all your meals indoors or out on the deck overlooking the forest.
From 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., there will be a nature connection workshop in the peaceful forest, followed by a yoga class that will take place from 10 a.m to 11:30 a.m.
After lunch, you will have some free time to take a nap, wander around the beautiful grounds, or practice your meditation out in nature or in the yoga room.
From 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., there will be workshop.
From 4:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., join a gentle, restorative yoga and meditation session, which will be followed by a delicious, healthy, and nourishing feast for dinner.
At 8:30 p.m., a deeply relaxing guided meditation with yoga Nidra will send you into a peaceful sleep. Please note that this is just a sample schedule and it is subject to change. All activities are optional and you are free to do as much or as little as you like.
Byron Yoga Centre Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)
As a full-time yoga teacher and avid retreat-goer herself, Kara has dedicated her life to helping people discover their potential to create balance, calm, and contentment in their lives. Having hosted 17 retreats in the last couple of years alone, Kara is well-experienced in giving you personalised attention and guidance and taking you on a journey away from your usual life, showing you ways to implement yoga and meditation practices so that they become a natural part of your daily life.
When not retreating, Merryl works as a teacher at an environmental education center, where she is fortunate to combine many of her passions in a role that truly makes a difference, by facilitating nature connection for children and adults. Merryl is a passionate yogi with a dedicated daily practice in her rainforest backyard. On retreat, Merryl runs moving and reflective workshops where she will share the beauty and wonder of nature with you and truly support you to make deeply personal and respectful connections to the environment, to yourself, and to others.
This very special silent retreat will take place in the midst of the world-famous, ancient rainforest of Springbook, in the Gold Coast Hinterland. There is a magnificent waterfall with views to the mountains on the property.
My Yoga Retreat is well-known for their delectable dishes that are both healthy and nourishing. With a full menu of raw and cooked food, as well as freshly ground plunger coffee that you can help yourself to at any time, retreating from your regular life does not mean you have to give up your creature comforts. All meals are prepared by the private chef and are included in the price. My Yoga Retreat can also cater to vegans and gluten free diets.
Please book your flight to arrive at Gold Coast Airport (OOL). You can arrange a hire car or driver to the venue.
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