It is time to bust a move, time to explore, and time to feel magnificent. This weekend we let our mind and body delve into a new space, by removing ourselves from the same old routine, we will dance and do yoga, it’s food for the soul, pure nourishment and mega vitamin M (movement)! You will experience the magic inherent in Nia Dance Technique. It is an expressive workout with a difference. Incorporating 52 simple movements from dance arts, martial arts and healing arts this class helps you to embody joy and pleasure in your movements.
Participants have the option to book for a treatment (by appointment only) during the retreat.
This Is For You
If you are feeling uncreative, unmotivated, feeling stuck in your habits, and going through the same routine over and over again. It is time to be reminded that magic never happens in our comfort zone. Our past, given circumstances, careers, and relationships makes or breaks our human experience into something that is exciting, full of joy, or something that is frustrating, and …yawn…
That is where we can shift, do something fresh, come to a new surrounding, try new food, meet new people and allow new opportunities for discovery.
Central Theme of the Retreat
Feel Good is the theme of the retreat - An opportunity to move our body and feel good; and by that we keep our brain, nervous system, gut and circulatory system healthy. Here is a good read by Yoga for healthy aging.
Something about Nia Dance…
Nia is an expressive workout that combines dance arts, martial arts and healing arts. It teaches you to listen to your greatest teacher – your body. When we dance, we take off our shoes and honour the body’s natural design and function, and learn to move in ways that release stress & tension and connect with joy & pleasure in movement.
Through it's healing principles, Nia has fundamentally changed people’s lives. We work with 5 sensations of fitness; Flexibility, Agility, Mobility, Strength and Stability, which will help you to feel a holistic sense of fitness and wellness.
There is a type of magic inherent in Nia which is difficult to explain, and we put this down to the fact that it is designed to touch the heart and soul. The soul stirring music and movements in this fitness practice will have you feeling uplifted in your spirit and your body.
All Levels of Yoga Experience Welcome
Both beginners and more advance yogis are very welcome. This weekend retreat has been designed to accommodate different levels of experience for yoga, and the poses will be adapted for that. You will enjoy the experience and will be part of a group of participants who will be attending for many different reasons. This is a wonderful chance to cultivate awareness and feel replenished.
Read more about Gwen… Gwen is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, E-RYT® 200, YACEP®
Nannup Hideway is 45mins from Busselton, 60mins from Pemberton and 90mins from Margaret River. It is a treat on its own driving up the hill through the massive pine tree growth. It is indeed a hideaway! situated on the top of the hill away from the hustle and bustle of life. I am truly thankful to be able to hold Re-connecting Body Mind and Spirit Weekend Retreat here recently. Being at the top of the hill was somewhat aligned with the teachings of Space that was covered in one of the key points on Why Spirit Matters. The whole atmosphere brought out a euphoric sense of freedom. Last but not least, the yoga space is spacious and beautiful overlooking the hills and forests along two sides of the room.
The Food (depending on location)
The food menu is based on the concept of ancient eastern concept of Yin and Yang, means managing our imbalances, eating primarily whole grains, vegetables, beans, and sea vegetables. Using sea salt, miso, soy sauce, gomashio or natural condiments. The goal is to provide the body with essential nutrients without loading it with excesses that must be eliminated or stored, and restore the body’s own healing power.
Passionate and Heartfelt Host
Leisa Harding is the owner of Nannup Hideaway. It has been such an amazing experience working with Leisa. I especially love the trust that she has, which shows with her big, open heart. Her assistance with the space setting, and with the food, that was Japanese concept which was so new to her, she did it brilliantly. Leisa is very cooperative and tries her best in what ever she does.
• All vegetarian meals
• 4 Yoga classes with Gwen
• 2 Nia Dance with Simone
• 2 Group pranayama and meditation
• 2 Nights accommodation (for residential)
Other services / activities available
- Body massage
- Foot reflexology
- Private yogic consultation through your elements
- Sweat lodge ceremony (minimum participants required)
- Shamanic body work
- Breath work
* All services and activities has to be booked prior to the retreat.
Fee (price is not GST inclusive)
Residential (queen share): $650
Residential (single): $799
Non-Residential: Please contact Leisa email@example.com or Gwen firstname.lastname@example.org regarding your interests.
Single: Please contact Nannup Hideaway Spa Cotteages & Retreat directly. Availability subject to number of bookings.
Please note: Residential accommodation is limited. We strongly suggest booking early to avoid disappointment.