Retreats to Refresh, Revitalise and Nourish your Body, Mind, Heart & Soul

Sarah runs a number of retreats and events each year. The most popular of these currently is the Autumn Retreat, held in the South West of WA just 5 kms out of Margaret River at Glenbrook Country Retreat.

2018 dates:

Autumn Retreat – Friday 25 May to Sunday 27 May

NEW Brain Wellness Experience – Friday 9 November to  Sunday 11 November

 

About the Autumn Retreat

The Autumn Retreat has a more meditative focus as we begin to journey inward taking a sacred journey into the heart. It is open to men and women. The retreat is ideal for couples wanting to take time out together and reconnect with their hearts.

The retreat is fully catered for with shared accommodation.  There are only 12 places available to ensure your comfort:  10 twin share and 2 single rooms.

The Autumn Retreat includes a silent component. Silence is a wonderful tool and the retreat is a supportive environment to experience it as a technique. However, if you feel silence will be unsuitable for you, please consider the Spring Retreat offering instead.

PRICING (all inclusive of meals, accommodation and activities; booking fees apply if using Paypal):

1st Round Early Bird (until Feb 28): $465 per person for twin share, $495 for single room option

2nd Round Early Bird (until March 29): $489 twin share, $520 single room

Full Pricing (from March 30): $515 twin share, $546 single room

Catering covers all meals, including morning and afternoon tea. Experience absolutely delicious vegetarian food lovingly prepared by Nirala from Nirala Naturally.

Bookings close on April 27, 2018. Payment plans are available; please contact High Aspirations for more information.

Activities on retreat may include some or all of the following:

  • Dru Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Walking in nature
  • Creative expression such as soulful art, or even juicy journalling!
  • Reflection
  • Information sessions on topics such as healthy eating or reducing chemicals in your personal care and household products
  • Djembe drumming
  • Meaningful, enlightening films

 

Testimonials:

“This ‘emerging into spring’ retreat has brought me to a deeper place of peace within; will support changes and enable me to be more accepting and more pease-filled.”  Valerie Frearson Lane

“Sarah Collin’s yoga weekend is a relaxing way to feel nurtured, to feel inspired and good in the body.  It clears the  mind and opens the heart.  I go away with clarity and a deep sense of purpose.”  Judy Meagher

 

Refund Policy:

A full refund will be made if booking is cancelled six weeks prior to retreat.  After this time no refunds are available unless your place can be filled in which case you will receive 90% refund.  Your booking can be transferred to someone else but this arrangement will be between you and that person.

A mini retreat to revitalise and reconnect with your heart

The Soul Spa gives you time out to slow down with a beautifully balanced Dru Yoga class that will deeply soothe your nervous system and start to reverse the effects of too much stress. The class is followed by a nourishing morning tea taken at leisure. There is time to connect with other like-minded souls and share from the heart. The Spa finishes with breathing techniques to re-balance you and meditation to take you deep within, leaving you feeling refreshed and ready to move forward.

No previous yoga or meditation experience is necessary to enjoy these events.

The next Soul Spa is running on Sunday 20 May  from 9am to 12pm and will be held at our brand new yoga studio in Australind.  Go to Register to book your spot. This event likely to sell out so get in early to secure your place. All bookings on line.

Upcoming Soul Spas

Sunday 20 May 2018
Sunday 24 June 2018
Sunday 29 July 2018

Yoga & Writing Workshop

A celebration of Earth in Winter

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and surrender yourself to the influence of each.” — adapted from Henry David Thoreau

Sunday 8 July, 1pm – 4pm at the High Aspirations Studio

Release your creativity! If you’ve always wanted to explore journalling for personal experience or creative writing, but feel blocked or just don’t know where to start, this workshop is for you. Yoga will help you release fears or beliefs holding you back, and tools will be given to help you dive into writing as a fun, creative form of self-expression. Co-facilitated by Sarah and Kel.

The workshop will be themed around reverence for the Earth, and we will be writing to honour and celebrate the living blue planet we call home.

Light afternoon tea provided. Bookings are essential and can be made online under “Register”.

 

Testimonials for Yoga & Writing Workshops

“Thank you so much for your inspiration to combine Dru Yoga and Creative Writing. The environment was very conducive to immersing myself completely in the process – the yoga provided the means to ‘go within; to find my creativity; and to stay connected to it’; the conversation about the creative writing process was supportive, informative and encouraging. I am delighted with my creative results from the workshop and feel encouraged to ‘do more writing’. :-)” – V

“Thank you for giving me a safe space to explore my creative writing. Most of my life I have written a lot of letters and stories in my head and just did not know how to translate them onto paper, not being a good speller and becoming anxious writing in the company of others has put a block on me coming out of myself. Being in lovely company of the group I was able to see things in a different light and many ways of starting writing.” – M

“…Sarah and Kel skillfully nudged us onto the creative and spiritual side of things and managed to offer us a balanced and nurturing three hours of opening Yoga sequences, creative writing sessions and relaxation. Overall I can say that I thoroughly enjoyed this quiet afternoon with like-minded Yogis and, yes, looking forward to the next Yoga and Writing workshop!” – I

 

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On retreat please bring:

  • Yoga mat
  • Meditation cushion or stool if you have one
  • Water bottle – very important to keep hydrated
  • Throw rug to keep warm during Yoga Nidra (relaxation session)
  • Personal toiletries and bath towel
  • Your own pillow if preferred (all bedding and linen is supplied)
  • Walking shoes
  • Raincoat/sunhat/fly net depending on season
  • Torch
  • Alarm clock (there are no wake up calls)
  • Journal or notebook; pens, pencils
  • Any cushioning or bolsters you need to be comfortable when lying down – bring whatever you need
  • Magazine, book or whatever you may like to do in free time

Dru Soul Spa
Our Australind studio is fully equipped, so please bring:

  • Water bottle to keep hydrated
  • If you prefer, your own mat, meditation cushion/stool, or anything else you require to be comfortable
  • Alternatively, a towel to place over the studio mat is nice

Register Now!

You can register to one of our retreats from the buttons below.
Please make sure you have an account before you continue.
If you don’t have an account please create one here.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAYMENT PLANS:

To take up an advertised plan, register as normal and instead of paying the full price, pay the advertised increment via netbank. You will then receive an invoice for the remaining payments. You can still sign up less than eight weeks out if you can make up missed payments when you sign up. Please email sarah@highaspirations.com.au if you have further questions about payment plans.

PayPal is not available for payment plans.

For pricing and increment prices, please go to the “Retreats” tab on the left.

Retreats

Sarah runs a number of retreats and events each year. The most popular of these currently is the Autumn Retreat, held in the South West of WA just 5 kms out of Margaret River at Glenbrook Country Retreat.

2018 dates:

Autumn Retreat – Friday 25 May to Sunday 27 May

NEW Brain Wellness Experience – Friday 9 November to  Sunday 11 November

 

About the Autumn Retreat

The Autumn Retreat has a more meditative focus as we begin to journey inward taking a sacred journey into the heart. It is open to men and women. The retreat is ideal for couples wanting to take time out together and reconnect with their hearts.

The retreat is fully catered for with shared accommodation.  There are only 12 places available to ensure your comfort:  10 twin share and 2 single rooms.

The Autumn Retreat includes a silent component. Silence is a wonderful tool and the retreat is a supportive environment to experience it as a technique. However, if you feel silence will be unsuitable for you, please consider the Spring Retreat offering instead.

PRICING (all inclusive of meals, accommodation and activities; booking fees apply if using Paypal):

1st Round Early Bird (until Feb 28): $465 per person for twin share, $495 for single room option

2nd Round Early Bird (until March 29): $489 twin share, $520 single room

Full Pricing (from March 30): $515 twin share, $546 single room

Catering covers all meals, including morning and afternoon tea. Experience absolutely delicious vegetarian food lovingly prepared by Nirala from Nirala Naturally.

Bookings close on April 27, 2018. Payment plans are available; please contact High Aspirations for more information.

Activities on retreat may include some or all of the following:

  • Dru Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Walking in nature
  • Creative expression such as soulful art, or even juicy journalling!
  • Reflection
  • Information sessions on topics such as healthy eating or reducing chemicals in your personal care and household products
  • Djembe drumming
  • Meaningful, enlightening films

 

Testimonials:

“This ‘emerging into spring’ retreat has brought me to a deeper place of peace within; will support changes and enable me to be more accepting and more pease-filled.”  Valerie Frearson Lane

“Sarah Collin’s yoga weekend is a relaxing way to feel nurtured, to feel inspired and good in the body.  It clears the  mind and opens the heart.  I go away with clarity and a deep sense of purpose.”  Judy Meagher

 

Refund Policy:

A full refund will be made if booking is cancelled six weeks prior to retreat.  After this time no refunds are available unless your place can be filled in which case you will receive 90% refund.  Your booking can be transferred to someone else but this arrangement will be between you and that person.

Dru Soul Spas

A mini retreat to revitalise and reconnect with your heart

The Soul Spa gives you time out to slow down with a beautifully balanced Dru Yoga class that will deeply soothe your nervous system and start to reverse the effects of too much stress. The class is followed by a nourishing morning tea taken at leisure. There is time to connect with other like-minded souls and share from the heart. The Spa finishes with breathing techniques to re-balance you and meditation to take you deep within, leaving you feeling refreshed and ready to move forward.

No previous yoga or meditation experience is necessary to enjoy these events.

The next Soul Spa is running on Sunday 20 May  from 9am to 12pm and will be held at our brand new yoga studio in Australind.  Go to Register to book your spot. This event likely to sell out so get in early to secure your place. All bookings on line.

Upcoming Soul Spas

Sunday 20 May 2018
Sunday 24 June 2018
Sunday 29 July 2018

Events

Yoga & Writing Workshop

A celebration of Earth in Winter

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and surrender yourself to the influence of each.” — adapted from Henry David Thoreau

Sunday 8 July, 1pm – 4pm at the High Aspirations Studio

Release your creativity! If you’ve always wanted to explore journalling for personal experience or creative writing, but feel blocked or just don’t know where to start, this workshop is for you. Yoga will help you release fears or beliefs holding you back, and tools will be given to help you dive into writing as a fun, creative form of self-expression. Co-facilitated by Sarah and Kel.

The workshop will be themed around reverence for the Earth, and we will be writing to honour and celebrate the living blue planet we call home.

Light afternoon tea provided. Bookings are essential and can be made online under “Register”.

 

Testimonials for Yoga & Writing Workshops

“Thank you so much for your inspiration to combine Dru Yoga and Creative Writing. The environment was very conducive to immersing myself completely in the process – the yoga provided the means to ‘go within; to find my creativity; and to stay connected to it’; the conversation about the creative writing process was supportive, informative and encouraging. I am delighted with my creative results from the workshop and feel encouraged to ‘do more writing’. :-)” – V

“Thank you for giving me a safe space to explore my creative writing. Most of my life I have written a lot of letters and stories in my head and just did not know how to translate them onto paper, not being a good speller and becoming anxious writing in the company of others has put a block on me coming out of myself. Being in lovely company of the group I was able to see things in a different light and many ways of starting writing.” – M

“…Sarah and Kel skillfully nudged us onto the creative and spiritual side of things and managed to offer us a balanced and nurturing three hours of opening Yoga sequences, creative writing sessions and relaxation. Overall I can say that I thoroughly enjoyed this quiet afternoon with like-minded Yogis and, yes, looking forward to the next Yoga and Writing workshop!” – I

 

Stay up to date by subscribing (click here!).

What you need to bring

On retreat please bring:

  • Yoga mat
  • Meditation cushion or stool if you have one
  • Water bottle – very important to keep hydrated
  • Throw rug to keep warm during Yoga Nidra (relaxation session)
  • Personal toiletries and bath towel
  • Your own pillow if preferred (all bedding and linen is supplied)
  • Walking shoes
  • Raincoat/sunhat/fly net depending on season
  • Torch
  • Alarm clock (there are no wake up calls)
  • Journal or notebook; pens, pencils
  • Any cushioning or bolsters you need to be comfortable when lying down – bring whatever you need
  • Magazine, book or whatever you may like to do in free time

Dru Soul Spa
Our Australind studio is fully equipped, so please bring:

  • Water bottle to keep hydrated
  • If you prefer, your own mat, meditation cushion/stool, or anything else you require to be comfortable
  • Alternatively, a towel to place over the studio mat is nice
Register

Register Now!

You can register to one of our retreats from the buttons below.
Please make sure you have an account before you continue.
If you don’t have an account please create one here.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAYMENT PLANS:

To take up an advertised plan, register as normal and instead of paying the full price, pay the advertised increment via netbank. You will then receive an invoice for the remaining payments. You can still sign up less than eight weeks out if you can make up missed payments when you sign up. Please email sarah@highaspirations.com.au if you have further questions about payment plans.

PayPal is not available for payment plans.

For pricing and increment prices, please go to the “Retreats” tab on the left.