Springbrook weekend retreat

Next Retreat Weekend:

TBA (sorry, no retreats this year)

 

Please come and join us for our regular Autumn retreat! It is a beautiful time of year as the air is just starting to get a bit cooler in the mountains

 

Open to all levels of experience

Bookings are limited

 

Registration or Expression of Interest - Springbrook Retreat:

Please email peter@peterbissonyoga.com

 

Last Retreat:

Hatha Yoga Retreat Weekend at Springbrook 31 May to 2 June 2019

 

Another wonderful weekend of yoga, good company, delicious food by our cook Margaret, bushwalking, reading, and enjoying some free time.  We had a lovely mix of weather with mist on the Friday, some showers on Saturday, and sunshine on the Sunday.  The waterfalls were at their best, and of course the food was as creative and as yummy as ever!

 

We enjoyed several walks including the Purlingbrook Falls circuit on the Saturday and the Twin Falls circuit on the Sunday.

 

There was abundant birdlife with rosellas and lorikeets, bowerbirds, currajongs, and lots of whip birds this time, as well as wallabies at the retreat property. Qi gong was practiced before breakfast on Sunday and flowed beautifully for everyone.

 

The yoga was the right intensity for everyone to feel they had a good weekend of exercise and relaxation. A very refreshing time indeed!

 

Thanks to everyone for helping to make it such an enjoyable weekend!

 

 

Hatha Yoga at Springbrook

In the heart of Springbrook amongst tranquil, pristine mountain forests we can experience peace and freedom from tension in the ideal setting for a Yoga Retreat.

 

New single accommodation facilities combined with wholesome vegetarian meals, and plenty of yoga and free time to explore the surrounding National Park, provide the perfect way to enjoy ourselves within Nature.

Springbrook National Park is a beautiful rainforest environment renown for its all trees, waterfalls, and creeks, colourful birdlife and marsupials. The air is so refreshing!

 

This retreat is open to all, from beginners to those more experienced in yoga.

 

Peter Bisson (IYTA) has been practising yoga since 1983 and teaching since 1992.

 

He has also worked as a health practitioner of Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Therapeutic Massage.

 

His approach to yoga involves gentle stretches to release tension, classical and innovative yoga postures (asanas) to align the body and enhance energy flow, breath practices (pranayama) to further promote the flow of energy into the body, meditation to centre and calm the mind, and relaxation for settling the nervous system and for rejuvenation.

 

It is advisable to book early as this is a popular workshop and numbers are limited.

 

Schedule
(times are approximate now but will be finalised closer to the date)

 

Friday 31 May 2019

10.00-10.45am room allocation

11am-12.30pm Yoga (settling in) Session One - Stretches, Postures (Asanas), Relaxation (Yoga nidra)

12.30-1.30pm Lunch then

1.30pm-4pm Free time or

1.25pm Meet at car park for carpooling to 'Best of All Lookout'

4-6pm Yoga Session Two - Stretches, Asanas, Meditation (Dhyana), Yoga nidra

6.15pm Dinner

Relax after dinner. Listen to music, play Scrabble or cards etc., conversation by the fire, or do your own thing.

Saturday 1 June 2019

7.30am Breakfast

Free Time or

8.25am Meet outside dining hall for walk to Retreat waterfall

10.30-12.30 Yoga Session Three - Stretches, Asanas, Breathing Practices (Pranayama), Dhyana, and Yoga nidra

12.30-1.30pm Lunch

1.30-4pm Free Time or

1.25pm Meet at car park for car pooling to Purlingbrook Falls Bushwalk

4pm-6pm Yoga Session Four - Asanas, Pranayama, Dhyana, and Yoga nidra

6.15pm Dinner

Relax after dinner. Listen to music, play Scrabble or cards etc., conversation by the fire, or do your own thing.

Sunday 2 June 2019

7.30am Session of Qi Gong

8am Breakfast

9-11am Free Time or

8.45am Meet at car park for car pooling to Twin Falls bushwalk from Canyon Lookout

11am-1pm Yoga Session Five - Asanas, Pranayama, Dhyana, and Yoga nidra

1pm-2pm Lunch

2pm-3pm Yoga Session Six - Pranayama, Dhyana, Yoga nidra

'Take the Feeling With You'

What to bring for Springbrook weekends

Comfortable loose clothing.

Yoga mat and own blanket for relaxation.

Joggers or walking shoes if you intend to go walking/bushwalking.

Maybe a shady hat.

Rain gear-just in case!

Something warm for the evening as Springbrook cools down at night.

Two sheets for a single bed, a pillow slip and a towel.

Dressing gown or track suit.

Soap and personal toiletries.

A torch & insect repellent may also be useful.

For the comfort of people with chemical allergies Health Options weekends are PERFUME FREE. Please also avoid strongly scented cosmetics and hair products.

 

 

Directions to retreat centre

2184 Springbrook Road, Springbrook.

 

Take the Springbrook Road through Mudgeeraba from the Pacific Highway and follow the Springbrook signposts. When you are nearing the top of the hill, approximately half an hour from Mudgeeraba, you come to a short piece of divided road at a keep left sign. At the end of that, on your left you will see Wunburra Lookout. Approximately 2.4km past Wunburra Lookout, on your right, you will see a sign which reads 'Retreat Centre entrance 200m on right', then follow the access road through the gate until you reach the car park.

 

 

Cost (all inclusive) includes:

Single (own room) acccommodation, and two twin share or double rooms,.communal toilets and bathroom.

Vegetarian meals

3 days (six sessions) Yoga, and Sunday morning Qi Gong.

Phone 0434 551 337

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