Come alone and enjoy the time just for you, or you may wish to nurture a special bond and bring a mum, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a friend. Everyone is welcome, and all processes, emotions and information shared during this escape are treated with the strictest confidence and utmost respect.
**Important to Note Prior to Booking** - Scroll down the page and check out the accommodation on offer, various pricing levels based on accommodation chosen, full itinerary, the type of food on offer; and style of this escape to ensure it suits your needs and please take note of the cancellation policy.
Depart Perth, self-drive to the retreat - approx 2 hours drive south from the Perth CBD (We will provide you with the address prior to departure)
3.00pm - Check in any time from now - Your Adventurous Women hosts will be there to greet you.
3.00pm â€“ 4.30pm - Settle in to your accommodation, take a stroll around the grounds and enjoy some afternoon tea provided by your hosts at our Yoga space.
4.30pm â€“ 6.00pm Introductions to your hosts and fellow retreat participants followed by gentle Restorative Yoga & Meditation â€“ BYO yoga mat, blanket (and eye pillow if you have one)
7.00pm â€“ Woodfired Pizza (dietary requirements are catered for) at the onsite restaurant, then some free time to socialise back at the yoga room or outdoor deck area, or back at your cabin, read a book or have an early night.
Meals: Afternoon Tea, Dinner
Breakfast supplies are provided in your cabin so you can enjoy at a time that suits you, therefore catering for early risers and those who prefer to eat a breakfast after Yoga.
7.30am to 8.30am - Silent Walk & Meditation: As we immerse ourselves in nature, we walk with intention in a relaxed and mindful way taking in the surroundings through our senses, soothed by the fragrances and sounds of nature, rejuvenating and restorative and free from the digital world and modern day stresses. We arrive at a clearing in the forest and settle in to enjoy a silent meditation - just sitting in silence, journaling or colouring â€¦ your choice.
9.00 am to 10.00am - Gentle Flow Yoga in our Yoga Space to prepare your mind and body for the day.
10.00am - Fresh Juice served after yoga in the Yoga Space
10.15am to 12.00noon - Leisure time. Weather permitting you may wish to grab a map and head out on one of the walk trails located within the property, enjoy a sneaky Devonshire Tea (own expense), or have some down time.
12.00 - 1.00pm Lunch will be served.
Afternoon at leisure to explore the retreat grounds, paddle a kayak on the lake (some kayaks supplied), take a look at the on-site gallery showcasing the work of local artists and artisans â€“ including local artwork, handcrafted wood work, homemade soy candles and soaps, and hand illustrated cards and bookmarks of local birdlife. Or take a nap, read a book, do some craft or chill out and chat with a friend.
If you fancy a drive, the *Wellington Dam Mural and * Legacy Forest is a half hour drive away from the resort, there are some lovely wineries and a brewery on the way if this tickles your fancy! The town of Collie is 1 hour drive from the resort and there's a couple of cute boutique shops to explore or if you haven't had the opportunity to indulge in one of the delicious Devonshire Tea's at the retreat restaurant, then maybe you may choose to do this.
5.00pm to 6.00pm - Restorative Yin Yoga to deeply release tension, balancing the nervous system preparing you for a beautiful nights sleep
6.30pm - Social time and sunset viewing at the yoga space, where pre-dinner nibbles will be served BYO drinks, or take quiet time for yourself to rest & reflect.
7.30pm - Two-Course Dinner will be served in the yoga space, then there's time to relax & socialise in our yoga space with others or simply retire to your own space and read a book, or have an early night.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast supplies are provided in your apartment so you can enjoy at a time that suits you, therefore catering for early risers and those who prefer to eat after yoga.
9.00am to 10.45am - Release and Restore Yoga, designed to release and restore our connective tissue and myofascia with the use of balls. Any residual stress you may have will be released freeing the body and mind, letting any blocked energy flow.
10.45am - Fresh Juice served after yoga in the Yoga Space
Some free time to paddle a kayak, take a walk or indulge in a Devonshire Tea (own expense) in the restaurant
12.00pm - Sharing Circle, coming together to share our experiences of Retreat or just sitting quietly and listen the stories of others if you don't wish to share.
2.00pm - Check Out Time (we have booked the cabins until 2.00pm, so please feel free to linger longer if you wish)
Two nights accommodation in fully self contained 2 bdrm rustic cabins on large property surrounded by natural bush
Late Check Out on Sunday (2pm)
Fresh Juices, Endless Herbal Teas, Meals noted in the itinerary
Yoga Sessions, Meditation, Mindful Movement, Creative Meditation
Yoga Space Venue Hire
Woodfired Pizzas on Friday night at the onsite restaurant
Free use of Kayaks to paddle on the Lake at the property
Access to private "marked" walking trails located on the property - maps provided
Qualified & experienced Yoga Instructor/Meditation Facilitator
Adventurous Women Group Host
1 Afternoon Teas
Transport To/From the Yoga Escape
Meals not noted on itinerary
Beverages you purchase at the restaurant
Items of a Personal Nature
We have 5 x 2 bedroom cabins available for booking and each one contains a Queen Room & a Twin Share Room (two single beds) and all 3 guests share the one bathroom.
Twin Share Room Per Person in Shared Cabin: $520.00
Queen Room Per Person in Shared Cabin : $595.00
- Yoga mat
- Eye Pillow / Blanket (Optional, but nice for the meditation)
- Water bottle, hat and sunscreen
- Yoga attire/clothing for the weekend
- If you have a preferred way to meditate in an outdoor setting - ie: Mala Beads, Journal/Diary, Drawing or Colouring Book, Notepad ... Bring it along for our forest session.
- Hobbies you like to indulge in when you relax (ie: Jigsaw, Reading, Crochet, Painting, Drawing)
- BYO Fishing Gear if you'd like to fish in the lake
- BYO Bike, if you wish to enjoy a ride in your leisure time
- BYO Kayak if you prefer to use your own kayak on the Lake (Some kayaks are available to guests for free use)
- BYO Wine / Alcoholic Drinks for when not at the restaurant
We have purposely developed this particular 'yoga escape' program to fit the Adventurous Women style of doing things. It's not a retreat and itâ€™s a little different, in that we donâ€™t stick to a particular philosophy or yoga 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 complete Yoga Retreats and weâ€™d be more than happy to recommend them, if our style doesnâ€™t suit your needs.
For those who have been on our Yoga Escapes before, we've changed things up as you will see by the itinerary - a different venue and meal style, so please understand that when booking. The cabins are rustic and are on a property that caters for other guests, so we do not have exclusive use, however the Yoga Space and cabins are all ours. The grounds and the restaurant are shared with other guests.
Beginners Welcome, You donâ€™t need to be flexible or fit â€¦ all bodies can do yoga!
Alcohol is not provided, however you are more than welcome to bring your own if you enjoy a tipple and there's opportunity to purchase when dining at the onsite restaurant.
A Little about our Yoga Facilitator - Leah Nylander
Leahâ€™s Yoga journey began around the year 2011, she knew something important had entered her life when Yoga became a non negotiable. Over the years Leah has tried all different modalities of health and fitness but always managed to find an excuse not to turn up if the mood arose. Leah never found the need to skip her Yoga practise, such was the strength of its pull. Leah gained her 350 Hour teaching accreditation under the guidance of Tamara Graham in the lineage of ISHTA Yoga. Leah has trained with Leslie Kaminoff, Sarah Platt Finger, Alan Finger and Jo Phee to name a few, she believes in empowering her students to work within their bodyâ€™s individual needs, paying careful attention to what the body requires and not what the mind/ego wants. Skeletal variation is real and throughout her classes, Leah encourages students to listen to the individuality of their bodies so that they can practice in a safe and nourishing way. When done correctly students can practise Yoga throughout every stage of their lives; Yoga is designed to move, grow and develop as our body changes with every coming year.
Leah encourages her students to practise in line with their internal wisdom, thus avoiding going too deep too soon and opening when the body is ready. Leahâ€™s teaching leaves her students feeling once again whole and connected (breath, mind + body). She teaches with a whole body approach so no two classes are ever the same. She loves the element of surprise with her teaching, taking students out of pre-emptive thinking and into the unknown; helping the mind and bodyâ€™s ability to adapt to change.
Leah has owned West Coast Yoga in Sorrento for 5 years and leads a team of 9 Instructors. She teaches :Yin + Meditation, Hatha, Over 55s and Yang to Yin
Notice of cancellation must be in writing, with an email as an acceptable form of communication, directly to Adventurous Women with the following conditions:
As of the 19th September 2019 Unfortunately PayPal have changed their policy to now retain fees even when we issue a refund. Due to this change both partial and full refunds will now be less the full fee charged by PayPal at the time of booking
No refund is available after departure of a tour has commenced.