2020 Summer Retreat


with Caroline Coggins

Otford NSW

January 30 – February 3: 4 night Retreat

February 1, 2 & 3:  2 night Retreat

Earlybird until December 20

 

 

Retreating. It is a plea for us to experience the potential beauty of ourselves, our lives, our practice, our desires. Our world wants to keep us only in the administrative level of existence, make us into a frightened nanny state people. We become preoccupied, busy with nothing much, keeping our eyes down, forgetting to lift our eyes and hearts to the huge sky lying over our heads, forgetting that we have an unfathomable desert at the heart of our country, and inside ourselves. This place that is full of life and mystery longing for freedom and meaning.

And so we place ourselves in the company of the transcendent.

We must stop, smell the essence, follow the light, see this in those we love, and even those we rub along with.

It takes practice and trust to lift our eyes from the bits and pieces of our lives, to allow ourselves to be transformed by what we love.

We will have this time in Otford, in the company of those who share some of our deeper values.

 

Caroline Coggins


This retreat is for students with Iyengar Yoga experience, Trainee Teachers and Yoga Teachers.


Retreat Schedule for 3 day retreat

Arrive on Friday for 4 PM start with group practice then dinner.
Saturday AM meditation followed by asana classes in the AM & PM.
Sunday same as Saturday but will finish after lunchtime 2 PM.

2 Nights / 3 Day Retreat costs:
A deposit of $200 is required to hold a space on the 2020 Summer 2 night Retreat. (See further below for how to register.)

Camping
Includes: All Yoga tuition, 2 nights camping plus all vegetarian meals.
Earlybird cost if paid in full by December 20: $640
Full fee due by January 17: $720

Share (Quad share, non ensuite)
Includes: All Yoga tuition, 2 nights share accommodation plus all vegetarian meals. Earlybird cost if paid in full by December 20: $720
Full fee due by January 17: $802

TWIN SHARE en-suite accommodation is available but very limited.
Costs: $843 Earlybird and $924 Full fee.

 

Retreat Schedule for the 5 day retreat

Arrive on Thursday for 4 PM start with group practice then dinner.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday AM meditation followed by asana classes in the AM & PM. Monday same as Sunday but will finish after lunchtime 2 PM.

4 Nights / 5 Day Retreat costs:
A deposit of $300 is required to hold a space 2019 Summer 4 night Retreat. See below for how to register.

Camping
Includes: All Yoga tuition, 4 nights camping plus all vegetarian meals.
Earlybird cost if paid in full by December 20: $1,265
Full fee due by January 17: $1,284

Share (Quad share, non ensuite)
Includes: All Yoga tuition, 4 nights camping plus all vegetarian meals.
Earlybird cost if paid in full by December 20: $1,405
Full fee due by January 17: $1,426

TWIN SHARE en-suite accommodation is available but very limited.
Costs: $1,645 Earlybird and $1,670 Full fee.

 


How to Register for either of these this events please complete the 2020 Summer Retreat Application Form and forward this together with your payment’s bank receipt to: office@yogacentre.com.au

Payments are via direct transfer, please email us for banking details.
Payments via credit card attract a 2.3% fee.

Please see terms and conditions if you need to withdraw/ cancel


Teacher Training Module & Retreat Schedule
A teacher training and professional development module will run in tandem with the retreat over the 5 days. More details for 2020 will be available soon.


Other information for those attending this event

* Please bring: Yoga Mat, strap, blocks, support for shoulder stand & any other specific props you use for practice.

* Participants can request the possibility of a ride share with others by emailing the Yoga Centre office.

* Quad share participants need to bring their own bath towel.

* Camping participants will need to supply own camping gear i.e: tent, camper van etc, linen etc. There is no powered sites, however everyone has 24 hr use of the dining hall & bathrooms close by.

* Govinda Valley is a retreat centre developed to facilitate and assist the health and healing of not only its guests, but also the community and environment, as such, it is requested that all guests strictly adhere to the following rules: no meat, fish or eggs, no smoking, no alcohol and no illegal drugs are permitted on the property.

* The retreat venue is located in Otford around an hour’s drive from Sydney, or 1 1/2 hours via train. Download map for directions to Govinda’s here

Spaces are limited, so it is advised to register early so accommodation can be reserved.