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Have you ever wanted to explore Karijini National Park? This is an amazing, remote wilderness destination in the heart of Western Australias Pilbara, which holds some of Earths oldest land formations. The history, the mystery, every moment - all are just naturally rejuvenating and magical. There is no other retreat experience out there like this. The all-inclusive retreat program and eco-touring is designed for the time challenged who want to experience the best of Karijini National Park and, connect with yourself, enjoy a natural detox, and embrace the sacred native land of North West Australia for an awakening, conscious journey, which is spectacular and breathtaking.
The accommodation is environmentally sensitive, respectful and in harmony with the natural environment.
The standard eco-tents sleep up to 4 people. They provide a comfortable bed with linen after a day of exploring, and outdoor deck to relax for a true glamping experience. The retreat package includes this style of accommodation with shared amenities.
The deluxe eco-tents offer an authentic glamping experience with added luxury. This flagship accommodation type has private ensuite bathroom, front and rear deck, spacious stylish interiors, king size bed or two single beds, luxury close to the adventure, complete with quality beds and linen. If you wish to stay on, additional nights are available in the deluxe eco-tents.
This 4 night, 5 day Karijini eco-discovery includes daily yoga in natural settings, time out for self, a healthy retreat menu to naturally cleanse, daily eco-program filled with time to explore waterfalls, gorges and natural terrain including an adventure canyon day experience with West Oz (local tour operator) and personal reflection workshops.
You will have the choice of either, a canyon full day tour, called The Red Gorge Adventure experience, or retreat day at the Eco Retreat including Ayurvedic massage treatment, lunch at your leisure and relaxation at the Eco Retreat.
The Red Gorge Adventure is a not to be missed, hands on experience, guided by local tour operator - West Oz, who will lead this full day canyon adventure with safety, ease and to places you could not explore on your own. This is known as Karijinis big day out! A spectacular, adventurous trip that is famous in the region and is featured in many guide books.
The trip commences at Knox Gorge as you are lowered into restricted areas where you will safely experience a shoot straight off a waterfall followed by abseiling through to another waterfall before reaching stunning Red gorge. Explore the gorges with tubes, paddles and ropes in some sections, with time to sit back and take in the specter of this timeless country. Also features Hancock gorge, Reagans Pool and Kermits Pool. This is a once in a lifetime epic experience served with lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
Please note that there are limited places for this excursion, and you are required to be physically capable to participate in canyon activities; West OZ will assess individuals before. This is an amazing experience and once in a life time empowerment day!
Karen Wilson promotes happiness and healthy lifestyle through meditation, sport and nutrition. Karen was born in France and moved to Australia in 2003 to complete her studies in English Literature. After some awakening experiences, she decided to dedicate herself to the studies of spirituality, meditation and alternative healing, which led her to find happiness, inner peace and contentment in life. Karen facilitates retreats in Australia and Europe to teach people how to find this inner happiness themselves. She loves to empower people to be the best they can be and guides them towards more well-being and a fulfilled life.
Querida first experienced yoga as part of a Mindfulness program in 2005, and got completely hooked by a weekly corporate yoga class in 2006. Somewhere inside, she knew she would always do yoga. Moving to regional Queensland with limited yoga options inspired Querida to undertake teacher training as a means to deepen her own practice and knowledge.
Querida studied with Byron Yoga Centre in 2009 and her biggest lesson was the joy that comes from sharing your passion with others. Her teaching journey had begun. Coming full circle, Querida now brings a mindful approach to her teaching. Exploring the balance of movement and stillness, her yoga classes gently examine how being present and increasing body awareness on the yoga mat helps us to live a more mindful life when we step off the mat as well.
Another love of Querida is on the water. She has taken her yoga teaching to the Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP), bring the two together. Querida is qualified in SUP and SUP yoga instructor featuring in the programs and experiences. She loves the outdoors and adventure.
Querida is also a qualified meditation and energy practitioner.
This retreat will take place in the Karijini National Park, Pilbara, Western Australia.
Karijini National Park is the second largest National Park in Western Australia. At around 6.274 square kilometers, it is about two and a half times bigger than Luxemburg. It is part of one of the oldest geological regions of the world, containing rocks more than 2.5 billion years old. So much mystery and history!
The Hamersley Ranges, which make up the park are 400 kilometers long and up to 64 kilometers wide. They include Mount Meharry and Mount Bruce, Western Australias tallest mountains, up to 1.253 meters. There are eight main gorges, up to 100 meters deep. Here, you will see the oldest exposed rocks in the world. These banded rocks are rich in iron and other precious stones like Tigereye.
Karijini Eco Resort is the only accommodation facility in the heart of Karijini National Park. The nearest town and amenities is 85 kilometers away. It is located nearby Joffre Gorge for a leisurely walk to explore and waterhole to enjoy a swim throughout the day. The natural landscape and spacious layout offers a relaxing setting, spectacular sunsets and star gazing at night.
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The amazing eco retreat is supported with a healthy, hearty, nourishing with Australian and vegetarian inspirations and outdoor dining experiences.
All meals are included in the cost.
There is an Alfresco Restaurant onsite for additional refreshments and amenities.
The retreat will feature outdoor eating experiences to include outdoor picnics and twilight dinners.
Make the most of the down time, explore and enjoy the mesmerizing waterfalls and gorges, a nice swim or simply take your time to reflect and relax in this hidden paradise.
Paraburdoo Airport (PBO).
Wholesome Life will pick you up from the airport, based on the group flying at the following scheduled Qantas flights:
Depart Perth to Paraburdoo on April 22, 2016 at 06:30 on flight QF1802
Depart Paraburdoo to Perth on April 26, 2016 at 10:10 on flight QF1805
"What an amazing, and inspiring retreat! So many ‘bucket list’ items well and truly ticked. I love a challenge and adrenalin type activities but the rock climbing and abseiling day really put me to the test. The steep rock climb gave me the hugest sense of achievement not to mention an incredible rush. Think carefully before you sign up (and make sure it’s not beyond your capabilities), but if you are up for the challenge it is a once in a lifetime experience. Very professionally run and well looked after all day."
"I also loved the highly physical walks/climbs in and out of the various gorges. Both challenging and exhilarating with stunning scenery and an amazing spiritual atmosphere reverberating all around you. Plenty of options to choose from too, so everyone could choose what level of activity suited them, and of course the yoga was wonderful. t is so fun and rejuvenating to be able to do Kat’s classes in such picturesque surroundings. The digital detox was an added bonus. To not be able to access any mobile or internet range was at first unsettling and then incredibly liberating. I would not hesitate to recommend Wholesome Life and their wonderful Karijini Retreat as a professionally run and hugely enjoyable escape from day to day life."
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"Kaylie, Katrina, and Michelle are a match made in heaven! Thank you for this amazing experience in a beautiful setting with perfect guides, a well thought out schedule, indulgent accommodation, and an intimate gathering of very special souls coming together to reflect, give thanks to our lives, and learning to improve our bodies so they can carry us into our inspired futures! We all had fun, learnt new things, and connected. We are extremely grateful. Book me in for the next exciting adventure."
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"This was the first health retreat I have ever done and it really did exceed my expectation. It was the perfect balance of yoga, treatments, raw food, community interaction, and timeout. The private resort in Ubud was beautiful and I loved the daily yoga, meditation, and raw food workshop. Our retreat hosts and facilitators were amazing. Their passion, organization, attentiveness, and talents combined really enhanced the experience for me. I left the trip with valuable insights and feeling refreshed. I highly recommend these retreats to anyone needing some time out, looking to try something different, or wanting some healthy living inspiration!"
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