July 28th Wednesday -Sunday August 1st
with Caroline Coggins
Come away and soak into country NSW- it is in a place of silence we begin to hear.
Sometimes from sorrow, for no reason,
you sing. For no reason, you accept
the way of being lost, cutting loose from
all else and electing a world
where you go where you want to.
Arbitrary, sound comes, a reminder
that a steady center is holding
all else. If you listen, that sound
will tell where it is, and you
can slide your way past trouble.
Certain twisted monsters
always bar the path – but that’s when
you get going best, glad to be
lost, learning how real it is
here on the earth, again and again.
Discovering that we have a centre ‘holding’ is a such a relief from the constant struggle. Making friends with the twisted monster- there is really no other way through. Retreating opens the door to remember, inhabiting the body/mind quietly and with a slow respect- we practice at having a ‘centre’., and playing with the twisted monsters. And then by no effort of our own- we find the sweet centre.
Galong is 3.5 hours from Sydney by car. There is also a train.
Accomodation is in single rooms with a shared bathroom.
Food is vegetarian.
Arrive before 4pm on Wednesday 28th.
Retreat finishes on Sunday 1st after lunch.
7-8 am meditation and breath
9-11am Asana class
4-6pm afternoon practice.
Some of the evenings will be a film or a philosopy discussion.
Deposit $200- Full payment June 30th
There are twenty spaces are available. You will need to bring your own yoga equipment.
To book a space firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you the link to book
November Summer Retreat
Lake Ainsworth, Lennox Head
Four day retreat Novemeber 5-8th (Friday -Monday)
with Caroline Coggins
Come away to the beautiful northern rivers, swim and stay nearby in a cabin if you wish, for a four day immersion.
with Caroline Coggins
Re-Lennox Head Yoga retreat November 2021
The retreat and intensive will again be held at the Lake Ainsworth Sport and Recreation Facility at Lennox Head with some accommodation available on site. At present we have secured four cabins, each accommodating four adults. We may be able to secure additional accommodation.
Details of the 4-day retreat are:
Friday 2-6pm: Asana class
Saturday 8-12pm Asana Class
2-6 pm Inversions. Yoga Philosophy.
Sunday/ Monday 8am to 12 noon: Pranayama and Asana class
The on-site accommodation has cooking and laundry facilities and there are lots of local cafes, restaurants and places to purchase food and essentials.
On Saturday, there will be a group lunch on site and on Sunday you will have the choice of watching a movie or making your own arrangements during the break.
The cost of the retreat (without accommodation) will be $685 which includes yoga, contribution to room hire and lunch on Saturday. A deposit of $200 is required by 31 July 2021 to secure your spot. Full payment will be due by 30 September 2021. Please make your deposit to:
BSB 062 245
Acc 1039 2190
This year we would like to deal with accommodation separately.
Accommodation for four people per cabin is available onsite. Four of these cabins cost $170 per night (ie $42.50 per person per night), and another four larger cabins cost $235 per night (ie.$58.75 per person per night). All have two single beds per room. If you already have a group with whom you would like to share a cabin please advise Helen as soon as possible which of these two choices you would like. Please note if you want a share a cabin with a particular group but have fewer than four people that you will need to meet the full cost of the cabin as the venue does not do pro rata.
Equally, if you want accommodation onsite please also contact Helen no later than 31 July 2021 so she can let the venue know. Helen will then facilitate full payment for accommodation for those staying on site. For those not staying on site please ensure to book early as the Lennox Head region can get busy at this time of year.
We will be in touch again soon with more information but if you have any questions in the meantime please don’t hesitate to come back to Helen or myself.
Registrations are open now until the retreat is at capacity (25 people)
About Caroline Coggins
Caroline has been teaching yoga around Australia and internationally for more than 35 years, including in the Northern Rivers. She is one of a group of senior Australian teachers to have studied Iyengar yoga under its founder, BKS Iyengar, and his daughter, Geeta and founded one of the original Iyengar yoga institutes under BKS auspicies. Caroline is the founder and director of the East Redfern Yoga Centre in Sydney, NSW. For more information about Caroline and her school visit www.yogacentre.com.au
If it is chariots or sandals,
I’ll take the sandals.
I like the high prow of the chariot,
The daredevil speed, the wind
A quick tune you can’t
But I want to go
A long way
And I want to follow
paths where wheels deadlock.
And I don’t want always
To be among gear and horses,
Blood, foam dust. I’d like
To wean myself from their strange allure.
The pilgrim sandals.
– Denise Levertov
View / download the PDF for more information about Lake Ainsworth Recreational Centre’s accommodation etc and how to get there HERE
How to Register
1. Please email the caroline.coggins to request banking details. All payments are via direct transfer for this event.
2.Please make sure you email a copy of your bank’s transaction, a screen shot from your phone is also fine. Please use the code len.2.21 on you transaction.
4. Once we receive all of the above we will block a space for you on the retreat. Please note that on-site accommodation is limited, so if you wish to book this option please ensure you register early.
Please see terms and conditions if you need to withdraw/ cancel.
* Please bring: Yoga Mat, strap, blocks, support for shoulder stand & any other specific props you use for practice.
* If you are staying in one of the cabins, please read the accommodation information link above for what to bring.
*Lake Ainsworth is located only 15 minutes drive from Ballina Airport, one hour from Coolangatta Airport, and about three hours from Brisbane. An airport pick up from Ballina can be arranged via request to: Helen Willoughby on 0439 023 389. For recommendations on accommodation, you can also contact Helen.