Byron Bay retreat
24-27 January, 2020
Join facilitators Lara Zilibowitz & Brooke Elliston for a three-night yoga and meditation immersion over the Australia Day long weekend, all wrapped up in the escaped hinterlands and secret hideaways of Byron Bay.
Our retreat refuge is located on 170 acres of organic farmland and complete with beautiful yoga shala, fully sustainable kitchen garden, infrared sauna and saltwater swimming pool!
Your days will be filled with Tantric meditation, movement medicine, soul-enriching live music, creativity and adventures into the surrounding secret breaches.
Once again we're also very excited to be joined by the transcendental and shamanic live sounds of Benny Holloway for live musical accompaniment, sound journeys, kirtan and blissfully long long long savasanas. Benny also will be bringing with him his most treasured healing instrument ~ Nidra Anantar or “the sound bed” ~ with the opportunity for some of you to receive sessions and healings with him one-on-one during the breaks.
To summarise, the large rosewood table is an acoustic sound bed with 50 steel strings beneath, each hand crafted and finely tuned. With tremendous skill and bespoke attention to the receiver, Benny plays the instrument as you lay on the bed, with the healing vibration of sound moving through the wood and into your body. The effect is absolutely otherworldly, shifting you into altered states of consciousness as well as recalibrating the nervous system, releasing energetic blockages and leaving you in a state of deep deep relaxation. It's like a full body reset.
And we of course know food is one of the key ingredients to any excellent feast for the senses, and we always make sure we curate our own menu to ensure every meal is luscious, healthful and suited to the season.
Most of our produce will be sourced from the fertile land onsite at the property itself(!)… meaning we may even be treated to precious local delicacies such as home-grown macadamias, finger limes and Davidson plums.
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE
7am - Meditation
7:30am - Vinyasa yoga with live music
9:30am - Wholesome brunch
11am - Intro to AcroYoga & Zen Thai Shiatsu Massage
1pm - Light lunch
4pm Yoga as Living Art workshop
6pm Nourishing dinner
7:30pm Yoga nidra & Sound journey
$1,397 for large solo cabin room
$1,247 for twin share room
Your investment includes:
Private or twin-share accommodation in Scandinavian-inspired cabins and pool rooms
3 generous vegetarian meals each day
Daily morning meditation and asana practice
Workshops including ancient yogic philosophy, traditional practices, AcroYoga and Thai massage
Sound healings and live music by Benny Holloway
Art & creativity workshops
Afternoon asana practice with yin or therapeutic focus
Evening activity / yoga nidra / sacred ceremony
Trips to explore the magical local wilderness