Jessie Chapman has been sharing Radiance Yoga Wellness Retreats in Byron Bay, Bali, New Zealand, Thailand, France, Spain and Italy since 2002.
The Radiance Retreats journeys include Yoga Cleanse Walk Restore Retreats in Byron Bay; Yoga Hike Restore Retreats in New Zealand, Spain & the Pyrenees; Yoga Spa Wellness Retreats in Bali and Yoga Walking Retreats in Italy.
The retreats are based upon the foundation of Jessie’s inspirational morning Radiance Yoga and afternoon Restoration Yoga along with a range of other healing arts classes and activities including daily guided beach & nature walks, massage & spa therapies, healthy meals & juices, core strength classes, meditation, mindfulness practice, Yoga Nidra, sound healing, chanting, cultural tours, awe-inspiring hiking & lots more in beautiful idyllic locations.
People join our retreats for many different reasons - everyone leaves feeling relaxed, healthy, clear & inspired. All levels of yoga experience are well catered for including complete yoga beginners. People are challenged according to their experience with plenty of individual attention and adjustments given in the classes by the experienced team of Radiance facilitators.
The morning Radiance Yoga practice combines gentle warm up sequences with Vinyasa yoga (moving through the postures with breath awareness) and holding in postures to build strength, stability and alignment. The afternoon Restoration Yoga practice combines deeply restorative yoga postures with stillness and breath awareness for deep rest and quiet. Many variations of the postures are given so people can practice according to their experience and individual needs. The classes are designed to allow people to journey deep into their practice with awareness and ease. Yoga props are often used to go deeper and to experience complete relaxation and renewal in the restorative yoga postures.
The Radiance Retreats team is made up of experienced and inspired Yoga Teachers, Healers, Naturopaths, Vitality chefs, Massage and Holistic Spa Therapists and a range of other teachers and facilitators for inspiration and renewal. Together they create an inspirational retreat journey suitable for all levels of yoga practitioners including complete beginners.
Jessie began exploring yoga in 1991 and developing her teaching in 1997. Jessie published 4 yoga books with HarperCollins Publishers AUS & Ulysses Press USA including Yoga Postures for your Body, Mind & Soul and created the popular Radiance Yoga DVD series for home practice.
Jessie has studied yoga with many leading teachers in various yoga styles. “I remember attending my first yoga class, it was a profound and life changing experience. I fell in love with exploring the many and varied yoga postures, the physical sensation of stretching, challenging and awakening my body. My breathing improved and there was an immediate shift in my state of mind. A feeling of calm and inner peace washed over me and I knew that yoga would become a natural part of my life.”
Becoming a qualified teacher in 1997, Jessie continues to study and develop her teaching skills and understanding of yoga practice and wisdom. She loves being apart of the transformational yoga journey and creating a space for people to relax and connect within...