Hepburn Springs Yoga Retreat March 2011

Dear friends,

You are warmly invited to attend a yoga retreat at the beautiful Shizuka Ryokan, a traditional japanese inn set amid tranquil bushland in Hepburn Springs. Shizuka offers a very personal level of service and represents quite a unique experience in Australia. The retreat offers traditional accommodation, delicious cuisine and luxurious spa treatments, together with extensive yoga tuition.

This retreat will run from Friday 25th March to Sunday 27th March 2011. The following is a short plan for the weekend.

Friday 25th March

2:00pm Arrive
3:00 − 4:30pm Welcome circle. Gentle yoga practice
6:30pm Izakaya evening featuring traditional Japanese style tapas
8:00 – 9:00pm Chanting and Yoga Nidra

Saturday 26th March

7:00am Wake up bell
7:30 − 8:30am Chanting, gentle yoga asana and meditation
9:00am Breakfast
11:30 − 12:30pm Pranayama

3:00 −5:00pm Group sharing of writings, poems, etc of Inspiration
Doubles yoga, including gentle thai yoga massage
6:30pm 4 course japanese banquet dinner

8:00 − 9:00pm Chanting and Yoga Nidra

Sunday 27th March

7:00am Wake up bell
7:30 − 8:30am Chanting, gentle yoga asana and meditation
9:00am Breakfast
11:00am CHECKOUT

As this is a small property, we will have exclusive use of the facilities. I have attached a link which contains comprehensive details of the retreat for you to browse.


There is plenty of time for spa treatments (which must be booked in advance, up to 5pm on Sunday), or simply to relax and enjoy the peace and beauty around you.

The cost for the weekend is $610 per person, twin share or the special early bird cost of $570 if paid in full by 14th January 2011.

Cost includes :
Extensive yoga tuition.
Two nights accommodation for 12 guests in six traditional japanese style guestrooms, each complete with a private japanese courtyard garden and an ensuite with a double-sized spa. Rooms will be set up as twin occupancy.
Individual guest choice of traditional japanese or full western cooked breakfasts.
Tapas style Izakaya dinner on Friday evening.
A superb four-course japanese banquet dinner on Saturday evening.

To register for this retreat please email or phone Gabrielle (see contact details below). To secure your place, a deposit of $100 is required. Full payment is required by 4th March 2011.

Refund Policy:
A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to secure your place. If there is a cancellation before 25th February 2011 the full amount MINUS the non-refundable deposit of $100 will be refunded. For any cancellations after 25th February 2011, there will be no refund unless your place can be filled and/or except in extenuating circumstances at the discretion of the Yoga Retreat Organisers. If the retreat is cancelled by the organisers, then your full payment including your full deposit will be refunded.

For bookings and more information, please contact:

Gabrielle Boswell on 0413 939 530 or email anahearta@gmail.com

Like sugar stirred into tea, the potency of yoga spreads from body into mind and heart, revealing an ocean of energy that heals and opens, holds me close and sets me free all in the same moment.

Danna Faulds

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