Blue Mountains Yoga Retreat – Feb 2020

14 - 16 February 2020

THE HEART OF YOGA

Relax and connect with yoga, bush walks and nature

Spend the weekend immersed in yoga, bush-walking, delicious food and Nature & Bliss.

Join me for 3 days & 2 nights (Fri – Sun) as a special treat to pamper yourself or a friend in the breathtaking Blue Mountains – conveniently located just 90 min from Sydney.

Experience the expansive feeling of alignment, freedom and openness as we explore back-bending & heart openers, relaxing meditations, bush walks and guided discussions exploring the the heart of yoga. Connect to the sublime nature within you and all around you in the Blue Mountains.

Our retreat is set on 40 acres overlooking a breathtaking sweeping valley. It features a purpose built yoga shala nestled in the trees, delicious home-made vegetarian meals (veggies coming straight from the on-site organic garden) and an eco-friendly solar powered hot tub to soak sore muscles. There are plenty of hiking trails nearby, so bring your walking shoes.

Chill out, find a cozy nook to nestle into amid the trees to read a book. Immerse in yoga, workshops and guided discussions that will explore key philosophies found at the heart of yoga:

    • Connection
    • Compassion
    • Trust
    • Self Love
    • Courage

This retreat is available to all levels of yoga practitioners to re-energise, let your senses, mind, body & heart expand ~ what more could you want on a weekend away?

NATURE    YOGA   HIKING   BLISS

INCLUSIONS

  • 3 days & 2 nights accommodation
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee provided
  • Daily yoga, meditation and discussions
  • Workshops designed to help you explore back-bends, nourish and re-connect
  • Optional guided bush-walk
  • Access to solar powered hot tub
  • Delightful gift pack & delicious handmade ‘Love Bites’ chocolates
  • Yoga props available
  • Transfers to nearby train station

FRIDAY

2:30 pm – Arrival and check in. (Light snacks & refreshments will be provided upon arrival)

5 pm – Welcome circle and guided yoga practice

6:30 pm – Delicious home-cooked dinner (with veggies fresh from the garden)

SATURDAY

7:30 am  – Morning practice ~ stretch, move, breathe (yoga practice, mediation, chanting)

9:30 am – Breakfast + free time

11 am – Guided bush walk or free time to indulge in the hot tub & enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Blue Mountains

1 pm – Lunch / chai, coffee & teas and light snacks are available throughout the day

4 pm – Heart of Yoga Workshop exploring yoga philosophy, breath, meditation and discusssions

6:30 pm – Dinner

7:30 pm – Free time to relax, or hop in the hot tub

SUNDAY

7:30 am  – Morning practice ~ stretch, move, breathe (yoga practice, mediation, chanting)

10 am – Brunch

11 am – Closing meditation / activity

12:30/1pm – Check out & departure

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 explore various aspects of the heart of yoga philosophy to expand your knowledge of yoga & connect more deeply to your true nature, heart, mind and body. This retreat is all about exploring the heart of yoga. The word yoga = union and connection with compassion and courage.

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 2 dogs, a wide variety of native birds and other wild life.

The contemporary, hand-crafted home & yoga shala was 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 large guest bedrooms each with an en-suite bathroom, outdoor deck, 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, ensuite and 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.

ACCOMODATION

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