Thursday 26 - Sunday 29 September

AFL grand final long weekend

This retreat is being offered by Heather Kitchen for interstate visitors (residential) and locals (non-residential).

Imagine yourself enjoying a long weekend away that is dedicated to YOU. Delight in early morning ocean swims before heading off to the beautiful, light and spacious Maroochydore Yoga Centre to experience an invigorating yoga class, followed by a delicious brunch shared with your fellow yogi’s. With free time to enjoy the beach, boardwalk, Mooloolaba shops or cafes, you’ll soak up the warmth of the Queensland sun and revel in your “ME TIME”. Perhaps you’ll fit in a massage before our delightfully relaxing restorative yoga session in the late afternoon. End this incredible day laughing with new friends over a delicious and nourishing vegetarian dinner before falling into bed for a rejuvenating nights sleep…. then repeat!!!

If your soul is craving a retreat from the daily grind and you’re longing to reconnect with yourSELF, this is the weekend that is specifically designed for YOU.

This unmissable retreat experience will have you feeling relaxed and nourished from the inside out… you will remember this weekend for a long time.

Everything is taken care of including the collective use of a hire car in order to travel between your apartment and the yoga studio, along with pick up and drop off at the Sunshine Coast (Maroochydore) airport. All you need to do is turn up.

Plus you’ll be able to pick Heather’s brain for inspiration on…

  • creating a home practice

  • bringing yoga into your daily life

  • working towards a yoga pose that seems to elude you

What others say….

"Whilst spending the preceding weeks justifying the 'indulgence' of a yoga retreat, I have realised, after such an amazing weekend with Heather, that it is impossible to continue to nurture others without taking some time to nurture ones self. As a midwife and mum to two busy boys, it is difficult to find the time for self reflection and nourishment.  The yoga retreat was a weekend of terrific company, lovely yoga, both restorative and dynamic, incredible food and generous hospitality from Heather.  Not an indulgence at all….a periodic necessity!  Thanks Heather….look forward to the next visit!

Mandy


Accommodation

Take a few steps from your apartment and you’re on the beach.

There is a delightful boardwalk to stroll along, shops and cafes to visit, wonderfully warm sand to feel between your toes and of course the delicious ocean to swim in.

Your accommodation will be a genuine coastal feel 4 bedroom apartment on Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba. With a range of different bedding options, choose from: having your own bedroom, or sharing a bedroom (twin or triple share). Couples can have a Queen room with ensuite (if still available).

What others say….

“Thank you so much Heather for such a beautiful 3 day yoga retreat. You are a very gifted teacher and a talented cook as well. Rob and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and connection with other like minded yogis. Thank you for organising the apartment which has been spacious and in a wonderful location so we could not only enjoy nature but the beach environment. I have loved my morning walks and swims before yoga. You had put a lot of care and thought into organising this special long weekend.” 

Christine

Food

Your body will thank you for eating so well over this retreat weekend, with delicious and nutritious vegetarian meals that are made with love. (Dietary requirements can be catered for).

You’ll even be treated to one (or maybe more) of Heather’s fabulous cakes :) :) :)

Sooo much to love.

What others say….

"What a wonderful experience. The opportunity to immerse into practice for 3 days. Thank you for the wonderful hospitality, delicious food & wonderful company. A good sized group - not too many people - with a chance to talk to all."

Kim

Program


Thursday 26 September

Arrive….

We will arrange to have you picked up from the Sunshine Coast (Maroochydore) airport and taken to your accommodation.

6.00pm - dinner



Friday 27 September

7.15 - 9.15am - dynamic asana class

9.30 - 10.30am - brunch

10.30 - 4.00pm - free time (swim, beach-time, relax, snooze, read, massage etc)

4.00 - 5.30pm - restorative yoga and pranayama

6.00 - 7.30pm - dinner



Saturday 28 September

6.00 - 8.00am - dynamic asana class

8.15 - 9.15am - brunch

9.15 - 4.00pm - free time (swim, beach-time, relax, snooze, read, massage, visit Eumundi markets etc)

4.00 - 5.30pm - restorative yoga and pranayama

6.00 - 7.30pm - dinner



Sunday 29 September

8.00 - 10.00am - dynamic asana class

10.15 - 11.15am - brunch

11.15 - goodbyes and depart

We will arrange to take you to the Sunshine Coast (Maroochydore) airport.

Good idea to book your departing flight for after 1pm so there’s plenty of time to get you to the airport for check in.

What others say….

“Having been on one of Heather's wonderful retreats in Victoria, I was very excited to go to one on the Sunshine Coast. Mooloolaba was the perfect spot to stay, next to a stunning beach and easy access to the local shops. The food was magnificent - and healthy! Heather crafted each yoga class based on the feel of the group and they were a great balance of dynamic and challenging then in the afternoons, restorative and calming. Overall, it was a wonderful way to spend three days and so great to be with such fabulous people. Thank you Heather for such a great retreat! I'll be back.”

Felicity



Pricing - Residential

SHARED BEDROOM - $750

PRIVATE BEDROOM - $850

Pay your deposit today and secure your spot. Balance of payment due 20 September.

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DEPOSIT for RESIDENTIAL Retreat
120.00

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Pricing - Non-Residential

This retreat is open to locals who wish to attend the yoga sessions but don’t need the accommodation or for those who wish to arrange their own accommodation.

YOGA CLASSES ONLY - $210

YOGA CLASSES AND MEALS - $360

There will be three dinners and three brunches served as part of the retreat.

MYC members receive 10% discount. (Please notify us to allocate discount).

Pay your deposit today to secure your spot.

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DEPOSIT for NON-RESIDENTIAL Retreat
60.00

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What others say….

"An amazing 3 days, with lots of yoga, meditation and pranayama. The yoga sessions were the best and the food was divine."

Sushil


What’s included - Residential

  • Airport pick up and drop off (Maroochydore airport on 26 Sept and 29 Sept)

  • Hire car to share with your fellow yogi’s for travel between your apartment and the yoga studio

  • 3 fabulous, dynamic morning yoga classes (2 hours each) held in a beautiful, spacious, light filled and fully equipped Iyengar yoga studio

  • 2 delightful, soothing restorative and pranayama classes (1 and half hour each) held in the same studio

  • 3 nights accommodation right next to the beach on Mooloolaba Spit

  • 3 delicious, nutritious vegetarian dinners

  • 3 scrumptious, healthful brunches

  • Unlimited access to the beach :)

  • Plenty of free time

What’s included - Non-Residential

  • 3 fabulous, dynamic morning yoga classes (2 hours each) held in a beautiful, spacious, light filled and fully equipped Iyengar yoga studio

  • 2 delightful, soothing restorative and pranayama classes (1 and half hour each) held in the same studio

If you are choosing the Non-Residential “with meals” option these are also included:

  • 3 delicious, nutritious vegetarian dinners

  • 3 scrumptious, healthful brunches

About Heather

Heather began teaching yoga in 1997 and has extensive experience teaching all levels of ability. She was one of the co-founding members of Yarraville Yoga Centre in Melbourne's inner west in 2003 which became one of Australia's largest and busiest yoga studios. She has been running weekend yoga retreats since 2007. Heather relocated to the Sunshine Coast with her family in 2014. The philosophy of yoga is central to Heather’s teaching and practice, without that she believes we’re just doing something technical with the body. Her primary motivation is to encourage others to connect with their capacity for mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing through the path of yoga thus creating a sense of wholeness.

Heather has studied with numerous senior Iyengar Yoga teachers within Australia and has attended the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Institute in India.

Heather is a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher at Intermediate Junior Level 2, a registered senior teacher with Yoga Australia and the founder of Maroochydore Yoga Centre.

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