Beautiful Yoga Retreat was a Hit

Retreat in the Blue Mountains

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 Shala

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.

I absolutely loved it.  You did an amazing job putting it together and running the sessions.  And after so many years of knowing you as my yoga instructor,  it was really nice to relax with you and get to know you better.  And the same for all the people I have been doing yoga with for so many years.  The schedule of yoga sessions was perfect in that I like the mix of asana’s, pranayama, and restorative sessions.  There was a good balance of yoga practice and time to relax.  The retreat accommodation was great and the food was wonderful

Ling C.
View from the shala