Stretch Out Retreat
Time & Location
About The Event
So why stretch?
Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy, and we need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion in the joints. Without it, the muscles shorten and become tight. Then, when you call on the muscles for activity, they are weak and unable to extend all the way. That puts you at risk for joint pain, strains, and muscle damage. For example, sitting in a chair all day results in tight hamstrings in the back of the thigh. That can make it harder to extend your leg or straighten your knee all the way, which inhibits walking. Likewise, when tight muscles are suddenly called on for a strenuous activity that stretches them, such as playing tennis, they may become damaged from suddenly being stretched. Injured muscles may not be strong enough to support the joints, which can lead to joint injury.
Regular stretching keeps muscles long, lean, and flexible, and this means that exertion won't put too much force on the muscle itself. Healthy muscles also help a person with balance problems to avoid falls.
Benefits for the Body and Mind:
- Increases flexibility
- Increases range of motion
- Improves performance in physical activities
- Improves your posture
- Helps to heal and prevent back pain
- Improved sense of balance
- Calms the mind
- Is great for stress relief
- Helps decrease tension headaches
Carole, your trainer is a qualified Master Trainer and has been teaching for over 20 years. This is a great opportunity to learn from someone with many years of experience in the fitness industry.
Your Balance for Life experience includes:
- Early morning beach stretching
- Evening stretch session
- Optional massage (additional cost)
- Yin Yoga
- Meditation & Breathwork sessions
- Cooking class
- 2 nights accommodation
- 6 nutritional & delicious plant-based meals
06:00 Sunrise meditation
10:00 Early morning beach stretching
12:30 Lunch / Cooking class
13:00 Free time / Massage
16:00 Yin Yoga on the Deck
20:00 Evening stretch session
Itinerary and times are subject to change.
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 always make ‘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.
The temperature during the dry season is generally lower than Darwin and considering we are right on the beachfront you may wish to pack some warmer clothes.
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.
- Full fare - Single Room$897$8970$0
- Twin Share - Guest 1$597$5970$0
- Twin Share - Guest 2$597$5970$0
- Massage Treatment$75$750$0