This retreat is recommended for people who are already practicing yoga; whether it be gentle, strong, short or long term or anything in-between. Not suited for beginners.
Within a relaxed a and friendly atmosphere we aim to present a weekend that encompasses various aspects of Yoga and the means to which to incorporated these into our daily life. This retreat is an exclusive opportunity to deepen your practice with our special guest speaker Mahamandaleshwar Swami Jasraj Puri. It is a special retreat for all who wish to explore yoga at greater depth.
Originally from Sydney, Mahamandaleshwar Swami Jasraj Puri has been living in India since 1996. He now manages the Yoga in Daily Life ashram in Rajasthan, which includes a school of 1500 pupils, a hospital, an animal shelter and a research centre. In 2010, he became the first western Mahamandaleshwar, one of the highest spiritual titles in India. A qualified Physiotherapist, he has devoted his life to social service and the study of the practical and philosophical aspects of Yoga. A highly respected and inspiring yogi whose immersion in the yogic life in India has contributed to his deep insight and experiences. With his western background we have the unique opportunity to learn from someone who can offer us these valuable ancient teachings in a modern and relevant context and a clear, down to earth manner.
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! 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. All welcome!
The weekend will include:
• Guided Meditations
• Yoga Nidra - a yogic guide to Deep Relaxation
• Yoga Classes
• Delicious vegetarian meals prepared by a qualified chef
• Inspiring talks with Swami Jasraj Puri
• Free time in the beautiful nature
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 4 - 6 October
Registration Friday 5 – 7pm. Finishes 4pm Sunday.
COST: $350 full $295 concession
Includes all retreat programs, meals & accommodation.
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. Email us to receive a registration form
$350 full $295 concession
includes accommodation, meals & programs