MT. PERISHER RETREAT
Valhalla, Perisher Valley, NSW
25 - 28 April, 2024
Asana I Pranayama I Meditation I Yoga Philosophy I Exploration
Join us for a yoga retreat spread over 3 night / 4 days during the Anzac Day long-weekend in Perisher Valley, NSW
Valhalla is a beautiful boutique lodge perched above the sleepy village of Perisher Valley in NSW, offering sweeping panoramic views across the mountains and the valley. It is positioned hillside in the heart of the Snowy Mountains within Kosciuszko National Park with its varying terrain, stunning beauty and abundant wildlife. The mountains, lakes and valleys full of wildflowers provide an ideal environment for our yoga retreat that will nourish your body, mind and soul.
Rest, Reset and Reconnect
Our long-weekend retreat offers a complete mind-body experience. It is an excellent opportunity for total relaxation and rejuvenation, and an occasion for reflection and introspection. The retreat will give you a glimpse into living a life full of health, happiness and well-being.
Included in the retreat are various styles of yoga asanas (postures), pranayamas (breathing exercises), yoga philosophy and meditation sessions; healthy and locally-sourced vegetarian meals and snacks, mountain hikes, nature walks, and much more.
Check-in: 4:00 pm Thursday, 25 April
Check-out: 12:00 noon Sunday, 28 April
Our mountain retreat takes places in Valhalla: a private, boutique alpine lodge nestled within the spectacular Kosciuszko National Park, the largest National Park in NSW, that is listed as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and is internationally recognised for its significant natural heritage. We will spend three nights / four days in a spectacular hilltop setting where you can breath in the fresh mountain air and recharge in the serenity and vast alpine landscapes. Highlights of the retreat will include:
ASANA, PRANAYAMA, MEDITATION
Asana & Pranayama practice is considered important by yogis because it helps to keep the physical body healthy, increase discipline and concentration.
During the retreat, we take you through the basics of the asanas & various pranayamas, slowly moving towards some advanced postures & breathing exercises depending on your individual needs.
You will practice various variations and styles including Hatha yoga and Vinyasa Flow taught by Radhika.
There will also be different kinds of Meditation sessions covering various techniques to improve concentration, to help you relax, and, to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.
Should you wish to learn more about why & how yoga came about, you will also have the opportunity to tune in to insightful yoga philosophy lectures & discussions that will be conducted during the retreat.
Kriyas are a way to cleanse the physical body. These processes cleanse and activate the vital organs of the body, especially the digestive, respiratory, circulatory and the nervous systems. We will help you to learn and master few of these techniques that you can bring back home to practice on your own, for a healthier you.
Meals and snacks are included in the retreat. Just as you will find in any yoga ashram, you will be served two nutritious and delicious vegetarian meals (over brunch and dinner) and a light afternoon snack, freshly-prepared on site by our lodge chef.
Absent from the menu are meat, fish, fowl and eggs, tea and coffee (we will try to keep you off caffeine!). This ensures the food is suitable for a mindful yoga practice and encourages a calmer and clearer personality.
We request that you do not smoke or consume alcohol during the retreat.
However, you are free to source meals and food from outside the lodge and those provided during the retreat.
Valhalla is a charming alpine lodge offering a warm, friendly ambience, spacious, inviting common areas, and rooms that fuse seamlessly into the natural surrounds.
Accommodation will be offered in contemporary yet classic mountain lodge style guest rooms. Each room has a private ensuite with bedding configuration that can be either 1 x king bed or 2 x twin beds. Linen and towels are provided along with Snowy Mountains Soap and Shampoo. There is a daily tidy-up of rooms.
There are also:
Spacious lounge featuring stunning floor to ceiling panoramic views across Perisher Valley - this will be our 'yoga-shala' where we will conduct yoga classes
Central heating and opening windows - in both common areas and individual heating controls in each room
Dining room overlooking perisher resort and valley
Common room with panoramic views looking across mountains and perisher valley
Large outdoor deck with tables overlooking stunning yet serene scenery
MOUNTAIN HIKES & NATURE WALKS
We will go on light to medium grade mountain hikes and bush walks that are spread throughout the Kosciuszko National Park. There are numerous walks, hikes, nature trails, ranging from 2.5 kms. - 18 kms. that will get you to the top of Mt. Kosciuszko. We will be doing silent hikes and walks ranging between 3 - 6 kms.
The alpine and sub-alpine areas of Kosciuszko National Park have plant species that are found nowhere else in the world. Kosciuszko is also home to many native animals including kangaroos, emus and the rare mountain pygmy possum and corroboree frog - you may see them during our walks or even just outside our lodge during twilight hours!
Address for Valhalla Perisher is 31 Candle Heath Road, Perisher Valley NSW 2624
Note: Valhalla is located within the Kosciuszko National Park. Park entry and overnight fees are applicable to all park visitors and are not included in the retreat cost - these must be paid directly when driving into the National Park. For details, please visit: https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/kosciuszko-national-park/visitor-info
Google Map link to the property:
OUR PREVIOUS RETREATS
We have been running yoga retreats nationally and internationally for over 5 years now, and we have a relentless commitment to ensuring you have a joyful and transformative time with us.
Click the links below to read what some of our retreat participants have to say about their experience, and to see photos from some of our previous retreats.
'Bring-a-friend' price: $1299 per person (twin-share) or $1749 (single-room)
(price valid only when 2 x bookings are made together at the same time & you book and pay by 28 February)
Standard price: $1399 per person (twin-share) or $1849 (single-room)
This retreat is limited to 16 participants only. Please register early.