'Find Your Balance' Retreats
Find Your Balance Retreats give you the opportunity to feel both revitalised and energised, and deeply rested and restored, while exploring beautiful parts of the world and making new friends. Both healthy and indulgent, our retreats are a chance to profoundly nourish yourself whilst deepening – or perhaps beginning – your yoga practice.
I run Find Your Balance Retreats with my good friend, Senior Astanga teacher Sarah Vaughan. We first met on the mat twelve years ago, and a strong friendship soon developed though our love of yoga. We realised that our distinct teachings were very complementary to each other, and after running some workshops together we decided to follow our dream of sharing retreats in interesting locations. After all, with Sarah living in London where she runs her long-standing successful studio The Yoga Hutch, and me based in Australia, it was the perfect way to get together through our shared passion for yoga!
We are now in our fourth year of running retreats together and we love to share this balance of vital energy and deep peace with our guests. A week of retreat gives you the time and space needed to establish and integrate the teachings of yoga and carry them forwards into your life.
We love having the opportunity to share our offerings with you in beautiful places, and we’re very particular about finding just the right spot – the yoga shala has to be a good size and exclusively for our use, the accommodation must be plentiful and attractive and comfortable with a range to suit different budgets, the food is incredibly important and has to be delicious, abundant, healthy and cater to different needs… and that’s before we consider things like local adventures, cultural interests, whether we want to do beach, mountains or country, short or long haul, ease of transport, safety for our guests, spa treatments, affordability, interesting things for non-yogi partners (who are always welcome) to do…. We’re pretty fussy! We’ve been incredibly fortunate to find some wonderful venues, and you can be sure that when you join us on retreat, a great deal of care and thought has gone into making your experience a very special one.
Our days begin with sunrise meditation, followed by an Astanga yoga practice with Sarah and supported by me. In the late afternoon we come together for my speciality – a deeply relaxing class which combines slow Hatha, Yin and Restorative yoga practices and finishes with you lying down for a deep guided form of meditation called Yoga Nidra. We also offer optional afternoon workshops at no extra cost, and delicious, healthy vegetarian and vegan meals are included throughout your stay.
Our typical daily schedule looks like this:
7 am – Sunrise meditation
7.30 – 9.30 am – Astanga yoga
10 – 11.30am – Brunch available
Free time to relax, get a massage, or explore our surroundings
3.45pm – Optional workshop
4.30 – 6.30pm – Restorative yoga
7.00 – 8.30pm – Dinner available
Mid-week we arrange an optional half-day excursion to a place of local interest in the afternoon.
Upcoming retreat information will be posted here, or join my mailing list to be among the first to know!
We hope you’ll join us to Find Your Balance!
‘Find Your Bliss’ virtual retreats
So we can’t travel right now – no problem, we’ll bring our retreats to you! On the first Sunday of every month, 8.15 – 11.30 am UK time, we share a virtual retreat.
We’d love you to experience the feeling of total, deep rejuvenation and relaxation, in the comfort of your own home. This 3 and a quarter hour at-home retreat will leave you feeling easy and peaceful in body, mind and spirit – totally blissed out in fact. Sarah will guide you through a gentle flow to make you feel deliciously juicy, then we’ll take a short break to have a brew and reflect before I guide you into a luxurious restorative practice and the guided relaxation of Yoga Nidra.
If you’ve ever felt shy about joining a yoga class or wondered what all the fuss is about, there couldn’t be a better, low-stakes way to dip a toe in the water. It’s the perfect treat for yourself – why not join us? Times are UK but we have clients join us from all over – Sarah is in London and I’m in Australia! Book your spot here, £20. These retreats are also available as a recording for two weeks after the event – you’ll find them listed on the timetable as ‘pre-recorded at home retreat’ in the Saturday booking slot (but of course you can do it whenever you like). Click here to book, and you’ll receive a link to the recording.
Next retreats: 3rd January, 7th February, 7th March