Our first-ever yoga retreat finally took place in November 2021 after a yearlong, pandemic-caused delay. We retreated to the Blue Mountains and let our senses, bodies and minds be inspired by yoga, great company and delicious food.
We met our charming hosts Jeff and Andrew on Friday afternoon. You could tell by their warm welcome that this would be a great place to relax and practise yoga in a beautiful lush setting. Jeff and Andrew build an an eco-friendly refuge in beautiful bush gardens. It has solar power and uses rain water only. The property is surrounded by trees and mountains. There is a very special vibe which you feel immediately when you set foot in the amazing gardens.
The retreat has a shala which overlooks the mountains. We could practice with the window open and the gentle mountain breeze tickled our senses. Our yoga sessions were guided by Franziska. There were asanas, pranayama, and restorative sessions schedule throughout the days.
We were spoiled with luscious vegetarian food which our hosts prepared from the freshest ingredients. Every meal was a highlight not only because of the food but also the pleasant company that this group provided.