There is a choice of shared or private accommodation. Fees (as listed below) are per person. They are inclusive of a package that covers the program that includes gentle morning yoga sessions, afternoon deep relaxation (yoga nidra) sessions, meditation, breath-work and other activities, daily Ayurvedic vegetarian full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) throughout the retreat, free wireless internet, and are based on your choice of accommodation.
Retreat house accommodation
There is a casual, loose and relaxed, but definite STRUCTURE in the programmed life at Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary. Your personal space is for you to sleep in and park your possessions. There are no maids cleaning up after you or making your bed. You won’t need your handbag, high heeled shoes, or to ‘dress up’ for a retreat, but at the same time, you won’t be in your PJs all day.
MEDITATION RETREATS have a higher level of structure. Layers of belief, conclusions, ideas, habits, attachments and fears are the prison walls constructed from the bricks of approval, applause, fame, acceptance, success, power, popularity, self-promotion, and so on. What joy is there if you ‘gain' the whole world and forfeit your life? When we find that these worldly feelings lead to an empty, shallow life we must challenge stereotypical ideas and beliefs and the status quo. We must move you away from thrills, spills, excitement and self-glorification. Self fulfillment is a spiritual feeling. Nourishment happens.
PARTICIPATION: Whilst you are welcome to participate in as little or as much as you want to, you will find that the fundamentals of Nirvana's program - meditation, gentle yoga, deep relaxation - will be extremely beneficial for you. Many people who attend tell us that they are over scheduled in their daily lives, which is why they need some structure for work-life balance in their lives.
MEALS have a fixed menu, and are cooked fresh, daily, for the number of people present, and are eaten communally. Whilst there is plenty to eat, and you won’t go hungry, so that we can include some enjoyable food such as desserts or foods that are rich, parts of the meal can be portion controlled. There are no short order cooks. Special menus need to be negotiated prior to the retreat booking, and can incur an additional fee
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Description of styles of accommodation
Twin share, shared facilities.
Single room, shared facilitiesThese simple, peaceful rooms are a great mid-range option. They include a single bed, with shared facilities in the bathrooms nearby. Single room rates apply by choice or circumstance.
Ensuite RoomsThese quiet, private rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat and include simple comfortable décor, a single bed and private amenities.
Massages and treatments: See menu of services
Inch loss treatment $120 per session or $70 add-on treatment.
Retreat fees are non-refundable within fifteen (15) days prior to the scheduled event. There will be no refunds given for unused portions of program. There will be no cancellations accepted or refunds given on or after the event start date.
Shanti Gowans is the globally recognised author and founder of Shanti Yoga™, Meditation and Ayurveda for the self, family and community.
Shantiji has brought the concepts and practices of a healthy body and a still mind to thousands of Australians through her Yoga and Meditation programs on national television... Read more about Shantiji's biography
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