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the quality or state of
being radiant
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characterized by health,
intense joy,
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Beach Yoga






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RADIANCE BYRON BAY NYE YOGA CLEANSE WALK RESTORE RETREAT

Saturday 28th Dec 2019 to Thursday 2nd January 2020
5 night all-inclusive retreat

Twin Share Room + own bathroom - AUD $2,095 (per person) 
Single Room + shared bathroom (between 2 rooms) - AUD $2,215
Small Single Room + own bathroom - AUD $2,215 
Single Room + own bathroom - AUD $2,345

Welcome in the new year relaxed, healthy and inspired on our Radiance Byron Bay NYE Yoga Cleanse Walk Restore Retreat with Jessie Chapman and facilitators. Each day is transformative journey towards your deeply relaxed and connected self with twice daily yoga, beautiful guided beach and nature walks, all organic meals and juices, massage, core strength classes, guided meditation, yoga nidra and a range of healing art classes to slow down and regenerate.

We stay 5 nights at the lovely ocean views Sangsurya Retreat within walking distance to the beach and tea tree lake with lovely accommodation for deep rest, an ozone swimming pool, large wooden floor yoga hall, nature trail, a choice of peaceful relaxation spaces and The Healing Room offering a range of holistic spa treatments. This is your time to deepen your yoga practice and enliven your whole being in beautiful natural surrounds.

The retreat price includes:
5 nights lovely retreat accommodation
All organic, delicious and abundant meals & juices
1-hour Relaxation Massage or Reiki healing
Morning Radiance Yoga with Jessie & adjusters
Afternoon Restoration Yoga with Jessie & adjusters
Daily guided walks to the nearby beach & tea tree lake
One mornings Cape Byron lighthouse walk, beach yoga & swim
One afternoons national park headland walk & swim
Pre lunch core strength or restoration yoga classes
A special NYE ceremony
Cooking demonstration & chat with our cook
Evening yoga nidra, meditation or chanting
Yogadance and other healing art classes...
All teas, water, fruits, lemon, ginger, spiralina & apple cider vinegar

A Retreat day looks like this:
6.30 am: Wake up body limbering / meditation / pranyama
7 am: Inspirational Radiance Yoga
9 am: Fresh morning juice & delicious buffet breakfast
10 am: Guided beach walk / spa treatment / rest
1 pm: Core strength / restoration yoga / guided meditation
1.30 pm: Delicious & abundant organic lunch
2. 30 pm: Rest, join a walk or be soothed in The Healing Room
4,30 pm: Afternoon Restoration Yoga
6.30 pm: Silent space to rest, journal, bathe in birdsong
7 pm: Light & delicious evening meal for a restful nights sleep
7. 45 pm: Guided lying down relaxation / meditation / other

Feel free to join in on as much or as little of the retreat program as you feel knowing this is your retreat to gather from this time what you need.

More about the yoga:  Jessie’s Radiance Yoga Classes combine gentle warm up sequences with Vinyasa yoga (moving through the postures with breath awareness) plus holding in postures longer to build strength, stability and alignment. Many variations of the postures are given so people can practice according to their experience, physical condition and individual needs. Yoga props are often used to go deeper and to experience complete relaxation and renewal - especially in the Afternoon Restoration Yoga Classes where the focus is on deep rest, support and relaxation. The Yoga classes are taught by Jessie Chapman and are suitable for the complete beginner to the long term practitioner. The Radiance facilitators give adjustments and one on one attention in the classes so everyone is well cared for. Click here to read more about Jessie, the yoga and the facilitators.

More about our meals: Our meals are lovingly prepared using fresh all-organic ingredients and are abundant, delicious and healthy. This is not a fast so you won't go hungry. Our wholefood plant based meals are free of meat, dairy, wheat, sugar, coffee, oily and processed foods so your body will be gently cleansing and renewing throughout the retreat. Each morning after yoga we enjoy a fresh juice before our delicious buffet breakfast. Lunch is another delicious and abundant buffet selection of dishes whilst dinner is a tasty, hearty and nutritious soup - allowing the digestive system to move towards resting to promote a good nights sleep. There is enough soup to satisfy you hungry but not get stimulated from chewing and overworking the digestive system. Fresh fruits, black and herbal teas, ginger, lemons, filtered drinking water, apple cider vinegar and spiralina powder are available throughout the retreat for extra nourishment, energy, cleansing and hydration. By the retreats end you will be looking and feeling radiant and inspired with clear eyes and an abundance of energy.

More about the location & accommodation: Sangsurya Retreat is a beautiful 10 acre ocean views eco retreat based 3 km from Byron Bay town centre with an ozone pool, large wooden floor yoga hall and beautifully furnished rooms and cabins with aircon, fans and most with ensuite bathrooms. It takes most people about 25 min to walk to town and 20-25 min to walk to the nearest beach. Bicycles can be hired in town if you wish to explore the local area more.

Fresh Food5 night all-inclusive retreat:
Twin Share Room with own bathroom - AUD $1,995 (per person)
Single Room with a shared bathroom (between 2 rooms) - AUD $2,115
Small Single Room with own bathroom - AUD $2,115
Single Room with own bathroom - AUD $2,245

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Not included in the price: airfares, travel insurance, airport transfers and any extra massages or spa treatments (apart from your included 1-hour treatment).

The Healing Room Menu:
Apart from your 1-hour included treatment The Healing Room is open throughout the retreat offering:
1 hour Deep Tissue or Relaxation Massage $85
1 hour Reiki Healing $85
1 hour Hawaiin/Kahuna Massage $85
1 hour Foot Scrub & Reflexology Massage $95
1 hour Indian Head Massage $95
1 hour Aroma Facial $95
1 hour Hot Rocks Massage $100
1 hour Body Scrub & Moisture Massage $95
1 hour Naturopathic & Lifestyle Consultation $90
30 min Flower Essence Consultation $45
*all treatments use natural organic products

Arrival Day: Guests are free to arrive from 9am onwards on the first day. A welcome buffet lunch is available between 12.30pm and 3.30pm and our first yoga class and group welcome circle is at 5pm. Due to flights, etc, people arrive at all different times on the first day however aim to arrive at your soonest to settle in, relax, enjoy a walk or a swim and drop into the retreat space.

Departure Day: On our last morning yoga finishes at 9 am followed by our farewell circle and group breakfast and then the retreat comes to a close. Room check-out is at 12 midday however feel free to stay on at the retreat and enjoy the pool and facilities if departing later in the day. More retreat details and information is emailed to you upon registration or contact us with any questions.

Extra nights: An extra nights accommodation is available the night before the retreat on the 27th of December with arrival time being anytime from 4 pm and no later than 7 pm. An extra nights accommodation is also available at the end of the retreat on the 2nd of January with check out on the 3rd at 9 am. If you'd like to book an extra night please email us for more details.

How to get here: if travelling by plane there are bus transfer services available to book direct to Sangsurya Retreat from Ballina Domestic Airport (25 min) and Coolangatta International Airport (50 min). If flying into Brisbane International Airport (2 hours) the bus services arrive into Byron Bay and you can book a taxi to the retreat (5min). If arriving by car we email you a map with directions. Full details with bus service contacts is in the Letter of Retreat Information emailed to you upon registration however feel free to contact us with any questions.

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RADIANCE RETREATS TESTIMONIALS

"This is one of the best value for money self investments you can make. The yoga, the food - you can't help but feel great after a few days of delicious organic food - and the facilitators who are all so affirming and gentle, and there are a lot of unexpected extras like chanting, chakra work, massages, the beach and much more. Jessie is very gifted and creates a beautiful space to just love being. Go ahead and book. It really is that good. I have done a Radiance Retreat 3 years in a row now."
David, 48, Health Professional - Byron Bay Yoga Retreat

“Jessie and her lovely team truly create a special environment of support, love, and laughter, which is just perfect for us to take our yoga and wellness to a new level. The people on the retreat are inspiring and friendly. The food is incredible and the week floated along in bliss for me! I now feel relaxed, motivated and ready to take on 2014 with energy and balance. Thank you so much.”
Kayley, 43 - Byron Bay NYE Yoga Retreat

"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 - Byron Bay Yoga Retreat

"Jessie and the Radiance facilitators are an amazing group of people who have the knowledge, care and love to support anyone on their retreat journey. My expectations were totally blown away and I have now found greater inner peace and a calmness which I know will continue, as I now have the increased knowledge and passion necessary to carry this into my daily existence. I am eternally grateful to Jessie and her faciliators for helping me to get back onto my true path and feel so much lighter and happier."
Narelle, 34, Teacher - Byron Bay Retreat

"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 - Byron Bay Yoga Retreat

"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

" As a total beginner, I could have easily been left behind. Instead, I found myself nurtured and supported every step of the way. I would highly recommend this retreat to anyone who is new to yoga. I now feel like I have a great foundation for my future yoga practice'"
Toni, 45, HR Manager - Byron Bay Yoga Retreat

"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 - Byron Bay Retreat

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

"This retreat is perfect when you want to spend time with a special person. My Mum ( 87 years old ) and I (57 years old) can find no better place where we can be together without everyday interferences. See you next year"
Leigh, 57, Events Manager - Byron Bay Retreat

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

"With Jessie you take a journey, learning the practice of yoga in a supported environment, cleansing your body with ease, and remembering that with balance in your life you become the person you are."
Alix, 44, Public Servant

"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

"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 as well as body that enables me, as Jessie says at the end of her classes, "to turn up the edges of my mouth and smile to myself".  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 - Byron Bay 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. I practise yoga every morning using Jessie's dvd core strength and my back which was injured is nearly back to 100%. Thank you all for your warmth and wisdom."
 Nadine, 36 years old, teacher - Byron Bay

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