Date: Friday, October 12, 2012 - 6:30 pm
Duration: 1 Day 22 Hours 30 Minutes
Friday 12 October from 5.30pm to Sunday 14 October 4pm.
Going on a retreat is different to going on a holiday. A retreat is about setting aside time to rest & nourish yourself physically, mentally, socially & spiritually. An opportunity to allow yourself to simply be, to stop running and doing, instead to retreat away from these stresses and relax!
At this retreat we aim to offer a balance of programs themed around meditation from a gyana yoga point of view. The mood will be relaxed and casual and you are welcome to do as much or as little as you like!
The program includes Asana (yoga exercises) classes, Yoga Nidra (guided deep relaxation), Indian Vegetarian Cooking Class, Walks in the beautiful nature of the Yarra Valley, good company, delicious freshly cooked meals, and interactive sessions on yogic philosophy & meditation.
The mood of the weekend is relaxed and casual. You can do as much or as little as you like! Be sure you will return home well rested, rejuvenated, energised and feeling great. Just a short weekend away to give yourself something positive.
The weekend will include:
• Guided Meditations
• Yoga Nidra - a yogic guide to Deep Relaxation
• Yoga Classes x 2 per day
• Delicious vegetarian meals
• Inspiring talks on Meditation from a Gyana Yoga point of view
• Free time in the beautiful nature
• Indian vegetarian cooking workshop
THE RETREAT VENUE In the lovely Yarra Valley Candlebark Farm is in a very peaceful setting which provides you with an opportunity to experience the beauty and simplicity of the native bush. It is nestled on 100 acres of the treed foothills of the Yarra Ranges overlooking the beautiful Yarra Valley. There is a large carpeted & heated hall for the yoga classes, all of the talks etc. The sleeping rooms are clean, basic, heated bunk style bedrooms for 3 - 4 people, each room with its own bathroom. You must bring your own bedding & personal toiletries and towel. For the duration of the weekend the retreat is a strictly smoke and alcohol free zone. No drugs/alcohol are to be consumed on the premises.
DATE: Weekend Fri 12 Oct – Sun 14 October
Registration Friday 5.30 – 7.30pm. Finishes 4pm Sunday.
COST: $290 full $240 concession
Includes all retreat programs, meals & accommodation.
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. Email us to receive a registration form
FEEDBACK from last years retreat ...
WOW! What a fantastic retreat – I really loved it! Thank you for organising it all and for the attention to detail for e.g the incense sticks in the room on arrival, bringing the bathmats , and the beautiful fresh flowers in the main hall.
I loved every minute of it- I felt it was really well paced . The food was exceptional – so thank you to Steve and volunteers in the kitchen. I loved the Indian Cooking workshop with Deepak and I loved the workshops too. She is so talented in the kitchen , and calm. ( cooking for 30 people I would have been stressed out!).
I drove home on cloud 9 last night and had a bath and went to bed appreciating how much I loved the weekend.
Today I feel calmer and happier! Hopefully the feeling will last ....forever?
Thank you again for a wonderful weekend.
My feedback is that the weekend is scheduled perfectly – a nice mix of activities at the right time of day. The venue is fantastic, very comfortable bedrooms and practice areas.
I would like to see it run more often!
I think also people would be interested to hear more about living in an ashram, I found the talks last year very interesting.
Take care and I’ll see you at the next one.
Just a short note to say thankyou again to yourself and all the people who
made last weekend possible.I had a great time
Feedback from Sonja, Nikki and Sune. We had a splendid time. We enjoyed the events and the food! Thank you all very much for your efforts!