3 Day Wellness, Meditation & Yoga Retreat

Upcoming weekend wellness retreats 2015:

24 - 26 April

8 - 10 May

29 - 31 May

26 - 28 June

24 - 26 July

28 - 30 August

18 - 20 September

2 - 4 October 

13 - 15 November

18 - 20 December

Cost $725 (includes all treatments, meals and accommodation)
Earlybird Price $625

*Earlybird – offer only available for bookings made more than 8 weeks prior to course commencement.

Click here to view retreat dates and register your place

Relax, rejuvenate and revitalise. Let the beautiful beaches and uniquely chilled out atmosphere of Byron Bay calm your mind and lighten your spirit. Allow the tranquillity of the Purna Retreat Centre help you to reenergise as you relax by the heated 20m mineral salt swimming pool, join a wellness session or indulge in a therapeutic treatment.
 
If you have more time, consider choosing our 8 day retreat package and give yourself the opportunity to immerse yourself in the yoga and wellness program.
 
The 3 day weekend retreat offers participants a flexible program of yoga classes, individual treatments, meditation and pranayama, plus workshops on nutrition, ayurveda, yogic philosophy and holistic wellness. Enjoy and benefit from the sessions, but also take away valuable tools to incorporate increased wellness into your daily life.
 

Price Includes

  • 2 nights shared accommodation
  • All meals - nutritionally-balanced, delicious, vegetarian menu 
  • Unlimited herbal teas, fruit and snacks throughout the day
  • 1 massage or treatment
  • Use of heated 20 meter mineral salt swimming pool
  • Twice daily yoga classes
  • Meditation and pranayama sessions
  • Workshops on wellness, health and nutrition
 

The Venue

The Retreat Centre is an eco haven providing comfortable accommodation, nourishing vegetarian food, a heated 20 meter mineral salt swimming pool and tranquil yoga studios in easy walking distance of the town and beaches.
 
The share accommodation is clean, simple and restful. Most rooms have verandas looking out over the site, which has a magical forest outlook. 
 
 
The communal areas: the dining room, yoga studios and verandas are all designed to reflect the natural surroundings and take advantage of the restful vistas. The therapeutic mineral salt swimming pool is heated to a specific temperature, working to sooth muscles and totally relax you after the yoga sessions. 
 
 
The site is cigarette, alcohol and drug free and is a vegetarian site. Guests are asked to maintain social silence between 9.30pm and 9am, being mindful that the Centre is a place of relaxation and reflection. 
The centre of Byron Bay and the beautiful beaches are just a short walk (20-25 minutes) away. Guests can choose to hire a bicycle for their stay or utilise the local taxis. However, guests often experience a deep sense of calm on arrival and many don’t leave Purna until the end of their retreat! 
 
 

Retreat Program

The program is flexible to allow guests to tailor it to their needs and specific requirements. Typically the day will start with a yoga and meditation session or a sunrise beach walk to take pleasure in experiencing the first rays of sun on the Australian mainland.
Other scheduled options throughout the day include workshops on philosophy, nutrition and ayurveda; pranayama and meditation sessions plus asana classes such as restorative or our signature style Purna yoga. 
 
A highlight for many guests in the luxurious treatment included in your 3 day package. Choose from deep tissue massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, shiatsu or a cranio-sacral treatment. If it’s too hard to choose, there is always the option for extra treatments at additional cost. Byron Bay has an eclectic array of possibilities - from crystal and sound shower healers to tarot card and aura readers!
 


Sample Program – 3 day Wellness, Meditation & Yoga Retreat

The schedule is flexible and planned to maximise your experience of wellness & yoga whilst allowing free time to explore the surrounding area and engage with the local culture.

Arrival Day - Friday

2:00pm

-

3:00pm

Arrive and settle in to your accommodation

3:00pm

-

4:00pm

Welcome Circle and Meditation

4:30pm

-

6:00pm

Asana, Pranayama and Meditation

6:00pm  

-

7:00pm

Dinner

Day 2 - Saturday

6:00am

-

8:00am

Option of 1 hour meditation and Hour of Power yoga class
OR 90 min gentle yoga class

8:00am

-

9:00am

Breakfast

9:00am

-

10:00am

Wellness and philosophy sessions: Benefits of Detoxification / Living the 8 Limbs / Importance of Nutrition / Chakras / Balancing hormones

10:00am

-

10:30am

Fresh Juice Break

10:30am

-

12:00pm

Morning Yoga Class (options for dynamic or gentle class)

12:00am

-

12:30pm

Relax

12:30pm

-

1:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm

-

4:00pm

Relax / Treatments / Surfing

4:00pm

-

5:30pm

Afternoon Yoga Class

6:00pm

-

7:00pm

Dinner

7:00pm

-

8:00pm

Guided Meditation / Philosophy / Wellness session

 

Day 3 - Sunday

6:00am

-

 

Asana, Pranayama and Meditation

8:00am

-

 

Breakfast

9:30am

-

 

Philosophy of Meditation and Chakras

10:30am

-

 

Juice Break

11:00am

-

 

Ayurveda and Wellness

12:00pm

-

 

Lunch

1:00pm

-

 

Philosophy, Pranayama and Meditation

2:00pm

-

 

Closing circle

3:00pm

-

 

Departure

* Daily program may vary slightly

 


 

Cuisine

The retreat menu is so delicious that, due to the demand from our guests, we produced a recipe book! The meals feature fresh local produce, organic wherever possible, and much of it grown in our own organic garden. The meals are specially designed to be nutritionally balanced, cleansing and nourishing.

As well as being a vegetarian menu (no meat, fish or eggs) food is prepared according to sattvic principles to promote healing and to lighten the body, mind and spirit.

To aid digestive cleansing, a shot of apple cider vinegar is served with each meal. We also offer a healthy freshly prepared juice to all guests during the morning break and a selection of herbal teas, fruit and snacks are available throughout the day.

We can cater for dietary restrictions including gluten free, vegan, dairy free and any specific allergies. 

 

 


The Yoga

The yoga is a system we call Purna, a traditional hatha style with an emphasis on correct alignment and intelligent sequencing. Purna translates as complete or whole and this is reflected in the premise that we teach not just the physical postures but also an integrated approach with breath awareness (pranayama), mediation and philosophy. With the Purna system students can work at their own level, options are given for variations and modifications allowing for beginners to practice alongside experienced students.

 


Click here to view retreat dates and register your place

 

Byron Bay Information and Activities 

The retreat program allows flexibility for guests to explore Byron Bay and take part in a range of activities on offer. Spend time at the beach, walk the iconic lighthouse trail and watch for dolphins or whales, hang out in cafes and browse the unique shops in this funky town known for its alternative and laidback atmosphere.

If you’re feeling a little more adventurous you can choose to book organised activities such as surfing lessons, kayaking, scuba diving or even skydiving!

The unspoilt beaches, lush hinterland and flourishing alternative health industry plus the diversity of artists, musicians, surfers, healers and yogis who have made their homes here plus the town’s relaxed pace is an ideal backdrop for yoga and wellness retreats.

 

For more information on Byron Bay and surrounds: 

www.byronbay.com www.bayweb.com.au www.echo.net.au www.byronbaynow.com www.byronbay.org

 
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