Spring Detox Yoga Retreat


Thursday 23 October – Sunday 26 October 2014
4 Days/ 3 Nights
$1280 – Twin Share Room (Per Person) with bathroom
$1580 – Single Private Room with bathroom

It’s that time of the year – flowers are in bloom signifying new beginnings, there is this urge to spring clean the house, and to shift the sluggish feelings in our body. It is time to recharge your wellness goals, practice rejuvenating yoga, to detoxify your body and soothe your senses. Join Miriam on this restorative retreat and revive yourself!

Held at Gymea Eco Retreat & Spa set at the base of Wollumbin (Mt Warning) where you will experience a rejuvenating mix of morning meditation and pranayama, morning yoga and restorative afternoon practice, gourmet organic vegetarian meals, also included are raw foods and yummy cleansing juices, a one-hour healing massage, evening yoga nidra, and a 2-hour day spa session, as well as a cooking class with Anthea Amore from Organic Passion Catering  plus much more.  There will be plenty of time to relax by the pool, personal meditation or relaxation around the retreat.

Gymea Eco Retreat Centre and Day Spa is a sustainable, eco retreat venue and healing spa positioned at the base of majestic Mt Warning (Uki, northern NSW, 75-90 min drive from Brisbane).  With abundant bird life, lush grounds and beautiful nature walks this retreat offers a peaceful space to connect within and develop your yoga practice and healthy lifestyle. There’s a 20-metre magnesium mineral swimming pool for healing dips, a day spa with steam, sauna, Jacuzzi, plunge pool as well as extra massages and facials, Naturopathic or Flower Essence consultations are available at the Gymea Day Spa.

Retreat inclusions:

  • 3 nights/4 days luxury accommodation at Gymea Eco Retreat & Spa
  • Delicious cold-pressed organic juices, herbal teas, smoothies, and all vegetarian meals
  • 1 x 2-hour spa session including Sauna Room, Steam Room, Magnesium Mineral Plunge Pool, and Ozone Hydrotherapy Spa
  • Unlimited access to stunning 20 metre magnesium mineral detoxifying swimming pool
  • A one hour healing massage
  • Morning & afternoon yoga & meditation
  • Nature walks through superb tranquil rainforest
  • Evening Yoga Nidra
  • Amazing cooking class with Anthea Amore
  • And so much more… (have to keep some secrets!)

A Sample Day:

6.30 am:               morning pranayama & meditation
7.00 am:               cleansing juice
7.15 am:               yoga session
9.00 am:               healthy breakfast
10 am:                  spa time / massage / pool / relax / guided nature walk
12.30 pm:             delicious vegetarian lunch
2.00 pm:               spa time / massage / pool / relax / guided nature walk/afternoon tea
4.30 pm:               afternoon yoga
6.30 pm:               nutritious vegetarian dinner
8.00 pm:               yoga nidra (guided relaxation for a good night’s sleep)

Accommodation at Gymea:

All rooms are equipped with a 5-star eco inner sprung latex topped single or king beds and organic sheets. Each room includes its own shower and toilet. If sharing a room please be aware that the shower is situated inside the bedroom however it has an opaque screen so it is not see through. Please select a single room if privacy is an issue for you. If booking a share room we put you with a same sex person.

About Miriam:

Miriam has been immersed in the study and practice of yoga since 1996, embracing teachings as varied as Astanga, Satyananda, Vinyasa and Chi Gung Yoga. Miriam is a fully qualified yoga teacher registered with the Yoga Australia. Having left the corporate world of the spa industry behind her, Miriam now devotes her time fulltime to yoga and yoga teaching. Miriam is a living icon of wellness, her soft but yet firm and dynamic approach with her deep understanding and passion for yoga has led to a beautiful spiritual path she would like to share with others. Since the birth of her beautiful son Keanu she has gained a much deeper understanding of teaching pre-natal and post-natal yoga classes. Her main aim is to help students develop breath awareness, meditative peace, postural alignment and rediscover to have FUN! Become inspired and enjoy the depth of knowledge you will learn from Miriam’s classes.

“Through meditative breath you become one with the posture and experience a moment of perfect stillness that brings you in harmony with the self”.

To Book:

A non-refundable deposit of $300 is required to secure your spot for the retreat.
Email Miriam at miriamvandoorn@optusnet.com.au or phone 0400 187 181 for more information.
Early bird special $1150 twin share/ $1450 single private room paid with deposit and balance by 1 September 2014.
(Otherwise full retreat cost payable by 23 September 2014, payment options available)