The Dance of Duality - w Erika Newberry


Replenish: Restorative, Yin, Massage - w Angela Robb


Grounded, Steady & Open to Joy - w Antonia Pont


Embodying Expansion & Embracing Change - w Erika Newberry


The Art of Transitions: resting, doing, creating - w Antonia Pont


Replenish: Restorative, Yin, Massage - w Angela Robb


The Art of Self Care - w Erika Newberry


Clarity of Purpose: Setting Direction - w Erika Newberry


Grounded, Steady & Open to Joy - w Antonia Pont


Replenish: Restorative, Yin, Massage - w Angela Robb


The Dance of Duality - w Erika Newberry


Time, Space, Clarity and Kindness - w Antonia Pont


Replenish: Restorative, Yin, Massage - w Angela Robb

The retreats are held at Clearview Retreat, a residential retreat centre ninety minutes north of Melbourne in the King Parrot Valley in central Victoria. Clearview Retreat backs onto the Tallarook forest and ranges, with immense views 100 kilometres across to Mount Buller and other spectacular mountain ranges.

18-20 June 2021 (2-day retreat)


6-8 August 2021 (2-day retreat)


13-15 August 2021 (2-day retreat)


17-19 Sept 2021 (2-day retreat)


29 Oct-1 Nov 2021 (3-day retreat)


19-21 Nov 2021 (2-day retreat)


3-5 Dec 2022 (2-day retreat)


7-9 Jan 2022 (2-day retreat)


21-23 Jan 2022 (2-day retreat)


28-30 Jan 2022 (2-day retreat)


1-3 April 2022 (2-day retreat)


14-18 April 2022 (4-day retreat)


29 Apr-1 May 2022 (2-day retreat)

This is a range of workshops to expand and deepen our understanding of yoga. In a class situation we often only get to practice postures, yet yoga has an insightful, practical and fascinating body of knowledge regarding the workings of the mind and the soul, as relevant today as it was 4,000 years ago.


Each Weekend Mountain Yoga Retreat involves yoga classes, relaxation, meditation, some periods of silence, and guided walks. The structure of each workshop is the same, but different themes are focussed on each weekend.

Home-cooked, delicious, inspiring vegetarian meals are provided, beginning with Friday night dinner. Special diets are catered for.

More retreats will be scheduled for 2022 - check the website later for updates or ask to be put on our email list.

Enquiries:

Send an emailmailto:diversity@diversity.org.au?subject=Ask%20Clearviewmailto:diversity@diversity.org.au?subject=Ask%20Clearviewshapeimage_10_link_0

Jocelyn Bennett, ph 0437 813 737


2-day retreats

$ 395 per person: yoga tuition + all meals + camping (BYO tent & camping gear)

$ 450 per person: yoga tuition + all meals + sharing bedroom (2 or 3 people in a room)

$ 515 per person: yoga tuition + all meals + one person to a bedroom


3-day retreats

$ 590 per person: yoga tuition + all meals + camping (BYO tent & camping gear)

$ 670 per person: yoga tuition + all meals + sharing bedroom (2 or 3 people in a room)

$ 770 per person: yoga tuition + all meals + one person to a bedroom


4-day retreats

$ 790 per person: yoga tuition + all meals + camping (BYO tent & camping gear)

$ 900 per person: yoga tuition + all meals + sharing bedroom (2 or 3 people in a room)

$ 1030 per person:  yoga tuition + all meals + one person to a bedroom


Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Two-day retreats have 5 yoga sessions. Three-day retreats have 7 yoga sessions. Four-day retreats have 9 or more yoga sessions. Free time between yoga sessions allows guests to rest and explore. Class sizes are kept small and students of all levels of experience are welcome. If there are areas of particular interest or special needs, i.e. injuries or pregnancy, please let us know in advance so we are able to better tailor the program to suit you.

When:

Cost:

2-day retreat: 7pm Fri until 3pm Sun


3-day retreat: 7pm Fri until 3pm Mon


4-day retreat: 7pm Fri until 3pm Tues

2-day retreat: $ 395, $ 450 or $ 515


3-day retreat: $ 590, $ 670 or $ 770


4-day retreat: $ 790, $ 900 or $ 1030




~ Price includes yoga, accommodation & food and

varies with level of accommodation (one person to a bedroom, sharing bedroom or camping).




~ For full range of price options, see below

  1. ~ Gift certificates are available, and are valid for 12 months from date of purchase

  2. ~ GST is included in these prices

  3. ~ Non-refundable and non-transferable deposit to secure booking: $ 150

  4. ~ Balance to be paid 3 weeks before retreat

  5. ~ Full fee is forfeited, & non-transferable, if booking is cancelled by guest less than 1 week before retreat

Antonia Pont has been practicing yoga for almost two decades, and studying zen since 1996. She has trained and practiced with teachers in Australia, India and Europe, and has taught locally and internationally. She completed her first teacher training in Melbourne, with Paul Wooden of Gertrude Street Yoga in 2004. She then trained in the Vijnana tradition and received certification as a Vijnana teacher from the founder of the style, Orit Sen-Gupta, in 2011. She continues to study with Orit, and edited Orit’s book, The Heart of Yoga. Antonia has established Vijnana Yoga Australia in central Melbourne,which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2019. Her approach to teaching postures, breath and meditation is precise, steady, and sometimes irreverent. She encourages students to trust the strengthening and startling journey that practice can be, and to integrate this wisdom into their lives off the mat. She is a scholar, poet and essayist, and works at Deakin University. www.vijnanayogaaustralia.org

(*Clearview Retreat also offers nature meditation retreats.

See Nature Meditation Retreats and for details.)

In our day-to-day lives, we can maintain practice well; we can extend what we understand and develop our capacities. It is, however, on rare occasions that we are truly able to devote a solid amount of time to the four aspects of yoga (sitting, breathing, postures and study) with the practical support that a retreat rhythm offers. Over the course of a longer retreat, we can find ourselves with the space and clarity for our outdated versions of self to drop away, for our habitual preoccupations to lighten and for gentle strength, sustainable wisdom and heartfulness to surface. This retreat will focus on building the robust core, listening for alignment, settling our sitting practice and refining the breath. These techniques, practised intelligently, allow the body and heart-mind to touch its potential to be at once stable and expansive, connected to oneself and able to respond to others and a changing world.

Erika Newberry has been a dedicated yoga practitioner for over 16 years and has been teaching since 2011. She completed her initial yoga teacher training at the Australian Yoga Academy in Melbourne and then went on to study yogic philosophy, yin yoga, laughter yoga, trauma sensitive yoga and yoga therapy. Erika teaches at a number of yoga studio and gyms around Melbourne as well as offering private yoga therapy sessions, corporate yoga and specialised yoga sessions/programs for hospitals and schools. Erika loves the richness of yoga: how it can help bring the body and mind together and promote a wholeness of our experience of being in our body. Erika loves that yoga teaches us to breathe fully, to trust our own experience and to respond in a way that is appropriate, kind and sustainable for us. Her classes are deeply nourishing and nurturing for both the body and the mind. www.changewithyoga.com  

Each yoga retreat is limited to small numbers of people (8 max).

As we enter the ‘silly season’, life can get pretty hectic. The end of the year can also be a challenging and sometimes triggering time for many people, and it becomes even more important to take good care of ourselves. This retreat is the perfect opportunity to create a pause, to observe how we really are, and tend to our needs. We will explore meditation practices to build body/mind awareness. Hatha/slow flow yoga will be practiced in the mornings to tap into our inner strength and to find focus, followed by nourishing yin yoga in the afternoon to balance energy. We’ll also take some time out to explore practices that we can integrate into daily life to help promote harmony and self-care. Expect some deep relaxation practices to be thrown into the mix to bring even more support for our system in those times when we really need it the most.

Angela Robb: Over twenty years of personally enjoying the transformative benefits of yoga inspires Angela to share what she loves. Angela’s nurturing and intelligent style arouses connection with one’s own vitality and sense of centre and relaxation. During the nine years Angela has been teaching yoga, her meaningful classes have allowed students to discover the joy of yoga; physically, mentally, energetically and spiritually. Angela has an Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching - a 2 year, 1300+ hour course, from the Academy of Yoga Learning Australia. A trained massage therapist, Angela specialises in Thai Yoga Massage, which she integrates in her Restorative and Yin Yoga classes. Angela has additionally completed teacher training with some of the world’s renowned yoga teachers: Shiva Rae, Judith Lasater and Donna Farhi, and completed teacher training in Restorative Yoga, Pre-natal Yoga, Nada Yoga (the yoga of sound), Laughter Yoga, and Chakra Vinyasa Flow.

We all deserve time to step out of daily habits and routines, space for rest, space to let the clutter of the mind fall away…exposing our true nature of joy and calm exuberance. Relaxed and nurtured, our natural clarity and centre surfaces; we again feel connected and purposeful, vital in body and mind. This retreat will guide you on this journey, giving the gift of slowing down. Slowing down to experience your natural state of connection, joy and peace. You will be expertly guided through a course of Restorative Yin Yoga practices that are sprinkled with massage to enhance the release. The retreat program is highlighted with Yoga Nidra Meditation, gentle morning yoga-flow, sound meditation, nature walks and a personal massage for each retreatant. The collection of practices initiates a shift of energy to clear out that which is stuck and stagnant, creating space for new inspiration and personal freedom.

We all deserve time to step out of daily habits and routines, space for rest, space to let the clutter of the mind fall away…exposing our true nature of joy and calm exuberance. Relaxed and nurtured, our natural clarity and centre surfaces; we again feel connected and purposeful, vital in body and mind. This retreat will guide you on this journey, giving the gift of slowing down. Slowing down to experience your natural state of connection, joy and peace. You will be expertly guided through a course of Restorative Yin Yoga practices that are sprinkled with massage to enhance the release. The retreat program is highlighted with Yoga Nidra Meditation, gentle morning yoga-flow, sound meditation, nature walks and a personal massage for each retreatant. The collection of practices initiates a shift of energy to clear out that which is stuck and stagnant, creating space for new inspiration and personal freedom.

Yoga is a training in being able to transition - whether we are moving from one pose smoothly and safely into another, navigating a shifting personal relationship, or beginning a new job. Moving from activity to resting and back again may also be something we want to cultivate. Transitions are a learning space for humans, but we can prepare our organism for a steadier process, remaining kind, intelligent and responsive in the face of change. This weekend, come and learn from the tradition of Vijnana Yoga, to practise those simple transitions from smooth movement, to the stillness of meditation, into the depths of release and relaxation, and back again. What we learn on the mat, reflects in our creative, professional and shared lives off the mat.

Give yourself this weekend to remind the body-heart-mind of its inherent understanding of alignment and strength, and the portals onto simple happiness. The wisdom texts say that although the mind finds itself within eddies of stress and confusion, in the same way, once we begin practising, this direction of clarity also has its own building momentum. This training brings us more quickly back to clarity, happiness and a reliable centre. Over two days, we’ll explore the techniques of Vijnana Yoga, focusing on foot wisdom (for balance, core strength and alignment), the heart centre, and the ‘quiet spine’ (in meditation, and in both yogic and daily doings).

As we go through and experience life’s challenges, we can sometimes feel stuck physically and mentally. This retreat will promote connection to yourself, to the land/nature and to each other, reminding each of us that we are more than our stuck-ness and that life is constantly in an ebb and flow. Through movement and breath-based practices we can explore a felt sense of expansion, opening us up to new possibilities and establishing personal agency. By creating connection with our present moment experience we can be an active participant in life’s unfolding, moment to moment. Throughout this retreat we will explore yoga forms and breathing practices to help stimulate the flow of prana (life force); along with meditation, reflection, and journaling to help illuminate our way of moving through change.

The New Year is a great time for setting goals and resolutions, but how often do we lose sight of them as the year goes on? Change can be really exciting and challenging all rolled in to one. In this retreat we will look at setting intentions from a yogic perspective and how to integrate this into our lives in a sustainable and manageable way. Through a daily practice of yoga and meditation we explore how our intentions relate to our present moment experience and how we can explore basing our decisions on what we value the most. This retreat will offer us the time and space to re-establish purpose and direction through body-mind connection. Within these two days you can expect meditation to help establish self-awareness, slow flow to remind us of our inner strength; and yin, to connect us with the subtle flow of energy in and around us.

Give yourself this weekend to remind the body-heart-mind of its inherent understanding of alignment and strength, and the portals onto simple happiness. The wisdom texts say that although the mind finds itself within eddies of stress and confusion, in the same way, once we begin practising, this direction of clarity also has its own building momentum. This training brings us more quickly back to clarity, happiness and a reliable centre. Over two days, we’ll explore the techniques of Vijnana Yoga, focusing on foot wisdom (for balance, core strength and alignment), the heart centre, and the ‘quiet spine’ (in meditation, and in both yogic and daily doings).

We all deserve time to step out of daily habits and routines, space for rest, space to let the clutter of the mind fall away…exposing our true nature of joy and calm exuberance. Relaxed and nurtured, our natural clarity and centre surfaces; we again feel connected and purposeful, vital in body and mind. This retreat will guide you on this journey, giving the gift of slowing down. Slowing down to experience your natural state of connection, joy and peace. You will be expertly guided through a course of Restorative Yin Yoga practices that are sprinkled with massage to enhance the release. The retreat program is highlighted with Yoga Nidra Meditation, gentle morning yoga-flow, sound meditation, nature walks and a personal massage for each retreatant. The collection of practices initiates a shift of energy to clear out that which is stuck and stagnant, creating space for new inspiration and personal freedom.

The dance between the yin and the yang, the light and the shadow side, the sun and moon; these opposing forces are represented everywhere, not only around us but also within us. This 2 day retreat offers you the opportunity to use your yoga practice to explore the dance of duality within, by bringing awareness to physical sensations, emotions and energetic flow. The integration of mindfulness practices within both dynamic and quieter yoga styles allows you to become more skilful in your own application of the practice in order to promote balance to your current state. This retreat will offer an exploration of Hatha and Yin yoga styles as well as meditation. You can expect some mantra (sound), mudra (hand gestures) and pranayama (breath practices) to be thrown into the mix so that you can explore the more subtle practices that are not always offered in regular classes, all woven together with some yogic philosophy.

We all deserve time to step out of daily habits and routines, space for rest, space to let the clutter of the mind fall away…exposing our true nature of joy and calm exuberance. Relaxed and nurtured, our natural clarity and centre surfaces; we again feel connected and purposeful, vital in body and mind. This retreat will guide you on this journey, giving the gift of slowing down. Slowing down to experience your natural state of connection, joy and peace. You will be expertly guided through a course of Restorative Yin Yoga practices that are sprinkled with massage to enhance the release. The retreat program is highlighted with Yoga Nidra Meditation, gentle morning yoga-flow, sound meditation, nature walks and a personal massage for each retreatant. The collection of practices initiates a shift of energy to clear out that which is stuck and stagnant, creating space for new inspiration and personal freedom.