BYRON BAY YOGA RETREAT
RELAX & RECHARGE BYRON BAY BEACH & YOGA RETREATS
“These retreats offer more than just relaxation, and a deeper experience of yoga. They offer a week of deep healing, cleansing and growth on all levels. Things that are buried deep within the tissues, within the cells, within the psyche, are gradually brought up into the light of consciousness, where we have the opportunity to review, and make choices based on wisdom, rather than unconscious, ‘knee-jerk’ reactions.”-Flo Fenton.
The summer retreats focus on restoration and integration using all of the practices to really get back in touch with ourselves and ‘re-group.’
These retreats use the classical ancient yogic techniques of asana (postures) pranayama (breathing techniques) shatkarmas (hatha yoga cleansing techniques) and meditation and relaxation, as well as utilising the science and therapies of ayurveda which traditionally goes hand in hand with any yoga practice (but in the west is often left out-dramatically lessening the benefits of yoga).
This truly is the Byron Bay yoga retreat experience you’ve dreamed of. Pristine, quiet beach with lots of free time to enjoy it. Flowing, rejuvenating, authentic yoga practices, led by one of Australia’s best teachers. Access to a myriad of ayurvedic and remedial massage treatments with Byron’s most sought after therapists. Gourmet vegetarian food freshly prepared for you on site by hand picked local chefs. And a guaranteed small group (20 or less) of wonderful, intelligent, like-minded people. It doesn’t get any better than this!
Because Flo’s focus is in paring back unnecessary additions to the practice to reach the true foundation of each technique offered, these retreats offer a deep insight into yoga for all levels. Those who are experienced teachers regularly come to these retreats for fine tuning, and to re-inspire their own practice and teaching, whilst those who are just starting out on their yoga journey will be led into the practice at a level that is appropriate and beneficial.
SUMMER RELAX AND RECHARGE RETREAT
November 24th- 30th 2019
November 22nd-28th 2020
6 nights, 5 days – Sunday evening until Saturday morning.
Relax, refresh and restore on all levels at the end of the year, with a blissful combination of yoga, meditation and relaxation techniques and freshly prepared clean and healthy vegetarian food. Have as many or as few ayurvedic treatments, remedial massages, private yoga sessions, ayurvedic constitutional assesments and beach walks as you desire to tailor your retreat experience!
Tallow Beach Houses
10/2 Alcorn St, Suffolk Park NSW 2481
EXAMPLE DAILY RETREAT SCHEDULE
Program begins Sunday 6pm with opening circle. Program ends with closing circle Friday evening followed by dinner – leave Saturday morning.
A variety of traditional, guided sitting meditation techniques (those who cannot sit can lie down, sit with back against wall etc.)
8am-10am: Therapeutic Vinyasa style yoga Asana
Using a flowing, focused sequence of postures, we will address the fundamenatal asanas to build a deeper understanding of postural bio-mechanicss and learn to manage common areas of pain, tightness and weakness in the body. Though the practice is strength and fitness building, Flo creates a strong focus of awareness on the subtleties of the physical postures, core-strength, and the movement of the breath in the body. There will be alternatives given to those whose injuries or postural peculiarities prevent them from performing a posture with total comfort and safety. This practice will be of benefit to all, beginners to advanced students/teachers.
Self-cater in your own beach house kitchen and eat on your own deck!
12.30pm: Yoga Nidra
Freshly prepared, buffet style and vegetarian.
2pm-3.30pm: Free Time
Have a massage, read, swim or explore the glorious environment.
4pm-6pm: Introspective Yoga Asana, Pranayama, Meditation and Yoga Nidra
This session will be of particular benefit to those seeking a way to use their yoga practice to relax and ‘tune-in’ at a deeper level.
In this session we will explore various breathing techniques, meditation and yoga nidra (guided visualisation and deep-relaxation) to bring about a deep experience of connectedness with the very subtlest layers of our being. especially beneficial to those who have had a strongly Asana focused practice, or those who have stressful lives, and are not familiar with Yoga Nidra. (It is blissful!)
6.30pm: Evening Meal
The evening meal wil be vegetarian, freshly prepared and delicious!
Disclaimer: Retreat program may be altered depending on group size, venue etc. Flo Fenton reserves the right to cancel the retreat with two weeks notice due to lack of interest or any unforseen circumstances. In this eventuality students retreat fee including deposit will be reunded in full, however no refund can be made of any other costs incurred.
Natural Beauty Beachside Hideaway!
These retreats are held at Tallow Beach Houses, which features individual beach-houses, each with two bedrooms, a bathroom, lounge room, kitchen and deck. The beach-houses are set in natural bushland just behind the frontal dune system of Tallow Beach, one of the quietest and most beautiful beaches of the region. The yoga room is timber floored, large and light.
Open Table Cuisine-Vibrant, Fresh and Colourful!
Ronit Robbaz-Franco of Open Table Cuisine has been catering for yoga retreats, weddings and events in Byron Bay region for around 20 years. She has a gift for creating fresh, vibrant, middle eastern and mediterranean inspired cuisine from local, organic produce.
“I believe good nutrition is essential to good health, as is the natural enjoyment of sharing nourishment. Food brings us together and as a universal language crosses cultures and time.”
Our meals are vegetarian, with gluten free and dairy free alternatives offered. Please let us know of your dietary requirements on booking and we will do our best to create a delicious menu that is perfect for you!
Massage Treatments, Ayurveda & Private Yoga!
As a Byron Bay local for more than 20 years, Flo knows and has exclusive access to some of the very best therapists that Byron has to offer. These therapists are in such high demand that they are usually booked up one or two months in advance. On these retreats you will get the opportunity to access the highest quality of deep tissue and remedial massage, ayurvedic massage, ayurvedic consultations, chakra balancing and energy work and more. On these retreats you will also have the opportunity to book in with Flo for a mini private yoga session. In these sessions, injuries and other unique individual peculiarities can be addressed. You will receive a home practice that you can continue with at home.
These treatments and sessions are available as optional extras for an additional fee.
$1,895.00 per person. Standard Single (own bedroom in standard 2 bedroom beach house, share bathroom and kitchen with one or two other. Same cost per person for friends or couples sharing two bedroomed beach house). Note that in most other comparable retreats, you are paying this price or above to share a room!
$2,195.00 per person. En-suite Single (own double bedroom with own private bathroom, share kitchen and living area with one to four others)
$1,750.00 per person. En-suite double-couples only (own double bedroom per couple with own private bathroom, share kitchen and living area with one to four others
$2,300.00 per person. Deluxe En-suite single (own superior double bedroom with own private bathroom, share kitchen and living area with one other. Same cost per person for couples/friends sharing 2 bedroomed deluxe beach house each with own double bedroom and en-suite bathroom)
$2,595.00 per person. Serenity Deluxe Single (sole use of two b/rm beach-house.) Non participating partner/friend welcome and can include meals. (Both friends or partners participating and sharing 2 bedroomed beach house=standard single cost per person).
Costs include delicious gourmet vegetarian lunch and dinner, all tuition and wonderful beach-house.
6 nights, 5 days: Sunday evening until Saturday morning.
The nearest airport is in Ballina (25 minutes by car.) From Ballina airport a shuttle bus can be arranged that will take you right to Tallow Beach Houses where the retreat takes place. The shuttle bus can be booked to meet your flight by calling 02 66 209 200.
The next nearest airport is Coolangatta/Gold Coast airport (one hour by car). From Coolangatta the Brisbane2Byron express bus leaves at 9am and 2pm Monday to Saturday, or 2pm only on Sundays. This shuttle service must be pre-booked by calling 1800 626 222 or by visiting their website.
This bus will drop you in the centre of Byron Bay at the main bus stop. From there you will need to arrange transport to Tallow Beach Houses, northern end of Alcorn Street, Suffolk Park. A taxi costs around $16.00 and can be booked by calling Byron Taxis on 02 66 855 008.
TERMS & CONDITIONS | CANCELLATION POLICY
Deposits are not transferable between retreats.
Cancellations that occur more than two months prior to the retreat start date will be refunded minus a $300.00 cancellation fee.
Cancellations that occur between one and two months prior to the retreat start date will be refunded minus a $400.00 cancellation fee.
Full payment is required at the one month prior mark. Cancellations that occur at or after this time cannot be refunded unless a student can be found to take your place.
Intouch Yoga strongly advises that you purchase travel insurance to cover this cost in the event of any unforeseen circumstances.
Intouch Yoga reserves the right to cancel events with two weeks notice due to illness or unforseen circumstances and will not be liable for costs incurred.
INTOUCH BYRON BAY YOGA VIDEO
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“Dear Flo, Just a quick message to thank you once again for the retreat last week, which very much lived up to my expectations. I was particularly impressed by the depth and breadth of your knowledge of yoga, and the excellence of your planning, preparation and presentation of lessons.
I expected to be tired and achy by the end of the week, but am pleasantly surprised to feel more energetic and with no aches and pains at all. I?m attributing this partly to the extra time you spent on pranayama and relaxation/meditation compared to other retreats I?ve attended, but also to the way that you sequence your lessons so that the body is very thoroughly prepared before moving into the stronger asanas. A good lesson for me to bring into my own practice!
The food, of course was wonderful, so was the location beside such an unspoiled, uncrowded beach, and the accommodation, I thought, was comfortable and good value for the price.
All up, a worthwhile, educative and enjoyable week! Best wishes for the future to you and yours, Warmest regards.”
“The retreat was wonderful. Flo is a great teacher and I really appreciated her teaching style: firm and organised but patient and full of intent. It was always clear what we were doing and why we were there. I liked how she led us through our practice, calmly and with purpose, whether that was asana or chanting or yoga nidra.”?