French Alps Retreat 
7-13 July, 2019

Byron Bay Retreat

24-27th January, 2020

Disconnection is a cultural epidemic. We are taught to control the body by way of the mind, which is considered superior. But the body has an intelligence whose mysteries the mind has yet to fathom. We read in books how to eat, how to make love, how much sleep to get, and impose these practices on the body rather than listening from within.

Without the body as a unifying figure of existence we become fragmented. We repress our aliveness and become machine like, easily manipulated. We lose our testing ground for truth.

— Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judith

Wow what an experience where do I start! Amazing accommodation, delicious whole food, the practises each day of yoga for all levels, the depth of knowledge and care delivered to each class,  the inspiring workshops and relevance of Ayurveda and everyday living, the walk into nature, the unfolding of new found friendships. 

These are just some of the amazing moments felt and experienced with Lara and Brooke but the thing that stays with me the most from this retreat was the incredible feeling of being held in a space with (at first complete strangers) being at the time pregnant I was feeling tired exhausted and needed a bit of me time! 

As I drove up to the house I felt slightly anxious am I doing the right thing? Maybe should have just gone away with my mates. I'm pregnant is everybody going to have a hard core practise blah blah blah! 

But then it all unraveled, being exactly where I was meant to be from the moment I walked through the doors Brooke and Lara greeted me, & I knew this weekend was going to be just perfect! The space, the time the girls held for me and my now born little guy was so precious, so special and I can't thank you enough for taking me on a journey of everything i I truly love and have a passion for!  But most of all creating a sacred space of wildly wonderful women for us all to explore and nurture our complete beings.  

~ Leah Sizeland, Back2Roots Retreats - Southern Highlands