Workshops and Retreats

15th-17th October Native Body Yoga Retreat

@ Bombah Point Eco Cottages, Myall Lakes

Shed the layers of lockdown and emerge into the  blossoming new growth of spring. This is a time to reflect and reignite the fires within – to reconnect with your intention and design and live a nourished life.
WHEN:
Arrive from 2pm Friday 15th October
Depart after lunch Sunday 17th October
LOCATION:
Bombah Eco Cottages (just one hour north of Newcastle), nestled in the forest near Myall Lake.
With five architecturally designed cottages, your retreat is designed to be an intimate and personalised experience. Each cottage accommodates three guests  – with one private room on the ground floor  and a spacious loft twin share. All cottages have views of the surrounding forest and are furnished with  a fireplace, lounge, dining and kitchenette.
PROGRAM AND PRACTICE
The retreat includes morning/afternoon yoga sessions, meditation, breath-work, self-care practices for daily life and guided mindful forest walking as well as massage therapy available on request.
All meals are catered in the main hall with utmost care for seasonal nourishment & sumptuous presentation.  Wellness talks around the fire are sure to inspire new healthy habits.  With two nourishing yoga classes per  day and three beautiful meals there is plenty of free time to connect with nature or rest in your light-filled, spacious cabins. Find your joy on a short or long walking trail to the nearby lake, listen to the birdsong  of the forests, or spend time in rest and renewal with a massage therapy treatment.
PRICE
Single twin share $720
Private double room $820
PRACTITIONERS
We are here to support your reawakening into Spring
LEAH SUTERS | Native Body: WHOLEFOODS CREATRIX, YOGA TEACHER, MASSAGE THERAPIST
SARAH DOWNS | Blueys Yoga:  SENIOR YOGA TEACHER, MASSAGE THERAPIST, MEDITATION GUIDE

 

22-24th October Native Body Yoga Retreat

@ River Flates Estate, Broke, Hunter Valley

WHEN:

Arrive from 2pm Friday 22nd October
Depart after lunch Sunday 24th October

RE-TREAT YOURSELF:  Enjoy a rejuvenating weekend in the Hunter Valley. During these times of ‘staycations’ and traveling within our own borders, you are invited to join a unique opportunity and be utterly nourished. Native Body Holistic Wellness, Yoga & Food Retreat will be held just 1 hour drive from Newcastle in the surrounds of a working olive farm – brimming with fabulous charm and the freedom to move amongst the trees and breathe in some fresh, country air.

COME ALONG:  Native Body inspires you to get serious about self-care. During the retreat there will be discussions about how you can influence healing in your body and mind, along with the introduction of key practices for daily self-care routines.

YOGA (with Leah Suters & Sarah Downs):  Dive deep into your practice with cleansing morning yoga to move the body, open the heart and clear the mind. In the afternoon, find solace in restorative yoga, nourishing the body and creating much needed space on all levels. You will be encouraged to work at your own pace with modifications for various levels of fitness and ability.

OFFERINGS:  Accommodation | All Meals | Workshops | Yoga Sessions

PRICE:  Double Bed Room $680/person  |  Twin Share $580/person

S P A C E S    L I M I T ED:  Book early to reserve private rooms $100 deposit required

MASSAGE AVAILABLE: $70 / 50 mins (Appointments limited, so book in early)

F O R   M O R E   I N F O R M A T I O N:   Contact Leah Suters 0478 149 810   |   h e l l o @ n a t i v e b o d y. c o m . a u  |  w w w . n a t i v e b o d y. c o m . a u

NOVEMBER (DATE TBA) 1-3.30pm:

SPINAL HEALTH WORKSHOP

@ YOGA FOR ALL (39 Bolton St, Newcastle)

Investment: $45

Bookings essential via: www.yogaforall.com.au/events

Did you know that our intervertebral discs need movement for their nutrition, which is to say that if we don’t move our spine, we’re not nourishing the inner structure that supports us?

There are very few instances of back pain or dysfunction where total rest is prescribed.  In most cases, intelligent movement is key to healing spinal problems and maintaining a healthy spine.

In this workshop, we will dive (not literally) into a few of the most common spinal issues, such as sciatica, bulging discs, forward head posture and scoliosis, to explore how yoga can be therapeutic as well as integral to feeling strong, supported and free of pain.  The state of our spine reflects in our lives, for better or for worse, so it’s well worth some care and attention.

We’ll work with some dynamic movements to encourage the healthy flow of cerebrospinal fluid and freedom in the major junctions of the body (where the thigh bones meet the pelvis, the pelvis meets the spine and the spine meets the skull).  We’ll wind down with a restorative practice to recalibrate the spine, allowing any unnecessary tension to leave the body and inviting the genius design of the natural curvature in the spine to resurface.

This workshop is for beginners through to experienced students, as long as you are able to get up and down from the floor.  Please bring a towel or blanket to use with props.