MOUNTAIN RETREAT

Valhalla, Perisher Valley, NSW

22 - 25 April, 2022

Asana I Pranayama I Meditation 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 summer 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. 

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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) and meditation sessions; healthy and locally-sourced vegetarian meals and snacks, mountain hikes, nature walks, and much more.

5 POINTS OF YOGA

In the traditional Sivananda Yoga tradition, a yoga retreat must contain the following five points to allow participants to truly relax and recharge. These five points are built into the long - weekend retreat, and over the 4 days / 3 nights, will offer you a glimpse into the yogic lifestyle.

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PROPER EXERCISE - ASANA

Yoga exercises focus on the health of the spine, its strength and flexibility. By maintaining the spine’s flexibility and strength through exercise, blood circulation is increased and the body receives the proper supply of nutrients and oxygen. The exercises also have a positive effect on internal organs and the endocrine system.

PROPER BREATHING - PRANAYAMA

Yoga teaches us how to maximise lung capacity and how to control the breath. This increases vitality and mental clarity.

PROPER RELAXATION - SAVASANA

By learning how to deeply relax all the muscles of the body, you can thoroughly rejuvenate your nervous system and attain a deep sense of inner peace. Yoga teaches us how to achieve this state of complete relaxation.

PROPER DIET - VEGETARIAN FOOD

The Yogic diet is a vegetarian one, consisting of pure, simple, natural foods which are easily digested and promote health. The Yogic diet will help you attain a high standard of health, keen intellect and serenity of mind.

POSITIVE THINKING AND MEDITATION - VEDANTA AND DHYANA

We become what we think. Through methods of positive thinking you will learn how to entertain positive and creative thoughts which contribute to vibrant health and a peaceful, joyful mind. Meditation opens the door to intuitive knowledge and realms of eternal bliss. The mind becomes calm and steady.

HIGHLIGHTS

Check-in: 4:00 pm Friday, 22 April 

Check-out: 10:30 am Monday, 25 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:

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KRIYAS

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.

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FOOD

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 award-winning lodge chef. 

Absent from the menu are meat, fish, fowl and eggs (but there will be tea and coffee!). 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.

ACCOMMODATION

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 as twin-share 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 

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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!

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DHYANA & PRANAYAMA

Daily advanced dhyana and pranayama practices

Dhyana, a Sanskrit word meaning "contemplation and meditation," is the seventh limb of yoga in the Ashtanga yoga system, also known as the eight-limbed path. It is a meditation method that can help you to experience a deeper awareness of your consciousness and self-awareness. 

Pranayama is the ancient practice of controlling your breath. You will be taught to control the timing, duration, and frequency of every breath and hold.The goal of pranayama is to connect your body and mind. It also supplies your body with oxygen while removing toxins. This is meant to provide healing physiological benefits.

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ASANA

Asana 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, slowly moving towards some advanced postures depending on your individual needs. You will practice various variations and styles including Hatha yoga and Vinyasa Flow taught by Radhika.

PRANAYAMA

Pranayama practice includes various breathing exercises which are an integral part of Yoga. A disciplined Pranayama practice throughout the retreat will help you gain control over your breath and prepares you for both performing the yoga poses and relaxing the mind for meditation.

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MEDITATION

Meditation involves concentration and relaxation. Learn various techniques and styles with the help of our team, to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.

LOGISTICS

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:

https://g.page/valhallaperisher?share

Vaccination: All participants are required to be fully vaccinated with one of the approved COVID-19 vaccinations. Valhalla will require all guests to show their vaccination certificates at check-in - failure to do so will render you ineligible for participation in the retreat and any refunds. 

RETREAT COST

EARLY BIRD PRICE: $1099 per person (twin-share)

(available if you book and pay by 28 February)

$1199 per person (twin-share) 

This retreat is limited to 16 participants only. Please register early.

Please note that full terms and conditions apply. Refer to this link for details. 

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