Yoga Rejuvenation Retreat Anglesea with Shuddha Chittam
Healthy Mind Healthy Body
Anglesea Valley Lodge Wendsleydale
Friday 9th to Sunday 11th July
$320 per person
A retreat is the chance to leave daily responsibilities behind and experience the benefits that continuous daily practice and personal reflection bring. Taking time on a retreat is one of the most effective ways to start to grow your yoga and meditation practice.
Enjoy a daily Hatha yoga classes, Deep Relaxation Yoga Nidra, Yogic Philosophy and Meditation.
Join me for a weekend of yoga and rejuvenation at Anglesea Valley Lodge in Wensleydale (above Anglesea) from approx. 1.5 hours from Melbourne. You are invited to let go of daily pressures and come immerse yourself in nature, yoga and deep relaxation.
Learn the Yogic Cleansing Practice Jal Neti, to clear the sinuses, relieve allergies and colds, on Sunday morning. Neti pots will be for sale or bring your own. More information on this will be posted on FB
Yoga philosophy and lifestyle talks taken from the traditional Yogic Texts: Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Self Care goal setting with SWAN theory of the Satyananda Tradition.
Healing mantra fire ceremony on Saturday night.
Yoga classes will be focusing on the therapeutic and healing qualities of Asana.
Anglesea Valley Lodge is a spacious Camp site situated approx. 1.5 hours out of Melbourne and a 45min drive from Anglesea beach. It is fitted with a commercial kitchen, large dining area and a lounge to chill out and chat in free time. There is heating throughout to keep you warm in winter.
On one side of the property is forest and the other a peaceful vista of fields.
There will be free time on Saturday afternoon to car pool to the sea and perhaps enjoy an insightful conversation over a cappuccino! (It’s all about balance!)
The address is:
635 Wensleydale Station Rd, Wensleydale VIC
Carpooling is encouraged and a messenger group will be set up to arrange lifts etc. prior to the weekend.
Everyone will get a private room.
Some rooms have en-suites and will be arranged on a first in best dressed basis and couples getting preference for double beds.
Delicious multicultural vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals. Please let us know if you have other special dietary requirements.
Craft & Design Market
If you are a crafter, artist, make things please bring along for a mini market. Bring along a price list and cloth to display your items. Please bring some extra cash for purchases.
Places are limited. The investment is $320, which covers private accommodation, food, daily yoga, meditation, deep relaxation and all activities throughout the retreat.
Bookings are through Eventbrite.
Refund policy: $100 deposit in non refundable. The remaining fees can be refunded on application up to 6 weeks prior to the retreat. If there is a medical reason or emergency etc that you are unable to attend you may contact me.
If this retreat is cancelled due to Covid-19 you will receive a full refund.
What you can look forward to:
Arrival between 4-5pm
5pm Opening Ceremony
5.30-6.30pm Yoga class
8- 9pm Yoga Nidra and Meditation
Please observe the spiritual practice of Mouna, silence, between 10pm-7am
6-7am Silent Meditation (optional)
7-8.30 Morning Yoga and Pranayama
10.30-11 Talk on the benefits of Yoga according to the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Yoga Sutras
11-12 Group Kitchen Karma Yoga
1-3.30pm Free time, walk, read, rest, go to the beach!
4.15pm Yoga, Pranayama and Yoga Nidra
6.00 pm Dinner
7-8pm Havan Healing Mantra Fire Ceremony
8-8.30 pm Meditation
7-7.30 Jal Neti
7.30-8.30am Yoga Class
Free time to pack up and communal cleaning
11.30am Yoga Nidra
1-2 Yoga talk on SWAN sadhana- integrating Yoga into your daily life
2-3.30 Yin Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation
3.30pm Chai and closing ceremony
All sessions are optional.
What to bring:
Yoga Mat, cushion and warm shawl or blanket for relaxation
All bedding: pillow, sheets, doona (it may be cold) you are required to bring a base bed sheet even if you are bringing a sleeping bag due to Covid 19
Hot water bottle if you want to use one
Toiletries & towel
Comfortable warm clothing
Slippers or socks for inside
Journal/Notebook and pen
Earplugs if you are a light sleeper
Chai and herbal tea will be provided. If you prefer coffee please bring your own coffee and plunger etc. You will have access to the kitchen at any time.
Please also bring a plastic container in case we have leftovers, you can take some home.
Please bring a snack to share for communal tea time such as nuts/dried fruit/ home baked goodies. You could also bring a pack of your favourite herbal tea to share. Please avoid plastic packaging, care for the environment
Shuddha teaches Traditional Hatha Yoga, guiding students to witness the body, breath and thoughts, creating mindfulness through Yoga. She believes that mind and body healing can be experienced through the traditional Yoga postures, bestowing benefits to the practitioner by holding the poses and repetition. Shuddha also has an ardent interest in alignment in her classes and regularly attends Iyengar classes to deepen her experience of postural awareness.
Shuddha’s interest in spirituality started from a young age when she practised meditation with the desire to astrally project and see auras… unfortunately she didn’t succeed at that time! She has travelled to India 8 times and has attended various courses in the Tantric traditional practices of Chakra Shuddhi, Prana Vidya, Tattwa Shuddhi, Puja, Havan and Yajnas.
Shuddha started practising Yoga when she was 14 years old at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in Perth. 9 years later she completed her first teacher training and started teaching in 2005. Shuddha has completed over 1900 hrs of Yoga teacher training and lived as a Yoga Monk (Sannyasin) at the Bihar School of Yoga from 2011-2013. She has her own daily practice of Yoga and Meditation and frequently attends Vipassana meditation silent retreats to deepen her practice. Meditation is one of the main passions in her life as it has helped her to gain greater insight into herself and the tools to help maintain emotional equilibrium through the ups and downs that life offers.
Shuddha is also a qualified Hypnotherapist, Theta Healer and Ayurvedic Consultant and Massage therapist.