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Great Otway National Park, Lorne

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Cora Lynn Cascades to Saint George River

Great Otway National Park, Lorne

Our 2018 Wilderness Yoga opening retreat! Join us on the first weekend of February for a grounding and inspiring immersion into the wild. We start our journey together on the Saturday for a full day Wilderness Yoga adventure, and meet again on the Sunday morning for a bonus yoga and meditation practice.

Saturday: Journey Into the Wild

This glorious adventure takes us through one of the most spectacular walks you'll ever experience! Through tall eucalypt forest we find our way to the beautiful Core Lynn Cascades. We then descend into gorgeous gullies of tree ferns and mosses, and spend the next 3.5km hopping through more than 22 stunning creek crossings, before arriving at the impressive Phantom Falls. We then wind our way downstream to the mouth of the Saint George River as the landscape opens to the Great Ocean Road and a little sandy beach overlooking Bass Strait; ready for us to take a refreshing dip or rest our feet in the sand!

Sunday: Stay Wild

On the Sunday morning we will meet on a quiet strip of beach, with stunning ocean views, for a blissful yoga and meditation practice to complete our journey into the wild, and learn how to take the wilderness with us wherever we go. 

 

When and where:

  • Saturday the 3rd of February 2018

    • Great Otways National Park, Lorne

    • 8.30am to (approx.) 6.30pm

    • Meeting place provided after registration + in your email confirmation (a 10 minute drive from Lorne town centre)

 

       Plus, a bonus chilled morning practice...

  • Sunday the 4th of February 2018:

    • Lorne beach

    • 7.30am to 9.30am

    • Meeting place provided closer to the retreat date                                  (a 5-10 minute walk from town centre)

The hike: 12km (~4 hour hike). Graded Easy-Moderate* (read below)

The yoga: Vinyasa flow (beginners welcome)

Cost: $200 for a full day retreat, plus bonus morning practice

Your $200 investment includes:

  • Saturday: full day**

    • welcome chai + snacks on arrival

    • special welcome ceremony (juicy details coming soon!)

    • 4 hour guided hike (hiking time may vary)

    • 1 hour yoga class

    • 5 meditation + mindfulness classes

    • rest breaks (lunch not provided, BYO)

    • self exploration practice + intention setting (+ secret gift!)

    • time for ocean swimming!

    • transport back to the meeting place at the end

  • Sunday: morning

    • welcome chai + snacks on arrival

    • 30 minute meditation class

    • 1 hour yoga class

    • closing meditation + intention setting

    • special Wilderness Yoga 2018 launch eco-gifts!

  • Stunning views + good vibes + admittance to the Wild Tribe community

Guided by Dr Belinda Christie, Environmental Scientist + Yoga Teacher.

 

**Travel + accommodation:

Arrange your own travel to the start of our Saturday hike, and to/from the Sunday morning beach location. We will arrange transport at the end of the Saturday hike to return you to your car or into town. Camping, glamping, or 5 star? Choose and book your own accommodation to create your perfect weekend getaway! (Some suggestions included in registration).

* Please read - Moderate hiking grade:

While this hike is literally all down hill (apart from a ~2 metre uphill section), there are more than 22 creek crossings over 3.5km which are slippery, muddy (even in high summer) and require some rock hoping and balance. Expect to fall gracefully (or not so!)! We will be supporting and helping each other through these sections - a good exercise in trust! The rest of the trail is easy level walking on well-made downhill or flat trails. Uneven surfaces will be present throughout (rocks, tree roots, etc).

Note: This is not a "walk in the park" :) As with all hikes in wilderness areas, the walking trails will of course be unpaved (these are not suburban parks). As such, all hikes (including those categoried as 'easy') will have plentiful uneven ground, rough, slippery and undulating surfaces. This is the wild after all! If you have any concerns about the trail, or any injuries or illnesses which you'd like to discuss, please feel free to contact us (there is also a place to provide this info during online registration).

With wholehearted gratitude for country, spirit, and its people, throughout the lands on which we live, teach, and practice, we respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, their cultures, knowledge, and their continuing care for their country. We pay respect to their Elders past, present, and future. Sovereignty was never ceded.

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