« Yoga in Nature Retreat Dwellingup, WA

Category:
Retreats
Code:
ADV0364
Dates/Times:
March 9th, 2018 – March 11th, 2018
Start Time:
12.00
Duration:
3 Days
From:
AU$495.00
Location:
Dwellingup, WA

Our “Yoga in Nature Retreat” is focused on mindful movement, breath awareness, relaxation, connecting with nature and most of all, having fun!  
 

Our accommodation is just out of Dwellingup, on a large property set in natural bushland, backing onto the forest.  We stay in a mix of Chalets, or rooms within The Lodge and will be utilising one of the peaceful outdoor areas for our Yoga & Meditation Sessions, or we have a lovely large space inside the lodge if it's too cold.  

 

The peaceful setting of this property, daily yoga/meditation, bush walks, amazing food, wine & great company are sure to provide you with an opportunity to unwind, relax and reflect.
 

You have time each day for fun and to connect with like-minded women, as well as plenty of time for rest and quiet reflection.  

 

The aim of the retreat is to encourage you to practice mindfulness through movement, enjoy time away from habitual routines & the demands of daily life, bring laughter and adventure into your life…. and ensure you go home feeling refreshed & relaxed, with a big SMILE on your face.

 

 

Retreat Schedule

 

Friday 9th March, 2018

12.00noon - Self Drive, Check in any time after 12noon. Our Adventurous Women host will be there to greet you and show you to your chalet, or room in the Lodge.

1.00pm - Settle in for the weekend, take a stroll, have a cuppa and relax on on the balcony - it’s time for you!

3.00pm - Healthful afternoon tea will be served on the Lodge Veranda for those who are able to escape the city early.

5.00pm - Outdoors in front of the Lodge - Wind down Yoga & Meditation with Bettina

6.30pm - Introductions, Sunset Drinks & Nibbles … Social time on the Veranda, or take quiet time for yourself to rest and restore.

7.30pm - Insanely Yummy Dinner & Fresh Fruit Platter

9.30pm - Rest / Quiet Time

 

 

Saturday 10th March, 2018

7.00am - Breakfast

8.00am - We meet at the Lodge and drive tag-along to nearby Island Pool where Bettina will guide us in mindful movement, through gentle standing Yoga and Qi Gong (suitable for all abilities), the ideal way to tune into our surrounds & warm up the body, before taking part in a guided silent meditation walk.

As we immerse ourselves in nature, we walk with intention in a relaxed and mindful way, not to cover a lot of ground, but to walk slowly and take in the surroundings through our senses, soothed by the fragrances and sounds of nature… rejuvenating and restorative on all levels .. free from the digital world and modern day stresses… stillness in movement.  

At the end of our walk, we take part in a little creative expression using natural materials....our own Nature Mandala.

We then take time to enjoy beautiful Island Pool and the forest surrounds - it’s calming effect and natural beauty. We encourage you to take a cleansing swim in the murray river …it’s wild, cool, natural and therapeutic, or for those who enjoy a bushwalk and want to challenge themselves, perhaps you’ll use some of your time here to hike the nearby loop trail through scenic jarrah forest, numerous grass trees and awesome valley views. (Class 4, 1 hour approx, some steep sections)

12.30pm - Lunch back at the lodge

1.30pm - Leisure time (Options - Take a short drive into nearby Dwellingup township and explore, practice silence/mindfulness, read a book, enjoy a hobby, or simply use the time to rest and restore.)

During your leisure time, for those who would like to watch an inspirational video or two, we'll have a series of TED Talks continually playing for your viewing pleasure in the lounge area of the lodge.  We’ll also have fresh juice & herbal teas readily available for you to enjoy.

4.00pm - Chi Ball Session where Bettina guides you through an hour’s movement to music that uniquely blend traditional chinese medicine with a synergy of ancient and modern movement disciplines, Tai Chi, Q-Gong, Dance, Yoga, Pilates, Releases, Relaxation & Meditation

6.00pm - Social Time on The Veranda, or take quiet time for yourself  to rest & reflect.

7.00pm - Delectable Dinner & Fresh Fruit Platter

8.00pm - Leisure time

9.30pm - Rest / Quiet Time

 

 

Sunday 11th March, 2018

Prior to 8.00am - Light Refreshments will be made available in the main dining room

8.00am to 9.00am - Wake Up Yoga on The Veranda

9.00am - Lazy Indulgent Breakfast

10.00am - We'll be setting up an informative documentary for your viewing pleasure in the Lodge.  This is purely optional for those who would like to learn about the remarkable link between Mind, Body and Health, otherwise you’re free to use this time at your own leisure.

11.00am - “Learn to Meditate” Session with Bettina

1.00pm - Light Lunch followed by a gentle Walking Meditation within the retreat grounds

2.00pm - Namaste Circle before returning to your world, happy, healthy and rested.

 

A Little about our Yoga Facilitator - Bettina Gould

Yoga Retreat

 

The lovely Bettina has been instructing Yoga classes in the Joondalup area since 2006 for adults and children of all ages, shapes and sizes.  

 

She holds a  Yoga Teacher 400hr Certificate,  Childrens Yoga Instructor certificate,  ChiBall™ Instructor, Certificate 3 & 4 in Fitness & Personal Training, Sports Yoga Instructor ™ and has a Basic Nutrition – Healthy Eating certificate, Lift For Life™ training, Reiki I & II and is a Meditation Facilitator.  

 

She also regularly attends retreats, workshops and professional development days, within the yoga and fitness industries.

 

Is the “Yoga in Nature” Retreat Suitable for me?

We have purposely developed this particular retreat program to fit the ‘Adventurous Women’ style of doing things.  It’s a little different, in that we don’t stick to a particular philosophy or practice, our food is not vegan (happy to cater for vegetarians though) and complete silence is not our strength.  We appreciate that there are plenty of excellent companies who already provide this end of the spectrum when it comes to Yoga Retreats and we’d be more than happy to recommend them, if our style doesn’t suit your needs.  

 

Beginners Welcome, You don’t need to be flexible or fit … all bodies can do yoga!

 

Alcohol is not provided, however you are more than welcome to bring your own if you enjoy a tipple.

 

We provide lovingly prepared homemade meals and they are amazing!  There may even be a little naughty twist at times, however you do have a choice as to whether or not you wish to indulge.

 

Self Drive - We will provide directions to the property

 

You need to have a “Go with The Flow Attitude”

 

3 Day/2 Nights - Retreat Package Price as below:
(Rooms are subject to availability and are allocated on a first come, first served basis at the time of booking, therefore we will advise if you need to choose another option):

 

Chalet 1

Queen Bedroom / Shared Bathroom $530pp - SOLD
Queen Bedroom / Shared Bathroom $530pp - SOLD

 

Chalet 2

Queen Bedroom / Shared Bathroom : $530pp 
Single Bed in Twin Share Room / Shared Bathroom : $495pp 
Single Bed in Twin Share Room / Shared Bathroom : $495pp 


Chalet 3

Queen Bedroom / Shared Bathroom: $530pp 
Queen Bedroom / Shared Bathroom: $530pp 
Single Bed in Triple Share, Loft Room / Shared Bathroom : $495pp 
Single Bed in Triple Share, Loft Room / Shared Bathroom : $495pp 
Single Bed in Triple Share, Loft Room / Shared Bathroom : $495pp 

 

Chalet 4

Queen Bedroom / Shared Bathroom: $530pp
Single Bed in Twin Share / Shared Bathroom : $495pp  
Single Bed in Twin Share / Shared Bathroom : $495pp  



Main Lodge

Spacious Queen Bedroom with own private ensuite bathroom/toilet (There are only 3 of these more 'indulgent' rooms available in the Lodge) : $595pp 

Twin Share Room / 2 single beds, with own private ensuite bathroom/toilet (There is only 1 of these more 'indulgent' rooms available in the Lodge).  $530pp

 

What’s included:

  • Accommodation for two nights on a large private property surrounded by natural bush, located a short distance from Dwellingup Townsite. All bedding/linen is supplied.

  • Fresh Juices, Endless Herbal Teas, Beautiful Meals

  • Yoga mats supplied for your use

  • Access to Bibbulmun Track…. it’s on our doorstep

  • Yoga, Qi Gong & Guided meditation walk within Lane Poole Reserve, including Park Entry Fees (based on carpool)

  • Wellness Pack on arrival for Adventurous Women Club Members who are up to date with their yearly membership fee of $59.95 - Join Now to receive yours!

  • Qualified & experienced Yoga Instructor/Meditation Facilitator

  • Adventurous Women Group Host

 

What to bring:

  • Yoga mat (if you prefer to use your own)

  • Water bottle, hat and sunscreen

  • Yoga attire/clothing for the weekend

  • Swimwear

  • Hobbies you like to indulge in when you relax (ie: Jigsaw, Reading, Crochet, Painting, Drawing)

  • Towel for after swim and toiletries

  • BYO Kayak, if you wish to have a paddle on the river

  • BYO Bike, if you wish to enjoy a ride in your leisure time

  • BYO Wine etc..


 

How to Book:

A $250 a Non Refundable Deposit is required to secure your place on this retreat.

Click on the BOOK NOW link below, fill out the booking form noting which package you would like to purchase and we will email you a Tax Invoice for your deposit.  Once your deposit has been paid, your place is then confirmed.  Please Note: Should you wish to cancel for any reason, your Deposit is Non Refundable, as unless your place is taken by another client.

 

 


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