Silent Yoga Retreat Victoria – Don Valley

Friday 10 – Monday 13 June 2022

The quiet path to Inner Stillness and Connection.
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Accommodation

Amarant Retreat – Luxury in the Yarra Ranges

This silent yoga retreat is being held at the stunning Amarant Retreat, about 70km north east of Melbourne. The luxurious, restful, and peaceful surrounds of Amarant are perfect for your deep inner yogic practices. Amarant rests in 25 acres of magical temperate-rainforest on Mount Ben Cairn in the Yarra Ranges National Park, visited daily by birds and other wildlife residing in the surrounding forest.
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The building is set over 3 split levels providing plenty of private space for sleeping, relaxing and talking to fellow retreatants. There is one 4-share room available, all other accommodation is twin share. At Amarant Retreat it is easy to unwind and find a place of inner calm, either outside in the beautiful forest and gardens or inside curled up by the fire. The native birds visit daily, their calls the perfect soundtrack for early morning meditation.

Accommodation Types

We have single, twin and 4 share deluxe rooms available. Here are images of some of the beautiful rooms:

4 Share

Twin Share

Twin Share

Itinerary

Yoga

Mornings will begin with 60-75 minute vinyasa (flow) practice to get the body moving and the mind awake and ready for the day.
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In the afternoon we will practice a lighter yin class.

Meditation

Our meditation sessions will be motived towards connecting with our innate inner stillness. You will be guided through various practices to purify and connect inwardly.
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Morning sessions will be silent, minimally guided.

Mantra

As part of our meditative practice we will work with the vibration of cleansing mantra.

Both Ritu and Sanjay have a long intimate history with the use of mantra in their daily practice.

Friday

Arrive anytime from 4pm.

6:30pm – Dinner

8pm – Welcome and Meditation

Saturday & Sunday

7:30am – Meditation

7:45am – Flow Yoga

9:30am – Breakfast

11:00am – Group activity

12:30pm – Lunch

4:30pm – Yin Yoga

5:30pm – Meditation

6:00pm – Dinner

7:30pm – Group activity

Monday

7:30am – Meditation

7:45am – Flow Yoga

9:30am – Breakfast

11:00am – Group activity

12:30pm – Lunch

2:00pm – Free time / Depart

Testimonials

“Well worth participating. A unique experience that aids reflection in a beautiful location.” Karen

“Amazing experience. Thank you! Perfect opportunity to feel, heal and connect to myself and get the inner guidance.” Ilana

“The retreat was such an amazing, profound experience. It gave space for the meditation and yoga to work their magic.” Anonymous

“Great opportunity to be active, yet reflective.” Anonymous

“The food was so delicious, warm and nourishing. Every meal felt like a plate of love.” Anonymous

“I need the recipes!!! The food was very satisfying and extremely tasty. Certainly made with love.” Anonymous

“Awesome vegetarian food!” Anonymous

“Beautiful setting and divine views.” Anonymous

“Sensational views, comfy beds, perfect fires going 24/7 and plenty of space to explore on your own.” Anonymous

Meals

On this retreat all meals are vegetarian and made fresh. This includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. A warm cup of tea is available at all times.
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Please inform us if you have any special dietary requirements, we will try to accommodate these.

Guidelines

The guidelines for the silent yoga retreat here are to assist your practice and facilitate a deeper experience.

Simple Guidelines

• Attendance at all sessions is required. If you are sick, or cannot attend for any other reasons, please inform Sanjay.
• You must attend each session promptly.
• Silence is to be kept at all times.
• You are requested to stay in the Amarant grounds throughout the yoga retreat.
• No visitors will be allowed during the yoga retreat.

Keep the five Mahayana Precepts

• no killing
• no stealing
• no lying
• no sexual misconduct
• no tobacco, alcohol or other mind altering substances.

What not to Bring
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• Mobile phones are not allowed during the retreat, and you will be requested to deposit your mobile device upon arrival. Phones will not be available during the retreat except in urgent cases.
• Do not bring any non-yogic reading material. A journal is ok.

There will be no internet access for retreat participants. For emergencies there will be an email and phone number which you can give to your family etc. You will be informed of any emergency.

Teachers

This is a Phoenix and Yoga Tree collaboration.

Bringing two yoga communities together to learn, share and evolve.

Ritu

Ritu’s training runs deeply into the roots of yoga and its homeland of India. An inspiring and practical teacher, Ritu brings an ever growing knowledge to the body and mind connection.
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More About Ritu

Sanjay

Sanjay has been leading retreats since 2006 in Australia and Nepal. His knowledge and experience in Mahayana Buddhist teachings and the physical yoga practices makes him a unique teacher.
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Pricing

The prices for this yoga retreat cover your yoga, meditation, teaching and practice sessions, accommodation and delicious vegetarian meals. You will not need any extra money unless you want to go to elsewhere before or after the retreat.
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All share accommodation is single beds.

Single (Private Bathroom)

1 place remaining

$1250 pp

Double bed with private bathroom.

Twin Share (Private Bathroom)

4 places remaining

$1150 pp

Each have private bathrooms.

4 Share (Private Bathroom)

8 places remaining

$910 pp

Private bathroom.

Bookings

A $300 deposit is required to confirm your booking, balance of payment via electronic transfer to secure your place. Full payment is required within 14 days of the retreat. All payments are refundable up to 14 days before the commencement of the retreat, minus booking fees of 5%. Full cost of the retreat will be forfeited if participant cancels within 14 days and the start of the retreat.

Please note that bookings are subject to covid-19 regulations as stated by the Victorian/Australian government.