I’m a busy mum, wife, school teacher, yoga teacher, and trainee life coach as well as just about to begin assisting and teaching on a yoga teacher training a few hours a week. I have a dog that needs walking, clothes that need washing and a daughter who won’t sleep at night unless I sit in her room for half an hour until she’s out cold. Sound familiar?
If I didn’t have a good routine of self-care, healthy eating plus a yoga and meditation practice I know I would soon find myself in a messy heap (as I did a few years back before fully taking responsibility for my own health and energy). These practices sustain me and allow me to live each day with awareness, self-compassion and intention. When we live intentionally we can get more achieved from a calm and clear state of mind, make positive choices and feel good about where we are headed knowing we are in control. We can also notice when we need to stop...rest... and digest all that is happening in our lives. Often we are DOING so much that we don’t make time to simply reflect and bring awareness to our lives. Not being aware of or responsible for your choices is ultimately unsustainable. It will stop you in your tracks - I know this as a fact. You need the space and stillness to bring the light of awareness.
Perhaps you have noticed stress or lethargy in your body, maybe some anxiety or a knowledge that you’ve fallen into some not-so-positive habits. Does it feel like you never have enough time to yourself to think straight or even take a shower without being interrupted, let alone get to a yoga class? Often we’re not sure how to restore the balance to feel well and energetic again and with so much going on it can feel too overwhelming to make a positive change and stick to it so we end up doing nothing. We can end up feeling stuck (and damn tired to boot)!
If you are ready to take a step towards positive, rejuvenating and energy-restoring change in your life within a supportive wellness community our “Restore the Balance” retreat day is the perfect first step. When you give yourself permission to have some time out - just for a day - you can hit pause, click off autopilot and reflect on your year so far. You can acknowledge your places of imbalance and gently take steps towards a more harmonious life - with greater clarity.
Your retreat day on Saturday May 27th will be held in the sleepy coastal village of Lennox Head, a short drive South of Byron Bay, at the peaceful ‘Dharma Cottage Yoga’. The day is run by yoga practitioner and educator of 16 years Emma Waters of Jala Yoga in collaboration with EFT practitioner and hypnotherapist Maureen Bracken and Bridget Ann Murray - Sous Chef at one of Byron Shire’s exclusive spa retreats. You will be stretched, strengthened, nourished and relaxed and given the tools and practices to stay balanced in your busy life. Reignite or start a yoga and meditation practice, learn ways to release negative patterns that are getting in the way of a peaceful life, get yogic lifestyle tips for Winter to prevent illness, partake in delicious and nutritious vegetarian wholefoods and learn how to make some yummy recipes at home to fuel yourself and your family. Leave the day feeling calm, with a fresh perspective and renewed vitality. The day runs from 9am to 4pm.
Our community is welcoming, inclusive and non-intimidating and your facilitators have your wellness and peace of mind as their ultimate goal. We’re passionate about women filling their own cup on a regular basis to give from a place of abundance. We know full well how much you are giving to others and we hope that you take the step towards prioritising your own health and happiness via this truly delicious and practical investment in yourself. It truly is worth every cent.