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A Yoga Retreat to Rejuvenate Mind & Body

The COVID-19 situation has put an unprecedented demand on professional helpers in all disciplines. All the emotional caregiving, support and holding space for those in need can leave us feeling tired, emotionally exhausted and burnout.

Join registered psychologist and yoga teacher Shona Sim and clinical psychologist and yoga teacher Victoria Kasunic from The Love of Yoga for a weekend of gentle yoga for those working in the helping professions e.g. psychology, psychiatry, case management, counselling, social work, medicine, allied health, nursing, welfare, youth and occupational therapy. Our aim is to give you a supported space to rejuvenate your mind and body from the difficult work that you do and to help you prioritise your self-care and be looked after for a few days. We ask that you plan to arrive at 3 pm to settle in before the program begins at 4 pm – 4:30 pm. Over the weekend you will receive the following;

  • Rejuvenate your sense of well-being and reset your system
  • Experience yoga practices to regulate the nervous system that you can use with your clients
  • Learn about the relationship between the breath and stress
  • Renew your energy for client work, reduce burnout and compassion fatigue and leave feeling restored

The retreat is suitable for everyone as there is no yoga experience required and is accessible to all levels of ability. Attendance may contribute to CPD points if required.

The Retreat Includes:

  • 2 nights’ accommodation with a private ensuite at the stunning Jack’s Corner Retreat in Kangaroo Valley
  • 3 days of delicious meals and snacks to replenish your body
  • Welcome circle, intention setting and fire ceremony
  • Psycho-education regarding the benefits of yoga and the relationship between the breath and the nervous system
  • Practical take-home stress management techniques you can implement immediately for yourself
  • 5 accessible yoga classes for all body types and fitness levels – 3 x gentle flow style, 1 x desk yoga, 1 x yin yoga

 

Meet Your Trainers

Shona Sim
Shona Sim
Shona Sim is a yoga teacher and registered psychologist. Shona has 22 years of clinical experience in various government settings and NGOs specializing in family separation, child protection, domestic violence and trauma. Shona works in private practice providing clinical supervision to individuals and groups and provides various training packages specializing in such issues as family systems and the impact of working in the helping professions. Shona is also a Psychology Board approved supervisor.
Shona reluctantly originally commenced her own yoga practice in 2009 on advice from her osteopath to manage her chronic pain, but now loves her daily yoga practice and can’t imagine life without it. Shona wanted to take her love of yoga further and subsequently trained as a yoga teacher in 2018 and now specializes in yoga for chronic pain and works from a trauma-informed approach.
Victoria Kasunic
Victoria Kasunic
Victoria Kasunic is a yoga teacher, and clinical psychologist. Victoria has over 20 years of clinical experience, in public health, NGOs, private practice, school and university settings, corporate sector and media. Victoria provides individual sessions, supervision, and consulting services, and is based in Sydney at South Sydney Psychology and Trauma-recovery Service (www.southsydneypts.com.au). She is a Psychology Board approved supervisor and full member of the APS.
Victoria has consulted to various media organisations such ABC series, You Can’t Ask That, and SBS series Filthy Rich and Homeless, First Contact, and Go Back to Where You Came From. Victoria began practicing yoga in her late 30s. She later trained as a yoga teacher in the Krishnamarcharya lineage and offers yoga as a strategy for individual clients , as well as teaching classes, workshops and retreats.

Feel the Love

Kind words from previous retreat attendees

“The retreat is a safe and comfortable space to release and enjoy yoga no matter if you are a beginner or expert. Victoria and Shona have a wonderful ability to make everyone feel at ease and enjoy a very relaxing and enjoyable weekend.”

“From the moment you arrive you are welcomed and feel your body relax. So much consideration. A perfect environment on so many levels.”

“Great! Wonderful to destress, take time out for yourself and recharge your batteries.”

“Fun, fabulous food and rejuvenating. Shona & Victoria offer a personalised and thoughtful experience”

“An amazing, renewing, much needed weekend. The retreat gave me a space to receive care for myself and ideas and ways to incorporate yoga into my personal and professional life. Thank you Victoria and Shona.”

The Details

Date: 21st – 23rd October 2022
Where: Jack’s Corner Retreat, Kangaroo Valley, NSW

Single Room

(1 Room Available)

  • Single room with a single bed
  • Pillows, doonas, plush blankets, sheets, pillowcases and bath towels
  • Built-in robe
  • Ensuite bathroom with separate toilet

Early Bird: SOLD OUT

Full Fee: $1195.00

Twin Share

(2 Rooms Available)

  • Twin room with 2 single beds
  • Pillows, doonas, plush blankets, sheets, pillowcases and bath towels
  • Built-in robe
  • Ensuite bathroom with separate toilet

Early Bird: $850.00

Full Fee: $950.00
(Per Person)

Quad Share

(1 Room Available)

  • Quad room with 2 sets single bunk beds
  • Pillows, doonas, plush blankets, sheets, pillowcases and bath towels
  • Built-in robe
  • Ensuite bathroom with separate toilet

Early Bird: $700.00

Full Fee: $850.00
(Per Person)


Early Bird prices end 21st July 2022

A $250 deposit is required to secure your place, plus a $7.00 booking fee.

Sign Up: If you would like to attend this retreat and secure your spot please email info@seedofhopeyoga.com.au
OR purchase your ticket below.

Numbers are limited so we encourage you to book early to secure your place.

Payment Terms:

  • To lock in the early bird rate, the deposit and the outstanding amount (full payment) must be made by 21 July 2022
  • All full-fee ticket outstanding amounts are to be finalised by 25th September 2022

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation by the Participant: In the event that you cancel your retreat registration, our refund terms are below. The booking fee is non-refundable.

  • Cancellation Fee before 21st August 2022 = No Fee
  • Cancellation Fee between 22nd August – 7th September 2022 = $250 deposit
  • Cancellation Fee between 8th September – 24th September 2022 = $500
  • Cancellation Fee from 25th September 2022 onwards = $850

Tickets

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Retreat Deposit - Twin Share EARLY BIRD
This ticket is for one bed in a twin share room with pillows, doonas, plush blankets, sheets, pillowcases and bath towels, built-in robes and ensuite bathroom with separate toilet. (Price includes booking fee) *Only 2 Rooms Available
A$257.00
2 available
Retreat Deposit - Quad Share EARLY BIRD
This ticket is for one bed in a quad share room with 2 sets of single bed bunks, pillows, doonas, plush blankets, sheets, pillowcases and bath towels, built-in robes and ensuite bathroom with separate toilet (Price included booking fee). *Only 1 Room Available
A$257.00
3 available

Details

Start:
October 21
End:
October 23
Cost:
A$257.00
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Venue

Jack’s Corner Retreat
145 Jacks Corner Road
Kangaroo Valley, NSW 2577 Australia
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