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

An unmissable retreat: Winter Solstice, New Moon & Solar Eclipse align for 2020

The Winter Solstice of 2020 is a truly special event: a trinity of astronomical occurrences that will open the way for us to reach the universe within and find true healing and joyful expression for our souls. It all happens on Sunday 21 June 2020. There’s never been a better time for a retreat. This weekend marks the southern hemisphere’s Yule celebration, a time for acknowledging the mother energy in all of us and the process of birthing. It is a time to reflect on our relationships with mothers and as mothers, whether in the literal sense or figurative – you don’t have to be female to connect with the mother energy. When you birth an idea or career or project, you engage the creative mother archetype. We all have something to be grateful for. We all have something to heal.

Join yoga therapist Sarah Collin and author Kel Fox for a weekend of yule-inspired magic: the magic of finding the bliss in your heart with yoga and journalling to connect with the wisdom of your Higher Self and your inner mother.

There’s more: Sunday 21 June is also International Yoga Day! If you put just one weekend into your yoga practice in 2020, this weekend has to be it.

A complete package

The Yoga Journals Winter Solstice retreat is all-inclusive: accommodation, catering and all activities are included with your booking.

  • Accommodation at the gorgeous Anapana Ridge in Lesmurdie
  • Vegetarian catering featuring from-scratch homemade meals and wholefood baked goods from Strange Grains Gluten Free Bakery
  • Organic Valley Tea available throughout, including our custom blend “Awaken Your Heart Song” hibiscus chai
  • Welcome pack on arrival
  • Yoga to open your heart to the messages of Mother Earth and awaken your intuition
  • Meditation to connect you to your inner harmony
  • Writing for healing
  • Relaxation sessions using sound for deep rest and rejuvenation
  • Journalling to connect with and channel your Higher Self
  • Group meditation with planetary focus
  • Gratitude writing
  • Fire/candle ceremony

Please note that absolutely no experience or skill as a professional or creative writer is required; all you need to be able to do is sit and engage in handwritten exercises. This is a retreat for personal journalling only and is not in any way a literary event. At no point will you be required to share your writings. It will be a safe space for you to explore the process and joy that comes from journalling.

No yoga or meditation experience is required either. Sarah’s style of teaching caters to all levels, from beginners through to experienced practitioners, and to all levels of fitness and flexibility. However you are, right now, is how you need to be for this retreat!

Pricing & Registration

Early Bird Twin Share: $649 per person (save $50), closes 31 December 2019
Early Bird Single Room: $749 per person, closes 31 December 2019

Full Rate Twin Share: $699 per person, closes 27 March 2020
Full Rate Single Room: $799 per person, closes 27 March 2020

Yoga Equipment Hire: $35 per person for the weekend

Includes: two nights’ accommodation at Anapana Ridge in the Perth Hills (Friday 19 & Saturday 20 June), all meals including morning and afternoon tea from Friday dinner through to Sunday afternoon tea inclusive, all classes, workshops and activities, materials required for activities (notebooks, pens, candles etc) and a welcome pack.

We are releasing a limited number of single rooms but we may be able to add more depending on bookings. If you would prefer a single room but there is no option to book one online, please contact us regarding availability. If you are attending with a friend or partner, we will happily arrange room allocations so you can share. It is not necessary to register together in this case.

No yoga experience is required to attend this retreat, however you will need to provide your own yoga gear. If you are new to yoga and do not have the required equipment (mat, bolster, blanket, strap), it is available for hire.

A transferable, non-refundable deposit of 20% is required at the time of booking. Upon registration, please select whether you wish to pay in full or deposit now and balance by the due date (1 May 2020). If the balance is not paid by the due date, your spot will be released and your deposit forfeited. Please see the High Aspirations Payment Policy for further terms and conditions. Payment plans are available.

Fine Print

The activities listed on this page and in other promotions of this event are a reflection of the planned program, however it is subject to minor variations.

By registering to attend this retreat, you agree to the following:

  • Everyone on retreat is to treat each other with respect and courtesy.
  • The energetic work enabled by this program can sometimes bring up unexpected emotions. Please be willing to embrace this process should it be you, and be respectful of others’ space if they are going through their own process. Even if you are a practitioner, it is not appropriate to approach someone in that capacity, or to offer them treatment. Offer friendly support only if you are invited to do so. Treatments for payment or promotional favours are not permitted under any circumstances. If someone is struggling, a facilitator will ensure their needs are met.
  • Part of yogic philosophy is that of contributing and taking care of yourself and your own impact. As we are all sharing a space and the venue is not staffed throughout, you are asked to please clean up after yourself during the event, including washing your own dishes after meals and leaving your space in the yoga room tidy to prevent trip hazards.
  • Please understand that anyone not following these rules and any other reasonable requests made by the venue owners or event facilitators may be asked to leave the retreat without refund.

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.


Testimonials for Sarah’s past events:

“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 peace-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

The next Deep Retreat will run in 2020. Sign up to our newsletter (bottom of page) to stay up to date!

Deep relaxation. Deep reflection. Deep retreat.

The meditation deep retreat makes meditation accessible, allowing you to experience the profound meaning of meditation even if you can’t commit to a class and giving you tools to take into your daily life. Join Sarah in this sacred heart space and explore your connection to your soul.

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

 


 

Testimonials for Sarah’s past events:

“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 peace-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

Yoga & Writing Workshop

The next Yoga & Writing Workshop will run in 2020. Sign up to our newsletter (bottom of page) to stay up to date!


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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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.

Yoga Journals Retreat

An unmissable retreat: Winter Solstice, New Moon & Solar Eclipse align for 2020

The Winter Solstice of 2020 is a truly special event: a trinity of astronomical occurrences that will open the way for us to reach the universe within and find true healing and joyful expression for our souls. It all happens on Sunday 21 June 2020. There’s never been a better time for a retreat. This weekend marks the southern hemisphere’s Yule celebration, a time for acknowledging the mother energy in all of us and the process of birthing. It is a time to reflect on our relationships with mothers and as mothers, whether in the literal sense or figurative – you don’t have to be female to connect with the mother energy. When you birth an idea or career or project, you engage the creative mother archetype. We all have something to be grateful for. We all have something to heal.

Join yoga therapist Sarah Collin and author Kel Fox for a weekend of yule-inspired magic: the magic of finding the bliss in your heart with yoga and journalling to connect with the wisdom of your Higher Self and your inner mother.

There’s more: Sunday 21 June is also International Yoga Day! If you put just one weekend into your yoga practice in 2020, this weekend has to be it.

A complete package

The Yoga Journals Winter Solstice retreat is all-inclusive: accommodation, catering and all activities are included with your booking.

  • Accommodation at the gorgeous Anapana Ridge in Lesmurdie
  • Vegetarian catering featuring from-scratch homemade meals and wholefood baked goods from Strange Grains Gluten Free Bakery
  • Organic Valley Tea available throughout, including our custom blend “Awaken Your Heart Song” hibiscus chai
  • Welcome pack on arrival
  • Yoga to open your heart to the messages of Mother Earth and awaken your intuition
  • Meditation to connect you to your inner harmony
  • Writing for healing
  • Relaxation sessions using sound for deep rest and rejuvenation
  • Journalling to connect with and channel your Higher Self
  • Group meditation with planetary focus
  • Gratitude writing
  • Fire/candle ceremony

Please note that absolutely no experience or skill as a professional or creative writer is required; all you need to be able to do is sit and engage in handwritten exercises. This is a retreat for personal journalling only and is not in any way a literary event. At no point will you be required to share your writings. It will be a safe space for you to explore the process and joy that comes from journalling.

No yoga or meditation experience is required either. Sarah’s style of teaching caters to all levels, from beginners through to experienced practitioners, and to all levels of fitness and flexibility. However you are, right now, is how you need to be for this retreat!

Pricing & Registration

Early Bird Twin Share: $649 per person (save $50), closes 31 December 2019
Early Bird Single Room: $749 per person, closes 31 December 2019

Full Rate Twin Share: $699 per person, closes 27 March 2020
Full Rate Single Room: $799 per person, closes 27 March 2020

Yoga Equipment Hire: $35 per person for the weekend

Includes: two nights’ accommodation at Anapana Ridge in the Perth Hills (Friday 19 & Saturday 20 June), all meals including morning and afternoon tea from Friday dinner through to Sunday afternoon tea inclusive, all classes, workshops and activities, materials required for activities (notebooks, pens, candles etc) and a welcome pack.

We are releasing a limited number of single rooms but we may be able to add more depending on bookings. If you would prefer a single room but there is no option to book one online, please contact us regarding availability. If you are attending with a friend or partner, we will happily arrange room allocations so you can share. It is not necessary to register together in this case.

No yoga experience is required to attend this retreat, however you will need to provide your own yoga gear. If you are new to yoga and do not have the required equipment (mat, bolster, blanket, strap), it is available for hire.

A transferable, non-refundable deposit of 20% is required at the time of booking. Upon registration, please select whether you wish to pay in full or deposit now and balance by the due date (1 May 2020). If the balance is not paid by the due date, your spot will be released and your deposit forfeited. Please see the High Aspirations Payment Policy for further terms and conditions. Payment plans are available.

Fine Print

The activities listed on this page and in other promotions of this event are a reflection of the planned program, however it is subject to minor variations.

By registering to attend this retreat, you agree to the following:

  • Everyone on retreat is to treat each other with respect and courtesy.
  • The energetic work enabled by this program can sometimes bring up unexpected emotions. Please be willing to embrace this process should it be you, and be respectful of others’ space if they are going through their own process. Even if you are a practitioner, it is not appropriate to approach someone in that capacity, or to offer them treatment. Offer friendly support only if you are invited to do so. Treatments for payment or promotional favours are not permitted under any circumstances. If someone is struggling, a facilitator will ensure their needs are met.
  • Part of yogic philosophy is that of contributing and taking care of yourself and your own impact. As we are all sharing a space and the venue is not staffed throughout, you are asked to please clean up after yourself during the event, including washing your own dishes after meals and leaving your space in the yoga room tidy to prevent trip hazards.
  • Please understand that anyone not following these rules and any other reasonable requests made by the venue owners or event facilitators may be asked to leave the retreat without refund.
Dru Soul Spa

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.


Testimonials for Sarah’s past events:

“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 peace-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

Deep Retreat

The next Deep Retreat will run in 2020. Sign up to our newsletter (bottom of page) to stay up to date!

Deep relaxation. Deep reflection. Deep retreat.

The meditation deep retreat makes meditation accessible, allowing you to experience the profound meaning of meditation even if you can’t commit to a class and giving you tools to take into your daily life. Join Sarah in this sacred heart space and explore your connection to your soul.

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

 


 

Testimonials for Sarah’s past events:

“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 peace-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

Yoga & Writing Workshop

Yoga & Writing Workshop

The next Yoga & Writing Workshop will run in 2020. Sign up to our newsletter (bottom of page) to stay up to date!


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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What you need to bring

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.