5 day Transformational September Retreat at Springbrook Q Sept 2024.


Original price was: $1,380.00.Current price is: $1,240.00. incl. GST


5 Day Transformational Retreat in the Tranquil Forest of Springbrook, Australia;  18th-22nd September 2024 

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Clear your Sept schedules and book some time for yourself; Rest, movement, nature, connection, grounding and nourishment. And transformation!

We’re offering a 5 day retreat next September at our beloved Theosophical Society Retreat centre,  Springbrook, with the option to come for our usual 3 day long weekend if spaces available.

Our 5 day transformational Retreat is incredible value at $1290. Pay in full or 3 installments of $430. Transformation is a big promise and will be experienced along with Yoga & meditation practises, soundbaths, nature time, laughter, tears, hugs, conversation, quiet time & journalling. You will work through transformational elements of The Real Me book (copy provided) with Sarah Mills, releasing Fire ceremony as well as Shamanic and Heartfull mediations, Reiki and Massage,

The process of withdrawing from daily activities, the powerful mountain location and amazing food are medicine in themselves.

Exciting! 5 day retreat will run from Wed 18th to Sunday 22nd September 2024 with 3 day option.

Call or text Sarah on 0468334636 with any Queries. Namaste 🙏


Welcome to CY Yoga and Meditation Retreat, September 2024.

We still have spaces for September, with our upcoming Feb 2025 retreat already booked out 🙂

  • 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’.  This will be our fifth Centenary Yoga 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 and retreat from the “busy busy” of everyday 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
  • Journalling workshop
  • The Real Me Book guide and workshop
  • Soundbath & shamanic healing sessions
  • fire ceremony to release the stuck and welcome the new
  • 30 min Massage/Reiki included in retreat payment, and option for extra paid massage $40 (30 min)/$60 (60 min).
  • 4 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
  • Chain of ponds to cool down and relax in gently flowing water
  • On site borrowing library
  • 5 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. Senior teacher Sarah Mills (YA  3752, 500H) will be leading the Retreat with the following amazing teachers holding the space for group sessions, individual work and healing:

  • David Mills
  • Nuria Gaudens
  • Swami Jasraj Puri
  • John Smith
  • Lucky Baena-Sussmilch
  • Danielle Smith
  • Dasha Bohmova
  • Sandhya V
  • Jade Lee

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


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 or double for couple) and one Queen room currently available. Each block has two shower rooms and 2 toilets.

Arrival & Departure time:

  • Arrive: 15:00 (3pm) Wed  18th September or anytime later,  a delicious home-made cake/goodies and tea / coffee will await you.
  • The retreat will conclude after brunch on Sunday 22nd Sept with a final restorative (relaxation) practise and a closing circle.

What to expect:


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.

Wednesday 18th Sept

  • 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. Drop in an out as you choose.
  • 6 – 7.00pm Enjoy a delicious Dinner
  • 7.30 – 8.45pm We’ll meet in the practise space for Welcome circle & Restorative Yoga & Meditation,  with John
  • 8,45pm Supper in dining room

Thursday, Friday, Saturday will follow variations on the following:

Time between sessions can be used to book massage/Reiki sessions, Free time, walking, resting, silence, individualised instruction (check in with a teacher), reading and time to chat with teachers and other participants. Remember, you are here to re-connect with a gentle pace, nature and yourself!

  • 6.30 – 7.00 am Meditation
  • 7.00 – 8.00am Free time, rest, Tea/coffee, toast & fruit. You may see pademelons  (little wallabies)!
  • 8.00 – 9.30am  Vinyasa Yoga  flow practise to bring you into your day
  • 9.30- 10.00am Free time, shower, walk, rest, individualised instruction time with  teacher
  • 10.00– 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 (one on TS property or Purlingbrook falls, a short walk from the venue) with views to horizon. Enjoy and relax, take a dip in the chain of ponds, take photos or simply sit and meditate & breathe here.
  • 1.00 – 3.00pm  Yoga philosophy, Shamanic meditation, journalling or The Real Me workshop
  • 4.00-5.00pm Gentle Yoga & pranayama Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Soundbath
  • 6.00 – 7.00pm Delicious Dinner and desert in the dining room or verandah
  • 7.30 – 8.45pm evening sessions include fire ceremony, Satsang, Meditation Chanting.

Sunday 22nd Sept

  • 6 –6.30 am Meditation with John
  • 6.30 – 7.30 am Begin your Sunday with David’s flow vinyasa class
  • 7.30- 8.30am Rest, free time, Tea/coffee, toast & fruit
  • 8.30 – 9.30 am Join Sarah or John for Hatha Yoga, MeditationPranayama 
  • 10.00 – 11.00 am Delicious Brunch and desert in dining room/verandah
  • 11.00 – 12.00pm Group photo, then 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.
  • 12.00 – 1.00pm Jasraj will lead you through a Yoga Nidra practise.
  • 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).


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.




All meals are provided by private cook Tahlene Louise of WonkyOm catering.

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 food requirements/preferences 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 breads, toast and spreads to enjoy anytime (toaster supplied)
  • Seasonal fruit to enjoy anytime

The following drinks are included:

  • Filtered Water
  • Coffee (Nespresso compatible 9-12 strength)
  • Hot chocolate
  • A variety of different teas
  • Dairy milk, Oat milk, Almond milk. Lac free dairy & 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

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 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
  • Reiki and Shamanic circle
  • Access to Retreat centre facilities including Library, laundry and grounds
  • Tall forests and wildlife sightings
  • Solstice fire ceremony
  • Evening Chanting & meditation sessions
  • Nature immersion walks to waterfalls, option to bathe in chain of ponds on grounds

 What’s not included

  • personal items


  • Participant exchange will be $1290 earlybird until  July 31st 2024 or sold out. Full price $1380 after August 1st 2024. I expect we will sell out before mid year, so book soon.
  • You can pay in full, right now,  with $50 discount $1240
  • 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.
  • or
  • Payment Plan: 3 x $430
    • BSB  014018
    • Account no 221729479
    • Please pay deposit of $430 today to hold your place and ensure full amount is paid before July 31st to maintain earlybird pricing.
    • Diarize payments in April and June as suits your income/pay cycle. Exciting!

Cancellation Policy 

  • NOTE: Full refund (minus Paypal fees if you use Paypal) will be offered if you need to cancel and another participant fills your place.
  • You also have the option of using your retreat funds to secure a place another CY Retreat.
  • Refund policy:
  • Prior to 16 weeks (June 21, 2024) before the Retreat, deposit and any other payment is fully refundable (minus Paypal fees if you use Paypal)
  • 8-16 weeks prior the Retreat, full retreat cost  minus $300  will be refunded.
  • If cancellation is within 8 weeks of the booked dates,  half retreat cost will be refunded.

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