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Yoga Health Retreats: “A life changing experience”

“Yoga is union of the individual self with the universal self”
Yoga is for anyone seeking to overcome the limitations of the body. Yoga teaches us that the goal of each one’s life is to take the inner journey to the soul. Yoga offers both the goal and the means to reach it.

When Sue Hawkins founded Yoga Health Retreats over 15 years ago, she was one of the early pioneers of yoga retreats. Whilst the way yoga has been embraced by the world in that time has mushroomed, Sue’s approach has only changed in its depth. And with 27 years of yoga practice Sue has taught many people worldwide and continues to travel and teach retreats in Byron Bay and Bali.

A yoga teacher (and yoga teacher trainer) who’s highly qualified (she’s registered with Yoga Alliance at the highest-level E-RYT500), Sue has studied Iyengar, Astanga, Vinyasa, Yoga Therapy, Restorative Yoga, Partner Yoga and Yoga Nidra, Pranayama and Meditation.

“The teacher appears when the student is ready”.

YOGA HEALTH RETREATS
5 day/4 night retreats in Byron Bay and Bali | Private sessions available

Yoga Health Retreats is distinguished because it offers more modalities in its program and takes limited participants. The retreats are especially designed for small groups so individual needs can be well catered for. The Yoga Health Retreats program has an inspiring combination of Yoga, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga, Pilates, Detox, Cleansing and more. All our activities and treatments are designed to promote a total holistic outcome.

Our guests know that they are in experienced hands. What stands out for them is Sue’s caring, insightful and genuine approach and facilitation. By restoring your body, you fee the mind from negative feelings caused by the fast pace of modern life. These yoga rereats offer time out to replenish hope and optimisim within you. The practice of yoga helps to overcome obstacles on our path to better health and spiritual contentment.

We now have weekend retreats for those who are looking for a shorter respite, 1-3 day yoga packages and private retreats and yoga sessions.

Yoga Health Retreats are only held in beautiful locations around the globe – Byron Bay, Australia Bali and Thailand with more destinations to be announced in 2016.

REJUVENATE AND CLEANSE ON OUR YOGA RETREATS

Individual needs are a top priority for Yoga Health Retreats. We want to ensure you get the most out of your stay.

We combine yoga with a range of Ayurveda and spa treatments, nutrition, detox and cleansing, Pilates, kinesiology, massage therapy, Reiki cooking classes, traditional cultural activities specific to the destination.
All levels of experience are fully considered and accommodates beginner to general levels of experience.

Morning yoga classes are a Vinyasa flow where we move through each posture using breath awareness to open and cleanse the body. We hold some of the postures so they bring strength, flexibility and alignment. Props are integrated throughout the class to open up the body and give support when needed. Warm up poses are done to set up a safe foundation for each student to explore the deeper asanas as we move through the practice.

The yoga sessions are taught with awareness of individual and group levels of experience so that each student can practice according to their ability, in a safe and inspirational environment. Yoga adjustments, modifications and personal attention is given in each class by our highly skilled and dedicated Yoga Health Retreat facilitators.

With regular practice of yoga and meditation you can improve concentration and still the mind, increase stamina and balance, strengthen the body and improve flexibility. A Yoga Health Retreat is a deeply immersive and supportive opportunity to completely replenish your body, mind and soul.

*Sue is available to teach private sessions for guests while on the retreat and outside of the retreats. Also private yoga sessions can be arranged by appointment.

MEET THE TEAM

We are some enthusiastic people. We are so excited to see you here. Let us introduce ourselves.

The Yoga Health Retreat Teachers and facilitators are highly qualified offering a high standard of expertise and dedication. Personal attention and care is given to guests during all yoga classes particularly for those with previous injuries or special needs. Be expertly guided and instructed to practice correct alignment in a manageable way that suits all levels of practitioners. From total retreat beginners to more advanced students.
  • Peter Townsend
    Peter TownsendSenior Yoga Teacher

    Peter Townsend- Senior Yoga Teacher has always been passionate and enthusiastic about health. He was introduced to Yoga by his wife Dhanashri in the mid 1990’s. What began as a novel way to stretch the body after an intense body building session became a life altering experience. He has been practising Yoga since then and commenced teaching Yoga six years ago. Peter believes that to be truly ‘whole’ one has to be strong, fit and flexible on all levels – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. He advocates an holistic approach to wellness which is reflected in both his teachings and lifestyle. Many students have been coached and guided through the challenges of making lifestyle changes to benefit their health and well being.

    Paul Grilley Yin Yoga 300hrs Advanced Teacher Training
    Purna Yoga 200hrs

    Certificate 111 Fitness
    Strength For Life Instructor
    Aquarobics / Austswim Instructor

     

    • Peter Townsend
      Peter TownsendSenior Yoga Teacher

      Peter Townsend- Senior Yoga Teacher has always been passionate and enthusiastic about health. He was introduced to Yoga by his wife Dhanashri in the mid 1990’s. What began as a novel way to stretch the body after an intense body building session became a life altering experience. He has been practising Yoga since then and commenced teaching Yoga six years ago. Peter believes that to be truly ‘whole’ one has to be strong, fit and flexible on all levels – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. He advocates an holistic approach to wellness which is reflected in both his teachings and lifestyle. Many students have been coached and guided through the challenges of making lifestyle changes to benefit their health and well being.

      Paul Grilley Yin Yoga 300hrs Advanced Teacher Training
      Purna Yoga 200hrs

      Certificate 111 Fitness
      Strength For Life Instructor
      Aquarobics / Austswim Instructor

       

      • Sue Hawkins
        Sue HawkinsFounder & Director

        Sue Hawkins is the founder and director of Yoga Health Retreats and is a Senior Qualified Yoga Instructor who has been practicing for over 26 years and teaching for 16 years. Sue is registered with Yoga Alliance at the highest level, E-RYT500. Sue has studied Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Yoga Therapy and Partner Yoga. She furthered her studies travelling to India, studying Iyengar and Ashtanga Yoga to deepen her knowledge of yoga asanas, pranayama, Ayurveda and yoga philosophy.

        Sue has instructed on teacher trainings and has been hosting yoga retreats in Byron Bay and internationally for over 13 years and continues to develop her knowledge and understanding of Yoga and Meditation. Sue is also a Pilates Mat teacher and integrates core strength, precision, control and flow of movement. Yoga and Pilates compliment each other by enhancing alignment and core strength in a safe and nurturing environment.

        Sue gives clear and concise instruction but is also engaging and intuitive. Her ability to work with all levels of experience is obvious in the classes and this only comes with years’ of experience and dedication to the practice.

      • Rachel Carrara
        Rachel CarraraFacilitator

        Rachel Carrara

        Rachel’s interests are about personal development and helping people live their dreams and supporting them in developing them to lead to their own success.

        Rachel has a wealth of knowledge in nutrition, herbs and communication, personal awakening processes and personal empowerment. She has made courageous changes to continue expanding her own growth and enjoyment in life and looks forward to supporting others to do the same thing.

        Rachel is passionate about hosting and caring about participants at personal developments and retreats.

        Rachel’s passion for food and nutrition comes from her Spanish background.

        • Raphael Benn
          Raphael BennMassage therapist

          Raphael is highly qualified Myotherapist with a large range of experience. 

          Offering remedial, relaxation and signature treatments having worked in award winning spas supporting guests to achieve their lifestyle goals within the structure of the variety of programs offered.

          Raphael applies professional myo therapy and assessments to clients identifying and treating musculoskeletal complaints.

          He has the ability to listen and assess each guest being patient, caring and aware.

          • Samantha Erichsson
            Samantha ErichssonMassage therapist

            Samantha is one of our massage therapists specialising in Ka Huna, Aromatherapy and Swedish massage.
            She has a background in Reiki and approaches her treatments with a holistic view using intuition and knowledge from her range of studies. S
            amantha is passionate about massage and works to create a deep state of relaxation for her clients, adhering to their needs where possible.