Rest & Renew, Winter Retreat
Come home again, feel whole again
Offering yourself time to retreat, particularly in Winter, allows a natural pathway back to feeling complete and in balance.
Are you needing some time to pause?
Perhaps seeking some space from the pace of life to reflect?
Or simply longing for a feeling of deep renewal?
Carve out the time to pause, reflect and take deep rest and feel the deep and lasting sense of renewal.
Winter is when nature takes its’ deepest rest. It’s also a time for us to pause and look inwards, and it’s a perfect time of year to surrender.
Winter provides an invitation for self-care and doubling down on our well-being as the seasonal cycle comes to a close. It invites us to listen in to ourselves and quietly take stock of how we are at the end of the seasonal cycle. Winter is a time to look back at all that has been and let go of what no longer serves us, and to clarify what it is we want to manifest in the coming months.
• Time to slow down and ground yourself in a beautiful setting
• Learn how to support yourself nutritionally for winter with whole foods
• All meals seasonally inspired by Harry and the Egg kitchen, cooked on site
• Daily meditation and breath practices to inspire for Winter Yin and Vinyasa sequences to nourish you
• A Winter fire ceremony to let go of what’s done and bring in what needs to come
• A spiral walk to lean into the reverence of Winter
• Connection and celebration with like minded people
• A 60 minute massage
• Sitting by the open fireplace
• Explore the fresh mountain air and bushland around the property
• Plenty of down-time for reading and relaxation
Your hosts Bryony and Aimee
Come on retreat with Bryony and Aimee, get cosy, sit by the fire, enjoy daily yoga and meditation. Enjoy a massage and delicious seasonally supportive foods inspired by the Egg of the Universe kitchen. Be wrapped in the energy of the Blue Mountains and come home renewed, with a sense of inner stillness for the seasonal cycle ahead.
It’s with the quietude of this season that it becomes easier to yield to the invitations winter has to offer.
Friday, 4th August
2-4pm – Arrival + free time
4pm – Welcoming Circle
5-7pm – Yin Yoga
7.30pm – Dinner
Saturday, 5th August
7.30-9.30am – Vinyasa class + meditation
10am – Breakfast
11am-2:30pm – Free time (walking, reading, fireside, massage)
2:30pm – Lunch
4pm – Seasonal workshop
5:30pm – Yin Yoga + meditation
7pm – Dinner
8pm – Evening celebration
Sunday, 6th August
7.30am – Vinyasa class + closing circle
10am – Brunch
11am – Farewell
Happy Buddha Retreat Centre is nestled in the bush around Wentworth falls. It has been set up with simplicity in mind; perfect for connecting to nature, wrapped by the majesty of the Blue Mountains. Cosy up on the couches and enjoy conversations in front of the open fire, watch the sunrise over the blue mountains with a steaming mug of tea or enjoy an afternoon nap.
Most rooms are twin-share with ensuite bathrooms and there are limited rooms if you’d prefer a solo stay.
About your teachers
Bryony is an experienced yoga teacher who has been teaching for almost 20 years. Her teaching style is guided by her personal practice, which emphasises an inside-out approach to life. She has trained with various renowned yoga teachers from around the world and is qualified to teach different styles of yoga, including Vinyasa flow, Yin Yoga, Prenatal yoga, Kids’ yoga, and Kids’ yoga therapy. In addition to yoga, Bryony has also been a student of AcuEnergetics for many years, which integrates various healing traditions into energy medicine. This has given her a deeper understanding of the intricate connections between our emotional and physical bodies, chakras, and meridian systems, which she incorporates into her yoga teaching.
Bryony is currently studying with Sarah Powers in a mentorship program that includes self-inquiry, Buddhism, and meditation. She continues to bring this wisdom into her teaching to inspire her students’ transformational capacity for yoga. Bryony co-directs Egg Of The Universe Yoga studio and whole-foods café with her partner, Harry, and aims to share her passion and insight with her students through workshops, retreats, group and one-on-one classes.
Bryony’s extensive training, personal practice, and dedication to self-inquiry allow her to guide her students in a holistic approach to yoga that not only strengthens and opens the body but also fosters a more accepting and relaxed way of being.
Aimee discovered yoga in drama school and began to explore the practice as a means for deeper self understanding and healing. She began teaching classical Hatha in 2007 and met her mentor, Tara Judelle in 2012. After studying with her in the style of Anusara, she continued her training most recently in the style of Embodied Flow (TM). Aimee teaches a strong flowing practice and encourages playful and honest self exploration. Her classes have an enjoyable and welcoming ambience. She believes that by finding moments of stillness on the mat, we can create more space, richness and joy in our lives.