2021 'Silent' Kallista Meditation and Yoga Retreat
Friday 23 July to Sunday 25 July
This retreat will include the practice of mauna (sacred silence) from Friday evening through to Saturday evening (23 hours in total), along with a two hour session each morning, restorative yoga, yoga nidra, pranayama, chanting, a silent mindful walk (weather permitting), and a large emphasis on mindful self-reflection, introspection and journaling – the opportunity to spend time with yourselves and enquire more deeply into your experience. Hopefully, you can then return home feeling rejuvenated, deeply refreshed, and more in touch with your true authentic self.
Group Size: 10 maximum
This package includes daily yoga and meditation tuition, 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:
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