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!
Throughout the weekend we aim to offer you a balance of programs. You are welcome to do as much or as little as you like. There will be an emphasis in the talks on meditation from a gyana (or jnana) yoga perspective. Gyana yoga is the yogic path of knowledge. On one level, gyana yoga is higher awareness developed from life’s experiences. On a deeper level, which is particularly relevant to us as yogis, wisdom emerges from within as the fruit of the revelations of the Self. Every one of us possesses wisdom within. It will, however, remain undiscovered so long as we lack discrimination, and are restless and ego-centered. Through the weekend we will theoretically and practically explore popular Yoga philosophies (including its use in contemporary cinema!) and integrating this to our modern busy daily life.
The weekend will include:
• Guided Meditation sessions
• 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
• Walks in the beautiful nature
• Time for yourself and some social time too
• 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 / $240 concession
Includes all retreat programs, meals & accommodation.
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. Email us to receive a registration form
$290 full $240 concession
includes accommodation, meals & programs