St Albans Autumn Retreat

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with Suzi Chin Silicz
March 28 – 30, 2023

Note: We have changed the retreat venue and days as Jack’s Corner in KV has recently sold.

This Autumn we are heading to Yanada in St Albans, near Wiseman’s Ferry which is around a 90 minute drive out of Sydney. This is a mid week retreat, so a perfect, quieter time to step out of your actual routine!

The retreat is an opportunity to stretch our bodies and brains, be in nature, get fed well, hang out with other yogis and be nourished.

Time spent 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, even life changing, it will definitely touch deeper into your being even if you’re not aware of it at the time. 

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!


Yoga days

Yanada has a settled Yoga space looking out to bush lands. You’ll need to bring your own mat and beach towel if you’d also like to use the swimming pool. Also consider bringing any other specific props you may be using for practice.

We start on Tuesday afternoon for an ‘arrival’ asana class, then get together after for dinner. Wednesday & Thursday start with an early morning sitting meditation then a two hour asana class.

In the afternoon on Wednesday there is another asana class. Thursday AM is the same as Wednesday except we will leave after brunch and the final wrap class around 1.30 pm.

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.

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Proposed Schedule 

Tuesday
Arrive by 4.00 pm
Asana Arrival Class 4.30 – 6.30 pm
Dinner 6.30 pm
Wednesday
Sitting Meditation 6.30 – 7.00 am
Asana class 7.00 – 9.00 am
Breakfast 9.00 am
Free time
Lunch 1.00 pm
Asana class 4.30 – 6.30 pm
Dinner 6.30 pm
Thursday
Sitting Meditation 6.30 – 7.00 am
Asana class 7.00 – 9.00 am
Breakfast 9.00 am
Free time
Final wrap class 12.00 – 1.30 pm
Checkout by 2.00 pm

The Retreat Venue
Yanada is located just outside of the historic village of St Albans, north of Sydney.  An idyllic bush retreat nestled in a glorious green valley between the McDonald River and the Yengo Mountains, yet only 90 minutes from Sydney CBD.  All accommodation for the retreat is on a twin or triple share basis with rooms and two glamping tents. There is also a swimming pool, fire pit and open decks to relax on. The house has a communal dining space and lounge area with comfortable sofas and a fire place.

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Getting there  Detailed directions can be found HERE.

There is limited mobile phone coverage. Rooms & tents have wifi for all guests.

Accommodation & Costs per person:
* A deposit of $250
is required to book and block a space.
Please note: Deposit is non-refundable but may be transferable if you find someone to take your space.
* Twin share $770 pp ( fully allocated ) 
* Glamping Tent Twin share $720 pp 
* Triple share room $660 pp
* There is also the option to stay in an AirBnB nearby and attend the retreat. Email me for details & costs.
* Full payment is due by Feb 25, 2022.
Photos of the rooms & property can be seen HERE 
Note: All rooms including tents have heating and wifi.

What’s included:
* 2 nights twin or triple share accommodation.
* All Yoga tuition
* All vegetarian 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.

To register (or enquire) please fill out the contact form below:

*Photos credit: Yanada St Albans NSW

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