wellness & yoga retreat
LADY MUSGRAVE ISLAND
Immerse yourself into three days of wellness, yoga and mother nature on the Great Barrier Reef, surrounded by the turquoise blue waters of Lady Musgrave Island. This is an all-inclusive retreat.
Be guided by the skilled instructors, Katie and Amy from Happiness Yoga, leading restorative practices through movement and breath. These daily wellness activities will be sure to refuel your spirit with nature’s beauty in the water encountering the resident marine life and coral in the lagoon, then retreat to Lady Musgrave HQ for a good night’s sleep under the stars on your Queen glamping bed or next to the fishes in the underwater observatory.
Lead throughout the day and evening by an experienced, qualified teacher. Meditation, yoga and pilates sessions will be guided by the skilled instructors Katie & Amy from Happiness Yoga.
Begin the day by getting your energy flowing with a blend of meditation, yoga and pilates flow that will work the whole body! Incorporating a range of standing, back bending, twisting, core strengthening and seated poses, you will definitely enjoy your savasana at the end. Open to all levels, we have a variation available for every yogi from beginner to advanced.
Afternoon pilates flow and stretch, and restorative yoga sessions will be a relaxing blend of yoga and pilates suitable for all levels to release tension through the use of props and breath work. This session focuses on safe and effective exercises to stretch and balance the body. The session will move the mind and body into a place of peaceful reflection is completed with a guided relaxation.
When our nervous system is kept in a hyper active state and doesn’t get space to ‘switch off’ our balance is lost and both physical and psychological damage can happen. Using the medicine of movement and breath, Katie provides space to restore this balance.
Katie draws upon long meditation practice, yoga teaching experience, movingness training, and Ecstatic Dance experience, to provide a space that is sacred. In this sacred space participants have the opportunity to surrender that which is causing any imbalance and leave feeling restored, refreshed and enlivened.
The restorative practices led by Katie draws upon the wisdom of the elders and music with deep bass tribal beats, to provide participants with space to enter a dream-like state where letting go is easy. Every pose is invitational, you can’t get it wrong, and everything is welcome.
Journals are provided as part of your retreat for you to engage in a number of creative endeavours to reconnect to your inner self. There is complete freedom in whether you wish to take inspiration from the daily prompts or simply go inwards through words, visualisation and drawing opportunities.
A place of happiness and creativity, conducted amongst the beauty of Lady Musgrave Island. Create beautiful personal art pieces to take away and treasure while also building life-long friendships with your tribe of retreat participants.
Throughout the weekend there will be spaces where we breathe together to the beat of a medicine drum. Breathing is usually done via the autonomic nervous system without any consciousness. This breath is typically short, through the mouth or nose, and only uses about 10% of our lung capacity. Breathing with intention and attention connects us to the rest and digest part of our nervous system and to the feel good sensations that arise when connected to the vagus nerve.
We live in a fast, digitally based environment. We talk about environmental sustainability. What about a sustainable life, are you equipped personally to get through this year, next year and the year after. Conscious breath will help you. The breath connects body, mind and spirit. Breathing: profoundly, deeply, slowly, rhythmically to the beat of a drum will provide a tool to lead a sustainable life.
Depart Bundaberg to Lady Musgrave Island on luxury catamaran ‘Reef Empress’
Encounter nature through snorkelling, glass bottom boat tour and guided island walk
Lunch and connect and meet the team
Turtle tour or outer reef snorkel safari depending on season
Restorative yoga session
Three-course dinner prepared by onboard Chef
Meditation, Yoga & Pilates Flow sessions
Island time with creative connections, medicine drums, meditation and breathwork, art sessions, island dance and movement
Lunch on Lady Musgrave HQ
Snorkeling Lady Musgrave lagoon
Pilates flow and stretch session
Restorative yoga session
Dinner and dancing on Lady Musgrave HQ
Meditation, Yoga and Pilates Flow sessions
Island time with creative connections, medicine drums, meditation and breathwork, and cacao ceremony
Lunch and snorkel Lady Musgrave lagoon and swim with the resident marine life
Return to Bundaberg onboard ‘Reef Empress’
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