This years Joy of Being retreat builds on the glorious adventures and deeply nurturing qualities of the past two retreats at Dadirri. The program will be similar; gentle restorative yoga, teaching on an earth-centered theme in keeping with the beauty of the national park that surrounds us, nourishing food mostly from our organic garden, an exciting art workshop with Stuart, and opportunities to explore the beaches and bushland tracks here at Mullimburra Point.
Our guest presenter is a wonderful Australian woman who now leads spiritual tours in France, indulging her passionate interest in the Divine Feminine. Wendy Batchelor was one of my teachers when I studied with IYTA to become a yoga teacher. She gave me the most compassionate feedback on my essays, so I felt a warm connection with her even before we met. Now this year Wendy and I will work together in France for a week or so, making essences in some very special places, where the Feminine has been honoured in the landscape for many thousands of years. Wendy has travelled to sacred places throughout Europe and Australia, and has a special affinity for wells and pools. When she was here at Dadirri in February she delighted in the energy lines she could feel in some of my special places, and distinguished them as masculine and feminine energy, like the Michael and Mary lines in Europe.
Yoga will be gentle, slow and often passive, using bolsters and blankets to support the body in healing and soothing postures. No previous experience is need! We will meditate in the landscape, finding our own personal connection with the elements or places that draw us.
In his exuberant way Stuart will find the artist in everyone, providing experiences that release our inner joy and creativity, using simple materials in a completely non-threatening manner. Prepare to be delighted!
Accommodation is casual camping, either indoor or outdoor. There are many soft places to sleep indoors, just bring your sleeping bag or bedding, or if you prefer try the timber tent amongst the casuarinas, or bring your tent. Last year one couple brought their caravan.
Food is always a feature, vegetarian, wholesome, organic and homegrown!
To find out more or register your interest please email firstname.lastname@example.org