3 Day Wellness Meditation and Yoga Retreat -NEW-please keep
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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.
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The Purna Retreat Centre is an eco haven providing a variety of accommodation options, nourishing vegetarian food, a heated 20-meter mineral salt swimming pool, tranquil yoga studios and is in easy walking distance of the town and beaches. 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 from 9.30pm until breakfast, 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 also choose to hire a cycle 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!
The accommodation is clean, simple and restful. You can select your accommodation according to your budget. We have twin/triple share, ensuite twin share or ensuite private rooms – subject to availability. Most rooms have verandas looking out over the site, which has a magical forest outlook.
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 (breathing exercises) and meditation sessions plus asana classes such as restorative or our signature style Purna yoga. A highlight for many guests is 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!
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 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.
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 town’s relaxed pace is an ideal backdrop for yoga and wellness retreats.
Retreat Price includes • Twice daily yoga classes • Meditation and pranayama sessions • Workshops on wellness, health and nutrition • All meals – nutritionally-balanced, delicious, vegetarian menu • Unlimited herbal teas, fruit and snacks throughout the day • 1 massage or spa treatment • Use of heated 20 meter mineral salt swimming pool Choose your Accommodation Selection • Dorm room bed $745. Earlybird $645 BOOK NOW • Twin share room $775. Earlybird $675 BOOK NOW • Ensuite twin share $805. Earlybird $705 BOOK NOW • Ensuite private room $885. Earlybird $785 BOOK NOW