Queer Yoga Retreat
Queer Yoga Retreat September 2023
Lanie and Belinda invite you to be part of our upcoming Queer Yoga Retreat - a celebration of Queerness and an opportunity for deep self exploration should you choose it. Expect connection to nature, self and others!
We are so excited to host our third Queer retreat this September, which will be so much more than a yoga class! If you are looking for a place that welcomes you with open arms, just the way you are then this retreat is for you. We have curated an experience that offers a supportive environment for deep reflection and connection. Through discussion, yoga, guided meditation, heart centered practices, and more, you will have the opportunity to reconnect to your most authentic self surrounded by Queer community.
Our choice of venue reflects the eclectic and diverse nature of the LGBTQIA+ community. 'Continental House' affectionately known as the 'Conti" is a rustic 1920's homestead with stunning gardens and home to generations of ashram life. It offers the modern comforts of a home with cosy accommodation and beautiful communal spaces.
Expect lovingly prepared vegetarian/ vegan foods and all the activities to be optional- the yoga component will be accessible to all bodies, shapes and abilities.
You'll also have the opportunity to book a massage treatment or experience the Turkish steam/ hammam at the venue. You might prefer to use your free time to chill or hangout with other Queer folk.
This weekend is about taking the opportunity to shed old unwanted layers of conditioning to contact your truest most unapologetic self. However life is for you right now, COME EXACTLY AS YOU ARE.
Regrettably given the retreat venues age wheelchair accessibility is problematic but not insurmountable so please do reach out.
INVESTMENT: ALL PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$960 per person ($860 concession) - Single Room with bathroom
$780 per person ($680 concession) - Twin share with bathroom (2 single beds - sharing with one other person)
$780 per person ($680 concession) - Double room with bathroom (Queen bed)
Spaces limited, bookings essential. All meals accommodation and yoga included. Turkish steam is optional and an extra cost.
All linen, towels and aromatherapy toiletries provided. All bedrooms have ensuites, split system heating/ cooling and ceiling fans.
Deposit of $250 (+$5 booking fee) required at checkout to secure your booking. Remaining balance due before the 18th of August 2023. Invoice for remaining balance will be issued 14 days prior to this date via email.
If you would like to pay in full for the retreat or would like a payment plan that suits your current circumstances, please email us at email@example.com
QUEER RETREAT SCHEDULE:
Friday 1st September
3pm onwards arrival and check in
5.30pm: Opening circle
Saturday 2nd Septmeber
7.30am Yoga (gentle flow)
11am Guided nature walk
Free time/ time to book turkish steam
3.30pm Queer conversations
7.30-9pm Yin and Meditation
Sunday 3rd September
10.30am Closing celebration
12pm Check Out
The Hepburn Bathouse is next door to the Conti so you might choose to have a soak after retreat.
WHAT TO BRING
*Yoga appropriate clothing
*Sun hat, suncreen
*Snacks if desired
Lanie Tobias -
Lanie comes to yoga with a background in Social Work. She has been inspired to deepen her practice and share her love of yoga with others upon recognising the transformational qualities yoga brings to her own life. Lanie is trained and experienced in teaching Vinyasa (flow), Yin, Restorative and pre/post natal yoga to all levels and all ages.
With a background in social work, Lanie has a clear and compassionate teaching style that emphasizes progressive learning and self-study. With the combination of asana (physical practice), meditation and pranayama (breathing); Lanie provides a safe, encouraging and nonjudgmental environment where students can explore their Yoga practice. Lanie’s goal is to help her students find and maintain a peaceful mind and body. In maintaining a mindful practice, she believes the mind-body connection teaches us how to live a fulfilling, healthy, and happy life on and off the yoga mat.
Belinda Res -
Belinda Res has a background as a Rudolf Steiner teacher. Having practiced yoga for over 15 years prior to having children, a shift towards yoga teaching offered a synthesis of both her passion and spirituality. Striving to meet the needs of her students, Belinda cultivates a warm and supportive environment for students to connect with themselves. Encouraging her students to step beyond the narrow confines of the physical practice, movement and gesture is explored as a pathway to personal freedom.