YOGAfit RETREAT -

“ARISE TO COME INTO BEING”

FRIDAY 22ND MARCH TO MONDAY 25TH MARCH 2019 with terri

Would it appeal to you to come and relax, restore and come into your Being?

·     Enjoy fresh organic food, the menu is vegetarian delicious and healthy, we’ll make sure your requirements are taken care of,

Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner Sat/Sun, Dinner Fri and Breakfast Mon.

·     Enjoy the magnesium outdoor swimming pool, 

·     Beautifully appointed yoga space where we’ll practice yoga twice daily to strengthen, create fluidity, to calm - such as restorative and yin yoga, fascia release, meditation, yoga nidra, pranayama. (All levels welcome )

Our daily offering includes:

 7.00 am: Morning yoga Strength Flow yoga for all levels

 9.00 am: Healthy Buffet Breakfast

10.00 am: Free time options spa session / massage / walk

12.00 pm: Delicious Lunch

2.30 pm: Free time options spa session / massage / walk

3.30pm: Afternoon tea

4.30 pm: Creative space with Terri (optional) Example free flowing dance, drawing, journalling, focus on a pose you’d like to explore

6.30 pm: Dinner

8.00 pm: Calm Yoga 

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·     Time to map your aspirations,

·     Rainforest walks. 

·     Walking Meditation in Silence

·     Space to do your own thing enjoying the grounds of Gymea or retire to your own room.

·     Optional spa time – massage, facial, sauna (I’ll be in touch closer to the retreat to see if you would like to book and pay for a spa session)

Small group, maximum of 20 on retreat, as I’d love to spend time with you and connect in this beautiful habitat away from the hustle of city life.

If this sounds like you, don’t wait, you deserve some time out and the joy of living deeply, giving to you, your worth it. There will also be some lovely surprises over the 3 days come and find out more!

Pricing and Policies:

Deposit $300 non refundable to secure your place;

Pay in full by 16/11 and receive an Early Bird discount of $100;

All payments to be paid in full by 1/2/19

Option 1: Twin shared room $1097 per person Option 2: King single room $1247

Bank Details: Pay to Terri Montgomery BSB: 032-094 A/C No: 497009

Inclusions: Accommodation, All meals plus fruit and tea station throughout the retreat, Airport transfers rtn Gold Coast Airport nominated times Arrival 12 and 2pm Departure 11am (daylight saving)

Exclusions: Air fares and travel insurance.

Enquires: email to terri@yogafit.com.au or 0423 138 738

Terms and Conditions:

When we plan retreats/trainings, we must sign contracts with retreat centers and pay for a required number of attendees well in advance of your registration/payment in order to secure the kinds of venues you, our students, appreciate.

When we are asked to refund within a 12-week period in advance of a retreat or training, these requests are very difficult to consider. With transfer and refund requests, as mentioned above, the funds have already been committed to the specific venue.

We ask that you consider carefully, and confirm your acceptance before proceeding to pay.

We want you to know that we are sympathetic to your life circumstances, but we cannot make exceptions to these policies. Please know we are extremely grateful for your ongoing interest and support.

Terri Montgomery

PAYMENT:

  • Pricing and Policies:

    Deposit $300 non refundable to secure your place

    Pay in full by 16/11 and receive an Early Bird discount of $100

    All payments to be paid in full by 1/2/19

    Option 1: Twin shared room $1097 per person Option 2: King single room $1247 Full Price

CANCELLATIONS:

  • All cancellations must be made in writing to Terri Montgomery at: terri@yogafit.com.au

  • In the event that you need to cancel, you must let us know 12 weeks in advance of the start of the retreat, by December 28th 2018.

  • If you cancel up to 12 weeks before the retreat, a 25% cancellation fee per person will be charged based on amount paid.

  • No refunds for cancellations within 12 weeks of this retreat, the period December 28, 2018 – March 22, 2019.

  • Terri’s YogaFit’s cancellation policy is firm.

TRANSFERS: 

  • No transfers of registrations between attendees.

REFUNDS:

  • No refunds will be made for failure to attend or failure to complete the retreat.

  • All refunds will be processed within 2 weeks following the retreat.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Terri Montgomery or Terri’s Yogafit cannot be responsible or liable for any injury, loss or damage of property, or disruption of any program due to circumstances beyond the control of Terri Montgomery or Terri’s Yogafit.

RELEASE: I am aware that I may be included in photographs taken on the Retreat by Terri Montgomery and that may be used on www.yogafit.com.au and associated social media websites.

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Welcome to Gymea Eco Retreat & Spa Uki (Mt Warning), NSW, Australia

In preparation for your visit, we thought we would share some insights and information to help you prepare for an enjoyable visit with us in this Gymea Welcome Pack.

about the retreat centre

Here at GYMEA eco retreat & spa we are absolutely committed to providing the best sustainable and rejuvenative retreat experience for our guests and partners to enjoy.

Gymea Eco Retreat & Spa is positioned on 54 acres of secluded naturally undulating rainforest, with stunning views of majestic Mount Warning. It is an eco retreat that provides guests with the opportunity to relax and soak up the beauty of its natural surrounds whilst being close to Byron Bay and the Gold Coast.

accommodation & catering 

All of the rooms are equipped with luxury eco inner sprung latex topped single or king beds. All bedding, manchester, bathroom and room accessories meet biodynamic, organic or oeko-tex certification standards. Each room includes a shower and toilet.

We have engaged a caterer consistent with the philosophies of Gymea Retreat. We will have a bounty of wonderful, enriching and healthy food that is generally locally sourced and organic where possible.

weather 

Summer at Gymea sees daily top temperatures in the range of 26-30oC with the odd afternoon shower. Autumn & Spring at Gymea are beautiful, with temperatures ranging from 24-27oC during the days, and in Winter we normally enjoy dry crisp days with overnight lows of 10-12oC and highs in the 18-24oC range.  However these are all just averages and you can’t predict what’s going to happen while you are here so we recommend you bring something cool & warm just in case of a warm or cool front.

things to bring

Togs, sunscreen & a towelIf you plan to swim or use the Healing Spa you’ll need to bring a beach towel, or you can hire one for $2.50 hireTorchTorches are really useful to get around the retreat at night as the lights are on timers. If you are considering climbing Mt Warning (Wollumbin) to see the dawn then a torch is mandatory JWarm socks or inside shoesIt is likely that your group will be using the Octagon, and the floor can be cold, so warm socks or slippers will make you very comfortable.  The Octagon is a sacred space and is a ‘no shoe’ zoneCameraThe retreat is set in a very beautiful part of the world, and having a camera to capture the nature, birds and to remember your experience is highly recommendedBird book & binocularsIf you enjoy bird watching (we do), then you should definitely bring your binoculars and bird book along.Water bottleAlways useful. We provide both filtered and unfiltered rainwaterShampoo & toothpasteBYOFeminine hygieneBYO, or purchase in Uki (4 minutes away by car).  Please note, we are on septic so please wrap in toilet paper & dispose of in bins providedUmbrellasWe have some, but if you have a small umbrella it might be usefulHair dryersBYOBooks & a musical instrumentGood for any free time you may haveComfortable shoes or runnersWe have gravel paths immediately around the retreat center and day spa, so comfortable, practical shoes will be helpful.Decent walking boots or runnersRecently we have added some bush and rainforest walking tracks which you and your group can take advantage of. The walking tracks need to be guided as the signage is yet to be completed…

other activities 

In addition to your retreat, on your time off you may have the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing massage, health treatment or Spa in our on-site Healing Spa; or perhaps simply enjoy the lush surroundings of our gardens and property; rest in one of our hammocks, take a walk or simply relax and swim in our beautiful resort style magnesium swimming pool, which has many health benefits.

Gymea Retreat is surrounded by World Heritage National Parks and Wollumbin (Mt Warning). A walk up to the top of Wollumbin takes about 90 – 120 minutes depending on fitness levels and enthusiasm – we tend to suggest to people to allow 4 – 5 hours for the whole trip…

You could have a Coastal Experience (at least 30 mins drive), or visit the Tweed River Regional Art Gallery (15 mins drive). Gymea retreat is four minutes from the village of Uki, 12 minutes from Murwillumbah and 45 minutes from Byron Bay and its beautiful beaches.

Guests may also take advantage of the Gymea Healing Spa while they are with us. The spa offers sauna, steam room, plunge pool and contemporary hydrotherapy ozone spa experience, as well as certified organic facial, body treatments and massage. The spa facilities and services are at an additional cost.  Bookings for Spa treatments please check with your hosts for more details.

mobile phone coverage – there is Optus and Telstra mobile coverage at the retreat, and we are hearing that Vodafone is available too

WiFi – you are welcome to access the Wi-Fi in the Dining room for checking emails.  Please do not download movies or music etc… L

“The most precious thing we can give to one another is our presence, which contributes to the collective energy of Mindfulness and Peace.”
Tich Nhat Hanh


FEEDBACK FROM YOGAFIT'S RETREAT 31/7-2/8/2015

Teaching:

Thank you for so much for all of the love time and effort that went into this retreat. You did an amazing job.

You have taught me to listen to my body, to accept what is and to believe in myself. I always feel amazing in your energy and loving nature and classes.

I love your passion for yoga and your amazing breadth of knowledge. You also have a beautiful energy that makes me feel good as soon as I get to class.

I have done very little yoga prior to this retreat. I have enjoyed all that I have done this weekend.

I enjoy your classes, building on technique and I like the music in class.

I love your classes.

You are dedicated and passionate about what you do and are en effective teacher that is creative in your classes.

As your teacher: 

I feel safe practicing with you and I love the spirituality and love you bring with you.

You are knowledgeable about the body, mind and spirit connection. You are my friend and have such a caring, loving, informative nature.

Your classes are fabulous learning about the body, muscles and yoga. 

Your compassion, strength and loving approach to every student and friend - Gratitude.

I think you are an excellent teacher.

Can't remember why I chose you to be my teacher, but I'm glad I did!

I was introduced to you by my friend. I love the way you teach. Strong, guiding and supporting classes.

Your warmth, vitality and direction.

Practicing with you is beneficial as I know there is no judgement and I can practice to my own level.

The process of practicing: 

You inspire me to become better and I'm enjoying the challenge.

Amazing, I come out of every class with you feeling revitalised and loved.

I learn so much and you explain the right way to do things which is great.

You take time to explain. I also feel that you are very intuitive. 

Enjoyable because you take that extra care of your yogini's.

I have definitely grown thanks to your support.

Good, progressing with different stances, enjoy flow the most.

I love how your practice is balanced

Very well, learning more every day, hour and minute.

Learning more about my own limitations, to support myself, to aid healing and to help with breathing.

Facility: Avrajita - 

By far exceeded my expectations, clean, comfortable, warm and modern. Peaceful and Serene!

Fantastic, clean, modern, spacious, beautiful surrounds, will come again. Beautiful! Beautiful calm clean environment.

Lovely, very well kept and beautiful environment. Very peaceful, calming and feels well thought through.

Terrific location, wonderfully clean and provides everything. Serene and comfy, I slept well. Perfect.

It is really lovely here, clean and well looked after.

Vegan Food: 

Delicious and filling. Incredible! 10 Points? Incredible and Plentiful. Amazing! Loved the Food! Delicious and Nutritous.

Fantastic! Going to eat more healthier food. Amazing! Fantastic 200% Excellent, I am grateful for the thought, care and quality of the food, thank you. 

Benefits: 

Lots of me time and a chance to connect.

Being still & the calmness - Concentrated on my breath and I loved the feeling of connecting with my body.

Relaxation, Emotional release, awareness of my body, good friendships, amazing food to nourish my Soul.

I have let emotions out that needed to surface. I have calmed my body and mind, now have some clarity of the journey I know want to take to make my life better.

The retreat has helped me somewhat with a problem that has caused a lot of emotional pain.

My first full Lotus pose, this would not have been possible before the retreat, have gained more flexibility and released emotional tension from losing my grandma.

Taking on some challenges, socialising, building friendships. Becoming more motivated to practice more.

I have enjoyed strengthening, stretching and calming myself.

Peace!

Learning more about my own limitations, enjoying the food, the yoga and the company.

What did you enjoy the most?

Being in the yurt with candles burning - whisper circle was beautiful

The whispering circle was powerful a good Soul giver and emotional release. 

The meditation, coming out of my comfort zone to try a headstand yay!

All the exercise, the food plus the 'whispering circle.' Many thanks Terri you and Dan have done a beautiful job!

The food, the accommodation and your dedication to the retreat.

Venue, people and yoga practice.

Enjoyed the variety of types of yoga and meditation, thoughtfulness and the yummy food.

Additional Feedback:

Thank you so much for all the heart and soul you have put into this retreat. It was wonderful and I am very grateful I got to share it. xx

Thank you Terri for a wonderful weekend.

The yang classes, also the 'Whisper circle'. I love a good stretch and the tennis balls were great! Myofascia release class.

You packed a lot into our weekend, great for us, but exhausting for you xx

Loved it Terri - looking forward to next time. The whole experience shows how much time and effort you have put into the retreat to make it work so well thank you.

You have worked very hard in making this a very rewarding experience and thought through everything. We have been a privileged to have all your expertise.

Thank you for your gifts both physical (stone & painting) and all your other gifts.xxx

I love your extras music (live & recorded), philosophy, little readings.


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YIN YOGA WORKSHOP - COMPLETED!

When: 12th March Time: 1.30-4.00pm

Where: Inspire Yoga & Wellbeing

Level 2/685 Pittwater Road Dee Why

Enquires: terri.montgomery@hotmail.com or 0423 138 738

Cost: $40 prior $50 at door

 Benefits:

·      Art Therapy calming and focusing

·      Remove blocked energy to create a more vibrant you

·      Heal and Restore the physical and emotional body

·      Mindfulness become more aware of the Present moment

·      Yoga Nidra Deep Relaxation Calming to the nervous system

Yin yoga is a nurturing and yielding style of yoga that uses long-held, passive poses to nourish the connective tissues in the body, promoting greater physical flexibility, organ health and a calm and peaceful mind.

Guidelines of the practice:

·      Stillness

·      Appropriate depth in the pose (using props to support, if required)

·      Time (5 minute holds)

Our yoga practice is a reflection of how we live our lives – we can benefit from knowing when to be motivated to take action or make change in our lives (Yang), as well as knowing when to release control, to go with the flow, to be still and let what unfolds naturally to occur. (Yin)

Our focus for this workshop of 2.5hrs will be around the Heart and Lung, Small and Large Intestines. Circulation, Respiration and Elimination!

When we can open our hearts to the deeper level to truly let go of stuck energy and emotions we emerge our natural presence, to higher energy levels, vibrant health and feel your positive energy rise.

We will practice conscious breathing (pranayama) physical postures (asana) subtle energies of the chakra’s, stimulate the meridians to generate chi/prana, art therapy through colour and/or words, mindfulness meditation (anapanasati) and deep relaxation (yoga nidra) to restore and nourish the body. The practice should leave you feeling Inspired, calm, restored, creative and nourished to step back into your life with a clearer vision of yourself and feeling the essence of your being, light and love.

When: Saturday 12th March 2016

Where: Inspire Yoga & Wellbeing

Level 2/685 Pittwater Road Dee Why

Time: 1.30-4.00pm