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Elevate, Create, & Rejuvenate

Margaret River Yoga Retreat

Gilgara
3rd-6th May, 2024
Feel like you need to charge your battery?
Struggling to prioritise your physical and mental wellbeing amongst life’s commitments?
Craving a deeper connection to yourself, others and the world around you?
Good news – we’ve designed a long weekend away just for you.

Join Mel and JB for our ‘Elevate, Create, and Rejuvenate’ retreat amidst the stunning natural beauty of Margaret River.

The schedule blends mindful yoga, meditation, delicious food, therapeutic artwork and outdoor adventures. With plenty of free time to relax, and all activities being optional, you can do exactly as much, or as little, as you need.

The retreat is all-inclusive and perfect for those who care for others. No need to think about meals, appointments or commitments. No obligation to do anything at all except exactly what your heart desires. Let us look after you, so you can fill your cup and be better able to care for others when you return home.

It’s the perfect long weekend getaway to recharge, take a deep breath, and find peace.

Twice-daily yoga and meditation

Your days begin by moving through an invigorating movement-based practice. Build strength and vitality in your body and mind while practising stamina and focus.

As always, there will be options to increase or decrease the level of challenge. We’ll help you feel comfortable and capable, no matter where you are in your yoga journey.

In the evenings, unwind with gentler practices as the sun begins to set. Sink into deep stretches and constructive rest, melting away tension. Explore chanting and mantra, guided meditations and more. You’ll feel rejuvenated and ready for a restful sleep.

Meditation is an integral part of our retreat experience. We’ll help you build comfort, ease and routine in your practice. Developing this habit at the retreat means you’re more likely to continue meditating at home, which has lifelong benefits.

Please bring your own yoga mat and two yoga blocks to the retreat.

These perfectly-balanced practices will leave you feeling refreshed, energised, and recharged when you return to normal daily life.

All-inclusive meals

Anyone that knows us understands that great food is a central focus in our lives! Be prepared to indulge in next-level plant-based food experiences on this magical getaway.

Our caterer, Jess, will be cooking with love on-site in the homestead. She’ll serve wholesome breakfasts, lunches and dinners to leave you feeling nourished and satisfied.

Why plant-based? We’ll be practising the yogic principle of Ahimsa (non-violence) as we clarify body and mind over the long weekend.

Simple dietary requirements (non-coeliac gluten free, onion/garlic free, etc) can easily be catered for. If you have more complicated requirements, please get in touch before booking to discuss.

Create unique art

Join Hills artist Em Vitetta (EV Textile Art) for a workshop on combining embroidery and ink. Explore this fusion of techniques and create your own unique artwork!

First, use simple tracing to transfer a pattern onto fabric. You can either bring a printed line drawing of your own, or choose from the options Em provides.

Next, Em will show you how to use watercolour ink and basic embroidery stitches to bring your artwork to life.

The unique combination of watercolour and embroidery creates beauty, depth and dimension.

Beginners – fear not! Em has designed this workshop to be accessible and approachable. You only need a willingness to explore your creative instincts and embrace the joy of experimentation.

We’ll provide all supplies. You’ll go home with your gorgeous piece and the knowledge to keep creating from the heart.

Connect with nature

We’ve scheduled a group hike, where we’ll explore the breathtaking natural beauty of the area together. Time in nature feeds the soul. Getting amongst the green with a group of like-minded people is the perfect way to connect with yourself and others.

Our hike will last around 2-3 hours and will be of moderate difficulty.

Free time in abundance

Each day has plenty of free time – tailor this holiday to be exactly what you need!

Explore all that Margaret River has to offer, read a book in the stunning gardens or simply take a luxurious nap. Our intention is for you to have plenty of time to explore, rest and unwind every single day.

Accommodation

Gilgara is a serene and enchanting venue that offers a perfect escape from the stressors of daily life. Set amidst beautiful gardens and natural bushland, the venue offers a peaceful and tranquil environment to unwind.

There are two accommodation options available, with your choice of rooms in the homestead or a luxury private apartment. All have reverse-cycle air conditioning.

Please read the full retreat terms and conditions here before booking.

The Homestead

The homestead offers country-style shared accommodation in a traditional farmhouse.

With wide sweeping verandas and high ceilings, you’ll immediately feel at home.

There are five bedrooms in the homestead, each with an ensuite bathroom. Choose from single or twin/couple share.

The rest of the homestead has a shared lounge room, reading/TV room, kitchen and dining room. Our onsite caterer will prepare and serve meals for all retreat attendees in the homestead.

When staying in the homestead, you will come in contact with multiple retreat guests in the communal spaces (perfect if you’re looking for social connection with interesting people!) and can expect some noise as a result of the shared space.

Homestead – Twin/Couple Share

$1,599 (+$150 after Feb 28th)

Pricing per person

Homestead – Private

$1,849 (+$150 after Feb 28th)

Luxury Garden Apartments

Looking for a more private escape? Our luxury garden apartments are for you.
Enjoy spacious self-contained accommodation in a modern, split level, loft style apartment. This quiet and luxurious option has a magnificent outlook, with native garden views. Each apartment comes with a spa bath, king bed, lounge area, TV, DVD player and a fully equipped kitchenette. Single and couple share rooms are available. Twin is unavailable as the beds can’t be split.

Apartment – Couple Share

$1,749 (+$150 after Feb 28th)

Pricing per person

Apartment – Private

$2,149 (+$150 after Feb 28th)

Included in all accommodation options

  • Three nights premium accommodation at the beautiful Gilgara
  • Twice daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared on-site by our experienced caterer
  • Group hike lead by Mel & JB
  • Embroidery & Ink workshop by EV Textile Art
  • A gift bag of delights to take home with you

Not included

  • Travel to and from the venue and Perth
  • Travel to and from the venue and the group hike (it will be close-by and we organise carpools to minimise vehicles needed)
  • Travel insurance, should you choose to obtain it
  • Any activities not in the inclusions list you may choose to explore
  • Any food or drinks outside of our provided catering

Guest requirements

Guests are recommended to have at least six months experience practising yoga to attend. However, this will be an accessible retreat for all levels. If you have any questions or concerns about your suitability to attend please contact us prior to booking, as deposits are non-refundable.

Guests must be at least 18 years of age. Guests under 18 who regularly attend classes at Stone’s Throw Yoga may be permitted, provided they are accompanied by a guardian 18+ years old and are approved by Stone’s Throw Yoga prior to booking.

Example day schedule

  • 7:30 – 9am – Strong movement practice + meditation
  • 9am – Breakfast
  • Free time
  • 12pm – Lunch
  • 2 – 4pm – Embroidery & Ink workshop
  • 5:30 – 7pm – Gentle grounding practice + meditation
  • 7pm – Dinner
  • Free time

About your hosts

Mel & JB
JB & Mel

Hi! We’re Mel and JB, the husband and wife duo who created Stone’s Throw Yoga. We had a vision of a space for people to escape their busy lives and experience the benefits of mindfulness, movement and community, which we’ve embodied in our studio and community.

Yoga and meditation has had a profound impact on our lives, and we’re passionate about sharing that same gift with as many people as possible – especially those who think that yoga isn’t for them!

Our teaching is guided by both ancient yogic traditions and modern movement science. This creates unique experiences that profoundly benefit the body, mind, and spirit. We cultivate spaces that encourage exploration, playfulness and joy. Best of all – we don’t take ourselves too seriously. You can expect to have a giggle in most classes.

We’re firm believers in making the poses fit your body, rather than making your body fit the poses. You’ll feel comfortable and empowered to both challenge yourself and rest when you need to.

Mindfulness and meditation are key aspects of our teaching style, and are woven into all aspects of the practice.

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