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past retreat

autumn Yoga Retreat
1 - 3 march 2019

AN AMazing nourishing autumn weekend retreat to relax, rejuvenate and restore with an intimate group of yogi and yoginis. thank you so much for sharing your heart in the breathtaking mountain top!

TESTIMONIALS

This is my 4th retreat with Carol and comes at a time when I need it most. It is now an essential part of my life and has been fantastic again to stop and reset. I will be at the next retreat for sure! Thanks again Carol!

- Peter Simpson


Caring, nurturing yoga in an exceptional location. Carol is a wonderful teacher who is thoughtful, she makes this a fantastic experience. I feel ready to face the world.

- Marisa Walker


Thank you so much for everything. I had an amazing experience in the retreat. I could find inner peace more than ever during noble silence. It was actually everything depending on my thoughts, physical and mental reactions. No matter where I am or who I am with, how my mind react makes my world I feel like. It is important to feel at the center moments, but if it’s negative thought hurts you, it’s good to know how to let go. And that what I have learn the most in this retreat. Thank you! You are the best.

- Ai Okazaki


Thank you Carol for a thoroughly enjoyable yoga retreat experience. The consideration, planning and variety in the schedule was 100% excellent! A definite experience for all - I’ll be back!

- Julie Wade


A restorative experience in a tranquil magnificent bushland setting with comfortable and aesthetic interiors. The small group provided a more personalised and inclusive feeling. Carol is a gifted teacher who brings out the best in beginners as well as seasonal yoga practitioners. Carol’s approach to yoga encourages you to better understand what it means to flow with your breath and therefore enjoy and savour the poses, rather than pushing hard and becoming rigid. Carol’s Myofascial release is an added bonus which helps release built up tension in the muscles and ligaments.

- Julie Wade


Spring Yoga Retreat
14 - 16 September 2018

A blossoming start to spring is nothing better than sharing a weekend yoga retreat with a group of like minded souls. I feel so grateful to have share this amazing weekend with all of you!

TESTIMONIALS

Carol's retreats offer a wonderful blend of structured activities and "free-time" activities. The result is an in-depth retreat that each individual can tailor to their own interests. I'll definitely be attending again!

- Kris


Superb yoga, food and people. It was great to reconnect with friends. A wonderful experience altogether.

- Eva


I learned what it meant to give myself permission to live freely and authentically. My best advise is to go to a retreat! You get to go to an awesome places, do some yoga, have free time to do any other activities your heart desires, eat meals with great people and have good vibes all day long! I thank Carol for creating such a wonderful experience.

- Nancy


What made this retreat special, is Carol's thoughtful and caring instruction and attention ensuring participants can have the most restorative experience possible. The mixed program that includes some more active yoga with Yin and various forms of meditation enables deep relaxation, a feeling of cleansing. The noble silence hours allow you to rally 'get away from it all' and experience real peace. The program allowed just enough free time to explore the natural environment - bush walks and first dip in the ocean for the season. I returned to the din of the city and work feeling as if I had been away for a much longer time than a mere weekend. Thank you.

- Ross Duncan


autumn yoga retreat
20 - 22 april 2018

the perfect autumn weather for a yoga retreat in the mountains - so lovely to see my past, present and meet new yogis who opened their hearts and minds to receive a nourishing weekend to themselves. thank you for joining and i look forward to the next retreat with you!


TESTIMONIALS

"Thanks Carol. I arrived stressed and a little apprehensive about the weekend ahead. Your gentle down to earth approach and well structured program sees me leaving restored, enlivened and enriched." - Ross Duncan


"Carol is a very wise and giving person who brings a practical and intuitive approach to her yoga teaching, where she honours the capacity and potential in each individual." - Marissa Zaknich


"An enjoyable retreat with a good balance between yoga, meditation and free time. Enabled me to relax and feel balanced." - Tracey Bragg


 

autumn yoga retreat
13 - 15 april 2018

A nourishing weekend retreat at the Blue Mountains with an intimate group of yogis, replenishing their bodies and minds with daily yin and yang yoga, pranayama, meditation, mindfulness, relaxation, noble silence and healthy vegetarian meals. Everyone shared so much connection with each other, themselves and nature. Thank you everyone for coming and to a healthier you!

TESTIMONIALS

"Loved it! Thank you for broadening my mind to new things, as you always do:)" - Jan Bartholomew


"I feel so grateful to have Carol in my life. Her yoga retreats are like nothing I have experienced before. I highly recommend. I will be back!" - Rosemary Nolan


"We went on Carol's retreat last year to Bali, which was truly life changing for me. This year, challenged with time away from kids we sadly could not manage another week away. This weekend in the Blue Mountains was a fabulous way to still achieve that feeling but squeeze it in to our hectic life!" - Peter Simpson


"Love your classes and it made it easier to be a part of this - calming, relaxing and very reflective for the soul. Thanks muchly." - Terese Abbey


"My second retreat and another amazing experience. Beautiful location, great venue and exceptionally relaxing. Can't wait for the next one!" - Sue S


"It was challenging to settle in to the new environment, new people and new setting, however once I adjusted I found Carol's way of teaching very calming and powerful. The noble silence was an experience and a very positive one!" - Kate Langton


 

bali yoga & wellness retreat
6 - 12 March 2017

An amazing 7 days of yoga, healthy food, massages, temple visits, shopping and loads of rejuvenation time for this beautiful group of yogis. Everyone looked so amazingly blissful! Thank you for joining our march Bali Yoga Retreat! We look forward to sharing more retreat journey with you! 

TESTIMONIALS

"Thank you for an experience that will stay with me forever. Combining strong yoga with meditation and Yin at night, I felt myself progress through the week in my ability, my knowledge, my spirituality and my understanding. Carol was the perfect leader for this journey, calm, peaceful and tolerant but strong in her leadership and direction. Thank you Carol!" - Peter Simpson, Retreat participant


"I came on my first yoga retreat not knowing what to expect, but with an open mind. Carol structured a wonderful programme for us, that gave me an overview of the chakras, introduced me to meditation and gave me tools to continue on my yoga journey. The practice was slow and mindful and beautifully fulfilling. The setting was idyllic, with the cool breeze through the room and the outdoor sounds grounding you in Bali life. I would highly recommend this retreat to beginners and veterans alike, a very special week, time out to re-centre and re-prioritise. Namaste." - Rosemary Nolan, Retreat participant


"Everything was well thought through and perfectly balanced in terms of activities, yoga and free time. I loved the exploration and program based on the chakras. Each lesson was totally professional and in tune to the theme. The retreat was magnificent. Thank you for all your efforts and your energy." - Brielle Jones, Retreat participant


"The opportunity to getaway, develop my understanding of yoga and explore a different culture was a gift. I look forward to seeing where my journey takes me next!" - Kris Clark, Retreat participant


"The most amazing experience. This was my first retreat but it definitely won't be my last." - Susan Slater, Retreat participant


"I thoroughly recommend this retreat to anyone wanting to really get away. An amazing group of people with a great balance of yoga and free time to rejuvenate mind, body and spirit." - Gavin Nealand, Retreat participant