SEPTEMBER BYRON BAY YOGA RESTORE WELLNESS RETREAT
with Jessie Chapman & facilitators
5 Night 6 Day All Inclusive Retreat
Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
Fri 6th – Wed to 11th September 2024
Join Jessie Chapman and facilitators for this all-inclusive Byron Bay NYE Yoga Restore Wellness Retreat staying in a beautiful ocean views retreat. Each day on retreat is an inspired journey towards your relaxed and energised self with dedicated twice daily yoga practice, guided beach and nature walks, all-organic meals and juices, core strength classes, restorative yoga, guided seated and walking meditations, yoga nidra and a range of other healing art classes for strength, clarity, restoration and stillness.
Everyone is welcome and well cared for by Jessie and the experienced Radiance facilitators. The yoga classes are designed for all, from the complete beginner to those with a regular practice, with lots of nourishing one-on-one yoga adjustments and instruction.
wake up in stunning surrounds
6.30 am: Full body loosening, joint limbering, pranayama & stillness
7 am: Inspirational morning yoga practice
9 am: Fresh morning juice & delicious buffet breakfast
10 am: Guided beach walk / spa treatments / rest / swim
1 pm: Restoration yoga / core strength class / meditation
1.30 pm: Delicious & abundant organic lunch
2. 30 pm: Rest, join a walk / spa treatments / quiet time
4.30 pm: Afternoon deep rest & restoration yoga
6.30 pm: Rest / journal / sip tea / swim
7 pm: Delicious hearty soup
8 pm: Yoga Nidra / meditation / other
deep restorative sleep
Retreat Price I Room Options
$2935 – Twin Share Room with ensuite bathroom (per person)
$3075 – Small Single Room with ensuite bathroom
$3075 – Large Single Room with a shared bathroom (between 2 rooms)
$3275 – Single Room with ensuite own bathroom
Many people join our Byron Bay Yoga Restore Wellness Retreat on their own and can either book a single room or share with another participant.
5 nights lovely retreat accommodation
All organic, delicious vegetarian meals & fresh juices
A 1-hour Massage or Reiki Healing
Morning yoga with Jessie & facilitators
Afternoon restoration yoga with Jessie & facilitators
Daily guided beach, nature & tea tree lake walks
A Cape Byron lighthouse walk, yoga & swim
Pre-lunch restoration yoga, meditation or core classes
Healthy eating tips & cooking demonstration with our cook
Evening yoga nidra, meditation or other class
Yogadance, chanting & other healing art classes for joy & renewal
All day beverages, filtered water, fresh fruits & supportive nutrients
Not included: airfares, travel insurance and airport transfers.
Extra massage and holistic spa treatments are available to book with the Radiance therapists.
Jessie Chapman & facilitators
Your retreat hosts are Jessie Chapman and the experienced Radiance facilitators. Jessie has been offering Radiance Retreats in Australia, Asia, New Zealand and Europe for over 20 years. She has been practicing and teaching yoga for many years and is the author of 4 Yoga Books including Yoga Postures for your Body, Mind & Soul (HarperCollins) and the Radiance Yoga Series, Jessie loves sharing the transformational yoga retreat journey, creating space for people to deepen in yoga and to be inspired in beautiful natural surrounds. Click here to read more Jessie, the facilitators and Radiance Retreats.
Yoga, Restoration & Stillness
The morning yoga classes are an inspired journey of stillness and breath awareness, full body loosening and joint limbering, gentle warm-up vinyasa yoga sequences, core awareness and yoga posture practice to cultivate flexibility, strength, stability and alignment. Lots of one-on-one yoga adjustments and instruction is given with modifications and props used where needed.
The afternoon yoga classes combine gentle stretching and opening along with deep rest and restoration yoga, relaxing the nervous system and whole body and restoring energy levels. Restoration yoga naturally cultivates relaxed full breathing, stillness and connection.
Other yoga practices and classes throughout the retreat include the pre-lunch Restoration Yoga, Core Strength, Guided Sitting in Stillness, Pranayama and Slow Mindful Walking along with evening Yoga Nidra, guided lying down Sound Healing and Mantra Chanting.
Click here to read more about the yoga and Radiance offerings.
Organic Passion Meals
Our meals are lovingly prepared using fresh all-organic ingredients that are abundant, delicious, energising and always a highlight of the retreat. Free of meat, dairy, wheat, cane sugar, highly processed and oily foods, your body will be lightly cleansing and renewing throughout the retreat however this is not a fast and you will not go hungry. Each morning after yoga we enjoy a fresh juice and a delicious buffet breakfast. Lunch is another delicious and abundant buffet and dinner is a hearty and delicious soup – allowing the digestive system to rest from chewing as we move towards our sleep. All day fruits, beverages, ginger, lemon, filtered water, apple cider vinegar and spirulina powder are available for extra nourishment, cleansing and hydration. By the retreats end you’ll be looking and feeling radiant and inspired with clear eyes, glowing skin and abundant energy.
Accommodation & Location
We stay five-nights at Sangsurya Retreat, a beautiful ocean views retreat located 3 km from Byron Bay town centre with saltwater swimming pool, large wooden floor yoga hall and beautifully furnished rooms and cabins with aircon, fans and ensuite bathrooms. Sangsurya is a Sanskrit inspired word meaning “a place where the sun reaches everybody”. Built along the forested ridge of a 10 acre property with easterly views overlooking Arakwal Aboriginal land to the Pacific Ocean, this environmentally friendly retreat offers seclusion and tranquillity in the heart of nature, and a sanctuary in which to escape the pressures of a busy life. In these uncertain times, with technology disconnecting us from nature and stress related illness on the rise, spending time in the beauty of a nature inspired retreat is more important than ever.
Massage & Spa Healing
The Radiance therapists offer in-house:
Deep Tissue & Relaxation Massage
Ayurvedic Indian Head Treatment
Aromatherapy & Ayurvedic Facials
Foot Scrub & Reflexology
Full Body Salt Scrubs
*All treatments use natural organic products
*Menu is emailed upon registration
Arrival, Departure & Extra Night
If travelling by plane, Airport Shuttle Buses can be booked from Ballina Domestic Airport (25 min) and Coolangatta/Gold Coast International Airport (45 min) for easy transfer to our retreat. Full ‘getting here’ details are emailed upon registration or Contact Us with any questions.
Arrival Day: Guests are free to arrive from 9am onwards. A welcome buffet lunch is available between 12.30pm and 3.30pm and our first yoga class and group welcome are at 5pm. Due to flights, etc, people arrive at all different times however aim to arrive at your soonest to settle in, relax, have a massage, swim, etc. If arriving later in the day lunch can be put aside for you.
Departure Day: On our last morning yoga finishes at 9 am followed by our farewell breakfast and then the retreat comes to a close. Formal retreat check-out is by midday however feel free to leave your bags at the retreat until 4 pm if you have a later scheduled pick-up.
Extra Night Accommodation: can be booked for the night before the retreat with arrival available between 3.30pm and 6.30pm.
Full retreat details are emailed upon registration or Contact Us with any questions.
RADIANCE RETREAT TESTIMONIALS
“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 facilitators for helping me to get back onto my true path and feel so much lighter and happier.”
Narelle – Byron Bay Yoga Retreat
“Jessie and 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 the new year with energy and balance. Thank you so much.”
Kayley – Byron Bay NYE 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 – Byron Bay Yoga Retreat
“This is one of the best value for money self investments you can make. The yoga, the food, the facilitators. Jessie 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 – Byron Bay 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 – Byron Bay Yoga Retreat
“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.An experience definitely to be repeated.”
Nicky – Byron Bay Yoga Retreat
“A special opportunity to experience healing, hope, joy and love. Oh! and my oldish body moves in a different way now. I quite like this wonderful feeling and this new me!
Judy – Byron Bay 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 – Byron Bay Yoga Retreat
“Jessie’s retreat was invigorating, relaxing and intensely refreshing. It enabled me to switch off from everyday stressors of life to focus on my own health and wellbeing. The yoga sessions, food and friendships formed on the retreat have provided some wonderful memories and the practical strategies learnt on the retreat will benefit me for a long time to come. Thank you to Jessie and the facilitators for creating such an amazing experience.”
Ellen – Byron Bay Yoga Retreat
“A beautiful location with inspiring and heartfelt tuition. An experience to be treasured and aspire to be repeated.”
Cathryn – Byron Bay Retreat
“The retreat was absolutely magic. I met some amazing people who were all very inspiring and wonderful company. I loved the yoga and was extremely grateful for all the extra help provided by the yoga assistants in each session. The meditation was relaxing, and the food was extremely tasty. I am so happy I went on this retreat. It was the perfect start to the year.”
Katie – Byron Bay Yoga 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 – Byron Bay Yoga Retreat
” As a total beginner, I could have easily been left behind. Instead, I found myself nurtured and supported every step of the way. Jessie is a fantastic teacher and the extra assistance from the facilitators made such a difference to my experience. 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 – Byron Bay Yoga Retreat
“Nowhere to go and nothing to do – Jessie shows you how to just BE. Her serenity is infectious!”
Adrienne – Byron Bay Retreat
“The Radiance Yoga Retreat was an amazing opportunity for me to meet inspiring and like-minded people, practice yoga in new ways that opened up my body, heart and mind, and feel energised by the natural surroundings, the divine food and the uplifting energy of the teachers on retreat. I noticed I had more energy, enthusiasm and as a result of the retreat, I am fitter and more flexible, and inspired to put what I learned on retreat into practice. ‘
Shannon – Byron Bay Yoga Retreat
“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 – Byron Bay Yoga Retreat
“I cannot thank the team of Radiance Retreats 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 habits. 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 – Byron Bay Yoga Retreat
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