Byron Bay ‘Rejuvenation’ Yoga Retreat
Yoga Health Retreats is unique in offering the perfect opportunity to relax and rejuvenate. We guarantee you will feel stronger and invigorated yet calm and relaxed.
Join Sue Hawkins and facilitators in Byron Bay for a healing week of Yoga and inspiring activities that nurtures your body, mind and spirit.
We provide detox and cleansing packages, massages, pamper treatments, Pilates, Reiki, gourmet vegetarian food, cooking class, free time to relax, Kirtan and more.
Our unique combination of Yoga and healing programs in this serene environment is enhanced by the caring nature of our dedicated facilitators who will nurture you through the rejuvenating process to regain balance and inner harmony. By practicing daily yoga, eating a well balanced diet based on Ayurveda tradition to bring balance and harmony to the mind and body, additional detox treatments will promote wellness, quieten the mind and restore your balance on the inside and out. Whether a relaxing massage or an invigorating Hydrotherapy treatment by removing toxins and cleansing your body, we guarantee you will look and feel 100% refreshed and renewed. Deepen your yoga practice and quieten the senses with our restorative yoga sessions.
Your time with during the Rejuvenation and Detox Yoga Retreat is an important opportunity to unwind, restore and re-energise, perhaps even re-evaluate your life from a different perspective, creating positive lifestyle changes that have long lasting results.
Yoga Retreat Accommodation
Tallows Beach Cottages, Byron Bay are set in 30 acres of secluded bushland right next to beautiful Tallows Beach facing Byron Bay’s Lighthouse. Each cottage has 2 bedrooms with shared bathroom, open kitchen, dining and lounge room with large verandah. All are air conditioned, are light and airy with nice decor. A Single booking is 2 people per cottage. Twin share booking is 2 people in one bedroom, sharing with one other in other bedroom. (3 people sharing cottage) Double twin is 4 people sharing one cottage and bathroom. Some single rooms have own ensuite.
If there is a group of 3 guests we can accommodate in a new cottage which offers individual bathrooms with each bedroom and guests share living area of the cottage.
Dates & Pricing
|Date||Duration||Single with ensuite||Single shared bathroom||Twin Share|
|11-16 April, 2014||6 days/5 nights||$2295||$2195||$1695|
|6-11 June, 2014||6 days/5 nights||$2295||$2195||$1695|
|15-20 Nov, 2014||6 days/5 nights||$2295||$2195||$1695|
*All pricing in AUD. Pricing is quoted per person, subject to change without notice. Check availability to confirm prices
- Twin share or single accommodation in self contained cottages
- Morning Meditation and Pranayama
- 5 x morning vinyasa yoga sessions
- 5 x afternoon restorative practice sessions
- Yoga Nidra for deep relaxation
- 1 hour complimentary massage
- Delicious organic vegan meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner
- All dietary requirements are catered for
- Orientation and closing session
- Optional Detox sessions, Colonic Hydrotherapy sessions, Aromatherapy treatments, Cleansing
- Pampering treatments, Naturopathic consultations
- Optional Kinesiology
- Optional Vegetarian cooking demonstration
- Surfing, ocean swims and bike riding
- Kirtan chanting with musicians
Morning Yoga is taught in a Vinyasa flow style that encourages students to move with the breath creating strength and flexibility while focusing on alignment in the body. Afternoon yoga is restorative with inversions to bring balance back to the body and calm the mind from the days activities. Props are used to help open the body to relax at a deeper level. Yoga Nidra (guided deep relaxation) is integrated in the afternoons to completely rest the body and mind. The yoga retreat program is designed for all levels of experience with age, health and lifestyle fully considered.
A 20 minute guided Meditation session is taught every morning before yoga to help quieten the mind and relieve stress.
Yoga Postures and breathing techniques that are taught on our retreats improve digestion, circulation and respiration.
Here are some of benefits:
- More body awareness and being grounded in your body
- A deeper level of self awareness, that once experienced brings a sense of calm and clarity
- Brings strength and flexibility to the joints and muscles
- Relives depression, anxiety and lowers stress levels
- Improves digestion, respiratory and circulation disorders.
- A renewed sense of well being and confidence.
The Byron Bay Yoga Retreat activities range from catching a breathtaking sunrise along Tallow Beach, surfing, cycling on the bike trails through the rain forest, tennis or simply relaxing and soaking up the serenity of the environment. CBD of Byron is only 10mins drive to shopping, cafes and galleries plus the local organic food market on Thursday mornings.
New Detox/cleanse package
If you feel your health needs a boost a combination of detox treatments while on retreat is most beneficial for kick starting good habits and removing unwanted toxins. Here are some of the benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy-
Weight loss, clearer healthier skin, reduction of headaches & pain, relief from bloating, constipation & water retention, clearer mind and concentration, increased bowel muscle tone, reduced stagnation of intestinal waste, reduced absorption of toxic waste, improved digestion and renewed energy & vitality.
- Detox Pre and Post Cleanse
- 3 x Colonic Hydrotherapy sessions
- 1hr Remedial massage
- Probiotics supplements
- Bookings recommended in advance
- Total package $525
A quality range of Brazilian Yoga clothing is for sale at the retreat.
Sue Hawkins DVD 1hr Yoga for Beginners to General levels. $35
CD Yoga Nidra 20min deep relaxation technique equivalent to 3hrs sleep. $25
Teachers & Facilitators
Sue Hawkins is a Senior Qualified Yoga Instructor who has been practicing for over 27 years and is registered with Yoga Alliance t the highest level E-RYT500. Sue has studied with many of the best Iyengar teachers and studied and taught Ashtanga Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra Yoga, Therapy and Partner Yoga. Sue furthered her studies traveling to India to deepen her knowledge of Astanga yoga asanas, pranayama, Ayurveda and yoga philosophy. Su is the founder and director of Byron Bay Yoga, now Yoga Health Retreats and has been running retreats for over 12 years. Sue has instructed on teacher trainings, run workshops and is passionate about running retreats regularly in Byron Bay, Australia and internationally.
Christine Campeau is French Canadian. She grew up in Montreal and has been living and teaching in Australia since 1993. Health and holistic therapies have been a constant theme throughout her career, being a certified fitness instructor, and trained in LA to become the first “Spinning” instructor in Australia in 1994. She is a Massage and Reiki (Level 1, 2) therapist and has worked in the Corporate world offering stress management.
Her real passion is nurturing others. In 1997 after completing an intensive 2 year Iyengar study in Bondi and Sivandana teacher training in the Bahamas and has dedicated herself to Yoga teaching and massage. Christine is currently working at Gaia retreat and the Sanctuary and facilitates on retreats in Byron Bay. Christine has a clear and concise style but also lighthearted and joyful.
B. S. Rajneesh’s words to him: “I want you to become a declaration of bliss. Your very being has to pulsate with joy, because joy is prayer. Your very climate has to be that of celebration, because celebration is your worship.” -B. S. Rajneesh After Sri Rajneesh’s death in 1990 he moved more and more into Theravada Buddhism and was teaching Vipassana Retreats in Australia and NZ. After a few years he was attracted by Soto Zen and and became a student of Roshi Hogen Daido Yamahato. After many visits to India he experienced an intense Kundalini experience that culminated in to Sarvikalpha Samadhi that lasted for many weeks and a return into “normal” life was very difficult for him. In looking for an explanation of what was happening he looked into all the scriptures that he could find and finally he found what he was looking for in the teachings of Ramana Maharishi and even more strongly with Nisargardata Maharaj. This opened the way Swami Pujan to explore the whole Yogic path.
David English, Massage Therapist, “Sugata” is a very experienced massage therapist who has been practising for over 20 years. His style is deeply nurturing, offering remedial and relaxation sessions using a highly intuitive method which is deeply relaxing and soothing from his many years of experience. He seems to intuitively know how to unblock and release built up tension in the body. Yoga Health Retreats provides a 1hr complimentary remedial massage session with Sugata and he is available for additional bookings during the retreat. Bookings in advance are recommended! “Best massage ever!” Jennifer, Sydney.
Natalie Nicholson is an Intuitive Kinesiologist who works on a veyr deep level to help you create profound change in your life. She uses a combination of medical intuition, Kinesiology and clairvoyance to any imbalance in your mind, body and spirit to establish what is need to achieve good health, happiness and well being for you. By shifting your imbalance once and for all, Natalie’s work allows you to complete the past and align with your true self, creating deep inner peace and the ability to access the life you most desire.
Natalie is a highly experience and healing professional, having worked in this field for 17 years; a warm and down to earth person of integrity who you will find to be committed, empathetic and uplifting.
|2.00pm||Check into accommodation|
|4.30-6.00pm||Introduction and Yoga Basics
|6:45-9.00am||Meditation and Yoga|
|10.00-1.00pm||FREE TIME / Massage or pamper/detox treatments|
|2.00-4.30pm||FREE TIME/ Massage/Treatments|
|11.00am||Close of retreat last day|
*Activities may vary slightly on some days. A detailed schedule will be sent to you before retreat begins.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrive from 2.00pm onwards and settle into your accommodation, enjoy a refreshing swim in the ocean or just relax in a hammock on your veranda. We meet at 3.30pm for an informal introduction and yoga class. Check out time on the last day is 10am from your cabin. The retreat closes at 11.30am. Transport and direction details will be sent to you at time of registration. Transfers can be arranged to and from the retreat.
Directions & Transfers
Transport and direction details will be sent to you at time of registration.
Please book directly for these services.
Check out: www.goingplaces.org.au – a great local website listing all these shuttle services.
From Coolangatta to Byron Bay (40 minutes) OR Ballina to Byron Bay (30 minutes)
BBI: on (02) 6685 7447 or Mobile 0421 606 509
AIRLINK AIRBUS on: (02) 66843 232
NB. Check daylight saving time difference
From Brisbane to Byron Bay (approx. 2 hours). NB. Check daylight saving time difference
BBI (02) 6685 7447 or Mobile 0421 606 509 (airport and city pickup)
Kirkland’s Coaches (02) 6622 1499 (pick up Brisbane City only)
Terms & Conditions
A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to reserve your booking. The full balance is due one month prior to the retreat, otherwise your booking may be cancelled. Requests for changing retreat dates are at the discretion of Yoga Health Retreats and incur a fee of $100.
We provide a nurturing and safe environment and our program is thoughtfully planned, but no responsibility will be taken for any injuries incurred during the retreat. Medical history forms are to be completed before each retreat, however we also advise you to consult your doctor if you have any pre-existing medical conditions. Modifications are given to students with special needs.
National Australia Bank (NAB)
33 Jonson Street, Byron Bay, NSW 2481
BSB 082 489
Swift Code: NATAAU3302S
3% surcharge applicable
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2% surcharge applicable