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Sue's seasonal retreats give participants time to reconnect with themselves and nature.

Retreats include a number of yoga sessions each day, meditation, relaxation, yoga lifestyle discussions, massage therapy and nourishing food for the body and soul. 

Each participant comes away with insights to further improve their health and wellbeing.

“Having never been to a yoga retreat before, I was a bit nervous about what it was going to be like, but loved it.  The surroundings were beautiful and the retreat was well paced with group activities and time out to reflect and enjoy the gardens.”  - Stephanie K

“The retreat exceeded my expectations. The sessions were varied and insightful. I learned so much – thank you”

“I loved the whole experience and would definitely attend another retreat.:)”

“You were both awesome hosts and your passion for our wellness was evident in all that you did“ - Vaia W

" If you need some time out from (a) hectic world, you should book a retreat with Sue and Fiona. A beautiful location, great food and accessible yoga sessions. Totally divine!" - Pam J

2019 Retreats

SPANISH RETREAT

April 13 - 20, 2019

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Caroline Kades, Co-facilitator

Caroline Kades, Co-facilitator



Join Caroline and myself on this fabulous yoga retreat in Andalucia Spain, only 30 minutes from Malaga.

Immerse yourself in everything this region has to offer – famous white villages (pueblos blancos), amazing coastline of Costa de Sol, the heady scent of orange blossom, and wonderful Moorish architecture. Experience one of the best yoga rooms in Spain – designed by Simon Low - during our daily yoga sessions. In your free time, unwind by the pool, enjoy a massage and soak in the quiet charm of this rural retreat. Nearby you can play golf, sail, hike, or take an optional excursion to the world heritage listed Alhambra. Accommodation comprises shared or private rooms. All have ensuites and your own private balcony or terrace.

Our week at the beautiful retreat venue includes:

  • 7 nights share or private accommodation with ensuite

  • welcome drinks with dinner Day 1

  • three meals a day (wholesome Spanish cuisine)

  • tea, coffee, water at any time during the day

  • daily yoga, stretch, relaxation or meditation sessions

  • use of fully equipped yoga shala

  • healthy Spanish cooking class

  • exclusive use of pool and facilities for our group

  • plenty of free time as well as optional excursions and spa therapies (extra cost)

Prices include: accommodation, all meals, tea & coffee, yoga and information sessions, cooking class
Prices exclude: travel fares, spa therapies, arranged excursions

PROGRAM

      A Typical day would look like this:

am

  • Yoga session (Hatha incorporating Pranayama, Relaxation)

  • Breakfast

  • Free time / Information sessions on yoga and lifestyle topics

pm

  • Lunch

  • Free time / cooking class

  • Late afternoon Yoga (Hatha or Yin) OR Stretch class

  • Dinner

  • Yoga Nidra / Meditation / Relaxation

One day will include an excursion to the Alhambra. (additional cost)

Free time slots may include organized group hikes, excursion into Malaga, or sailing depending on interest

TRAVEL

The nearest airport is Malaga, which has an international airport. It is only 30 minutes' drive away, and we can arrange airport pick-up if you don't want to hire a car. There is also AVE train service from Madrid, Barcelona, and Cordoba to Malaga.

About our Co-Facilitator: Caroline Kades is a 500 hr trained yoga teacher and qualified Yin Yoga teacher. She has also completed training in Meditation and iRest Yoga Nidra. Caroline’s yoga teaching experience and interests are in healthy ageing, functional yoga, relaxation and breathing coordinated with movement. 

 

2020 Retreats

Autumn Weekend Retreat
20 - 23 March, 2020
Shizuka Ryokan, Hepburn Springs, Victoria

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Accommodation room

Accommodation room

When you enter Shizuka Ryokan, it is like stepping into another world. Shizuka is a Japanese word meaning tranquillity. A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn, founded upon the Japanese concept of omotenashi—or deep respect for hospitality.

This Autumn Weekend Yoga retreat combines the ancient oriental wisdom of seasonal living, yoga practice, healthy Japanese cuisine and Japanese shiatsu massage. In Autumn we move from the external expansive nature of Summer to be more introspective - focussing on nourishing our organs, deep breathing and letting go. There is nothing more healing for us than connecting with nature and surrounding Shizuka are a number of bush walks. Enjoy a shiatsu massage, linger in your bathtub or read in the stillness of your private courtyard. Venture out and you will be within walking distance of the famous Hepburn Baths where you can book treatments or take a stroll in the town.

Located in the heart of the beautiful Hepburn Springs, only 45 minutes from Melbourne airport, Shizuka Ryokan is a holistic, boutique wellness retreat where you can relax, unwind and rebalance in an authentic Japanese setting.

Inclusions:

  • 3 nights accommodation with private en-suite, bath and courtyard

  • Queen or single size futon bedding

  • Toiletries, bath salts and use of Yukata cotton robe

  • Healthy, Japanese cuisine

  • Daily yoga classes (including one Japanese Yoga session)

  • Yoga Nidra

  • Guided Relaxation

  • Yoga Lifestyle Discussion

  • Full use of yoga props

  • Access to Guest Lounge and Deck

  • Optional shiatsu massage therapy (additional charge)

Limited to 10 participants

Price Per Person: $1,290 single $990 twin share

To Enquire complete the enquiry form at the bottom of the page.

To Book click the button below

 

Italy Retreat - Puglia
26 Sept - 3 Oct, 2020

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Join me in Italy for a week of yoga, relaxation, healthy Pugliese cuisine and the opportunity to explore this unique region of Italy. Known for it’s distinctive architecture from the centuries old Masserias (farmhouses) to the striking triullos which dot the landscape.

Staying at Masseria della Zingara, this stunning 18th Century masseria, recently refurbished to exacting standards, sits in 20 tranquil acres of olive, cherry and almond groves. Choose between share or single accommodation all with ensuite. 

Dine on fresh produce locally grown and including specialities of the region that you will never have tasted before! The combination of the hot sun and the mineral-rich limestone soil gives the produce so much colour and flavour – the big, fat, purple and green figs,  long stems of velvet-red tomatoes, wild asparagus and artichokes.

There will be time to unwind by the pool, enjoy a massage and soak in the quiet charm of this rural retreat.

Inclusions:

  • 7 nights accommodation with private en-suite

  • All meals

  • Daily yoga classes

  • Yoga Nidra

  • Guided Relaxation

  • Yoga Lifestyle Discussion

  • Fully equipped yoga space

  • Cooking class

  • Use of outdoor pool

  • Pool towels

  • Use of bicycles

PROGRAM

      A Typical day would look like this:

am

  • Yoga session (Hatha incorporating Pranayama, Relaxation)

  • Breakfast

  • Free time / Information sessions on yoga and lifestyle topics

pm

  • Lunch

  • Free time / cooking class

  • Late afternoon Yoga (Hatha or Yin) OR Stretch class

  • Dinner

  • Yoga Nidra / Relaxation / free time

One day will include an excursion to Matera. (additional cost)

Free time slots may include organized group hikes, excursion to villages or the beach, depending on interest

TRAVEL

The nearest airport and train station is Bari. It is only 50 minutes' drive away, and we can arrange airport pick-up if you don't want to hire a car.

Early Bird Pricing per person

Single AUD $2,200 (limited availability)

Share AUD $1,800

Early bird pricing finishes 31 March 2020. Then add AUD $300 to the prices above. 

INSURANCE

It is a condition of this holiday that each person has personal travel insurance appropriate to activity and fitness centred holidays and cover for travel expenses in case of cancellation.

Limited to 13 participants

To Enquire complete the enquiry form at the bottom of the page or book with the button immediately below.

 

Retreat Enquiries

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