Thank you for your interest in our New Year Yoga Retreat at Otford Valley NSW.
Due to its popularity, this is the 7th year we've been offering the New Year Retreat as people seek a relaxing, healthy, natural holiday style leading up to and celebrating this special occasion.
See some photos from previous New Year retreats 2014 > here & 2015 > here for some images to match with the words following...
RECHARGE, RELAX & REJOICE
This New Year Yoga Retreat is designed specifically for this auspicious time of year giving the space to let go of the old and embrace the new. It offers an opportunity for you to reconnect with body, mind and spirit and reignite your inner spark. A balanced combination of yoga, meditation, pranayama, yoga nidra (deep relaxation), delicious vegetarian meals and more within the beautiful surrounds of the Royal National Park and the pristine South Coast beaches. Altogether it is the perfect way to start the New Year and bring back that feeling of health, happiness and clarity.
THE RETREAT VENUE: is Govinda Valley Retreat Centre. 1.10 hours drive south of Sydney CBD.
The venue has a large, light filled hall for practicing yoga (see photo), a large dining room and expansive gardens, and close to bush walking tracks, the beach and recreation areas.
You can expect cleanliness, spaciousness, grand views, clean coastal waters and privacy.
The Food: All meals are wholesome, delicious, abundant vegetarian fare. Prepared fresh daily and based on Ayurvedic nutrition.
ACCOMMODATION: There are 3 options -
1. a limited number of twin share rooms with ensuites. They are a similar to hotel rooms only more homely and with windows that look out onto the garden. You can have it to yourself or share with 1 person. Linen & towels are provided.
2. lovely share rooms for up to 4 people. Comfy single beds, each with its own bedside table and lamp. The door walks you out to the garden and lawn area. The rooms are close to the share bathrooms. Linen is provided but you need to bring your own towel.
3. Camping. BYO Tent, bedding etc. The perfect budget option and also great if you'd prefer your own room. There are expansive well kept grounds around the buildings for this & you'll be close to the local wildlife such as the deer.
The shared rooms and campers use the same bathrooms that are cleaned daily.
SAMPLE PROGRAM all included in the cost
** Please note you need to bring your own yoga mat.
6.30am uplifting yoga class on the grass next to Stanwell Park beach with time for a quick swim
8 - 9am breakfast
10am gentle yoga class in the hall
11.15am yoga nidra (guided deep relaxation)
4.30pm Yoga session with an inspiring and informative focus
8 - 9pm evening program and guided meditation
Also included is: time by yourself, time with others and periods of silence. Bush walks, ocean swims & New Years Eve bonfire and ritual.
PAYMENTS: Please note that bookings through Eventbrite incur credt card and processing fees. Alternatively you can book directly with us & pay via EFT with no fees. Details on our website > here
Extras not included in the cost. A massage service may be offered by the venue.
A waterfall adventure! We'll car pool & each car will need to pay the approx $11 entry fee into the Royal National Park.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The Retreat Venue is Govinda Valley Retreat Centre. 1.10 hours drive south of Sydney CBD.
You can drive.
Or get a train on the South Coast line and get off at Otford station. We will pick you up from there. Coming from interstate? Its easy to connect from Sydney airport to the train.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Alcohol, tobacco, recreational drugs and non vegetarian food stuffs are not to be consumed or brought to the retreat venue.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Purnima: firstname.lastname@example.org 0411285461
Gita: email@example.com 03 9427 0977 / 0447 566 587
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
PAYMENT Yoga in Daily Life cannot guarantee a place until full payment is received. The $300 deposit is nonrefundable or transferable.
DISCOUNTS * Returning participants can claim only one discount.
CANCELLATION Cancellations made before 14 December a refund will be given minus the $300 deposit. Cancellations after this time there will be no refund or transfer.