Relax & Renew Day Retreats
with Natalie Snooke
Sunday 1 July & Sunday 2 December 2018
How will you mark the turning points of your year? Join us to create calm, reconnect with your 2018 goals and intentions and what's most important to you, in a relaxing and nourishing space.
"To experience peace does not always mean that your life is blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life."
~ Jill Bolte Taylor
Our Relax and Renew Day Retreat offers you a unique blend of gentle yoga and meditation practice, along with self-growth activities to create a practical and meaningful day of self-growth.
The benefits for you include:
* A renewed focus for the months ahead.
* Mindful, gentle yoga to reconnect with your body and your heart.
* Guided, quiet time for personal writing and reflection.
* Being nourished with delicious, home-cooked food.
* Enjoy a relaxed pace, in like-minded company.
* A free follow-up life coaching session with Natalie.
"I found your Day Retreat to be a gentle, yet empowering experience. And a must for anyone no matter what your current circumstances."
With Natalie's many years of coaching and teaching experience, you'll be encouraged to slow down, take stock and to listen to your truth. The only pre-requisite is a willingness to give yourself this time.
The Day Retreat begins with a gentle yin-yang yoga practice, to balance the body and centre the mind, setting a steady foundation for deep relaxation and self-reflection to unfold.
The yin-yang yoga practice includes restorative, both seated and lying postures, with some strengthening and standing sequences, suitable for all body types. There are plenty of instructions, props and hands-on assistance to help beginners, as well as subtle cues for experienced yogis who enjoy deeper practice.
You'll also be guided through pranayama (breath work) to calm the nervous system and settle the mind. Taking deeper, fuller breaths evenly through the nose balances the active/passive aspects of the brain and brings mental clarity, allowing us greater access to our inner wisdom. The breathing techniques are valuable practices that you can take-home and use for yourself.
The day concludes with guided relaxation and meditation, to help you integrate energetically and enable you to return to your life feeling a natural sense of confidence and renewal.
"As a guy not having done yoga before, I realised that I don't have to 'get it perfect'. I liked the breathing techniques, reflecting on my mindset and learning to enjoy, without judgment. All up, it was a great and very centring day." AH
We provide a fresh, homemade, vegetarian buffet lunch, that's prepared with love.
There's also healthy morning and afternoon snacks and a selection of herbal teas, plus our homemade chai! The food is mostly organic and seasonally sourced from local suppliers. Anyone on special diets, such as gluten-free or vegan, will be happily catered for - just let us know when you register.
"The day was relaxing time to check-in and a mixture of yoga, meditation, discussion and self-reflection. It was a nourishing and nurturing space and awesome food!" PS
Practical Self-GrowthSpending a full day on retreat is valuable time-out for deeper reflection and self-growth.
- inspiring articles or poetry for group discussion;
- reflective writing and activities;
- exploring patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving to create shifts;
- learning practical, lifestyle skills that support your growth;
- creating intentions, goals, visions or action plans.
A week or so after the retreat, we follow-up with you for your one-on-one Life Coaching session. It's optional, so you don't have to take it. But many people find this really valuable and helps them to stay focused and more committed to their goals and intentions, beyond the Day Retreat.
"Your retreat was a great learing opportunity, in good company. It is difficult to put into words, there were so many useful apsects. Overall it gave me ideas and practical ways that I can adopt at home to addres my work-life balance issues. It had more substance than many self-development courses offered elsewhere. And thank you for the awesome food!" CB
"The time to slow down and reconnect, being a one-day retreat, made it more accessible than a weekend or week-long event. It was just what I needed. The reflection activity on the horizontal and vertical planes was a great conceptual way of looking at the whole-self." NW
Who Can Attend?Whether you're new to personal development, a beginner to yoga or have been on a spiritual path for a little while now, you'll benefit from the practical as well as inspirational aspects our Day Retreat offers. The relaxed program gives you a mix of guided yogic practice, group activities and silent, self-reflective time. The small group of up to 16 participants keeps things personal and real.
"Your relaxed and informal approach gave me the space and time for personal reflection. Taking the time to focus on me, I enjoyed setting clear intentions and learning how to be more purposeful in my thoughts and actions." Mel Marsh
"It was a wonderful, relaxing and insightful day that has allowed me to honestly reassess my life. I always love coming to Momentum and sharing the beautiful atmosphere and energy. Thank you." Janet Ingham
To get the most out of your retreat experience, we suggest allowing plenty of time to arrive early and leave without having to rush off to another event. After the retreat, it's helpful to give yourself extra relaxation and self-time to fully integrate the retreat benefits and settle back into your routine, without rushing.
Date: Sunday 1 July 2018
Sunday 2 December 2018
Time: 10.30am - 4.30pm
Cost: $170/single or $150/person double booking with a partner or friend.
Includes the day + follow-up Life Coaching session (30 minutes) with Natalie
Bookings: 16 places only. To book your place(s) press the "Book for this Event Online' tab below.
Please also complete the on-line Retreat Registration Form . This form includes important information about any dietary restrictions.
We look forward to sharing these retreats with you!
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