Blue Mountains Yoga Retreat – December

SUMMER RETREAT

18-21 December 2020

Spend 4 days & 3 nights on a yoga retreat relaxed in the serenity of the Blue Mountains.

Immerse yourself with daily yoga, meditation, workshops and guided yoga philosophy discussions. Enjoy scenic bush-walking, hot/cold plunge or soak in the hot tub and fresh delicious catered veggie cuisine.

Our Yoga Retreat is located in the heart of the breathtaking Blue Mountains valley conveniently located just 90 min from Sydney.

INCLUSIONS

  • 3 nights & 4 days shared accommodation
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Daily yoga, breath-work, meditation and discussions
  • Workshops to deepen your practice & knowledge of yoga philosophy
  • Guided bush-walk (optional)
  • Hot/ cold plunge in the pool
  • Solar powered hot tub
  • Complimentary transfers to nearby train station
  • Feast on delicious fresh plant based food – much of it coming straight from the veggie patch in the garden
  • There are gorgeous hiking trails nearby, so bring your walking shoes!

FRIDAY (ARRIVAL DAY)

From 2pm – Arrival and check in. Light snacks & refreshments will be provided upon arrival

Evening Practice – Welcome circle and guided yoga practice

Dinner – A delicious home-cooked dinner will be prepared & served plated restaurant style

Evening – Guided Yoga Nidra / Meditation

SATURDAY – SUNDAY

Morning  – Yoga practice, meditation in nature

Breakfast – Enjoy a delicious & nutritious breakfast + free time

Mid Morning – Guided bush walk or free time to relax & enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Blue Mountains

Lunch – Hot lunch made with fresh ingredients (often straight from the garden veggie patch!)

Also fruit, snacks, coffee & teas and light snacks are available throughout the day.

Afternoon Workshop – Breakdown asana (postures) & yoga philosophy

Dinner  + free time to relax, or hop in the hot tub

Evening – Guided Yoga Nidra / Meditation

MONDAY

Morning – Yoga practice

Breakfast / Brunch – Delicious “Cafe style” brekkie prepared for you

Closing Circle / Activity

12pm – Check out

MOVE WELL

Each day you will be guided through yoga practices designed to help you connect more deeply with your alignment. Heart opening, meditations & breath practices help you tune into your senses, practice with compassion, and feel more revitalised and nourished.

Our daily practices will take place in the purpose built Yoga Shala. You may also like to take a stroll through the gardens, or bush walk through the breathtaking valley.

EAT WELL

Our hosts take great pride in preparing delicious and nutritious vegetarian meals made with love, fresh local and seasonal produce. Much of our food is grown onsite from the property’s own garden and orchard. All dietary preferences, including gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan can easily be catered for.

BE WELL

Yoga is a holistic practice of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. We will discuss key yogic texts at the heart of yoga philosophy to expand your knowledge of yoga & connect more deeply to your true nature, heart, mind and body. The word yoga means Union. There’s no better place to feel a deep sense of connection, wonder and one-ness than immersed in Yoga surrounded by nature.

VANAM is a Sanskrit word that means sacred forest, beautiful garden or cluster of lotus flowers. But it is more than just a garden – it is a sacred space where yogis gather to do the ancient rituals and practices amid and in harmony with nature. In Sanskrit language the root Van also denotes – a deep longing and desire (for spiritual growth), abundance, and a sacred ‘abode’.

Vanam Eco Retreat Space

This beautiful property is located in Mount Victoria in the heart of the Blue Mountains – situated on 40 acres of native bushland. It is also home to the owner’s 2 dogs and a wide variety of native birds, plants and wild life.

The contemporary, hand-crafted accomodations & yoga shala were purpose built with natural materials including straw bales, cob, recycled timbers and earthen renders – using ancient building principles applied in a modern context.

The main building includes 3 x large guest bedrooms each with an en-suite bathroom and outdoor deck. It also features a modern kitchen and a spacious, open-plan indoor-outdoor living/dining room. With 2 x self contained bungalows in the garden. Guest have exclusive use of their spacious bedrooms, ensuites and private deck, and share the common lounge and dining spaces.

Vanam also features a purpose built yoga shala nestled in the trees, a solar-powered hot spa, and beautifully cultivated edible and ornamental gardens.

Getting There

Location is in Mount Victoria in the Blue Mountains area (90 min drive from Sydney). Public transport is also available, and we can help organise transportation to pick you up from the train station (conveniently located just 3 minutes away).

You will receive detailed arrival instructions once you’ve confirmed your booking.

NATURE    YOGA   HIKING   BLISS

Our retreat overlooks the breathtaking views of the valley – enabling you to stretch, hike, mediate and breathe in the fresh mountain air.

This retreat will be held in accordance with current NSW government regulations. Appropriate measures will be taken for social distancing in accommodation & mat spacing in the yoga shala (practice room) – to ensure it is a safe & enjoyable experience for all.

Cancellation Policy

Your payment or deposit will secure your spot. Please note, deposits are 100% non-refundable.

Please review our retreat cancellation policy and Terms & Conditions here.