Virrierdale, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
Fitness Level: low to medium
The Amara Retreat is a private retreat facility with 44 acres of beautiful rolling grassland and native bush in the amazing Noosa Hinterland. Stunning 180 degree views to the north and across to Noosa. Amara is only 20 minutes from Maroochydore Airport, 10 minutes to Peregian Beach, 20 minutes to Noosa and 90 minutes from Brisbane.
The wonderful 6 bedroom Guest House caters for both twinshare and nonshare, with access to a bathroom from each room. There is a cosy lounge with a fireplace and a spacious verandah with views out to Noosa.
There are 2 cabins and 3 luxury glamping tents dotted around on the property and are also available to stay.
Susannah, the owner, see’s herself as the guardian of this piece of paradise. Her mission for the Amara is to facilitate knowledge for a sustainable future by inspiring human beings to re-ignite their love for life and nature.
The 100 sqm yoga studio is stunning with a calm and clear energy as one gazes out the clear glass windows to wonderful views across the paddocks and bush.
15 – 18 March 2021
2-5 and 2-7 September 2021
Virrierdale, Sunshine Coast Qld Australia
The Amara Retreat Centre
81 Litfin Rd, Vierrierdale, Queensland 4562
AUD $2100.00 NonShare
AUD $1695.00 TwinShare
AUD $1526.00 Concession – TwinShare only
AUD $1495.00 NonShare
AUD $ 990.00 TwinShare
AUD $ 895.00 Concession – TwinShare only
AUD $100.00 3 night
AUD $200.00 NonShare & 5 night
DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED at time of booking
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
Payments are non-refundable. However, if cancellation is received 1 month prior to the event, the payment (less a cancellation fee – 30% of total retreat value) will be held in credit for 12 months, to be used at a future Sunshine Yoga event. A replacement person will be accepted.
It is highly recommended you have travel insurance in case of any unforeseen circumstances that require you to cancel. Sunshine Yoga & Health can arrange the insurance as a complimentary service – approximate cost is $60.
This is an add-on service for additional nourishment and wellbeing. This year we are providing you with Thai Yoga Massage. The very lovely and experienced Dani will be providing 1-hour treatments. She is very passionate about this truly wonderful massage. Please advise me of your interest prior to the retreat. Private Health Insurance claims can be made. The cost is $90 per hour.
Sunshine Yoga & Health’s program is varied and interesting. We offer a more gentle and slow approach. Focus on conscious breathing flows through every moment of your session.
The subtle release work, moves tension and clears toxins from the body and mind. It is an integral part of my unique style. It is through this release work and slow yoga routines that allow the body to build sustained strength and energy and the mind to remain focussed and calm.
You are encouraged to work at your own pace and attune to your own body’s needs – which does change from moment by moment, day by day, week by week.
Free time, silence time and fun time create the perfect balance for this fulfilling weekend you are about to experience.
EXAMPLE OF 3ngt/4day RETREAT
2.00 to 3.00pm Registration, settle in to your room and have a cuppa
3.30 to 5.00pm Intro to yoga, breathing and meditation
8.30pm Meditation before bed. Silence until breakfast
7.00am Energisation exercises outside on grassed area and a walk to the dam
9.30am to 12.30pm Tension and tightness release exercises, pranayama, meditation and guided relaxation
Lunch & Free Time
3.30 to 5.30pm A flowing slow yoga routine with yoga nidra.
Then relax around the fire pit with a kombucha
8.00pm Meditation before bed
7.00am Tai Chi Warmups outside on grassed area
9.30am to 12.30pm Yoga and the Psoas Muscle, pranayama, guided meditation
Lunch & Free Time
3.00pm Afternoon Tea
3.30 to 5.30pm Qi Gong, chakra yoga session, guided relaxation
5.30 to 6.30pm Lyn’s surprise – something different
8.00pm Meditation before bed
7.00am Energisation exercises
Breakfast and Pack up
9.30 to 11.00am Flowing movement, yoga and breath, a guided relaxation and farewell circle.
11.30am A cuppa and a snack before heading off.
VIDEO – Amara Retreat Centre
The wonderful nutritionist and cook, Juanita Mooney, will be catering for us. She not only has experience with cooking at retreats, she has knowledge of the nutrition that the meals will be made up of. She is not a Vegan, or a Vegetarian or any other label but rather, just like me, we love good, tasty, nutritious food.
Juanita will be staying on site and will prep and cook all the meals in the kitchen at the Guest House. I am extremely excited to have her on-board to carry on the tradition of Sunshine Yoga & Health’s healthy menu.
MENU – EXAMPLE