with Suzi Chin Silicz
April 8-10, 2022
The retreat in April this year was so wonderful for all, we plan to go again in 2022.
Going on a yoga retreat is often on the to do list for many people these days, but what is it really? What is it that we do, expect or think we find? Some say its a chance to feel bliss, others say its a time to purge. Often it’s viewed as an opportunity for a weekend away where we get to stretch, be in nature, get fed well, hang out with other yogis, sleep and all we need to do is turn up. Sounds ideal!
In essence what it mostly offers is a time to taste more yoga and what it brings to you as a person within a dedicated time frame. You will discover what it’s like to set aside your usual daily routine and be in another stream of consciousness, which is accessed through yoga asana, pranayama and meditation. This is memorable, not only in your heart but in your body, and lasts a lifetime. Life affirming, life changing, it will definitely touch deep into your being. Even if you’re not aware of it at the time. It’s in the refection of these times, we can start to see clearly, do the work and feel free in ourselves.
On retreats we get time, space and conducive surroundings to hold us as we launch into this other way of being.
We hope you’ll join us!
We start on Friday afternoon for an ‘arrival’ asana class, then get together after for dinner. Saturday & Sunday start with an early morning sitting meditation then a two hour asana class.
The yoga classes are held in a purpose built ‘Iyengar’ yoga studio complete with wall ropes, bolsters and blocks. You’ll need to bring your own mat and towel, and any other specific props you may be using for practice. The room is airy and has heating for the cooler mornings.
In the afternoon on Saturday, there is another asana class. Sunday AM is the same as Saturday except we start one hour later, have brunch and complete with a final wrap class.
The retreat welcomes everyone with some yoga experience, and a desire to work and explore. Modifications are made for any injuries and or physical limitations.
Arrive after 2.00 pm to check in
Asana Arrival class at 4.00 – 6.00 pm
Dinner 6.30 pm
Meditation 7.00 – 7.30 am
Asana class 7.30 – 9.30 am
Brunch 10.00 am
Free time / Lunch
Afternoon restorative and pranayama 4-6 pm
Dinner 6.30 pm
Meditation 7.30 – 8.00 am
Asana class 8.00 – 10.00 am
Brunch 10.30 am
Final wrap class 12.30 – 2.00 pm
Checkout by 2.30 pm
The Retreat Venue
Jack’s Corner Retreat is nestled in 40 acres of rainforest and native bushland deep in NSW’s historic Kangaroo Valley, around a 2 hour’s drive south of Sydney. There is share accommodation with ensuite bathrooms on site. The communal dining and lounge areas have comfortable sofas and a fireplace.
There is wildlife including kangaroos, wombats and birdlife galore living in the surrounds to accompany your stay. Yoga classes are held in the purpose built yoga studio and the meditation morning sessions will be held in the yurt pavilion.
There is limited mobile phone coverage but the venue has wifi free for all guests.
Accommodation & Costs:
* Accommodation on site is limited to 14 twin share spaces (14 beds in total).
* There are 2 offsite spaces available. (staying in your own accommodation)
* A deposit of $250 is required to block a space.
* Twin share cost is $695 per person due by March 8, 2022.
* Offsite (own accommodation) cost is $490 per person due by March 8, 2022. (There are 3 offsite spaces available)
Photos of the rooms can be seen HERE
* 2 nights twin share accommodation (except offsite).
* All Yoga tuition & guided meditation classes.
* All meals stated in the schedule above, tea, coffee, etc.
Note: Please read the Retreat’s T&C’s HERE if you need to withdraw or cancel.
Transport & getting there
The retreat venue is not accessible by public transport so it is essential to come by car which will also enable you to visit the nearby village etc if you wish.
The retreat is around 8kms from KV village. Please follow these road directions:
The retreat is on Jack’s Corner Road via Bendeela Road, which is the turn off just before Hampden Bridge on the right if you are travelling from Bowral along Moss Vale Road, and just after the bridge on the left, if you are travelling from Nowra. Follow Bendeela road for a few kms, past the water station, then the road becomes Jack’s Corner, with the venue on the left.
GPS direction will not be reliable after KV village/Moss Vale Road, so please ensure you use the directions above.
Please register (or enquire) by filling out the contact form below: