KRISHNA’S OTWAY RETREAT
26 - 28 Oct 2018 Bambra, Victoria, Australia
Immerse yourself in Yoga and Meditation amongst the beauty of the Otways Ranges!
Krishna’s Otway Retreat is a holistic retreat centre that has been dedicated to serving the Victorian community since 2000. As they have grown, we have remained true to their philosophy of providing a natural, pure and nourishing space for groups to practice and learn. They have become well known for our delicious vegan/vegetarian food, friendly service, and our unique location which provides easy access to both state forest and the Great Ocean Road.
Take time off for personal reflection or be inspired by interaction with like-minded people. Find your own rhythm with yoga classes, relaxation practices, meditation sessions and chanting. Immerse yourself in bush hikes or open country walks with spectacular views, writing, or reading. Spend time in the garden or find a spot in the surrounding native forest to meditate or just relax. Healthy vegetarian meals are provided throughout your stay, nourishing your body as you unwind from the busyness of daily life.
Leave feeling inspired, refreshed and equipped with new ways to bring balance into your heart and mind, and your home and work life.
Krishna’s Otway Retreat is situated on 200 acres of beautiful forest woodland. Their facilities include one main building with a dining room, shop, commercial kitchen, games room and yoga hall/conference room. Their two accommodation facilities are roomy and comfortable, with various sized bedrooms and communal and private bathrooms. In addition, the property offers a playground and a variety of outdoor spaces, including an organic garden and ahimsa dairy.
Krishna’s Otway Retreat provides three vegan/vegetarian meals a day for our guests with the emphasise on nutrition, wellbeing and flavor. Each menu is based upon wholesome foods which support a yoga lifestyle. They cater for a variety of tastes and cuisines. Their chefs source the produce from our organic market garden where possible.
All meals are prepared with the focus of optimising health, maximizing nutrient retention and harnessing the natural goodness in the food. The chefs are trained in the bhakti yoga tradition, and see the preparation of each meal as a form of meditation. There love and devotion can be tasted in every dish. Thus you will feel nourishment for your body, mind and soul with every mouthful! Naturally, they cater for all of your special dietary needs with a variety of menus, ie: gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, etc.
THE YOGA + MEDITATION
This retreat, which is suitable for all levels of ability, offers a great opportunity for you to immerse yourself in a yoga and mindfulness practice and explore how this then affects your whole being. For those who do not know Jacqui & Shimon, they have over 60 years of collective experience in teaching, studying and practicing Yoga. Shimon’s good humour will lift your spirit and Jacqui’s depth of Spiritual wisdom will leave you quiet within. They will both take your Yoga practice to the next level. Enjoy 4 yoga classes and 2 mindfulness sessions throughout the weekend.
- Enjoy the gardens: Krishna’s Otway Retreat is surrounded by of acres of garden and bushland. There are many rare natives, ferns and established trees that reflect the beauty of the Otway’s. Enjoy the abundance of bird life.
- FRI 26 from 5pm until
2pm SUN 28 OCT 2018:
- ALL PACKAGES INCLUDE:
- 2 nights accommodation
- All meals & snacks (Vegan / Vegetarian) from Friday dinner to Sunday afternoon tea
- Early morning Yoga sessions, Daytime mindfulness sessions
plus afternoon Asana, Pranayama & Meditations.
I arrived at the Hepburn Springs Retreat with a break in mind, a chance to relax, recharge, reconnect and ponder some of life's challenges. I returned recharged, clearer and energized and had a calmness after being carried by the warmth and care of Jacqui and Shimon. The immersion into the breadth of Yoga in a beautiful location provided a retreat that was awesome and wonderful. You are both knowledgable, experienced and inspiring teachers that accept a returning student like myself with no judgement. I will definitely attend more retreats. Thank you..