Govinda Valley CentreThe Govinda Valley Retreat Centre is a non-profit organisation that has been enthusiastically serving the Sydney community since 2006. As we’ve grown, we’ve continued to stay true to our initial goal of providing a clean, safe, nourishing space for groups to learn and expand. We are dedicated to providing the most comfortable environment possible in which you may conduct your conference, seminar, or retreat.
Primarily operated by volunteers, we have become well known for our delicious vegetarian food, refreshingly personalised service, and unique access to both the bush and the beach. We are fortunate to host over 80 groups per year, practicing everything from yoga and meditation to drumming and massage. Here at Govinda Valley, we warmly welcome you, providing everything you could want and need in a retreat centre. See more events in this venue
DescriptionDiscover the Elements
Enrich your yoga practice with Bianca Machliss
Join Yoga Synergy director, and senior teacher, Bianca Machliss, for a weekend yoga retreat that will take your practice to a whole new level. At this retreat, Bianca will guide you in greater depth than is possible in class, how to use Bandha (internal locks),Kriya(purification processes), Pranayama (breath control), Mudra (energy control) andDhyana (meditation) in your yoga practice in order to move energy around the body. You’ll be guided through five classes based on the five Yoga Synergy Elemental sequences designed to return your body and mind to a natural state of health and wellbeing. Each class will have a different emphasis and will include meditation,pranayama, flow through practice and adjustment.Sound Healing with Barbara Jackson
Joining us this year is Barbara Jackson, who will lead a sound healing workshop using crystal ‘singing’ bowls. The pure resonance from the crystal ‘singing’ bowls raises your vibrations and releases blocked energy. It is healing at a deep level and instils a sense of relaxation, inner peace and wellbeing.Return to nature This retreat is a valuable opportunity to unlock the secrets of a really effective yoga practice. As well, it’s a chance to spend the weekend in a beautiful, natural bush setting, be nurtured by pure vegetarian Satvik food and, of course, to enjoy the company of a group of like-minded individuals. We hope you can join us. The Details This retreat is suitable for any student with a reasonable asana (posture) practice. If you have any musculoskeletal problems or medical conditions, please call us to confirm whether this retreat is suitable for you. Location Govinda Valley Centre, Govinda Valley (approx 90 mins drive from Sydney). Govinda Valley is uniquely situated between the lush forest of the Royal National Park and the beautiful beaches of the South Coast. Price
$616 - accommodation (4 per room) $402 - camping (bring your own tent)
All meals and workshops are included. Early birds get 10% off for bookings made before31st October, 2014.
Please note: a fee of $100 applies for all cancellations after 1st November, 2014. Prices include GST.How to Book
Places are limited! To ensure your place please book in class, online at yogasynergy.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 93897399.Further information Daily Schedule Friday 28th November (Please arrive after 4 pm) • 6.00 pm Introduction & Earth Sequence • Dinner Saturday 29th November • 8.00 am Water Sequence • Brunch • 2.30 pm Fire Sequence • Dinner • 8.30 pm Sound Heaing with Barbara Jackson Sunday 30th November • 6.00 am Pranayama and the Air Sequence • Breakfast • 12.00 pm Ether Sequence • Light meal • 4.30 pm Leave Govinda Valley What to bring Bed linen/sleeping bags, pillow, insect repellent, yoga mat and blankets, your own tent (if camping). You may borrow 2 blankets and a mat from Yoga Synergy, these must be returned at the end of the retreat – please let us know when booking. Accommodation & Food Rooms of 4 single beds or bunk beds – if you have friends you wish to share with, please let us know when booking. Food served at the retreat is vegetarian Satvik food, cooked with love and respect. No stimulants such as coffee and tea will be available (herbal tea will be provided) and we ask that you not bring your own please.
Directions to Govinda ValleyBy car from Sydney • From Sydney take the No 1 Highway (to Wollongong) • Take the Helensburgh / Stanwell Park exit (10-15 mins down highway past Royal National Park entrance). • When you reach the round-about keep going, straight past the Hindu temple (on your left). This road is called Lawrence Hargraves Road. Lawrence Hargraves Road becomes Lady Wakehurst Road when you reach the Stanwell Tops lookout. • When you pass Stanwell Tops, turn left into Otford Road. • Turn right into Lady Carrington Road and continue past a small water bridge, there is a sign there that says Otford Valley Farm.Govinda Valley is right next to Otford Valley Farm on the left. By train from Sydney • Take the South Coast Line from the country platform of Central Station. Make sure the train passes through Otford Station. • Get off at Otford Station and cross the platform to the other side. • Walk down the road and take the fi rst right at Lady Carrington Rd. Note the Govinda Valley sign on the corner. • Walk across the weir and take the driveway on the left and walk up into Govinda Valley.
Take your practice to a whole new level at the Yoga Synergy annual weekend yoga retreat held at the lush Govinda Valley.