Learning Circles Yoga Retreat

Reviews for Patonga October Yoga Retreat.
26th October 2017
Thank you Julie for such a delightful, relaxing break. It is true every yoga teacher brings their own unique gifts and wisdom to their classes - and you most certainly have been an inspiration even after 30 odd years of random yoga practice.The house is a delightful oasis and loved its rambling spaciousness, the natural light and the immersion in a tranquil natural location. Don't stop doing these retreats even if you have to get group bookings. There's nothing like it anywhere else.
Fiona
Namaste

Julie,
thank you so much for an amazing, relaxing and peaceful experience on my first yoga retreat.
the location is perfect and peaceful and I learn't a lot about myself and my body during the yoga sessions a lot that I will take away with me and continue. you've made me realise hoe important it is to make sure you take some time out for yourself. I will also try and make an effort to practice yoga so you may see me at empire bay!
thank you to dave for the loverly food he made us.I hope you do another stay as I would love to attend!
thank you again Laura

Julie- words cannot express how I feel after attending this yoga retreat. You do an amazing job of making everyone feel at home. You have such a nurturing soul. Thank you to both you and Dave - the food was delicious and nutritious - yum!!
I will benefit from this experience for a long time.
I do hope you continue.
I'll see you at yoga!!
Love
Maree xxx

How lovely to read and inspiring to keep running retreats.
I have decided to run the retreats for groups with a set price for the house, yoga/meditation and yoga equipment about $1900 mid week dependent on season and a max of 7 students.
Vegetarian food can be included. Cost $95 pp
I found the individual bookings meant too much computer time for me. If you can organise a group... I can organise the rest. I would love to hear from you.
For more information

Phone: Julie 04382 228 372

PATONGA RETREATS IN 2018

6th -8th Feb

20th -22nd Feb

6th - 8th March

20th - 22nd March

8th - 10th May

22nd -24th May

Group bookings only, friends, colleagues, carers

Maximum of 7 guests

$1900 includes luxury accomadation and 6 yoga/meditation classes.

All yoga equipment provided, self guided face and neck massage included.

Massages may be booked at a separate cost.

Delicious home cooked vegetarian food including a fabulous cake (birthday?) Extra $95 pp

 PATONGA, CENTRAL COAST, NSW.

A small fishing village surrounded by National Park on the Central Coast of NSW

Only one and a half hours drive from Sydney.

The house is owned by an interior designer. It is spacious and perfect for running retreats. It has lots of decks and lots of views of water or lush vegetation. A large lounge area with wood burning stove. Dining inside and out and a separate yoga studio with white polished floors and soaring ceilings. 

The reviews describe the retreat so much better than I can.

An amazing, healthy and calming birthday present to myself. Don't know where to begin....Julie is a fabulous host and yoga teacher, very calm and friendly. The house is so beautiful, open and airy. I loved the comfy bed upstairs and restful nights sleep listening to the waves. This retreat with luxury accommodation, healthy veggo meals, 3 yoga classes per day along with workshops in a gorgeous coastal town is second to none. Very well priced. I will be back.
Namaste Maria    October 2016

Thank you for such a nurturing yoga retreat! The accommodation is perfect; everything from the comfy beds, the amazing view to the beautiful energy in the yoga room! The meals were delicious and so lovingly prepared. The practice you offered was wonderful and I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to attend. Keeping these retreats running is a very special gift that you share!!!
Thanks again Denise xxx              October 2016
More reviews are at the bottom of the page.

 Back to details:

Home cooked vegetarian meals.

Soups, casseroles, veggie chilli, crusty breads, homemade garlic bread

Creamy herb mushroom and eggs for breakfast, yoghurt and fruit, La tartine fruit sour dough. 

Indian Kitcheri

Cakes including gluten free made by Lisa - Lordes of Pour Cafe

 

I love to cook and will make sure the food is plentiful and delicious.

I have been eating mainly vegetarian food for 25 years and in the last 10 have been running workshops. I have a Diploma in Food Therapy and can easily adapt menus having tried and taste tested lots of natural wholesome foods. 

Let me know if you have any dietary requirements.

My husband Dave and daughter Rosie help me cook and prepare our favourite family recipes.

 

The price includes 6 yoga classes as well as a workshop.

- 2 Morning Yoga Classes.

- 2 Afternoon Relaxation/Restorative Classes.

- 2 Evening Yoga Nidra Meditation Classes.

- Ayurvedic Workshop

- Ayurvedic Face and Hands Self Massage.

- Exploring Mindfulness.

 

The Retreat

The house is large, lovely and spacious. It has 3 floors and lots of decks.

The lower floor has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

Recent landscaping has opened up the views from the bedrooms. Three have waterviews. 

The middle floor has a fabulous deck that runs along the length of the house, a lounge area with open fire an open plan dining area and a kitchen and another side deck.

The top floor is pretty special too. It has a lounge area that I turn into the yoga studio. It has white wooden floors. soaring ceilings and views in all directions of either water or lush vegetation. There is a double bedroom which looks out onto the deck you can see in the last photos and the loft room. The top floor also has a bathroom and kitchenette.

  CHOOSE YOUR ROOM: 

1

King Room. Located on the lower floor.

This room is opulent and spacious with French Doors and water views.

 

 2

Queen Room. Located on the lower floor.

This room is large and lovely with French Doors and water views.

 

3

Double Room. Located on the lower floor.

This room is slightly smaller with french doors and views of lush vegetation.

Twin Share is large with french doors and waterviews. Located on the lower floor.

This has a single and double bed

5

Double Room. Located at the top of the house.

This is a gorgeous small room with its own deck that has the most lovely of views. It opens onto the yoga studio. 

Mezzanine loft room with double bed. A special room at the very top of the house

* To book your room a non refundable deposit of $600 is required. Paid via direct debit.

The amount must be paid in full 1 month before the retreat.

 

  TIMETABLE

 *All classes and activities are included in the price.

Attend as many as you wish. Patonga is a lovely place to explore. You may prefer to walk or swim or simply laze in the sun lounger.

Tuesday 

Arrive about 4 pm

Restorative/Relaxation Class  5 - 6 pm

Dinner  6.30 - 7.30 pm

Yoga Nidra Meditation 8 - 8.30 pm

Wednesday 


Breakfast 7.30 - 8.30 am

Yoga Class All Levels 9.30 - 10.30 am

Morning Tea

Introduction to Ayurveda  11.00 am - 12.00 am

*WORKSHOPS VARY ASK ME FOR DETAILS

Lunch 1 - 2 pm

AFTERNOON TO ENJOY....... A WALK, A KAYAK, A LAZE ON THE BEACH, A SWIM, A SLEEP  ?

Relaxation/Restorative Class 5 - 6 pm

Dinner  6.30 - 7.30 pm

Exploring Meditation 8 - 8.30 pm

Thursday 

Yoga Class  All Levels  7.30 - 8.30 am

Leisurely Breakfast 8.30 onwards.

 

Checkout before 10 am 

 

 More reviews

Thank you so much for this opportunity for a delightful reprieve. The workshops and yoga/meditation sessions were perfectly spaced; the venue delightful too. It was a pleasure to have your gentle guidance and I especially appreciated the effort you went to around lymphatic drainage. Lovely to meet the other participants too. Very much look forward to a repeat – please keep on keeping going !  Namaste Marney.   August 2016
 
A relaxing and restorative retreat – thankyou Julie. Yvonne    August 2016
 
Peaceful, relaxing environment. No words to describe the benefit gained !
Namaste   Mary    August 2016
 
This retreat was restorative for all the senses! Julie has an amazing ability to enable each of us as individuals to engage and participate at just the appropriate level for need. The location was wonderful – really appreciated the open fire ! I also have to mention the food – It was delicious and as a none vegetarian so impressed I had to leave with recipes !! Thankyou so much Julie.
Jane      August 2016
 
 Dear Julie

Thank you for a great retreat. Good food and company a gentle nurturing approach to yoga that also allows so much space for learning new things. The sesame oil self massage was a great experience and savasana on a bolster was also a revelation. I hope we can come again.
xx Charlotte.   October 2016

Dear Julie
Thank you so much for a lovely relaxing retreat.
This time has given me an opportunity to reconnect with yoga and myself. I would love to come back again to continue the journey.
Thanks again Emily      October 2016

Thank you Julie for a beautiful retreat.
It was perfect.
Delicious nourishing food.
The yoga was amazing calming and restorative.
The venue was awesome. A beautiful place.
You are such a beautiful person and I enjoyed the whole experience. It was what I needed - to take time out in a safe, supportive, nurturing environment.
Thank you, Lovely Lady              Rosie      October 2016

 

Thanks Julie for a wonderful retreat. One hour is good for me for a class time and your gentle manner and helpfulness really appreciated. The Patonga House is ideal and we had some good sunrise walks each morning. The whistling kites were a great welcome in the high trees, later we saw their nests.
Susan xx    October 2016
Dear Julie & Dave

Thank you so much for this special time. I feel soooo looked after & nurtured, which was priceless. Many Thanks   Alice xoxo         February  2017

Thanks again for a relaxing midweek. Came home with great ideas, resolutions and reminders of the benefits of a calm and mindful life. Hi to chief Dave and thank you both for inspiring me with your gorgeous food. Was so nice to meet you.
Fond Regards Lynne.    February 2017
 
I emersed myself in the yoga retreat feeling grounded, balanced and more emotionally stable and the location was so relaxing with a stunning view of the beach. The home cooked meals were nourishing and delicious, I came away a different person.
February   2017
 
Thanks Julie- such a rejuvinating time for me, the food, the environment, and the yoga. I will be definitely telling my friends about this and I hope it continues as I'd love to come a few times a year.
Namaste - Clara  April 2017
 
Thanks for a lovely retreat, really relaxing - nice balance of yoga, nice food and space. Ready to tackle the world again.
Om shanti   Sharon   April 2017
 
A lovely and relaxing yoga retreat ! Gorgeous location emersed in all the best of nature- the sea, the hills & a peaceful quainttown; & all supported by the soothing yoga and meditation sessions. I'd love to come a few times a year. A couple of days truly felt like 10. The perfect mini-break.
Thankyou Julie & Dave for your hospitality. I look forward to seeing you next time.
Tanya   April 2017