"Radiance comes from
within, manifesting as
shining skin, hair and
eyes. Radiance Retreats
are a complete renewal
of body, mind and spirit"

radiance - n. 1.
the quality or state of
being radiant
radiant - adj. 1.
characterized by health,
intense joy,
adj. 2.
sending out rays of light;
bright; shining
retreat - vb. 8.
a place to which one may
retire for refuge, quiet, etc...


2018/2019 UKI NYE YOGA SPA RESTORE RETREAT

Saturday 29th Dec 2018 to Thurs 3rd Jan 2019
5 night all-inclusive retreat:
$TBA Twin Share with ensuite bathroom
$TBA Single Room with ensuite bathroom
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Welcome in the New Year clear, calm and connected on our inspirational Yoga Spa Restore Retreat in Uki. This all-inclusive retreat combines inspirational morning yoga and afternoon restoration yoga with daily nature walks, core strength classes, meditation and mindfulness practice, evening yoga nidra, all organic meals, hydrotherapy spa circuits, massage, a special NYE ritual and other healing art classes in a beautiful peaceful retreat space allowing for deep rest and renewal.

We stay 5 nights at the lovely Gymea Eco Retreat & Spa located in the lush green Gold Coast hinterland with stunning mountain views. Gymea facilities include an in-house Day Spa with steamroom, sauna, jacuzzi and a cold plunge pool. There is a 20metre magnesium swimming pool avaiable to use anytime with stunning views of Wollumbin (Mt. Warning). Gymea is a nature lovers paradise with abundant bird life and beautiful nature trails.

Your retreat hosts are experienced Radiance yoga teachers Haydie Osborne and Jacinta O’Leary along with the other Radiance facilitators and Jessie Chapman who will be teaching two of the yoga classes.

The retreat price includes:
5 nights retreat accommodation
Group transfers from and to Coolangatta Gold Coast Airport
All healthy & abundant vegetarian meals
All morning juices, fruits, teas, snacks & filtered water
2.5 hours morning yoga & 2 hours afternoon restoration yoga
A 1hour Massage at the in-house Gymea Day Spa
Two 2hour Hydrotherapy Spa Circuits (Jacuzzi, steam, sauna, plunge)
Pre lunch 30min classes: core strenth, restoration or mindfulness
Daily guided walks on the nature trails
Evening yoga nidra (guided relaxation)
Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyle talk
NYE ritual ceremony to release the old & invite the new
Medicine Dance & other healing art classes...

Extra spa treatments are available at the in-house Gymean Day Spa as well as Naturopathic and Flower Essence Consultations.

Our daily ritual includes:

6.30 am: morning yoga
9.00 am: fresh juice and healthy buffet breakfast
10.00 am: spa session / massage / guided walk
1.00 pm:pre lunch core strength class, meditation or restoration yoga
1.30 pm: healthy and delicious buffet lunch
2.30 pm: spa session / massage / pool / guided walk
4.30 pm: afternoon restoration yoga
7.00 pm: healthy and nutritious dinner
8.30 pm: evening yoga nidra / other

 

About the Yoga: Your retreat hosts and Yoga Teachers are Haydie Osborne and Jacinta O'Leary, both experienced Radiance Retreats teachers and certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers. Jessie Chapman will teach two of the yoga classes. The classes are designed for all levels from the beginner to the more experienced practitioner. Morning yoga includes pranayama, gentle limbering, Vinyasa flow sequences and stronger asana work to build strength, flexibility and awareness. Afternoon yoga classes are deeply restorative with therapeutic postures and quietening breathing sequences. Lots of individual attention and adjustments are given and people with injuries and various physical conditions are well taken care of. Click here to read more about the yoga and the Radiance Retreat teachers and facilitators.

About the food: Our meals are lovingly prepared using fresh local chemical free and organic produce. The menu is abundant, delicious and healthy. This is not a fast so you won't go hungry, however we cut out meat, most dairy, wheat, sugar, coffee and alcohol so your body will be lightly cleansing. Each morning after yoga we sip a fresh healthy juice before our abundant breakfast. Lunch is another delicious meal and dinner healthy and nutritious. Tea's and fruits are available throughout the retreat as well as purified drinking water. By the retreats end you'll be feeling energised, clear and nourished with ideas for continuing your healthy eating at home.

All-inclusive 5 night retreat:
Cost: $TBA
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Not included in the price: airfares and travel insurance.

Pick-up & arrival: Our group pick-up is at 12.30 pm at the Coolangatta/Gold Coast International Airport. Please ensure you book a flight to arrive at this time or earlier. If arriving in the morning you can head to the beach or local area before meeting back at the Airport for the pick-up or relax at the airport cafe. Upon arrival you will check-in and be shown to your room, enjoy some teas and fruit before our first yoga class and group welcome at 5 pm allowing you time to get settled, look around and perhaps have a swim. Check-out of the retreat is at 11 am with group transfer back to the airport. We will plan to have you dropped to the airport by11 am (Qld time is 1 hour behind with daylight saving). Please ensure you book your return flights to depart around 12.30 pm on the last day.

getting here by car: please refer to the map below and email for more detailed driving instructions if needed.

RADIANCE YOGA CLEANSE AND PAMPER RETREAT TESTIMONIALS

“I had a fantastic experience on this NYE retreat - great facilitators, beautiful food and such a picturesque location. It’s an excellent way to start the New Year and you will leave feeling rejuvenated. I highly recommend and look forward to trying a different retreat in the future!”
Nicole, 29, Arts Professional - NYE Uki Yoga Cleanse & Restore Retreat

“I'm still glowing and energised from a wonderful retreat. I'm so glad I decided to go to the retreat again. I attended the retreat at Byron Bay 2 years ago and felt absolutely amazing afterwards. This retreat held in Uki at Gymea did the same thing for me.”
Cathy, 49, Finance systems consultant & coach – Uki NYE Yoga Retreat

"I cannot thank the team of Radiance Retreat enough for the whole experience of the retreat. Yoga has changed my life. I feel so in tune with my body and mind more than ever. You introduced me to a diverse selection of food that was delicious. I have continued eating organic food and have not gone back to old habbits. I have had comments from people saying how well I look which is an extra bonus because I feel terrific. Thank you all for your warmth and wisdom."
 Nadine, 36 years old, teacher

"Thank you to the team of beautiful souls who came together to make this retreat happen. A truly worthwhile experience; refreshing, inspiring, joyful, opening. I came away with a clearer mind, healthier body and happier heart."
Kim. 39, Mum and uni student

"Thank you Jessie and team. My purposes in attending this retreat have been met - and more! I leave feeling healthy, flexible, refreshed and relaxed."
Kate, 61, Leadership Coach and Writer

"I came to this retreat with some high hopes and expectations and can honestly say the retreat surpassed my expectations. I can't recommend this retreat highly enough. Whether you just need to relax from a stressed life, you are a beginner, or you are someone who wants to delve deeper into your yoga, you will be catered for. Thank you to Jessie and the facilitators for creating such a special space"
Mark, 41, Teacher

"A divine experience with inspiring yoga teachers, healthy food, beautiful surrounds and lovely people sharing the journey"
Sandra, 45, Marketing manager/Yoga teacher

"Radiance Retreat was an exceptional experience on all levels. Such care and nuturing support from all staff. Wonderful food with soul--Thank you."
Dianne Fisher, Client Services Manager/Financial Planning

"Nowhere to go and nothing to do - Jessie shows you how to just BE. Her serenity is infectious!"
Adrienne, 38, Wife, Mother, Business Owner

"A beautiful location with inspiring and heartfelt tuition from Jessie and her helpers. An experience to be treasured and aspire to be repeated."
Cathryn, 53, Remedial Massage Therapist and Yoga Instructor

"Sunshine, good food, a beautiful location, and hours of yoga every day - it sounded to good to be true before I went and the reality was even better.  I have returned home with a lightness of spirit. Radiance is certainly what it's been about for me, and each day since I have returned home I have given thanks that I was able to spend such a week exploring my mind, body and sprit in such beautiful surroundings, with the truly exceptional group of people that Jessie has gathered around her.  An experience definitely to be repeated."
Nicky, 40, Environmental Campaigner

"You have given me back years of my life. I feel energized and can cope with the challenges of my job and commitments more easily. I am waking each morning refreshed and I can’t wait to get into what the day has for me. Thankyou."
Leonie, 52, Human Resources Manager

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