Retreat: Nurture and Nourish your body and mind

Yoga Style: Hatha based with nidra, meditation and chanting

Teacher: Gabrielle Boswell

Dates: July 26 - August 2


Retreat Summary

Style: Hatha based with nidra, meditation and chanting

Programme: Asana Practice 7:30-9:00 am; Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation): times to be arranged around other excursions; Moving Inward 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Suitability: All levels

Excursions and extras: Village visit with meke, trip to waterfall, tapa making demo, ree half hour massage

Food: Chicken, fish and vegetarian

Itinerary: Arrive Savusavu July 26. Retreat starts Sunday morning July 27, ends Friday evening Aug 1. Depart Savusavu Aug 2

Cost: Twin $1550
Single room $1900
Non-participating partner $950

Retreat Details

Course confirmed to go ahead.

Whether you are looking to deepen or begin your yoga practice, contemplate where you want to go with your life, explore ways to de-stress or simply take some well earned time out, this retreat is the ideal answer. Explore the balance between ease and effort through gentle asana practice, guided relaxation and meditation with an emphasis on creativity and ease of flow between postures –  a moving meditation.

Yoga is a practice of awareness: body, breath and mind – the vehicles through which one finds harmony and connection with spirit.

A Typical Retreat Day 

Asana Practice 7:30-9:00 am – Our daily practice of breathing, physical postures and relaxation begins in the yoga space each morning.  The level of the class will be adjusted to the abilities of the participants with the aim of the morning practice being to deepen your practice.

Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation): to be arranged around other excursions

Relaxation Free Time 12 noon – 4:30 pm – Finding relaxation in our every day lives is often challenging.  Four hours of “me time”  is scheduled during the retreat with time for spa treatments, swimming or time just to be. This is your chance to harmonize with the natural environment and take time for your own exploration and rejuvenation.

Moving Inward 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Our afternoon practice will be a combination of meditation, chanting and restorative yoga.  We will explore techniques to combat stress and anxiety, so you feel empowered to incorporate these tools as needed into your day. This week long retreat provides an opportunity to move more deeply into your own awareness and growth.

Prices:

Twin $1550
Single room $1900
Non-participating partner $950

Instructor Details

Gabrielle Boswell has been teaching yoga since 2002 and is co-owner of Bhava Yoga & Dance Centre in Warrandyte, Australia. She is passionate about sharing the joy and benefits of yoga with others. Gabrielle has completed a Graduate Certification in Yoga Therapy and is a Level I iRest Yoga Nidra teacher, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to all her teachings. She has written and produced a guided relaxation and meditation CD, ‘Where blue meets blue’.

Testimonials from previous retreats…….

“I feel wonderful since the yoga retreat; I’ve been practicing my meditation daily and loving it. The retreat has been a truly positive experience for me. It’s the best gift I’ve given myself ,a whole week to just be – Bliss!  Thanks again for the opportunity.” ~ Vanda

May the spirit of the weekend burn bright for a long time What a euphoric weekend…...Helen

Thanks so much Gabrielle, for the beautiful retreats you create. You seem so at ease in what could be a stressful position and I wonder how you do it. Maybe it’s part of your practice. Whatever, it works really well with you at the helm. You create a beautiful space for us to come to and be in and share in. You’re an exceptionally beautiful person to be around. That’s why it works so well. ~ Kristen

Daily Programme

Daily programme (times of Nidra practice may change)

Sat
Arrive Savusavu.
Welcome to Daku Resort
7.00 Dinner

Sun
7.30 –9 .00         Morning yoga practice
9 – 100            Buffet breakfast
11:30 – 12.00         Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
12.30             Lunch
1.30 – 4.30         Free time for spa treatments, swimming, relaxing
4:30 – 5:30        Restorative Yoga and chanting
7. 00           Dinner

Mon
7.30 –9 .00         Morning yoga practice
9 – 100            Buffet breakfast
11:30 – 12.00         Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
12.30             Lunch
1.302.30         Tapa making demonstration
3.00 – 4.30        Visit to Savusavu town and free time
4:30 – 5:30        Restorative Yoga and chanting
7. 00 pm           Dinner

Tue
7.30 –9 .00         Morning yoga practice
9 – 10            Buffet breakfast
11:30 – 12.00         Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
12.30     3.30         Beach / boat outing
4:30 – 5:30        Restorative Yoga and chanting
7. 00 pm             Dinner

Wed
7.30 –9 .00         Morning yoga practice
9 – 10            Buffet breakfast
11:30- 3.30         Visit to waterfall with picnic lunch
4:30 – 5:30        Restorative Yoga and chanting
6.00            Optional visit to Savusavu Yacht Club for an evening drink
7. 30 pm            Dinner in town (own expense)

Thu
7.30 –9 .00         Morning yoga practice
9 – 10            Buffet breakfast
10 – 11.30        Free time for spa treatments, swimming, relaxing
11:30 – 12.00        Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
12.30             Lunch
3.30 – 5.30         Village visit
6.00 7.00         Restorative Yoga and chanting
7. 30 pm            Dinner

Fri
7.30 –9 .00         Morning yoga practice
9 – 100            Buffet breakfast
11:30 – 12.0         Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
12.30             Lunch
4:30 – 5:30        Restorative Yoga and chanting
7. 30                Dinner

Sat 
Return to Nadi and on to international flight