Step away from the ordinary reality of your day to day life. Open your self to the quiet deep awareness of the natural world. Rekindle your wild spirit in the wild elements.
Yoga Earth Retreats combine active and contemplative yoga with re-earthing and deep ecology practices in nature to facilitate reconnection to the earth, the universe and soul.
My experience as a yogini, ecologist, conservationist, deep ecologist, activist, facilitator, director, celebrant, mother, grandmother, writer, walker and wanderer means that my retreats are unique journeys.
MYSTERY BAY YOGA EARTH RETREAT
Enter into the mystery of nature and spirit
A weekend retreat a world away
Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd September 2019
Starts 6.30 pm Friday and finishes 2.30 pm Sunday
Location and venue
Located just north of Mystery Bay village and 10 km south of the coastal town of Narooma, it’s only a three hour drive from Canberra and five hours south of Sydney.
This is truly a retreat far from the madding crowd. The retreat is based at Corunna Farm, a beautiful secluded private property adjoining Corunna Lake and Eurobodalla National Park. This stunning coastal location is surrounded by beaches and headlands, and is in the lee of Gulaga, the local Aboriginal Yuin people’s Mother Mountain. This is a very special yoga spirit earth retreat place.
The venue is a purpose built yoga retreat centre, with a variety of beautiful yurt style buildings, a free-standing light-filled yoga studio yurt, a function centre and a big main house for our exclusive use. The property also includes twelve individual yurt cabins, large communal dining room and lounge room, and fantastic verandah with views to the lake.
Yoga Earth Immersion
Escape from the busyness of your daily commitments and immerse yourself in nature and yoga. The weekend includes a variety of practices to facilitate spirit earth immersion:
- morning sunrise hatha flow yoga
- afternoon quiet still yin yoga
- free form flow and creative movement
- guided and silent meditations
- poetry and song
- nature-spirit connection rituals
- re-earthing and deep ecology practices
- silent walks in nature
- earth yoga discussions
- free time to explore the beach or just chill
- delicious fresh healthy food all weekend
- two nights’ accommodation
Yoga is a dance, a play, between body, nature, breath and spirit, earth and sky. Practising yoga in nature takes us deeper into connection with the wild elements of earth, water, sky, air, sun and ether. We connect our energetic bodies to the elements through connection with prana or chi, the universal life force vital energy.
The retreat includes deep ecology and re-earthing activities in nature to facilitate an experiential reconnection to the earth, the elements, spirit, soul and self. Deep ecology is a philosophy of nature that emphasises our connection to and interdependence with the earth, that we are part of the earth and not separate from it, that we are one with and of the earth, made of the very stuff as the trees, the rivers and the whole cosmos. This view aligns with the yogic philosophy that we are one with and interconnected with all creation and the divine universe.
Fresh local food
Six healthy gourmet meals focusing on use of fresh local produce are provided over the weekend – breakfast, lunch and dinner. Teas and coffee available at any time. We cater for all diets including vegan and gluten free. Past participants have rated the delicious food as one of the highlights of the retreats. Along with the sunrise yoga.
MYSTERY BAY RETREAT ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS AND COSTS
Choose from a variety of all inclusive accommodation options ranging in price from $450 to $750.
Penthouse suite in main house – with king bed and ensuite bathroom and spectacular views over the property (one available)
- single person – $750
- couple share per person – $600
Private room in main house – queen bed and share bathroom with one other room (four available)
- single person – $690
- couple share per person – $550
Private yurt cabin with ensuite – king or double bed (five available)
- single person – $690
- couple share per person – $550
Private yurt cabin with shared shower block – double bed and single bed in same room (three available)
- single person – $590
- twin share with friend per person – $500
Private rustic yurt cabin – double bed but with no power and sited further from shower block – BYO sheets, sleeping bag, doona, pillows (four available)
- single person – $490
- twin share with friend per person – $450
Camping – BYO tent and all gear
- single person – $450
ONLINE BOOKING FORM
Radiant Sun Yoga Earth Retreat Booking Form – September 2019
Please complete our registration form and then pay via our online shop or direct credit using the details below
Book Now – Payment – Paypal or Direct deposit
– Direct deposit
Service One Alliance Bank BSB: 801 009
Account Number: 001046852
Account Name: Catherine Spence POTTER
Please ensure your name is in the reference section and send an email to advise me of your payment.
what people are saying about my retreats
The yoga retreat I enjoyed at Radiant Sun Yoga was a remarkable journey. Catherine takes the yoga experience well beyond the confines of the yoga mat to encompass the beach, the forest, the energy flows in nature, poetry and visualisation. There was also fine food, great hospitality and new friendships. I left there with an altered and more expansive appreciation of yoga and its power to transform.
The retreat opened my heart and my connection to myself, through deepening my connection to my practice, the natural environment and the yoga community. The highlights were practising yoga in nature, including while watching the sunrise, broadening my understanding of yoga philosophy, learning about a variety of different practices, and meeting new and wonderful people. Oh, and the food is not only nutritious but the best I’ve ever had on a retreat!
I just wanted to thank you so much for such an amazing weekend. When I returned back to “normality” I felt as though I’d had a really lengthy holiday, feeling so refreshed, energised, centred and serene (which is a word that I don’t normally associate with myself!). Every part of the retreat more than satisfied what I just love to do! It was like every moment I was receiving the most amazing gift e.g. going not just on a bushwalk which is what I do all the time, but a silent bushwalk where I noticed so much! Not to mention watching the sun rise, kayaking (can you believe I had never done that before) and looking at the moon in a completely different “light” J One of the things I really noticed on the weekend was how easy it was to feel completely connected to nature. I am sure that was helped by your beautiful, earthy and natural place with its gorgeous birdlife that I could have watched and listened to all weekend. Being surrounded by the ocean was an amazing bonus not to mention the weather which I am sure you didn’t have anything to do with J The yoga, readings and delicious meals were all fantastic too. Could you please thank your daughter for preparing such wholesome and nutritious food. And another big thank you to you too Catherine for making it so special and such a memorable time.
The retreat was amazing, energising, uplifting and nourishing.
This retreat was such a wonderful way to relax, recharge and delve deeper into the practice of yoga. Our morning sunrise was so beautiful – particularly watching the whales. Catherine is so nurturing, dedicated, warm hearted and humorous – it was a great pleasure to work with her, and I hope to drop into the yoga shed for practice with her again.
I had a really wonderful time at the Radiant Sun Yoga retreat. I feel that the retreat opened my heart and my connection to myself, through deepening my connection to my practice, the natural environment and the yoga community. The highlights of the weekend were practicing yoga in the natural environment, including while watching the sunrise, broadening my understanding of yoga philosophy, learning about a variety of different practices and meeting new and wonderful people. The weekend was a deeply healing experience and I highly recommend the retreat to anyone, whether you are just discovering yoga or have been practicing for a long time.
The retreat expanded my own practice by doing things outside my usual practice. I really enjoyed the restorative yoga – it was a great reminder to bring more balance by bringing the feminine energy to my mostly masculine practice. My main take-home was to remember that lying on a bolster can be just as powerful and beneficial as doing five rounds of sun salutations. I have bought a bolster, and am now incorporating a restorative practice at home once a week.
It was so good being able to add a more information to my yoga journey. I loved the walk and grounding practices – and I have been continuing with that mindfulness. I really appreciated having some one on one time with you to talk about my personal practice.
I was inspired by the amazing food and have been trying to bring some of those changes into my own diet.
Radiant Sun Yoga Earth Retreat at beautiful Broulee on the NSW south coast. A few days spent connecting with yourself, the earth and elements and nature. Energising yoga sessions in a tranquil yoga studio and outdoors. Silent bush and ocean walks re earthing with nature. Insightful teachings and guidance from Catherine Potter. Fabulous wholesome food prepared with love and energy. Time spent with wonderful people enjoying life at its best.
The Radiant Sun Yoga Retreat run by Catherine Potter was an overall positive experience, well organised and catering to the differing needs of the group. Well-balanced activities and free time, good accommodation and excellent fresh vegetarian food. Good company and good fun.
The Radiant Sun retreat was an unexpected delight in many ways. The yoga experience for a beginner was outstanding and it was enhanced by the community living and free time in a beautiful setting.
Thank you for an absolutely lovely weekend – it was an experience to treasure and reflect on for some time to come. And great to get in so much yoga in one weekend. I am still marvelling over the steam coming off the sea on that Sunday morning! And the moon that evening when we were driving home! A lot to savour.
The emphasis on spirituality. It’s exactly where I’m at (right now) in my yoga journey (like it could be any other way?). I love cosmic synchronicity – it really fries my noodle!
…melodies of nature … the rhythm of…. bush talk… landspeak…
YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE…