Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat
June 17-19 2022
Bullara Station , Exmouth Gulf
The ancient Vedic sciences of Ayurveda & Yoga provide a holistic approach for the body, mind and spirit, through practice, philosophy and diet/lifestyle.
Join myself and Natasha Demiankova (Inhala Yoga Studio, Amba Falafel) for this weekend retreat at Bullara Station situated half way between Coral Bay and Exmouth,Western Australia, where we will demystify both with a strong focus on the practical aspects of Ayurveda including cooking delicious meals for you and those you love.
Enjoy twice daily yoga classes based on Ayurvedic principles, find out your own Dosha or Ayurvedic constitution, and participate in learning how to create delicious meals using Ayurvedic diet principles. By the end of the weekend, you will have a good understanding on how you can incorporate these ancient sciences into your day to day life and enjoy optimal health for the body, mind and spirit.
The Retreat Experience
We will be staying in the Shearers Lodge, Bullara Station comprising of comfortable twin share accommodation, our own private garden area plus a beautiful lodge with dining and lounge area. Surrounding us is station life, red dirt and stunning desert landscapes.
Your retreat package includes:
* Twin share accommodation in the Shearers Lodge (communal bathrooms including unique outdoor showers)
* Delicious freshly prepared vegan/vegetarian meals cooked using Ayurvedic principles and suitable for all constitutions
* Twice daily yoga to support each Ayurvedic constitution
* Introduction to Ayurveda workshop to work out your Dosha (constitution) and gain an understanding of Ayurvedic principles
* Ayurvedic cooking workshop - help prepare a delicious lunch suitable for all consitutions and best of all, get to enjoy it after!
* Introduction to Yoga and Ayurveda - how do these sister sciences work together to create a wholistic lifestyle?
* Plenty of free time to relax, swim in the station pool or explore the bush walks around Bullara Station
$897 per person twin share
After growing up in Moscow, Russia and studying journalism and psychology, I travelled around the world and eventually landed in Cambodia. I opened a vegetarian restaurant and a small yoga studio there, combining my two passions, and doing something oh so far from what I was expected to do.
After three years there, I travelled more and moved to Australia with my love and future husband, where I have found a new home on the Ningaloo. A few years later, I find myself again, purusing my passions: teaching in a local yoga studio and running a vegan food van.
Yoga came into my life when I was still in Moscow, and it stayed with me ever since: wherever I went, there it was, a welcoming community in any part of the world. A beautiful physical practice to connect with your body, and a tool to clarify your mind and see things for what they really are.
Healthy, creative food is another way for me to express myself, and to bring balance into my life and the lives of others. I am so excited to combine my love for yoga and healing food in a new and inspiring way.
Yoga has been my path now for around 25 years and it’s changed me in ways I never expected.
When I first came to yoga I was a full on gym junkie dabbling in Tibetan Buddhism. I was also pretty angry and messed up. Then one day I read an article about Ashtanga Yoga and this teacher, Graeme Northfield, who had healed himself physically and emotionally through it. The combination of a strong physical practice and spirituality intrigued and inspired me, so when I moved to Brisbane I looked up Ashtanga classes and found that Graeme taught in my area. He was one of the first certified Ashtanga Teachers in Australia, and along with Iain Clarke whom he mentored, I began my journey into yoga and my own healing.
I practiced Ashtanga exclusively for 10 years, and it then began to evolve towards Hatha Yoga. I decided to take my Yoga Teacher Training after 18 years of practice and focus on Traditional Hatha Yoga. I completed a 500hr training with VIYETT in 2015, and have since then completed a 50hr Tantric Hatha training with The Practice Bali and number of ParaYoga Master Trainings studying with Yogarupa Rod Stryker. I have also completed a Level 1 Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist 50hr training with Brad Hay.
To me teaching yoga is less about the physical practice and more about the underpinning philosophy and subtler aspects of the Tradition. I’m passionate about life, in particular in leading an authentic, fulfilling and empowered life, and it is this that I wish to pass on to others. As the Tantrics say, life is a gift from the Divine and I believe we owe it to ourselves and the world to shine our light and our uniqueness.