Pressing the ‘PAUSE’ button, taking a break away from the everyday, retreating to get some perspective, and time out to nourish body, mind and soul is a crucial part of a healthy, conscious life journey. I would love to invite you for a Yoga Spring Solstice Retreat here on the beautiful Central Coast, an hour north of Sydney, from Friday 22nd until Sunday 24th March 2019. The weekend will include the following:
- Six delicious, plant-based meals, organic and locally served wherever possible (starting with dinner on arrival Friday, ending with lunch on departure Sunday).
- Invigorating morning yoga vinyasa practices and pranayam.
- Restorative evening yin yoga practice.
- Yoga Nidra and meditation.
- Yoga Philosophy Workshop
- Ayurvedic, vegan cooking
- Silent meditative bush walk suitable for all levels
- Time for yourself to wander the beautifully crafted English gardens, breathe fresh air, be in nature, read a book in front of our fire place, sit still or jump high, connect with your fellow retreat participants or find a quiet nook to not do, but simply be.
- Autumn Equinox Moon Circle
About the food: Our meals are lovingly prepared using fresh organic ingredients mainly sourced from the local area. The menu is abundant, delicious and healthy. This is not a fast so you won’t go hungry, however we cut out meat, dairy foods, sugar, overly processed stuff and alcohol so your body will be lightly cleansing. Herbal teas and fruits are available throughout the retreat. By the end of the weekend, you will likely be feeling more energised, clear and nourished. You might also have some Ayurvedic recipe ideas for continuing a healthier, more nourished you at home.
Date: Friday 22nd 4pm to Sunday 24th March, 2pm 2019
Location: Sacred Garden Retreat, Central Coast – a cosy boutique home with 3 acres of stunning English inspired gardens ideal for relaxation and reflection, the perfect setting for creative inspiration, meditation and wildlife adventures, set convenient to shops and cafe, yet feeling completely out bush, at one with nature.
Spring Equinox Yoga Weekend 2018, Central Coast NSW
699$ pp for queen or single bed share with shared bathroom
799$ pp single room with shared bathroom
1,500$ (or 750$ pp) for two people sharing the queen ensuite room
EARLY BIRD TREAT: All bookings received by 30th December’18 will receive a complimentary Reiki session valued at 100$.
TO BOOK or for more questions please email Dini[at]SailingYogaFamily.com) to arrange the deposit payment of 30 percent. .
Can’t wait to have you on board! Namaste, Soul Love, Dini
About Dini, your facilitator and yoga teacher
(Most faithful readers will know me by now, but for the fellow friends who’ve just joined us recently, here is the spiel;) ) More pictures, including short sequences and weekly educational workshops also on
Travelling yogini. Free spirit. Avid sailor. Mother of three angels. Ayurvedic practitioner. Reiki Healer. Yin and vinyasa yoga teacher. Acro yoga lover. Experienced doula. Sustainability dudess. Lunatic dancer. Tarot card reader. Passionate writer… Dini is not one who lives life at halves. Her adventures have seen her live on a sailing boat cruising the Mediterranean with a baby and a toddler on board. Nowadays, closer to home, she is building an off-grid top sustainability home to use as a base between travels with her family in an eco-village an hour north of Sydney in Australia.
She has been practising Yoga and meditation, on and off the mat for almost 20 years. Dance and fitness teachings turned towards yoga many, many years ago. Her continuous meditation and studies of Ayurveda, work as Reiki healer and Doula, passion for wholesome nutrition and holistic approach to motherhood and life all influence her teachings.
Whilst many great teachers including Iyengar, Shiva Rae, Simon Borg-Oliver, Cam Storey, Clive Sheridan and Vipassana’s Goenka to name but a few have left traces and inspiration in Dini’s practice, her toughest teachers are her children and her eco-village. They play a transformational role in the journey of taking yoga beyond the mat and into a happier and healthier life. Old yoga scriptures are also a resource she often draws back upon.
Dini works without a pre-set schedule, but takes what there is and builds on it. One of the beauties of a yoga retreat is that it allows for spending more time on poses and areas that need particular attention. Dini doesn’t shy back to gently push her students’ boundaries while holding a safe space to fall back upon. The only ‘cannot’ is in the mind and once that is dropped, possibilities are endless.
Often pranayam, mudhras, bandhas and sometimes even kryas make their way into her classes and give students a whole new angle to approach movement, breath and life. Her subtle, Reiki and Thai massage influenced adjustments have created a name for themselves and can aid major shifts in body, mind and Soul.
Morning practices will be flowing through variations of and additions to Surya Namaskars with options to keep it basic, over medium to fully advanced yogis and teachers. Sessions and with pranayama to gain a deeper understanding of your own power to influence your breathe and through it the life force and energy in your body.
Evening practices will consist of diverse meditation techniques and restorative Yin Yoga whereby seated poses are held for several minutes, letting go of any muscular tensions and alignment issues. This allows the body to release traumas in different koshas, or layers, possibly stored for years or even decades. As the yin areas of the body like connective tissue, ligaments and bones are accessed in the serene stillness of a yin practice, we open our whole selves up to boundless opportunities.
Be prepared for more than a normal yoga holiday. Transformation and change are the only constants in life. Dini’s authenticity and aliveness, coupled with a great love and passion for passing on the teachings of yoga, has inspired many yogis and others around the world to also dare living the life that they dream of.
For future reference, Dini is currently developing her own teacher training, keen to share the love of 20 years of yoga on and off that mat. Stay tuned. ETA, late 2019!
PS Here’s what a few past retreat participants have had to say;)
An incredible journey, inside and out. On top of great yoga, Dini’s spirituality and healing touch have shoved all my worries away.
A perfect blend of spirituality, fun, warmth, challenges and real and deep relaxation.
Loved the balance of Vinyasa Flow in the morning and restorative Yin Yoga at night.
Thank you for being such a great inspiration!
Your aura makes the classes special for me.
Have loved the yoga all week and enjoyed all the extras: Full moon ceremony, chakra cleanse, trataka and learning from your vast knowledge on Ayurveda and Yoga philosophy. You are warm, generous and uplifting. I have totally enjoyed myself. I am not sure I would have got through the week without you. Not only through words, but your compassion in touch is so healing.
Thank you for sharing your amazing journey with everyone. ….you are like a breath of fresh air and absolute peace and calm in this frantic, but incredible world we all live in !
A true earth mother and beautiful soul.
Amazing attitude: Warm, friendly, accessible and available with a beautiful voice.
Phenomenal group of people and non-judgmental environment: Dini, every time you attract the best. (retreat repeater)