2024 June 14th – 16th, 3 day Winter Retreat, Springbrook Q

Hello Winter Retreat! We’re very excited about hosting our first Winter on the Mountain.

We’ve been lucky enough to secure a third Retreat in 2024 at the Theosophical Society Retreat Centre in beautiful Springbrook. Centre prices have increase but still amazing value at $690 earlybird price until May 31st or sold out. … Continue reading >2024 June 14th – 16th, 3 day Winter Retreat, Springbrook Q

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Hello Winter Retreat! We’re very excited about hosting our first Winter on the Mountain.

We’ve been lucky enough to secure a third Retreat in 2024 at the Theosophical Society Retreat Centre in beautiful Springbrook. Centre prices have increase but still amazing value at $690 earlybird price until May 31st or sold out.

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Hello Winter Retreat! We’re very excited about hosting our first Winter on the Mountain.

We’ve been lucky enough to secure a third Retreat in 2024 at the Theosophical Society Retreat Centre in beautiful Springbrook. Centre prices have increase but still amazing value at $690 earlybird price until May 31st or sold out.

3 Day Weekend Yoga Retreat in the Tranquil Forest of Springbrook, Australia; June 14-16th, 2024

Theosophical Society Retreat centre, 2184 Springbrook Road, Springbrook, Queensland, Australia.

‘Dear Sarah, David, Tahlene (chef) and all the Centenary Yoga crew, thanks for an amazing weekend. Sheer Bliss in every way.’   (DA, participant 2022 and 2023). 

Call or text Sarah on 0468334636 with any Q .

OVERVIEW

Welcome to CY Yoga and Meditation Retreat, June 2024. Our 2022 and 2023 retreats were sold out. We’re looking forward to another wonderful experience so book in soon! If you’re new to Centenary Yoga retreats, feel free to call with any Questions!

Take this opportunity to Escape Busy Brissy or Go-Go Gold Coast into the tranquil forest of Springbrook (Gold Coast Hinterland) for a weekend of tranquility, Yoga, nature, meditation and wonderful food.

Allow yourself to be nurtured & taken care of with amazing food, the silence and beauty of nature a  beautiful group of like-minded people.

Yes, there is a full program of Yoga, healing and meditation: choose your level of engagement. We’ve developed a busy winter program so you are able to drop in and out of sessions and take what you need from the program: you can:

  • participate in all scheduled activities,
  • simply give yourself some well-deserved space, silence, and “me-time,”
  • completely Rest and participate in a few activities & eat very well, or
  • any combination which suits your definition of ‘Retreat’.

Switch off your devices

Step away from the busy-ness of life

Melt into the simplicity of simply Being – with your body and your breath, nature and other beautiful people.

Re-discover a deep connection to your body, your heart and nature

Be nourished by a private cook who will absolutely spoil you

Be surrounded by beautiful, tranquil surrounds to retreat into; including a towering waterfall with views to the horizon

Practise as much or as little Yoga as you like, enjoy beautiful vegetarian food, indulge in a massage, come into your quiet and allow yourself to gently unwind. Turn off your devices and step away from caring for everyone else, for some much needed ‘me time’.  Centenary Yoga will be hosting our fifth retreat for our community and friends in a beautiful, natural space which is already very familiar to many of you. We’ve planned this weekend to be a  respite from the “busy” of life – to reset and to calm your busy mind and sink into practise and silence in beautiful Springbrook National Park. It really is a gift in today’s crazy world.

Highlights & inclusions:

  • Daily Yoga classes
  • Meditation instruction and practice daily
  • Restorative and Yin Yoga sessions
  • Yoga philosophy workshop
  • fire ceremony to release the stuck and welcome the new
  • 30 min Massage
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • All meals and snacks, coffee and teas, fresh juices
  • Outdoor seating space to absorb the sounds and sights of the world-heritage listed Springbrook National park
  • Stunning waterfall with views to the horizon
  • On site borrowing library
  • 3 days with instruction
  • As much time as you need to unwind, rest and enjoy
  • Group size: Maximum of 25 participants

Your teachers:

Our Centenary Yoga teachers will all be attending to guide you through a variety of practises.

Meet each of your teachers in the about us section of our website

Skill levels

All skill levels and interests will be catered for:

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

  Accommodation

Check-in Time:

15:00 Friday 14th June or anytime later,

Check-out Time:

14:00 Sunday 16th June

The accommodation is very clean, simple, and minimalist in the Zen tradition. It is not fancy or luxurious, but instead clean and functional – all that you need, to focus on the deeper work.

Each accomodation unit is a small bedroom with a single bed, a personal handbasin with hot and cold water, reading lamp, pillow, electric blanket, doona and spare blanket, a collapsible table with chair, clothes hanging rail, small set of drawers and wooden bench for luggage. Additionally, there is one double room (two single beds) and one Queen room currently available.

Arrival & Departure time:

  • Friday  3:00 pm (a delicious home-made cake/goodies and tea / coffee will await you).
  • The retreat will conclude after brunch on Sunday with a final restorative (relaxation) practise and a closing circle.

What to expect: Our Programme is similar to our previous retreats, if you have attended before.

 Program

Come together with a beautiful group of like-minded people and choose your level of engagement.  You can participate in as many or few of scheduled activities as you like, and simply give yourself some well-deserved space, silence, and “me-time” for a personal as well as group experience which suits your definition of Retreat.

Remember, all sessions are optional, attend those which interest you. Feel free to rest, read, wander the beautiful surrounds and eat! The programme below is a guide and some changes may occur in situ.

Friday 14th June

  • 3pm onwards,Participants arrive, greeting and shown to your rooms. Tea/ coffee and freshly baked cake await your arrival.
  • 4– 5.30pm David will provide Gentle Yoga and Pranayama practise to settle into the Retreat space.
  • 6 – 7.00pm Enjoy a delicious Dinner
  • 7.15 – 8.15pm We’ll meet in the practise space for Welcome circle (all teachers) & Meditation,  with John
  • 8.30-9.00pm  Nuria/Dasha will host a  simple releasing fire ceremony under the stars

Saturday 15th June

  • Kitchen/dining is open from 5.30am for tea, coffee, toast and fruit, help yourself!
  • 6.30 am Meditation with Danielle
  • 7.30 – 8.30 am For the early risers, join Vinyasa Yoga with David. A more vigorous flow practise to bring you into your day
  • 9.00 – 10.00 am A 1 hour Yoga with Yoga Nidra practise with Sarah
  • 10 – 11.00 am Brunch. You have the option to enjoy each meal in the dining room or out on the verandah, overlooking the forest. You may see pademelons  (little wallabies)!
  • 11.30 – 12.30pm Group to walk to majestic waterfall and views to horizon. Enjoy and relax, take a dip in the chain of ponds, take photos or simply sit and meditate here
  • 1.30 – 3.00pm Swami Jasraj will present a workshop on Yoga philosophy
  • 3.30 – 5.00pm Take the opportunity to practise some beautiful Healing Yoga with Lucky and Nuria
  • 6 – 7.00pm Delicious Dinner and desert in the dining room or verandah
  • 7.30 – 9.00pm Jasraj  will run a session of Satsang, MeditationChanting

Sunday 16th June

    • Kitchen/dining is open from 5.30am for tea, coffee, toast and fruit, help yourself!
    • 6.30 am Meditation with Danielle
    • 7.30 – 8.30 am For the early risers, join Vinyasa Yoga with David. A more vigorous flow practise to bring you into your day
    • 9.00 – 10.00 am A 1 hour Yoga, pranayama with Yoga Nidra practise with Sarah
  • 10 – 11.00 am Delicious Brunchand desert in dining room/verandah
  • 11 – 12.30pm Free time, feel free to rest, read, take a Rainforest walk, talk and practise Yoga Asana with one of our teachers, talk Yoga Philosophy with our teachers.
  • 12.30 – 1.30pm Jasraj will lead you through a one hour Yoga Nidra practise. Lucky or Danielle will provide sound.
  • 1.30 – 2.00pm Closing Ceremony. We’ll close together and say our goodbyes and share personal reflections if called to do so. In the Hall or in the forest.
  • 2.00 – 3.00pm Packup & leave (welcome to stay after 3pm for personal reflection & relaxation as long as you have vacated your room)

 Location

One of the reasons guests return year after year is the location; to be surrounded by towering ancient trees and only the sounds of crickets and birds. The Mountain and old growth forest is such a powerful healer in a world where you are often disconnected from nature in your day-to-day lives. Pademelon wallabies are often spotted at dawn/dusk and sometimes during the day.

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 Food

All meals are provided by private cook Tahlene Louise of WonkyOm catering. Meals are prepared fresh, with love.

Please note that the venue is fully vegetarian. You may not bring any meat, fish or animal flesh products into the Retreat Centre. Dairy is fine and will be part of the menu.

Let us know if you have any dietary requirements and Tahlene will do her best to cater for you.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch & desert
  • Dinner& desert
  • Cakes and slices for afternoon tea
  • Variety of quality breads & spreads  to enjoy anytime (toaster supplied)
  • Seasonal fruit to enjoy anytime

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee (Nespresso compatible 9-12 strength)
  • Hot chocolate
  • A variety of different teas
  • Dairy milk, Oat milk, Almond milk & Soy milk to enjoy with tea/coffee
  • Fresh juices with some meals

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Whole food

 What’s included

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Bed linen and towels (bring extra towel for your massage in heated room)
  • All meals, snacksand drinks (WonkyOm catering can cater to dietary requirements)
  • Coffee machine coffee pods plus an array of teas, variety of milks.
  • Meditation instruction and practice daily
  • Yoga philosophy workshops
  • Daily yoga classes
  • 30 min massage
  • Access to Retreat centre facilities including Library, laundry and grounds

 What’s not included

  •  personal items & your yoga gear. Centenary Yoga will provide some Bolsters, blocks, straps and Yoga blankets for those who do not own them.

Pricing

Participant exchange is $690 earlybird until  May 31st or sold out. Full price $770 after May 31st. You can pay the full price via Paypal or Bank transfer (preferred!)

    • BSB  014018
    • Account no 221729479
    • Please book on the Centenary Yoga website Add your Name, and any instructions into the message field. Please ensure your best email is in your Order.
    • You can pay via two installments of $345.

Cancellation Policy 

  • Prior to 16 weeks (feb 14, 2024) before the Retreat, the cost is fully refundable (minus Paypal fees if you use Paypal)
  • 8-16 weeks prior the Retreat, full retreat cost  minus $200 will be refunded.
  • If cancellation is within 8 weeks of the booked dates,  half retreat cost will be refunded.
  • NOTE Full refund will be offered if another participant fills your place.

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