Byron Bay ‘Self Discovery’ Yoga Retreat
Are you at a crossroads in your life? Do you feel the need for ‘real” change and direction?
Join Sue Hawkins and Ranil Sharma in for a guaranteed life-changing event. This inspiring 6-day yoga health retreat will show you ways to understand a deeper and more authentic part of yourself in a nurturing and safe environment. The retreat is held in Byron Bay right next to beautiful Tallows Beach set in 30 acres of secluded bushland. We offer a combination of vinyasa yoga, meditation, Core Energetics and other activities to promote effective change on the physical, emotional and mental levels. These retreats attract a wide range of guests who are genuinely seeking a transformational and inspirational direction in their lives. Deepen your yoga practice and feel calm and replenished with afternoon restorative and yoga nidra sessions.
All Core Energetics sessions are expertly guided by Ranil Sharma who was trained here in Australia and overseas for over 15 years and has been fortunate enough to study with the original founders of Core Energetics.
This is a psychotherapy method to work through key stages of your development with understanding at every level – emotional, physical, energetic and spiritual. This is a practical training as participants work together to apply Ranil’s teachings. The effects are often felt for months after the retreat has finished creating an opportunity for personal growth and a life changing experience that is positive and rewarding.
This may be one of the most valuable and exciting experiences you’ve had and I recommend it to anyone who wishes to understand their true authentic self.
Yoga Retreat Accommodation
Tallows Beach Cottages in 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|
|8-13 March, 2014||6 days/5 nights||N/A||N/A||N/A
|14-19 Sept, 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
- Single, Twin share or double twin accommodation in private cottages
- Morning Vinyasa flow yoga with Sue Hawkins
- Afternoon Restorative yoga with Sue Hawkins
- Core Energetics sessions with Ranil Sharma
- Meditation daily
- Yoga Nidra Guided Relaxation
- 1hr complimentary remedial massage
- All breakfasts, lunch, dinner vegetarian meals
- Optional Detox sessions, Colonic Hydrotherapy
- Pampering treatments
- Naturopathic consultations
- Optional Reiki Healing Sessions
- Intuitive Readings
- Energising walks, surfing, ocean swims, tennis and bike riding is available
- All dietary requirements are catered for
- Orientation and closing
What is Core Energetics: Core Energetics is body psychotherapy. Early last century some of the worlds’ leading psychiatrists noticed that there was a very strong correlation between a person’s emotional state, their physical body and their bio-electromagnetic energy field. The more that they worked with the body and energy field, the quicker and deeper were the results on a person’s emotional and spiritual health.
We all have belief systems that originate from the very early stages of life. In order to have a solid foundation in the physical world, these developmental phases need to be reasonably well met. When our needs are not met or over met, we can have severe responses emotionally, spiritually, physically and energetically. Wow! So I have heard of the body-mind connection. Is this where that came from?
Of course many traditional cultures have looked at health this way. The Chinese (TCM) and the Indians (Ayurveda) are probably the best known, but most cultures had a naturopathic and holistic lifestyle approach to health.Many of Ranil’s clients are professionals (healthcare and business). They come to see him because they feel stuck in a particular area if their lives e.g. career, relationship, finances. They are usually quite self-aware and focused on their own development and really want to take it to another level. They are ready to take a deeper level of responsibility for their feelings and lives.
Ranil will show how you how to work through these key stages, whether with others or for yourself, at every level – emotionally, physically, energetically and spiritually. This is a practical training so we will be working with each other to apply the teachings of Core Energetics Body Psychotherapy.
About the Yoga and other activities: Mornings are Vinyasa style yoga, guided meditation, Yoga Nidra, Pilates class and afternoons we focus on a more restorative practice including Yoga Nidra for deep relaxation. There is plenty of free time to relax or enjoy a range of healing and spa treatments, swimming, beach walks, bike rides, tennis you choose your own leisure activity. We provide plenty of individual attention and assistance during classes, particularly if you have any injuries or special needs.
Retreat Food: Delicious, organic vegan meals in the Ayurveda Tradition of proper food preparation and combination as well as raw food dishes, fresh organic juices and herbal teas. A buffet style of interesting and tasty dishes which are a feast for the senses! If you are not used to eating vegetarian we can guarantee you won’t miss animal protein! The chef is out of this world!
Yoga Clothing Available
A quality range of Brazilian Yoga clothing is for sale at the retreat.
DVD 1hr Yoga for Beginners to General by Sue Hawkins. $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 26 years and is registered with Yoga Alliance at the highest level E-RYT500. Sue has studied Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra Yoga, Therapy and Partner Yoga. She furthered her studies travelling to India to deepen her knowledge of yoga asanas, pranayama, Ayurveda and yoga philosophy. She is the founder and director of Byron Bay Yoga, now Yoga Health Retreats and has been running retreats for over 10 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.
Ranil Sharma, Core Energetics Facilitator, is highly trained and studied in Australia and USA for over 15 years and has been fortunate enough to learn from the original founders of Core Energetics. This is a method to work through key stages of your development with understanding at every level – emotional, physical and spiritual bringing a firm and grounded foundation to the inner self. Ranil has a unique and intuitive approach that only comes with a wealth of experience.
|4.30-6.00pm||Introduction and Yoga basics|
|6.45-9.00am||Meditation and Yoga/ Buffet Breakfast|
|Core Energtics last 3 days|
|3.00-5.00pm||Core Energetics/Restorative Yoga/Yoga Nidra|
Arrival & Departure
You can check in from 2.00pm onwards and settle into your accommodation, enjoy a refreshing swim in the ocean or just relax in the grounds. 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.
How to get to the retreat:
Please book directly for these services.
From Coolangatta to Byron Bay (40 minutes) or Ballina to Byron Bay (25 minutes)
Byron Bay Shuttle Service (02) 66858881
Airlink Airbus (02) 66843 232
Mobile +61 (0)400 247 287
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)
Note: Transport and direction details will be sent to you at time of registration.
Terms & Conditions
A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to reserve your booking. The full balance is due 6 weeks 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.
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33 Jonson Street, Byron Bay, NSW 2481
BSB 082 489
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