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Bay of Fires Lodge Yoga Retreat

CONNECT WITH NATURE - CONNECT WITH SELF 

Tuesday, May 25-28, 2023 | Price: $3,595 pp

Set within the pristine Bay of Fires region on Tasmania’s East coast, immerse yourself in four days of experiences to pause, reset and renew. 

This retreat offers guided walking and journaling, meditation, paranayam (breath work), vinyasa and restorative yoga classes and plenty of free time to reconnect with ourselves and invite this ancient place to heal and restore us.  

You’ll enjoy delicious Tasmanian produce, the feel of pure white sand beneath your toes, guided meditation by the fire, the soundscape of crashing waves and a deep sense of nurture. All elements will be crafted to suit individuals no matter your experience. We can’t wait to share this very special adventure with you. 

For all enquiries and bookings please contact Tasmanian Walking Company on (03) 6392 2211 or email bookings@taswalkingco.com.au 

*Please note that the spa is not available during this retreat. It is our quiet break out space and wet weather retreat. 

*Please pack the gear list for our Long Weekend itinerary as this is a lodge-based retreat.

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A lodge-based retreat

Retreat sessions:

Daily: foot baths and free time, 

Day One: Connect to place, intention and body, foot spa and evening Yoga Nidra.

Day two: Sunrise Pranayam (breathwork) and seated meditation, morning Vinyasa class and journaling, afternoon Restorative Yoga class and evening Yoga Nidra.

Day three: Sunrise Pranayam (breathwork) and seated meditation, kayaking, afternoon Yin/Yang practice and journaling, and evening Yoga Nidra.

Day Four: Sunrise Pranayam (breathwork) and seated meditation, Vinyasa and closing meditation/reflections and final words.

*Please note that the session times are flexible and depend upon time spent walking. All guests are requested to bring their own yoga mat.

**Please note that this is a lodge-based itinerary and different to our four day Bay of Fires Lodge Walk. We include a duffle bag for personal belongings to be transferred directly to the Lodge (weighing no more than 5kgs)

Testimonials from current students:

'Trish has a vast knowledge of movements and body structure and a beautiful and gentle personality. Her classes are well balanced and calming yet physically challenging. There is a gentle guidance, reflective and restorative which makes you feel fantastic at the end of the class.'  - Agnieszka S.

 'Trish is a wonderfully intuitive teacher who draws you deeper into your practice both on and off mat. Her verbal imagery guides the inner practice so you can remain present to the moment and each breath. She is honest, playful, nurturing and offers options to all skill levels.'   - Jodie H.

'Trish’s yoga teaching is well rounded, safe and nurturing. She is equally able to instruct total novices and offer challenges to more practiced yogis. Trish is gentle, encouraging, inclusive and outside the studio, a good listener with intelligent advice. She is a delight to know and practice with.' - Gina M.

'I find Trish has a lovely balance in her teaching, offering a challenge with kindness, presence and body awareness. Her warm personality welcomes me into the studio, she is generous with her time and her depth of experience teaching shows in all that she does.'  - Leanne G

 

 

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Introducing Trisha Dunn

This retreat is led by Yoga and Pilates instructor Trisha Dunn. With over two decades of teaching experience Trisha has a special gift to facilitate flow, helping to connect body, breath and mind and ease the burden of our ever thinking, processing and judging minds. Trish guides us to find joy in our connection to nature and ourselves.

Trisha believes when we develop strength, balance, determination, self-acceptance and calm on the mat these qualities will naturally bleed into our everyday, helping us to live well amongst the chaos of modern life.  

Trisha has a 400-hour Yoga Alliance certification from Yoga Arts and Byron Yoga and studied Iyenger at the Omkarananda Ganga Sadan in Rishikesh, India. She is also a Pilates teacher with a Diploma in both Mat Pilates, Studio and Rehabilitation method. Trisha is currently the manager of The Yoga Loft Launceston and facilitates yoga experiences for all ages and abilities. 

The Yoga Loft Launceston

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About Our Venue

Set on a hilltop, 40 metres above the pounding of the sea and surrounded by National Park, the Bay of Fires Lodge is the only building on 20km of outstanding coastal wilderness.

Enjoying views up and down the pristine white sandy beaches in an area of great significance to the Aboriginal community, a truly ecologically-aware building has been gently let into the landscape. Two long timber and glass pavilions allow maximum connection to the landscape with minimum impact on the environment: all building materials - Tasmanian hardwood and plantation pine - were lifted in by helicopter or hand carried to the site.

The lodge is autonomous in providing and managing its existence. Here you will experience true communion with nature in accommodation that combines simplicity of design with comfort and warmth. In the magnificent living area with its large timber deck and open fire, you’ll enjoy delicious meals prepared with the freshest local produce, accompanied by fine Tasmanian wines. Solar power provides the lighting, while hot showers and comfortable hotel beds add a touch of luxury at the end of each day’s activities.

All accommodation at the Lodge is twin or double share, arranged as two king-singles or one king bed. There is a small library which is comfortable and cosy looking out over the ocean. This is a great place to sit back and relax or look through our selection of books and magazines.

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Day 1: Launceston to Mt William National Park

Approximately 4 hours walking

After our morning journey from Launceston, we arrive at the Bay of Fires, to be greeted by the azure blue waters, white sandy beaches and iconic orange lichen-covered granite boulders.  Our lunch spot today is nestled in the dunes near Eddystone Point Lighthouse. We’ll have time to explore the lighthouse and its long-standing story before it's time to get our walking boots sandy as we trek far-stretching beaches that lead to the celebrated Bay of Fires Lodge.

Afternoon tea will be waiting. Come evening, venture into the library or have your hosts deliver a cold drop while you dip toes into a foot spa on the back deck. Dinner is a Tasmanian long-table affair, featuring produce from the island matched with fine local beer and wine. All of four retreat days will finish with evening Yoga Nidra.

Workshop elements:

  • Short standing meditation: Connect to place, intention and body.
  • Foot spa.
  • Evening Yoga Nidra.
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Day 2: Morning and afternoon workshop 

Today is a mix of time enjoying the lodge and workshop sessions with Trisha.

Rise early to the native birds accompanying the dawn. After an early morning Pranayam and meditation by the fire, enjoy a hot-cooked breakfast and freshly brewed coffee. If it's a sunny morning, breakfast on the deck can reward you with whale spotting and dolphins surfing the waves.

In the morning there is time for a walk nearby with our naturalist guide. You can choose to fish, snorkelling in the marine nursery, exploring shell coves or enjoying the lodge surrounds. Mid-morning, our Vinyasa class takes place in the glass-clad lodge space. 

After lunch, there is more free time and then an afternoon Restorative class with Trisha.

After dinner is when the native wildlife wander out - keep an eye out for wombats, wallabies, Forester kangaroos, possums or even a Tasmanian devil. Don’t forget to look up! The night sky from this pristine coastline is an awesome spectacle. Our day is completed by our evening Yoga Nidra.

Workshop elements

  • Early morning: Sunrise Pranayam (breathwork) and seated meditation.

  • Post-breakfast: Vinyasa class and journaling.

  • Late afternoon: afternoon Restorative Yoga class.

  • After dinner:  Evening Yoga Nidra

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Day 3: Kayaking, a walk and workshops

Today is another day of workshop sessions with Trisha that allow for deeper connections and practice.

Rise early to the native birds accompanying the dawn. After an early morning pranayam and meditation by the fire, enjoy a hot breakfast and freshly brewed coffee.  The day allows you to deepen your practice, indulge in moments of solitude and quiet communing with this pristine environment. 

Later in the morning, weather-permitting, we will kayak down Ansons River and experience the riparian ecology of this winding waterway. Cross the bird-rich waters of Ansons Bay and conclude with a stroll over the dunes of Abbotsbury Peninsula back to the lodge for Yin/Yang practice and journaling.

The evening provides time for sitting around the outdoor fire, enjoying the company of your group. After dinner, there will be time for a final evening Yoga Nidra.

Workshop elements

    • Early morning: Sunrise Pranayam (breathwork) and seated meditation.

    • Late afternoon: Yin/Yang practice and journaling.

    • After dinner:  Evening Yoga Nidra

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Day 4: Return to Launceston rejuvenated

Approximately 1 hour walking

Following a leisurely breakfast at the lodge, there’s plenty of time for a morning swim or walk and a final yoga practice before we depart the lodge. Unlike our other walking, today we venture through eucalypt forests and coastal heathland. We’ll enjoy a forest lunch to the sound of native birds, including the endemic green rosella.

Upon our return to Entally Lodge there will be time to raise a glass to the four wonderful days spent together.

Workshop elements

  • Early morning: Sunrise Pranayam (breathwork) and seated meditation.

  • Post-breakfast: Vinyasa and closing meditation/reflections and final words.

Itinerary Details

Bay of Fires Lodge Retreat with Trisha Dunn

  • 4 Day Guided Retreat 
  • Each trip requires a minimum of 8 guests (Twin Share) two months prior to departure. The maximum is 9.

Price per person for departures (inc GST), twin share

Tuesday, May 25-28, 2023 | Price: $3,595 pp

Bookings

Special Interest Walks - Terms and Conditions 

These are in addition to our standard booking terms and conditions.

  • All prices are quoted per person in $AUD including GST
  • A deposit of $500 per person and the Guest Information Form are due within five days of booking
  • The final payment is due 90 days before departure. For reservations made three months or less from the departure date, full payment is due at the time of booking.
  • Cancellations
    • more than 90 days from the scheduled departure date, a fee of $350 per person will be charged with the balance payment refunded;
    • between 90 and 60 days prior to departure, you will be charged 50% of the full trip cost with the balance refunded; or
    • within 60 days of departure, no refund is available. Bookings are transferable.
  • Travel and pre and post-trip accommodation expenses are not included.
  • This walk cannot be booked in conjunction with any other offers and discounts.

COVID-19 Peace of Mind Booking Assurance

After the minimum number of bookings has been achieved, the trip is guaranteed to depart.  If for any reason, the trip cannot go ahead due to restrictions placed upon travel due to Covid-19,  guests will be permitted to reschedule their walk to the new date provided for the departure or receive a full refund with no additional fee or rebook a different Walk within 24 months. Cancellations by guests for other reasons will incur our standard cancellation fees.

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Inclusions

  • Duffle bag for personal belongings to be transferred directly to the Lodge (weighing no more than 5kgs)
  • Return transfers between Launceston and the walk base
  • 3 nights at Bay of Fires Lodge twin share 
  • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages, plus a limited selection of Tasmanian wines
  • National Park pass
  • Use of a backpack and Gore-tex jacket for the duration of the walk
  • Optional kayaking day
  • Two qualified guides for the duration of the walk.

Additional information

  • Have a burning question?  Check out our  FAQ page, and if you need further help please don't hesitate to contact our friendly reservations team
  • Ready to start planning your next adventure and want to know what to bring. Check out our detailed gear list, including details on what's provided. If you are unsure about anything on the gear list please call us or talk to your local outdoor adventure store.

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