21-25 October, 2019

OH YES!  It's time for round two !

In February, 2019 we collaborated with Sargood on Collaroy to realise a long standing dream of facilitating Australia’s first Adaptive Yoga Retreat for people living with varying degrees of spinal cord injury.

Three quadriplegics, two paraplegics, five assistants, two facilitators, one musician and a no-word worthy wellspring of raw, ripe, open heartedness...

Man-made words could never capture what occurred in that collective cauldron of subtle world experiences, but we all left with a deep and sincere knowing that this would be the first like it of many more.

If you or someone you know living with spinal cord injury would like to join, we’d love to hear from you.

back2roots retreats

Join facilitators Brooke Elliston and Lara Zilibowitz for 5 nights and six days of individually tailored adaptive yoga, breath work, meditation, sound healing and nature adventuring.



Our days will be filled juicy guided practices for all abilities set to healing and hypnotic live sounds of Benny Holloway, as we fertilise the soil and seedlings of our innermost ecology.

Our beachfront immersion space is the only of its kind in the world, a fully accessible resort overlooking the entire span of Collaroy Beach and the Pacific Ocean.

We will have one assistant per guest to ensure the highest level of care and attention.
All of our assistants are fully qualified yoga and meditation instructors.



Sargood on Collaroy has 17 fully accessible rooms and suites all featuring the very latest in adaptive technology, home automation, accessible equipment and daily living aids. Rooms either look out onto our luscious green gardens or have panoramic views of the waves and the ocean. Rooms can be completely customised to suit individual needs.



Our passion is making every tiny dot and detail of the retreat experience one that is profound, memorable and transformative, and that most definitely goes for every love infused bite of food too.

You will be nourished from the inside out with the most exquisite and healthful flavours, celebrating the abundance of seasonal and locally produced foods.

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  • Private and fully accessible accommodation tailored to your needs at Sargood On Collaroy, Collaroy Beach NSW .

  • 3 sumptuous and healthy meals per day

  • Morning meditation and yoga asana practice with live sound

  • Workshops including traditional practices and simple, powerful breathwork

  • Afternoon sessions with restorative focus including Yoga Nidra and creativity

  • Kirtan and private 1:1 sound bed sessions with Benny Holloway

  • Final day adventure to the seaside!

  • Read more about funding options, and more details from our last Back2Roots x Sargood retreat in February, 2019 HERE

    To find out the package suitable to your needs and specific pricing, please get in touch

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“I feel as though I owe you a depth of gratitude deeper and vaster than the ocean. I miss you all but I have an inner peace that I have never known before and an overwhelming awareness that we all hold that peace within, which you have gently and generously helped us all find. 

I wrote a poem called departure that I will send you ( I will type up the others as well). Departure was written just before I boarded the plane back and it was about the spiritual experience at Sargood, that leaving there was like leaving home, but that there is a deep spiritual bond that can provide comfort and protection. 

The week was nothing short of life changing; my friends and family have noted a calmer presence and I am trying to impart on them what was experienced. Personally, as a direct result of my Back2Roots adventure, I have let yoga and meditation guide my life, and have ceased all pain relief medication, the first time in seven years since my injury. Thank you.”

~ Amy Bain, Back2Roots Retreats - Sargood on Collaroy