Our seven day Mind-Body Wellness Retreat will take place at one of Australia’s most desired beachfront coastlines, Oceans Retreat.
We'll guide you through a mind and body experienced carefully prepared to help you re-centre and reconnect within:
Daily classes are lead by Cassie Thomas (Yoga Instructor) and Jessica Maguire (Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor). They work together in each class to assist with modifications and technique correction.
- Yin yoga
- Yang yoga
- Walking meditation
- Connective release work
- Fascial release
Mindfulness and Meditation
- Learn how the restorative practices of meditation and mindfulness can lead to deep relaxation, peace and contentment
- Insight meditation techniques to cultivate self-awareness
- Explore the practices of self-compassion to let go of the inner critic and reconnect to your heart
- Breath work and eastern practices to free the mind and allow you to drop into a state of ease and flow
Optimised Meals and Cooking Lessons
This retreat will showcase how food can be just as enjoyable on the palate as it is good for your body.
The Oceans menu is a colourful and flavorsome exploration of clean, simple and inspiring foods that you can take back to your own dinner table.
With it, you will integrate the Oceans kitchen with yours in the easiest way possible, helping you to optimise your health and wellbeing for life.
All meals and snacks at Oceans Retreat can cater to your specific needs, whether that be gluten free, lactose free or vegetarian. They use free-range, organic wholefoods from local sustainable sources. You will also enjoy a cooking lesson with market fresh produce purchased on our excursion to Byron Bay.
The Northern Rivers region of New South Wales is an area which encompasses the worlds oldest subtropical rainforests, magnificent beaches stretching from the Gold Coast to Byron Bay and mountains forged by ancient volcanoes more than 23 million years ago.
- Visit local markets, explore and spend time in the heart of Byron Bay
- Enjoy a day trip to explore a local majestic mountain that culminates in breathtaking 360 degree views around the ancient caldera with coastal views
- Stand Up Paddleboarding
- Beach walks (just 50 metres away)
- Optional beach fitness sessions
- Whale watching
- Spa treatments with highly experienced practitioners (additional costs apply)
- Airport transfers from the Gold Coast airport
The retreat is open to men and women 18 years and older. This is an opportunity to share a beautiful experience with your partner or a friend. If you are travelling alone but would like to share a room, we can help you find a suitable room-mate.
The yoga, Pilates and meditation sessions are suitable for beginners. We cater for all fitness levels with our combined expertise, making this a personalised and tailored experience. We're happy to discuss this with you prior to the retreat.
Your retreat will be hosted by Cassie Thomas and Jessica Maguire, co-founders of Coming Home To Your Body Retreats.
Since 2006 Cassie has been dedicated to a daily practice of yoga, thriving on the physicality of Asana, the wonder of Pranayama, the basic goodness of Yamas and Niyamas and growth that can occur through meditation. She is the owner of Paraka Yoga studio.
It is her belief that yoga has the potential to bring into the lives of those who practice it a greater balance, and greater awareness oof the world at large. Cassie believes that the practice of yoga has the ability to bring increased clarity into daily life resulting in one simply being the best that they can be.
Paraka yoga is based around the teachings of Tirumalai Krishnamacharya.
The word Paraka is derived from the Tasmania Aboriginal word meaning to Blossom. It has meaning in Sanskrit, inhalation, inspiration.
Throughout the retreat weekend Cassie will be using Vinyasa Flow with emphasis on dynamic movement and flow of breath, meditation and practices of eastern philosophy.
Jessica Maguire is a Physiotherapist, clinical Pilates instructor and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher in Byron Bay.
On discovering the transformative power of Mindfulness, Jess applied the life-changing tool in the treatment of her patients who were then able to reach their health and fitness goals consistently and improve their physical, mental and emotional health. Emphasising the use of mindfulness meditation, mindful movement, contemplative practices and taking time out to retreat from the hectic pace of every day life, Jess co-created the Coming Home to Your Body Retreats in 2016 with Cassie.
Their weekend and week-long retreats are held in Tasmania, Bali and also New South Wales, and join with other practitioners to offer an unforgettable and life changing experience.
After six years running her own physiotherapy practice in Tasmania, Jess undertook a world-wide sabbatical to delve fully into the world of neuroscience and mindfulness, learning from the best teachers and researchers she could find. Extensive travel through Asia and the USA led her to undertaking Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification in Scotts Valley, California with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield, two renowned meditation teachers, psychologists and authors, influential in bringing eastern meditation practices to the western world.
Jess learned about self-compassion from its original researcher, Dr Kristen Neff and also studied mindful movement and neuroscience with psychotherapist and yoga therapist Bo Forbes in London.
These teachings have helped people free themselves from the suffering of fear, stress, worry and shame for over 2500 years and are supported by the most modern research in neuroscience.
Jess blends modern neuroscience and physiotherapy with ancient wisdom to improve wellness and health through the mind-body connection.
We are delighted to have Damien Rider joining us for the week!
Damien is a world record international ultra endurance athlete, well known for paddling 800km on a prone paddle board from the Gold Coast to Sydney. You can find out more about this journey by watching his documentary "Heart of the Sea". He is also a mindset transformation & optimisation specialist and a functional strength & endurance conditioning expert. He'll be taking fitness sessions at the retreat that are challenging, yet achievable.
Please note that places are limited to keep the retreat personalised and intimate.
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