Mountain Yoga and Snow Weekend
MOUNTAIN YOGA AND SNOW WEEKEND
Dates: Friday 13 September – Sunday 15 September 2019
Time: Friday 3pm – Sunday 1pm
Take some time out at the end of the Winter season to join Emily Rose at Diana Alpine Lodge, Falls Creek, for two days of nourishing yoga, meditation, snow play and hearty, delicious food.
Marking the end of winter and the start of spring you’ll be practicing some invigorating flow style yoga as well as Yin classes to support the change in season.
You’ll also be guided through some mindfulness meditation and reflection techniques to move into spring with a revitalised body and mind.
Take the opportunity to enjoy the mountain setting with a package including snow shoeing (and cross-country skiing), or bring/hire your own equipment and ride the lifts!
This retreat offers you some time and some tools to connect with your body and with nature in the stunning alpine setting.
ABOUT THE WEEKEND
The package includes:
- Two nights accommodation at Diana Alpine Lodge
- One 90 minute afternoon Yin/Yang yoga class
- Two 90 minute morning dynamic Vinyasa yoga classes
- One 90 minute Yin evening yoga practice
- Daily meditation including nature-based meditation
- All vegetarian meals for the duration of the stay
- Self guided snow shoe experience along the Aqueduct Trail (guided tours available at an extra charge)
Both Twin share and Private rooms are available and accommodation and meals can be extended for extra nights on request.
2 nights Twin Share Room: $595
2 nights Single Room: $650
*This retreat is limited to only 10 people.*
Optional Cross Country Skiing
A cross country skiing package can also be arranged for Sunday morning as a wonderful way to see the surrounding area in all its beauty.
$75 per person for 90 minute lesson and rental of equipment.
NB. Some activities are subject to appropriate snow cover and may be replaced by bush walking
* An optional massage/ spa treatments at Lilli Pilli Day Spa is also available for an additional cost
The draft schedule is outlined below but is subject to change.
All of the activities are optional and the yoga and meditation is suitable for all levels and conditions.
2pm – Arrive and check in.
3pm – Welcome circle
3.30pm – Yin/Yang Yoga class (90 mins)
6pm – Dinner
7.30pm – Evening meditation
6am – Wake up bell
6.30am – Meditation, Pranayama and Vinyasa Yoga class
8am – Breakfast
9am – Rental of equipment for snow shoeing
10am – Self-guided snow shoeing activity
12.30pm – Picnic Lunch at Nordic Bowl
2pm – Make way back to Diana Lodge for optional treatments & afternoon tea
5pm – Seasonal Yin Yoga class
7pm – Dinner
8.30pm – Optional evening reflection
6am – Wake up bell
6.30am – Meditation, Pranayama and Vinyasa Yoga class
8am – Breakfast
9am – Reflections and Closing Circle
9.30am – Optional Cross-Country Skiing lesson
1pm – Check out or stay on for extra night
What previous Mountain Yoga participants had to say about their experience:
It was a fantastic opportunity to steal away some time to rest, relax, recharge with like minded people, be guided through yoga and meditation, presented with amazing food and friendly hospitality to put the spring back into your step, ready for the new warmer seasons after a long winter. Oh and not to forget picking up a new snow skill along the way…who knew the beautiful places xc skiing could take you to!
A beautiful weekend of yoga, meditation, mountain views and walks, delicious food and great company. Thankyou Emily for giving so much of yourself. You are an inspiring yoga teacher.
Emily is perfectly suited to her role…warm, caring and does a wonderful job with her yoga and meditation classes. The 12 or so other women were all lovely and there was a pretty instant atmosphere of mutual caring and acceptance. Just the right balance of yoga, chat time, walking or as-you-wish and all felt good. Two days of yoga, meditation, meeting new people and good, clean food leaves you feeling really great. Thank you!
ABOUT YOUR HOSTS
Emily has been a student of many styles of yoga over the past 20 years but particularly loves to teach a strong yet slow flowing vinyasa style, that blends alignment based principles to build strength with a softer mindful, often philosophical side. Emily has over 500 hours of teacher training (including Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Prenatal and Kids yoga), has been teaching for 5 years, with over 1000 hours of teaching experience, and is registered Level 2 teacher with Yoga Australia.
Emily inspires people to make positive change in the world by helping them to create deeper connections with their own body-mind, each other and the earth. She invites students to utilise the rich variety of techniques that have been passed down by ancient traditions and combine this with modern scientific knowledge about the anatomy of the body and mind. Emily focuses above all on the connection between body, breath and mind and assisting students to ground themselves in their bodies, in the present moment, in order to uncover deeper layers of their being. She teaches both Yang and Yin styles of yoga and is currently undertaking further study in Mindfulness Meditation teaching. She is passionate about bringing the life-changing practices of Buddhist meditation and philosophy, and Earth mindfulness, into as many lives as possible.
Emily loves whole foods, nature, adventures in the mountains, taking action on injustice, teaching and above all connecting people in love and kindness through yoga. You can read more about Emily here.
Diana Alpine Lodge
We have shared the Lodge with generations of alpine enthusiasts who have come to regard it as their own. The relaxed and friendly atmosphere makes it easy to unwind and make the most of your alpine experience from the moment you arrive. Located within the Falls Creek village, surrounded by the Alpine National Park you can literally feel, touch and breath the alpine environment from our door.
This is a place where friends new and old gathered around at the end of the day to share stories of the days’ adventures. Enjoy the satisfying and sociable dinners prepared by our chef before retiring to comfortable lodge room. Learn more about the lodge.
- All with ensuite, television, kettle and fridge with all linen and bedding supplied
- Retreat lounge with delightful alpine views
- Lounge with fireplace, television, book and movie library
- Hydrotherapy spa and infrared sauna
- Fresh meals prepared daily
ABOUT FALLS CREEK
Falls Creek is situated in Victoria’s North East Region, located on the stunning Bogong High Plains surrounded by the Alpine National Park. Being in an alpine environment is breathtaking, relaxing and restorative.
Falls Creek resort is an all season destination, with a small village with only a supermarket and a handful of restaurants operating in the non-winter period. Those that visit are attracted to activities such as hiking, mountain biking, wildlife and flora viewing, road cycling and water sports on our Rocky Valley Lake. Whilst the main attraction is the snowsports in winter, there are also activities available such as tennis, hire bikes and water craft, trout fishing, explore the historical mountain huts and museum.
Travelling from Melbourne is approximately 4.5 – 5 hours drive; from Albury it is 2 hours; and Bright is 1 ¼ hours. Please allow for extra time for travelling – the last 30 km is a gentle, windy road and you might want to make the most of the views!
THE IMPORTANT STUFF
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
- Transport to and from Diana Alpine Lodge, Falls Creek
- Hire of ski equipment and ski lessons
WHAT TO BRING:
- Clothes & shoes
- Yoga mat and other props if you wish to use your own (props will be provided)
- Swim wear for the spa
- Snow proof sturdy boots for walkig
- Warm, weather proof outerwear (pants, jackets and gloves)
- Warm layers such as thermals, jumpers, hats etc)
- Your own Downhill or Cross Country ski equipment if you wish to use it (and there is enough snow)
WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW:
- Any allergies or diet requirements?
- Any injuries?
May others not attending the yoga retreat come, or can I stay longer?
We encourage you to bring your partners, friends or family who like to enjoy the snow expereince. We can provide specially designed packages that include accommodation, lift tickets, snowsports lessons and rentals. Please email us with your requests and we can provide you with more information: [email protected]
What are my transport options for getting to and from the event?
There is no public transport available directly to Falls Creek. There are services from Melbourne, Southern Cross to Bright or from Albury then Falls Creek Coaches provide a service directly to Falls Creek (and return). They also offer a park & ride from their depot at Mt Beauty where you can leave your car in their secure parking. Please contact us to so we may assist making the arrangements, or book online Falls Creek Coach Service.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The package prices are based on single or two share. There will be extra charges for additional persons sharing (up to 6 share) or for extra nights and meals other than that shown as part of this package.
A deposit of 50% is required at the time of your booking and the balance is due seven days prior arrival. If making booking less than seven days prior, full payment must be made when booking. Failure to make a payment at that time does not guarantee a reservation.
Cancellations made 14 days prior will be entitled to a full refund less 5% booking fee of the total package. Cancellations made less than 14 days prior arrival will not receive a refund, unless the room is rebooked. No refund for bookings cancelled less than 7 days prior to arrival or in the event of a no-show. All refunds are at the discretion of management.
There are no self-catering facilities. Guests are not permitted to prepare meals and consume meals in their room or communal guest lounge.
Diana Alpine Lodge is fully licensed. BYO is NOT permitted at the lodge.