2022 Kallista Yoga Retreat: 'The Rest is Silence'
Friday 24 June to Sunday 26 June
with Fiona Hyde
This retreat will include an extended period of mauna (sacred silence), as well as two hour yoga and meditation sessions each morning, an afternoon and evening session incorporating restorative yoga, yoga nidra, pranayama and chanting, as well as a Qi Gong session with a guest facilitator. Delicious home-cooked meals provided (two breakfasts, one lunch and two dinners). A wonderful way to deepen your sadhana (spiritual practice) with like-minded individuals.
Group Size: 10-12 maximum
The price includes daily yoga and meditation tuition, a Qi Gong session, two nights accommodation (in your own room with ensuite), and all meals.
The retreat is open to people of all ages and physical abilities. A minimum of six months yoga experience is preferable. Each person practises to their own capacity in an atmosphere of acceptance and support
If you are interested in coming along, or have any queries about the retreat, please call Fiona on 0431 080 157 or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much for such a delicious retreat. It's so wonderful basking in your glow. And then all the richness of the physical and intellectual insights and growth. Sigh! Such a joy ~ Helen G
Fiona’s retreats always seem to offer whatever it is you’re looking for at the time, whether it be stillness or clarity, calming of a frazzled nervous system, an opening of the heart. There is opportunity to immerse in asana, pranayama and meditation practice, as well as discussion and sharing around yogic philosophy and theory. There is the freedom to just be.
The Kallista Retreat offers a beautiful setting in the Dandenong Ranges, a chance to fill the lungs with mountain air, even more so if you head off on one of the nearby walking tracks, which several of us did on the Saturday afternoon. If you’re a cold frog like me and you’re doing the retreat at a cooler time of year, you’ll love the log fire in the yoga meeting/practice room, and at the end of the day, might even fancy jumping into a bed warmed with an electric blanket, that was a treat I hadn’t experienced in a long time!! Cathy and Rob are warm-hearted hosts and generous cooks, all up Chestnut Lodge was a great find. Thank you Fiona, whether it’s the hills of Bali or the hills of Melbourne, your retreats are a gift ~ Cathy D
Thank you Fiona for the experience to help me unfurl. The retreat venue was cosy and comfortable – your teaching and music have helped me meet my intention to focus and pay attention to self-care ~ Jan B
What an unexpected joy that the retreat was able to proceed after many covid related cancellations. Fiona has used the pandemic to further develop her already expansive ‘repertoire’ of yogic knowledge, embracing and weaving polyvagal theory into our yogic practice. What a purposeful way to pause before a busy work term ahead. Thankyou Fiona ~ Louise P