Pilates & Yoga Retreat
Time & Location
About The Event
Alongside a daily Yoga and Pilates programme we wil have guided meditations to help you to find focus and set positive intentions for your future.
No matter what your age, meditation is one of the easiest ways to improve your health. Research at the Medical
College of Georgia found that meditation lowered blood pressure and reduced the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Additional studies have demonstrated meditation can reduce chronic pain, decrease levels of stress and pain in
cancer patients, and reduce symptoms in patients with fibromyalgia.
Other studies have indicated meditation may reduce the levels of cortisol, a hormone that in high levels can weaken the immune system and slow down healing. Results from a small study conducted in 1998 with patients suffering from psoriasis lesions indicated meditation can speed up the body’s natural healing process. Some studies have even suggested meditation can help in the prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Carole is a qualified Meditation Teacher. Her teaching methodology is to ‘keep it simple’ starting at the basics and then progressing at an achievable pace.
Benefits of Yoga?
Where to begin?! Yoga has so many benefits for the body, mind and spirit! It is a complete health system and can transform you into radical new ways of being! You will notice improved strength & flexibility, stronger focus and emotional stability. Concentration will improve and you will learn tools to self-heal and self-soothe. Yoga also has many therapeutic benefits such as improved immune functioning, better sleep, eases back pain, helps with depression and anxiety… really the list goes on! The greatest gift yoga can offer you is the opportunity to find a deeper connection with yourself and others.
Benefits for the body
· Improved flexibility, balance and strength
· Improved core strength and cardiovascular endurance
· Increased energy and vitality
· Improved immune functioning and digestion
· Calms the nervous system
· Weight management
Benefits for the mind
· Stress relief
· Improved concentration, determination and mental focus
· Emotional stability
· Transforms old habits into inspiring ways of being
Benefits for your soul
· Emotionally uplifting and life affirming
· Greater self-awareness and well-being
· Connection to spirit and others
Benefits of Pilates
In the 1920s, physical trainer Joseph Pilates introduced Pilates into America as a way to help injured athletes and dancers safely return to exercise and maintain their fitness. Since, then, Pilates has been adapted to suit all people.
Pilates, lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced way. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement.
· Improved flexibility
· Increased muscle strength and tone, particularly abs, lower back, hips and buttocks
· Balanced muscular strength on both sides of the body
· Enhanced muscular control of your back and limbs
· Improved stabilisation of your spine
· Improved posture
· Rehabilitation or prevention of injuries related to muscle imbalances
· Improved physical coordination and balance
· Improved concentration
· Increased body awareness
07:00 Optional Sunrise Pilates to awaken the body
09:00 Free Time and/or Massage
12:30 Lunch /Cooking Class
13:00 Free Time or Massage
17:30 Sunset Beach Yoga & Pilates
20:30 Meditation & Breathwork to help you sleep
Itinerary and times are subject to change.
Your Balance for Life experience includes: 2 nights accommodation and all delicious & healthy meals and snacks.
Our Food for your Soul meals on this retreat are sattvic - meaning it brings peace and enhances the wellbeing of the body, mind and spirit. Your meals will be colourful, beautiful in flavour with aesthetic appeal and plentiful. We believe food should be sustainable, pure and real - supporting and nourishing your body and mind to cleanse and heal.
We will make every effort to accommodate food allergies (i.e. gluten, vegetarian etc), however we will do the best can to cater for your needs.
For safety reasons we are unable to accept guests who have a fatal allergy to any foods. We are not equipped to serve separate meals and as the closest hospital is 2 hours away we prefer not to put anyone at risk.
GETTING READY TO GO
What to Pack
Keep it simple. The pillows are quite high and firm, so you may wish to pack your own ‘special’ pillow.
Balance for Life will provide ‘healthy snacks’ however please feel free to pack some of your own ‘special’ snacks.
Bring 2-4 sets of workout gear (shorts and sports tops) as a minimum and 2 pairs of shoes (1 old pair, just in case one pair gets wet).
Balance for Life sessions
Comfortable stretch pants and fitted t’s. Please bring your own yoga mat. Balance for Life can supply a mat if you do not have your own. Additional props will be provided.
Lightweight casual clothes for the tropics including wet weather (poncho). Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, umbrella and/or poncho (raincoat), insect repellent, hand sanitiser, refillable water bottle – it’s the tropics. However, please pack accordingly for the dry season as we are right on the beachfront and the temperature is a few degrees lower than Darwin.
There will be free time allocated each day so you may wish to bring a book.
Staying in touch
Telstra is the only carrier that provides mobile reception in Dundee.
Ensure you have 1 lockable bag for your valuables.
Be prepared to challenge yourself and have a lot of fun. Most importantly pack an open mind and a belly full of laughs! You are about to have a very unique experience.
- Single Room$897$8970$0
- Twin Share - Guest 1$597$5970$0
- Twin Share - Guest 2$597$5970$0
- Massage Treatment$75$750$0
- Book Now - Pay in Instalments$100$1000$0